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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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Friendship Bench’ program proves effective at alleviating mental illness symptoms

Their offices are simple wooden seats, called Friendship Benches, located in the grounds of health clinics around Harare and other major cities in Zimbabwe. The practitioners are lay health workers known as community “Grandmothers,” trained to listen to and support … Continue reading

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New Study Identifies Factors Linking Violence and Mental Illness

New research has identified a host of factors associated with the risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims of violence, as well as perpetrators of violence. “This work builds on an earlier study that found almost one-third of adults … Continue reading

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How to offer real support to someone with a mental illness

The unfortunate reality is that many who suffer from a mental illness like schizophrenia, enter into isolation and have difficulty maintaining a functional life. Imagine your reality was terrifying – hearing derogatory voices or believing that the world is conspiring … Continue reading

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The cure for mental health is not ignorance

Comments made by Steve Bannon, newly appointed chief strategist to President-elect Donald Trump, were recently released from his December 2015 email exchange with Breitbart editor, Matt Boyle. Boyle had suggested posting a story supporting Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan to reform the … Continue reading

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End of daylight saving time can kick off seasonal affective disorder

The winter blues can set in as temperatures drop and days shorten, but for some people, winter can mean developing an actual case of seasonal depression called seasonal affective disorder. As the sun sets earlier after the end of Daylight … Continue reading

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