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My Age of Anxiety

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My Age of Anxiety

Understanding a fundamental aspect of anxiety—the fear of being revealed—highlights the bravery of Scott Stossel’s book, which explores the author’s lifelong struggle as “a twitchy bundle of phobias, fears, and neuroses.”

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Global Recession Has ‘Led to 10,000 Suicides’

U.K. researchers report that the economic crisis in Europe and North America has contributed to the suicides of more than 10,000 people.

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Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.

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Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid?

Mindi has never harmed her daughter and is capably raising a son, but authorities took her daughter under a concept sometimes called “predictive neglect.”

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Mental Illness

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Shooting Tragedy in Santa Barbara Leaves 7 Dead

A 22-year-old man with apparent social difficulties is suspected of killing six people and injuring seven late Friday near the University of California campus in Santa Barbara.

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Star-Spangled Baggage

Amid the barrage of coverage of Specialist Ivan Lopez’s shooting spree at Fort Hood, evidence that has been in plain sight for years of how the violence of America’s distant wars comes back to haunt the “homeland” was missing. In that context, Lopez’s killings are one more marker on a bloody trail of death that leads from Iraq and Afghanistan into the American heartland.

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Get Me to Hogeweyk Before It’s Too Late

In an attempt to keep patients as physically and psychologically comfortable as possible, a town-within-a-town in the Netherlands allows people with dementia to walk, shop and eat—and nearly everything else one does in a community—safely.

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How Does Commuting Affect Your Health?

“Commuters are more likely to be anxious, dissatisfied and have the sense that their daily activities lack meaning than those who don’t have to travel to work even if they are paid more,” says a Guardian report on a study of commuting and personal well-being.

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Where Does Depression Hurt? A Map of World Clinical Diagnoses

The second leading cause of disability, clinical depression is a widespread disorder. A new study shows the rates at which each country suffers depression and speculates as to the reasons why, for example, Afghanistan has the most incidences of depression while Japan has the fewest.

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New Rule Makes Mental Health Care Available to Millions of Americans

Acting on a law passed way back in 2008, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor made a final ruling that forces many health insurers to treat mental illnesses like physical ones.

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Police Brutality, Mental Illness and ‘The Memphis Model’

Elsa Cruz filed a federal lawsuit in New York this week, months after police shot her husband dead.

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Americans Need More Downtime—Seriously

Napping, meditating, anything that gives your mind a bit of respite from the ever-quickening rat race of modern day life are essential to allow your brain to recover. And here’s the kicker (which we all pretty much already know but haven’t quite put into practice): Downtime increases productivity.

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British Psychologists Find Fault With DSM-V

England’s Division of Clinical Psychology, which represents more than 10,000 practitioners, has criticized the latest edition of the field’s leading diagnostic manual for its categorizing of normal behaviors—such as shyness in children and depression after the death of a loved one—as medical problems treatable with drugs.

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The Recession’s Toll on Your Health

A broken economy means broken bodies—bodies that give way under stress, inadequate and unavailable health care, and in some places, fewer available supplies to treat the increased numbers of ill. Greece points the way.

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Mental Health: Time to Stop White-Knuckling It

As anyone who has ever experienced a panic attack well knows, one of the most difficult aspects of managing anxiety disorders is having to do it in secret for fear of being labeled a freak.

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Stress Disorders and Drone Pilots

Researchers report that drone pilots experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder at the same rate as pilots of manned aircraft deployed in the Middle East.

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Death Wish Recognized: A Case for Long-Term Treatment

Who creates a massacre? Can we identify those people? Can they be stopped? Congress hopes to address these questions, but where will these answers come from? Enter the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, the Connecticut legislators who will draft a bill, informed in part by public hearings related to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook.

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Modern Kids at Play

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Now Is the Time

The horror in Newtown, Conn., should shake us out of the cowardice, the fear, the evasion and the opportunism that prevent our political system from acting to curb gun violence.

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Mild Head Injury Upsets Brain’s Resting State

MRI scans conducted by researchers at NYU’s School of Medicine have shown that the resting state functioning of brains that have suffered mild trauma corresponds to a host of problems, including cognitive dysfunction, depression, anxiety and fatigue.

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Civilians ‘Terrorized’  in Pakistan Drone War

NYU law professor Sarah Knuckey, one of the authors of a new report on the social effects of America’s drone war in Pakistan, talks about the “broad mental health impacts” on people who live in fear of deadly attacks from the sky 24 hours a day.

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American Happiness and the Heebie-Jeebies

Author and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman locates the root of American anxiety in “the great national happiness rat race,” a phenomenon that is perhaps nowhere more apparent than in the contrast between British and American culture.

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CDC Registers Rise in Autism Rate

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a significant uptick in autism diagnoses in several areas of the country that were part of a study published Thursday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Activist Spells Out Our Great Shame

Gus Speth, environmental lawyer, former Clinton adviser and founder of the Washington, D.C.-based World Resources Institute, who was arrested Sunday at the White House while protesting a proposed oil pipeline, has some bad news for American optimists. (more)

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Patients Seek Greater Role in Mental Health Recovery

One of the biggest obstacles to advancing mental health care and services has long been the attitude that patients should not have a voice in their treatment. But now, a small movement of patients is pushing mental health workers to consider clients’ perspectives more actively in recovery.

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Studies in Self-Compassion

“No pain, no gain” may have its limits as a personal mantra, according to researchers exploring the idea of self-compassion as a motivating attitude for everything from mood regulation to fitness and weight control—in other words, less stick, more carrot.

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‘Crazy’ Ron Artest Is a Mental Health Star

The Lakers forward is known for his antics—such as showing up to a talk show in his underwear—but he’s becoming famous for talking about an issue that is often concealed: mental health. Artest is funding therapy and mental health awareness through the sale of his championship ring and possibly the donation of his entire $6.79 million 2011-2012 salary. ... (more)

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Recessions Are Not Good for Your Mind

According to the government agency with the fun acronym SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2009 was no party in terms of adult Americans’ mental health. (continued)

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Freedom May Come With Challenges for Chilean Miners

The 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for two months were pulled out of their predicament one by one Wednesday, and hopefully their ordeal is truly over, but Chilean officials are giving them the option of leaning on expert help if adjusting to life above ground proves difficult.

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Postpartum Depression: It’s Not Just for Women

The phenomenon of postpartum depression has gotten a PR boost in recent years, thanks in part to the valiant and high-profile efforts of Brooke Shields and that blond lady who used to bunk with Hugh Hefner. But no thanks to Tom Cruise. ... (continued)

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Shock Therapy Buzzes On

Tens of thousands of the desperately depressed sign up every year in the U.S. to have electricity-induced grand mal seizures even though nobody has ever figured out why the treatment works or how severe the associated brain damage is. The good news: You no longer have to be awake, and muscle relaxants now keep your bones from breaking.

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Former Surgeon General:  Gov’t Squelched Health Reports

In an incendiary report Tuesday to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona (who served from 2002 to 2006) pointed a finger at the Bush administration for prioritizing politics over truth. 

Posted on Jul 10, 2007 READ MORE


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Army (Finally) Hires More Shrinks

The Army plans to hire roughly 200 additional mental health workers to help care for ailing soldiers. Thirty-five percent of troops seek mental health care a year after coming home and between 15 and 20 percent of soldiers in Iraq show signs of post-traumatic stress. The latest Pentagon study found military mental health care to be inadequate.

Posted on Jun 14, 2007 READ MORE


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Veterans Face High Suicide Risk

A new study of American veterans who served between 1917 and 1994 found that returning soldiers are more than twice as likely to kill themselves, compared to civilians. While the research did not include veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the overall trend and reports of poor mental health care are cause for concern.

Posted on Jun 11, 2007 READ MORE


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Casualties From the Battle Over PTSD

Pvt. Jacob Burgoyne was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and ordered to a psychiatric facility, but the Army sent him home instead. Shortly thereafter, Burgoyne stabbed a fellow soldier 32 times and set his body aflame because, he said, “that’s how we disposed of bodies in Iraq.”

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


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