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December 2017 News Listing

Extreme videogaming will soon be labeled a mental illness

Extreme videogaming could soon be listed as a mental illness. The World Health Organization will add “gaming disorder” to its International Classification of Diseases in 2018. In a draft of the upcoming 11th update of International Classification of Diseases, WHO characterizes gaming disorder as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour (‘digital gaming’ or more

Why 2017 Was Finally The Year Artists Spoke Up About Mental Health

Taking care of yourself doesn’t typically go hand in hand with the rock star fantasy of nonstop partying, but in 2017, that changed. In July, Justin Bieber canceled the remaining dates of his Purpose Tour in a move toward stability, taking to Instagram to explain his decision: “I want my mind, heart and soul to more

PTSD Incidence in Cancer Patients Remains High at 4-Years Follow-Up

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be persistent or worsening in patients with cancer up to 4 years after an initial diagnosis of the disorder, according to the results of a study of South-East Asian patients published recently in Cancer. “Our data underscore the risk of developing persistent PTSD even years after cancer diagnosis and treatment,” more

Dignity Health Mourns the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Dignity Health is shocked by the sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. He was a visionary leader for the city and provided stable leadership despite a contentious political environment. “I am deeply saddened about the passing of Mayor Ed Lee,” said Lloyd Dean, President and CEO of Dignity Health. “He was a committed more