Compulsive pleasing is deceptive and dangerous

December 9, 2014

The truism, “It is better to give than to receive,” is a cliché that reflects a pro-social character trait, selflessness. Selfless... Read more...

Women uniquely vulnerable in criminal justice system

December 1, 2014

As of 2012, women made up about 7 percent of the states’ prison population and 6 percent of the federal prison population, with an... Read more...

Improved treatment of mental illness could prevent violent behavior

December 1, 2014

Determining the most effective level of care needed is essential to a well-run and efficient behavioral health care system and to reducing... Read more...

RxP has history of slow but sustained progress

December 1, 2014

It was way back in 1972, when Nicholas Cummings, Ph.D., first proposed to the APA that we pursue training in psychopharmacology for... Read more...

3rd District Appeals Court upholds New Jersey ban on conversion therapy

December 1, 2014

The 3rd U.S. District Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has upheld the constitutionality of legislation by the New Jersey Legislature... Read more...

Physical woes from PTSD may vary by war

September 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Research into the physical effects related to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the effects of early childhood... Read more...

Supreme Court rejects conversion therapy challenge in California; New Jersey to consider

September 10, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request in late June to hear a challenge to the California law prohibiting licensed psychologists... Read more...

Mass shooters received only limited treatment

September 10, 2014

First, Adam Lanza, age 20, killed his mother. Then he murdered 20 children and six adults, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton,... Read more...

Basic elements of the etiology & treatment of eating disorders

September 10, 2014

Eating disorders are among the most mysterious and complex of psychopathologies. Popular misunderstanding and professional disagreement... Read more...

Caution flags raised over ACA electronic records requirement

September 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. – If the nation’s new Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help mental health professionals increase their services,... Read more...

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