psychiatry - updates

Rappler's latest stories on psychiatry


Plant-rich diets may help prevent depression – new evidence

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The growing evidence for nutritional psychiatry suggests that general practitioners and mental health professionals should now seriously consider including dietary counseling for patients who are at risk of depression


#PugadBaboy: Mind Doctor

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Jihadists exploit mental illness for attacks – experts

May 13, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Experts warn against labelling all jihadists as psychologically unstable – saying they account for only around 10 of cases

Worsening depression may be dementia cue – study

Apr 30, 2016 - 8:30 AM

According to the World Health Organization between 5 and 8 of people aged 60 and over are estimated to suffer from dementia at any given time

Talking about depression in PH: Nothing unusual about it

Dec 12, 2015 - 10:42 PM

De stigmatizing mental health issues is our first step as a community For those going through depression it s about having the courage to not be ashamed

#PugadBaboy: Mad Mountain Nectar 5

Dec 12, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Too much TV as a young adult may harm brain in mid-life – study

Dec 03, 2015 - 10:56 AM

People who watch more than 3 hours of TV a day as young adults are twice as likely to suffer from poor cognition

TOO MUCH TV. Studies show that watching too much TV in young adulthood can lead to cognitive problems in mid-life. File photo by Koen van Weel/EPA

Skinny jeans could make you a fashion victim – doctors

Jun 23, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Australians doctors mention the case of a woman who temporarily lost feeling in her legs from an hours long squeeze

PH doctors say no to medical marijuana bill

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Medical groups oppose House Bill 4477 which they say is contrary to the policy of the state to safeguard the well being of its citizenry

DOCTORS SAY NO. Medical doctors led by Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dra. Minerva Calimag show the signed joint statement of the medical community opposing the proposed House Bill 4477 or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill, which allows the use of medicinal marijuana in the country. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WHO: Countries must plan for 'common' mental disorders

Oct 15, 2014 - 9:04 AM

The World Health Organization WHO identifies depression suicide autism and dementia as priorities in tackling mental health challenges – disorders that countries health care systems need to plan how to handle

How to spot suicidal tendencies in your loved ones

Sep 09, 2014 - 7:06 PM

As World Suicide Prevention Day is observed September 10, psychiatrists stress the need to dispel myths about suicide and to use media to help vulnerable individuals

A very strange way to finding your genius

Aug 22, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Sometimes brain injury can make a person an accidental genius Why and how does this happen?

WHO: Mental health problems emerging in Yolanda-hit areas

May 10, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Common mental health problems after disasters include post traumatic stress disorder depression and anxiety They manifest 3 6 months after a disaster

Sharp or flat: Gene clues into musical ability

Mar 12, 2014 - 3:47 PM

In a study published Tuesday March 11 that compared hundreds of individuals scientists said part of musical ability may lie in some genes that detect and interpret sounds

SOUND PERCEPTION. Genetics may play a role in determining whether a person has musical ability

We all serve two 'masters'

Jan 10, 2014 - 7:45 AM

Everyday especially under unusual stress you have some sort of duel happens between two masters in your brain Who wins?

Marijuana users less motivated, study says

Jul 02, 2013 - 1:45 PM

A study suggests that the use of cannabis can reduce your levels of dopamine a brain chemical linked to motivation

File photo by EPA/Abir Sultan

Medication can help bipolars

Apr 23, 2013 - 8:12 PM

Dr Margarita Holmes reacts to an article that downplays psychotropic medication as treatment for bipolar disorders

There's hope for the bipolar worker

Apr 17, 2013 - 5:02 PM

There is a very real stigma against persons with mental problems especially here in the Philippines

ABLE TO COVER UP. 'There are people who are able to cover up and they’re able to do it well enough to maintain their employment. They look okay on the surface a little bit more than half the time.' Screen grab from YouTube (StroonsGlen)