The Physiology of Stress | by Karen Lankford, PhD, Neuroscientist Researcher at Yale University

Most of us learn from an early age that the only appropriate answer to the question “How are you doing?” or “How are you holding up?”, is to say that we are “OK”, “Fine”.  The denial of any problems becomes so reflexive and automatic that many of us cannot even recognize the degree of stress […]

A cure for schizophrenia may be possible – by Karen Lankford, PhD, Neuroscientist Researcher at Yale University

Note: The author of this article works in neuroscience research, but not in the area of mental illness research.  Her opinion is based on articles and opinion pieces published by other scientists. Understanding the biological nature and cause of schizophrenia has frustrated researches for decades.   Only subtle differences could be detected between the brains of […]

It’s Time to Start Screening for Mental Health Symptoms: By Karen Lankford, PhD

Doctors in the US now routinely screen patients for: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, hepatitis, HIV, and TB, among other conditions.  And this screening has shown benefits.  Deaths from all these conditions that doctors have been screening for have been decreasing. Early detection and early treatment improve outcomes.   […]

Global Endocrine Testing Market: Snapshot

Endocrine testing refers to a group of tests performed to assess the overall function of the patient’s endocrine system. The release of hormones is linked to a variety of diseases, which makes them a solid indicator to reveal the nature and extent of diseases. The rising awareness about the solid connection between hormones and diseases […]

Mental Illness, Media, and Politics

Should mentally ill people stay out of and away from politics?  Mental illness is an instability in itself, and it is well known that the media tends to cover negative events over positive ones.  So is there any hope for mentally ill people to interact in media and politics, or are the stigma and the […]

An Indictment of the American Mental Health System

The American Mental Health System is in a state of perpetual negligence! It has been for years!  I am sure you will agree with me. Over three hundred and fifty thousand ill human beings suffering from psychiatric medical conditions are languishing in jails and prisons across the country because they did not get the appropriate […]

The Darkness by John Craver

The Darkness Depression gets inside you and never wants to leave. There’s an empty space in you where life used to be. You don’t know what joy is really anymore. Nothing fills the black hole inside you that’s for sure. It sucks every emotion, and desire out of you. It gives nothing back except an […]