Mental disorders are much more common than many of us think. Almost half of us will experience a mental disorder at some time in our lifetime. According to the main guide for clinical psychologists, the DSM-5, diagnosing mental disorders involves all four of the four D’s: Disturbance, Dysfunction, Distress, and Deviance. There are many different categories of disorders but some […]
Maybe you’ve had the experience of driving on “autopilot.” One minute you got in your car, and the next minute you’ve arrived at your destination, but you can’t actually remember the details of the drive. This is an example of normal, everyday dissociation, a term that describes a mental state of disconnection from what is going around you. Normally this […]
One in five Canadians will experience mental illness. All of them face stigmas that worsen their problems. Addiction and wrong assumptions. Anxiety and disapproval. Schizophrenia and sensationalized misunderstandings. Concurrent disorders and uncertainty. Understanding these illnesses can lead to lasting treatments and prevention. But could the battle against social stigmas be the hardest struggle?
[upbeat instrumental music]>>Mood disorders. Everybody on this screen, everybody on that screen, and I could have put a whole lot more, deal with a mood disorder. You know most of them. Some are artists, politicians, musicians, actresses, and others. They all deal with mood disorders. What kind of mood disorder? What’s a mood disorder? What’s that sound like? A mood […]
So, we know that anxiety runs in families. If you have a first degree relative with an anxiety disorder, your odds of developing an anxiety disorder increase compared to the general population. What I want to discuss are some of the common features across anxiety disorders. Historically, twin studies have indicated that heritability accounts for upwards of 30-40% of the […]
Let Life In. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ] >>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE.>>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE. TODAY WE ARE TALKING TO MOTHERS TODAY WE ARE TALKING TO MOTHERS WHOSE CHILDREN ARE AT RISK OF WHOSE CHILDREN ARE AT RISK OF HURTING THEMSELVES OR OTHERS. HURTING THEMSELVES OR OTHERS. ALSO WITH US IS KENT KIEHL, A PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, NEURO PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, […]
BulikNotBenign…#6 So another myth that we need to bust right away is that eating disorders are somehow trivial or benign. They’re not. And this is a slide from a paper that we just published, looking at suicide attempts in Sweden across a variety of eating disorders phenotypes. So, on the far right, this is the population who have no eating […]
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