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End inhumane capital punishment for mentally ill - Toledo Blade - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 04:48

Toledo Blade

End inhumane capital punishment for mentally ill
Toledo Blade
The legislation has been endorsed by major state and national mental-health organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association, as well as by faith groups, elected officials, and former public ...

When 'identity politics' collide, even open minds will snap shut - News Sentinel - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 04:24

News Sentinel

When 'identity politics' collide, even open minds will snap shut
News Sentinel
Prior to 1974, after all, homosexuality was considered a mental illness by no less than the American Psychiatric Association, which, coincidentally or not, changed its professional diagnosis about the same time gay activists started picketing its ...

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NAMI Iowa recruiting teachers - Centerville Daily Iowegian - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 00:32

NAMI Iowa recruiting teachers
Centerville Daily Iowegian
The Iowa chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be presenting a class, Family-to-Family, for free. The 12-session education program is for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness ...

Stony Brook prof backs change in mental health diagnoses - Newsday - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 00:24

Stony Brook prof backs change in mental health diagnoses
Newsday
... treatment, as well as scientists who are investigating new therapies — and causes — of mental health disorders. The American Psychiatric Association, which publishes the manual, did not respond to Newsday's inquiry Monday about the proposed change.

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Stony Brook prof backs change in mental health diagnoses - Newsday - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 00:17

Stony Brook prof backs change in mental health diagnoses
Newsday
The American Psychiatric Association, which publishes the manual, did not respond to Newsday's inquiry Monday about the proposed change. The manual was most recently updated in 2013, 20 years after its previous edition. “It is quite unwieldy,” Kotov ...

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Editorial: Love thy neighbor - Maroon - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 00:11

Editorial: Love thy neighbor
Maroon
The American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973; “gender identity disorder,” today known as Gender Dysphoria, was declassified in 2012. Regardless of philosophical or religious beliefs, the fact is that the ...

Light It Up Blue for World Autism Day - MyMotherLode.com - Monday, March 27, 2017 - 23:27

Light It Up Blue for World Autism Day
MyMotherLode.com
Note: In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association merged four previously distinct diagnoses into one umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These included autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental ...

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Opioid crisis points to racial divide - San Angelo Standard Times - Monday, March 27, 2017 - 21:14

San Angelo Standard Times

Opioid crisis points to racial divide
San Angelo Standard Times
... to have experienced children or grandchildren taking grandma's pain medicine and then shifting to cheaper heroin on the street, said Stewart, who is slated to become the first African-American president of the American Psychiatric Association in ...

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5 Signs It Might Be Time To Try Antidepressants If Nothing Else Is Working - Elite Daily - Monday, March 27, 2017 - 19:46

Elite Daily

5 Signs It Might Be Time To Try Antidepressants If Nothing Else Is Working
Elite Daily
There is such a stigma in our culture surrounding antidepressants that for years, I didn't tell anyone I was taking them to treat my major depressive disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. I can't tell you how many times I've kept my mouth shut as ...

Facebook Suicide: Antidepressants doubled for teen before hanging - Palm Beach Post (blog) - Monday, March 27, 2017 - 18:09

Palm Beach Post (blog)

Facebook Suicide: Antidepressants doubled for teen before hanging
Palm Beach Post (blog)
The revelation again underscores the dangers of antidepressants on the developing minds of teenagers. Venant received Zoloft despite its critical “black box” warning that there was an increase in the risk of suicide in children. She took her own life ...
Florida girl who streamed suicide on Facebook Live was prescribed double dose of antidepressantsNew York Daily News

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