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Fears Some People With Mental Illness Will Fall Through NDIS Cracks

This post originally featured on ABC News. Urgent action is needed to ensure there is adequate support for people who have a mental illness and are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), mental health service providers say. Money from a number of federal programs is being rolled into the

Treating ASD With Theater: Interview with Expert Dr Blythe Corbett

December 16, 2016 Share this content: Theater provides opportunities for youth with ASD to improve communication and social skills. Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is “characterized by impairment in social competence as well as restricted interests and behaviors.”1 These deficits, which many consider to be lifelong and resistant to treatment, manifest across multiple domains.2

Switching Antidepressants During Nonresponse May Be Ineffective

December 14, 2016 Share this content: Adults with major depressive disorder who are nonresponsive to treatment may not benefit from switching antidepressant. One of the biggest challenges in assessing the treatment of major depression is antidepressant effectiveness. All antidepressants share a high rate of nonresponse, which often leads clinical practitioners to switch the

Sport Psychiatry: An Emerging Specialty

December 06, 2016 Share this content: The development of the psyche of an athlete typically begins in childhood and evolves through the life cycle. Sport psychiatry “focuses on diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness in athletes, in addition to utilization of psychological approaches to enhance performance.”1 “Sport psychiatry, as a formal discipline, is relatively

Mental Health Exclusion After Seeing A Psychologist

This post was originally featured on LAST week I unwittingly kicked a hornet’s nest. It started with something mundane; I applied for income protection. When the insurance company then insisted on a so-called “mental health exclusion,” it floored me. Let me explain more. Nearly two years ago, I was made redundant by

3 Initiatives To Address the Opioid Epidemic

November 03, 2016 This article originally appeared on Clinical Pain Advisor. Share this content: We explore 3 initiatives that include guidelines and recommendations for CRNAs, physicians, and policymakers. Due to drastically increased opioid addiction and death from opioids in recent years, medical associations, clinicians, and lawmakers are seeking to find ways to mitigate this