American Psychiatric Association

What happens when you become addicted to meth

Methamphetamine is structurally similar to the brain's "pleasure chemical", dopamine, so it has a direct line to the pleasure centres - at first. …

New Zealand News

Burned-out doctors taking toll on US patients

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors feel burned out, depressed, or both – and those feelings affect how they relate to patients, according to a survey …

Medical Technology

Is Donald Trump a Sociopath?

Doctors say yes — and that should disqualify him from the presidency.

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Insane: CNN Doctor Says Trump Has Heart Disease Despite White House Doctor Saying Exactly the Opposite

Yesterday White House Dr. Ronny Johnson spent nearly an hour answering questions about President Trump's health after conducting a physical at Walter …

Conservative View

Don't diagnose our president. Diagnose our enemies instead.

The notion of observing supposed dangers in our leaders from afar is scary, especially as seen through a distorting media lens.<p>Some of President Trump’s tweets and off the cuff comments may seem disinhibited, exhibiting a lack of good social judgment and calling on a need for restraint. But linking …

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Threats Force Raskin to Cancel Panel On How Trump Inspires Violence

Maryland Democrat has questioned POTUS' mental fitness for office<p>Rep. Jamie Raskin was forced to cancel an event with mental health experts on Donald …

Politics

The Business Of Video Games: The Health Of America's Gamers [Infographic]

Today I am writing about the impact that video games have on players in the United States. Video games are an $18 billion industry in the United States and all signs point to this industry growing even larger in the coming years. But what impact does playing games have on the gamers themselves? …

Game Development

Yale Psychiatrist: Why We Cannot Be Silent About Trump's Mental Health

Questions about Donald Trump's mental fitness to serve as president keep mounting. A historically unprecedented number of mental health professionals …

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Focusing on Trump's Mental Health Deflects Attention From His Politics

Ever since Donald Trump hit the presidential campaign trail more than two years ago, there has been a drumbeat about whether he is mentally unstable …

Liberal View

50 Gender Identity Terms Every Ally Should Know

We talk a lot about labels in the LGBTQ+ community. Are labels actually important? Or do they confine people to narrow boxes? Should we even be …

LGBTQ

But He’s Crazy! Liberal Media Embarrass Themselves, Demand Doctor Insist Trump’s Mentally Ill

For almost an hour on Tuesday, the White House press corps stooped to a new low of embarrassment and clownishly liberal behavior, lobbing over a …

Conservative View

Should anti-abortion groups be allowed to register as charities?

Of the close to 300 branches of anti-abortion groups listed in a new accounting of such organizations in Canada, 77 per cent appear to hold …

Rights & Freedoms

Does It Take a Shrink to Evaluate Trump?

The traits that alarm some are baseline features, not signs of a disease process.

Opinion

Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children's Health Funds

Providers of medical care are once again bracing for the loss of federal funding under the Children’s Health Insurance Program with the Republican-led Congress still unable to come up with a plan to fund it beyond March of this year.<p>A new report last week indicates more than 20 states face CHIP …

Health Care

Debate About Trump's Mental Health Wrong

I've not been shy in my criticism of President Donald Trump's candidacy or his first year in office. However, I draw the line at the public debate …

Mental Disorders

Doctor Who Wants to Evaluate Trump's Mental State: We Can't Force Him, That Looks Like A Coup

Ever since Michael Wolff’s book, <i>Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House</i>, the liberal hope that Trump is mentally unfit is being nurtured on …

Conservative View

iPhones vs. Parents: The Tug of War Over America's Children

BOSTON—Gabriel Krause-Grosman, 12 years old, spent family dinners for the greater part of a year on a smartphone offensive. He hounded. He pleaded. …

Parenting

Don’t diagnose President Trump – respond to him

Using mental health professionals to pathologize political opponents was a common tactic used by the Soviet Union, China and apartheid South Africa …

American Psychological Association

Psychiatrist: "maybe Trump is just a jerk"

The former head of the American Psychiatric Association on accusations that the President is mentally ill. As his NYT op-ed says, "Maybe he's just a jerk"

Trump Gets First Presidential Medical Checkup

<b>Updated at 6:58 p.m. ET</b><p>Friday President Trump had his first physical exam since taking office — a move that could offer a rare public snapshot of the 71-year-old leader's health.<p>"The President's physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well," Dr. Ronny …

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Donald Trump’s First Medical Could Raise Some 'Big Red Flags'

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters<p>Donald Trump has his first medical exam as US president on Friday after a week in which his mental fitness for the job has …

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Mental Health Expert On Trump: ‘This Is A State Of Emergency’

The questions about President Donald Trump’s mental stability have become so intense that Trump himself felt compelled to tweet out a defense of his …

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President Trump Seems Far Saner Than His Critics

While hysterical opponents hurl baseless charges, the president governs deftly.<p>After 18 months of scrutiny, the accusation that Donald J. Trump …

Conservative View

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U.S. Congress

Dr. Ronald Fieve, 87, Dies; Pioneered Lithium to Treat Mood Swings

Dr. Ronald R. Fieve, who pioneered the prescription of lithium to treat mania and other mood disorders — while avowing that some gifted individuals, like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, might have benefited from being bipolar — died on Jan. 2 at his home in Palm Beach, …

Obituaries

Maybe Trump Is Not Mentally Ill. Maybe He’s Just a Jerk.

As a past president of the American Psychiatric Association, I feel strongly that my fellow psychiatrists, and any psychologists or therapists, should stop speculating publicly about President Trump’s mental fitness and stop trying to diagnose possible mental conditions based on their armchair …

Opinion

Bombshell New Info Spells Trouble For Psychiatrist Who Questioned Trump's Mental Health

A new report has revealed that the psychiatrist who questioned President Trump’s mental health might not have an active license to practice in her …

Mental Health

The Psychiatrist Telling Congress Trump Could Be Involuntarily Committed

A Yale professor says she’s telling lawmakers that the president may actually be “dangerous.”<p>Just a short time ago, the idea of an Ivy League psychiatrist privately meeting with members of Congress to convince them that the president is mentally unstable would have been the stuff of crazed …

Politics

How To Stay Updated On The News Without Losing Your Mind

Because it's only becoming more of a struggle.<p>Who’s ready to chuck their phone into the sea and never read another media alert again?<p>That solution may be a bit dramatic, but news fatigue is real ― and it’s likely wrecking your well-being. Research shows constant exposure to negative news can affect …

Healthy Living

Gupta: 'Competent' or 'crazy' misses the point of presidential mental health

<b>(CNN) —</b> The discussion around the health of President Trump has reached a new level of urgency this week because he will be an outpatient at Walter Reed Medical Center today, undergoing a battery of tests to determine whether he is "fit to lead," a colloquial term many use but with little clinical …

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