Monthly Archives: January 2014

Getting past the polite silence on mental illness

Getting past the polite silence on mental illness One-quarter of American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, including depression, anorexia, post-traumatic stress disorder and more, according to the National Institutes of Health. Such disorders are the leading cause of … Continue reading

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My own intense world Why I wish I had been diagnosed with Asperger’s as a child

My own intense world Why I wish I had been diagnosed with Asperger’s as a child If the Asperger Syndrome diagnosis had existed when I was a toddler, I probably would have qualified. I began reading at 3 years old; … Continue reading

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The boy whose brain could unlock autism

The boy whose brain could unlock autism Autism changed Henry Markram’s family. Now his Intense World theory could transform our understanding of the condition.

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Early Psychosis Intervention

Early Psychosis Intervention Early psychosis intervention has been proven to be effective in reducing – even preventing – the symptoms of a psychotic episode. The sooner assessment and treatment are begun, the better the results of medication, counseling and support … Continue reading

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Religious Factors in Bipolar Disorder

Religious Factors in Bipolar Disorder Impact of Religion and Religious Delusions in Psychotic Disorders This is an area, researchers say, that needs further study. It appears that a high proportion of patients with psychotic disorders consider spiritual faith to be … Continue reading

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How to care for patients who have delusions with religious content

How to care for patients who have delusions with religious content Delusions with religious content (DRC) are associated with poorer clinical outcomes and dangerousness.1–6 Most mental health professionals will encounter patients with DRC because this type of delusion is relatively common … Continue reading

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Why psychotic patients with religious delusions are harder to cure

Why psychotic patients with religious delusions are harder to cure So religion is a mixed bag when it comes to psychosis. For some, it provides solace. For others, however, it increases the danger that they will sink further into their … Continue reading

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