Bipolar Disorder

Lack of on-call psychiatrists a 'recruiting challenge,' says P.E.I. health minister

Mental Health - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:43

P.E.I.'s Minister of Health and Wellness Robert Henderson says government is focusing on recruiting more psychiatrists. The P.E.I. government unveiled a plan on Tuesday to fix the problems surrounding psychiatric care in emergency rooms across the province.

Mohamed Ramadan's Gonna Go Crazyyy

Mental Health - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:23

The actor is again under fire by his Instagram followers for showing-off a plane with the letters "MR" imbued-an acronym his followers took to mean "Mohammed Ramadan." Fans were angry: angry that he is rich, angry that he is successful, angry that he shows-off his wealth and success.

'Extremely shorthanded:' P.E.I. lacks psychiatrists for ER care

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:23

Dr. Heather Keizer, the chief of mental health and addictions, listens during the presentation to the province's health and wellness committee. Prince Edward Island doesn't have adequate psychiatric care, the chief of mental health and addictions told the province's health and wellness committee Tuesday.

Keizer says shortage of psychiatrists in P.E.I. ERs is 'extremely onerus'

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:23

Chief mental health and addictions officer Dr. Heather Keizer and Health Minister Robert Henderson provided update Tuesday on the province's mental health and addictions strategy to the legislative health committee.

People diagnosed with the same mental illness can be quite different, and research must address this

Bipolar Disorder - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:49

It's commonly accepted that symptoms in psychiatric conditions like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia present differently between different people. That is, one person with a given diagnosis can be entirely different, symptomatically speaking, from another with the same diagnosis.

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'Mental,' 'Gorilla And The Bird': Two Starkly Different Accounts Of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:48

It's a good line, and one that has the added benefit of being true. Zack McDermott should know; he's been through a few stints at mental institutions as a consequence of his bipolar disorder, which he chronicles, with an affable and often rueful wit, in Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love .

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Sleep deprivation might ease the blues

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:41

Sleep deprivation might offer a new treatment for depression. An analysis of 36 years of studies by the University of Pennsylvania suggests temporarily depriving patients of sleep can be effective in the short-term.

Fascinating: Schools are using brain science to guide edtech decisions

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:00

What happens when a school district uses the latest in brain science to inform its edtech purchasing decisions? Students become more engaged and test scores go up, according to school district officials who shared their experiences at a brain science conference. "Brain Futures" was a two-day event that attracted high-profile neurologists, psychiatrists, and researchers from all over the country.

Minds Behind the MIND Lecture Series

Mental Health - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:19

Beginning in October, the UC Davis MIND Institute will host Minds Behind the MIND, a lecture series featuring leading researchers and clinicians who will present their current research and new treatment findings. Lectures will be held Wednesday evenings in the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento beginning Oct. 4. The first lecture, "Navigating a New Autism Spectrum Diagnosis," will be presented by MIND Institute program coordinators Catharine Mikitka and Elizabeth Morgan, child life specialist Erin Roseborough and Aubyn Stahmer, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Hidden danger of happy pills as risk of death soars

Mental Health - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:19

The drugs - among the most commonly prescribed in the UK - do more harm than good, researchers claim, and their use should be severely curtailed. Psychiatrists disputed the latest findings, arguing that they have been safely used for years and offer a lifeline for depressed people.

Micronutrients help children with ADHD, new research shows

Mental Health - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:07

At the age of 9, Isaiaha Godfrey was unable to tie his shoe laces and brush his teeth. He had been expelled from six preschools and several schools because of his severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder .

Can your personality torpedo your career?

Mental Health - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:45

We all have private dark closets that hide parts of our personality - parts that we are not particularly pleased with. Psychiatrists call these "the dark triad"- narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy.

These 27 Top Shrinks Think Trump Might Be Nuts

Mental Health - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 07:33

The Goldwater Rule has long held that mental-health professionals shouldn't diagnose from a distance. But these experts decided to speak up before it's too late.

Air Force veteran strives to help others

Bipolar Disorder - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 02:10

Editor's note: The Journal's Unsung Heroes series spotlights a local veteran each Monday from Memorial Day to Veterans Day. If you would like to nominate an Unsung Hero, email news@journal-news.net.

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Psychiatrist, gay rights trailblazer honored in Philadelphia

Mental Health - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:50

A psychiatrist considered a trailblazer in the gay rights movement for appearing in a mask before his colleagues at a 1972 convention to announce his homosexuality is being honored in Philadelphia. Dr. John E. Fryer's actions are credited with paving the way for the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders a year after his speech.

NDA grad interns at UMass Medical

Mental Health - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 08:43

Even after graduation, the young women of the Academy of Notre Dame remain a strong part of the school's family. Just like any family, their successes and achievements are celebrated.

Big Changes In The Lithium Market And How To Profit

Bipolar Disorder - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 21:41

The market for lithium is rapidly growing as politicians around the world are beginning to mandate a migration away from internal combustion vehicles. There is currently no way for investors to directly capitalize on this trend as there is no commodities market for lithium.

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'Art of the Deal' Ghostwriter: Trump is - Deeply Disturbed' and - Utterly Untrustworthy'

Mental Health - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:24

The ghostwriter of President Donald Trump's bestselling book The Art of the Deal has suggested that the president may suffer from a personality disorder and said he is "deeply disturbed and utterly untrustworthy." Tony Schwartz , who spent 18 months shadowing the businessman in the 1980s, offered his opinion on Trump's fitness for office ahead of the publication of a collection of essays by 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts assessing the president's psychological condition.

Briefcase for Sept. 30, 2017

Mental Health - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:14

Riverside Healthcare announced recently that Dr. Khalid Arshad , child and adolescent psychiatrist, is seeing patients at Riverside Medical Group Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Specialists in Kankakee. Arshad received both his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan.

Are 'Hearing Voices Groups' a Help or Harm?

Mental Health - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:01

The Audio Files Podcast recently reached out to Psych Unseen for an interview about Voice Hearing Networks. Stay tuned for their forthcoming episode.

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