News
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Defending the Mentally Ill Who Smoke

DavidEWilliams - February 7, 2013

I hate cigarette smoke and have also been sympathetic to health plans that want to exclude smokers or charge them much higher premiums. Yet a new government…

Specialties
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ECT–The Less Than Shocking Story, Part I

Rhona Finkel - January 28, 2013

Why write about ECT today? Isn’t it yesterday’s news? Actually, in the words of health writer Melissa Dahl (msnbc.com, 8.6.2008), “the practice has been making a quiet…

News
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Mental Health Access is No Substitute for Gun Control

DavidEWilliams - December 20, 2012

I’ve been surprised at the upswell of support for increasing access to mental health services as an antidote to gun violence like we witnessed in Newton on…

Specialties
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Mental Illness More Malignant than Melanoma

Rhona Finkel - November 29, 2012

If you throw mental illness and addiction into one cesspool, take the graduated weight for that side of the equation, and then go about seeing how your…

Specialties
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Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 7-13

Rhona Finkel - October 3, 2012

Next week is Mental Illness Awareness Week.Established by Congress in 1990 thanks to efforts by the tireless National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), it occurs every year…

Geriatrics
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Woefully Unprepared: America and the the Mental Health Needs of the Elderly

Rhona Finkel - July 15, 2012

“The burden of mental illness and substance abuse disorders in older adults in the United States borders on a crisis.” ~ Dr. Dan Blazer, Duke UniversityStating the obvious can…

Specialties
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Sometimes You’ve Just Got To Do It Yourself: Bipolar Infographic

Rhona Finkel - July 7, 2012

Every so often I get to jonesing for a good infographic.Like most people long for a drink or caffeine, I want a large visual that tells me…

Geriatrics
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When the Blues Linger: How to Spot Depression in Older Adults and the Elderly

eCaring - June 28, 2012

It’s been 10 years since Dad passed away, but Mom still seems to feel down every day. She’s stopped meeting friends for brunch and her once vibrant…

Specialties
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Summer’s Here: Time for Cool Lemonade, Trips to the Shore–AND a Mania Check

Rhona Finkel - June 27, 2012

Late spring and summer, as time frees children from airless school-rooms, and pale white arms peek out from under the season’s first short-sleeved shirts, has historically caused…

Social Media
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NYT: Social Media May Offer Avenues of Mental Health Disease Recognition & Treatment

MichaelDouglas1 - February 25, 2012

I am not an aficianado of Facebook, though I do realize its appeal among the social media faithful — within and outside the discipline of medicine. Don’t get…