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Surgery leaves woman with 'temporary kleptomania'

A woman in Brazil who had cosmetic surgery ended up with not only a flatter stomach and larger breasts, she also developed kleptomania for a few weeks, a new case report reveals.<p>A few days after being released from the hospital following her cosmetic surgery, the 40-year-old woman began to have …

Exploring the mind’s power over the body

<i>Sally Satel is a psychiatrist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is co-author of “Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience.”</i><p>In “Cure,” Jo Marchant, a British biologist turned science writer, sets out to show that states of consciousness such as hope, …

‘Schizophrenia’ should be dropped as mental health ... | MHT

The term ‘schizophrenia’, with its connotation of hopeless chronic brain disease, should be dropped and replaced with something like ‘psychosis …

Mental Health

Mandatory Mental Illness Screening and the Drive to Confiscate Firearms

On Sunday in his weekly column Ron Paul discussed a recommendation by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.<p>The recommendation calls …

5 Things All Parents, Teachers & Doctors Need To Know About Autism & ADHD

I'm in!<p>It’s no secret that autism and ADHD rates are skyrocketing. Every single year we see dramatic increases in diagnoses of Autism Spectrum …

Audit of U's human research reveals profound ignorance, chaotic mess

The case that sparked intense scrutiny of the U’s human research program was that of Dan Markingson, a 26-year-old schizophrenic man who was …

Symposium provides global perspectives on brain health, computational psychiatry - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

On April 14, 2016 the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas and its partners at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at The …

Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with bipolar disorder who have a history of being abused or neglected as children may have more …

The Brain

10 Weird Brain Disorders That Totally Mess With Your Perception of Reality

We don't all see the world the same.<p>Imagine being able to feel everything another person is feeling - their pleasure and their pain. Or being …

Mental Disorders

The Problem of “Intractable” Depression

They are a familiar sight in any psychiatrist’s office, patients who are deeply sad without being able to say why. They may move and think more …

'The Not So Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive': Stephen Fry On How Life Has Changed For People With Bipolar Disorder In 10 Years

It's hard to believe 10 years have passed since Stephen Fry opened up discussion about mental health issues with his groundbreaking documentary 'The …

Mental Health

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Noradrenergic neurons may determine a person's vulnerability to depression

The team of Bruno Giros, a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and professor of psychiatry at McGill University, reports the …

Neuroscience

Alleged Con Man Charged With Impersonating a Psychiatrist

<b>Alleged Con Man Charged with Impersonating a Psychiatrist and Prescribing Medications to Dozens of Patients in Chicago</b><p>CHICAGO — An alleged con man …