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Firesetter Receives Eight-Year Sentence by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Fri 26 Sep 2008 5:16pm A Carpentersville, Illinois resident has been sentenced to eight years in prison or setting more than a dozen fires in the city. James E. Henry Junior, aged 31, was arrested for setting late-night fires that damaged or destroyed five vehicles and 21 garbage containers during a six-week period in late 2006. After setting the fires, he would watch ... Read on »
Trichotillomania by Kent Brooks Facebook Posted Thu 02 Aug 2012 12:00am The diagnosis of Trichotillomania (TM) is synonymous with the act of recurrently pulling one’s own body hair resulting in noticeable thinning or baldness.  (American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 2000, p. 674)  Sites of hair pulling can include any area of the body in which hair is found, ... Read on »
Comparing Manic Episodes and Impulse Control Disorder by Kent Brooks Facebook Posted Sun 26 Feb 2012 12:00am Comparing manic episodes and impulse control disorder made me see both of these disorders in a new light, as I think it would for just about anyone researching them.  When I originally thought of manic episodes I thought of a person displaying signs that resembled major depression disorder, but it turns out manic episodes are comple ... Read on »
No Fire by Andrea M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 2:25pm (I drafted this in August, and something happened today that reminded me of it. Maybe in a few months something else will happen that reminds me of today and you'll get that post. In the meantime, enjoy Frances's refreshing lack of pyromania.) It was an accident; her hand slipped when she was reaching over my face for something and her forehe ... Read on »
Understanding Addiction by Dr. Silva Medical Doctor Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:38pm The notion of addiction is one that includes more than just chemical dependency. Today we are aware that a person can be physically or psychologically addicted to a number of things; drugs, food, sex, and gambling are among the most common. What all addictions have in common is impulsive thrill-seeking. In neurological terms, this involves sti ... Read on »
When superior is actually worse by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 09 Jan 2010 6:51am A theme I hear increasing in my female clients’ divorce filings is the fact that they feel they do the lion’s share of work in the marriage. Many of them have work outside the home, many of them full-time, but they also end up with a full-time job at home, too. And their husbands let them handle it all. When I look back at my grandparen ... Read on »
Personal Health Information Privacy by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 08 Nov 2008 2:39pm Not surprisingly, during the recent National Discussion on Health Information Technology and Privacy held on the web, the issue of privacy was at the forefront. The issue of mental health information privacy was of the utmost concern. I discuss the privacy debate in this post, and offer an innovative solution. Who Should Own One's Personal ... Read on »
Joe Pantoliano on mental illness stigma by kim m. Posted Mon 27 Apr 2009 11:36pm thanks to Van for posting on this-I’ve been out of the loop and missed it although I am familiar with what Joe has been doing lately. Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, Memento, The Matrix, The Goonies) started an organization called No Kidding, Me Too! He has a documentary coming out with the same title. I want to start off my saying, I commend ... Read on »
Internet addiction and other similar themes by Dr. Jagdish Vankar Posted Tue 08 Dec 2009 6:48am Today's post is based on news article "Son helps pornography addict father to kick the habit" published in The Times of India, Ahmadabad edition, dated 8/12/09. This article highlights how teenaged sons have helped their fathers kick the habit of internet addiction, setting an excellent example for others. Talking more about Internet addicti ... Read on »
After Dinner Almond Biscuits by Pippa Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 1:23pm   March seems to be the month of after work drinks, date nights and dinner parties; I think it has something to do with the fact that the sun has finally come out from its winter hiding place, the nights are getting longer and people are ripping off their thick socks, abandoning their sofas and getting out there to socialise and enjoy thin ... Read on »