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Rethinking Normal: An Exploratorium Exhibit Takes on Mental Health

KQED Science | January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rethinking Normal: An Exploratorium Exhibit Takes on Mental Health

As scientists struggle to find better ways to diagnose and treat mental disorders, an Exploratorium exhibition, "The Changing Face of What Is Normal," experiments with a new way to encourage people to think about what is normal.

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Rising Rates of Military Suicides Reveal Complex Effects of Service on Soldiers’ Health

KQED Science | August 14, 2013

Rising Rates of Military Suicides Reveal Complex Effects of Service on Soldiers’ Health

Since 2005, the incidence of suicide deaths in the U.S. military began to sharply increase. A new study shows that the same factors that influence suicide risk in civilian populations--including mental health problems and substance abuse--appear to play more of a role in military suicides than combat duty. But experts say the issue is far more complex than any single factor.

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When Will Mental Illness Be Diagnosed With a Lab Test?

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Will Mental Illness Be Diagnosed With a Lab Test?

Mental illness is the last area of medicine where there are virtually no lab tests to indicate what’s wrong. This has become a major challenge across the field of psychiatry: to give those who suffer from mental illnesses like schizophrenia and depression the same sort of scientific certainty doctors have recently begun to provide to people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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