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Mental Disorder

How to Get Rid of Secrets? Tell Them

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Cristina Negrón I never wanted to sign up for Facebook. All of the friending friends, unfriending friends, poking friends, taggin...

This Is What OCD Looks Like

Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts

To combat the ever growing silence surrounding mental health struggles like depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, artist Patrick Smith chose a...

Clutter

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

You may be wondering, "I don't have hoarding disorder, but I do have trouble getting rid of things and some clutter. How can I break this habit?" Simply put, the best way to break a bad habit is to build a new habit.

What's Normal? What's Not?

Allen Frances | Posted 06.01.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

No bright line marks the boundary between illness and health. At the extremes it is easy to diagnose mental illness accurately and to distinguish it from normality. At the fuzzy border, it is impossible.

Mislabeling Medical Illness As Mental Disorder: The Eleventh DSM-5 Mistake

Allen Frances | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The golden rule: an underlying medical illness or medication side effect has to be ruled out before ever deciding that someone's symptoms are caused by mental disorder. And the underlying medical illness may take time to declare itself.

Bizarre Delusion Tied To Popular Movie, Reality TV

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Science

From "Survivor" to the "Real Housewives," reality TV has become part of our collective consciousness. Maybe that helps explain why psychologists are n...

Study Suggests Surprising Treatment For Devastating Mental Disorder

Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/05/2012 07:32 AM EDT on LiveScience Sleep problems and schizophrenia may have comm...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Let's Talk About Depression (And Other Common Mental Illnesses)

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

Did you know that around 26% of the general population is living with a mental disorder? I want to discuss these disorders in detail this week, including symptomatology and underlying brain differences, diagnostic criteria, current treatments, and what the scientific literature has to say about them.

Lawsuit Alleges Veterans Affairs Is Leaving L.A. Vets Out In The Cold

The New York Times | Adam Nagourney | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact

LOS ANGELES — It is a 387-acre campus of green fields and buildings in a prosperous Los Angeles neighborhood, donated to the federal government over...

Logic, Guns and Mental Illness

Gloria Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The logic is absolutely clear -- the more guns in private hands, the more people will be shot and killed each year in the US. The more guns in private hands, the greater the number will be of mentally unstable individuals with guns.

Antipsychotic Medication Use In Children And Adolescents: What's A Parent To Do?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Antipsychotic medication research asked if there were significant changes in three important physical measures: weight, lipids, and insulin resistance. Their results were disturbing.

Yoga Therapy Integrates The Mind And Body

Times Online | Claire Coleman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For years, yoga devotees have been telling us that bending and twisting our limbs into gravity-defying contortions is a great way to develop the perfe...