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March 17, 2020

Could Psychedelics be Used to Treat Mental Illness?

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families, Trauma

There has been increased interest and research in psychedelics as a treatment for mental illness in recent years. A new review study concludes that while research is still preliminary, psychedelics, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), show promise for treating conditions including treatment-resistant depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts: Resources for Psychiatrists

  • Anxiety, What APA is Doing For You

With COVID-19 evolving rapidly across the world, APA’s Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters and the APA’s Council on International Psychiatry compiled the following list of resources for psychiatrists.

March 05, 2020

Rumination: A Cycle of Negative Thinking

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families

Rumination involves repetitive thinking or dwelling on negative feelings and distress and their causes and consequences. The repetitive, negative aspect of rumination can contribute to the development of depression or anxiety and can worsen existing conditions.

December 16, 2019

How Common are Mental Health Disorders Among Children and Teens?

  • By APA
  • ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Depression, OCD, Patients and Families

An estimated 15% of children and adolescents will be diagnosed with a mental disorder before age 18, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry last month.

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