Monthly Archives: June 2013

“Families, Mental Health Disorders and Violence — It’s Complicated”

“Families, Mental Health Disorders and Violence — It’s Complicated” Families are an untapped resource in the prevention, diagnosis and management of those with mental health conditions, emphasized MHASP president and CEO Bill Dinwiddie. “It’s important to affirm the value of … Continue reading

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The psychology of workout music

The psychology of workout music The benefits of music are largest for self-paced exercise – in other words those sports where some of the work involved is in deciding when to act, as well as how to act. This means all paced … Continue reading

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Car crash leaves Australian woman with French accent

Car crash leaves Australian woman with French accent Foreign accent syndrome is an extremely rare condition in which brain injuries change a person’s speech patterns, giving them a different accent. The first known case was reported in 1941, when a … Continue reading

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Book raises alarms about alternative medicine

Book raises alarms about alternative medicine Many consumers view alternative medicine industry as more altruistic and home-spun than Big Pharma. But in his book, Offit paints a picture of an aggressive, $34 billion a year industry whose key players are … Continue reading

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Bullying by siblings just as damaging, research finds

Bullying by siblings just as damaging, research finds Bullying and aggressive behavior by a sibling can be as damaging as bullying by a classmate, neighbor or other peer, finds a new study that links it to increased depression, anxiety and … Continue reading

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Treating Mental Illness Prevents Crime and Saves Us Money

Treating Mental Illness Prevents Crime and Saves Us Money Giving psychiatric help to people who need it isn’t just the right thing for a society to do, it’s the most cost-effective thing, too.

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Treatments of physical and mental health are coming together

Treatments of physical and mental health are coming together Physicians and therapists traditionally haven’t collaborated much when treating the same patient, but the federal healthcare law is spurring a change.

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In our opinion: Keep the issues of gun violence and untreated mental illness separate

In our opinion: Keep the issues of gun violence and untreated mental illness separate The issue of gun violence and the disparate issues surrounding untreated mental illness have found confluence in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in … Continue reading

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When does your mental health become a problem?

When does your mental health become a problem? One in four people are expected to experience a mental health problem, yet stigma and discrimination are still very common. Myths such as assuming mental illness is somehow down to a ‘personal … Continue reading

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Mental illness and whoopie pies

Mental illness and whoopie pies

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