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Business

The Top 20 Mental Health Issues Chosen By Clients

I launched a local online mental health directory, Portland Therapy Center, in January of 2014. At the beginning of 2016, I launched an alternative healthcare directory, Wellpdx and started a new project, the Practice Academy, that helps health and wellness workers improve their digital...
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Anti-anxiety

Mechanisms to Target in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Identifying which variables may be underlying patients’ problems is a crucial part of developing effective treatment plans. While traditional diagnosis-specific approaches prescribing different interventions for separate disorders may target specific mechanisms to reduce symptoms, many tend to overlook the fact that multiple mechanisms often...
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Current News & Research

Why do the Funniest Comedians Die First?

As death of one of the UK’s best loved comedians, Ronnie Corbett, is announced – latest medical research poses the question – why do the funniest comedians die first? The death of Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain’s most popular and loved TV comedians, has...
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Cultural Psychiatry

The Economy and Mental Health

  Fascism is capitalism in decay. ~ Vladimir Lenin American democracy has become an oligarchy. A 2014 study conducted by Northwestern and Princeton researchers concluded that the powerful wealthy elite substantially determine government policies while ordinary citizens have little impact. By lobbying on Capital Hill...
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Anxiety

Mechanisms to Target in the Treatment of Depression and Mood Disorders

Empirically supported treatments have been the gold standard of mental health practice for decades, but people typically don’t fit neatly within the diagnostic categories upon which such protocols are based and tested. Moreover, the prevalence of comorbidity and redundancy of symptoms across disorders necessitates...
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