Author Archives: Marilyn Langeman

Group works to create understanding about mental illness, gun violence

According to multiple studies in recent years, mental illness diagnoses are not as closely related to mass shootings as some believe. News coverage after a tragedy can often focus on a violent offender’s troubled past or difficulties in social settings, … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Kid to Apologize (and Mean It!)

“Apologize to me for talking that way!” The words flew out of my mouth, setting me up for an epic battle of wills. When my 6-year-old daughter finally mumbled an apology through her tears, I wondered if all the drama had … Continue reading

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Anger management: why we feel rage and how to control it

There is no clear diagnosis of an anger disorder, but the psychiatric diagnostic manual does include “intermittent explosive disorder”, which is characterised by recurrent behavioural outbursts representing a failure to control aggressive impulses. This affects 7.3% of the population at some point in their … Continue reading

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What To Do When You Have Anger Issues

Anger problems can make you feel isolated from others, dissatisfied with life, and completely misunderstood. When you have a difficult time dealing with your anger, it can be hard to accomplish what you want to do or develop the relationships … Continue reading

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HBO Documentary Examines Violent Children with Mental Health Issues

Of children in the juvenile justice system, some 70 percent have a mental illness. “What we forget when someone has a mental illness and becomes violent is that we failed them,” Insel says in the film. If a person with … Continue reading

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Anger Management

Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. But it’s unhealthy when it flares up all the time or spirals out of control. Chronic, explosive anger has serious consequences for your relationships, your health, and your state of mind. The good news … Continue reading

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Is there a link between mass shootings and mental illness?

Senseless tragedies like mass shootings also provoke and demand answers – preferably ones that are also accompanied by easy fixes, says Jeffrey Swanson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. “We want life to … Continue reading

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Intermittent Explosive Disorder

An inability to resist aggressive urges may be an indication of intermittent explosive disorder. Individuals with this disorder often seriously damage property or assault others, and react in ways that are entirely out of proportion to the provocation.

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Letter to a misguided pastor by Katie R Dale

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The unique way the Dutch treat mentally ill prisoners

In the Netherlands, criminals with mental illness are treated completely differently to many other countries. Melissa Hogenboom visits a Dutch prison to find out how.

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