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 […]

Application of Systemic Motivational Therapy to Alcohol Addiction | Karen Kaiser, Ph.D.

The United States is battling a drug epidemic that is destroying the lives of many of its citizens, both those misusing substances, and their families (Maxwell, 2011, Stehr,2015, & Tiger, 2017). One in three people will develop a problem with alcohol at some point in their life, and one in eight will become dependent on […]

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 […]

A Life With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The following post by A.J. Becker outlines his personal experiences living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He shares this post with us in hopes to spread awareness about this disorder. When I was about 5 years old, when my brain was overstimulated I would feel very uncomfortable, scared and anxious, and would cry as a […]

Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders

What are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a general term that basically includes two specific disorders that affect a fetus because the mother drinks alcohol between the child’s conception and birth.  The specific disorders are: (a) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Abnormal development of the fetus’s face and sometimes internal organs, hands, […]

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 […]

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