Congress Blocks Rule Barring Mentally Impaired From GunsThe regulation was crafted as part of President Barack Obama's efforts to strengthen the federal background check system in the wake of the 2012 massacre of 20 young students and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Shelley Duvall Reveals She Is Mentally IllA clip released from the show features Duvall telling the talk-show host, "I'm very sick, I need help."
Mental Health Screening Kiosk Opens Outside Of Drexel University Rec CenterThe mental health screening is anonymous. You walk up to the kiosk, and there are a bunch of yes-or-no questions on various topics including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
Study: 'Skunk Marijuana' Associated With Higher Risk Of Developing Psychotic DisorderThe research, out of King’s College in London, reveals that nearly a quarter of new cases of psychotic disorders are linked with the use of “high potency ‘skunk-like’ cannabis.”
Anorexia And Bulimia May Be More Than Psychological DisorderIn addition to the psychological disorders that lead to anorexia or bulimia, research indicates genetics and discrete biochemical signals may play an active role.
Changing How PA Department Of Corrections Deals With Mentally Ill InmatesAccording to the federal lawsuit filed in 2013, many seriously mentally ill inmates in Pennsylvania's state prisons were kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, sometimes for months or even years with little access to the medical help necessary to stabilize their mental condition.
Understanding Body Dysmorphic DisorderIn body dysmorphic disorder, a person is preoccupied with an imagined deficit in the appearance of one or more body parts.
Teens Reluctant To Seek Help For Depression Because Of Social StigmaTeenagers often fail to seek help from depression because they're embarrassed about the problem.
Study of Fight Or Flight May Benefit Those Who Suffer From AnxietyResearchers are looking at what parts of the brain control the 'fight or flight' response.
Thousands Gather In Philadelphia For Walk To Help Prevent SuicideThousands gathered in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum steps Sunday morning for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk.
Seek Treatment For Postpartum DepressionIf, as a new mother, you are depressed or anxious to the point where it is affecting your ability to care for the baby or if you feel you may harm your baby, seek help immediately.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
Urban Outfitters Sparks Controversy (Again) With 'Depression' T-shirt The shirt, which was reportedly selling for $9.99 and has since been removed from the site, had many users taking to Twitter to complain about the “message” it seemed to be sending.
WHO Report: Depression Is Second Biggest Cause Of Disability WorldwideFurthermore, WHO says the global burden of depressive disorders increased by 37.5% between 1990 and 2010 because of population growth and ageing.
Acupuncture Vs. Counseling To Treat DepressionUK researchers compared acupuncture as a treatment for depression with another non-drug therapy: counseling.