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When Your Child Needs Psychiatric Medication

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:53

An anti-psychiatry movement has argued for years that children are over-medicated, that psychiatric drugs are dangerous, that diet and exercise can cure mental health problems, and even that mental illness isn't real. Parents who live with children who have mental health issues know otherwise.

#3: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 03:10

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Arthur Janov, 'Primal scream' psychologist, was 93

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:21

Arthur Janov, the psychologist who created, practiced and preached primal therapy, a sensation of the 1970s in which patients were coached to let out sobs or screams as they relived childhood trauma in a quest to overcome neurosis, died Oct. 1 at his home in Malibu. He was 93. Through his treatment of celebrities - among them entertainers John Lennon, Yoko Ono and James Earl Jones - Dr. Janov became a celebrity in his own right beginning in the 1970s.

'Absolutely urgent' to tackle student mental health, university co-ordinator says

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:12

A research study at all 16 universities in the Atlantic region will assess what students need in the way of mental health services, says Elizabeth Cawley. With a shortage of counsellors, East Coast universities have to find a way to ensure anxious, stressed-out students get the mental health services they need, says the specialist appointed to co-ordinate services.

Is President Trump Mentally Healthy? The Pros Weigh In

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:05

Much has been written and discussed of late regarding the mental health status of President Trump . And controversy exists regarding whether or not mental health professionals should even comment on any speculated diagnoses for Mr. Trump citing the Goldwater Rule .

The Myth of Dissociation

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:54

Of all evasions of responsibility employed by psychiatric patients in the form of "symptoms," none is more blatant than patients who claim to "dissociate" and lose control or memory of their behavior, rendering them unaccountable for their actions. Sometimes this takes the form of the patient claiming to have "alters" or "multiple personalities."

Lack of on-call psychiatrists a 'recruiting challenge,' says P.E.I. health minister

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:43

P.E.I.'s Minister of Health and Wellness Robert Henderson says government is focusing on recruiting more psychiatrists. The P.E.I. government unveiled a plan on Tuesday to fix the problems surrounding psychiatric care in emergency rooms across the province.

Mohamed Ramadan's Gonna Go Crazyyy

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:23

The actor is again under fire by his Instagram followers for showing-off a plane with the letters "MR" imbued-an acronym his followers took to mean "Mohammed Ramadan." Fans were angry: angry that he is rich, angry that he is successful, angry that he shows-off his wealth and success.

'Extremely shorthanded:' P.E.I. lacks psychiatrists for ER care

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:23

Dr. Heather Keizer, the chief of mental health and addictions, listens during the presentation to the province's health and wellness committee. Prince Edward Island doesn't have adequate psychiatric care, the chief of mental health and addictions told the province's health and wellness committee Tuesday.

Keizer says shortage of psychiatrists in P.E.I. ERs is 'extremely onerus'

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:23

Chief mental health and addictions officer Dr. Heather Keizer and Health Minister Robert Henderson provided update Tuesday on the province's mental health and addictions strategy to the legislative health committee.

Sleep deprivation might ease the blues

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:41

Sleep deprivation might offer a new treatment for depression. An analysis of 36 years of studies by the University of Pennsylvania suggests temporarily depriving patients of sleep can be effective in the short-term.

Fascinating: Schools are using brain science to guide edtech decisions

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:00

What happens when a school district uses the latest in brain science to inform its edtech purchasing decisions? Students become more engaged and test scores go up, according to school district officials who shared their experiences at a brain science conference. "Brain Futures" was a two-day event that attracted high-profile neurologists, psychiatrists, and researchers from all over the country.

Minds Behind the MIND Lecture Series

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:19

Beginning in October, the UC Davis MIND Institute will host Minds Behind the MIND, a lecture series featuring leading researchers and clinicians who will present their current research and new treatment findings. Lectures will be held Wednesday evenings in the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento beginning Oct. 4. The first lecture, "Navigating a New Autism Spectrum Diagnosis," will be presented by MIND Institute program coordinators Catharine Mikitka and Elizabeth Morgan, child life specialist Erin Roseborough and Aubyn Stahmer, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Hidden danger of happy pills as risk of death soars

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:19

The drugs - among the most commonly prescribed in the UK - do more harm than good, researchers claim, and their use should be severely curtailed. Psychiatrists disputed the latest findings, arguing that they have been safely used for years and offer a lifeline for depressed people.

Micronutrients help children with ADHD, new research shows

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:07

At the age of 9, Isaiaha Godfrey was unable to tie his shoe laces and brush his teeth. He had been expelled from six preschools and several schools because of his severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder .

Can your personality torpedo your career?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:45

We all have private dark closets that hide parts of our personality - parts that we are not particularly pleased with. Psychiatrists call these "the dark triad"- narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy.

These 27 Top Shrinks Think Trump Might Be Nuts

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 07:33

The Goldwater Rule has long held that mental-health professionals shouldn't diagnose from a distance. But these experts decided to speak up before it's too late.

Psychiatrist, gay rights trailblazer honored in Philadelphia

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:50

A psychiatrist considered a trailblazer in the gay rights movement for appearing in a mask before his colleagues at a 1972 convention to announce his homosexuality is being honored in Philadelphia. Dr. John E. Fryer's actions are credited with paving the way for the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders a year after his speech.

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.

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