Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness

From Medieval sword-fighters to Broca’s brains, or why the hand may hold the key to the link between creativity and mental illness.

Psychology | Personality

Can a pathological liar be cured? with Drew Curtis, PhD, and Christian L. Hart, PhD

Drew Curtis, PhD, and Christian L. Hart, PhD, talk about what drives “big liars” to lie, why they believe pathological lying should be classified as a mental health disorder, and how you can recognize lies and protect yourself from being duped.

Psychology | Psychology

How Mental Illness Shaped the Works of These 5 Artists

The link between art and mental health problems is a popular topic of discussion. The individual circumstances of artists suffering from and being influenced by psychological disorders vary.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Only Plan to End Homelessness - California Globe

Dr. Drew Pinsky, a board-certified physician and addiction medicine specialist who spent most of his career working in a psychiatric hospital, says he wakes up every day upset about the homeless crisis. “I’ve done this work for thirty years and I never th

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Van Gogh Self-Portrait Painted While the Artist Experienced Psychosis Is Authenticated by Experts

Vincent van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait,' which is part of the collection of the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo, has been authenticated.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

High-School Athletes Are Struggling With Mental Illness - The Atlantic

When high-school sports replicate the training methods and intensity seen at the college level, players feel the toll.

Politics | Politics

Why Labelling President Trump as Mentally Ill Is Wrong | Psychology Today

Four reasons why the petition calling President Trump mentally ill is deeply troubling.

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

Mental Health & Hypnosis

Learn more from WebMD about the role of hypnotherapy, or hypnosis, in treating behavioral, physical, and psychological conditions.

Health & Fitness | Mind & Body

This Is What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness As Though It Were Physical Illness - Ideapod blog

Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold

A movement toward largely nonmedical approaches, focused on holistic recovery rather than symptom treatment, is growing in the United States.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What to Say to Someone With Mental Illness

When you're frazzled, baffled and burdened with your own issues, it's a challenge to provide real support. We asked Matthew Rudorfer, MD, of the National Institute of Mental Health, for strategies on getting it right.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Help Eliminate the Stigma around Mental Health

Mental health matters to everyone. Pledge today to promise to learn about mental health, see the person not the illness and take action!

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Childhood Trauma, Mental Illness & Diagnostic Distractions

The vast majority of people diagnosed with a mental illness have suffered from some form of childhood trauma.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Have a little faith | Bipolar and Spirituality - bp Magazine Community

Faith and spirituality—whether formal or informal, and regardless of doctrine— can be an immense source of strength and comfort when dealing with the highs and

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

A Case Study in Maternal Mental Illness

One woman’s wrenching struggle illuminates recent findings that postpartum mental disorders can emerge later than expected and include a broader range of symptoms.

Entertainment | Mad Men

"Mad Men" takes on mental illness: How realistic?

Sunday night's episode of "Mad Men" was filled with plenty of surprises both inside and outside the office of Sterling Cooper & Partners. But for many viewers, none quite compared to the shock Peggy Olson received when she opened a gift box from her increasingly erratic colleague, Michael Ginsberg.