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Morocco's mentally ill await deliverance from their 'demons'

- A thin mist hangs in the air as a handful of troubled souls wander aimlessly around the Bouya Omar mausoleum in central Morocco, the occasional chilling cry rising from behind its walls.
In the Media by Simon Martelli (AFP)

Op-Ed: World first — Memories being made seen for the first time

New York - This news is fascinating, but scary, too. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have imaged the brain of a mouse creating memories using protein synthesis.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

5 psychiatric disorders share common genetic link

Scientists recently identified the five psychiatric disorders that share a common genetic link: bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
In the Media by Lizz Riggs - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Mental health workers carers, criminals? —11 year survivor writes Special

This is my story of survival at the hands of the mental health industry from the age of 21 years old to now (32), and ongoing - an expose that I would beg you to read and, if you wish, share and make go viral so that such crimes forever stop. Thank you.
Digital Journal Report by Vlad Bourceanu - 7 comments

Depression and heart disease linked, calls for 'psychocardiology'

With science pointing to links between heart disease and mental disorders like depression, calls have emerged for a new sub-specialty on 'psychocardiology.'
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Is the DSM-V turning psychiatric diagnosis into a crock?

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in psychiatry. But the proposed DSM-V - the bible of psychiatric diagnosis - seems fundamentally flawed to me. Can someone convince me this upcoming edition is not turning psychiatric diagnosis into a crock?
In the Media by Sherene Chen-See - 24 comments

U.S. psychiatrists drop 'Asperger's disorder' from list

The term “Asperger's disorder" has been dropped from the official manual used by the American Psychiatric Association, which has recently been published. This could have implications for the diagnosis of cases of autism.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 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

Op-Ed: Do selfish people have small minds? Physically, yes, in part

Sydney - If you’ve ever been inflicted with a really selfish person, seen the pettiness and the immaturity, “small minded” is one of the more natural, if much too polite, descriptions. It seems selfish people actually do have a smaller part of the brain.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 12 comments

Higher altitudes hide deadly problem: Increased risk for suicide

Salt Lake City - The Intermountain West in the U.S. is renowned for the beauty of its towering mountains and high deserts, but the region’s lofty altitudes significantly influence a deadly problem: the high prevalence of suicides in this part of the country.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 2 comments
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