Clinical

How threatening information invades the working memory of anxious people

Anxious people tend to perceive their world in a more threatening way. Now, a team of neuroscientists have shed new light on why the brains of anxious individuals tend to misallocate memory resources to process threat-related information. “Our findings may help explain the reasons why people continue to worry, ruminate, stay vigilant, or feel distressed […]

Coverage For Mental Health Via Telemedicine Soars

Insurance coverage of mental health services via telehealth technology is surging to unprecedented levels amid an opioid abuse epidemic and increased access to behavioral healthcare generally, a new report and telemedicine companies say. The National Business Group on Health said 56% of employers in 2018 plan to offer telehealth for behavioral health services as a covered benefit . That’s more than double the percentage of employers…

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is No Joke — TIME

The biggest lie about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is that it’s funny, though it is, at times. I laugh when I remember running for the school bus barefoot every morning, brandishing my shoes and socks to flag down the driver, because I had to button and unbutton my uniform so many times — in multiples of four… via Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is No Joke — TIME

NYC Mental Health Hotline More Popular Than Expected

New York City’s mental health hotline is more popular than even its proponents anticipated. The city tells WNYC that over 170,000 thousand people—25 percent more than expected—have contacted NYC Well since the program launched last October.

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