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Hamilton Center selected as 1 of 5 new Indiana opioid treatment programs

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 00:05

Tribune-Star file/Austen LeakeWorking together: Sen. Joe Donnelly, left, spoke to the media with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, right, and Hamilton Center CEO Mel Burks, center, in June about the national opioid epidemic after touring Hamilton Center corporate office and in-patient facility to learn about its efforts Tribune-Star file/Austen LeakeWorking together: Sen. Joe Donnelly, left, spoke to the media with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, right, and Hamilton Center CEO Mel Burks, center, in June about the national opioid epidemic after touring Hamilton Center corporate office and in-patient facility to learn about its efforts For the past 45 years, Hamilton Center has been changing lives for thousands of adults, children and families in the Wabash Valley and beyond.

Asheville agencies address complexities of opioid addiction and treatment

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 17:24

STUNNING REVERSAL: Jesse Smathers of Vaya Health, right, shows Gov. Roy Cooper how to assemble a Narcan kit during Cooper's recent visit to the agency's administrative office. Narcan reverses the effects of opiate overdose.

Life Story: A lifetime of compassion from Pirkko Verrier Jones

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:14

OBITUARY: A doctor in a rural African village, a psychiatrist, a language buff and an art history graduate - Pirkkoa Pauliinaa Verrier Jones was a woman of varied talents who spread her wisdom across three continents, several hospitals and her nine grandchildren. The eldest of three siblings, Pirkko, known as Pauliina, was born during a harsh Finnish winter on December 21, 1926.

Narrow networks get even tighter when shopping for mental health specialists

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:29

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.

Dem to join mental health group advocating Trump's removal

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 01:41

A House Democrat is slated to appear next month at a gathering of mental health professionals who are questioning President Trump's fitness for office, adding to a line of lawmakers openly suggesting he is not psychologically able to serve. A spokeswoman confirmed that Rep. Jamie Raskin is scheduled to speak at a town hall organized by Duty to Warn, a group of mental health professionals calling for Trump's removal from office under the Constitution's 25th Amendment because they think he is not psychologically fit.

A Dedicated Epilepsy Unit Opens at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:28

Newswise - NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn recently opened a new unit specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, the fourth most common neurological illness and one that is newly diagnosed in more than 2 million individuals annually in the U.S. "The need for epilepsy care in the community is immense. To facilitate access at NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn we have opened a dedicated epilepsy monitoring unit," says Blanca Vazquez, MD , director of clinical trials in the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Health and head of the epilepsy program in Brooklyn.

To Drive or Not to Drive: That Is the Question

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:03

A colleague recently came to see me to talk about his 83-year old mother. After catching up, I asked him what the issue was.

Teen Dies from 'Rapunzel Syndrome': Why Do People Eat Their Hair?

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:13

A 16-year-old girl in England died from an extremely rare condition called Rapunzel syndrome, according to news reports. The teen lost consciousness on Sept.

Brazil judge rules homosexuality a disease, approves - conversion therapy'

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:21

The Gazette is Colorado Springs's most trusted source for breaking news, sports, weather, obituaries, politics, business, art, entertainment, blogs, video, photos. What to watch on TV for the week of September 17 - A new Seinfeld special, 'Gotham' and 'The Good Place' return, and much more A federal judge in Brazil ruled last week that psychologists could consider homosexuality a disease that could be treated with sexual orientation conversion therapies, raising concerns from LGBTQ and mental health advocates.

McGill University scales back its eating disorder program, fails to tell students

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:24

McGill administrator Martine Gauthier said she wants to reassure students they will still receive treatment for eating disorders despite changes made to the university's eating disorder program. McGill University is slashing resources for its eating disorder program, which has been a recruiting tool and a support network for students struggling with all forms of eating disorders since 2009.

LN: Places popular among Czech suicides to be checked

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:03

Czech psychiatrists are going to analyse data on suicides in the country in order to reveal places in which suicides are often committed and propose measures to decrease the popularity of the suicide hotspots, daily Lidove noviny wrote on Monday. Fences may be built in these places, camera systems may be installed there or guards may monitor them, the paper writes.

OCOP: He's been there, so he can help struggling kids

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:06

When you talk to Dr. Matt Chow, you don't get the sense the psychiatrist is immersed in Freudian theory who will pronounce obscure diagnoses, citing arcane references. "It is a more modern approach, but it's part of my personal style to be very straight-forward with people."

On My Mind: Questioning assumptions of modern psychiatry

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:12

Every summer Harvard brings some of the great teachers in psychiatry to Martha's Vineyard. Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, a psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist at Tufts and Harvard, author of "A First-Rate Madness," and a frequent Vineyard visitor, has taught classes on the Island for mental health professionals for several of the past summers.

What Makes Trump So Dangerous?

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:21

A lot of questions have been raised about Donald Trump's mental health. I have said that we need to talk about it not only because he is dangerous, but because the topic has been shrouded in secrecy, which only reinforces the stigma.

Antidepressants found to be "death pills" that dramatically raise the risk of early death

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:44

The researchers analyzed data from 17 previous studies involving almost 380,000 people. The studies showed that people who took antidepressants acquired a greater risk of death by suicide or via other life-threatening issues.

Experts gathered in Tauranga for psychiatry conference

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:28

Stress and the brain, living to 100 and the mental health of transgender people are just some of the topics to be discussed at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists New Zealand Conference. The Kia Kotahi ai ng A Ara or Uniting Pathways Conference will be held from 25 - 27 September at the Trinity Wharf Hotel, Tauranga.

New concept

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:11

For parents experiencing their son or daughter thrust into psychosis or other forms of psychiatric trauma for the first time, there is almost nothing scarier. I have met dozens of parents who have had no experience in the field of mental illness and suddenly find themselves in the midst of a crisis with their child experiencing some form of psychosis.

A chatbot for your woes

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:42

Woebot is a chatbox that checks in with users chat each day to get in touch with their own feelings and emotions, and do exercises that help alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. Named Eliza, it was able to trick some people into believing it was human.

Early Trauma, Depression, and the Need for Social Connection

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:59

Experts said that the frequency and quality of social relationships have a greater effect on mortality than obesity or drinking alcohol, and this commands attention from health systems. And on Sunday, a pair of psychiatrists at the 30th US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, detailed the science of the importance of social interactions.

"Dad, I Think I Have ADHD"

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:06

Your son, Marcus, a college freshman, calls you at the end of September; he is struggling in his courses. In high school, he was involved in several sports and seemed to do well in his classes without much studying.

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