News Briefs

September 2, 2014 - 9:58am

Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not have a learning disability, according to a JAMA Psychiatry study.

September 1, 2014 - 8:01am

Women who lose their health insurance in the postpartum period find it hard to get mental health care for postpartum depression, new research shows.

August 30, 2014 - 8:01am

Active duty military who commit suicide are more likely to see a PCP than a mental health specialist in the month before their death.

August 29, 2014 - 8:44am

For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressants helps them reach remission more quickly.

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21
Aug

I have a common kind of patient in my practice—he is somewhere in his late teens or early twenties, usually living at home, maybe taking a class or two at the community college, more often working but certainly not able to support himself without the help of his parents. His hobbies are often solitary, like video games. And he’s using a lot of cannabis.

Mon
18
Aug

To have experienced delusions, psychosis, and suicidal ideation is to be Undermined by one’s self.

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13
Aug
Andrew Penn

How Clinicians Should Respond to the Death of Robin Williams

When Robin Williams committed suicide this week, he shocked a nation who had delighted for years in the bright light of his rapid-fire, witty humor. How should we as mental health professionals respond to such a public suicide?

Mon
04
Aug

Therapists spend a good deal of time thinking about what might be called internal boundary issues of therapy. But what about external boundaries? Not too long ago, I had an experience that tested both my knowledge and resolve about therapeutic boundaries.

Spotlight

Three Tips for Preventing Abuse of ADHD Medications

Timothy Wilens MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, explains his three tips for practitioners who regularly prescribe stimulants to older adolescents, college age students, and individuals with histories of substance abuse. To view a transcript of the video, click here.

Exclusives

New Clues to the Neurobiology of Depression

To fully understand the neurobiology of major depression, mental health professionals must adopt a perspective that considers interactions between the brain, the outside world, and the body, including the immune system.

Tue
02
Sep

Is ADHD a Learning Impairment?

Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not have a learning disability, according to a JAMA Psychiatry study.

Mon
01
Sep

Getting Help for Postpartum Depression Can Be Tough for Uninsured Women: Study

Women who lose their health insurance in the postpartum period find it hard to get mental health care for postpartum depression, new research shows.

Sat
30
Aug

Military Suicides Preceded by More Visits to Primary Care Physicians Than to Mental Health Specialists

Active duty military who commit suicide are more likely to see a PCP than a mental health specialist in the month before their death.

Fri
29
Aug

Adding Therapy to Meds May Speed Depression Recovery

For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressants helps them reach remission more quickly.