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.

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic

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

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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

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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

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The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now

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

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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

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

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Is the Pandemic Sparking Suicide?

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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