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Broad Institute's groundbreaking announcement on psychiatric research Promoted

On Tuesday, July 22, at 10 a.m. ET the Broad Institute and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research delivered a groundbreaking announcement about psychiatric research research.
Promoted Content by David Silverberg

Some well-known human traits are now linked to creativity

Creativity is something that has always fascinated humanity — now scientists in those fields that typically deal with creativity have discovered a whole range of human traits which they believe indicate creativity in human beings.
In the Media by Milton Este

Op-Ed: Mental illness — Survivable with help Special

A mental illness survivor, Carol Koji has endured electric shock treatment, been Baker-Acted, divorced, heard voices, and has had arrests.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 3 comments

School murder suspect 'foaming at the mouth' during health check

Danvers - A young boy accused in an incident of murder at school was said to be "foaming at the mouth" and "out of touch with reality" in a report from health officials.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

New study reports that depression can be found through blood test

Many people can go through depression in their lifetime, though a new test can find whether it has the ability to affect one’s daily life. How? Through the blood.
In the Media by Syra Sharif - 1 comment

Protein clue for schizophrenia origin

Copenhagen - As part of a hunt for the causes of schizophrenia, researchers have analyzed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Genetic complexities of schizophrenia revealed

Two new studies provide insight into the genetics of schizophrenia and the results show once again how complex the condition is.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Does smoking marijuana cause schizophrenia?

Boston - Marijuana, the most commonly abused illegal drug used worldwide, has long been considered an environmental risk factor for developing schizophrenia. A new study from Harvard University tells a different story.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 9 comments

NY mom who killed her 3 kids seeks cut of their $350,000 estate

Mineola - Next month, a woman who murdered her three young children in her Long Island, NY apartment by drowning them in the bathtub — will ask a judge for a cut of their $350,000 estate.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Don't take a Psycho to the Halloween party

Political correctness plumbed new depths last week when a professional propagandist and former alcoholic joined a crusade against two supermarket chains.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Fox News host: 'Increase stigmatization' of schizophrenics

A Fox News host has called for the increased stigmatization of certain mental illnesses as part of the solution to the epidemic of mass shootings sweeping the United States.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Honduran woman attempts to kill herself and poison five children

San Pedro Sula - A 28-year-old Honduran woman tried to kill herself and her five children by giving them insecticide during what law enforcement officers described as a "nervous breakdown."
In the Media by John Sevigny - 2 comments

LAT: A national model for mental illness recovery Special

“Today recovery from mental illness is a well-documented reality.” — Pete Linnett, Founder and CEO of Life Adjustment Team
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 2 comments

New research suggests suicide is a mental disorder

With suicide rates higher than ever, scientists debate classifying suicidal tendencies as a behavior disorder. Continuing research will ultimately determine whether suicide stems from a behavior disorder or is in response to a mood disorder.
In the Media by Ashley Woods - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The Boston bombing and the unsettled state of mind

In the statements made to the press by Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, an important truth was revealed on the nature of the unsettled.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 6 comments

Dealing with depression Special

For far too long now I have suffered with depression; it wasn’t until recently that I have started to find the strength to overcome it. For years depression had ruled my life and I finally decided that I was not going to let it control me any more.
Digital Journal Report by Jane Fazackarley - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Cannabis users linked to mental illness?

Many people throughout the world use cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana. But, according to a new study, people who have a mental illness are now linked to using marijuana more than people without a mental illness. I don't believe it to be true.
In the Media by Johnnie Guerrio - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Supreme Court Must Look at LGBTQ+ Mental Health Issues

Continuing to evade this historically divisive issue is simply no longer possible. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) must consider the issue of mental health in all its LGBTQ+ deliberations.
In the Media by Karen Edwards - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Afghanistan — The cost of war — Post traumatic stress disorder

Washington - Military casualties for the first two months of 2013 have been relatively low, with a total of ten NATO soldiers killed, of which six were American. With the war winding down what are the real costs of war in terms of mental illness of our veterans?
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 14 comments

Canada: Ex-Canadian Veterans Ombudsman treated for PTSD

Ottawa - Colonel Pat Stogran (retired) is a long time advocate of veterans rights. He was appointed Veterans Ombudsman in 2006, but his contract was not renewed in 2010. Stogran says that he is being treated for PTSD as a result of Ottawa's treatment of veterans
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 6 comments

Newtown massacre made-for-TV movie sparks outrage, and petition

Ridgefield - Outraged residents in Newtown have started a petition to stop a made-for-TV movie tied to the Newtown school shootings from being filmed in their community.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

The Dandy Highwayman returns: Adam Ant's first album in 17 years

Adam Ant yesterday released a new album entitled ‘Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter.’ The new album is the London born artist’s first since the release of ‘Wonderful’ in 1995.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Legacy of Thomas Szasz

Thomas Szasz died September 8 this year. What is the legacy of the man who said there is no such thing as mental illness, and that psychiatry is a scam?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Florida judge: Ferguson fit for execution despite mental illness

Circuit Judge David Glant ruled on Friday that John Ferguson, a South Florida man convicted of murder, is fit to be executed despite his history of mental illness. Ferguson, 64, who says he is the "Prince of God" was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Older dads increase risk of autism and mental illness in children

A landmark study has determined that the older a man is when he has a child, the greater the risk of passing on genetic mutations that can cause autism and schizophrenia.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Scotland has a new strategy to improve mental health services

Mental health services in Scotland are being improved. Scotland have launched a new strategy that aims to improve the lives of people with mental health illness.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks

Op-Ed: The illness that we look away from

Toronto - On the streets of Toronto they walk and we look away. The flailing arms, the conversations with people that aren't in our vision, the loud screams that make us jump. These are the visible mentally ill, the ones we call crazy. Why do we look away?
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Op-Ed: America needs to save the uneducated

Baker City - Hundreds of universities and small community colleges across America help students each year with achieving their educational goals in life, no matter the challenge or the distance.
In the Media by Scott Ungerecht - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Research helps remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness

Reducing the stigma that surrounds mental illness, helps teenagers seek help for psychiatric conditions. However, researchers at Case Western Reserve, say there is a lack of relevant, up to date information, regarding stigma in this age range.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 6 comments

Children as young as two assessed for mental health issues

Children as young as two are being quizzed on their spirituality. Studies will be conducted on children to check their mental health and well-being.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 3 comments
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