Post-traumatic stress is a war within for military and civiliansPost-traumatic stress disorder, once a poorly understood and little-known mental health problem, is turning up on the public's radar a lot more as growing numbers of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seek treatment for the illness.
Deconstructing AntidepressantsThe recent New England Journal of Medicine review of studies on antidepressant drugs confirmed what some of us who know the literature well have long understood:
Will downturn uproot nation's attitudes toward personal finances?Home values have plummeted. Stock prices have spiraled down and down again. Job security is iffy, and banks are teetering on the brink.
Children who have ADHD can strain marriagesParents of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are almost twice as likely as other parents to divorce by the time their child is 8 years old, a new study suggests.
Emotional intelligence: the psychology of better parentingTHE THING about Dr Stephen Briers, a child psychologist, is that he really wants us to become child psychologists too. "It's not a mystical art," he says. "A lot of people could have a stab at it."
Practical Psychology: Successful people have clear goals, can work with othersIn a couple of weeks, the very long presidential campaign will be over. One party can claim to be successful. One will fail. However, successes or failures are not people.
Medical Panel Disproves Psychiatric Theory Finding No Evidence of Schizophrenia as Genetic DiseaseAfter 25 years of psychiatric research attempting to single out a genetic component to verify the medical existence of schizophrenia, a panel of medical researchers from Australia...
Day draws attention to depressionHigh gas prices, rising food costs, panic on Wall Street, home foreclosures, and an uncertain future may have many Dodge City residents feeling depressed, anxious and irritable.
Topical DepressionIt comforts me that Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board and an architect of the financial bailout plan, is a specialist in the Great Depression.
Secret PsychologyThe greatest lesson I learned at the University of Vermont came from seeing how my white peers treat the housekeepers. Nothing has disgusted me and inspired me more
Practical Psychology: Children imitate the violent acts of their surroundingsA 6-year-old child beats, and almost kills, a 4-week old baby. We are shocked and wonder “why?” The legal system has no precedent for addressing such a crime.
Acute Stress DisorderAcute stress disorder develops within one month after an individual experiences or sees an event involving a threat or actual death, serious injury, or physical violation to the individual or others, and responded to this event with strong feelings of fea