Approximately one-fifth of adult patients with MDD were treated with an antipsychotic medication between 2006 and 2015. The rate of prescribing an antipsychotic medication to treat MDD increased from 18.5% in 2006-2007 to 24.9% in 2008-2009. This increase was then followed by a decline in the prescribing rate of antipsychotics in 2014-2015 (18.9%). Reference: Rhee,... Continue Reading →
"I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine" ~ FRITZ PERLS
A study in 2014 from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Science in Toronto indicated that women are more likely to seek out psychological counselling during a crisis than men. Instead, men will often turn to external coping mechanisms like alcohol.
There is a growing interest in understanding the connection between mental illness and the onset of new physical illnesses (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, asthma, hypertension and diabetes) among previously physically healthy individuals. Yet the role of gender is often forgotten in research focused on comorbidity of health problems. The study examined gender differences in the onset of physical... Continue Reading →
The psychological treatment of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is highly effective only when it takes the form of beha viour therapy or cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT). Such treatment is closely linked to learning and cognitive–behavioural theories of the maintenance of OCD. Link to research: CBT and OCD
Social anxiety is used to describe feelings of anxiety and fear that occur in response to social situations. Even the most confident of people can get a little anxious before a presentation, or when they're meeting new people, but in social anxiety this distress can be so overwhelming that it feels as though its difficult... Continue Reading →