Category Archives: Mental Health

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Psychiatry is More Complex than Either its Proponents or its Critics Seem Able to Admit

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Jeffrey Lieberman is angry with the New York Times. The eminent psychiatrist (until recently president of American psychiatry’s professional body the APA) last week fired off an astonishing broadside against…

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What’s Trending? #Happiness

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12 Habits of Happy People 10 Steps to Finding Happiness 8 Foods That Boost Your Happiness Unlocking The Mysteries of Happiness 5 Secrets to Find Happiness 13 Things Destroying Your…

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Does Mental Illness Exist?

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The question that makes up the title of this post is one of the most controversial in the field of mental health. It has been in the air again recently…

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Debating Diagnosis and DSM-5

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The new ‘psychiatry bible’ DSM-5 has come under a lot of fire since it’s recent launch. One vociferous critic is Duke University’s Professor Allen Frances, himself a renowned psychiatrist who helped…

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The Clinician’s Illusion: A Powerful Source of Bias Three Decades On.

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30 years ago, two statistically minded psychologists published a brief but elegant paper describing a phenomenon they called “the clinician’s illusion”. Patricia and Jacob Cohen were a highly distinguished academic…

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Creativity and Mental Health

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Below are the details of the next Twitter chat @MHChat.

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My name is Valerie Wade I am NOT Bipolar II, I HAVE Bipolar II

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Fighting a war with yourself is never easy, especially when for the majority of your life you aren’t even aware you are in daily combat. Everyone I know has someone…

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Diabetes and Mental health the link between the two – by Zoe Scott

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I wanted to write about diabetes, mental health disorders and the implications of the two together. There has always been a strong link between chronic medical conditions and the effects…

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Challenges of Non-profit in Mental Health – from NAMI-OC by Hufsa Ahmad

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The start of 2013 – the time to pause and reevaluate how you’re doing. [The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Orange County, California (NAMI-OC) is no exception. I work with…

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My wishes for Mental Health in 2013 – by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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When I meet children for the first time in clinic, I often ask them to imagine they could have three wishes. It’s lovely to be in the ‘wishing seat’ myself…

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