Using virtual reality video games to treat PTSD

Dec 5, 2013
Virtual reality simulations are being used to treat soldiers with a kind of therapy that predates the technology.

Video games and the autism spectrum

Dec 3, 2013
Video games can help people on and off the autism spectrum interact physically and socially.

No guns or race cars or strategy in this video game.

Dec 2, 2013
Kara Stone, an artist and video game designer, talks about her video game "Medication Meditation," which explores what it's like to have a mental illness by recreating the therapy process.

What Amanda Bynes' parents want for her

Aug 8, 2013
The 27-year-old actress has run through $1 million in recent months while acting increasingly erratically. Her parents are seeking a conservatorship to put them in charge of her finances.

Sequester hits Native Americans' mental health services

Jul 18, 2013
The suicide rate for Native Americans is nearly four times the national average, but many tribes' mental health services have been compromised by the sequester.

Avatar therapy aims to aid patients with schizophrenia

Jun 20, 2013
A psychiatrist in England is using digital avatars -- almost like characters in a video game -- to help people with schizophrenia put a face to the voices in their heads.

How much is the DSM-5 worth?

May 17, 2013
The diagnostic mental health bible comes out this weekend and as doctors' manuals go, it's high profile and big money.

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The number mental health advocates want you to talk about

May 6, 2013
The folks at Mental Health America are encouraging people to complete a three-minute online screening as part of Mental Health Month.

A job market for vets helping vets

Dec 10, 2012
Thousands of veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan need counseling and their fellow soldiers are helping to meet the demand.

Why mental health check-ups matter

Nov 13, 2012
Physical check-ups with physicians are common, but what about a tune-up for your mind?
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