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NDA grad interns at UMass Medical

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 08:43

Even after graduation, the young women of the Academy of Notre Dame remain a strong part of the school's family. Just like any family, their successes and achievements are celebrated.

'Art of the Deal' Ghostwriter: Trump is - Deeply Disturbed' and - Utterly Untrustworthy'

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:24

The ghostwriter of President Donald Trump's bestselling book The Art of the Deal has suggested that the president may suffer from a personality disorder and said he is "deeply disturbed and utterly untrustworthy." Tony Schwartz , who spent 18 months shadowing the businessman in the 1980s, offered his opinion on Trump's fitness for office ahead of the publication of a collection of essays by 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts assessing the president's psychological condition.

Briefcase for Sept. 30, 2017

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:14

Riverside Healthcare announced recently that Dr. Khalid Arshad , child and adolescent psychiatrist, is seeing patients at Riverside Medical Group Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Specialists in Kankakee. Arshad received both his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan.

Are 'Hearing Voices Groups' a Help or Harm?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:01

The Audio Files Podcast recently reached out to Psych Unseen for an interview about Voice Hearing Networks. Stay tuned for their forthcoming episode.

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:45

This summer, I was fortunate to participate in the groundbreaking International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research conference held in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was truly inspiring and exciting to those of us who believe that nutritional approaches are the way forward in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Mental health services

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:31

IT IS okay to ask for help. We all experience happy and sad moments. Life can be difficult.

Want To Be A Therapist? 5 Signs You'd Be Great At It

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:27

For nearly twenty-five years, people in my office have shared their secrets, their fears, and their hopes. They've confessed wrongs, explored love and relationships, worked through childhood traumas , explored dreams and nightmares ; some lasted a few sessions, others stayed for years.

Staff shortage stunts psychiatry services

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:18

IN DEMAND: Bendigo Health psychiatric services executive director Phil Tune, Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards and Bendigo Health chairman Bob Cameron tour the parent-infant unit at the new hospital. Picture: DARREN HOWE MENTAL health staff recruitment difficulties are affecting Bendigo Health's capacity to open beds at the new hospital, the head of psychiatry said.

Narrow networks get even tighter when shopping for mental health specialists

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:18

If you've got a plan offered on the federal health law's insurance marketplace and you're looking for a therapist, you may have to look really hard: The average provider network includes only 11 percent of all the mental health care providers in a given market, according to a recent study. An average marketplace plan's network, the study added, includes just under a quarter of all psychiatrists and 10 percent of all non-physician mental health care providers.

Half of P.E.I. psychiatrist positions filled by actively working doctors says province

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:09

Only half of P.E.I.'s psychiatrist positions are filled by actively working doctors - leaving 7.5 psychiatrists working, while the provincial complement is 15 full-time positions, according to Health PEI. "It's greatly concerning to us to discover that our acting psychiatrists in the province have reached such a low level of numbers."

How to Find Help When the Person You Love has Mental Illness

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:57

Mental illness, particularly severe forms, bring with it devastating symptoms. But individuals and their families are also faced with the monstrosity that is the mental health system.

On the Myth of the Chemical Imbalance

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 02:53

"I don't believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim [that patients have a chemical imbalance], except perhaps to mock it.... In truth, the 'chemical imbalance' notion was always a kind of urban legend-never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists." - Ronald W. Pies, M.D, Professor of Psychiatry, the State University of New York and Tufts University School of Medicine Having practiced psychotherapy now for nearly a decade, I continue to be amazed by the number of patients who come in and claim to have a chemical imbalance in their brain .

A Duty To Warn: The Most Dangerous Man In the World

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 00:49

The Trumpian lunacy spirals onward: The delusions - "Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9 months!" - the irrational rages - unfathomably, he is still harassing football players - and the narcissistic view of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico or any other disaster, which is always about him and the "great marks" he's getting even though it's hard - "It's in the middle of an ocean! And it's a big one!" - but not to worry, because he's from New York and some of his best friends are Puerto Rican. Yes. He said that.

Ketamine for Rapid Treatment of Depression

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:23

A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health recently discovered why the drug ketamine may act as a rapid antidepressant. Ketamine is best known as an illicit, psychedelic club drug.

'Saturday Night Live' Star Pete Davidson Opens Up About His Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 02:19

The Saturday Night Live star appeared on Marc Maron's WTF podcast on Monday, where he revealed a psychiatrist had diagnosed him with Borderline Personality Disorder. "Around October [or] September last year, I started having these mental breakdowns where I would, like, freak out and then not remember what happened after.

Dr. David Peachey, author of report guiding Winnipeg health overhaul, weighs in on changes

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 22:07

The first phase of a major health-care overhaul in Winnipeg is slated to move forward next week, with one emergency department converting to an urgent care centre and one urgent care centre shutting its doors. Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen has called the reform the biggest change to health care "in a generation," and says it will result in more efficient, higher-quality care for patients.

Cape Breton remains short on psychiatrists after 2 hires back out

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 17:24

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The power of facial expressions-influence on competitions

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:08

Facial expressions influence competitions. They do so in Music and Miss/Mister elections as well as leadership assessments.

How sleep deprivation can improve depression

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:57

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Misophonia: The sound sensitivity syndrome

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:28

The sound people make while chewing sugarcane makes my eyes water. In fact I am almost convinced that if I was tied to a chair and made to listen to that sound for 10 minutes, I would have a heart attack.

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