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Patients' 12-year wait for discharge from secure mental health...

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 03:43

A Christchurch secure mental health unit for adults with intellectual disabilities has patients ready for discharge but with nowhere to go. Patients ready for discharge are waiting up to 12 years to be released from a secure mental health facility for adults with intellectual disabilities in Christchurch.

Dr. A.J.: Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:06

The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." Corey Keyes is an American sociologist and psychologist who teaches at Emory University in Georgia and is known for his work on positive psychology.

Simple evaluation could help choose therapy or medication for anxiety treatment

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:40

A short, simple evaluation can help doctors determine whether a patient with anxiety will respond best to medication or talk therapy, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that by measuring a patient's error-related negativity, or ERN, they can determine whether or not a patient is an ideal candidate for cognitive behavioral therapy.

Trans: why we shouldna t rush in

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:18

Why wouldn't I be? Now in my 70s, I transitioned - in Howth, Co Dublin - in the 1980s, and I completed my surgical transition in 1990. During my transition, I was under the care and guidance of one of the most experienced psychiatrists in the field of gender dysphoria in Britain, and a Dublin-based team that included a gender-specialising psychiatrist, a social worker and a counsellor.

Small towns report gives 'F' to psychologist, dentist, preschool teacher access

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 22:45

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Mental health help frowned upon in Tanzania and team of Calgary volunteers want to change that

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 02:20

Suicide is illegal in Tanzania and they have roughly one psychiatrist for every two million people and that needs to change, a group of psychiatrists and residents from the University of Calgary say. "Unfortunately, people suffering from mental illness are often isolated, detained, shackled," Calgary psychiatrist Dr. Rachel Grimminck told The Homestretch Tuesday.

Palm Beach County poised to become first in Florida to ban...

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:44

Following today's 6-1 vote by county commissioners, Palm Beach County is poised to become the first county in Florida to enact an ordinance to prohibit conversion therapy for minors. Commissioner Hal Valeche cast the sole vote against moving forward with the ordinance.

Goldwater Rule 'gagging' psychiatrists no longer relevant, analysis finds

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:05

The rationale for the Goldwater Rule -- which prohibits psychiatrists from publicly commenting on the mental health of public figures they have not examined in person -- does not hold up to current scientific scrutiny, a new analysis finds. Perspectives on Psychological Science is publishing the analysis, which concludes that the Goldwater Rule is not well-supported scientifically and is outdated in today's media-saturated environment.

Towards a better mental health

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 01:25

Finals are approaching, bringing with them high levels of anxiety and stress. From first-year students nervous for their first bout of Duke final exams to seniors worried about uncertain post-graduation plans, finals week is a period of heightened mental exhaustion.

Quebec to spend $35-million a year on psychotherapy program

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:23

Karima Velji's story is all too familiar: desperate visits to the emergency room, wait lists that stretched on endlessly, a questionable prescription for anti-depressants offered after a rapid-fire doctor's appointment. But there's one difference - Ms.

Case Study: 'The pressure and pain in my skull is so overwhelming'

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:09

Ann Kelly at her caravan home at Rosneath. Ann believes she has been severely physically damaged by taking antidepressants over a prolonged period.Picture by John Young / www.YoungMedia.co.uk ANN Kelly, 54, said she has been left "chemically slaughtered" by withdrawal from antidepressants which were first prescribed to her aged 15. She had suffered traumas, including the death of her father, but said the medication plunged her into an "emotional deep freeze" which left her feeling detached and unable to sustain friendships and relationships.

What you need to know when choosing a mental health professional

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 01:38

We're better able to navigate these periods when we are able to access the right support, medication or services. Sometimes the right treatment is lifesaving.

The darkest day of the year is almost here - here are science-backed ways to fight winter blues

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:36

The coldest months of the year were a terrible time for the Greek Gods: Persephone was banished to the underworld every winter, while Boreas ushered in the cool winter winds and his nasty temper. Later, Shakespeare wrote, "a sad tale's best for winter."

2,500 children left at risk by a lack of psychiatrists

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 00:10

Figures show 317 young people have been on waiting lists for at least a year with several areas particularly badly hit, including counties in the north west and south. Stock image More than 2,500 children who are in some form of mental health distress are on waiting lists to see a psychiatrist - hundreds of whom have endured delays of more than a year.

The real reason why the National Health Service survives

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 22:07

When Aneurin Bevan was asked how he convinced doctors to come on board the National Health Service he allegedly replied, "I stuffed their mouths full of gold." Bevan recognized that to conscript doctors to the largest socialist experiment in health care in the world he had to appeal not so much to their morals, but their pockets.

Involuntary psychiatric patients to be admitted at Prince County Hospital

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 19:57

Health PEI says it will still be another year before the changes are proclaimed in the legislature, and put into effect at the hospital. Changes are coming to Summerside's Prince County Hospital that will allow the hospital to take in psychiatric patients admitted involuntarily.

Psychotherapist: Trump Is Not 'Crazy'

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:46

There has been a wave of resistance among medical practitioners who have been questioning the president's mental stability, however Snyder said that, in his expert capacity, he disagreed with these allegations. "This is not a professional diagnosis," he wrote.

Holidays are a difficult time for some in Las Vegas

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:56

Las Vegas teens participate in a yoga class at Destinations for Teens, http://destinationsforteens.com/, in Henderson fall of 2017. Psychologists note that there is no clinical diagnosis for the holiday blues, though they are a very real thing.

Why do men expose themselves? It's about power, attention and control, psychologists say

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:03

An exclusive Variety article reports the allegations against Matt Lauer include he dropped his pants and exposed himself to a female employee. This Nov. 16, 2017 photo released by NBC shows Matt Lauer during a broadcast of the "Today," show in New York.

Psychiatric shortages in Cape breton is also a public relations problem

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:30

Authors of a memo outlining shortages in psychiatric health resources in Cape Breton indicated it was held back from being sent out for a year, as they awaited a letter from provincial public relations personnel that never came. The Cape Breton Post previously reported on the Oct. 30, 2017 memo written by Nova Scotia Health Authority department of psychiatry site lead Dr. Scott Milligan and department chief Dr. Faisal Rahman which outlined the changes in psychiatric services that were required due to the shortage of staff.

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