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Aid For Mentally Ill People

Aid for Mentally Ill Letter to the Editory (New York Times) written by Kenneth J. Dudek; President, Fountain House To the Editor: Re “An Initiative Aims to Help Violent Mentally Ill People” (news article, Aug. 7): The introduction of NYC Safe should be the city’s first step in a coordinated and humane effort to protect more »

Teenagers, Medication and Suicide

Teenagers, Medication and Suicide By Richard A. Friedman, Opinion Writer; New York Times   Is our culture of relentless achievement and success driving our young people to suicide? You would certainly think so, given the prevailing narrative in the media about the recent spate of suicides on college campuses: one high-achieving student after another succumbing more »

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)  Source: mindfulnesstherapy.org  Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a research-based, cognitive-behavioral treatment originally developed by Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington, to help clients with the suicidal and self-harm behaviors often seen in Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has since then been modified as a treatment for other complex and challenging mental disorders that more »

Anxiety, depression may be triggered by stress-induced changes to gut bacteria

Anxiety, depression may be triggered by stress-induced changes to gut bacteria By Honor Whiteman, Medical News Today Increasingly, researchers are investigating how gut bacteria impact health. In November 2014, for example, Medical News Today reported on a study revealing how gut bacteria influence weight, while another study associated gut bacteria with Parkinson’s disease. According to more »

Enabling Discovery, Development, and Translation of Treatments for Cognitive Dysfunction in Depression: Workshop Summary

Enabling Discovery, Development, and Translation of Treatments for Cognitive Dysfunction in Depression: Workshop Summary By Lisa Bain and Clare Stroud, (Rapporteurs); Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Institute of Medicine   Major depressive disorder (MDD) is recognized worldwide as a major cause of disability, morbidity, and mortality. According to the World Health more »