Mental Health

Mental healthcare finds wider reach in Karnataka

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 01:07

WHEN SHIVASHARANAIAH first started showing signs of a mental breakdown a few years ago, the 43-year-old commerce graduate's employers at a chartered accountancy firm in Bengaluru sent him back to his village in Karnataka's Davangere district. At Kalledevarapura village, which he had once escaped in search of a better life, Shivasharanaiah turned dishevelled and unkempt, roaming the streets, speaking English to himself or writing on the walls.

Managing mental health in Tararua

Mental Health - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 20:24

Tararua Mental Health is a part of the MidCentral District Health Board area, and covers the Tararua District from Norsewood to Eketahuna providing services for Ormondville, Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua, Alfredton, Pongaroa, Akitio and Weber. Clinical manager Jillian McElwee says the service caters for adult mental health for people over 18. One team works from two sites based in Dannevirke and Pahiatua.

Shortage of psychiatrists in Canberra 'reaching crisis point'

Mental Health - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 18:50

Sarah Huxtable had just started high school when her life began to unravel, but due to a critical shortage of psychiatrists in Canberra, she spent months in Melbourne for treatment, costing her family tens of thousands of dollars. According to figures from ACT Health, both the private and public psychiatry sectors are facing shortages with fewer than nine psychiatrists for every 100,000 Canberra residents.

Psychotherapist vs. psychologist vs. psychiatrist: which one should you choose?

Mental Health - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 07:48

Psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists may overlap in the areas they cover, but there are differences among each profession and what they can offer. While Canada has a range of professionals available through private practices, community programs or institutes like hospitals and schools, finding the right expert for you means understanding exactly what you need.

Behaviourceutical is here to cure you of your bad habits and behaviours

Mental Health - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 05:36

Behavioural problems in families, schools, workplaces and public places are on the rise. In turn, it has given rise to new market in the form of 'behaviourceutical' being practiced by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, family therapists and social psychologists.

Are You Depressed? Check Yourself for Warning Signs

Mental Health - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 21:02

A growing number of people are struggling with depression, as seen in recent news stories of suicide and even attempted murders. As part of efforts to tackle this problem, the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Health Promotion Foundation recently released a checklist to help people self-evaluate whether they're suffering from depression or anxiety.

Halloween and the science behind why we love being scared

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 21:25

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Lecture on Mental Illness at MIND Institute

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 14:32

The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Joshua Gordon on Wednesday, Nov. 8 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. Gordon, director, National Institute of Mental Health, will present "A neural circuit approach to mental illness" at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.

Kid Fears in Adults: Separation Anxiety

Mental Health - Scientific American - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:00
The term “separation anxiety” usually conjures the image of a tearful toddler, or worse, a whimpering dog, but millions of grown-ups live with separation anxiety, too

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Swamp-Shrink Rising at the Crack of Don

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 05:00

There are two kinds of ethical offenses a psychologists might commit: objective and subjective. An objective transgression happens when a psychologist is knowingly dishonest to other people, and a subjective error occurs when a psychologist succumbs to being dishonest with himself.

Penn students and faculty share the process, challenges and costs of taking psychiatric medication

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:35

When Wharton and Nursing junior Sydney Liu first started seeing a therapist at Counseling and Psychological Services, she was pushed not to take medication for what she felt was a worsening condition of anxiety. Her therapist was not authorized to prescribe medication, but Liu pushed for a referral to a psychiatrist within CAPS and was prescribed Zoloft, an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication, about a year ago.

The problem with Harvey Weinstein's sex addiction claim

Mental Health - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:58

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.

A Start-Up Wants to Calm You Down with a Cardiac Drug You Pop Like a Mint

Mental Health - Scientific American - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:15
A company called Kick wants to market to the masses a heart medication that would be used for reversing stage fright. Some medical professionals are getting agitated

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A startup wants to create a platform for nervous people and 'imposter ...

Mental Health - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:23

A startup wants to create a platform for nervous people and 'imposter syndrome' sufferers to quickly get prescriptions for a cardiac drug that can calm anxiety A San Francisco startup called Kick is planning to bring the beta blocker propranolol to a mass market to help people who need a confidence boost. Using Kick, people will be able to obtain a prescription for propranolol by filling out an online and video chatting with a doctor.

Dr. Greg Skipper is Pleased to Announce the Professionals Treatment...

Mental Health - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 08:53

Dr. Greg Skipper is Pleased to Announce the Professionals Treatment Program is Continuing its Commitment to Excellence in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Greg Skipper is Pleased to Announce the Professionals Treatment Program is Continuing its Commitment to Excellence in Santa Monica, CA.

Gulf Bend adds 3 child psychiatrists an hour ago Gulf Bend Center has ...

Mental Health - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 23:55

The clinic will soon accept the following insurance companies: Aetna, Amerigroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cenpatico, Christus Health Plan, Compsych and RightCare Scott & White. Gulf Bend Center has hired three new psychiatrists to address the growing need for mental health care among children and adolescents.

Island students have to wait more than 3 years to be assessed by psychologist

Mental Health - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:17

Kerry Campbell is the provincial affairs reporter for CBC P.E.I., covering politics and the provincial legislature. kerry.campbell@cbc.ca Nicole MacDonald-Jay says her son began to struggle in the classroom in Grade 2. By Grade 3, his teacher had determined something was wrong, and suggested the boy undergo a psychological assessment to diagnose a possible learning disability.

Brain Wellness Takes a Quantum Leap

Mental Health - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:30

As consciousness hacking gains a greater footing in our culture, it's not just hackers, but psychiatrists, psychologists, and wellness experts, who are moving us from a mindset of fixing what's broken to a drive toward health , optimization, and enhancement. The work of Dr. Hasan Asif - a pioneer in the area of neuroenhancement -demonstrates this new mindset.

California Dem Is Still Trying To Figure Out If Trump Is Mentally Insane

Mental Health - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:14

A California Democratic congresswoman is reaching out to various psychologists to figure out whether President Donald Trump is mentally insane. Rep. Jackie Speier, member of the House Intelligence Committee, contacted two mental health professionals to ask them for their opinions on Trump's mental health, BuzzFeed reported Monday .

Self-esteem mapped in the human brain

Mental Health - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:24

A team of UCL researchers has devised a mathematical equation that can explain how our self-esteem is shaped by what other people think of us, in a new study published in the scientific journal eLife . The researchers used the new equation to identify signals in the human brain that explain why self-esteem goes up and down when we learn other people's judgments of us.

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