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The UN is finally going to declassify transgender as a mental illness

ScienceAlert - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
"Stigma associated with both mental disorder and transgender identity has contributed to the precarious legal status, human rights violations, and barriers to appropriate care among transgender people," says lead researcher Geoffrey Reed from the ...

Living with mental illness

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mental health advocacy is seeing a new push, as people with mental illness are calling for greater awareness of it. For Ms Zhong Peirong, 25, this began last year, when she started having panic attacks and bouts of crying accompanied by feelings of ...
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Demi Lovato, who has bipolar disorder, holds mental-health workshop for fans

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Hours before the concert started, Demi Lovato's fans filled a room on the second floor of the venue. In this bar-turned-conference room, they would spend the next hour hearing stories about self-worth, emotional setbacks and fresh starts.
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It must be mental illness, psychiatrist says of accused election night shooter

CTV News - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
MONTREAL -- The only explanation for accused Quebec election night shooter Richard Henry Bain's actions outside the Parti Quebecois gathering in 2012 is mental illness, a forensic psychiatrist told his first-degree murder trial Friday. Bain was never a ...

Being transgender could be removed from mental disorders list

New York Daily News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
New evidence published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal on Tuesday supports no longer classifying transgender identity as a mental disorder under the World Health Organization and the American Psychiatric Association's rubrics. “It's about time ...

Raven Talks His Mental Disorders, David Arquette, Who Had it Out for Him in WWE?

Wrestlezone - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Vince Russo's THE BRAND which could be both SEEN and HEARD daily on the and, was highlighted this week by my interview with former adult film star/wrestling personality and promoter Jasmin St. Claire, and the ...

The Past and Future of Mental Illness on Screen

Film School Rejects (blog) - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
John Hinckley Jr. - the man infamous for an assassination attempt on President Reagan in a delusional effort to impress Jodie Foster of whom he became infatuated with after watching the film Taxi Driver - is set to be released in the upcoming week ...

Latest Study Says Gender Dysphoria is NOT a Mental Disorder

TRANZGENDR (press release) (blog) - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A monumental new study by The Lancet Psychiatry has determined that gender dysphoria is not a mental illness. We've been stating for quite sometime now on TRANZGENDR that it is well past time to move beyond the clinical definition of what it means to ...

The WHO says transgender is a mental illness. But that should soon change

Hamilton Spectator - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The proposals to declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder have been approved by each committee that has considered it so far.

Soon, the World Health Organization Will Say Being Trans Isn't a Mental Disorder

New York Magazine - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Here's one encouraging example: As Pam Belluck reported earlier this week in the New York Times, “The World Health Organization is moving toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, with a ...
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M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Trailer Suggests a Movie Rife With Mental Illness Stigma

Mic - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The trailer for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie Split debuted online Wednesday afternoon and while all the details of the plot are not clear yet, the trailer suggests the film uses a person with multiple personalities - known as dissociative identity ...

Bird Feeding is a Mental Disorder

The Portland Mercury (blog) - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
There was a recent post about crows creating a nuisance in a neighborhood and, as I expected, some avid bird feeders commented in such a predictable way.

Demi Lovato, who has bipolar disorder, holds mental-health workshops for fans

National Post - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The pop star was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2010 after a physical altercation with a band member forced her to confront her lifelong mental illness. Since going through treatment, Lovato has been a leading voice in the growing movement of ...

Please be vigilant when speaking of mental illness

Financial Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Schizophrenia does not beset a country but is a serious mental illness that typically has severe symptoms. The misuse of psychiatric terms in journalistic writing and all too frequently in everyday discourses is unfortunate for a number of reasons.

Study proofs Bariatric surgery has side mental disorder effects on patients – New Orleans Tech Week

Daily Star Gazette - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
According to a new study, mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, may be twice as common among bariatric surgery patients compared to the general United States population; almost 25% of bariatric surgery patients suffer ...

Most People with Common 'Mental Disorders' Get Better Without Treatment, Study Finds

Mad In America - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A new study suggests that most people diagnosed with depressive, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders recover without treatment within a year of diagnosis.

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: More About Mindfulness

Berkeley Daily Planet - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Since I have a severe psychotic disorder and significant mood issues, mindfulness, for me, is an essential adjunct to medication and talk therapy.

Release from Pharan Psychology Clinic

PRWire (press release) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
These days, psychologists are not only considered for treating mental disorders but also for several other reasons as well.

Infections, antibiotic use linked to manic episodes

The Hub at Johns Hopkins - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In research using patient medical records, investigators from Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt Health System found that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were more likely to be on antibiotics to treat active ...