Inside Schizophrenia: Motivation in Schizophrenia
The word “schizophrenia” tends to conjure ideas of dramatic imagery: hallucinations, delusions, insane asylums in the general public’s mind. Most people don’t think of the boring parts that consume many with schizophrenia, like lacking the motivation to get out of bed, to make friends… Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard discuss avolition and ways to help motivate loved ones in this episode of Inside Schizophrenia. Family Counselor Ms. Breen joins to share ways to sort through dilemmas. And Rachel does an experiment on her own to address her lack of mo...
Source: World of Psychology - October 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Brain and Behavior General Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Psychology avolition Lack Of Motivation Living With Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Persistence pays off: After 8 ‑year follow-up, study finds robust and sustained antidepressant response to deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Conclusions: In>8 years of observation, most participants experienced a robust and sustained antidepressant response to SCC DBS. News in Context: Ethical issues raised around deep brain stimulation (DBS) research Closing the Circuit: Helen Mayberg’s research could revolutionize depression treatment Expo Day: Neuroenginnering, BPI, Arrowsmith Program & ARPF from SharpBrains (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - October 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology antidepressant area-25 brain pacemaker brain stimulation DBS deep-brain-stimulation depression Helen-Mayberg neurosurgical treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Joker Movie and Mental Illness
Did the movie Joker portray mental illness correctly and does it matter? We passionately go over the movie Joker from the lense of people living with mental illness and discuss whether or not there are implications of making a movie like this. Does it help us or hurt us? What if it does both? Listen in to hear Gabe’s freakishly good recollection of scenes from the movie as Jackie struggles to separate entertainment from reality.  Spoiler Alert: You don’t need to see Joker to appreciate this conversation but we do go over the plot and reveal some important scenes from the movie. (Transcript Available Below)...
Source: World of Psychology - October 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Antidepressant Antipsychotic Depression Minding the Media Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Hiding Depression- Using Perfectionism to Hide Our Struggles
Are you always in control and always perfectly put together? Are you professionally successful, a great friend, and always showing a happy face to the world?  But what about on the inside? Is there something in the background or in the past that you don’t talk about?  Do you feel disconnected, like no one knows the “real” you? Deep down do you just know something is wrong? Well, you might have “perfectly hidden depression.” Today Gabe speaks with Dr. Margaret Rutherford who has done extensive work on the relationship between perfectionism and depression.  Dr. Rutherford tells u...
Source: World of Psychology - October 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression General Happiness Interview LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Perfectionism Personality Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Research Self-Esteem Self-Help The Psych Central Show Trauma Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Explaining Depression To Happy People
Are you so happy that you can’t understand depression? Not us! While Gabe and Jackie can’t relate to that level of positivity, there are lots of people in the world who simply can’t fathom what depression feels like. Despite their best efforts, naturally happy people can have a hard time understanding depression and in Episode 2, we discuss how to explain depression to happy people, including both of our spouses who are, to be honest, annoyingly peppy. We give tips on how to approach the topic and share our own personal experiences of having this hard-to-understand conversation. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Depression Family Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Misinformation Crusader – Writing About Mental Illness
On today’s show, Gabe talks with Dr. Jessi Gold, a self-described misinformation crusader.  In addition to being a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Gold’s career has focused on writing about mental health and mental illness for a lay audience. Join us as Gabe and Dr. Jessi talk about common sources of psychiatric misinformation, the perils of the supplement industry, how mental health and mental illness are often portrayed incorrectly in the popular media, and why she decided to pursue a very specific type of writing career. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Dr. Jessi’ Podcast Episod...
Source: World of Psychology - October 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Health-related Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry Psychology The Psych Central Show Women's Issues Source Type: blogs

Mental Health Awareness Week is October 6-12, 2019
Each year, the first full week in October has been designated as MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK to raise awareness, educate the public, fight stigma and help support children and adults living with a mental health condition. This year, the dates are October 6th through the 9th.Here Are Some Statistics19.1% of U.S.adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.4.6%of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.16.5%of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)3.7% o...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - October 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns mental health Source Type: blogs

October 6-12 is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
Each year, the first full week in October has been designated as MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK to raise awareness, educate the public, fight stigma and help support children and adults living with a mental health condition. This year, the dates are October 6th through the 9th.Here are some Statistics19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.4.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 mil...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - October 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns mental health Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Policing Language in Mental Health Communities
 In the first full episode of Not Crazy, we learn a little more about the new co-host, Jackie, and her history with chronic illness and depression. Gabe rants about person-first language and how nitpicking verbiage is distracting from more pressing matters in the lives of those living with mental illness.  Overall, we decide that “crazy” is not a dirty word and there are other, more time-sensitive, things we should be focusing on that can benefit the mental health community.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorde...
Source: World of Psychology - September 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Stigma Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Benefits of a Video Library Documenting Mental Health Issues
Today Gabe speaks with the president and CEO of PsychHub.com, Marjorie Morrison.  Psych Hub is a partner of PsychCentral.com and has more than 100 free animated videos on a variety of mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention topics. Join us as Marjorie explains how Psych Hub got started, what types of videos they have, how to find credible information in the internet age, and how for some, animated videos can be the best choice for an information source. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Video Library Documenting Mental Health’ Podcast Episode Marjorie Morrison is the president ...
Source: World of Psychology - September 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Disorders General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Self-Help Technology The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

National Psychotherapy Day: Telling Our Therapy Stories
California-based psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, is a big believer in the power of stories to transform how we see therapy. “In a society where we still hear statements like ‘only crazy people go to therapy’ or ‘you need therapy!’ as an insult, it can be easy to think that psychotherapy is a strange and mysterious endeavor for other people,” Howes said. However, when we hear personal stories from individuals of different backgrounds and circumstances—perhaps backgrounds and circumstances that mirror our own—we realize that therapy can be transformative for us, too.   This...
Source: World of Psychology - September 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Grief and Loss Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships Stigma Stress Treatment national psychotherapy day Source Type: blogs

Podcast: The Not Crazy Episode
In the first episode of Not Crazy or the final episode of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic and a Podcast, Gabe and Michelle reminisce on past episodes, and Michelle tells us what her plans are for the future. Later, Michelle gives some words of wisdom to Gabe’s new co-host, Jackie Zimmerman. We get to know Jackie and discuss how Gabe and Jackie will be taking over BSP, but with a slightly new direction and a new name! Listen Now to get all the details. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental I...
Source: World of Psychology - September 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Targeting Those with Mental Illness Will Not Prevent Mass Shootings
So now, according to the Washington Post, the Trump Administration is “…considering a controversial proposal to study whether mass shootings could be prevented by monitoring mentally ill people for small changes that might foretell violence.”1 As a psychiatrist, I keep wondering how many times the White House will scapegoat those with psychiatric illnesses rather than looking at the scientific data on mass shooters. To understand the problem, consider the case of “Tyler” (a composite of many mass shooter profiles). Tyler is a 19-year-old, single, unemployed high school dropout. He was wo...
Source: World of Psychology - September 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ronald Pies, M.D. Tags: Criminal Justice Mental Health and Wellness Stigma Violence and Aggression extreme risk protection order mass shooting Mental Illness red flag law Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Parents of Children With Mental Illness
 Chrisa Hickey’s journey into mental health advocacy started when her son, Tim, was diagnosed with very early onset schizophrenia after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital for the first time at the age of 11.  He had been showing symptoms for years and had received a half dozen different diagnoses. His family was desperately looking for answers. Tim’s illness took a toll on the entire family, which was only exacerbated by the lack of information and resources available to them.  In America, fewer than 100 children per year are diagnosed with very early onset schizophrenia. Chrisa had to find ...
Source: World of Psychology - September 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Bipolar Children and Teens Depression Family General Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Schizophrenia The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Working With Schizophrenia
Everyone complains about work. Having to go to work every day, working too much, not getting paid enough- working can be challenging for so many reasons. Today’s episode focuses on working while having schizophrenia.  Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard share antidotes from their own work lives and speak with fellow schizophrenic Michelle Hammer. Michelle, an award-winning graphic designer and entrepreneur, discusses her struggles working full time and transitioning to working for herself. Cheryl Wallace the Vice President of Programs at Rose Hill Center, a psychiatric tr...
Source: World of Psychology - September 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Employment life with schizophrenia Living With Schizophrenia mental illness at work Psychology working working and schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Mass Shootings and Mental Illness
 It seems like every day there is another mass shooting in the news: Newtown, Parkland, Odessa, Dayton. And most of these news reports allude to the shooter having mental illness. But is this true? Common wisdom holds that someone must be mentally ill to do such a thing. But is it really that simple? Join us for a nuanced discussion with Dr. John Grohol, the founder of PsychCentral.com, as he explains how media bias and slanted reporting have contributed to the myths and misunderstandings of who is violent in America. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Mass Shootings and Mental Illness’ Podc...
Source: World of Psychology - September 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry Psychology The Psych Central Show Violence and Aggression Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: September 7, 2019
This week’s Psychology Around the Net has the latest on an upcoming star-studded mental health awareness special, a new report on mental health websites sharing user data, the dangers of avoiding discord in your relationships, and more. Enjoy! Shawn Mendes, Lizzo, Halsey & More to Participate in ‘I’m Listening’ Mental Health Awareness Radio Special: To kick off National Suicide Prevention Week, music and sports stars including Lizzo, Tegan and Sara, Blink-182, Halsey, Disturbed, and Shawn Mendes — as well as a number of mental health professionals and first responders — will partici...
Source: World of Psychology - September 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net anxiety Bipolar Disorder Christine McCullough Data Mining Diagnosis Dr. Lisa Sanders employee mental health excessive spending Privacy PTSD S1PR2 Starbucks Stigma Stress Veterans Source Type: blogs

Actor M ädchen Amick Talks Mental Health in NIH MedlinePlus Magazine
The current issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine brings you Riverdale and Twin Peaks actress Mädchen Amick talking about the stigma of mental health disorders and her son’s bipolar disorder. Amick opens up about her son’s situation, advocates for NIH research, and shares her message of hope. She says, “I want other parents to know that it is scary… (Source: NLM In Focus)
Source: NLM In Focus - September 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Posted by NLM in Focus Tags: People Publications Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Comfort Zones Aren ’ t Where We Grow
 Today’s guest has a simple plan for radical life changes: Step outside of your comfort zone.  Lucia Giovannini is a former supermodel-turned-psychologist whose new book advises that the path to a meaningful life lies in stretching our intellectual and emotional abilities.  Lucia believes that making a concentrated effort to learn and grow on a daily basis can make you a happier person, and help you realize your true potential. And isn’t that the goal of a well-lived life? Listen in as Lucia gives easy, practical tips for expanding your horizons, reaching the best of your abilities, using your tale...
Source: World of Psychology - September 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview LifeHelper Podcast Psychology Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

The Marilyn Monroe Effect: The Nonverbal Communication of Confidence
I remember hearing this story many years ago and it has become a powerful teaching tool for my clients who I see in my therapy practice and in classes/presentations I offer. “I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-Jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So, as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says, ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just s...
Source: World of Psychology - September 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Communication Self-Esteem Achievement Body Language Confidence Impostor Syndrome Self Image Source Type: blogs

4 Reasons for Misdiagnosis by a Therapist
In medicine and psychology, misdiagnosis is sadly a part of the profession. Whether it’s a doctor trying to diagnose a disease or a psychologist trying to diagnose a mental disorder or mental illness, there are no foolproof tests for most conditions (contrary to most people’s beliefs). In medicine, we sometimes see physicians who intentionally misdiagnose a patient for financial gain. This is a horrible betrayal of a patient’s trust, and results in patients getting treatment they don’t need — which could even hurt their health. Do therapists ever misdiagnose someone with a mental disorder? And...
Source: World of Psychology - September 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Ethics & Morality General Mental Health and Wellness Psychotherapy Treatment Misdiagnosis misdiagnosis in mental health Source Type: blogs

Large Yellow Underwing
The Large Yellow Underwing is the kind of moth we used to call a logger when I was a bairn; Northern dialect word, short for loggerhead. On a warm summer’s evening there would almost always be a logger that would be attracted to a kitchen light and come in through an open window. I must confess I don’t ever remember seeing this species, Noctua pronuba (Linnaeus, 1758), specifically, and certainly don’t recall ever noticing any big moths that revealed brightly coloured hindwings when they were startled or fly. Like most people, until they learn, it’s assumed butterflies are colourful and moths are al...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - August 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

Podcast: How Introverted People Can Excel in An Extroverted World
Today’s guest is a self-described introvert who wants to help her fellow introverts improve their lives and careers.  What makes someone an introvert? Is it just shyness? What is the difference between extroverts and introverts? How is the workplace skewed to favorite extroverts? What can introverts do to make up for that imbalance? What additional challenges do introverted women face? Join us for answers to these questions and more! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Introverts Versus Extroverts’ Podcast Episode Chelsey Brooke is a professional counselor, published writer, blogger,...
Source: World of Psychology - August 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General LifeHelper Personality Podcast Professional Psychiatry Psychology Self-Help Success & Achievement The Psych Central Show Women's Issues Source Type: blogs

How Long is a Luxury Treatment Program?
According to USAToday, nearly 21 million Americans struggle with substance addictions. That’s more than the number of people who have all cancers combined, and can mean 1 in 7 people will eventually suffer from an addiction. With such an epidemic in place, it is important to understand how the process of healing from an addiction works. This means learning what types of luxury treatment programs are available and asking questions like, how long is a luxury treatment program? Typically, luxury treatment programs can last anywhere from 30-90 days, depending on many factors. What Determines How Long a Luxury Treatment ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - August 23, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Drug Rehab Information luxury luxury drug rehabilitation luxury heroin rehab rehab center rehabilitation for drug addiction residential residential rehab Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Simple Psychology Explanations with Dr. Ali Mattu
Do you enjoy watching YouTube videos on psychology and mental health topics?  But are you tired of wading through all the mindless fluff, meaningless new-age jargon, and overly pedantic lectures?  There is a better option out there – The Psych Show, created by Dr. Ali Mattu.   It might seem frivolous, but YouTube videos aren’t going anywhere. They have become one of the most common ways we access information, and this is especially true for young people. Join us as Dr. Mattu tells us how a PhD psychologist became one of the first YouTubers, how he decides what type of content to feature ea...
Source: World of Psychology - August 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Families Impacted by Schizophrenia
  Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, ...
Source: World of Psychology - August 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Children and Teens Family General Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia Family Mental Health family mental illness Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis life with schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Families Impacted by Schizophrenia
 Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, a d...
Source: World of Psychology - August 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Children and Teens Family Inside Schizophrenia Parenting Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia Family Mental Health family mental illness Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis life with schizophrenia Mental Disorder Mental illness and Source Type: blogs

I Reckon The ADHA Is Really Slipping Into Irrelevance And Fantasy. Here Are My Reasons.
The first reason flows from the following release for the Federal Health Department.Building a Mentally and Physically Healthy AustraliaDelivering the world ’s best mental health system – stigma-free and focused on prevention, starting with children under 12 – is the major focus of the Australian Government’s Long Term National Health Plan, outlined today. Date published: 14 August 2019Delivering the world ’s best mental health system – stigma-free and focused on prevention, starting with children under 12 – is the major focus of the Australian Government’s Long Term Nat...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Study finds psychiatric diagnoses to be ‘scientifically meaningless’
__________ Psychiatric diagnosis ‘scientifically meaningless’ (Science Daily): “A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify discrete mental health disorders. The study, led by researchers from the University of Liverpool, involved a detailed analysis of five key chapters of the latest edition of the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), on ‘schizophrenia’, ‘bipolar disorder’, ‘depressive disorders’, ‘anxiety disorders’ and ‘trauma-related disord...
Source: SharpBrains - August 15, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness anxiety-disorders bipolar-disorder depressive disorders diagnostic labelling digital biomarkers DSM DSM-5 mental health mental health disorders psychiatric diagnosis psychiatry research sc Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Planning for Death and Why It Matters
In this episode, Gabe talks with PsychCentral.com editor-in-chief Dr. John Grohol about the importance of planning for the end of life.  We all know that everybody dies, but at the same time, no one wants to think about their own inevitable death. Do you know how you would like the end of your life to go?  What if you needed to make that decision for a loved one? Do you know what they want? Would they want to be resuscitated? Do they want to die at home or in a hospital? Do you even know what kinds of decisions need to be made, or what the options are?  Listen in as Dr. John explains that there is a degre...
Source: World of Psychology - August 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Aging Death & Dying General LifeHelper The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: How Money Impacts Mental Illness
In this episode, our hosts discuss how the amount of money and resources a person has influences their mental health care. Listen now to hear how Gabe and Michelle tackle this difficult social discussion — and have a couple laughs along the way.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “It’s so hard to get help with mental illness if you have no money, and that’s not ok.” – Michelle Hammer Highlights from ‘Money and Mental Illness’ Episode [1:00] How does money impact people with mental illness? [3:00] Michelle’s epiphany on the subway. [5:30] The difference between mental ...
Source: World of Psychology - August 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Personal Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Children ’s Treatment for Mental Health Issues
Today’s guest is Okpara Rice, CEO of Tanager Place, a mental health facility for children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Unlike adults, children are not in control of their own environment, and anything that affects a child will affect their families, and vice versa.  So, what is the best way to help these kids?  Join us as Okpara and Gabe talk about the importance of a holistic approach to mental illness in children, approaches which may or may not include medication. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Children’s Mental Health’ Podcast Episode Okpara Rice joined Tanage...
Source: World of Psychology - August 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Children and Teens Mental Health and Wellness Relationships The Psych Central Show Treatment Source Type: blogs

I Really Think This Is Going Too Far In Terms Of Use Of PBS Data. What Do You Think?
This appeared last week:Medicare data used to recruit people with bipolar for researchBy Kate AubussonJuly 29, 2019 — 12.00amA letter sent to almost 50,000 patients prescribed lithium inviting them to take part in a bipolar study has raised questions about how Medicare stores and uses private healthcare information.UNSW psychiatrist Professor Gordon Parker first became aware of a study investigating the genetic s of bipolar when a former patient sent him an angry email accusing him of breaching her privacy.  “She was furious with me, believing that she was contacted by Medicare because I had blown her conf...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Mental Illness a Made up Disorder?
In this episode, our hosts discuss whether or not mental illness is a real disorder or if it’s just something that medical and pharmaceutical companies made up to make a profit.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Instead of taking my psychiatric medications this morning, should I have just gone to yoga?” – Michelle Hammer Highlights from ‘Mental Illness Made Up’ Episode [2:00] Is mental illness real? [4:00] Yoga doesn’t cure all mental illnesses, just like it wouldn’t cure cancer. [16:00] Dealing with people who think mental illness is not real. [19:30] Eating disorders a...
Source: World of Psychology - August 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Brain and Behavior Disorders General Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Policing and Mental Illness: A Better Approach
Police officers are often the first responders when someone is having a mental illness crisis.  But are members of law enforcement properly equipped for this job?  There are plenty of horrifying stories that would indicate that the answer is “no.”  How do we change this?  Join us as Gabe speaks with Officer Rebecca Skillern from the Huston, Texas, Police Department about how Houston is training its officers to respond to these difficult calls. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Policing and Crisis Intervention Training’ Podcast Episode   Officer Rebecca ...
Source: World of Psychology - August 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Policy and Advocacy Relationships The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Sexual Side Effects Caused by Psychiatric Medications
It’s common knowledge that psychiatric medications are prone to sexual side effects. It’s often referenced in the advertising. Since most people living with mental illness want to be both happy and have a satisfying sex life, this creates a bit of a quandary Are the two things mutually exclusive? What does a person on psychiatric medications do when the cure seems worse than the illness? Listen in to find out now! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “The sexual side effects of [psychiatric] medications are the number one reason people stop taking them.” – Gabe Highlights from ‘Medication Sexual...
Source: World of Psychology - July 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Antidepressant Antipsychotic Medications Schizophrenia Women's Issues Source Type: blogs

Breaking the Stigma Together with Best-in-Class Resources
Psych Hub was founded on the belief that we can create a movement in the mental health space through education. That is why we are excited to not only partner with Psych Central, but to announce a truly integrated initiative that provides people with the resources they need for themselves, a loved one, or a patient. As of today, Psych Central will have direct access to the over 100 videos in the Psych Hub library. Not only can you now read about symptoms or treatment options, but you will be able to watch associated videos to enhance your learning experience. I have always been a huge fan of Psych Central. They provide tr...
Source: World of Psychology - July 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marjorie Morrison, LMFT Tags: General Stigma Online Resources Online Support Community Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Sandy Hook: Community Healing After a Large-Scale Trauma
  Everyone remembers the disturbing images from the Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012 after a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 first-grade children.  It was traumatic for all of us, but what was it like to actually be a member of that community?  Today’s guest, Melissa Glaser, worked for 20 months as a coordinator for the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team, a group of mental health professionals, funded by a Department of Justice grant, who worked in partnership with local recovery providers, community organizations, and town employees to provide services to over 900 people imm...
Source: World of Psychology - July 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: PTSD The Psych Central Show Trauma Violence and Aggression Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Procrastination or Mental Health Issues?
 Since time was invented, people have fallen into three main categories: Chronically early, on-time, or late. You don’t need mental illness to put things off until the last minute and it doesn’t take anxiety to get things done well ahead of schedule. But, there’s also no denying that living with mental illness can – and does – impact our ability to be punctual and to accomplish goals. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss the difference between putting things off because we are making bad choices and putting things off because of mental health issues. Listen now! SUBSCRIBE & REV...
Source: World of Psychology - July 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Personal Schizophrenia Self-Help Source Type: blogs

How My Weight Gain Contributed to My Son ’ s Disordered Eating
Ever since I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1991, I’ve struggled with my weight. At that time, I weighed 125 and was prescribed lithium to control my highs and lows. The drug worked, but it and other psychotropic drugs contributed to a 20-pound weight gain. Then, as the years went by, I gained the weight that comes with aging. By 40, I weighed about 180. On a 5’3″ frame, this was a lot to carry. I gained even more weight when I struggled with breast cancer in my late 40s and 50s. At 56, I weighed a cool 188 with no clothes on. Recently, I gained even more (I contribute this gain to simply overindu...
Source: World of Psychology - July 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Laura Yeager Tags: Anorexia Children and Teens Eating Disorders Habits Health-related Parenting Personal Adolescence Diet Food Addiction Lithium Weight Gain Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: July 20, 2019
This week’s Psychology Around the Net has the latest on a new virtual reality therapy trial for people diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, how people with mental health disorders are helping amend their descriptions in diagnostic guidelines, the issues that stop you from setting boundaries and how you can overcome those issues, and more. People With Mental Health Disorders Amend the Descriptions: What would happen if input from people who actually deal with mental health disorders on a daily basis was taken into consideration when it comes to the diagnostic guidelines describing said disorders? A new study set ...
Source: World of Psychology - July 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net Addiction Cannabis cannabis dependency cannabis treatment Loneliness Nhs Procrastination Productivity Psychosis Setting Boundaries Shame virtual reality Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Learn to Live with Anxiety, Stress, and Worry
   Today we are joined by Dr. Russell Morfitt, co-founder of LearntoLive.com.  Dr. Morfitt explains the differences between stress, worry, anxiety, social anxiety, and panic, and tell us how using the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be life changing.  The Learn to Live program is designed to teach CBT skills online to anxiety sufferers, those who suffer from depression, and even insomniacs!  Listen in to learn how you can begin to free yourself from the burdens of anxiety.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Anxiety, Stress, and Worry’ Podca...
Source: World of Psychology - July 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Childhood Schizophrenia
 In this episode of Inside Schizophrenia, our hosts tackle the topic of early onset – or childhood – schizophrenia. Host Rachel Star discusses her personal experiences with schizophrenia symptoms as an adolescent and Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich from Harvard Medical School discusses some of the latest research. Listen in now! About Our Guest Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD is Director of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He did his undergraduate and medical school at Johns Hopkins, his residency t...
Source: World of Psychology - July 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Disorders Inside Schizophrenia Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Religion and Mental Illness
From leisure activities to politics to relationships, people tend to be influenced by their religious beliefs. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss the pros and cons of religious influence when it comes to treating mental illness and explore whether it is helpful when trying to reach recovery. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “They are dead (by suicide) and we are still stigmatizing their behavior.” – Gabe Highlights from ‘Religion and Mental Illness’ Episode [2:00] The intersection of religion and mental illness. [4:30] How the Jewish faith views mental illness. [10:00] How Christianity vie...
Source: World of Psychology - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Depression Ethics & Morality Schizophrenia Spirituality & Health Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: July 13, 2019
Ready for the latest on how to weaken your self-confidence (stick with us here), research on women, alcohol, and mental health, and how the Greek concept of eudaimonia can help us flourish in both personal and business life? Dive into this week’s Psychology Around the Net where you’ll find all that and more! 10 Insanely Popular Ways to Weaken Your Self-Confidence: To the approval-seekers, the excuse-makers, the second-guessers: this one’s for you. Women Who Stop Drinking Alcohol Improve Mental Health: Researchers studied the drinking habits and self-reported mental health of more than 31,000 people in th...
Source: World of Psychology - July 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net Alcohol Bipolar Disorder Happiness kids men mental health days Procrastination Research Schizoaffective Disorder self-confidence study women Work Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Openly Discussing Suicide in Our Communities
   One of the most dangerous misconceptions about suicide is that asking a loved one if they are suicidal will increase the odds that they will attempt suicide.  Today Dr. Nate Ivers of Wake Forest University discusses the importance of making “the covert overt” by asking blunt, straightforward questions of those you suspect may be thinking about suicide.  What words should you use, and if the answer is yes, what should you do next?  And why are we so uncomfortable about asking these potentially lifesaving questions? Find out on this episode. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest infor...
Source: World of Psychology - July 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Depression Grief and Loss Suicide The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

The Causes of Schizophrenia: It ’ s Probably Not Genetics
For more than a century, researchers have had a deeply-held belief that schizophrenia is one form of mental illness that has its basis in genetics. In the intervening years, hundreds of millions of person-hours and billions of dollars have been funneled pursuing the genetic theory of schizophrenia. Despite all of this enormous effort, researchers are starting to understand that perhaps the genetic component of schizophrenia has been overemphasized. And, in fact, the heritability estimates are not the 80-85 percent that some researchers claimed, but instead are far less. A new review article published in Psychiatry Researc...
Source: World of Psychology - July 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: General Research Schizophrenia Causes Of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia Causes Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Persistent Myths of Mental Illness
 Myths spring up about everything that is misunderstood – and mental illness is one of the most misunderstood things out there. People are equal parts fascinated by and terrified of it, seemingly at the same time. In this episode, our hosts take a look at some myths about living with schizophrenia and even tackle the most common one – are schizophrenics violent? Listen now! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People with schizophrenia are more likely to be victims of violence than to cause violence.” – Michelle Highlights from ‘Myths of Mental Illness’ Episode [2:00] What are some myt...
Source: World of Psychology - July 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Schizophrenia Stigma Violence and Aggression Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Online Teen Therapy: Everything You Need to Know
  In today’s episode, we speak with Haesue Jo, Clinical Support Lead for a large online therapy website, about their new offering for teens and adolescents.  On-line therapy is a novel idea for many — and prompts a lot of questions.  How does on-line counseling work for adolescents?  Are there a lot of differences between the experiences of teens and adults?  How are parents involved?  What are the safeguards in place?  How does payment work?  Listen in to see what online therapy for teenagers is all about.  (BetterHelp.com is a long-term sponsor of The Psych Cent...
Source: World of Psychology - July 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help The Psych Central Show Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Low Self-Esteem and How it Connects to Mental Illness
 As a society, we suffer from low self-esteem. A lot. The entertainment media assaults us with beautiful faces and perfect bodies, making millions feel inadequate or even ashamed. We have school children who feel that anything less than straight A’s is failure. For people living with mental illness, the impact of low self-esteem is even worse. Listen to hear how.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Physical health is extremely important in mental health.” – Michelle “All mental health is physical health!” – Gabe   Highlights From ‘Self-Esteem’ Episode [3:30]...
Source: World of Psychology - July 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Exercise & Fitness Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs