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Some people believe their hand doesn’t belong to them. Others think bugs are crawling under their skin.
People can be reluctant to discuss symptoms with their doctor. When they do, their symptoms can be mistaken for other illnesses. Even when people are diagnosed, they don’t always get the right treatment.
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Antidepressants have been prescribed to millions of people with little thought about how those people will come off them.
Bipolar disorder numbers are rising in Ghana
Mental health still carries significant stigma in Ghana.
We looked at more than 1,000 research trials and found clear evidence to back exercise as a way to improve depression, anxiety and psychological distress.
St David’s advice was to “do the little things”.
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Doing the little things has a role to play in maintaining our sense of happiness as well as in treating mental illness.
Talking for Change is a government-funded national program that aims to prevent child sexual abuse. It provides an anonymous national helpline and treatment options for anyone concerned about their attraction to children.
There is a dire need to prevent child sexual abuse in Canada. It is critical to intervene early, and provide those at risk for offending with support through an anonymous helpline, as well as therapy.
Collaborative care teams will need to be established for safe treatment.
From July this year, some psychiatrists will be able to prescribe psychedelics to some patients. Responses from experts working in the field are mixed.
There is a lot to parody about psychiatry but this show falls short on many fronts.
Psychedelics are being held up as a potential solution to the growing need for mental health treatment. But, magic mushrooms are not magic bullets.
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Alberta’s new policy on psychedelic-assisted therapy for mental illness may set a precedent that moves Canadians one step closer to accepting psychedelics as medicinal substances.
Admissions, a varied collection by writers with lived experience of mental illness, is confronting, challenging, often surprising – and open to interpretation.
Changing your eating, exercising, socialising and engagement with nature can help treat depression. Now mental health professionals have some guidelines to shape treatment around lifestyle therapies.
In a Spring 2022 survey of parents with kids between ages six and 17 years, more than 50 per cent perceived that their child had needed help regarding their emotional or behavioural problems in the past six months.
Canada ranks 30th out of 38 wealthy nations in supporting the mental health and well-being of children. The need to invest in and prioritize mental health for children and young people is urgent.
A refugee family that fled to Pakistan after the Partition of British India.
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Effects of violence and forced migration on survivors’ mental health have not been acknowledged, despite the trauma being passed down generations.
The authors of one of the most shared research papers in modern history clear up some of the misunderstandings that followed in the wake of its publication.
Fanon was among the early exponents of decolonisation.
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Fanon left a remarkable imprint, his views influencing many in the field of mental illness as well as pan-Africanist and anti-colonialism thinkers.
Catatonia is a severe form of mental illness where people have problems with movement and speech. Our new study looks at what they are thinking.
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder is common among refugees.
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Complex PTSD was left out of the latest version of the ‘psychiatrists’ bible’, but that doesn’t make it any less real for those who live with it.
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His major work The Quiet Violence of Dreams is about a young man undergoing a mental breakdown, something that the novelist also experienced.
For decades, doctors and patients have used telemedicine. But it gained wider use when the COVID-19 pandemic led to canceled appointments and closed clinics.
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By creating both an urgent need for mental health care and the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is enabling telemedicine to go mainstream.