Monthly Archives: September 2013

60 Minutes: Connecting Mental Illness to Violence with Little Data, Facts

60 Minutes: Connecting Mental Illness to Violence with Little Data, Facts Our mental health system has been broken since the 1980s, when the plan to close down most of the nation’s state hospitals relied on the states (and their short-sighted … Continue reading

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Getting Mental-Health Care at the Doctor’s Office

Getting Mental-Health Care at the Doctor’s Office Integrating psychiatric care into primary-care practices is catching on in a bid to make more efficient use of a limited number of mental-health professionals.

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A Paradigm Shift in How You Think About Communication

A Paradigm Shift in How You Think About Communication As you work towards helping your child gain more communication skills, no matter what age or stage, I want to suggest a paradigm shift in the way you might think about … Continue reading

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Older people with autism in Scotland ‘invisible’

Older people with autism in Scotland ‘invisible’ A charity has warned of an “invisible generation” of older people with autism in Scotland whose condition is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. The National Autistic Society (NAS) Scotland said there was still a … Continue reading

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Skyrocketing Alzheimer’s rates to burden world’s caregivers, study says

Skyrocketing Alzheimer’s rates to burden world’s caregivers, study says “People with dementia have special needs. Compared with other long-term care users they need more personal care, more hours of care, and more supervision, all of which is associated with greater … Continue reading

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Watching the Lights Go Out David Hilfiker: A Memoir from Inside Alzheimer’s Disease

Watching the Lights Go Out David Hilfiker: A Memoir from Inside Alzheimer’s Disease If you’re new to this blog and want some context for it, read this post from the day I announced my Alzheimer’s. For more info, visit my website with my autobiography and all … Continue reading

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Why Mental Health Background Checks Are Not the Solution to Gun Violence

Why Mental Health Background Checks Are Not the Solution to Gun Violence As gun rights advocates have been quick to point out, nothing in Congress’s failed spring effort to extend background checks would have stopped Alexis’s ability to purchase the weapon he … Continue reading

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Is Schizophrenia to Blame for Navy Yard Shootings?

Is Schizophrenia to Blame for Navy Yard Shootings? To some experts, hearing voices from afar and complaining about the use of devices to transmit signals into a person’s body are classic symptoms of schizophrenia. “It sounds like a fairly typical case of paranoid … Continue reading

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Expert: People With Mental Illness ‘More Likely To Have Violence Done To Them Than To Inflict Harm On Others’

Expert: People With Mental Illness ‘More Likely To Have Violence Done To Them Than To Inflict Harm On Others’ “[T]here is a group of politicians who are outraged that the Syrian government dropped poison gas on its citizens. To address … Continue reading

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First, forget about witchcraft..

First, forget about witchcraft.. The only psychiatrist working in the African country of Chad has his work cut out to convince patients their issues are medical, rather than spiritual. “Public opinion here thinks that it means something is really wrong … Continue reading

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