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Do you remember the movie Beauty and the Beast from Disney? The bad guy, Gaston, talked a doctor into declaring that Belle's father was crazy, so that Gaston could have his way with Belle.
The World Health Organization estimates that by 2020 heart disease and depression will be the number one and number two leading causes of disability in developed countries.
Eight people remain hospitalized-three in critical condition-after two commuter trains carrying more than 700 people collided Friday night, according to Connecticut Governor Malloy.
The $25 million revision happens only once in a generation and comes after nearly two decades of debate, deliberation and change in clinical practice.
The field of mental health will face its greatest upset in years on Saturday with the publication of the long-awaited and deeply-controversial US manual for diagnosing mental disorders.
Leon Eisenberg, the father of ADHD, is quoted as saying in Der Spiegel that "ADHD is a fictitious disease" . Origins: Dr.
PSYCHIATRISTS who will be assessing a suicidal pregnant woman seeking an abortion will not be resorting to a form of "hocus pocus" to determine if she is going to take her own life, the country's Chief Medical Officer said today.
As suicide rates climb steeply in the US a growing number of psychiatrists are arguing that suicidal behaviour should be considered as a disease in its own right, rather than as a behaviour resulting from a mood disorder.
The fundamental problem with American psychiatry is American psychiatrists. It seems every few months there's fresh news about some well-known academic psychiatrist paid boatloads to endorse a new treatment that doesn't work-or worse-causes harm.
In the early 1970s, psychologist David Rosenhan set out to answer a simple question: Can psychiatrists tell the sane from the insane? Rosenhan and seven other perfectly rational "pseudopatients" went to a dozen U.S. hospitals complaining that they were hearing voices.
Those of us in the mental health professions anxiously await the release of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders .
The "bible" for mental health disorders is getting a much-needed update. It could reshape diagnosis and treatment for many sufferers, and not everyone is happy, writes Wes Mountain at The Citizen .
Up to one in five American youngsters – some 7 million to 12 million by one estimate – experience a mental health disorder each year, according to a new report billed as the first comprehensive look at the mental health status of American children.
Despite significant advances in neurology and imaging, researchers still don't have simple lab tests for diagnosing patients with mental disorders.
Springer and the Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders have agreed to a five-year collaboration to publish the quarterly journal Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity , starting in 2013 with Volume 18.