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Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?

Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly causes hallucinations, such as hearing voices, or delusions and can make people lose interest in life. But it should not be “a … Continue reading

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Instead of using ‘mental health’ as a catch-all, spending should focus on those with serious mental illnesses

Secretary Price distilled the problem down to its essence by instructing committee members to focus on the “ten, ten, ten problem”: Ten million people have serious mental illness, they die ten years earlier than others, and “ten times more Americans … Continue reading

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7 Surprising Symptoms of Dementia

While the below signs are by no means a guarantee of dementia, if you or a family member are experiencing them, it may be worth talking to a doctor. 1. Difficulty finding words 2. Trouble with planning and following instructions … Continue reading

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Why ‘High Functioning’ Autism Is So Challenging

The autism spectrum is very large. If you think of it as a rainbow (or a bell curve), you’ll note that there’s an awful lot of the spectrum that is at neither one end nor the other—but somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Concealed Depression

In America today, roughly 19 million people suffer from depression. It is estimated that at any given time, three to five percent of adults are experiencing a major depressive episode, and 2 of every 100 kids and 8 of every 100 teenagers … Continue reading

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Psychologist warns parents about repeated violent behavior

“If you see some violent action or threatening action that reoccurs, then you can trust that you’ll see more of it,” Farrenkopf said. Parents, he told KATU News, need to show tough love to their adult children, even though they … Continue reading

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New Book Looks At Involuntary Psychiatric Care

The authors of “Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care,” Dinah Miller and Annette Hanson, show both sides of the argument over involuntary treatment in the book but conclude that involuntary commitment is not the best solution. Hanson said that … Continue reading

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Managing the Change that Nobody Wants

I’m an organizational development consultant who specializes in helping business leaders achieve transformational change — it’s my life’s calling. But not all change is wanted. My dear husband Richard lives with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy-body dementia. It’s costly, time consuming … Continue reading

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Mental-health issues can’t be solved by psychologists alone—city design can help, too

The world’s cities aren’t very mentally healthy. People who reside in cities are more likely to develop depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia than those living in the countryside. No matter where you live, at least one in four people will have … Continue reading

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Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists. The earliest that children tend to be diagnosed at present is at the age of two, although it is often later. The study, published in the … Continue reading

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