5 Myths about Mental Illnesses

[intro] A man by the name of Thomas Szasz published a book in 1961 called, The Myth of Mental Illnesses, discussing his believe that mental illnesses were unnecessary diagnosis used to excuse the behavior of moral and socially deficient people. Some people still have this view of mental illnesses, but the majority of the public have gotten to understand over […]

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Eating Disorders Myths Busted- Myth # 6: Eating Disorders are Benign

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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Breaking the Stigma on Mental Illnesses

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