Teens Are Getting Sick From Products With High THC Levels

With THC levels close to 100 percent, today’s cannabis products are making some teenagers highly dependent and dangerously ill.

#addiction-psychology, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #marijuana, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Can Supplements Really Help With Depression or Anxiety?

Here’s what the evidence says about what works (and what doesn’t).

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #herbs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

When Psychiatrists Decided Who Could Get an Abortion

It was once an “open secret” that this was the safest pathway.

#abortion, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls

After Uvalde: The Voices of Fearful Teachers

“When did the willingness to put your life on the line become an acceptable prerequisite for being an educator?” Also: Benefits of camp; psychiatric care.

#camps-and-camping, #gun-control, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

A Balm for Psyches Scarred by War

MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder “represents real hope for long-term healing,” health experts say.

#clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #ecstasy-drug, #iraq-war-2003-11, #johns-hopkins-university, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mithoefer-michael, #multidisciplinary-assn-for-psychedelic-studies, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #vietnam-war, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Grief Shame: Why We Judge Each Other’s Grief

A new classification in psychology has set off a debate over what should be done about “prolonged” grief.

#diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-book, #emotions, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

Putin Rules Russia Like an Asylum

The country is locked in a system of punitive psychiatry.

#psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics. She Decided to Live With Her Voices.

A new movement wants to shift mainstream thinking away from medication and toward greater acceptance.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #hallucinations, #hearing-voices-network, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #schizophrenia, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Startups Prescribing A.D.H.D Drugs on TikTok Raise Diagnosis Concerns

Buzzy start-ups promising easy access to mental health medication found an eager market on social media. Should anyone be looking for treatment on TikTok, though?

#adderall-drug, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #ritalin-drug, #social-media, #start-ups

Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

Around the country, the setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like this doctor’s office in Kentucky, the next patient arriving every 15 minutes.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Feeling Ambivalent About Motherhood Is Normal

After years of engaging with parenthood from a distance, it’s time for a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health to take her own advice.

#babies-and-infants, #depression-mental, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #fear-emotion, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #mental-health-and-disorders, #miscarriages, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #reproduction-biological, #women-and-girls

M.R.I.s Are Finding Connections Between Our Brain Activity and Psychology

How might we leverage knowing that a particular neurological feature makes someone more vulnerable to autism or Alzheimer’s or more likely to achieve academically?

#brain, #magnetic-resonance-imagers, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

Doctors, Attend to Your Mental Health

Removing the stigma from mental health care for doctors. Also: War crimes in Ukraine; the “Don’t Say Gay” law; baseball signs; Alcoholics Anonymous.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #baseball, #desantis-ron, #doctors, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #major-league-baseball, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #milk-harvey, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

This Psychiatric Hospital Used to Chain Patients. Now It Treats Them.

Sierra Leone, one of the world’s poorest countries, is working to build a modern mental health system from scratch.

#doctors, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #partners-in-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sierra-leone, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #third-world-and-developing-countries

Why Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Gets Overlooked

Experts say millions of people are affected by trauma, which has become a buzzword and a meme. So why aren’t more of them being treated?

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Prolonged Grief: A Mental Disorder, or a Natural Process?

“How dare you tell me how long I may grieve?” one reader writes. Readers are mostly opposed to declaring it a disorder, arguing that it is stigmatizing.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-book, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer.

The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #depression-mental, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare

One Graceless Tweet Doesn’t Warrant Cancellation

Intent and an apology must count for something.

#columbia-university, #gatwech-nyakim, #internal-sub-only-nl, #new-york-state-psychiatric-institute, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

Jeffrey Lieberman, Columbia Psychiatry Chair, Is Suspended

The post from Jeffrey Lieberman, which described the model as possibly a “freak of nature,” drew negative attention from medical professionals.

#black-people, #columbia-university, #lieberman-jeffrey-a, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #race-and-ethnicity

Thomas Insel, the ‘Nation’s Psychiatrist,’ Takes Stock, With Frustration

In a new book, Thomas Insel, who led research into psychiatric disease for 13 years, says that advances in neuroscience have yet to benefit patients.

#allen-frances, #books-and-literature, #brain, #depression-mental, #healing-our-path-from-mental-illness-to-mental-health-book, #insel-thomas-r, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #your-feed-science

How We Are Failing Mentally Ill People

Readers describe a mental health system that one calls “inhumane, disgraceful.” Also: Columnists too downbeat on President Biden.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #deaths-fatalities, #homeless-persons, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #united-states-politics-and-government

Can MDMA Save a Marriage?

For some couples on the brink of divorce, taking the illegal psychedelic drug was a last resort — but it ended up being the only thing that worked.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ecstasy-drug, #emotions, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

A mentally ill man who was in and out of hospitals is now accused of a fatal subway push

Martial Simon, mentally ill and homeless, spent years in and out of hospitals before being accused of shoving Michelle Go in front of a subway train.

#bronxworks, #center-for-urban-community-services, #holy-apostles-soup-kitchen, #homeless-persons, #hospitals, #manhattan-psychiatric-center, #martial-simon-january-15-2022-murder, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #subways

How Psychedelic Drugs Can Be Used for Mental Health

Many recreational drugs known for mind-altering trips are being studied to treat depression, substance use and other disorders. Here’s what you need to know.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #ecstasy-drug, #ketamine-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #serotonin-chemical

The Pandemic Has Been Bad For Youth Mental Health. Omicron Scares Me.

I was already worried about my patients. I fear Omicron will make everything even worse.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Darby Penney, Who Crusaded for Better Psychiatric Care, Dies at 68

She shed light on marginalized people’s lives by examining the contents of suitcases left in the attic of a psychiatric hospital. She went on to become a prominent activist.

#deaths-obituaries, #luggage-and-packing, #mental-health-and-disorders, #penney-darby-1952-2021, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #willard-psychiatric-hospital

‘Schizophrenia’ Still Carries a Stigma. Will Changing the Name Help?

Many people with or connected to the mental illness approve of updating the name, a new survey shows. But some experts are not convinced it’s the answer.

#beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center, #boston-mass, #harvard-university, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #schizophrenia, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Why Are More Black Children Dying by Suicide?

Mental health experts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emerging evidence suggests that is not the case.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

Michael Rutter, Pioneering Child Psychiatrist, Is Dead at 88

His wide-ranging research helped transform his field, a colleague said, by “insisting on using data to drive thinking about diagnosis and treatment.”

#autism, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #genetics-and-heredity, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #rutter-dr-michael

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Developer of Cognitive Therapy, Dies at 100

It was an answer to Freudian analysis: a pragmatic, thought-monitoring approach to treating anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, and it changed psychiatry.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beck-institute-for-cognitive-behavior-therapy, #beck-aaron-t, #cognitive-behavior-therapy, #deaths-obituaries, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pennsylvania, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Book Review: ‘One Friday in April,’ by Donald Antrim

In his new memoir, “One Friday in April,” Donald Antrim tells his own story and argues that a suicide attempt is “a disease process, not an act or a choice.”

#antrim-donald, #books-and-literature, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Parallel Play Isn’t Just for Kids

Why parallel play is good for grown-ups, too.

#children-and-childhood, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

A professor, a psychiatrist and a nurse react to a Times investigation. Also: A modern Civil War; a more confident child.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #children-and-childhood, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elder-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #pain-relieving-drugs, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #vaccination-and-immunization

ECT Can Be a Good Treatment Option for Serious Depression

Electroconvulsive therapy can effectively treat depression, and is as safe as antidepressant drugs along with psychotherapy, a new analysis found.

#brain, #depression-mental, #electroshock-therapy, #memory, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #seizures-medical, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How Do I Know if I Have Adult A.D.H.D.?

The signs and symptoms that you might need an evaluation.

#attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #content-type-service, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

A Mental Health Session With Dr. Samantha Boardman

“Self-care is important,” the psychiatrist and wife of Aby Rosen told me. “But it can also be a slippery slope to narcissism, an excuse to push away friends.”

#boardman-samantha, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #rosen-aby-j

I Gave Birth, but My Husband Developed Postpartum Depression

Many men struggle with mental health after becoming fathers. But stigma and societal norms keep them from getting help.

#babies-and-infants, #depression-mental, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

A Psychiatrist Invited to Yale Spoke of Fantasies of Shooting White People

The Yale School of Medicine said the tone and content of a lecture by Dr. Aruna Khilanani, who has a private practice in New York, were “antithetical to the values of the school.”

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #dr-aruna-khilanani, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #race-and-ethnicity, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #weiss-bari, #whites, #yale-school-of-medicine, #yale-university

Something Bothering You? Tell It to Woebot.

When your therapist is a bot, you can reach it at 2 a.m. But will it really understand your problems?

#anxiety-and-stress, #artificial-intelligence, #darcy-alison-psychologist, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #woebot-labs

Spain Turns to Corruption Rehab for Officials Who Can’t Stop Stealing

Con artists and swindlers have long captured headlines in Spain. Now the country has a novel solution: A rehabilitation program aiming to “reinsert” corrupt officials back into society.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #corruption-institutional, #frauds-and-swindling, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #spain

How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments

Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. But some researchers are wary about this going too far.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #start-ups, #venture-capital

How Food May Improve Your Mood

The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

Psychiatry Confronts Its Racist Past, and Tries to Make Amends

Critics say the field has a long way to go — from the lack of Black psychiatrists to the way it treats African-Americans.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #tweedy-damon-s-1974

Science Plays the Long Game. But People Have Mental Health Issues Now.

I’ve reported on behavior and mental health for 20 years. As I exit, I can’t help but wonder why researchers have placed so little emphasis on helping people in distress today.

#brain, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #insel-thomas-r, #lilienfeld-scott-o, #memory, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #science-and-technology

‘Busy Inside,’ a New Documentary, Explores Dissociative Identity Disorder

The condition, formerly called multiple personality disorder, affects a surprising 1 percent of the population.

#brody-jane-e, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #memory, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #spiegel-david-1945, #sybil-book, #world-channel-tv-network

Carola Eisenberg Dies at 103; Helped Start Physicians for Human Rights

She helped start the nonprofit after documenting atrocities in Latin America. She was also a pioneering educator at M.I.T. and Harvard.

#argentina, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #eisenberg-carola-1917-2021, #harvard-university, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #physicians-for-human-rights, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

His Sister Died 12 Days After Suffering Mysterious Spells. Now He Had Them.

The clock was ticking. An M.R.I., a spinal tap and blood tests weren’t revealing the culprit. Could it be psychological?

#genetics-and-heredity, #magnetic-resonance-imagers, #proteins, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #tests-medical

For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

#asheville-nc, #columbus-ohio, #emergency-medical-treatment, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #hendersonville-nc, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Mental Health Providers Struggle to Meet Pandemic Demand

With anxiety and depression on the rise during the pandemic, it has been challenging for people to get the help they need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Does It Make Sense to Call Anyone ‘Normal’?

In “Nobody’s Normal,” Roy Richard Grinker describes a centuries-old quest to define normalcy — and the enduring stigma that came from it.

#books-and-literature, #grinker-roy-richard-1961, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nobodys-normal-how-culture-created-the-stigma-of-mental-illness-book, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists