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Mental Health Disorders

Being SMART about Constructing Dynamic Treatment Regimes

American Statistical Association | Posted 03.14.2014 | 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 behav...

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.

'The French Have A Very Idiosyncratic View Of Autism'

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.18.2012 | Parents

LONDON -- In most developed countries, children with autism are usually sent to school where they get special education classes. But in France, they a...

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.

Study Shows Living In Big Cities Makes You Crazy

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 08.22.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — This may come as no surprise to residents of New York City and other big urban centers: Living there can be bad for your mental healt...

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.