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December 14, 2018
by Tina Arnoldi

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Artificial Intelligence Bias and Mental Health Implications

December 14, 2018 09:35 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Machines do what we tell them to do so are we not responsible for bias? Headlines such as “Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women” imply the demographics of a team are very relevant to the users of these tools. If machines can discriminate, what are some considerations around bias and AI fairness when it comes to mental health? [More]

December 11, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Researchers Hope To Move New Depression Treatment Technique - rTMS - From the Margin To The Mainstream

December 11, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Clinical trials are underway by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Canada for a new treatment option for major depressive disorder called Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). The treatment is being hailed by rTMS researchers as a transformative treatment for those suffering from treatment-resistant depression. [More]

November 13, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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People Ordered Into Mental Health Care Are Less Likely To Perceive Their Care As Helpful, New Study Finds

November 13, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Are your chances of recovering from mental illness greater if you seek care independently or if you’re ordered into care? This was the subject of a new study recently published in the Journal of Society and Mental Health titled, Pathways to Mental Health Services and Perceptions about the Effectiveness of Treatment. [More]

September 18, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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‘Paraprofessionals’ An Important Mental Health Resource For U.S. School Children Living In Poverty

September 18, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Community Psychology takes a look at the role of paraprofessionals in high-need communities. Paraprofessionals act as liaisons between community mental health programs, families and schools. Although they don’t have the same level of training as mental health workers or teachers, studies have shown that especially in immigrant and low-income communities, paraprofessionals play an important role in helping families navigate the mental health system. [More]

August 14, 2018
by Suzanne Jessee

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The 3 Stages of Complex PTSD Recovery

August 14, 2018 21:18 by Suzanne Jessee  [About the Author]

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Most people are familiar with the term PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD refers to a traumatic event that the individual has witnessed or experienced that they have great difficulty overcoming emotionally. Complex PTSD or C-PTSD refers to ongoing trauma, such as childhood abuse, domestic violence, multiple combat deployments, being the victim of sex trafficking, or being kidnapped for a prolonged time—situations that were ongoing, harmful and abusive, and where the victim feels trapped. [More]