Mental Health

The Meadows: What it's like where Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein ...

Mental Health - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:11

The Beatle and the Bond girl, married in real life, checked in together to Sierra Tucson in 1988 to work on problems with alcohol, the Daily Mail reported. No word on whether they shared a room.

In D.C., Brain Science Meets Behavioral Science To Shed Light On Mental Disorders

Mental Health - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:23

More than 30,000 brain scientists are in Washington, D.C., this week attending the Society for Neuroscience meeting. One of the hot topics this year is mental disorders such as depression and schizophrenia and autism.

Dr. Sammeta To Make A Difference In Beckley

Mental Health - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:53

With a nationwide shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists, Beckley is fortunate to have an addition in our community to increase mental health services. "A lot of the psychiatry problems are rooted in childhood, so you're sort of taking a very early approach by intervening quite early," said Dr. Shilpa Sammeta, Child and Adolescent Psychologist.

Tough times taking a toll on you?

Mental Health - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 21:19

In recent months, people globally have been experiencing stress and despair due to the constant barrage of political tension, terrorist attacks, natural calamities, mass shootings, financial problems, sexual assault scandals, threats of nuclear war, etc. The resulting continuous exposure to bad news can take a toll on the brain and psychologists have coined a term for it - Disaster Fatigue.

Sue Lani Madsen: Time to discard outdated stereotypes about mental health - Sat, 11 Nov 2017 PST

Mental Health - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 06:00

Sue Lani Madsen, an architect and rancher, writes opinion for the Spokesman-Review on a weekly basis. Photo taken Wednesday, Sept.

'1 in 3 Indians thinks shrinks are mentally ill'

Mental Health - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 21:44

When a few psychiatrists handed out questionnaires to 900 people in five Indian cities to explore public attitude towards them, the response made them cringe: At least one in every three said doctors treating psychiatric patients were mentally ill themselves, while one in five couldn't decide. CHENNAI: When a few psychiatrists handed out questionnaires to 900 people in five Indian cities to explore public attitude towards them, the response made them cringe: At least one in every three said doctors treating psychiatric patients were mentally ill themselves, while one in five couldn't decide.

Symptoms of MDD May Actually Indicate Another Psychiatric Disorder

Mental Health - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:58

A session at the 2017 NEI Congress emphasized the importance of making an accurate diagnosis in patients presenting symptoms of depression. A session at the 2017 Neuroscience Education Institute Congress presented by Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, adjunct professor of psychiatry, University of California San Diego, emphasized the importance of making an accurate diagnosis in patients presenting symptoms of depression.

Canada, China partner on project using apps, texts to treat mental health

Mental Health - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 22:15

Canada and China are partnering on a project to enhance mental health care through technology, which could help youth in crisis. Canada and China are partnering on a five-year project to enhance mental health treatment through the use of smartphone apps, text messaging and electronic medical records.

Psychiatrists Admit Harm Done to LGBs By Aversion Therapy

Mental Health - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:22

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK has issued a historic statement acknowledging for the first time the harm done to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who were subjected to aversion therapy, the practice of using electric shocks or nausea-inducing drugs to try to "cure" people of their sexual orientation. "We hold our hands up," it said.

Physical activities and workouts may help curb depression: Study

Mental Health - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:31

Suffering from depression and anxiety disorders? More physical activities and workouts may help to uplift the mood and improve your mental health problems, suggests a new study. The study by Michigan State University found that exercises can quickly elevate a depressed mood, and the patients should create a comprehensive exercise plan and work regularly to achieve the specific goal.

Triple win for county at national psychiatry awards

Mental Health - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 07:30

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' annual RCPsych Awards, held on Monday night, mark the highest level of achievement within the field of psychiatry. A team of mental health professionals at the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team in South Oxfordshire took home the Psychiatric Team of the Year award.

A Historic Election

Mental Health - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:11

MD, as its next president elect. This election was historic because the American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844 as the oldest medical association in the United States had never had an African American president.

OPINION: Mental illiness has serious ramifications for the workplace

Mental Health - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 02:51

As the Life Esidimeni saga and enquiry lays bare mental health challenges in our communities, why should employers consider psychiatric illness a workplace issue? It is a reality that stress, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are all examples of mental health disorders which may impact on someone in the workplace. More than 140 mentally ill patients died after they were moved from Life Esidimeni to Gauteng's non-governmental organisations .

Is Trump Crazy?

Mental Health - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:42

Ever since Donald Trump descended that escalator in his Fifth Avenue skyscraper, the media has been obsessed with adjudicating his mental health. During the campaign, we speculated over whether he was a sociopath or a narcissist or a psychopath , and we debated whether psychiatrists could even ethically issue warnings pertaining to the hypothetical pathologies of a presidential candidate.

Special Counsel questions VA findings in Albany whistleblower

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 20:01

Valerie Riviello-Drew in July 2016 at Mildred Elley in Albany, where she teaches nursing classes. Valerie Riviello-Drew in July 2016 at Mildred Elley in Albany, where she teaches nursing classes.

Diagnosing Trump: Did America elect a madman?

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:17

"We warn that anyone as mentally unstable as Mr. Trump simply should not be entrusted with the life-and-death powers of the presidency." Well, then.

Hospitals Will Need Psychiatrists And Mental Health Professionals To Satisfy EMTALA

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:44

Hospitals that have emergency departments should call upon their "available resources" to screen and stabilize patients with mental health emergencies as required by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act according to recent statements by an analyst for CMS and an attorney with the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. While speaking at the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting in Chicago, the CMS representative noted that EMTALA requires hospitals with emergency departments to provide a medical screening within the capabilities of the hospital by a person who is qualified to do the examination, which, if the hospital offers psychiatric services, would include a psychiatrist.

King George III of England suffered a mental illness

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:05

King George III of England is most often remembered as being on the throne when the American colonies won their independence. Over the years, there has been much discussion about his physical and mental health.

Teams of six to eight CAPS staff discuss each student's treatment - often without their knowledge

Mental Health - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:55

Counseling and Psychological Services at Penn is comprised of approximately 35 staff members - psychologists, social workers, postdoctoral students, interns, and prescribers - that are organized into five treatment teams of six to eight members. These groups meet weekly to discuss any problems that may surface on any team member's student cases.

We visited a clinic that offers infusions of a 'party drug' for...

Mental Health - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:03

After a 45-minute infusion of ketamine, clients at a clinic in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood are not partying. Instead, they're in a state of quiet contemplation - reclining on cushioned chairs, listening to music, or occasionally striking a tranquil yoga pose.

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