Tag Archives: Mental

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is ‘inaccurate’ and ‘stigmatizing,’ experts say

“We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary involuntary confinement,” Trump said during a public address on Monday. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.” Yet mental health experts,… Read More »

Insurance linked to hospitals’ decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies

Children without insurance who seek treatment for a mental health disorder in the emergency department are more likely than those with private insurance to be transferred to another hospital, finds new research. The study, conducted by researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, showed differences in the decisions to… Read More »

More evidence that pets benefit mental health – Medical News Today

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. Petting a cat or a dog reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical… Read More »

Art therapy transforms mental health of 25-year-old with cerebral palsy -‘A powerful tool’

The 25-year-old has cerebral palsy and has suffered with anorexia, depression, bullying and domestic abuse for years. Art therapy has transformed her life by giving her a way to express her emotions instead of turning to unhealthy coping methods such as self-harm. Emily, who lives in Guernsey, said: “Art has been a huge tool for my… Read More »

Medical Clinics of North America: Focus on Women’s Mental Health

The July edition of the Medical Clinics of North America focuses on Women’s Mental Health.  Editors Susan G. Kornstein and Anita Clayton have put together a great collection of articles from experts in our field.     Update on Reproductive Rights and Women’s Mental Health. Stotland NL.  Med Clin North Am. 2019 Jul;103(4):751-766.   Update on… Read More »