Mental Health

King George III of England suffered a mental illness

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:05

King George III of England is most often remembered as being on the throne when the American colonies won their independence. Over the years, there has been much discussion about his physical and mental health.

Teams of six to eight CAPS staff discuss each student's treatment - often without their knowledge

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:55

Counseling and Psychological Services at Penn is comprised of approximately 35 staff members - psychologists, social workers, postdoctoral students, interns, and prescribers - that are organized into five treatment teams of six to eight members. These groups meet weekly to discuss any problems that may surface on any team member's student cases.

We visited a clinic that offers infusions of a 'party drug' for...

Mental Health - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:03

After a 45-minute infusion of ketamine, clients at a clinic in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood are not partying. Instead, they're in a state of quiet contemplation - reclining on cushioned chairs, listening to music, or occasionally striking a tranquil yoga pose.

Counselling service launched in Oman as expat students stress out

Mental Health - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:40

Muscat: With exam season on, helplines, psychologists and psychiatrists have seen a rise in students battling exam-related stress disorders. "There have been more cases of students complaining of stress and pressure due to exams in recent years.

The problem with Harvey Weinstein's sex addiction claim

Mental Health - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:31

It's an all-too-common narrative. A wealthy man in a position of power is accused of sexual behavior that's at best inappropriate and at worst criminal and announces he's seeking therapy for treatment.

Gold Star Families Now Receive Free Mental Health Services and Extended Benefits

Mental Health - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:31

A "Gold Star" family member is defined as a spouse, domestic partner, partner in a civil union, parent, brother, sister, child, legal guardian or other legal custodian of a loved one lost in military service. Recently, a legislative package providing mental health services and other resources to Gold Star families has been signed into law.

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Mental Health - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:01

Posted in Education If you realize that you often go into episodes of overwhelming emotions, maybe it is time that you consider the assistance of a therapist. Having a mental disorder does not necessarily mean that you would hear non-existing voices in your head.

Psychiatrist vacancies 'double in four years' in England

Mental Health - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 20:38

One in 10 consultant psychiatrist roles is currently unfilled in NHS organisations in England, says a report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Wales is also struggling to fill posts, with vacancies of 9%, while Scotland and Northern Ireland have vacancy rates of 6% and 2% respectively.

The Eight Basic Qualities in All Personality Disorders

Mental Health - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 09:26

From the earliest attempts by psychiatrists to diagnose longstanding deficits in adaptive functioning known as personality disorders, to the most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 2013, there remains confusion and controversy. How many of these disorders are there, how distinct are they from one another, do they show stability over time, and- importantly- can people who have them be cured? Some of the personality disorders seem to provide sources of endless fascination to professionals and laypersons alike, such as narcissistic , antisocial , and borderline personality disorders.

Great article, but it was in the wrong place

Mental Health - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 04:42

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette printed an excellent article about the Razorback men's and women's cross country SEC championship won on Oct. 27. It was the fifth consecutive sweep of titles by our storied programs. Too bad it was printed on Page 8, the last page of the sports section! What covered the front page were stories on the World Series and the upcoming football game.

Loudoun parents to discuss assistance for children with mental health challenges

Mental Health - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 17:18

The Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents is meeting Nov. 8 to discuss ideas to help children who have missed school due to mental health difficulties.

Behavioral Health: Next Frontier in Pediatric Care

Mental Health - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:09

"Age 3 is middle age when it comes to brain development." That quotation kicked off a Thursday afternoon panel at U.S. News and World Report's annual Healthcare of Tomorrow in conference in Washington.

Brooklyn Supreme Court hosts lecture on mental illness

Mental Health - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:30

A University of Southern California professor who has struggled with schizophrenia throughout her life captivated dozens in the Brooklyn Supreme Court Justices' Board Room with her tales battling the illness and ideas for treatment going forward. Professor Elyn Saks was brought to the civil courthouse by Supreme Court Justice Steven Mostofsky, who read her memoir "The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness" as training for his new role in the court's mental hygiene part.

The AWEsome connection between our brain chemistry and human behavior

Mental Health - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:41

In any given year, about 25% of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and nearly 50% of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime. These statistics are staggering ! Yet, when it comes to brain health and behavioral disorders, Western medicine is clearly missing the point - in terms of an effective solution.

Reading the Mind at Risk

Mental Health - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:00

It can sometimes be difficult to recognize suicidal thoughts, even in those we know best. Many of the most familiar warning signs - feeling trapped, reckless behavior, depression - can be indicators of other mental states, from the relatively benign to the clinically severe.

Somatic Psychiatry in the Spotlight

Mental Health - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:18

Somatic psychiatry has taken over psychiatry, and replaced an in-depth understanding of human nature . The fundamental and incorrect premise of somatic psychiatry is that the source of psychiatric problems come from defects in the brain .

Smartphone-Based Interventions for Depression

Mental Health - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:05

Technology is rapidly advancing and more people are depending on it to stay in touch with friends, finding the quickest way to work or doing their weekly shopping. It is no surprise that people are turning to their smartphones to improve their mental wellbeing.

Tranquilizing Humanity into Oblivion

Mental Health - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:34

Nathan S. Kline, M.D., is widely heralded as the father of American psychopharmacology and the discoverer of the original antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs. His discoveries in the 1950s and 1960s ushered in a new era in American and global psychiatry and sparked the transition from a psychoanalytically-inclined psychiatry to a field dominated by biology, neuroscience , and psychopharmacology.

Positive brands for brain, mind and body [From the Editor's desk]

Mental Health - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 05:57

Proud elitism will help us recruit more psychiatrists, reduce self-stigma and eschew apologetic and unconfident portrayals of psychiatric practice, say Crabb and colleagues in a bold editorial on branding psychiatry. Apart from presenting a progressive and enriching account of the achievements of psychiatric practice through the expert eyes of a branding company, there are some enticing one-liners with which to impress your friends, family, social and professional networks: psychiatrists wish to think and act differently; and the profession is of the moment for the moment.

My Turn: Duty to warn NEW

Mental Health - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 01:27

During the presidential campaign of 1964, hawkish senator Barry Goldwater emerged as the Republican candidate for the presidency. His threat to unleash low-yield thermonuclear weapons on North Vietnamese supply lines was a source of great concern among the electorate.

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