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Anxiety Disorder Linked To Childhood Abdominal Pain
2013-08-12 13:48:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee found that children who experience abdominal pain are more likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder. Publishing their findings in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers suggest that parents may want to have their children evaluated for a psychological disorder if they are having chronic, unexplained stomach pains. The researchers also found that just over half of kids with stomach...

2013-08-11 23:03:10

The relationship between grief and depression following bereavement has generated much debate in the psychological community and public media. A new article by Rochelle Perper, Ph.D., “Grief, Depression and the DSM-5,” sheds new light on the subject, and can help both clinicians and the general public achieve a greater understanding of the clinical challenges and options for treating these conditions. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 The relationship between grief and depression...

2013-08-09 08:25:13

TORONTO and NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The answer to meeting society's increasing mental health needs is not more diagnoses, more pills, and more psychiatrists, but applying nature's way to manage symptoms and increase well-being, according to Dr. Paul T. P. Wong, a renowned Toronto psychologist. Dr. Wong will present a radical approach to treating mental disorders and enhancing community mental health at the INPM Summer Institute, held at the Delta Toronto East Hotel,...

2013-08-07 16:26:58

Testimonials Show Early Access to Needed Resources Leads to Satisfying, Productive Lives OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogers InHealth, a key corporation of Rogers Behavioral Health System, uses video accounts that demonstrate the hopeful outcomes when people access needed resources for mental health recovery - with informed family and community-based support and professional treatment playing a primary role. Through online videos, Rogers InHealth highlights stories...

2013-08-05 16:24:10

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Wayne W. Lindstrom, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America: "Mental Health America calls on syndicated talk show host Dr. Phil to issue a retraction for reckless and offensive remarks he made about individuals who live with mental illness (During his show, Dr. Phil said people who are insane 'suck on rocks and bark at the moon.') "Comments like these, particularly from a professional psychologist,...

2013-08-01 23:29:57

The relationship between grief and depression following bereavement has generated much debate in the psychological community and public media. A new article by Rochelle Perper, Ph.D., "Grief, Depression and the SDM-5," sheds new light on the subject, and can help both clinicians and the general public achieve a greater understanding of the clinical challenges and options for treating these conditions. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The relationship between grief and...

2013-07-30 23:19:37

"Treating people with severe mental illness is less expensive than hospitalizing them - not to mention more humane," says Doris A. Fuller, executive director of the Treatment Advocacy Center. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 It just got a lot harder for opponents of court-ordered outpatient treatment for mental illness to argue that it costs too much to use, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. A study of mandatory treatment costs published today in the American...

2013-07-30 13:10:08

Mandating outpatient treatment for certain people with severe mental illness, while controversial, results in substantial cost savings by cutting hospitalizations and increasing outpatient care, according to a financial analysis led by researchers at Duke Medicine. The finding – focusing on a program in New York termed Assisted Outpatient Commitment, or "Kendra's Law" - provides a key piece of information in the ongoing policy debate about appropriate treatment approaches...

2013-07-29 23:27:53

Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles County, explores implications of the new DSM-5 in terms of insurance, research, mental health categories, socialized beliefs about mental illness and recognizing how Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors or Psychotherapists might pigeon-hole family members into superficial research categories. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2013 Mental Illness, Mental Health, Psychological Disorders, Psychiatric Complications are...

2013-07-29 12:26:26

BOSTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While most children cannot be shielded from emotionally traumatic events, clinicians can target those who are most vulnerable to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a large study from Boston Children's Hospital. Findings appear online in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, accompanied by an editorial. Researchers led by Katie McLaughlin, PhD, of the...