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MAY 23, 2015 - Health Canal

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MAY 20, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Another Peek Behind the Curtain: How a Psychiatrist Diagnoses and Treats Bipolar Disorder

My previous article "How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain" discusses the experience of seeing a psychiatrist for the first time. However, not every patient who comes to my office for an initial evaluation with depression has major depressive disorder. Some people suffering from depression may have (or think that they...

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MAY 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Nature Or Nurture? The Long-Running Debate May Finally Be Settled

It's an age-old debate: do our genes make us who we are, or is it the environment in which we were raised? There's long been agreement that both "nature" and "nurture" play some role in determining many aspects of our physical and mental selves, from our height and weight to our intelligence and disposition. But as to which plays the ...

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MAY 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

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New Efforts Aim To Keep The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Paton Blough has served multiple jail terms as a result of mental illness. He said his various offenses included brandishing a shotgun, reckless endangerment, destruction of civic property, spitting ...

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MAY 18, 2015 - Huffington Post

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'Empire' Takes A Step In The Right Direction For Representations Of Mental Health On TV

As Andre Lyons on "Empire," actor Trai Byers' portrayal of a character with bipolar disorder is not perfect. In general, mental health representation needs a lot of work across pop culture. But to see such a studied, nuanced portrayal on a broadcast network is progress in a realm so severely lacking. It's important that Andre is shown managing his illness ...

Tags: 'Empire' Takes A Step In The Right Direction For Representations Of Mental Health On TV,  Bipolar Disorder Latest News