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Untreated Psychotic Illness: Stemming the Tide

This article originally featured on the Psychiatry Advisor. In a recent study1 involving 404 patients with first-episode psychosis recruited at 34 community clinics in 21 different US states, we found that the median duration of untreated psychosis was 1.5 years.2Data regarding patients with other conditions suggest even longer intervals between onset of

Children With Reading Difficulties Are At Elevated Risk For Mental Health Problems

This post originally featured on Curtin University  News. Curtin University researchers have identified and are examining potential research streams which could shed light on why children with reading difficulties are at increased risk of mental health problems. Growing literature indicates children with reading difficulties are at an elevated risk for both internalising

What to Tell Your Boss About Your Mental Health Diagnosis

Ideally, speaking up shouldn't be a problem. But sometimes you have to tread carefully. A diagnosis of a mental illness—either yours or a family member’s—can upend your career. Your condition may get in the way of your ability to do your job well, or, even if it doesn’t, you may need

Social Support a Significant Factor in Developing Anxiety, Depression in Epilepsy

December 06, 2016 This article originally appeared on Neurology Advisor. Share this content: The number of AEDs and seizure frequency also influenced depression in people with epilepsy. HOUSTON — Social support is a significant factor in developing anxiety and depression one year after a new diagnosis of epilepsy, according to research presented at the

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

December 01, 2016 This article originally appeared on MPR. Share this content: The ADA released detailed guidelines for psychosocial assessments and care based on factors including age, type of diabetes, and family support system. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its first position statement that includes detailed guidelines for psychosocial assessments and care based

Anxiety, Depression Treatment Response May Improve When Dissociation is Targeted

November 17, 2016 Share this content: Reduction of dissociation correlated with decreases in disorder severity and with reductions of depression and anxiety symptoms. Targeting dissociation in treatment-resistant patients with depressive or anxiety disorders may improve the effectiveness of overall treatment response, suggests a new study in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. “Lower treatment

The Relation of Traumatic Stress to Pain Severity, Mood Disorders

October 05, 2016 This article originally appeared on Clinical Pain Advisor. Individuals with a history of abuse display greater levels of pain, anxiety, and depression. Patients with a history of abuse either in childhood or adulthood have been found to display higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain severity and catastrophizing, as well as