Saturday, May 28, 2022

Self-Esteem Deficits Predict Paranoia & Positive Symptoms

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Researchers from Indiana University find, in a study of 57 individuals with schizophrenia diagnoses, that "decreases in self-esteem at any given time point were...

Individualism a Risk Factor for Depression

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Findings from a survey of 6,082 individuals, designed to explore racial and ethnic differences in mental disorders, reinforce the relationship between social support and...

The Coming Tsunami of Mental Health Care for ‘Boomers

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A report released yesterday by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says "at least...

Expressed Emotion in Families of 1-year-old Children

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This study, in Child: Care, Health and Development, adds to the research that "high levels of expressed emotion (EE) in parents have been found...

Sickness Absence From Work: More Anxiety Than Otherwise

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Norwegian, Australian and U.K. researchers find, in a study of 13,436 community members, linked with official records of sickness absence from work (SA), that...

Beliefs About Psychosis Predict Engagement With Therapy, and Outcomes

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A study by U.K. researchers finds that patients with schizophrenia diagnoses are more likely to engage in therapy and to experience positive outcomes when...

Integrating Mental Health and Development in Nepal

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PLoS Medicine's series on Global Mental Health Practice looks at the BasicNeeds model of Mental Health and Development. BasicNeeds is comprised of five key...

New Zealand Asks: “How is Your Antidepressant Working For You?”

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Researchers at Auckland University have launched a study that "positions the people who are prescribed antidepressants as the experts" and which aims at asking...

Almost No Nursing Homes Meet Federal Standards for Antipsychotic Use

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The Office of the Inspector General finds that 99.5% of nursing facilities in the United States are non-compliant regarding federal regulations concerning antipsychotic use....

Antidepressants, Not Alcohol, Implicated in Mary Kennedy Suicide

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When Mary R. Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., committed suicide last May, initial speculation centered around the possible contribution of...

Relabeling “Antidepressants”

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Do "the medications we call antidepressants justify the label of antidepressant?" So ask Davids Antonuccio and Healy in Scientifica. "On all of the identified...

The “BioPsychoSocialSpiritual” Model of Mental Health

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Andrew Weil writes about the history of the biomedical model, the rise of neurotransmitter-based theories of psychology, the proliferation of both mental health professionals...

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Divorce: Psychiatry & Scientology Face Off?

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The competing rubrics of Scientology and Psychiatry, as seen in the context of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce, gets a hearing on Fox...

Robert Reich Blogs on the Glaxo Penalty

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Robert Reich, professor of public policy at Berkeley and former secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, analyzes the impact of the $3 billion...

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