Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

September 26, 2013

The Power of Friendship

Humans are social beings. For the most part, we crave the company of others. Not all the time and not in all situations. There are people who require a great deal of solitude and who may prefer to be alone much of the time but if they are well balanced and healthy, they will still […]

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April 6, 2013

Are We Over-Prescribing Psychiatric Medications For Children and Teens?

A recent editorial in the New York Times, “Diagnosis: Human” by Ted Gup attracted much attention and controversy. Gup writes about a concern that is discussed frequently; a fear that psychiatry is over-diagnosing and pathologizing normal human experience. His recent article criticizes the use of medications for ADHD arguing that we “rush to medicate” that […]

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January 18, 2013

Guns and Mental Health

There were 30,470 firearm related deaths in the United States in 2010, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Of those, about 19,000 were suicide and roughly 11,000 were homicides. Two thirds of all gun related deaths; a very significant majority, were suicide. In 2010 there were 38,364 suicides so guns account for […]

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