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Agoraphobia: A Brief Overview

July 31st, 2014

     In this week’s blog, we discuss problem of Agoraphobia. Agoraphobia was first described in 1871 by Dr. Carl Friedrich Otto Westphal. Heavily focused on open spaces, Westphal described the cases of three men, all of whom experienced symptoms of panic attacks (e.g. dizziness, fear of dying) when exposed to large public spaces (9, p. 25). […]

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New Innovations in Psychotropic Medication

July 24th, 2014

     In this week’s blog, we narrow our focus to the important topic of psychotropic medication in recovery. There are several psychotropic medications on the market that are able to regulate a variety of mental health symptoms through redressing the chemical processes in one’s brain. Essentially, these medications regulate the production and distribution of neurotransmitters to […]

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Sharing a Client Story

July 16th, 2014

     This post continues our discussion of recovery; the idea that persons with mental illnesses can and do get better. The recovery stories shared in the last post are not necessarily unknown. Eleanor Longden’s TED talk has over 700,000 views and Dr. Patricia Deegan has been a luminary in the recovery movement for quite some time […]

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What is Recovery?

July 11th, 2014

     Last week, I touched on the subject of recovery in mental health. Recovery is a word that works its way into discussions among mental health practitioners, social workers, researchers, and clients quite often (it will certainly come up quite a bit in this blog). However, without taking a moment to reflect upon its meaning, recovery […]

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Reframing the Way We See Mental Illness

July 2nd, 2014

Mental health issues seem to be getting quite a lot of attention as of late. However, most of the discussions about mental illness start with a shooting and end with, “he had mental health issues.” The media has a nasty habit of sensationalizing these kinds of stories which in turn creates ample opportunities for misinformation […]

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