June 18, 2018

Regrowing Teeth? Recent Research Says Yes

A visit to the dentist is an anxiety provoking experiencee; dental anxiety and phobia are extremely common.  An estimated 9% to 15% of Americans avoid the dentist because of anxiety, and even with the recent advances in dental technology, an astonishing 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental caries. (more…)
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ethics, mental health
June 12, 2018

Joyce Brown & 5150s

Psychiatric care is a difficult field for many patients and providers to navigate. The ethics of psychiatry are constantly changing and are held under great scrutiny. In the eyes of the public, treating mental illness is not as straightforward as treating physical illness. People with severe mental illness are more likely to be subject to homelessness, violence and unemployment. For many people with psychotic disorders, they’re likely to experience an involuntary psychiatric hold – known as a 5150, which enables them to be held in a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and potentially to be held longer if they’re deemed incapable of checking themselves out or caring for themselves. (more…)
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