Mental Health

Long wait times for child psychiatrists hurt kids, says Saskatoon mom

Mental Health - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:54

Danny Kerslake is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio stations across Western Canada. In his career with CBC Saskatchewan, Danny has reported from every corner of the province and has lived and worked in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.

Doctor eats scraps after 'wrongful dismissal'

Mental Health - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:33

A medical doctor who was "wrongfully dismissed" from the Ghana Health Service and his salary arrears withheld since 2012 has told Starr News he now lives as a single-room squatter who begs for table scraps to survive. Described by many as Ghana's Ben Carson for his rare pair of 'healing hands', Dr. Francis Ibrahim Betonsi was reportedly handed indefinite suspension half a decade ago on grounds of possible mental disorder.

Six Horror Films that Will Intrigue Psychiatrists

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 23:51

There is certainly peril for those who like horror films and simultaneously practice psychiatry. There is even greater peril for those who like horror films and who are also staunch advocates for decreasing the still pervasive prejudice towards psychiatry and psychiatric illness.

National organizations honor UB professor's innovative psychiatric program for children

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:33

"The CAP PC program represents a lifetime of working toward the integration of physical and mental health, which has been in my heart from the beginning of medical school." A program directed by UB psychiatrist David L. Kaye is receiving national recognition this month from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry .

Funds help colleges teach about screening for drug abuse

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:59

Local students in the health professions will receive training in drug abuse screening and intervention through a three-year, $850,000 National Institutes of Health grant to Albany Medical College, The Sage Colleges and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment program will be presented to students working to become physician assistants, psychologists, physicians, family medicine practitioners, and psychiatrists at Albany Med, as well as The Sage College's nurse practitioners through Sage and pharmacists through the Albany College of Pharmacy.

These Psychiatrists Say Trump Poses an Imminent Threat to Humanity

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:18

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Things every psychiatrist wants their patient to know

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:59

As a psychiatric outpatient, I've found that accessing support for a mental illness can feel like an uphill struggle. Time with a psychiatrist is like gold, but what do they really want us to know that may help us during a crisis ? Professor of psychiatry, Professor Kamaldeep Bhui , a psychiatrist at Queen Mary University says 'I want my patients to know that mental illnesses are common.

The Checkup: Managing the Storm of a Toddler's Tantrum

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 07:37

Pity the poor parent whose child is throwing a public tantrum. No, don't come up with a list of excellent parenting strategies that you're quite sure would have averted this unhappy scene.

Mental healthcare finds wider reach in Karnataka

Mental Health - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 01:07

WHEN SHIVASHARANAIAH first started showing signs of a mental breakdown a few years ago, the 43-year-old commerce graduate's employers at a chartered accountancy firm in Bengaluru sent him back to his village in Karnataka's Davangere district. At Kalledevarapura village, which he had once escaped in search of a better life, Shivasharanaiah turned dishevelled and unkempt, roaming the streets, speaking English to himself or writing on the walls.

Managing mental health in Tararua

Mental Health - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 20:24

Tararua Mental Health is a part of the MidCentral District Health Board area, and covers the Tararua District from Norsewood to Eketahuna providing services for Ormondville, Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua, Alfredton, Pongaroa, Akitio and Weber. Clinical manager Jillian McElwee says the service caters for adult mental health for people over 18. One team works from two sites based in Dannevirke and Pahiatua.

Shortage of psychiatrists in Canberra 'reaching crisis point'

Mental Health - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 18:50

Sarah Huxtable had just started high school when her life began to unravel, but due to a critical shortage of psychiatrists in Canberra, she spent months in Melbourne for treatment, costing her family tens of thousands of dollars. According to figures from ACT Health, both the private and public psychiatry sectors are facing shortages with fewer than nine psychiatrists for every 100,000 Canberra residents.

Psychotherapist vs. psychologist vs. psychiatrist: which one should you choose?

Mental Health - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 07:48

Psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists may overlap in the areas they cover, but there are differences among each profession and what they can offer. While Canada has a range of professionals available through private practices, community programs or institutes like hospitals and schools, finding the right expert for you means understanding exactly what you need.

Behaviourceutical is here to cure you of your bad habits and behaviours

Mental Health - Sat, 10/28/2017 - 05:36

Behavioural problems in families, schools, workplaces and public places are on the rise. In turn, it has given rise to new market in the form of 'behaviourceutical' being practiced by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, family therapists and social psychologists.

Are You Depressed? Check Yourself for Warning Signs

Mental Health - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 21:02

A growing number of people are struggling with depression, as seen in recent news stories of suicide and even attempted murders. As part of efforts to tackle this problem, the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Health Promotion Foundation recently released a checklist to help people self-evaluate whether they're suffering from depression or anxiety.

Halloween and the science behind why we love being scared

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 21:25

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Lecture on Mental Illness at MIND Institute

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 14:32

The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Joshua Gordon on Wednesday, Nov. 8 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. Gordon, director, National Institute of Mental Health, will present "A neural circuit approach to mental illness" at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.

Kid Fears in Adults: Separation Anxiety

Mental Health - Scientific American - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:00
The term “separation anxiety” usually conjures the image of a tearful toddler, or worse, a whimpering dog, but millions of grown-ups live with separation anxiety, too

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Swamp-Shrink Rising at the Crack of Don

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 05:00

There are two kinds of ethical offenses a psychologists might commit: objective and subjective. An objective transgression happens when a psychologist is knowingly dishonest to other people, and a subjective error occurs when a psychologist succumbs to being dishonest with himself.

Penn students and faculty share the process, challenges and costs of taking psychiatric medication

Mental Health - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:35

When Wharton and Nursing junior Sydney Liu first started seeing a therapist at Counseling and Psychological Services, she was pushed not to take medication for what she felt was a worsening condition of anxiety. Her therapist was not authorized to prescribe medication, but Liu pushed for a referral to a psychiatrist within CAPS and was prescribed Zoloft, an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication, about a year ago.

The problem with Harvey Weinstein's sex addiction claim

Mental Health - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:58

It's an all-too-common narrative. A wealthy man in a position of power is accused of sexual behavior that's at best inappropriate and at worst criminal and announces he's seeking therapy for treatment.

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