Behavioral Health

  • November 6, 2014

    Parents of addicted children find much needed support in one another

    At a recent workshop in Bryn Mawr, parents of addicts gathered in a college auditorium for a summit called "Other Faces of Addiction." Those...
  • November 5, 2014

    To lose weight, Penn researchers suggest counseling — but not from primary care doctor

    With more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. overweight or obese, doctors are desperate to find ways to help people lose weight. Behavioral weight ...
  • November 4, 2014

    West African immigrants say 'fearbola' has led to discrimination

    It's been dubbed "fearbola," the fear of the virus that seems to be spreading faster than Ebola itself. West African immigrants in the ...
  • October 31, 2014

    Unity pledge advanced as 'rainbow flag' of solidarity for mental illness

    The rainbow is now an internationally recognized symbol of solidarity with LGTBQ communities. The not-for-profit group Active Minds wants to create th...
  • October 30, 2014

    Temple project uses GPS to better understand life with a serious mental illness

    Researchers at Temple University are using the same GPS technology that helps you get directions on your smartphone to unearth new data on people with...
  • October 30, 2014

    Understanding physiognomy and legacy of a physician photographer

    Last year's introduction of a fifth iteration of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, often called the "bible for psyc...
  • October 27, 2014

    Woman attacked at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital may lose eyesight

    A New Jersey woman who was beaten by her roommate at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital in September remains hospitalized, and may have lost her sight perma...
  • October 27, 2014

    Campaign to 'kick Ebola in the butt' aims for viral success

    Put down that ice bucket. Two Philadelphians are trying to "kick Ebola in the butt" with their own video awareness campaign.
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