Mental Health

2,500 children left at risk by a lack of psychiatrists

Mental Health - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 00:10

Figures show 317 young people have been on waiting lists for at least a year with several areas particularly badly hit, including counties in the north west and south. Stock image More than 2,500 children who are in some form of mental health distress are on waiting lists to see a psychiatrist - hundreds of whom have endured delays of more than a year.

The real reason why the National Health Service survives

Mental Health - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 22:07

When Aneurin Bevan was asked how he convinced doctors to come on board the National Health Service he allegedly replied, "I stuffed their mouths full of gold." Bevan recognized that to conscript doctors to the largest socialist experiment in health care in the world he had to appeal not so much to their morals, but their pockets.

Involuntary psychiatric patients to be admitted at Prince County Hospital

Mental Health - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 19:57

Health PEI says it will still be another year before the changes are proclaimed in the legislature, and put into effect at the hospital. Changes are coming to Summerside's Prince County Hospital that will allow the hospital to take in psychiatric patients admitted involuntarily.

Psychotherapist: Trump Is Not 'Crazy'

Mental Health - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:46

There has been a wave of resistance among medical practitioners who have been questioning the president's mental stability, however Snyder said that, in his expert capacity, he disagreed with these allegations. "This is not a professional diagnosis," he wrote.

Holidays are a difficult time for some in Las Vegas

Mental Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:56

Las Vegas teens participate in a yoga class at Destinations for Teens, http://destinationsforteens.com/, in Henderson fall of 2017. Psychologists note that there is no clinical diagnosis for the holiday blues, though they are a very real thing.

Why do men expose themselves? It's about power, attention and control, psychologists say

Mental Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:03

An exclusive Variety article reports the allegations against Matt Lauer include he dropped his pants and exposed himself to a female employee. This Nov. 16, 2017 photo released by NBC shows Matt Lauer during a broadcast of the "Today," show in New York.

Psychiatric shortages in Cape breton is also a public relations problem

Mental Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:30

Authors of a memo outlining shortages in psychiatric health resources in Cape Breton indicated it was held back from being sent out for a year, as they awaited a letter from provincial public relations personnel that never came. The Cape Breton Post previously reported on the Oct. 30, 2017 memo written by Nova Scotia Health Authority department of psychiatry site lead Dr. Scott Milligan and department chief Dr. Faisal Rahman which outlined the changes in psychiatric services that were required due to the shortage of staff.

Trump's 'base,' numbering millions, favors policies

Mental Health - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 05:05

OMG! Sixty-thousand mental health professionals have decided President Donald Trump is, IN FACT "suffering from delusions and is emotionally unfit for his office." Letter writer Don Switzer says this proves Trump is not simply "an orange haired buffoon" or "carnival barker" or "mere fool" or "horribly deranged" but is "mentally unstable."

What help do Hongkongers facing the - silver tsunami' need?

Mental Health - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:59

Chang King-ho has been racing against time since her elderly mother was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago. She shops for groceries in haste, occasionally checking the home security camera feed on her mobile phone, and does not spend any time more than she needs in the bathroom.

What Should Psychology Be?

Mental Health - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:26

The most recent issue of American Psychologist offers a retrospective on the APA's 125-year history . It is a story of a field with an uncertain identity , and a meandering history.

Lawsuit: Iowa school for juvenile offenders misusing drugs

Mental Health - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:11

Officials at an Iowa school for juvenile offenders are failing to provide adequate mental health care to youth and are instead administering powerful drugs without proper oversight or consent, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by two advocacy groups. Disability Rights Iowa and Children's Rights, a national watchdog group, accuse administrators at the state-run Boys State Training School of giving juveniles "dangerous" psychotropic medications.

Lawsuit: Iowa school for juvenile offenders misusing drugs

Mental Health - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 22:11

Officials at an Iowa school for juvenile offenders are failing to provide adequate mental health care to youth and are instead administering powerful drugs without proper oversight or consent, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by two advocacy groups. Disability Rights Iowa and Children's Rights, a national watchdog group, accuse administrators at the state-run Boys State Training School of giving juveniles "dangerous" psychotropic medications.

November 27 in Twilight Zone History: Celebrating the 1959 premiere of 'Perchance to Dream'

Mental Health - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 20:15

In this surreal first season episode, top Hollywood dramatic actor Richard Conte stars as exhausted draftsman Edward Hall, a man with a serious heart condition who dreams every night that he meets a devastatingly beautiful circus performer known as Maya the Cat Girl . Actor Richard Conte always commanded the screen.

C.B. psychiatrist shortage could force youth in crises to Halifax for care

Mental Health - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 20:20

Emma Smith is a web writer and radio producer from B.C. who fell in love with the East Coast. She's interested in reporting on rural communities and Indigenous issues.

Addictions services program staying in Pictou

Mental Health - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 18:04

There are currently no plans to remove an inpatient addictions services program from Pictou County, says the head of psychiatry, Northern Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dr. Theresa Vienneau said Friday the inpatient withdrawal management unit in Pictou is not moving to the Colchester Hospital, despite concerns expressed by Pictou town council.

Donald Trump and the Success of the Narcissistic Sociopath

Mental Health - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 00:30

While the rest of the country was either recovering from a tryptophan-induced coma and/or raiding department stores at odd hours to score deals in the time-honored American post-Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday, President Donald Trump was-as usual-tweeting. Trump's tweet sparked mockery, derision, and outcry, along with a clarifying tweet from TIME that suggested no such conversation took place.

Psychiatrist shortage could mean Cape Breton children in crisis sent to IWK: document

Mental Health - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 21:54

An internal document states that mental health services in Cape Breton are at a "tipping point" and proposes that anyone under age 19 in crisis requiring psychiatric help would not be seen in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital's emergency department or admitted locally. If the recommendation outlined in the document is accepted, when the needs of a child or adolescent cannot be met on an outpatient basis, they would have to be cared for at the IWK in Halifax.

Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

Mental Health - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 06:22

When President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care. Doctors are now allowed to prescribe addiction medicine virtually, without ever seeing the patient in person.

10 Psychological Concepts that People Don't Get

Mental Health - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 02:05

Here's an interesting thing about Psychology. For the most part, everyone, regardless of educational background, feels like an expert in the field.

LETTER: Why was Sydney doctor let go?

Mental Health - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:13

In the Nov. 16 edition of the Cape Breton Post, I read with concern the article under the headline "Shortage of psychiatrists being felt in Cape Breton." You can image my surprise, therefore, upon learning the following day that one of our most professional, caring and talented psychiatrists, Dr. Zaki Shullaih, has been let go by the Cape Breton Regional Hospital .

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