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

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

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

Doctors, Facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care

A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Small Number of Covid Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms

Most had no history of mental illness and became psychotic weeks after contracting the virus. Cases are expected to remain rare but are being reported worldwide.

#brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #your-feed-science

Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic

Even in an anxious time, children’s anxiety is treatable.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #elderly, #loneliness, #medicare, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

The Science Behind Your Child’s Tantrums

And how to nip them in the bud before they start.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #children-and-childhood, #emotions, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #tantrums-in-children

The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now

Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sacramento-calif, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #university-of-california-davis, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Where the Sick Get Sicker and the Sane Are Driven Mad: Behind Bars

In “Waiting for an Echo,” Christine Montross, a psychiatrist who works in prisons, catalogs the devastating effects of incarceration on the mentally ill.

#books-and-literature, #mental-health-and-disorders, #montross-christine, #prisons-and-prisoners, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #waiting-for-an-echo-the-madness-of-american-incarceration-book

Tsunami or Ripple? The Pandemic’s Mental Toll Is an Open Question

Some health officials have forecast a steep rise in new mental health disorders. Others say the impact isn’t likely to last.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emotions, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #kaiser-family-foundation, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olfson-mark-1958, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Free Advice, From Four Therapists’ Couches to Yours

“Of course you’re going through trauma right now! At the very least, release judgment around that.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Arrested for Waving Rainbow Flag, a Gay Egyptian Takes Her Life

Charged with “inciting debauchery,” Sarah Hegazi was jailed and tortured.

#cairo-egypt, #deaths-fatalities, #habash-shady-d-2020, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mashrouleila-music-group, #mental-health-and-disorders, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el

Is the Pandemic Sparking Suicide?

Psychiatrists are confronted with an urgent natural experiment, and the outcome is far from predictable.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #disasters-and-emergencies, #epidemics, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #nock-matthew-k, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Dr. Richard Friedman, Who Debunked Homosexuality Myth, Dies at 79

In an important book, he challenged the widely held Freudian notion that same-sex attraction was curable, finding it instead rooted in biology.

#deaths-obituaries, #friedman-richard-c, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

Therapists and Patients Find Common Ground: Virus-Fueled Anxiety

Therapists in New York must deal with a parade of coronavirus-fueled anxieties, from their patients and from themselves.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

An Arrest at St. Patrick’s, a Struggle for Help, Then a Suicide

A New Jersey man charged with attempted arson was released from jail because of coronavirus fears. But he had to wait to begin psychiatric treatment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #fort-lee-nj, #george-washington-bridge, #lehman-college, #manhattan-nyc, #marc-lamparello, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-jersey, #new-york-harbor, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #sacred-heart-cathedral, #seton-hall-university, #st-patricks-cathedral-manhattan-ny, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trump-donald-j