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Mental Health Disorders

Addressing Global Mental Health Challenges and Finding Solutions

Inka Weissbecker | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Inka Weissbecker

Francis spent two years with his foot tied to a wooden log in a shed. He suffered from psychosis but his family was unable to help him because they ha...

7 Mental Illness Myths People Still Believe

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Mental illness stigma can lead to a multitude of false beliefs -- and it's about time to set the record straight. Negative stereotypes create a lot of...

THE FIGHT: Stigma vs. Shame

M/R Johnson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
M/R Johnson

WELCOME TO THE BOXING MATCH OF Behavioral Health Disorders Introduction of Opponents: In the right corner we have the opponent Stigma weighing a...

Why Social Perfection Can Be 'Toxic' For College Students

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.14.2015 | College

Nearly 1,100 suicides happen on college campuses each year, indicating that many students who portray themselves as happy-go-lucky on social media are...

We Know How To Diagnose Depression. Why Don't We Know How To Talk About It?

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living

As society continues to fight the stigma of depression, it's important to define exactly what that word means. A panel of experts joined HuffPost Live...

How Lebanon's Youth Are Challenging Mental-Health Stigma

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.15.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Being SMART about Constructing Dynamic Treatment Regimes

American Statistical Association | Posted 05.14.2014 | Science
American Statistical Association

By Susan Murphy and Inbal Nahum-Shani Dynamic treatment regimes (DTRs) are of growing interest across the medical field as these regimes provide a wa...

5 Important Reasons to Stop Ignoring Your Mental Health

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Why should you prioritize your mental health? Because caring for your mind as well as your body means you'll not only live longer but better. Just as we have effective treatments for physical illnesses, there are therapies, medications and lifestyle interventions that can ease mental suffering, especially if you get help at the earliest signs of a problem.

Children Cancer Survivors May Face Mental Health Challenges Later In Life

Posted 09.20.2013 | Parents

By Kathleen Raven (Reuters Health) - People who had cancer as children are more likely to be treated for neurodevelopmental, emotional or behaviora...

How to Put Your Anxiety Monster on a Diet

Debra Kissen | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Debra Kissen

When you give the anxiety monster what it wants, it may cozy up for a brief nap and quiet down for a bit. But it is really just growing stronger and more powerful. Never satisfied, it will keep demanding more and more of your life, and you will receive shorter periods of reprieve.

NIMH: Neurology Trumps Psychiatry

DJ Jaffe | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

We still have to rely on DSM to diagnose illness, but thanks to Dr. Insel the end of that state of affairs is a step closer. The identification and treatment of mental illness is about to leave the realm of psychiatry and enter the science of neurology.

Better Living Through Empathy: A National Day Without Stigma

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

Changing the conversation about mental health means making care for mental health as matter of fact as going to get treatment for asthma or a broken leg. What good sense that makes. But even those of us who aren't currently suffering from mental health problems stand to gain.

Helping My Daughter Survive Bipolar Disorder

Cinda Johnson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Cinda Johnson

The energy and time it takes to find good treatment, continued support, and understanding for the person with a mental illness as well as his or her family are often overwhelming, but they are also often the difference between recovery and devastation.

Are We Over-Drugging Our Children?

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Peter Breggin

It's not uncommon to find children subdued and crushed by multiple psychiatric drugs. Probably 10 to 20 percent of our children will at some time be diagnosed or drugged.

Why There's 'No Health Without Mental Health'

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

It is entirely understandable that many of us don't realize when we have a mental disorder because sometimes the symptoms of a disorder are very much like the ordinary ups and downs of human life.

Changing How We Think And Talk About Child Psychiatric Disorders

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Children's lives can veer off course due to the maladaptive coping and biological processes that underlie psychiatric disorders; and their lives can be improved with effective treatment and support.