Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison of Johns Hopkins University told Live Science that those who have bipolar and are coming out of a depressive phase, often see a boost in creativity. When this occurs, the frontal lobe of the brain shows a lot of activity, similar to what takes place when someone is concentrating in Read more
An FDA-approved therapy using magnetic stimulation on the brain can be given to people who haven’t responded well to antidepressants.
As long as the differences of those who are disabled, mentally or physically, are viewed as an object of study instead of an active voice with a unique point of view, we will continue to be a marginalized and ignored group.
The impetus for the announcement was “belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior,” said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psychiatrist in Chicago.
England is in the midst of a unique national experiment, the world’s most ambitious effort to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses. The goal is to eventually create a system of primary care for mental health not just for England but for all of Britain.
Children in the Galveston and Hill Country areas are going to be without state-funded speech, occupational and physical therapy services as two more providers prepare to leave the Early Childhood Intervention program.
A large number of counsellors have volunteered to be available for survivors and firefighters at Grenfell tower, but what’s the evidence for talking therapy immediately after a trauma?
Mind Body Solutions, a Las Vegas Mental Health Clinic, Offers Same-Day Service in a Time of Wait-Lists
Mind Body Solutions is a full-service psychiatric and pain management practice, offering a wide range of mental health assistance for patients in the metro area, including individual and family therapy, case management, behavioral skills training, and psycho-social rehabilitation.
Even when my patients think they’re doing a decent job of caring for themselves, we almost always discover at some point in therapy that that’s not entirely true. Although most have surface reasons for not prioritizing self-care; usually lack of time or resources, the root cause is often guilt.
I learned the hard — and expensive — way that I needed a strong therapeutic alliance with my therapist. I needed someone who was warm, reliable and within my price range, and the people I had seen up to that point were none of those things.
Therapeutic gardening can be a powerful way to ground psychiatric patients because it puts them in contact with nature and other people and gets their bodies moving. Grounding techniques help people detach from emotional pain by reconnecting with the external world and the present moment.
In recent years, however, research has begun to show promise in treating a number of ailments. The interventions usually involved one dose of LSD, given in a supervised setting, coupled with therapy. To engage in research in Schedule I drugs, scientists have to get approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
A long-awaited Austin facility for people who’ve gone through a mental health crisis is one step closer to opening its doors. The new Guy Herman Center for Mental Health Crisis Care will hold an open house today and will start receiving patients at the end of the month.
Keith Conners, whose work with hyperactive children established the first standards for diagnosing and treating what is now known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D. — and who late in life expressed misgivings about how loosely applied that label had become — died on July 5 in Durham, N.C. He was 84.
Do patients who hear voices have the right to refuse psychiatric medicine? A growing movement says yes
This approach underlies a controversial international movement that raises fundamental questions about what it means to be mentally ill. The question at the heart of the debate: Do patients who hear voices have the right to direct their treatment, even if that means rejecting conventional therapies, such as psychiatric medication?
Therapists and writers foster the growth of moral imagination in other human beings. We help people explore the question Who do we call us? Our work widens the category “us,” and narrows the category “them” in the lives of people we teach.
There is a growing impetus for psychiatrists to play a larger role in the physical health of their patients. Clinical context, provider comfort and competence, and patient preference are all factors that must be considered.
Recognizing changing patient demands, Palomar Health, a multiple campus medical center and healthcare system in northern San Diego County, California, switched to a psychiatry hospitalist model in 2011, hoping to improve the delivery of high-quality care to its mental health inpatient population.
Billions of research dollars have been spent trying to locate the unique hidden cause of each mental disorder. The results have been spectacularly disappointing, not because mental health researchers are inept but because the causes of mental disorder are extremely complex.
According to Richard C. Shelton, M.D., a psychiatry professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, there’s a name for what I was experiencing: rage attacks. They most likely result from decreased production of serotonin—the neurotransmitter that SSRIs increase in the brain—which can lead to aggression, says psychiatrist Steven P. Levine, M.D.
Is online counseling just as effective as an in-person session? Does the treatment depend on the condition of the mental health issue? Larry speaks to two clinical psychologists about the pros and cons of seeing a virtual therapist.
Diabetes mellitus appears to be more prevalent in the psychiatric setting than in the general population, according to the results of a recent meta-analysis from the United Kingdom published earlier this year in General Hospital Psychiatry.
Pride in Mental Health: An Interview with Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and DoSomething.org
An interview with Jillian Weiss, Executive Director at Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and Calvin Stowell, Chief Growth Officer at DoSomething.org (which motivates young people to make positive change both online and offline through campaigns that make an impact) about the role of advocacy in LGBT mental health.
Sepideh Saremi, a psychotherapist in California, combines running with actual talk therapy. It occurred to her that getting out of the traditional office setting might be helpful, particularly for some of her male clients, who did not seem comfortable in the traditional therapeutic setting.
The positive effects of antipsychotic medications in patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders outweigh the adverse effects of antipsychotics on long-term outcomes, according to findings from an expert panel published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
“In Asia, the stigma against psychedelics is so strong that few, if any, researchers have asked for government permission to explore their therapeutic potential,” says Brad Burge, the director of strategic communications at MAPS, a U.S. non-profit which advocates for MDMA research in psychotherapy.
In 2016, social media started a dialogue on Black men’s mental health using the hashtag #YouGoodMan following the disclosure of mental health issues by rapper Kid Cudi. In a post on his Facebook page, Cudi stated he was seeking help to treat his anxiety and depression. Research shows that African Americans often under-utilize therapy compared Read more
Why is it so hard to find a good psychiatrist—one who can actually help you feel better, instead of worse? How do you go about searching for a good psychiatrist, and if you already have one, how do you know if you are receiving good care?
The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology is a revolutionary new strategy to approach mental health diagnoses and all of the complex problems involved in them. Since the first Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) was introduced, mental health diagnoses have been plagued by inconsistency and subjectivity.