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Stigmatizing Media Portrayals: What Can We Do?

November 3, 2017

October 23, 2017 | By Emma Frankham The media often reports on individuals with mental illness. However, little is known about how accurately the media portrays these individuals. Are journalists getting mental illness “right?” It seems the answer is no. I analyzed news reports about individuals with mental illness who were killed by police during 2015 and 2016 and more »

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Mental Health On Capitol Hill Update

This summer, with the help of your advocacy, we defeated Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And just a few weeks ago, we fought back again against the dangerous Graham-Cassidy health reform bill. Now, the White House has announced plans that would make significant changes to mental health coverage. Meanwhile, congressional more »

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New Mental Health Training Facility Opens In Westchester

November 1, 2017

October 25, 2017 | By News Desk (Patch Staff) Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants co-founders, Drs. Alec L. Miller and Lata K. McGinn recently celebrated the grand opening of the Schwartzberg Training Center, a new mental health training facility in White Plains. Sixty colleagues and friends attended the event including Harris and Nicole Schwartzberg for whom more »

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FDA Approves Medications For Tardive Dyskinesia

October 3, 2017

September 28, 2017 | By Ken Duckworth, M.D. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder that occurs in some people who take first-generation antipsychotics (such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine), and to a lesser degree, second-generation antipsychotics (such as aripiprazole or paliperidone). TD results in repetitive, involuntary movements commonly of the face, lips and limbs. Movement disorders were more »

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Five Mental Health Signals You Should Never Ignore

September 26, 2017 | forbes.com There are hundreds of symptoms which can indicate a mental health issue is developing, but it can be difficult to know when to pay attention to them and when they are not a concern. Here is a relatively simple way to be able to assess whether you are experiencing mental more »

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