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Psychiatric training ban sparks RHH site visit

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 22:29

REPRESENTATIVES from the nation's peak psychiatry college will make an urgent visit to the Royal Hobart Hospital after a decision to withdraw the hospital's training accreditation. It was revealed last week that the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists had cancelled the RHH's accreditation, with the decision linked to the hospital's inability to cope with demand.

Introduction to Integrative Mental Health Care

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:14

Advances in the understanding of the causes of mental illness have important implications for therapeutic uses of complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of depressed mood, bipolar disorder , schizophrenia , and other mental health problems. Recently, innovative new approaches to understanding and treating mental illness have emerged into the mainstream.

What Makes a Good Psychiatrist

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:35

In 2003 after seeing many psychiatrists, I finally found the psychiatrist I see today. It took me years to find a doctor that I felt comfortable and I believed had my best interests at heart.

New President & Medical Director Taking The Reins At Silver Hill Hospital

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 06:33

Dr. John Santopietro will take over the job as new president and medical director at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, effective in early September. "On behalf of the entire board, I am delighted to make this announcement," said Peter Orthwein, chairman of the Silver Hill Hospital Board of Directors.

Salem's double-dealing: Editorial valley

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:57

Gov. Kate Brown, who did not veto a single piece of legislation in the 2015 or 2016 legislative sessions, delivered some surprises last week. She announced that she plans to use her authority to block two bills and delete four projects in a spending bill.

Do You Have a Psychiatrist or a Therapist or BOTH?

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:49

I have both a psychiatrist and a therapist. I was recently diagnosed with bipolar type I. I am not going to lie, I resent my diagnosis and I sometimes wonder if it's accurate.

Diluting the Gold of Analysis

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:49

A well-respected colleague once told me that classical psychoanalysis is like an original Rembrandt and the newer, "evidence-based" therapies are like a cheap impostor, pretending to be equal to the original but failing miserably when faced with any critical scrutiny. Having seen hundreds of patients who have been treated off-and-on for years with drugs and the newer therapies only to present to me later for psychoanalysis, I can say that this analogy is a fitting one.

Mental health programs in schools-Growing body of evidence supports effectiveness

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:00

School-based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children, with increasing evidence of effectiveness in improving mental health and related outcomes, according to a research review in the September/October issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . "This review provides evidence that large-scale, school-based programs can be implemented in a variety of diverse cultures and educational models as well as preliminary evidence that such programs have significant, measurable positive effects on students' emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes," write J. Michael Murphy, EdD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues.

'Hearing voices' and the role of expectation

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 05:29

A recent study investigates hallucinations using a 125-year-old experimental design. The scientists wanted to understand why many people hear voices but only some find them disturbing.

Take the quiz: Are you drinking too much?

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 01:06

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'He's delusional - he's paranoid':...

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:30

When former Sen. Gordon Humphrey left the Republican Party he said it was because he couldn't in good conscience be part of what President Donald Trump was doing to the United States, and indeed, the world. During an appearance with CNN's Jake Tapper, Humphrey refused to bash Senate Leader Mitch McConnell for his policy decisions in Congress.

Do You Hear What I Hear? Auditory Hallucinations Yield Clues to Perception

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:46

At his psychiatric clinic in the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Albert Powers sees people every day who experience hallucinations. The condition is often a hallmark of psychosis, occurring in an estimated 60 to 70 percent of people with schizophrenia, and in a subset of those diagnosed with bipolar disorder, dementia and major depression.

Royal Hobart Hospital loses psychiatry training accreditation

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 02:58

Tasmania's largest public hospital has been stripped of its accreditation to run psychiatry care training and will lose three psychiatric registrars. Opposition Leader Rebecca White used Question Time to reveal the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists made the decision on Friday.

Why some new psychiatric beds are going unused

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:20

As psychiatric patients struggle to get treatment, some of them waiting for days in emergency rooms, health care companies have seen an opportunity: Three gleaming new psychiatric hospitals have gone up in Massachusetts since 2015, and two more are in the works. At least one hospital has been forced to limit patient admissions because it hasn't been able to recruit psychiatrists.

Finding the Gems Among the Clutter

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:20

I am a professional de-clutterer, one who strives to give my clients the ability to find space in their minds, bringing them the peace we all seek and need to be our most productive selves. Amongst everyone's clutter are gems.

Psychiatric association violates its own ethics, urges members to...

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:47

For the Left in America , everything and anything has to be politicized. The latest example of that sad, if not nutty, trend is a statement from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association giving its members a green light to publicly speculate about the mental health of President Trump.

Break The Silence: David Stebbing - how to communicate with your...

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:47

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Topeka VA's emergency department to embark on $4.5 million modernization project this fall

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 21:40

The Topeka VA's emergency department is expected to break ground on a modernization project this fall. However concerns about staffing levels at the hospital persist.

Mental illness: A heavy burden on the labour market

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 20:23

A fairly recent study conducted by the World Health Organization identified depression as the leading cause of disability. According to a report on The Independent, in 1998 WHO's estimate of mental patients in Bangladesh with a population of about 130 million had nearly 1.2 million and 12 million severe and mild mentally ill patients, respectively.

Trump presidency is destroying marriages across the country

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 16:03

President Trump's divisive rhetoric is wreaking havoc on relationships across the nation, with more couples than ever divorcing over political differences. The President's polarizing rhetoric is wreaking havoc on relationships from coast to coast, with his rise to the White House casting a dark shadow over once-happy couples.

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