Psychiatry

Why we need to get better at critiquing diagnosis

<i>This piece is based on my talk to the UCL conference ‘The Role of Diagnosis in Clinical Psychology’. It was aimed at an audience of clinical</i> …

Neuroscience

Debunking the Myth That OCD is Associated With Superior Intelligence

A new study disputes a myth popularized by Freud. Reporting in Neuropsychological Review, researchers say they have found no association between …

Emotional Intelligence

This Is What It's Like To Hear Voices When You Have Schizophrenia

The video aims to correct misconceptions about the illness.<p>Despite growing public awareness of mental health issues, schizophrenia remains a widely misunderstood illness.<p>According to a new survey from Rethink Mental Illness, 50% of people mistakenly think that schizophrenia means you have a ‘split’ …

Mental Disorders

Losers are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories, study finds

New research helps to explain why the belief in election fraud is common in the United States, even though research has failed to find convincing …

Conspiracies

Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk

A study that examined trends over 20 years in a large Canadian population revealed that people with schizophrenia were three times more likely to die …

Medicine

People with schizophrenia die younger than general population, study finds

People with schizophrenia die at a rate that is three times higher than the general population — and eight years younger — according to a study …

Canadian News

The Salvation of Psychiatry

Source: source unknown<p>Psychiatry should be grounded in that quest for truth. It has, however, lost its way. The various theories during its …

Psychotherapy

Article: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: Robert Jay Lifton and Bill Moyers on "A Duty to Warn"

From Moyers and Company<p>- Advertisement -<p><b>Renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on the Goldwater Rule: We have a duty to warn if someone may be</b> …

Liberal View

Why people who attempt suicide need more than meds

Meet Jane. She’s 22 years-old. She has a quirky smile and an unconventional sense of humour. She’s finished high school and has a young baby. She has …

Mental Health

20 Minute Test Determines Attention and Memory Capacity in Schizophrenia Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers at UAB have developed an assessment test, that can be completed within 20 minutes, to assess the cognitive capabilities of those</i> …

Neuroscience

Hospital plans off for lack of money

Plans for a R750-million psychiatric hospital adjacent to the Dora Nginza Hospital in Port Elizabeth have been shelved because the Eastern Cape …

South Africa

20-Minute Test Evaluates Cognition in Schizophrenia Patients

Researchers in Spain have developed a short test which can help evaluate schizophrenia patients’ short-term memory, mental agility and organizational …

Short-Term Memory

Indian-origin doctor stabbed to death in US, patient arrested

<i>The deceased was chased by the assailant and stabbed</i><p>An Indian doctor was stabbed to death in Kansas state of the US. One of his patients has been …

Crime

People with Schizophrenia Left Out of Longevity Revolution

<i>Summary: UCSD researchers investigate the longevity gap between people with schizophrenia and the general population. The note a 37 percent increase</i> …

Longevity

The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here’s why

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very …

Schizophrenia

New Brain Therapy Offers Promising Relief To People Who Hear Voices

People with schizophrenia sometimes suffer from disturbing auditory hallucinations.<p>For people with schizophrenia, “hearing voices” is a common symptom that can be disturbing. But a new study from France suggests that stimulating a precise spot in such patients’ brains may ease these auditory …

The Brain

Sorry, Your Therapist Can’t Be Your Friend

<b>By Susan Kolod, Ph.D</b>.<i>“There’s a force more powerful than free will: our unconscious. Underneath the suits, behind closed doors, we’re all ruled by</i> …

Relationships

Internet Addiction Needs To Be Recognised As A Disorder Before It Can Be Treated

Image: iStock<p>Pathological internet addiction that triggers deviant behaviour on social networking sites should be recognised as a disorder needing …

Technology (Australia)

Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure

(Reuters Health) - Antidepressant use during pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses, especially mood disorders, in children, according to a new study.<p>The overall risk is low, though. Only about 3 percent of the nearly 905,383 children in the study were diagnosed with a …

Depression

Rady Children's to create unique psychiatric emergency department for kids

More than $6 million in philanthropic donations will help Rady Children’s Hospital create what is believed to be the nation’s first pediatric …

Health Care

18 Animals Who Should Seriously Thing About Seeing a Shrink

Who knew that animals have the same psychological problems as humans...Submitted by:

Humor

Arbitration hearing for Life Esidimeni tragedy will look at equitable redress

Family members of psychiatric patients who died in Life Esidimeni tragedy hold a prayer vigil. File Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE<p>South Africans have to …

Business (South Africa)

Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Donald Trump is a “sociopath” and “a very sick individual”

Harvard professor and psychoanalyst on the "antiquated" Goldwater rule and our president's "serious mental illness"<p>The president of the United States is a global celebrity whose every action is endlessly commented upon and dissected for meaning by the news media, foreign powers (both friends and …

Liberal View

Tell Us What It's Like Living With Dissociative Identity Disorder

We want people to better understand the disorder, which was formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

Mental Disorders

Psychopathic Personality

The term <i>psychopathic personality</i> was for many years the officially approved designation of the American Psychiatric Association for a great many …

Psychology

Psychiatric care is postcode lottery, say medical experts

<b>There are not enough NHS psychiatrists in some parts of the UK and more should be recruited to improve care, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.</b><p>In Scotland, there are 10 consultant psychiatrists per 100,000 people - but only eight for the same number in England and Northern Ireland, and just …

Health Care

Health-E News: We need to learn from Esidimeni tragedy and invest in mental health

Community-based mental health organisations are cash-strapped, and face ongoing threats from government that their subsidies will be cut. But the …

Mental Health

It's Harder to Spot a Psychopath than You Might Think

When it comes to measuring psychopathy, perhaps the favorite instrument used by forensic psychologists and psychiatrists is the Hare Psychopathy …

Psychology

The Future of Mental Health Technology: A Future Tense Event

airiesummer/Thinkstock Though the impact our digital habits have on mental health may be increasingly grabbing the spotlight, there’s less talk about …

Treating Insomnia Can Ease Depression And Paranoia, Study Finds

"Helping people get better sleep could be an important first step in tackling many psychological and emotional problems."<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Treating young people who suffer from insomnia by using online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) could reduce debilitating mental health problems such as …

Depression