Joanne Powell

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Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist: Which Career Is Right for You?

What’s the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist? While both of these occupations allow you to help people with a variety of …

Verbal therapy could block consolidation of fear memories in trauma victims

A verbal 'updating' technique aimed at blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and …

What is a Psychological Doctor?

I direct an APA-accredited program that trains psychological doctors. A psychological doctor, as we conceive it at the JMU Combined Clinical and …

The art and science of psychiatry

Here is a chapter from the annals of psychiatric medicine: Dr. Wilhelm Reich asked his patient to strip off her clothes and step into a small wooden …

This Is What It's Like to Be Committed to a British Mental Ward

We spoke to people who have experienced both voluntary and involuntary sectioning under the 1983 Mental Health Act.<p>Artwork by Nick Scott<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>"There's something intrinsically mad about taking people who are having the worst time of their life and putting them …

Take Some Pills for Your Hysteria, Lady: America's Long History of Drugging Women Up

Women are twice as likely as men to be prescribed prescription drugs for depression or anxiety.<p>Photo by Vecchio/Getty<p>A man and a woman walk into a doctor's office. All things equal—symptoms and tests included—the female patient is twice as likely as her male counterpart to walk out with a diagnosis …

New Book From APA Describes Mental Illnesses for General Audiences

Patients, families, and others now have access to the latest information on mental disorders and available treatments through a comprehensive, …

Brain-injured patients need therapies based on cognitive neuroscience

Patients with traumatic brain injuries are not benefiting from recent advances in cognitive neuroscience research -- and they should be, scientists …