Tag Archives: Mental

‘Orthorexia’ vying for classification as mental disorder as more people become obsessed with ‘clean eating’

Is an obsession with “clean eating” a bona fide mental disorder deserving of its own diagnosis in psychiatry’s official manual of mental illness? A flurry of new studies and reviews is breathing new life into so-called orthorexia nervosa, loosely defined as a pathological fixation on eating “pure” foods. At its extreme, adherents shun all sugar,… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for AUGUST 9, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

PMS AND PMDD No articles this week INFERTILITY AND MENTAL HEALTH Maternal Mental Health in Assisted and Natural Conception: A Prospective Cohort Study. Furmli H, Seeto RA, Hewko SL, Dalfen A, Jones CA, Murphy KE, Bocking A.  J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019 Jul 25.  Women who conceived using ART reported decreased rates of depressive symptoms,… Read More »

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is ‘inaccurate’ and ‘stigmatizing,’ experts say

“We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary involuntary confinement,” Trump said during a public address on Monday. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.” Yet mental health experts,… Read More »