- “The Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health Initiative, led by the National Institutes of Health and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, has identified the top 40 barriers to better mental health around the world. Similar to past grand challenges, which [Read more…] about Thinking globally to improve mental health: New NIH initiative
A few very interesting New York Times articles over the last couple of days, plus a great opportunity for clinicians and researchers in Latin America.
“Dr. Taylor recounts the details of her stroke and the amazing insights she gained from it in a riveting 18-minute video of her speech at the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference in Monterey, Calif., last month.”
At some point in their lives, 5 to 12 percent of American men and 10–25 percent of women will suffer an episode of depression, making it the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder today. Unlike normal sadness, which passes with time, depression feels unstoppable and causes people to lose interest in nearly all activities. Because it affects a person’s ability to eat, sleep, work, and function normally, it exacts a huge cost on the economy, estimated at $30 billion dollars annually. The cost in human suffering cannot be measured.
Millions of people diagnosed with depression turn to medication as a treatment, and many of the most popular [Read more…] about Closing the Circuit: Helen Mayberg’s research could revolutionize depression treatment