Mental Health

While we're ditching norms and rules, how about the Goldwater Rule?

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:11

I don't know about you, but among all the ways the White House staff has to work overtime to deal with the unfit imbecile they work for, this is the most disturbing: One defining feature of managing Trump is frequent praise, which can leave his team in what seems to be a state of perpetual compliments. The White House pushes out news releases overflowing with top officials heaping flattery on Trump; in one particularly memorable Cabinet meeting this year, each member went around the room lavishing the president with accolades.

Jennifer Rankin has supported a GP recruitment campaign. Picture: Patrick Olner

Mental Health - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:58

Jennifer Rankin, 34, has said she supports the Welsh Government initiative to promote Wales as a place for doctors to train, work and live and new incentives for psychiatrists. The trainee, who specialises in psychiatry and mental health at St Cadoc's Hospital, relocated from London because of the more affordable cost of living and better work life balance it offered.

Shrinks toss aside medical ethics to protest Trump

Mental Health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:20

Critics complain that America's 45th president has debased the White House. They say he has brought an attitude and spirit with him that is far below the nobility of the office of the president.

Second time around for Wales trainee GP scheme

Mental Health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:36

THE campaign to attract trainee family doctors to Wales - This is Wales: Train. Work.

Psychologists march through New York to call for Trump's removal from the presidency

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:38

A group of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals marched through New York City on Saturday to call for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, said The New York Post . More than 120 mental health professionals marched along Lower Broadway to publicly advocate for the presidential Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and end Trump's presidency.

'Definitely needed': P.E.I. mental health advocates applaud more clinics

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 19:29

Daniel Boudreau is happy to hear about more mental health resources, but also believes more supports should be available. Krystalle Ramlakhan is a multi-platform journalist with CBC P.E.I. She has also worked for CBC in Winnipeg and Iqaluit.

Is Donald Trump a sociopath? A psychiatrist speaks out

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:27

As president of the United States, Donald Trump is one of the most observed and commented upon people in the world. Unfortunately, his time in public life has been replete with racism, bigotry, sexism, pathological lying, misogyny, violence and other problematic behavior.

Electroconvulsive Therapy: Dartmouth clinic 'bursting at seams'

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:46

Nurses Marilyn Bright, standing, and Pearl Green prepare syringes and tape in the electroconvulsive therapy treatment room. Despite the lingering stigma from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the demand for electroconvulsive therapy treatments has been steadily growing.

P.E.I. adds weekend mental health walk-in clinics in Charlottetown

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:30

Islanders who attend the clinic will be able to meet with a registered community mental health therapist for up to an hour. Health PEI is adding additional mental health walk-in clinics on weekends, which it says will help Islanders get the services they need despite an ongoing shortage of psychiatrists in the province.

Why Friday the 13th Is a Real Nightmare for Some People

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

Millions of people in the world, including prolific horror writer Stephen King, have an irrational fear of the number 13. The phenomenon is so widely reported, it even has its own hard-to-pronounce name: triskaidekaphobia. Those who suffer from triskaidekaphobia associate the number 13 with bad luck or danger due to superstitions.

Psychiatrists and counselors host a dozen town halls citing 'a duty ...

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

The question of President Donald Trump's fitness to "discharge the powers and duties of his office" will be a topic for public discussion during town hall meetings on the 25th Amendment in ten states Saturday, Vice's Tonic reports . The dozen town hall meetings are being organized by the group A Duty to Warn, which is lead by clinical psychologist John Gartner, PhD and launched by Dr. Brandy X. Lee, a Yale psychiatry professor.

'Psychotic nympho' Halloween outfit criticised by psychiatrists

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

Escapade's "psychotic nympho" dress has straitjacket sleeves, a lace-up collar and optional face paint for the "seductive goth" look. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said it was one of the worst examples of such an outfit it had seen.

Why We All Have Clutter and How to Get Rid of It

Mental Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 06:56

I feel like a massive hypocrite writing this piece, because substantial messes are found in virtually every square foot of my home. In fact, the last time I broached the topic of clutter in a blog, I posted a photo of my book piles and nut collection and was immediately contacted by a hoarding show to be "fixed" by an expert.

NYU Professors at Horizons Conference Share Psychedelic Research

Mental Health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 02:59

Should psychedelic therapists be required to try their own medicine? NYU professor Elizabeth Nielson brought up the issue in her talk at the annual Horizons Conference held at Cooper Union on Oct. 6-8. Should psychedelic therapists be required to try their own medicine? NYU professor Elizabeth Nielson brought up the issue in her talk at the annual Horizons Conference held at Cooper Union on Oct. 6-8.

Amendment to Allow Healthcare Professionals in Corporate Park...

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:42

A doctor is in the house. More specifically, a group of psychiatrists could soon occupy a portion of the Corporate Park District in the Post Road West Corporate Parks District , thanks to a new Planning and Zoning Commission Amendment.

Psychiatry prize given to Cambodian

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:08

Sotheara Chhim, a psychiatrist and executive director of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization , was awarded the 2017 Dr Guislain "Breaking the Chains of Stigma" award on Tuesday. The $50,000 prize honours Sotheara's efforts to develop mental health services in Cambodia and his Operation Unchain initiative, which treats patients with mental illness who have been chained or caged by their caretakers.

Whatever Harvey Weinstein Is, He Is No Sex Addict, Experts Say

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:51

It's happened again - a powerful, famous man is accused of improper sexual behavior and he says he's seeking therapy to deal with the situation. "Guys, I'm not doing OK," Weinstein said in a video licensed to NBC News.

Getting high to get happy?

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:30

When it comes to the treatment of mental health conditions, new treatment options are continuously being developed, researched and tested. New applications are being developed for old treatment methods, while at the same time researchers are seeing interesting results with novel forms of treatments.

EDITORIAL: Desperate situation

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:46

Last week's update on P.E.I.'s mental health and addictions strategy did little to ease the concerns of Islanders. What came out of the standing committee hearing caused additional alarm.

Whither Indian institutionalised education

Mental Health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:11

A recent survey carried out by the Teacher Foundation in association with Wipro Applying Thought In Schools which was also reported in some dailies including Times of India, found that 42 per cent of elementary school students and 36 per cent of senior school students were being subjected to harassment by peers on school campuses. The study seems to implicate and suggest schools to focus on improving and strengthening relationship management and life skill of self-awareness.

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