Monthly Archives: December 2009

Hoarding mental disorder gets prime-time treatment

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia I haven’t decided what I think about the new television show about Hoarders.  I know this disease exists.  I have treated several clients who have the disorder before.  It is … Continue reading

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Antidepressants linked to major personality changes

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This is an interesting study, but these results will only be valid if this study can be replicated.  I hope the media doesn’t take this one study and run with … Continue reading

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Years after mental health overhaul, new picture of needs emerging

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Since I live and work in the great State of Texas, I was naturally attracted to this article.  I know it is lengthy, but please read to the end. What I liked about … Continue reading

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Vt. could cut $20m in mental health services

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Here is another article that shows the ever deepening chasm that our mental health consumers  find themselves falling into.  This is really a problem.  It is a problem for the … Continue reading

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State losing 600 mental health workers

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here is an article that simply does not make any sense.  I know we are in a recession, but why are we downsizing mental health?  Does a slow economy mean less mental health … Continue reading

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Emotional value of pets is underestimated, expert says

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here’s a good article that addresses a subject I feel strongly about.  I think pets and animal interactions have a major place in maintaining mental health.  Even on my unit, we routinely use … Continue reading

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Fight crime with health care legislation

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This article is a real eye-opener.  I read this with enthusiasm because this article is very much in line with most of my own thinking about these issues.  I have … Continue reading

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