Tag Archives: Mental Health

Friday Factoid: Why Lyme Disease is Important in the Field of Mental Health Treatment

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   May is Lyme disease Awareness month worldwide.  Although many may know this disease for its myriad of physical symptoms, its impact on mental health is less talked about.  Lyme disease is transmitted to … Continue reading

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Article Review: Brooks, S., et al. (2020). The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: Rapid review of the evidence.

Katelyn Yunes, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   The researchers performed an article review of the psychological impact of quarantining. A search in three electronic databases yielded 3166 papers, 24 of which matched criteria (e.g., at least 24-hour quarantine, report data … Continue reading

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Article Review: Moor, D., & Hermsen, M. (2018). Achieving happiness at care farms in the Netherlands.

A few years ago, I took a trip to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I spent some time in the city, but I also spent several days in the countryside. The Netherlands are well known for dairy and cheese products. One … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Severe Mental Illness: A Close and Personal Perspective

Generally speaking, persons who suffer from mental illness oftentimes perceive themselves similar to the way they are seen in their respective environments. Therefore, listening to their narratives and hearing their perspective on personal experiences is likely to increase our understanding … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: “So, You Don’t Want To Be My Neighbor”: Stigma in Action

Stigma can be expressed in various different ways, however, the current understanding of most psychiatric stigma is based on one’s beliefs about a particular condition rather than concrete behaviors. As a way to draw beliefs and feelings to real world … Continue reading

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Article Review: Park, Y. C. et al. (2018). To use the brief psychiatric rating scale to detect disorganized speech in schizophrenia: Findings from the REAP-AP study.

The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) is one of the most commonly used measures for assessing psychopathy in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, particularly disorganized speech (Leucht et al., 2005). Conceptually derived from classical ideas originating in German psychopathology, the term … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Mental Health and the Courts

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980, which provided grants directly to community mental health centers. Though, it was short- lived. Between 2009 and 2012, the US legislatures cut a total of nearly $4.5 … Continue reading

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