Category Archives: Mental Health

Mental Health

Seeing Schizophrenia Before Its Too Late

Streams of Consciousness   Seeing Schizophrenia Before Its Too Late   A cloth embroidered by a person with schizophrenia. Image via Wikimedia Commons The scoop on how we think, feel and act By Ingrid Wickelgren | July 8, 2011 | According to his two brothers, my uncle Glenn had always been a little odd. He was a […]

Are Introverts Nuts?

By Nancy Ancowitz Created Apr 21 2010 – 12:14pm The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is considering including introversion as a determining factor for diagnosing mental disorders in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—commonly known as the DSM-5. The APA’s proposed definition of introversion is: “Withdrawal from other people, ranging from intimate relationships to […]

New Research Shows That We Control Our Forgetfulness, Could Impact On Depression, PTSD

New Research Shows That We Control Our Forgetfulness, Could Impact On Depression, PTSD  Jul 2011 –  Have you heard the saying “You only remember what you want to remember”? Now there is evidence that it may well be correct. New research from Lund University in Sweden shows that we can train ourselves to forget things.

Addiction Starts Early in American Society, Report Finds

A new study reveals that 90 percent of Americans who are addicted to tobacco, alcohol or other substances started smoking, drinking or using drugs before they were 18 years old. The study also found that one-quarter of Americans who began using any addictive substance before age 18 are addicted, compared with one in 25 Americans […]

Chronic Eating Disorders

A Different Approach to Treatment Resistance By Allan S. Kaplan, MD and Kate Strasburg, MD  Eating disorders in general and anorexia nervosa in particular are complex and difficult psychiatric disorders to treat. Empirical research has established effective treatments of bulimia nervosa. However, anorexia nervosa remains without effective empirically based treatments, especially for adult patients. A […]

Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

Strategies for Recognizing Schizophrenia and Treating to Remission By Seong S. Shim, MD, PhD | August 17, 2009 Since the introduction of chlorpromazine(Drug information on chlorpromazine), the first antipsychotic drug, it has been evident that a large number of patients have schizophrenia that is treatment resistant. It is estimated that between 20% and 60% of […]

Autism and Schizophrenia

By Yael Dvir, MD and Jean A. Frazier, MD | March 15, 2011 Emerging study results suggest that there are both clinical and biological links between autism and schizophrenia. The question regarding whether there is phenotypic overlap or comorbidity between autism and schizophrenia dates back to 1943, when Kanner1 first used the term “autism” to […]

Social Media, Psychotherapy, & Cyberbullying

  By Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, PhD Created May 12 2011 – 1:20pm When I first started counseling clients, I never thought that cyberbullying, friending or tweeting would come up in therapy sessions on a regular basis.  However, since the advent of social media, a new crop of concerns are being presented in therapy sessions. 

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