Social and population variations in mental diagnosis are not accounted for in the newly revised fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, according to an editorial published in the May issue of Health Affairs. #dsm5
There is much talk about stigma as it pertains to mental health issues; whether it is substance abuse or an eating disorder, our culture has long preferred to simply not talk about it. While some substantive efforts aim to break down the stigma, the fact remains that discussing these things aloud can sometimes be rather …
Even with all of the medical breakthroughs we have today, mental illness remains a topic we rarely discuss in the media and yet the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported over 45 million people in the US had at least one mental illness in 2009 with 11 million of those considered serious. http://www.smarthealthtalk.com/dr-tarique-perera-mental-health.html
Older, and Unafraid to Talk About It - Aging can be difficult, bringing along new challenges of declining health, loneliness and changes in lifestyles. More and more seniors are using therapists to help them cope with these changes. Here, three seniors speak about beginning to see a therapist later in life.