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January 13, 2023

Making Sleep a Priority for Mental Well-Being

  • Healthy living for mental well-being, Patients and Families, Sleep Disorders

If you’re looking to make a fresh start with new goals for the new year, don’t forget about sleep. While getting enough sleep did not make the top 9 list for American’s mental health-related New Year’s resolutions in a recent APA poll, it may be one of the best things you can do for your mental health and your overall health.

January 06, 2023

New Report Calls for Research on 988 Crisis Line Effectiveness, Caller Demographics, and More

  • New research, Public awareness, Suicide and self-harm, Trauma

It has been nearly six months since the launch of 988—the nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis line. While available evidence suggests that crisis lines may help to reduce immediate crisis, substantial gaps remain in understanding how crisis lines work, according to a report in the December issue of JAMA Psychiatry.

December 29, 2022

Antisocial Personality Disorder: Often Overlooked and Untreated

  • Mental health disorders, Patients and Families

Antisocial personality disorder may be one of the most misunderstood mental disorders. It is also often undiagnosed and untreated, according to a recent special report by Donald Black, M.D. in Psychiatric News.1 He referred to it as “psychiatry’s forgotten disorder,” noting that few clinicians diagnose or treat it.

December 21, 2022

A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Surviving Family Gatherings

  • By Rebecca Brendel, M.D., J.D.
  • APA Leadership, Healthy living for mental well-being, President Blog

The Hallmark version of the holiday season portrays a snow-blanketed cozy, warm and loving environment in which we reconnect with friends, family and loved ones, and celebrate the people and events we are thankful for. In fact, in a new poll from the American Psychiatric Association, 47% of Americans say that’s the thing they look forward to the most this holiday season, and, no doubt, it can be joyous.

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