Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Myth Of Mental Illness And Gun Violence

The Myth Of Mental Illness And Gun Violence Random gun violence is a terrifying fact of American life, because of both the violence and the randomness. Terror bred by violence does not really require comment; they are twinned. But terror … Continue reading

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Mentally ill get lost in health system ‘wasteland’

Mentally ill get lost in health system ‘wasteland’ Pastor Rick Warren, a best-selling author, struggled to find long-term care for his son, Matthew, who suffered from depression for many years. “At one point, we were counseled that Matthew needed extended, … Continue reading

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Deep brain stimulation offers hope for OCD patient

Deep brain stimulation offers hope for OCD patient Deep brain stimulation is an experimental intervention, most commonly used among patients with nervous system disorders such as essential tremor, dystonia or Parkinson’s disease. In rare cases, it has been used for patients with … Continue reading

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How Schizophrenia Affects Cognition

How Schizophrenia Affects Cognition In many ways, people with schizophrenia are just like everyone else. But if their illness remains untreated, it can have a tremendous impact on their lives. Some effects of schizophrenia, such as unusual behavior, are easy … Continue reading

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More on Not Being Fed When You Can’t Feed Yourself

More on Not Being Fed When You Can’t Feed Yourself I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but there is an entire literature about the topic of not feeding at the end of life.  It even has its own acronym, VSED (voluntarily … Continue reading

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What We Actually Know About the Connections Between Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and Gun Violence

What We Actually Know About the Connections Between Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and Gun Violence We need to think of violence itself as a communicable disease. We have kids growing up exposed to terrible trauma. We did a study some … Continue reading

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http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article509399/Depression-stalks-long-term-job-hunters-Gallup-survey-finds.html

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/workplace/article509399/Depression-stalks-long-term-job-hunters-Gallup-survey-finds.html It shows in their monotone voices. Their flat facial expressions. Their reluctance to leave the house, to engage with family and friends. Depression overtakes about one in five Americans who have been unemployed for a year or longer, according … Continue reading

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Sleep’s memory role discovered

Sleep’s memory role discovered “We thought sleep helped, but it could have been other causes, and we show it really helps to make connections and that in sleep the brain is not quiet, it is replaying what happened during the … Continue reading

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Nostalgia: Why it is good for you

Nostalgia: Why it is good for you  A series of investigations by psychologist Constantine Sedikides suggest nostalgia may act as a resource that we can draw on to connect to other people and events, so that we can move forward with less … Continue reading

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Getting Help for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Getting Help for Treatment-Resistant Depression Treating depression of any sort can be challenging. You need to work closely with your health care providers to see an improvement in your symptoms. But if you have treatment-resistant depression, the challenges are even … Continue reading

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