Dawne Mouzon

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My climb out of poverty wouldn’t be possible today

By Bernardine Watson<p>These days, when I open the newspaper or turn on the news, I see my past. The policy debates currently raging in this country — about welfare and food stamps, affirmative action and students loans, take me back to a time when I was dependent on social programs to pull myself out …

Revisiting the Moynihan Report, Cont.

The much-vilified report would never be written today, but not for the reasons you think.<p>There was some good conversation in comments yesterday about Daniel Patrick Moynihan's <i>The Negro Family: A Call For National Action,</i> on the black family, and some of the resulting pushback. Horde Legionnaire …

AMA Says It's Time To Call Obesity A Disease

Obesity In America, By The Numbers: Click to see the full chart<p>While the American Medical Association may not have the clout it once did, it's still the largest single group of doctors making waves about health and the practice of medicine.<p>So it's not nothing when the AMA's House of Delegates …

Study: Treating mental illness prevents crime, saves taxpayers money

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>A new study shows that investing in treatment isn’t just good mental health policy, it makes economic sense, too<p>Katie McDonough<p>June 10, 2013 8:05pm (UTC)<p>New research reveals that government-subsidized mental health programs like outpatient therapy and low-cost medication do more than …

Bad Diagnosis For New Psychiatry 'Bible'

The new edition of the DSM, the so-called "Bible" of psychiatry, is out. But many psychiatrists and psychologists say the manual's approach is outdated, boxing mental illness into discrete categories like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, when very little is known about the underlying causes of …

The Weight Of A Med Student's Subconscious Bias

Quite a few medical school students have something against obese people, and most of those who have such a bias are unaware of it.<p>That's the conclusion of study appearing in the July issue of <i>Academic Medicine.</i> It was conducted at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. The study's …

Is Loneliness a Public Policy Problem?

Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll

As the country awaits two important Supreme Court decisions involving state laws on same-sex marriage, a small but consistent body of research suggests that laws that ban gay marriage — or approve it — can affect the mental health of gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans. When several states passed …

Children of US immigrants are dying younger than their parents, studies show

Recent research points to alarming health discrepancies across generations<p>Conventional wisdom holds that children of US immigrants should lead more prosperous lives than their foreign-born parents, but recent research shows that when it comes to health, first-generation Americans are actually …

Do we need to change the way we are thinking about mental illness?

NO Simon Wessely, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists<p>Next week the American Psychiatric Association is publishing its fifth take on the …

The Surge in Suicides Has Nothing to Do With Marriage or Religion

Earlier this month, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that suicide rates among middle-age Americans have surged …

Depression

Two Excerpts You Should Read From Obama's Morehouse Speech

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>President Obama, on Sunday, delivered a rare, very personal commencement address at Morehouse College, the historically black, all-male insitution that is the alma mater of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.<p>It was a short …

New Efforts to Overhaul Psychiatric Diagnoses Spurred by DSM Turmoil

Thousands of psychiatrists will descend on San Francisco this weekend for a meeting that will mark the release of the latest edition of the …