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A challenge for antiabortion states: Doctors reluctant to work there

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August 9, 2022

The Washington Post By Christopher Rowland August 6, 2022 In a few years, Olgert Bardhi’s skills will be in high demand. A first-year resident in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, he’ll be a full-fledged physician by 2025 in a nationfacing a shortage of primary care doctors. The trouble...   read more


What to Know About 988, the New Mental Health Crisis Hotline

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August 9, 2022

The New York Times By Dani Blum Jul 12, 2022 The new national suicide hotline, which has expanded its focus to help callers experiencing a range of mental health emergencies, launches July 16. Starting on Saturday, people who are experiencing mental distress will be able to dial just three numbers to reach the National Suicide...   read more


The Mental Health Benefits of an Inclusive Outdoor Escape

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August 9, 2022

The New York Times By Alisha Haridasani Gupta July 7, 2022 Amid pandemic stress and racial violence, many communities of color have turned to wilderness areas for healing. For Cynthia Philips, it was the sound of bees, willows, crickets and the hum of a metallic Tibetan bowl that helped her overcome some of her anxieties....   read more


APA Issues Statement Opposing Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

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June 27, 2022

American Psychiatric Association Fri, Jun 24, 2022 Today APA issued a statement expressing disappointment in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization regarding abortion rights. Today’s decision overturns that of Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed women nationwide the right to a safe abortion. Now the legality and access to abortion will be left up to the states...   read more


Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems

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June 27, 2022

The New York Times By Lisa Damour Feb. 18, 2020 It’s usually because we’re not giving them what they’re really looking for. Parents of adolescents are often confronted by a puzzling sequence of events. First, teenagers bring us their problems; second, we earnestly offer suggestions and solutions; and third, teenagers dismiss our ideas as irritating,...   read more


The reinvention of a ‘real man’

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May 24, 2022

The Washington Post By Jose A. Del Real May 23, 2022 In cowboy country, a father and husband troubled by suicide reimagines American masculinity, one conversation at a time — In BUFFALO, Wyoming Bill Hawley believes too many men are unwilling or unable to talk about their feelings, and he approaches each day as an...   read more


APA and Other Leading Physician Groups Oppose Texas Legislation That Interferes With Patient Reproductive Care

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May 24, 2022

Psychiatric Times By Leah Kuntz September 3, 2021 6 frontline physician groups expressed their concern about the Texas state law that bans abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy. Six of America’s leading physician groups are deeply concerned about the consequences of the Texas state law that took effect yesterday, September 2, 2021, which bans abortions,...   read more


How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer.

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May 24, 2022

The New York Times By Ellen Barry March 18, 2022 The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder. After more than a decade of argument, psychiatry’s most powerful body in the United States added a new disorder this week to its diagnostic manual: prolonged...   read more


APA Welcomes President’s Strategy to Address Nation’s Mental Health Crisis

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March 3, 2022

American Psychiatric Association Wed, Mar 2, 2022 APA is applauding President Joe Biden’s “Strategy to Address Our Mental Health Crisis,” which he announced last night during his State of the Union address.APA leaders said that the strategy elevates national attention to improve the nation’s mental health and devotes federal resources to policies that will ensure millions of...   read more


More Teenage Girls With Eating Disorders Wound Up in the E.R. During the Pandemic

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February 28, 2022

The New York Times By Matt Richtel Feb. 18, 2022 A new C.D.C. study underscored the mental health issues facing teenagers in the past few years. During the pandemic, emergency rooms across the country reported an increase in visits from teenage girls dealing with eating and other disorders, including anxiety, depression and stress, according to new...   read more