Book Review|'Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering,' by David A. Kessler - New York Times - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 15:32

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Book Review|'Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering,' by David A. Kessler
New York Times
For all his extraordinary talent and success, he could not pry himself away from the cast of mind that wound up convincing him that he'd be better off dead. “Jumping out of a burning building,” his mother tells David A. Kessler in his new book “Capture ...

'Secondhand Time,' by Svetlana Alexievich - New York Times - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 15:32

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'Secondhand Time,' by Svetlana Alexievich
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A Moscow street vendor selling watermelons for more than 25 rubles a kilo in the summer of 1992; they were previously two rubles a kilo. Credit David Brauchli/Associated Press. SECONDHAND TIME The Last of the Soviets By Svetlana Alexievich Translated ...

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NAMI Family to Family program helps with the stress of mental illness - KSDK.com - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 15:27

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NAMI Family to Family program helps with the stress of mental illness
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Johnston works at the St. Charles office of NAMI St. Louis, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Johnston said that feeling of helplessness and hopelessness is the reason the Family to Family program was created. "Families need people who care ...
NAMI and Mental Health Advocates Present Petitions Signed by 200000 Americans to Senate Leaders, Calling for Vote ...PR Newswire (press release)
Why America Should Take Mental Disorders Seriously NowParent Herald

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Sebastian Junger's 'Tribe' - New York Times - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 15:25

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Sebastian Junger's 'Tribe'
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Sebastian Junger co-directed two documentary films, “Restrepo” and “Korengal,” about a platoon of American soldiers deployed to a tiny, utterly primitive and exceedingly dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Both films were riveting ...

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Book Review|'From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,' by Elizabeth Hinton - New York Times - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 15:12

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Book Review|'From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,' by Elizabeth Hinton
New York Times
A visit to the South Bronx: President Jimmy Carter in 1977. Credit Dan Farrell/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images. FROM THE WAR ON POVERTY TO THE WAR ON CRIME The Making of Mass Incarceration in America By Elizabeth Hinton Illustrated.

In Defense of Antidepressants - Wall Street Journal - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 14:56

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In Defense of Antidepressants
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Do antidepressants work? The notion that they don't—that Prozac, Lexapro and other drugs are little more than placebos with side effects—has become mainstream. “Antidepressant Lift May Be All in Your Head,” a typical headline reads, atop an article ...
8 Surprising Reasons People Are Taking AntidepressantsHuffington Post
Nearly Half of Antidepressants Not Prescribed for Depression, Study FindsABC News
Antidepressants aren't just for depression anymore, study findsLos Angeles Times
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In Defense of Antidepressants - Wall Street Journal - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 14:56

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In Defense of Antidepressants
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As I read the formal findings, they jibe with what my clinical work as a psychiatrist had led me to expect. Antidepressants are harmful in a subset of depressed patients but helpful for most. Little of the benefit comes from the classic placebo effect ...

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Multiple Personality Disorder And Traumatic Experiences May Be Linked; Condition Remains Controversial - Medical Daily - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 14:49

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Multiple Personality Disorder And Traumatic Experiences May Be Linked; Condition Remains Controversial
Medical Daily
Three years later, Dr. Allen Frances, the chair of the DSM's fourth edition task force, expressed his deep regret in allowing the diagnosis to maintain legitimacy in the mental health profession. “Having seen hundreds of patients who claimed to house ...

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Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics - New York Times - Friday, May 27, 2016 - 05:56

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Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics
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Opinion. Today's Opinion · Op-Ed Columnists · Editorials · Contributing Writers · Op-Ed Contributors · Opinionator · Letters · Sunday Review · Taking Note · Room for Debate · Public Editor · Video: Opinion ...

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New 'Brain Food' Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression - Medscape - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 19:46

New 'Brain Food' Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression
Medscape
UPDATED May 27, 2016 // ATLANTA ― Scientists have developed a new evidence-based scale that rates animal- and plant-based foods that improve depressive symptoms. Research on this scale and on foods that help nourish the brain was presented here ...

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AMA Discourages Use of "Smart Drugs" - Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration)

AMA Discourages Use of "Smart Drugs"Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration)The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the adoption of a new policy discouraging the nonmedical use of prescription drugs for cognitive enhancement in healthy individuals.

NAPHS Applauds House Energy and Commerce Committee's Markup of Legislation to Address Nation's Mental Health ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Was Orlando gunman sexually conflicted? And did it matter? - Glens Falls Post-Star

Was Orlando gunman sexually conflicted? And did it matter?Glens Falls Post-StarFILE -- This undated file image shows Omar Mateen, who authorities say killed dozens of people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, June 12, 2016. U.S.

AMA calls for background checks, wait periods to prevent gun violence - American Medical Association (blog)

AMA calls for background checks, wait periods to prevent gun violenceAmerican Medical Association (blog)The policy is consistent with recent action by the American Psychiatric Association and with a 2014 call to action by eight medical organizations.

NAMI Applauds Passage of HR 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act - PR Newswire (press release)

NAMI Applauds Passage of HR 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis ActPR Newswire (press release)ARLINGTON, Va., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds the passage o

NAMI Applauds Passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act - PR Newswire (press release)

NAMI Applauds Passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis ActPR Newswire (press release)ARLINGTON, Va., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds the passage of H.R.

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