Topic Expert Roundup: What Can Be Done to Address Suicide?
The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2010, show that suicide is responsible for more deaths (38,364) than motor vehicle accidents (33,687) in the ... Read More
Topic Expert Roundup: How Is Nonmonogamy Changing Relationships?
Romantic relationships are traditionally viewed as monogamous unions. More and more, however, people are exploring—and more accepting of—alternative relationships that are casual, open, ... Read More
Topic Expert Roundup: Are Social Media Bad for Mental Health?
There is no question that the explosion of information technology over the past couple of decades—owed largely to the rise of the Internet—has made our lives immeasurably more convenient. ... Read More
Topic Expert Roundup: How Do Diet and Nutrition Affect Mental Health?
We’ve all heard it said: “You are what you eat!” And while it’s widely known that eating certain foods carries far-reaching physical risks, less recognized and understood are the ... Read More
Topic Expert Roundup: What Does Mental Health Awareness Mean to Therapists?
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to recognize a range of issues—depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia among them—and the effects they have not only on the people personally ... Read More
Topic Expert Roundup: We Can’t Be Aware Enough of Stress, Therapists Say
Welcome to April, as fitting a choice as any for Stress Awareness Month. (No? Taxes done yet?) No one—not even the therapists who treat it—is immune to stress. Relatively few, in fact, ... Read More
Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil, and ‘Rehab TV’ Draw Therapists’ Ire
The recent news that troubled country singer Mindy McCready took her own life has thrust the debate about the efficacy and ethics of “rehab” television shows and the people ... Read More
Topic Expert Roundup: Therapists Troubled by Military Suicide Epidemic
The number of U.S. military suicides reached an all-time high in 2012, with the 349 self-inflicted deaths—nearly one per day—far exceeding the number of combat deaths during the same ... Read More
Topic Expert Roundup: Therapists Seek Solutions in Aftermath of Newtown
The tragedy last month in Newtown, Connecticut, has predictably thrust the issue of mental illness into the national spotlight. Is this a good thing? Bad? Unfair? And how so? We’ve ... Read More
Topic Expert Roundup: Therapists React to DSM Changes with Concern
The newly revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), the all-important guidebook used to identify and diagnose a wide variety of psychological issues, is the ... Read More