Not all hallucinations or delusions are caused by mental illness

Psychotic episodes can occur for a variety of reasons, not all of them having to do with mental illness

Not all hallucinations or delusions are caused by mental illness
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Psychotic episodes can occur for a variety of reasons, not all of them having to do with mental illness

Genetics strongly influence our predisposition to mental illness

It is becoming increasingly clear that our genes influence everything from our personality traits to specific psychiatric disorders

Genetics strongly influence our predisposition to mental illness
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It is becoming increasingly clear that our genes influence everything from our personality traits to specific psychiatric disorders

Battling the myths and stereotypes of psychiatry

Dr. Paul Latimer helps minimize some of the misconceptions about seeking psychiatric help

Battling the myths and stereotypes of psychiatry
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Dr. Paul Latimer helps minimize some of the misconceptions about seeking psychiatric help

The right psychiatric care depends on proper diagnosis

Identifying the disorder and acting appropriately can be difficult when symptoms overlap

The right psychiatric care depends on proper diagnosis
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LATIMER: Identifying the disorder and acting appropriately can be difficult when symptoms overlap

Schizophrenia a frightening and misunderstood disease

Schizophrenia, which affects one per cent of the population, is the result of an organic problem in the brain

Schizophrenia a frightening and misunderstood disease
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LATIMER: Schizophrenia, which affects one per cent of the population, is the result of an organic problem in the brain

Suffering paranoid disorder is like living a nightmare every day

Imagine living your life in a perpetual state of belief that someone is trying to hurt you

Suffering paranoid disorder is like living a nightmare every day
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LATIMER: Imagine living your life in a perpetual state of belief that someone is trying to hurt you

Goals, interests key to achieving success and happiness

Developing interests and setting goals is the first step to leading a more fulfilling and rewarding life

Goals, interests key to achieving success and happiness
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LATIMER: Developing interests and setting goals is the first step to leading a more fulfilling and rewarding life

Diabetes may double risk of developing depression

Two of the primary risk factors for the disease are obesity and lack of exercise

Diabetes may double risk of developing depression
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LATIMER: Two of the primary risk factors for the disease are obesity and lack of exercise

Integrate physical and mental health services for better care

Individuals with both psychiatric and medical illnesses can't get the care they need it because of the way health services are delivered

Integrate physical and mental health services for better care
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KURDYAK, SOCKALINGAM: Individuals with both psychiatric and medical illnesses can’t get the care they need it because of the way health services are delivered

Science should decide when violent criminals can walk free

Mental health decisions, and expert opinion, must be based on peer-reviewed science not intuition

Science should decide when violent criminals can walk free
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ZITMER, COLLINS: Mental health decisions, and expert opinion, must be based on peer-reviewed science not intuition