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Nevada Just Became The Latest State To Ban Conversion Therapy - Refinery29

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-18 15:35

Refinery29

Nevada Just Became The Latest State To Ban Conversion Therapy
Refinery29
However, Nevada now joins California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon and Vermont in banning medical and mental health professionals from performing conversion therapy. Though conversion therapy has been discredited, it has yet ...

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Welcome to the Madhouse - Santa Barbara Independent

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-18 02:23

Santa Barbara Independent

Welcome to the Madhouse
Santa Barbara Independent
But for many families struggling to navigate the maze of available mental-health treatment, his story highlights the desperate lengths to which they must go to get needed help. The dearth of psychiatric bed space is just one of many shortcomings ...

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Woman with shoplifting history found dead - The Straits Times

Psychiatry - Wed, 2017-05-17 15:00

The Straits Times

Woman with shoplifting history found dead
The Straits Times
Goh Lee Yin, 36, was facing nine charges of theft and fraudulent possession. A pre-trial conference ... Offenders will not be sentenced to prison but will be asked to attend follow-up sessions at the Institute of Mental Health with psychiatrists and ...

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Help! My Best Friend Wants to Fake Her Entire Résumé to Get a Better Job. - Slate Magazine

Psychiatry - Mon, 2017-05-15 13:08

Slate Magazine

Help! My Best Friend Wants to Fake Her Entire Résumé to Get a Better Job.
Slate Magazine
(By the way, it's not “kicking someone when they're down” to tell them they shouldn't engage in fraud. Your friend is .... No friend, however loving, is an adequate replacement for mental health services, for therapy, for psychiatry, for medication ...

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Harsh light thrown on conversion therapy - The Boston Globe

Psychiatry - Fri, 2017-05-12 22:03

Harsh light thrown on conversion therapy
The Boston Globe
When engaged in by licensed mental health providers, conversion therapy is no more speech than is the prescription of medication by medical doctors. Clients, especially youth clients, who seek help from state-licensed mental health therapists place ...

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Allegations of fraud force closure of Augusta mental health agency ... - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Psychiatry - Fri, 2017-05-12 15:32

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Allegations of fraud force closure of Augusta mental health agency ...
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The state pulled funding from Fullcircle Supports Inc. after DHHS learned of 'credible allegations of fraud,' but the closure affected about 100 employees and ...

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Psychologists have a duty to warn the country about Trump - New York Daily News

Psychiatry - Fri, 2017-05-12 12:23

New York Daily News

Psychologists have a duty to warn the country about Trump
New York Daily News
What if that bomb was in the White House and its name was Donald Trump? Mental health professionals have the skills, experience and training to evaluate both the sanity and dangerousness of this unprecedented President. Yet the American Psychiatric ...

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Parents of Texas stabbing suspect apologize to victims - seattlepi.com

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-11 08:40

Parents of Texas stabbing suspect apologize to victims
seattlepi.com
Kenneth and Shantina White told KVUE-TV and the Austin American-Statesman that it was "frightful" to see their son's behavior and that they had sought psychiatric care for him. Twenty-one-year-old Kendrex White was charged with drunken driving ...

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What kind of person makes false rape accusations? - Quartz

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-11 06:35

Quartz

What kind of person makes false rape accusations?
Quartz
Another kind of case which evaporates rapidly is that of a person who falsely reports a rape in the hope of getting needed medical care or psychiatric medication; in one study, six of the 55 reports classified as false by a police department in one ...

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New behavioral health hospital will be a big change for Lancaster County - LancasterOnline

Psychiatry - Tue, 2017-05-09 05:05

LancasterOnline

New behavioral health hospital will be a big change for Lancaster County
LancasterOnline
The latest site plan for the Lancaster General Health behavioral health hospital planned at 333 Harrisburg Ave., Lancaster. The West Liberty Street entrance is gone, as is a proposed access road that would have run along the building's south side; in ...

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UK pilot union warns new mental health rules could backfire | Labor ... - ATWOnline

Psychiatry - Mon, 2017-05-08 10:20

UK pilot union warns new mental health rules could backfire | Labor ...
ATWOnline
The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) has spoken out against mental health rules, proposed in the wake of the 2015 Germanwings tragedy, saying they ...

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The awful, odd downfall of the school librarian of the year - Allentown Morning Call

Psychiatry - Sun, 2017-05-07 16:42

The awful, odd downfall of the school librarian of the year
Allentown Morning Call
The path that took Deven Black to his bloody death in a gritty homeless shelter was as baffling as it was tragic. This was a suburban dad, a nationally recognized school librarian. In just three years, he had become destitute. He had derailed his ...

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Parents Against CPS Corruption fights 'medical kidnap' - San Francisco Bay View

Psychiatry - Fri, 2017-05-05 19:10

San Francisco Bay View

Parents Against CPS Corruption fights 'medical kidnap'
San Francisco Bay View
However, three mental health professionals had given her a clean bill of mental health; she had taken a psychiatric evaluation, a psychological evaluation, and her therapist had written letters. All three mental health professionals had diagnosed ...

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Therapists Fight Efforts to Block Treatment for Same-Sex Attraction/Behavior - Catholic Citizens of Illinois (press release)

Psychiatry - Fri, 2017-05-05 08:44

Therapists Fight Efforts to Block Treatment for Same-Sex Attraction/Behavior
Catholic Citizens of Illinois (press release)
NEW YORK, May 5 (C-Fam) A complaint to the Federal Trade Commission denounces the “lies, deception, and fraud” of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights for their efforts to ban therapy ...

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Trump's Fitness To Serve Is 'Officially Part Of The Discussion In Congress' - KUAC

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-04 19:46

Trump's Fitness To Serve Is 'Officially Part Of The Discussion In Congress'
KUAC
GROSS: So in response to this letter that was signed by 35 health professionals and published in The New York Times questioning the president's mental fitness to serve, the psychiatrist who wrote the entry for narcissistic personality disorder in the ...

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Trump's Fitness To Serve Is 'Officially Part Of The Discussion In Congress' - KCBX

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-04 19:15

Trump's Fitness To Serve Is 'Officially Part Of The Discussion In Congress'
KCBX
GROSS: So in response to this letter that was signed by 35 health professionals and published in The New York Times questioning the president's mental fitness to serve, the psychiatrist who wrote the entry for narcissistic personality disorder in the ...

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Proposed psychiatric hospital for Milwaukee area to get review - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-04 19:10

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Proposed psychiatric hospital for Milwaukee area to get review
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The chief executives of Ascension, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Rogers Behavioral Health formally proposed opening an acute-care psychiatric hospital in Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph hospital to replace the existing hospital in Wauwatosa. The ...

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Obamacare repeal bill passes House: How Alabama reps voted, what they are saying - AL.com

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-04 15:37

AL.com

Obamacare repeal bill passes House: How Alabama reps voted, what they are saying
AL.com
While today's health care legislation falls short of the full Obamacare repeal that I called for and believe in, a partial repeal does more good for working American families than no repeal at all. I am proud that diligent House Freedom .... During the ...

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Approved Opinions for the Week of May 8, 2017 - New Jersey Law Journal

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-04 14:28

Approved Opinions for the Week of May 8, 2017
New Jersey Law Journal
The testifying doctor, a neurologist, was not a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health specialist. Plaintiff contends that the ... Plaintiff asserted multiple state and federal law claims, including violation of New Jersey usury laws ...

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Donald Trump's malignant narcissism is toxic: Psychologist - USA TODAY

Psychiatry - Thu, 2017-05-04 01:16

USA TODAY

Donald Trump's malignant narcissism is toxic: Psychologist
USA TODAY
His "repeated lying," “disregard for and violation of the rights of others” (Trump University fraud and multiple sexual assault allegations) and “lack of remorse” meet the clinical criteria for anti-social personality. His bizarre conspiracy theories ...

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