In the past, therapists say it’s been fairly uncommon for patients to bring up politics on the couch. But that was before “fake news,” “alternative facts,” “repeal and replace,” travel bans, protests, and suspicions about Russian influence.
The Affordable Care Act was a game changer for community clinics. It has enabled them to get reimbursement for much more of the care they provided, because more of their patients now had private insurance or were on Medicaid.
Adriana had long looked forward to her 16th birthday — but when the date finally arrived, she celebrated not at home with her family and friends, but in a Texas center for immigrants that felt more like a prison.
A controversial new paper, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, claims letting patients self-harm in such an environment would be less confrontational and distressing than stopping them completely.
A coalition of more than 100 immigrants, activists and former inmates marched through downtown Austin on Wednesday.
Mental health experts say the worry leading up to the election and the anxiety immediately afterward is now all out panic. They say they are seeing patients who fear for their jobs, their families and their safety.
What the past 8 years have taught us is that health care reform requires an evidence-based, careful approach, driven by what is best for the American people. That is why Republicans’ plan is so reckless.
The troubling implications of physicians, especially psychiatrists, extinguishing life based on the supposed volition of mentally ill people have stirred increasing concern both within Belgium and the Netherlands and beyond.
Opposed by a host of professional groups, conversion therapy attempts to change sexual orientation or how people identify their gender.
Even in an election that swung overwhelmingly to the right, voters for the most part are still indicating that they want to rein in the excesses of the drug war, and they’re continuing the recent trend toward punishing the most punitive of elected law enforcement officials.
Donald Trump said he will start working to repeal the Affordable Care Act as soon as he takes office. However, Trump told Science Debate that the national government should provide support to state and local mental healthcare efforts.
While police continue investigating a deadly officer involved shooting where two Austin police officers opened fire, killing a 26-year-old woman early Sunday morning, some are questioning how the agency handles mental health calls.
Society has made great leaps in its acceptance of transgender people. Science has a big part to play in keeping the momentum going.
The Dutch government intends to draft a law that would legalize assisted suicide for people who feel they have “completed life,” but are not necessarily terminally ill, it said on Wednesday.
#AlfredOlango: El Cajon, Calif., Police Aware Unarmed Black Man Was in Mental Distress Before They Fatally Shot Him
The victim’s sister says that she called for someone to come help her brother, but police shot him instead.