A clear disconnect exists between how we perceive physical and mental illnesses. This cognitive dissonance isn’t particularly logical (because no one would choose to live with anxiety, schizophrenia, depression or any of the other maladies laid out in the DSM-5 or ICD-10 diagnosis codes), but that doesn’t stop people from reflexively suggesting that a person.. read more →

Is this mountain lion in a zoo, or your backyard? You’d respond differently to it depending on how your brain processes the context in which you’re encountering it. A new theory of PTSD suggests people with that condition have disrupted context processing. Photo courtesy University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 7 (UPI) – Researchers.. read more →

PSYCHIATRIST Russell Hinton says post-traumatic stress disorder is not well understood by most people, including those who are at a high risk of getting it. He treats about 25 patients with the illness at his Belmont practice, including former police officers, paramedics, and military personnel, and he has spoken out about the way sufferers are.. read more →