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The primary roles of a mental health nurse is a combination of three very important areas of mental care?providing mental health care, managing coexisting physical conditions and also providing differential diagnosis and assessments of drugs that are needed to treat the illness.
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Sun Mar 16, 2014
Tossing "Major Depression" Over the Side
Psychiatry hasn't seen anything like this since the ridiculing of psychoanalysis began in the 1970s that was to lead to the replacement of Freud with neuroscience .
Salt Lake Tribune
The two faces of Utah: Healthy but mentally ill
"It's an interesting juxtaposition," says Doug Thomas, director of the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
Our mental health system must be improved
The whole system is in trouble. We need more facilities - facilities that are well staffed and can relieve the burden of overcrowded hospitals.
Sat Mar 15, 2014
Psychiatrists in short supply nationwide
Chandan Khandai, a fourth-year student at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will be on pins and needles until he finds out Monday whether he has landed one of the 1,300 or so psychiatric residencies opening up nationwide this fall.
Canadian hospitals stretched as self-harming teens seek help
Emergency rooms across the country are producing alarming statistics on teens being hospitalized for self-inflicted wounds and suicidal thoughts.
Nowhere to call home
Josh Whittaker with his sister Kristen Pagett during happier times. Josh has been stuck at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside for months while his parents fight to have him placed in a more appropriate residence.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Lake Elsinore Valley News
Psychiatrist to speak on bipolar disorder
TEMECULA The National Association for Mental Illness of Temecula Valley will host an event during their monthly meeting on March 19, featuring Dr. Timothy Murphy of Fallbrook Psychiatry, who will be speaking on bipolar disorder.
Manitobans with mental illness face long psychiatrist waits
Rosaria Provenza answers the phones at the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba's office in Winnipeg.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Brain Mapping Confirms Patients with Schizophrenia Have Impaired Ability to Imitate
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - According to George Bernard Shaw, "Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning."
The Capitol Fax Blog
Mental Health Patients Deserve the Same Quality of Care as Everyone Else
In any discussion about treatment of mental illness, the interests of the patients and their families should come first.
Student loan repayment program for mental health professionals considered in Idaho
Lawmakers in Idaho are weighing the possibility of launching an educational loan repayment program to attract mental health professionals to two state hospitals.The bill, which passed the state Senate through a unanimous vote March 4, would institute loan repayments for psychiatrists, psychologists,... For the best experience of ... (more)
Getting the Details Right in Your Novel: Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist
Although both professions study and treat people with psychological and behavioral issues, there are big distinctions between psychologists and psychiatrists.
Etihad Airways launches major program to improve guest sleep experience
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today launches an exciting new program to improve sleep quality on its long-haul flights.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Oxytocin As A New Treatment For Anorexia?
While there's no genetic basis for anorexia nervosa, psychiatrists say there may be a chemical treatment - oxytocin, the 'love hormone'.
Woman with depression on psychologist waiting list for over seven months
A young city woman who has severe depression and anxiety, and is on a waiting list to attend a psychologist on the public health system, fears that lives will be lost as already pressurised local mental health services come under further strain.
Suicide not always driven by mental illness, paper argues; debate grows over "rational suicide"
Most guidelines for managing people with suicidal thoughts are based on the premise that depression, substance abuse or other forms of mental illness drive suicide.
Virtual reality therapy cures fears and phobias
Facing your fears may be the best way to extinguish a phobia - but it's easier said than done.
Contract row will hit mental health
THE Newman Government's controversial public hospital contracts have been described as a ``disaster'' for vulnerable mentally ill patients, with psychiatrists preparing to leave the sector.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
The Star Online
Missing MH370: Next of kin getting restless and frustrated
PUTRAJAYA: Next of kin of the passengers of missing Flight MH370 could be putting up a brave front, but may be facing inner turmoil with no conclusive updates forthcoming even after four days, according to psychiatrists and counsellors working with them.