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Brain Disorder

Renaming 'Mental Illness' to 'Brain Disorder' Will Not Erase the Stigma

Natasha Tracy | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

People seem to have this mistaken impression that changing the name of something changes the way people feel about that thing. And while, this may work, to a small degree, some of the time, it certainly isn't the answer to a huge problem like the prejudice and discrimination seen against those with a mental illness.

Girl, 6, Cured Of Lethal Brain Condition

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents

Six-year-old Haylie Howe beat a lethal brain disorder with the help of glue. That's right, glue. Haylie was diagnosed with vein of Galen malformati...

WATCH: Football Players Protect Bullied Student With Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact

Rah! Rah! Rah! to Arizona's Queen Creek High football team for its anti-bullying effort. Players including the star quarterback have rallied behin...

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy's Mission: A Moonshot Into the Mind

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

Patrick Kennedy is challenging scientists to see "innerspace" as the new frontier, a moonshot into the mind to explore brain circuitry and impaired genes and to develop research that can be translated into therapies and cures for all brain disorders.

The Politics, Stigma and Experience of Brain Disorders: A Blog Series

S.Z. Berg | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

The holiday season is a good time to talk about brain disorders. The kind I'm talking about are more commonly referred to as mental illness, but I think that term detracts from the fact that depression, anxiety disorders and other such conditions arise in the brain.

Disappearing Acts: When friends are gone after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, I am reeling from the awareness that certain friends who meant a great deal to me have abruptly turned their back on me no...