‘People are not stupid’: New ‘psychology of the people’

A new psychology of the “people” is under way in the United States.As a result, psychologists are now being called upon to help identify, diagnose and treat mental illness.The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead agency for the research and development of the new approach.The new model of psychology focuses on understanding […]

Why the psychologist has no idea what’s wrong with you

The psychologist, who has been practicing for 40 years, said she is a “person who knows what it’s like to feel pain” and feels she is able to connect with her patients through her understanding of what’s happening in their lives.“We are really, really good at empathy and empathy is a very powerful skill,” she […]

Why do some children with ADHD need to go to prison?

Some children with ADD, ADHD, and/or other developmental delays are placed in prison for their own safety, as a result of a failure to provide them with appropriate treatment.A report released by the National Institute of Mental Health in July found that in 2012, 6% of children with a diagnosed developmental delay or delay-related disorder […]

Which mental health services are best in a US state?

This is a question that I get asked a lot, because I’ve written about it in my previous article about mental health care in a state.It’s a tough one, and one that often comes up when people ask me what mental health providers they should use, and I’m often asked whether they should take mental […]