Monthly Archives: April 2010

Mood Food? Depressed People Eat More Chocolate

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by eszter via Flickr Women all across the world will tell you that chocolate makes them feel better.  This is nothing new or shocking.  What this article does, however, is describes an … Continue reading

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Dominick’s alleged killer has disturbing mental health history

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis story is just a horrible tragedy.  I read this article with much sadness, but with no surprise. This story depicts the truth of our mental health system.  But contrary to the opinions of … Continue reading

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It’s time to face the facts on bullying

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by davidking via Flickr We all are acutely aware of the effects of “bullying” on our young people by now.  The cover of People magazine shows a picture of a young girl … Continue reading

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The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Releases New Training Based on HBO Films’ Movie, “Temple Grandin”

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search I received this press release in email and wanted to post it here for better exposure. This is an exciting prospect that training can be designed based on this movie. I hope you … Continue reading

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Police: Hospital shooter mentally ill, had grudge

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchExplain to me why we don’t need any type of restrictions on gun ownership and why mental patients do not need to stay on their medications.  It seems that we are seeing more and … Continue reading

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Second competency hearing sought before mental health patient’s murder trial

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchWhat is the answer for a situation like this.  I believe that each of us is responsible for our actions, but what if you act because you believe you are being controlled by someone … Continue reading

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Biological Link Between Stress, Anxiety and Depression Identified

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a rather technical journal article that discusses the work being done in research to identify the connection between stress, anxiety and depression.  I include it here to show that serious research is … Continue reading

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Mental health and smoking are strongly linked

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchI found this article on a new site called Justmeans.  I have always known that my patients smoke to help them cope.  It is always good to discover science to support anecdotal evidence. I … Continue reading

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Measuring the Suicidal Mind

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by alles-schlumpf via Flickr There seems to be a growing acceptance of suicide as a way to solve seemingly unsolvable problems.  I cannot understand what is going through a person’s mind when … Continue reading

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Gen. Casey Tours New Ft. Jackson Mental Health School

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia After reading this article, it would appear that the Army has finally decided they must do something to secure the mental health of the soldiers.  Although I am not sure … Continue reading

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