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3 hrs ago | Live Science

Real-Life Werewolves: Psychiatry Re-Examines Rare Delusion

They grunt, claw, and feel their body is covered with hair and their nails are elongated - some people strongly believe they are in the process of metamorphosis into a wolf.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Netherlands, World News,

5 hrs ago | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Baby boomers lagging behind in mental health awareness

MARK COLVIN: The peak body representing psychiatrists is concerned that baby boomers are lagging behind younger generations in their understanding of mental health.

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Related Topix: Medicine

9 hrs ago | The Mercury

Boomers prefer GPs to psychiatrists

Dr Milford McArthur says baby boomers are less likely to see a psychiatrist because of the stigma around mental illness.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Health

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Psychology Today

The Inability to Cry

The inability to feel anything -- neither sadness nor anything else - is one of the danger signs in melancholic depression .

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine

Psychology Today

Replacing Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists

During World War II 60,000,000 people died, 2.5% of the world's population. The Soviet Union alone lost between 18,000,000 and 24,000,000 lives.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Psychology, Science

The Commerce City Sentinel

Little help for those with mental illness, developmental disabilities

Alex Meredith, 29, left, draws as his mother, Carol, observes at the family home in Littleton, Colo., on Feb. 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Littleton, CO, Autism, Health, Medicine, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Lakewood, CO

Psychology Today

WonderCon: Batman vs. Jason! Kirk vs. Vader! Who vs. Holmes

WonderCon returns to Anaheim, California, this upcoming weekend . From Comic-Con International , the organization best known for San Diego Comic-Con International, WonderCon offers a sampling of the kinds of events and programming convention goers might enjoy at San Diego in July but on a scale possibly less intimidating to newcomers.

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Related Topix: Anaheim, CA, Psychology, Science, Medicine

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Scoop

Research on African Children Reveals Emotional Tendencies

Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Family, Kids, Psychology, Science, University of Houston, Medicine

NC Department of Health & Human Services

ICYMI: Drescher: More NC residents seeing psychiatrists through real-time video

You can't find a psychiatrist in much of North Carolina. There isn't one in 28 of our 100 counties.

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Related Topix: Medicine, North Carolina, Albemarle, NC, Elizabeth City, NC, Jacksonville, NC

New Haven Independent

Finn-Tastic

Not only did Neil Finn use a grand piano onstage at the Shubert Theater as a vehicle to deliver his catchy, layered, melodic pop songs.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Finn, Theater, Arts, Neil Finn, Crowded House, Medicine, Yale University

Ham and High

Suicide of Camden schoolgirl prompts further training of psychiatrists in internet safety

The suicide of a teenage girl from West Hampstead has prompted the Health Secretary to ask for psychiatrists be given more training in the role online social media can play in the mental health of young people.

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Related Topix: Medicine

ABC News

Psychs on Bikes set to roar across the nation

Mental health workers from across the country are preparing to undertake an epic journey with the aim of raising awareness of psychological health issues.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Give therapists right tools and OCD can be treated

Children with obsessive compulsive disorder aren't getting the treatment they need, either through misdiagnosis or a lack of trained therapists, says an expert who led a recent conference in Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Saint Louis University, Family, Kids, ADHD

PsychCentral

The Many Problems with the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

We haven't yet spoken up about the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013 , sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy because we were hoping Congress would see through this less-than-subtle attempt to gut SAMHSA, coerce states to pass new forced-treatment laws , and create yet another huge federal bureaucracy in the Department of Health and Human ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Medicine, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michael Burgess

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Journal and Courier

Dire shortage of psychiatrists in Greater Lafayette leaves patients waiting months for help

Pam Kiser, 57, of Lafayette, thought she was fine. The medication prescribed by Kiser's psychiatrist to combat bipolar disorder was working in 2004.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Lafayette, IN, Medicaid, Health, Medicare, Tippecanoe County, IN

The Japan Times

'Big Pharma' manipulating the market? Now that's depressing

You're the entrepreneurial type, let's say, ambitious but a little unsure of yourself.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine

News Observer

Drescher: More NC residents seeing psychiatrists through real-time video

You can't find a psychiatrist in much of North Carolina. There isn't one in 28 of our 100 counties.

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Related Topix: Medicine, North Carolina, Albemarle, NC, Elizabeth City, NC, Jacksonville, NC

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NC Department of Health & Human Services

Editorial: Telepsychiatry is needed alternative in crisis situations

There is now hope that a joint state and Duke Endowment initiative will radically reduce waiting times and the suffering that thousands endure.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Opinion

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Newswise

Four Addiction Medicine Fellowship Programs Accredited by The ABAM Foundation

The American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation today announced the accreditation of four new addiction medicine fellowship programs, bringing the total number of accredited programs to 23. The fellowship programs, which are modeled on the Foundation's national guidelines, Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Addiction ... (more)

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Related Topix: Aurora, CO, Medicine

Philly.com

Revisiting a debate: Does psychiatry overmedicate?

When Robert Whitaker's book, which questioned the extensive and long-term use of medications in psychiatry, was published in 2010, doctors treated him like a "heretic," he said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Temple University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

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