mental health

1:20pm

Mon February 3, 2014

11:36pm

Sun February 2, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide, and why are the rates rising?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the underlying factors of suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year, more than 38,000 Americans take their own lives. Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade. What explains this? What are the warning signs and what can be done to prevent suicide? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Courtney Brown, hotline coordinator for the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline

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5:40pm

Tue September 24, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Exhibit examines the social evolution of mental health

The Changing Face of What is Normal from Angela Penny

What is the definition of normal? Over 25 percent of the US population over age 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder.

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3:50pm

Mon September 16, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Psychiatrist Recalls the Chaos of CA Prison Facilities

Michael Coghlan Flickr

Dr. O’Neil Dillon served as the lead psychiatrist at Solano and San Quentin state prisons from 1994 to 2000. Before working in the California state prison system, Dr. Dillon practiced general psychiatry in Berkeley at Herrick Memorial Hospital and Alta Bates Hospital. He also serves as President of the Northern California Psychiatric Society.

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9:55am

Wed September 4, 2013
City Visions: September 9, 2013

Controversy and the DSM V

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders--Fifth Edition
Credit ABPathfinder.com

Producer: Lisa Denenmark

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has long been a Bible for mental health treatment.

Some clinicians say call the latest edition of the DSM a deeply flawed manual, but with a necessary common language for researchers and mental health professionals.

Some are outright rejecting it, saying that the new edition -- the DSM V -- is just a tool for the psychiatric drug industry to create more patients and prescribe more drugs.

Is it time for the DSM to go?  

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