Bipolar Disorder

Why some new psychiatric beds are going unused

Mental Health - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:20

As psychiatric patients struggle to get treatment, some of them waiting for days in emergency rooms, health care companies have seen an opportunity: Three gleaming new psychiatric hospitals have gone up in Massachusetts since 2015, and two more are in the works. At least one hospital has been forced to limit patient admissions because it hasn't been able to recruit psychiatrists.

Finding the Gems Among the Clutter

Mental Health - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:20

I am a professional de-clutterer, one who strives to give my clients the ability to find space in their minds, bringing them the peace we all seek and need to be our most productive selves. Amongst everyone's clutter are gems.

Psychiatric association violates its own ethics, urges members to...

Mental Health - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:47

For the Left in America , everything and anything has to be politicized. The latest example of that sad, if not nutty, trend is a statement from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association giving its members a green light to publicly speculate about the mental health of President Trump.

Break The Silence: David Stebbing - how to communicate with your...

Mental Health - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:47

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Topeka VA's emergency department to embark on $4.5 million modernization project this fall

Mental Health - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 21:40

The Topeka VA's emergency department is expected to break ground on a modernization project this fall. However concerns about staffing levels at the hospital persist.

Mental illness: A heavy burden on the labour market

Mental Health - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 20:23

A fairly recent study conducted by the World Health Organization identified depression as the leading cause of disability. According to a report on The Independent, in 1998 WHO's estimate of mental patients in Bangladesh with a population of about 130 million had nearly 1.2 million and 12 million severe and mild mentally ill patients, respectively.

Trump presidency is destroying marriages across the country

Mental Health - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 16:03

President Trump's divisive rhetoric is wreaking havoc on relationships across the nation, with more couples than ever divorcing over political differences. The President's polarizing rhetoric is wreaking havoc on relationships from coast to coast, with his rise to the White House casting a dark shadow over once-happy couples.

Should You Break Up With Your Therapist?

Mental Health - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:36

While starting over with a new therapist may be difficult, it might be the best move for your long-term health. There are about 85,000 licensed psychologists in the U.S., according to the American Psychological Association.

Psychiatric Consultation at Your Fingertips: Descriptive Analysis of...

Mental Health - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:48

Mental health problems are commonly encountered in primary care, with primary care providers experiencing challenges referring patients to specialty mental health care. Electronic consultation is one model that has been shown to improve timely access to subspecialty care in a number of medical subspecialties.

Scientists Use Light to Turn Off Autism Symptoms in Mice

Mental Health - Scientific American - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:30
The findings hint at treatments that could restore the balance of brain activity

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State, hospital reach settlement over psychiatric staffing

Mental Health - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:15

Dartmouth-Hitchcock has agreed to credit the state $75,000 and pay up to $77,500 on an independent review in order to "buy peace" and settle allegations that it understaffed New Hampshire's state-run psychiatric facility. The state signed a $36 million contract with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a private hospital, last August to provide services at New Hampshire Hospital, the state hospital for mental health services.

More NJ residents seeking psychiatric help, but booking appointments not easy

Mental Health - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 01:41

Unfortunately, there's already a shortage of psychiatrists in the Garden State, and experts say the problem is getting worse "The demand for mental health services has been growing exponentially, and the lack of psychiatrists is also growing," said Debra Wentz, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies. She said there are many reasons for this, including the fact that "much of the current psychiatric workforce is aging out, there were many baby boomers."

Maternal Instinct, or O.C.D.?

Mental Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 21:04

Did I really see the baby? How can I be sure? How do I know that this moment is real, and that I didn't leave his car seat on the hot asphalt of the driveway? I don't stop checking when I drop my infant son off with his grandma for the day. I need to make sure I haven't left him in the back seat by mistake, where he might roast to death in the car.

'Burnout' is a thing, doctors say. Here are the symptoms

Mental Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:30

"Burnout" isn't a term you'll find in the manual that psychiatrists in North America use for a standard classification of mental disorders. Technically, there is no such diagnosis.

23andMe Begins Enrollment For First-Of-Its-Kind Study On Major Depressive And Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar Disorder - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:46

This study will combine cognitive assessments with genetic data and survey responses to assess how genes influence brain processes such as attention, decision-making and visual perception in individuals who live with these serious mental health conditions. "We know genetics play a role in the development of depression and bipolar, however there is a long pathway from our genes to the manifestation of complex diseases like these," said , PhD., Vice President of Business Development at 23andMe.

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Science Of UsThe Link Between Frequent Nightmares and Suicide...

Mental Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:43

The first teenage patient I ever saw as a medical student was 16, thin, had long brown hair, and a long-sleeved flannel shirt. I remember thinking it was strange, when she walked into the clinic, that she would choose to wear something so heavy in the middle of July.

Dr. Keith Ablow Joins Holistic House Management as Psychiatric Advisor

Mental Health - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:36

The Holistic Sanctuary today announced that world-renowned psychiatrist Keith Ablow, MD has joined its team as Psychiatric Advisor. In this role, Dr. Ablow will work with The Holistic Sanctuary to bring its all natural, holistic, ancient plant-based addiction cures into mainstream awareness.

In the Ozone

Mental Health - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 22:26

Spokespersons representing a half-dozen news and media outlets participated yesterday in a panel discussion before an audience of psychiatrists and psychologists to raise public awareness regarding what they consider a critical issue facing their professions. "We are simply too close to running out of psychiatric diagnoses to adequately capture and describe the erratic and often malicious self-centered behavior of our president," said one panel member.

5. Compassion Fatigue

Mental Health - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:49

Emma is a top-notch psychiatrist who can change the lives of the most difficult patients imaginable. But there's a great personal cost to her formidable talents that she's not telling anyone about, an internal torment eating away at her inner life that she's hiding from her patients and her professional peers and that a quiet survivor of an abusive relationship may just have the answer for.

Silver Hill Hospital appoints new president

Mental Health - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:15

Silver Hill Hospital has announced that Dr. John Santopietro , will take over in September as the hospital's new president and medical director. "John has a broad knowledge of the mental health care industry on a national level.

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