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“Why the government misunderstands mental illness”

 

Arizona visits MOC Ron Barber

Arizona visits MOC Ron Barber (Photo credit: Realtor Action Center)

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This May 13, 2014 article on The Morning Call website talks about two bills that have been proposed that would have an impact on the mental health community.  One bill is by Rep Tim Murphy and the second is by Rep. Ron Barber.

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“Psychiatry Embraces Patient-Centered Care”

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American Psychiatric Association (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

This January 29, 2014 article on the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric News website talks about the shift that is happening across the United States towards a patient centered method of treating people with mental illnesses.  Pat Deegan’s Common Ground is among the tools that are being used in this shift and showing great success.

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“Listening Is Latest Weapon In Fight Against Stigma”

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This January 31, 2014 article from the American Psychiatric Association found on their Psychiatric News website talks about an effort being made in New York city called the “I Will Listen” campaign which is attempting to decrease the stigma of mental illness.

American Psychiatric Association

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“New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers”

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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This January 22, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about the effect that changes in the diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder could have on those with the diagnosis.

 

 

 

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“Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?”

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This December 2, 2013 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about recent research that shows a possible correlation between levels of iron in the brain and ADHD.

 

 

 

“New US manual for diagnosing mental disorders published”

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This May 18, 2013 article on theguardian website talks about the DSM-5 being published.

 

“The New Criteria for Mental Disorders”

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This May 8, 2013 article on The New Yorker website talks about the evolution of the DSM describing some of the thinking that has gone into it and how it has changed over time.

 

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