Mental Health

Should Google Offer Depression Screening?

Mental Health - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:59

Several influential psychiatrists are calling on Google to offer a Web-based depression screening test that could speed diagnoses and treatment of the estimated one in five Americans who experience the mental-health condition in their lifetime. In the current issue of the British Medical Journal BMJ, American psychiatrist Dr. Ken Duckworth says providing a screening test to people who are already seeking information online "could raise awareness to improve identification and treatment."

Could removing Trump come down to two Hoosiers?

Mental Health - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

Fifty years ago, former Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh wrote a constitutional amendment that allows an unstable president to be removed. Could removing President Trump come down to two Hoosiers? Fifty years ago, former Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh wrote a constitutional amendment that allows an unstable president to be removed.

Antidepressants raise the risk of an early death by 33%

Mental Health - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:31

Warning for those on antidepressants: The commonly prescribed drugs raise the risk of an early death by 33%, controversial study finds The drugs - among the most commonly prescribed in the UK - do more harm than good, researchers claim, and their use should be severely curtailed. Psychiatrists disputed the latest findings, arguing that they have been safely used for years and offer a lifeline for depressed people.

Chronic pain common in people living with HIV

Mental Health - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:49

All people living with HIV should be screened for chronic pain, which affects 39 to 85 percent of people with the condition, recommend new HIVMA guidelines. Those who have chronic pain should be treated using a multidisciplinary approach focused on non-drug options ranging from yoga to physical therapy, note the guidelines.

Time to end stereotype around mental illness

Mental Health - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:23

New Delhi , Sep 13 : The tragic reality of India is that 70 million people are suffering from major to minor mental health related illnesses and it is prevalent across different sections of the society. There exists a stigma associated to this across India, especially in the rural and semi-urban parts our country; it requires exceptional efforts in spreading awareness among people.

How Harvey and Irma will affect mental health

Mental Health - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:18

Public health professor J Brian Houston and mental health expert Jennifer M First, of the University of Missouri-Columbia, explain how disasters trigger PTSD When major disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit, the first priority is to keep people safe. This process can involve dramatic evacuations, rescues and searches.

Gay people are anything but spineless, Mr Canavan

Mental Health - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:32

The survey forms have been sent out to determine whether same sex marriage will be legalised. Political reporter Michael Koziol explains what happens now.

Young adults with autism more likely to have psychiatric problems: study

Mental Health - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 01:55

Becoming a postsecondary student meant having to learn how to manage his time, figure out a course load he could handle and advocate for himself. The switch was particularly daunting for syndrome , as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depression.

Forgetting where you've parked your car could mean ADHD

Mental Health - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:39

Most of us make silly mistakes from time to time and are able to laugh them off. That's what I used to do when I accidentally left the bath overflowing or mislaid my purse for the umpteenth time.

Examining how psychiatric disorders progress

Mental Health - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:41

Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Angelos Halaris, MD, is co-editor of a major new publication examining how psychiatric disorders progress over time, and how this progression can be stopped. Neuroprogression in Psychiatric Disorders describes the progression of disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder , major depression and other mood and stress-related disorders.

Predicting the Unpredictable: Hurricane Irma Media Coverage

Mental Health - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:49

I live and practice in the Tampa Bay Area and am a professor in the psychiatry and social work departments at the University of South Florida in Tampa, a city that at one point was in the crosshairs of Hurricane Irma's path. Yet, just a few days earlier, Miami--a city 4 hours to the southeast--was predicted to be at the center of the hurricane's path, and then it was the Keys, and then the Gulf Coast cities of Naples and St. Pete Beach.

Private mental hospital opens in Lagos, tackles lifestyle issues

Mental Health - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:11

A consultant addiction specialist, and Chief Medical Director, The Retreat Mental Hospital, Dr. Olawale Lagundoye, has identified alcohol consumption, sleep induced drugs, noise pollution among others as factors that can trigger mental disorders in individuals. In a chat with Good Health Weekly at the Clinic in Ikorodu, Lagundoye said unlike other physical health conditions mental health is yet to be given the needed attention in Nigeria, hence, the opening of The Retreat.

Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Donald Trump is a...

Mental Health - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 06:27

The president of the United States is a global celebrity whose every action is endlessly commented upon and dissected for meaning by the news media, foreign powers and the public. In the age of television and now the internet, there are hundreds of thousands of hours of video and audio footage of every president widely available.

Your mental health involves your whole body and starts with diet

Mental Health - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 01:52

Before September 2005, Scott Gooding was a competitive athlete who could run 10 kilometres in under 33 minutes . Then he ruptured disks in his lower back and, after a lifetime of sport and being known to friends and family as "the fit guy", exercise was off the cards.

Chebucto centre uses art therapy to help 'more complex' patients

Mental Health - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 18:59

The Chebucto Art Therapy & Counselling Centre uses art therapy to help those patients who have experienced trauma to express themselves wordlessly. Art can be a a way "to go deeper, faster" says director Nick Zwaagstra.

Research: 34% of psychiatrists delay treatment option conversations with their schizophrenia patients

Mental Health - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:52

Janssen announces results of pan-European research which shows that a third of psychiatrists delay conversations about the full range of treatment options with their patients living with schizophrenia. The 'Open Minds' survey, conducted among 347 psychiatrists across eight European countries, also reveals that 22% limit treatment option discussions to avoid upsetting the relationship they have with their patients.

Warning over psychiatrists amid mental health 'crisis'

Mental Health - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:21

The number of psychiatrists working in Scotland's NHS has increased by just four in the past five years amid warnings of an "enormous gulf" developing in the treatment of physical and mental health. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said the number of consultant psychiatrists in Scotland has risen by less than 1 per cent since 2012, compared with a more than 20 per cent rise in consultants who treat physical illnesses.

opens its 'newest' office building - Kingscote Gardens

Mental Health - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 03:03

Stanford has completed the renovation of the historic Kingscote Gardens - the elegant Italian Renaissance-style building on the east side of campus - and staff members from 10 university programs have opened offices in the three-story building. The renovation of the 100-year-old apartment building allowed Stanford to consolidate programs that provide services - many of them confidential - for students, faculty and staff in a central location.

Just How Hard is it to Spot a Psychopath?

Mental Health - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:23

When it comes to measuring psychopathy , perhaps the favorite instrument used by forensic psychologists and psychiatrists is the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised , developed by Canadian psychologist Robert D. Hare in 1991 and revamped in 2003. Teaming up with Carleton University's Julie Blais and Adelle Forth, Hare , examined over 20 years of data on the measure's reliability using data from workshops in which trainees learned how to administer the PCL-R .

This Japanese company's software may help your mentally challenged employees do a better job

Mental Health - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 23:14

There are millions of employees who suffer from mental disorders that sometimes preclude them from doing their best work. Now there's software available that could help solve this problem.

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