Psychiatry

Could angry avatars help people deal with schizophrenia?

The most common hallucination experienced by people with schizophrenia is hearing voices. The voices often threaten and insult the sufferer, damaging …

Determine

'Avatar therapy' aims to help those who hear voices

<b>(CNN) —</b> The voices in Keris Myrick's head are "in the kitchen," she says.<p>She's not referring to where food is cooked. The term "kitchen," she said, is how many black women describe the nape of the neck "where our hair is curly and wavy; some people might use the term 'kinky.'"<p>"The hair might look …

Psychology

Avatar Therapy May Help Reduce Auditory Hallucinations in People With Schizophrenia

<i>Summary: A new Lancet study reports auditory hallucinations may be reduced in people with schizophrenia following face-to-face discussions with an</i> …

Research

Therapy can manage menopausal hot flushes

Women can manage their menopausal symptoms without the use of hormones but not all alternative therapies work.

Medical Journals

Accused in fatal highway collision had mental health system involvement

Randolf Enns arguing he should be found not criminally responsible for 2013 crash that killed Derek Bossuyt<p>A truck driver who fled the country after …

Medicine

Healthy body, healthy mind: a new approach for mental disorders - Science Weekly podcast

What role might the immune system play in mental illness? And how might this challenge long-held beliefs about the divide between body and brain?<p><b>Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast, and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter</b><p>Earlier this month, a clinical trial …

Mental Disorders

Responses to the Medicalization of Transsexualism

<b>Galen Comerford</b><p>In June 1982 trans man and activist, Rupert Raj, wrote to the readers of <i>Metamorphosis</i>,<p>I cannot wait to purchase my copy [of</i> …

LGBTQ

No-Hitters and Perfect Games | Baseball

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Haunting faces of 'disturbed' women locked up in 1800s asylum institution for being 'hysterical'

Haunting portraits have revealed the 'hysterical women' housed at a lunatic asylum in a bid to cure and understand their 'disturbed state'.<p>Female …

Psychology

Promentis Pharmaceuticals Commences Phase 1 Study for SXC-2023 Targeting Neuropsychiatric Disorders

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Promentis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies for neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that it has commenced a Phase 1 single ascending dose study for its lead compound, SXC-2023. Promentis …

Medicine

Cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder discovered

Some people have an extreme fear of dirt or bacteria.The post Cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder discovered appeared first on Knowridge Science …

Psychology

Slideshow: What Are Personality Disorders?

Personality

Psychotherapy is not one size fits all … Or is it?

Psychotherapy involves the application of clinical methods and interpersonal interactions to help people modify their behaviors, thinking patterns …

Lifestyle

Exercise, Manual Therapy, and Booster Sessions in Knee Osteoarthritis: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis from a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial | Physical Therapy

<b>Background.</b> Limited information exists regarding the cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies for individuals with knee osteoarthritis</b> …

Pain

Why Freud was right about hysteria

A 35-year-old woman loses the use of her legs, suddenly becoming paralysed from the waist down. In another case, a woman feels an overwhelming …

Mental Health

Understanding Different Types Of Anxiety Disorders And Their Symptoms

An anxiety disorder is a mental illness which is defined with the feelings of worry, uneasiness and fear. If you find that you are suffering from …

Anxiety

Scientists are learning to predict psychosis years in advance—and possibly prevent it

Rachel Loewy was an undergraduate in 1995 when she answered a flyer seeking students to assist with a research study. A couple of floors up in a …

Psychology

FDA Approves a Trackable 'Digital Pill' That Delivers Schizophrenia Medication

Unprecedented. And controversial.<p>The FDA has announced its first ever approval of a pill with an embedded sensor that digitally tracks if patients …

Science

Research into link between vitamin D and schizophrenia wins medal

Research into brain development and schizophrenia has led to international acclaim for The University of Queensland’s Professor John McGrath, …

Australian Universities

CBT Shown to Have Lasting Benefits for Kids with OCD

In the largest research study of its kind to date, researchers have determined cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) provides lasting benefits for …

Aarhus

Hate Mirrors But Can't Stop Looking at Yourself? There's Help

Unhappy with your nose or chin? Do you think you are fat or that your hair is thinning?<p>When such commonplace concerns spiral into obsessions, they can be a sign of body dysmorphic disorder, a complex psychiatric malady in which sufferers focus on real or misperceived physical flaws. The illness can …

Lifestyle

No Association Between Comorbid Anxiety Disorders, Suicide Attempts

November 14, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>Patients with comorbid anxiety disorders had similar survival curves compared with patients without comorbid …

Depression

How to Listen to and Support Victims of Sexual Trauma

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Hero Images/Getty Images. Before Sigmund Freud founded psychoanalysis, he was a neurologist whose growing …

Psychology

What 9 Psychological Diagnoses Actually Mean

​Because being sad is not the same thing as depression.<p>Due to years of stigma, mental illnesses have become colloquialisms for every day (negative) behavior: If you like to keep your room tidy, you’re “so OCD” and a frenemy who’s two-faced is “acting so bipolar lately.”<p>“I’m a fan of people being …

Psychology

What Is Schizoaffective Disorder?

You may have heard of Schizophrenia. However, there is a similar disorder called Scizoaffective Disorder. What is this disorder? This article will …

Psychology

What It's Like To Survive Postpartum OCD

It’s not as well-known as postpartum depression, but for new moms it's just as debilitating.<p>Three weeks after Chelsea Elker gave birth to her second baby, she was overwhelmed by a thought that also felt something like an urge: What if she smothered him?<p>Elker, who was peacefully nursing at the time, …

Parenting

Drama therapy uses role-playing to heal

For some who see a therapist, just talking things through isn't enough. Drama therapy allows the patient to relive a moment or play out their biggest fears.

Morbidity and mortality in homeless individuals, prisoners, sex workers, and individuals with substance use disorders in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Article<p>http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)31869-X/abstract<p>The Lancet<p>Our study shows that homeless populations, …

Research

China increases services for mental disorders - Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- Community rehabilitation services for patients with mental disorders will cover 80 percent of China's county-level …

News (China)

Pelicans Host Ochsner Hero of the Game

The Pelicans hosted a special gameday experience for Ochsner Hospital for Children patient Allen Dedon at their November 11 home game against the LA …

Los Angeles Clippers