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For decades, the mental health fields have been fighting for the gold standard in coverage of mental disorders: parity with physical illnesses. The extension of federal policy was announced by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
I am a prisoner being held captive here in the state of Missouri at the Potosi Correctional Center's Ad-Seg (Administrative Segregation, a form of solitary confinement) unit. Since my arrival here on Aug. 9, 2012, I've been a target for harassment...
Last Christmas, I received as a gift Deepak Chopra's book, Super Brain . As a person with a mental illness, I wasn't sure if this was good news or bad news. A majority of my prior Christmases have been lackluster because I relive the same year, in
A new study indicates people who suffer or have suffered from major depressive disorder (MDD), age considerably faster than those who have not. Researchers with the VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands published their results in
Jody King says if Breakthrough Club closes, she may not be able to get out anymore. Before she started coming to the club 12 years ago, she often found it difficult and sometimes impossible to leave her house, both she and her husband said. That's
University of B.C. researcher Emily Morris is being recognized nationally for her work in linking stigmatized attitudes toward mental illness by medical professionals with a higher risk of psychiatric disorders in patients with a rare genetic
A coroner's jury looking into the death of 26-year-old Angus Mitchell has released seven recommendations, including that the B.C. Health Ministry consider allowing people to force a mentally ill family member to undergo a psychiatric assessment.
Lawyers for the Aurora movie theater gunman say the results of a psychiatric evaluation show he is too mentally ill to face the death penalty. In a motion filed last week, the lawyers ask that the death penalty be thrown out as an option in the
Richards, in an interview with The Gleaner , said she believed more urgency needs to be placed on treating cases of mental illness in order to solve some of the ills in society. "When you look at the insurance companies, I don't believe much
While some psychiatrists are refusing to admit "patients" who have no symptoms of mental illness, but who are regarded by the authorities as troublemakers, the main protections intended