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How Do Refugee Teens Build Resilience?

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 09:10

You're resilient if you're like a stick of bamboo - able to bend with the winds rather than break in half. That's how psychologists like to explain it.

Shrinks Free to Say Trump is Crazy

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:23

The American Psychoanalytic Association just repealed its so-called "Goldwater Rule," that forbids psychiatrists from opining on the mental health of politicians they have not examined. Now, shrinks will be able to opine on-and perhaps diagnose from afar on MSNBC and similar professional outlets-about President Trump's supposed mental illness .

Late psychiatrist Fuller the choice for Westboro road name

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 22:27

Prompted by a request from Town Manager James Malloy, the renaming of Hospital Road has reached a final contender: the Dr. Solomon Fuller Parkway. The public hearing to finalize the decision will be held Aug. 15 during the Town Hall meeting.

Three Kinds of Human Smiles

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:12

There are three basic types of human smile: "reward", "affiliative" and "dominance" smiles. That's according to a new paper by psychologists Magdalena Rychlowska and colleagues.

Company news: Jessica Aslam joined St. Joseph's Health as a psychiatrist

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 13:51

Aslam earned her doctor of medicine from Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles and an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from University of Maine. Aslam is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has presented her research on hereditary hemorrahagic telangiectasia internationally HHT International Scientific Conference.

Provider and patient perception of psychiatry patient health literacy.

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:32

Inadequate health literacy in adults is a nationwide issue that is associated with worse health outcomes. There is a paucity of literacy regarding rates of inadequate health literacy in psychiatric populations.

His Wife Runs Medicaid, but This Doctor's Practice Won't Accept It

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:23

Dr. Sanjay Mishra, the husband of CMS administrator Seema Verma, is part of a group practice in Indiana that does not accept Medicaid payments. Sadly, he's far from unique.

Mahabharata Offers Answers on Psychiatry, Lord Krishna was Indiaa s...

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:53

History of psychiatry in India began with Krishna's 'successful' counselling of Arjuna prior to the battle of Mahabharata, claims IMA chief New Delhi, Jul 27: National President of the Indian Medical Association KK Aggarwal said that The Mahabharata is full of pointers to issues of psychiatric dimensions. He further stated that this epic also offers many answers, and considers Lord Krishna as the most celebrated counsellor.

The high road to health

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:36

When Eric Johnson puts a tab of LSD on his tongue or sips tea brewed with psychedelic mushrooms, the pain in his muscles is replaced by a warm, honeylike feeling and his mind finally comes to rest. Johnson, 50, lives alone in a small apartment in Citrus Heights, amid the suburban sprawl northeast of Sacramento.

New Hope for Depression

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:00

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he's been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the list--half a dozen antidepressants and known combinations of those drugs--are all crossed out.

The Political Uses of Psychiatric Labels

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 05:49

Much has been written recently about the so-called "Goldwater Rule" of the American Psychiatric Association and organized psychiatry's official policy banning the psychiatric diagnosis of politicians and public figures. What is generally missed in these discussions is an appreciation of the historical use and misuse of psychiatry for sociopolitical purposes--in this country and around the world.

Dona t Believe Everything You Think

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 01:49

When it comes to sales, we can be our own worst enemies. Sometimes it's like there is a little devil sitting on your shoulder telling you that you will fail, that you are wrong, trying to convince you that you have less value as a person.

A rift among experts over analyzing Trump's mental health

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:03

You might expect partisan politicians to question the sanity of a president, but now there's an unusual and growing public debate among those qualified to make the assessment -- psychiatrists and other mental health experts -- as to whether they should be allowed to publicly raise those questions. Two professional mental health associations -- the American Psychoanalytic Association, known as the APsaA, and the American Psychiatric Association, known as the APA -- have opposite opinions about what would be ethical, and what is not.

"The places no one likes to talk about": A Stanford resident reflects on the psych ward

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:03

The first time you visit a psych ward, it sticks with you, for the same reasons Stanford psychiatry resident Nathaniel Morris , MD, discusses in a thoughtful essay in the Washington Post . The locked doors can be scary, and rules that exclude shoe laces, for example, seem strange, off-putting.

Children may be 'iconic targets' for terrorists, medical experts warn

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 01:15

And they say countries facing terror threats must prepare to deal with attacks with chemical weapons such as sarin or mustard gas, and attacks targeted at "iconic victims" such as children or emergency care responders. After Donald Trump publicly stated that he was disappointed in Jeff Sessions, his new Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, agrees in an interview that the US President 'probably' wants Sessions fired.

Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Director resigns

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 21:18

According to Delaware Health and Social Services, Mike Barbieri's last day as director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health was July 6. The acting director is Dr. Clay Watson who is a psychiatrist and the medical director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is currently doing a national search for Barbieri's replacement.

Here's How To Responsibly Talk About Mental Health In The Public Eye

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:39

Earlier this month, the American Psychoanalytic Association sent an email to its members encouraging them to offer analysis on behavior among those in the public eye if they feel inclined to do so. This lead to speculation that the organization was giving its members permission to defy the so-called "Goldwater rule" - an ethical guideline that advises mental health workers against commenting on a public figure's psychological wellbeing.

Psychiatry Group Says Members Can Comment on Trump's Mental Health

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:06

A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures - even the president. The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession's decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians' behavior.

A major psychiatry group has said its members can defy a longstanding ...

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:06

A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures - The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession's decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians' behavior. The impetus for the email was "belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior," said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psychiatrist in Chicago.

Psych group lifts ban on commenting about pols' mental health

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:06

Members of the American Psychoanalytic Association have been cleared to comment about their thoughts on the President's and other officials' mental state. A national psychology organization is dropping a long-standing rule that bars its members from publicly weighing in on the mental fitness of public officials - freeing up thousands of professionals to opine on President.

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