Only a Genius Or a Person With a Mental Illness Can Answer This

Only a Genius Or a Person With a Mental Illness Can Answer This

It is practically impossible to tell an average person from a person with schizophrenia by their appearance. Many psychiatric tests and methods are used in order to find out what is going on in the patient’s head and determine whether they need help. Here are two simple questions that can be answered only by a …

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Mental Health & Behavioral Health Services at UC San Diego Health

Mental Health & Behavioral Health Services at UC San Diego Health

mental health problems are very prevalent in our society they are the second biggest cause of disability across the world common human afflictions like depression chronic anxiety substance abuse really affect the lives of our patients the challenge we all face is that mental health is oftentimes a lifelong condition that requires a lot of …

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MHSR Day 2: Improving Quality of Care for People with Severe Mental Illness

MHSR Day 2: Improving Quality of Care for People with Severe Mental Illness

DAY 2 – IV. PAPER PANEL 10AM Hello and welcome to our session on improving quality of care for people with severe mental illness. And I’m just here to introduce. Our first speaker is Phil Yanos from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. YANOS: Thank you. I don’t believe that I need a microphone, …

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Van Gogh’s Mental Illness:  Was Epilepsy Responsible for His Madness & Genius?

Van Gogh’s Mental Illness: Was Epilepsy Responsible for His Madness & Genius?

So most people are familiar with the idea that Vincent Van Gogh had mental illness. Different camps so to speak of mental illness almost like to claim Van Gogh as their own. So groups say, you know, oh he had schizophrenia. He had bipolar disorder. I would argue that Van Gogh who clearly had documented …

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Anxiety | Talking about mental health – Episode 2

Anxiety | Talking about mental health – Episode 2

The first time that I experienced anxiety was probably 12 years ago. I’d get the shakes. You know, I’d be sitting at work and I’d be… I’d physically… The hands would be shaking, so I’d sit on my hand. I didn’t know what it was; I didn’t know what I was thinking, I didn’t know …

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Break the Stigma

Break the Stigma

You know that feeling where your thoughts scare you or make life tough? Sometimes it feels like no one else in the world has those thoughts or feelings. No one seems to know how difficult it is to deal with your feelings, and it’s not easy to share your deepest secrets. You might think something …

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Children’s Mental Health | Breaking Stigma and Creating Change

Children’s Mental Health | Breaking Stigma and Creating Change

You kind of have a road map of what it’s going to be like for the rest of your life and all of that all the sudden came into question. I think I was pretty numb, I think my husband was kind of in denial. We haven’t told a lot of people about Jack because …

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Five mental disorders share some of the same genes

Five mental disorders share some of the same genes

CUTHBERT: This study examined five different psychiatric disorders that we’ve always thought of as distinct disorders. Autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and unipolar depression. It examined the genetics in all of these disorders in one BIG sample, as though they were simply a single illness. And they found genes that …

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Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health

(upbeat music) (audience claps) – I have to tell you how excited I am to be here this morning. I have heard Judge Broderick a couple of times. Has anybody in the audience heard Judge Broderick before? Okay, so we got a couple of folks who have heard him. I have to tell you something. …

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