Archive for January, 2012

High Tech Treatment for Tourette Syndrome

Friday, January 27th, 2012

A neurologist describes three cases of patients with Tourette syndrome who received DBS implants, and the need for further research on the best placement of the devices.


What’s a Peer Support Group?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

A short documentary by a student filmmaker about a peer support group in Kelowna, BC, Canada.


Remembering a Mother

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

A moving story about Alzheimer’s, beautifully illustrated with charcoal drawings, set to a jazz song.


Rise Up

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

A call to shake off shame, come out of the closet and be open about mental health issues in order to fight social stigma.


Public Speaking to Fight Stigma

Friday, January 13th, 2012

A clip from the Q&A after a panel presentation about mental illness in the media, discussing how people can share stories with public speaking to fight stigma.


Gluten-free Bipolar Disorder

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

How sensitivities to milk casein, wheat, and gluten, may affect bipolar disorder.


Measuring Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder

Friday, January 6th, 2012

A psychiatry research group at UBC in Vancouver measures quality of life in bipolar disorders, developing a new scale that’s now freely available.


Chains and Prayers as Treatment

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

With only 80 mental health treatment beds for an entire country of (an estimated) 29 million people (in 2009), desperation and superstition take over in Afghanistan.


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