Mental Health

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.

Mindfulness and Meditation Need More Rigorous Study, Less Hype

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:53

Dependable scientific evidence has lagged worrisomely behind the rapid and widespread adoption of mindfulness and meditation for pursuing an array of mental and physical wellness goals, wrote a group of 15 experts in a new article in Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The article offers a "critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda" to help the burgeoning mindfulness industry replace ambiguous hype with rigor in its research and clinical implementations.

Should Other Doctors Have Access to Your Psychiatry Note?

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:29

At Weill Cornell Medicine where I work, regular doctors were not able to access psychiatry notes in the electronic health record . This meant that Primary Care Practitioners could read cardiology and oncology notes but not psychiatry notes.

Where's the Proof That Mindfulness Meditation Works?

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:07

The concept of mindfulness involves focusing on your present situation and state of mind. This can mean awareness of your surroundings, emotions and breathing - or, more simply, enjoying each bite of a really good sandwich.

Hostile workplace can trigger mental illness - Psychiatrist

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:26

Abdulmalik, who works at the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, spoke at a sensitisation workshop on mental illness. Newsmen report that the workshop was organised by the an NGO, Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme, in collaboration with the Oyo State Ministry of Health.

Lies, Self-Deception, and Malignant Narcissism

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 01:38

Now we have a best-selling book about President Trump's presumed psychiatric condition, comprised of twenty-seven essays from prominent and distinguished psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals. Contributors include luminaries like psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton and Stanford psychologist and PT blogger Philip Zimbardo.

Mental health detentions in Scotland hit 15-year high

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 01:38

THE number of detentions for mental health treatment in Scotland are at a 15-year high amid concern over pressures on mental health services. The sharpest year-on-year rise was in the use of emergency detention certificates, which are considered a last resort for patients whose mental illness has reached crisis point.

knowledge devouring itself

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:51

How the Benzene Tree Polluted the World - ""We have been so clever at learning to play with atoms and molecules without ever thinking about what they do once they are out," she told me. "Put a complex molecule into the environment," said Costner, "and it is going to undergo any number of transitions in hard-to-predict ways."

Mental health: A promise left unfulfilled

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:13

STATISTICS culled from the Philippine Statistical Authority hold that 88 cases of psychiatric disorders have been recorded for every 100,000 population in the country. On the other hand, the Department of Health has identified schizophrenia as the top mental health problem in the country based on the recent cohort study, which likewise claims that males were mostly afflicted compared to females.

Five words to help reduce stress

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:13

Stress is a regular part of our lives but in excess it can have severe detrimental effects. Stress has been shown to be a factor in the progression and severity of disease.

Becky Galloway: The interminable race against depression

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:46

Running on the treadmill at a 9-minute pace, and I am not a runner, I begin to hyperventilate as tears start to stream down my face yet again. I am running for those that are so crippled by depression that they can't even get up off of the couch.

More money, better access needed for mental health in P.E.I.: association

Mental Health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:05

'Lack of access to care has a major impact,' says Dr. Nachiketa Sinha, president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. It's time P.E.I. started treating mental health the same as physical health, says the president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

Donald Trump mental illness diagnosed by untrained public

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:24

Witch doctors are not necessarily more skilled than psychiatrists and psychologists, but they're sometimes harder on the pocketbook. A group of "mental-health professionals" have offered to resolve the Donald Trump "problem" for free.

MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:37

The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series this month with Urs Meyer, pharmacology professor at the University of Zurich. Meyer's presentation, "Maternal Infection and Immunity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders," will take place Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.

My child's depression swallowed her whole. I took the steps to get her help. Then the bills came.

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:01

Eighteen months ago, our pre-teen daughter's depression and anxiety swallowed her whole. We watched her sink deeper and deeper each passing week, powerless to pull her back.

Let them fidget: Children with ADHD seem to learn better when they're moving

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:23

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget, tap and swivel around in a chair much more than normally developing children because it helps them to learn complex material, psychologists have found. ADHD is often perceived as a behavioural problem because it can result in symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity that can affect social interaction and learning.

'The True Story' of Wonder Woman's Marston Menage a Trois

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 02:05

How much does anyone really know about the psychologist who created Wonder Woman or the women who shared his household and inspired him? Not nearly as much as a lot of people seem to think. There Dr. William Moulton Marston was both a psychologist and a lawyer, often called the inventor of the lie detector.

Two-day workshops on psychodrama therapy to be held in Delhi, Mumbai and Madurai

Mental Health - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 02:05

Two-day psychodrama workshops "Golden Repair: Psychodrama Workshop on Inner Healing and Catharsis" are going to be held in October-November in Delhi, Mumbai and Madurai which would be open to teachers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, HR professionals, therapists and others interested in the use of psychodrama in the well-being and healing processes, informs the World Storytelling Institute, Chennai. In Delhi, Mumbai and Madurai, the workshops are going to be held on 11th & 12th October; 21st & 22nd October; and 11th & 12th November respectively.

The Great Paradox of Psychiatry

Mental Health - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 09:43

"To the man who wants to use a hammer badly, a lot of things look like nails that need hammering." - Mark Twain We are living in an era of supposed rapid progression in the development of newer, better, and more effective treatments for the human problems called mental disorders.

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