Mental Health

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.

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.

Bipolar Disorder and Social Security Disability: Winning Strategies

Mental Health - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:46

What does it take to win Social Security disability benefits if you are struggling with bi-polar disorder? As I discuss in this video, bi-polar disorder is an overused diagnosis, often given by family doctors who do not have specialized training in mental illness. Social Security disability judges see references to bipolar disorder frequently and they are less likely to approve claims that do not contain evidence of a severe degree of What does it take to win Social Security disability benefits if you are struggling with bi-polar disorder? As I discuss in this video, bi-polar disorder is an overused diagnosis, often given by family doctors who do not have specialized training in mental illness.

More Than a Third of U.S. Adults Prescribed Opioids

Mental Health - Scientific American - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:30
About 92 million people were instructed to use the medications in 2015

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