Archive for January, 2004

No More Asylum

Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

A psychiatrist wrote about his experience of working at a mental hospital where cell phones, laptops, and other such devices were permitted to patients. As experiments went, this one had its problems. He raised an interesting point as well — mental hospitals formerly provided respite from the world to give the patient time to recover. […]

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Maybe It Is All In Your Head

Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

Panic disorder is an incredibly intrusive ailment that can up-end one’s life. A recent study suggests it may result from abnormalities in the brain. From Panic Spells Are Traced to Chemical in the Brain: People with panic disorder, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health, have drastic reductions of a type of serotonin […]

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Bereavement Counseling

Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

From the NY Times article, Often, Time Beats Therapy for Treating Grief: A major new “Report on Bereavement and Grief Research” prepared by the Center for the Advancement of Health concluded, “A growing body of evidence indicates that interventions with adults who are not experiencing complicated grief cannot be regarded as beneficial in terms of […]

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