- Q How can having a pet help someone who has a mental illness?
Dr. Dawn Marcus, NeurologyPeople with serious mental illness have an extra burden, making everyday tasks more challenging. In an interesting study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Drs. Zimolag and Krupa from Queen’s University in Ontario... Full Answer
- Q What types of mental disorders are common in children and teens?
Gina M. Biegel, PsychologyOne in five children has a diagnosable mental illness. In this video, psychotherapist Gina Biegel discusses the types of mental health disorders that children and teens live with today. Full Answer
- Q What is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyOne of the more effective treatments for depression is cognitive behavioral therapy. Limited to ten to 20 sessions, this therapy helps people learn how their thoughts contribute to their symptoms, and it suggests behavioral changes that they can make to... Full Answer
- Q How can I make the best possible recovery from schizoaffective disorder?
Most people with schizoaffective disorder continue treatment their whole lives. With treatment, many can live independently and have close relationships. A combination of counseling and medication provides the best treatment for schizoaffective... Full Answer