Tag Archives: Psychiatry

The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here’s why

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a wonderful article about the concept of schizophrenia that makes me both happy and challenged at the same time.  This article talks about how the diagnosis of schizophrenia may really be many … Continue reading

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Mental health system just benefited from bipartisanship

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article from the Austin American-Statesman is quite thought provoking and certainly addresses the issues head-on. I was surprised to read about these two laws that have been passed just recently.  I’m sure most … Continue reading

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U.S. officials launch new strategy to prevent suicide

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article I found about the US’s response to the increasing number of suicides among military personnel specifically and the US population in general.  It’s really great to see that mental health issues … Continue reading

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How To Get Yourself Discharged From a Psychiatric Hospital

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchGetting discharged is the major question asked by our patients from the first day of admission.  It is hard to tell someone that, although they walked in and admitted themselves voluntarily, they cannot simply … Continue reading

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Man sentenced to psychiatric hospital still waiting for bed

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article from the Bangor Daily News that is just unbelieveable!  I found this article while reading a Squidoo lens called Lunatic Asylums which I recommend to anyone who has any interest in … Continue reading

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How to Pack For an Admission to a Mental Health Unit

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a short article written because of all the arguments and questions we get when we have to confiscate items that patients bring with them into the psychiatric hospital.  We do have a … Continue reading

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There Are Differences Between Medical and Psychiatric Hospitals

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search This article was written more as a continuation from the previous post.  I realized that I had not written fully about the differences between medical and psychiatric hospitalizations and I felt it imperative … Continue reading

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Facts You Need to Know Before You Are Admitted to a Mental Health Unit

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIt still  surprises me when my patients and their families do not know that there are major differences between being in a medical facility and being in a psychiatric facility.  Because of this, I … Continue reading

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What Will Happen Once You Are Admitted to a Psychiatric Unit

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is the second article I posted on EzineArticles.  I basically wrote answers to thequestions I hear quite frequently from the family members of my patients.  This is usually a chaotic and frightening time … Continue reading

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Suicide Among the Young: How to Try to Prevent It

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is a very well written and informed letter to the editor of the NY Times. I agree that stress and school stressors cause depression and anxiety for our young people, but suicide is … Continue reading

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