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Mental Health Diseases & Disorders

Big Stars Shine Light on Mental Illness in New TV Movies

Call Me Crazy  Brittany Snow and Jason Ritter which premiered on Lifetime Television on April 20. (Photo: Lifetime Television) By Katrina Gay, NAMI Director of Communications In April, Lifetime Television premiered Call Me Crazy, a series of interconnected short films that deal with the subject of mental illness. Through five short stories named after each […]

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 Clues On How To Treat Diseases Such As Depression And Schizophrenia

  Regret has long been viewed as an exclusively human thought, one which helps prevent us from repeating bad choices but becomes debilitating when it triggers obsessive thoughts about past actions. Now a new study by Yale University researchers shows that monkeys also can be Monday morning quarterbacks and visualize alternative, hypothetical outcomes. The findings, […]

Control Desk for the Neural Switchboard

STANFORD Optogenetics, tested in rodents, can control electrical activity in a few carefully selected neurons, and may hold new insights into our disorders. May 16, 2011 – Treating anxiety no longer requires years of pills or psychotherapy. At least, not for a certain set of bioengineered mice. In a study recently published in the journal […]

Tardive Dyskinesia: A Problem That Has Not Gone Away

Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH Posted: 04/30/2010 Incidence of Tardive Dyskinesia With Atypical Versus Conventional Antipsychotic Medications: A Prospective Cohort Study Woods SW, Morgenstern H, Saksa JR, et al J Clin Psychiatry. 2010;71:463-474 Summary This was a prospective cohort study examining the incidence rate of tardive dyskinesia (TD) among 352 outpatients receiving atypical and/or typical antipsychotic […]

Shedding a Protective Cocoon, Woven by Delusions

By MARC E. AGRONIN, M.D. The woman described the sensation as a delicate flicker, like a moth trapped in a small gauze bag. She ran her slender fingers repeatedly over the spot in her slightly distended abdomen and said, “Doctor, right here.”  Sometimes, she told me, the flicker gave way to a more forceful kick […]

The DSM5 and Dissociation

5 October 2010 | By Paul In an editorial to the most recent Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (Vol. 11, pp. 261-5), Dr. David Spiegel writes about how dissociation will likely be addressed in the forthcoming DSM5. For those of you not familiar, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as […]

Trauma and Dissociation – Mind Parts

5 October 2010 | By Paul In an editorial to the most recent Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (Vol. 11, pp. 261-5), Dr. David Spiegel writes about how dissociation will likely be addressed in the forthcoming DSM5. For those of you not familiar, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as […]

Patients With Schizophrenia Benefit From New Training Program On Self-Efficacy

Patients With Schizophrenia Benefit From New Training Program On Self-Efficacy Which Reduces Stress And Enhances Well-Being July 08 2010   Researchers at the University of Granada have designed a new training program on specific self-efficacy for reducing stress in psychotic patients. When stress was reduced, patients reported an improvement in symptoms, which meant enhancement of their […]

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