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Suicide: The Warning Signs

What goes on in the mind of a person leading up to their suicide attempt.Published on June 3, 2009 byLisa Fireside, Ph.D. in Compassion Matters Suicide has been recently described as an "epidemic." With tragedies associated with the current financial crisis and the increasing suicide rate of...

5 Signs It’s Time to Seek Therapy

Most people can benefit from therapy at least some point in their livesPublished on March 18, 2013 by David Sack M.D.. in Where Science Meets the StepsContrary to popular misconception, you don’t have to be “crazy,” desperate or on the brink of a meltdown to go...

Teens with Social Anxiety Engage in Earlier Alcohol, Marijuana Use

If your teen is struggling with Addiction, please do not hesitate to call 1-877-523-8369Turning Point offers intensive compassionate outpatient counselling and various workshops to help your teen create better habits and a more positive attitude in their own journey of life. By Traci Pedersen, Associate News EditorReviewed by...

Abuse of Anabolic Steroids Tied to Mental Health Problems

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 21, 2013A new study of elite male strength athletes finds a link between use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) and mental health problems later in life.This is the main conclusion of a new...

Most Parents Unaware of Teens’ Use of Study Drugs

By Rick Nauert PHD, Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 21, 2013As students prepare for final exams, some will turn to a prescription amphetamine or other stimulant to gain an academic edge.Yet a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100...

Partner Violence Can Damage Victim’s Mental Health

By Rick Nauert  PHD, Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on August 31, 2011The damage from partner abuse extends beyond physical bruises and lacerations as victims often suffer high rates of mental health distress.A new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy...

Parents’ Addictions Tied to Adult Children’s Depression

By Traci Pederson,  Associate News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 10, 2013Parents who are addicted to drugs or alcohol are more than twice as likely to have children who develop depression in adulthood, according to a report published online in the journal Psychiatry Research.For...

Myth of an Anti-Psychotic

By Adam JamesThe psychiatric profession is ignoring evidence that treatment with anti-psychotics can be harmful, according to a new book."Christian was slouched in a chair in Bradford psychiatric unit. He was, seemingly, only half-conscious, half alive. He could hardly speak, let alone raise his head....