Monthly Archives: December 2012

Why the Public Doesn’t Trust Mental Health Advocates

  Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors DJ Jaffe Executive Director, Mental Illness Policy Org Americans are united around the reasonable and limited proposition, that people with serious mental illnesses should not own guns. But one group takes umbrage: mental health advocates. In the wake of incidents such as […]

Accepting the Reality of Mental Illness

  Outpatient involuntary treatment needs to be considered. Published on December 17, 2012 by Dr. Nassir Ghaemi in Mood Swings A mentally ill young male kills innocents. He had struggled with – fill in the blank mental illness (autism, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) – and did not receive treatment, or did not agree to treatment, […]

A Guidebook for the Mind

Monday, Mar. 19, 2012 By John Cloud   The mind, in our modern conception, is an array of circuits we can manipulate with chemicals to ease, if not cure, depression, anxiety and other disorders. Drugs like Prozac have transformed how we respond to mental illness. But while this revolution has reshaped treatments, it hasn't done […]

Happy salad days: Eating tomatoes twice a week helps ward off depression

Researchers discovered pensioners who ate the fruit regularly were 46% less likely to suffer the blues.   Eating tomatoes just two days a week can halve the risk of depression, a study has found. Researchers discovered pensioners who ate the fruit regularly were 46% less likely to suffer the blues. But other fruits and vegetables […]

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