Early Treatment of Mental Disorders

During the first half of this century mental hospitals tried to use medical treatment for people with severe mental disorders however the medical procedures used were crude, largely ineffective, and often unintentionally cruel some of the leading approaches are shown in this segment A popular technique was hydrotherapy in which patients were sprayed by water in order to stimulate them […]

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Diabetes and Mental Illness: Improving Outcomes and Services (DIAMONDS)

Severe mental illness can decrease life expectancy by up to 25 years and it is poorer physical health that causes this. Though the great majority of these excess deaths are smoking related, diabetes is also much more prevalent. We focus on diabetes because it is 2-3 times more common amongst those with poor mental health and has worse outcomes. Lifestyle […]

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On Being Sane In Insane Places | David Rosenhan’s Hospital Experiment | Mental Health & Illness

if you’ve read or watched an adaptation of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey you’ll be familiar with the idea of being sane in insane places. The book itself was written in the early 1960s as a critique of behaviorism a dominant form of psychology at the time behaviorism or behavioral psychology focuses on the study of […]

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DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS CENTURY MENTAL HOSPITALS TRIED TO USE MEDICAL TREATMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE MENTAL DISORDERS, HOWEVER THE MEDICAL PROCEDURES WERE CRUDE, LARGELY INEFFECTIVE AND OFTEN UNINTENTIONALLY CRUEL. SOME OF THE LEADING APPROACHES ARE SHOWN IN THIS SEGMENT. A POPULAR TECHNIQUE WAS HYDROTHERAPY, IN WHICH PATIENTS WERE SPRAYED BY WATER IN ORDER TO STIMULATE THEM.> >THE […]

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What DSM-5 Means for Diagnosing Mental Health Patients

JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: changes to the so-called “bible” of psychiatry and what it means for diagnosis and treatment. This weekend, the American Psychiatric Association released a revision to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, often referred to as “the DSM.” It’s the first comprehensive update since 1994. Doctors often utilize the DSM to diagnose mental illnesses. And there’s […]

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