Mental Health

Exclusion from school can trigger long-term psychiatric illness

Mental Health - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:15

Excluding children from school may lead to long- term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a study of thousands of children has shown. Research by the University of Exeter, published in the journal Psychological Medicine found that a new onset mental disorder may be a consequence of exclusion from school.

Letters: Deciding the President's Mental Fitness

Mental Health - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 18:55

May I respectfully disagree with the esteemed psychiatrists, whose position is that politicians and not mental health professionals should decide on President Trump's fitness for office. They write that "many experts believe that Mr. Trump has a narcissistic personality disorder."

Israel Rescue Coalition sends psychological aid team to help Harvey victims

Mental Health - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:21

The Israel Rescue Coalition dispatched a psychological aid team to help Hurricane Harvey victims with mental and emotional stabilization. Israel Rescue Coalition reported that a team of psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists from United Hatzalah were sent to Houston to help people cope with the disaster.

The history of brainwashing is a red flag for techno-therapy

Mental Health - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:21

While his tattered tweed suits and mismatched socks lent him the air of an absent-minded university don, Cameron was fixated on the future, from his collection of high-powered cars, to his constant use of Dictaphones, to the science-fiction novels that littered his bedside table. As this 'technophilia' deepened and began to shape his psychiatric thinking in the 1950s, Cameron was set on a collision course with Cold War conspiracy.

Geriatric Behavioral Health Services now available at Valley Baptist-Harlingen

Mental Health - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:50

In its continuing effort to provide comprehensive healthcare to the community, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen now offers geriatric behavioral health services to older adults in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Gay Revolution

Mental Health - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:16

First published in 1968, DSM-II listed homosexuality as a mental disorder. In this, the DSM followed in a long tradition in medicine and psychiatry, which in the 19th century appropriated homosexuality from the Church and, in an elan of enlightenment, transformed it from sin to mental disorder.

For Harvey survivors, mental health impact could linger

Mental Health - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:16

"I'm looking for anyone who is tearful, who is having panic attacks, who is looking anxious, nervous," Dr. Sophia Banu, a psychiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine, told CBS News' Meg Oliver. Research shows most people who live through a disaster will recover, but some can suffer psychological disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder , anxiety, and depression.

The Medical Minute: Dealing with the 'Back to School' Butterflies

Mental Health - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:38

For most kids, there's nothing like the phrase "back to school" to throw cold pool water on an otherwise glorious summer vacation. At the first mention of back- to-school preparation, many children experience a passing wave of apprehension.

Cross-country mental health data should be standardized, researchers say

Mental Health - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:45

Healthcare is administered by the provinces and territories, making national oversight difficult, said Kurdyak, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. A new report is providing a rare opportunity for health care providers and policy makers to directly compare statistics on mental illness and treatment in different parts of Canada.

30th ECNP Congress for Applied and Translational Neuroscience -- Paris

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 19:49

Europe's largest meeting in applied and translational neuroscience, the 30th ECNP Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology will take place at the Paris Conference Centre, Paris from 2nd to 5th September 2017. Between 4,000 and 6,000 psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists are expected to attend the Paris congress.

Excluding children from school may lead to long- term psychiatric problems, study shows

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:20

Excluding children from school may lead to long- term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a study of thousands of children has shown. Research by the University of Exeter, published in the journal Psychological Medicine found that a new onset mental disorder may be a consequence of exclusion from school.

Depressed but can't see a therapist? This chatbot could help

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:53

Here are four facts about depression. Here are four facts about depression. Named Eliza, it was able to trick some people into believing it was human.

Op-Ed Contributors: Who Decides Whether Trump Is Unfit to Govern?

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:34

The mental health of Donald Trump has been under scrutiny since he began running for president. Now 28 Democratic Congress members have signed on to a bill , introduced in April, that could lead to a formal evaluation of his fitness.

Why the Sarahah app is an instant hit with distressed Mumbaikars

Mental Health - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 02:16

Sarahah is the new go-to 'sahara', especially for those facing mental and sexual distress. The anonymous messaging app, developed earlier this year in Saudi Arabia, and targeted for the vicious comments it was attracting from users thanks to the anonymity feature, has turned into a handy tool for Mumbai's psychiatrists.

What is erotomania? Symptoms and treatment

Mental Health - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:42

A person with erotomania has a delusional belief that another person is in love with him or her despite clear evidence against it. The object of the person's delusions is often a celebrity or a person of a higher social status.

Mental Health Center doctors and staff using community-based approach

Mental Health - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:04

A half-dozen patients sat on plastic folding chairs in the grass, smoking and chatting in the courtyard of Pristina's Mental Health Center. It was mid-morning, birds chirping in the trees overhead.

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Mental Health - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:15

Five startups take on the challenges that remain unaddressed by both the public and private sectors in mental health, geographical constraints, and accuracy among other concerns. The newest wave of tech startups in Thailand are health tech entrepreneurs -- working on innovative services designed to change the face of healthcare and solve problems traditional caregivers avoid.

Thomas S. Szasz: One Hundred Years Ahead of His Time

Mental Health - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 21:27

Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., was an iconic figure in American psychiatry, perhaps the most famous and influential psychiatrist of the 20th century, and a personal and professional mentor. This September marks the fifth anniversary of Dr. Szasz's passing at the age of 92. Best known for his 1961 book The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct, Szasz is frequently, but incorrectly, grouped with the "antipsychiatry" movement alongside R.D. Laing and others.

New Yorker: Psychiatrists Should Be Allowed to Call Trump Crazy

Mental Health - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 17:03

New Yorker magazine seems to have this deep psychological need for President Donald Trump to be officially called crazy by psychiatrists. That need is so urgent that their August 23 article by Jeannie Suk Gersen on this subject almost exactly echoes their May 22 story by Jane Mayer on the same topic.

Postpartum Depression Can Affect Dads

Mental Health - Scientific American - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 07:00
Testosterone changes may be a factor 

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