Mental Health

Drug overuse

Mental Health - 3 hours 17 min ago

With many communities still struggling to manage the opioid epidemic, the last thing the nation needs is a new drug-related problem -- the overprescribing of psychiatric and other medications to senior citizens. A new report in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine raises a red flag about the trend, saying it appears to be particularly common in rural areas where patients with symptoms of mental illnesses may have less access to talk therapy and other non-drug treatments.

Trump expected to return to Palm Beach next weekend

Mental Health - 7 hours 39 min ago

Donald Trump has owned Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach estate built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, since the 1980s. Trump turned it into a private club and is using it as his Weekend White House.

Kentuckty Dem lawmaker questions Trump's mental health

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 22:50

Trump is "totally unfit for the office he serves in," Yarmuth said in remarks to a local NAACP chapter that were posted on YouTube this week. "He is, in my opinion, a dangerous president.

Acute Psychiatric services at University Hospital Waterford under threat - David Cullinane TD

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:27

Sinn FA©in TD for Waterford David Cullinane TD has expressed alarm at the threat to psychiatric services at University Hospital Waterford. He said the threat by the Mental Health Commission to close 8 of the 14 acute mental health beds is a direct result of bad policy and underinvestment.

Avoiding questions about Trump's mental health is a betrayal of public trust

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:49

Just about every week , the media invites a psychiatrist or psychologist to admonish other psychiatrists or psychologists for calling Donald Trump mentally ill. This has become the default recourse when it comes to the question of Trump's mental health for a media relentlessly accused of being partisan, "fake," and deliberately dishonest.

What Are Personality Disorders?

Mental Health - Scientific American - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00
Have you ever wondered if your coworker or estranged family member could possibly be suffering from a clinical personality disorder? Why are they so difficult to deal with? 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Winchester talk puts ethics and morals in spotlight

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:09

ONE of the great questions of all faiths is ethics and this month an expert on psychiatry will attempt to give an answer to the question 'How do we make moral choices?' Dr Gwen Adshead, a leading consultant forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has worked with some of the country's most dangerous and violent criminals, will be giving a talk as part of the University of Winchester Foundation Lectures. She is currently a consultant forensic psychiatrist at Ravenswood House in Fareham, which provides treatment for adults with serious mental illnesses.

Foundations Recovery Network Launches Recovery Unscripted Podcast

Mental Health - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 02:23

Foundations Recovery Network , a recognized leader in the field of integrated treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders, is proud to announce the launch of its newest platform: Recovery Unscripted. FRN saw a growing need for additional tools and resources within the behavioral healthcare industry and decided to take advantage of this innovative approach to sharing insights and new information.

Appstem to Develop Innovative Telemedicine Platform with university partner

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 21:56

The university is a pioneer in the use of telemedicine, which is reshaping how patients interact with health care providers. Telemedicine platforms are improving health outcomes while driving down costs and wait times.

3 Surprising Ways to Unlock Your Creativity

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:12

Creativity tops the heap. It's the apex of " 21st-century skills ," or those skills considered essential for children to thrive today.

Review: 'The Inkblots' documents history of Rorschach test

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:55

This cover image released by Crown shows "The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing," by Damion Searls. This cover image released by Crown shows "The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing," by Damion Searls.

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Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:26

Partnership expands into new counties after successful launch in Pittsburgh, which saw thousands of physicians, behavioral health specialists, and patients engage with Quartet services in first seven months )--Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Quartet, a mission-driven technology company integrating mental health into primary care, announced today the expansion of their programs into Pennsylvania's Butler and Westmoreland Counties. Their partnership to make mental healthcare more accessible first launched last summer in Pittsburgh.

A Deeply Unprofessional Psychoanalysis of Our President

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:14

There's been a long-standing tradition in political journalism to not try to psychoanalyze politicians from a distance. It goes back to the 1964 presidential election, when a magazine ran a poll asking psychiatrists to analyze Barry Goldwater; over 1,000 of them said that he was unstable and unfit for office.

Donald Trump Is Mentally Ill According to Petition From Health Professionals

Mental Health - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:57

Some mental health professionals deemed that President Donald Trump is mentally ill. John Gartner Ph.D practices psychology in Maryland.

Cathie Cook, 73; McLean Hospital VP and fund-raiser brought - extra...

Mental Health - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:52

As she went about changing the face of fund-raising at McLean Hospital during her 17-year tenure, Cathie Cook brought to each task what she called "the extra verve of the added touch." Lavishing attention on seating arrangements for events the Belmont facility hosted, Ms.

New center shows surge in demand for children's...

Mental Health - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:51

Child and adolescent psychiatrist Brett Johnson listens during a staff meeting at the Rady Children's Hospital behavioral health clinic in City Heights on Feb. 15, 2017. Child and adolescent psychiatrist Brett Johnson listens during a staff meeting at the Rady Children's Hospital behavioral health clinic in City Heights on Feb. 15, 2017.

Disabled teen rages, pounds on cell door and confounds Florida juvenile justice

Mental Health - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:45

They are deep, primal, piercing screams, and they are unrelenting. And he pounds on a door.

Social science's curious war with pop culture and how it was lost:...

Mental Health - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:39

Social science's curious war with pop culture and how it was lost: The media violence debate and the risks it holds for social science To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Research on media violence has become increasingly inconsistent and contentious.

Inpathy Gets a Makeover New Website Makes it Easier to Get Online...

Mental Health - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:20

Inpathy has launched a new look for its website, http://www.Inpathy.com . Inpathy is dedicated to making it easy for people to get access to psychiatric, behavioral and mental health care through convenient, online video calls.

Rural Alive & Well warns of cuts to Tasmanian mental health services

Mental Health - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:08

A rural Tasmanian counselling and suicide prevention organisation says it will be forced to cut its lifesaving outreach services if it loses federal and state funding. Rural Alive and Well's 10 outreach workers cover countless kilometres each year to reach thousands of people who would otherwise struggle to access services.

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