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Talking Back to ADHD - Making Care Complete

Research shows that people with ADHD tend to under-report their own symptoms compared to others, such as family members and teachers. It’s a vital difference to explore, because you cannot completely address ADHD until you accept all that it does. For anyone living with ADHD, effective management …

Pediatrics

Anyone Can Be Trained to Hallucinate, and That’s Teaching Scientists About Perception

Hallucinations are often distressing—a suggestion that something is amiss in our brains. But new research suggests we’re all susceptible to …

Consciousness
Health Care
Mental Health

This App Lets You Request Mental Health Help For A Homeless Person In Distress

Calling the police on a homeless person can be damaging or even deadly, a new app aims to quickly get them less confrontational assistance.<p>Walking down a street in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood–like many other parts of the city–it’s not uncommon to see a homeless person in the throes of a …

Homelessness

When Drug Side Effects Make You Rethink What It Means to Have a ‘Good Life’

Even if you aren’t aware of it, the chances are good that someone you know is taking some sort of psychiatric medicine. According to the most recent …

Jim Carrey helped Trevor Noah realize he was depressed

Trevor Noah didn’t know he was suffering from depression until Jim Carrey opened up about his own mental health struggles.<p>While accepting the Comedy …

Comedy

New Hope for Depression

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The …

Depression

Why Alaska's Lisa Murkowski isn’t afraid of Donald Trump

The unusual Alaska political coalition that’s bedeviling Republicans, explained.<p>Thousands of Alaska’s indigenous people would have been at risk of losing their health insurance if Senate Republicans had successfully executed their plans to repeal Obamacare this week.<p>But many of the Alaska Natives …

Lisa Murkowski

Do You Ever Actually ‘Recover’ From a Mental Illness?

When someone says their cancer is in remission, we understand it's not cured. But we tend to lack that grasp of nuance when the disease is psychological.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Tonic.</i><p><i>To push back on stigma and cut through the confusion, Open Minds is a series that explores your most</i> …

Mental Health

England's unique mental health experiment: Free talk therapy

"You now actually hear young people say, 'I might go and get some therapy for this'," said Dr Tim Kendall, clinical director for mental health for …

Erratic Time Perception in Schizophrenia

<i>Summary: A study recently published in Clinical Psychology Review investigates time perception and temporal information processing in people with</i> …

Neuroscience

Dopamine: An Important Neurotransmitter You Probably Don’t Know About

Do you know what dopamine is? Should you know what dopamine does and why it’s important? Dopamine is a common neurotransmitter. It is even more important for those with ADD, ADHD and impulse control issues.<p>Dopamine is just one of the brain’s slow down switches. It helps modulate the speed of …

Neuroscience

Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

You’ve heard all sorts of misinformation about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), whether from friends, the internet, or uninformed …

Autism

These doctors think electronic health records are hurting their relationships with patients

Dr. Albert Chan demonstrates inputting medical information into an electronic health record. Many doctors are fed up with how time-consuming EHRs …

‘Psych wards’ aren’t what you think. I’ve seen lives saved there.

There was a soft hum.<p>I was writing notes on my computer when I heard it. At first, I thought it was an online ad from my browser or maybe someone’s cellphone in the room. But I couldn’t tell where it was coming from.<p>I stopped typing and listened. A medical student in the room paused as well. The …

Mental Health

City life has interesting effects on mental health — here's how

That year, for the first time in history, more than half of the world's human population lived in urban areas.<p>And the number is expected to rise to two-thirds by 2030, according to a study published in the journal Epigenetics. "This increased urbanity of the world's population has substantial …

Mental Health

Why the mentally ill keep getting shot by cops

On an unseasonably warm evening last October, someone in the Bronx called 911 to report a woman roaming through an apartment building in the area, armed with scissors and behaving in an “irrational manner.” Sgt. Hugh Barry, an eight-year veteran of the NYPD, responded to the call with five other …

Mental Health

How ‘grandmothers’ help others fight depression and anxiety

Mental Health America, an advocacy group, paints a bleak picture of psychological care in the United States. Almost 20 percent of Americans suffer from a mental illness, according to data from 2016, but more than half of these individuals never receive help. Barriers such as limited access to …

Mental Health

Why so costly?

Technology makes things better. Not morally, of course: military technology kills and maims people more efficiently, surveillance technology invades privacy more pervasively, and so forth. But improved technology leads to more output from less input for any system. Almost a tautology, right? I …

Health Care

There’s no such thing as “mild depression”

In his memoir, <i>Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression</i>, writer Andrew Solomon makes a critical point about two models of depression, the categorical and dimensional.<p>The first sees depression “as an illness totally separate from other emotions, much as a stomach virus is totally different from acid …

Depression

Powerlessness can be a precursor to paranoia.

<i>This article supplements Slate’s Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club. To learn more and to join, visit</i> <i>Slate.com/thrillers</i><i>.</i><p>Paranoia, in the most general …

Psychology

Psychics Who Hear Voices Could Be On to Something

The ways some “healthy voice hearers” cope might be able to help people with psychotic disorders.<p>Jessica Dorner was lying in bed at her cousin’s house when her grandmother, a “pushy lady” in an apron who had been dead for several years, appeared in front of her. “I know you can see me,” Jessica …

Mental Health

I took my first antidepressant this week. The effects were frightening

The number of people with mental health problems is soaring, and the crisis-ridden NHS cannot cope<p>• Deborah Orr is a Guardian columnist<p>Most people know about SSRIs, the antidepressant drugs that stop the brain from re-absorbing too much of the serotonin we produce, to regulate mood, anxiety and …

Mental Health

Why psychiatrists shouldn't share personal information with their patients

We talked about our childhoods, our hopes, our favorite places to visit. These bonds were critical to patient care, engendering trust between patient and caregiver, providing comfort in clinical settings.<p>Now that I'm a psychiatrist, I'm not supposed to do that anymore.<p>Psychiatrists are often taught …

Mental Health

Maybe We Should Call Psychiatry Something Else

When meeting new people, I'm often asked what I do for work. Depending on how I phrase my answer, I receive very different reactions."I'm a doctor …

Mental Health

British Businesses Have A Reason To Be Concerned About Mental Health In The Workplace - But It's Not One We're Used To Hearing

We often hear of the cost to the economy associated with those times in life when we're unwell, be it physically or mentally, and unable to work as a …

Mental Health

How to Find Work That is Meaningful

<i>What are some tips for identifying what meaningful work would be for me? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jonathan Fields, Author of How to Live a Good Life, Founder of Good Life Project, on</b> …

Quora

MACRA, Brexit and the McDonaldization of Healthcare

MACRA seems to be the talk of the town right now. MACRA and MIPS and APM and the dozens of sub-acronyms flying around like so many arrows in this …

Health Care