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Jane Framingham, Ph.D.

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  • Outlook & Research into Alzheimer’s
    17 Aug 2016

    Developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease is an active area of research. Scientists are testing a number of drugs to see if they prevent Alzheimer’s disease, slow the disease, or […]

  • Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
    17 Aug 2016

    There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and no way to slow the progression of the disease. For some people in the early or middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, medication […]

  • Alzheimer’s: How is it Diagnosed?
    17 Aug 2016

    Today, the only definite way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease is to find out whether there are plaques and tangles in brain tissue. To look at brain tissue, doctors must wait […]

  • Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease
    17 Aug 2016

    Scientists do not yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease. There probably is not one single cause, but several factors that affect each person differently. In short, the causes of […]

  • Quick Facts About Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Binge-Eating, & Bulimia
    18 May 2016

    This article describes quick facts and statistics about the three most common eating disorders, anorexia, binge-eating, and bulimia. Facts About Anorexia An estimated 0.5 to 3.7 percent of women suffer […]

  • Psychotherapy & Other Non-Medication Treatments for Schizophrenia
    18 May 2016

    While most treatment of schizophrenia involves one or more antipsychotic medications, other treatments have also proven effective and vital to helping a person with schizophrenia maintain their recovery. Medications seem […]

  • Schizophrenia: The Challenges of Taking Medication
    18 May 2016

    For people with schizophrenia, a common question is, “How long is medication needed to treat schizophrenia?” The answer is usually: people most benefit from taking medication for schizophrenia most of […]

  • Health Consequences of Eating Disorders
    17 May 2016

    Eating disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating — are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. Eating disorders are neither a fad […]

  • Helping Someone Out with a Mental Health Issue
    17 May 2016

    You’re worried about a friend or co-worker who seems to be acting more and more withdrawn, or not like themselves. You want to say something, but you’re not sure what, […]

  • 10 Tips to Help Yourself
    17 May 2016

    Improving your mental and emotional health usually isn’t just a matter of setting your mind to it. You need a roadmap and some ideas to help you get started. This […]

  • Strategies for Overcoming Depression
    17 May 2016

    There are a lot of articles on the Internet about overcoming depression. They suggest things such as changing your thinking, changing your mood, and voilà! — changing your life. But […]

  • An Introduction to Autism
    17 May 2016

    What is Autism? Autism is a mental disorder that begins in childhood that is characterized by persistent impairments in being to engage in social communication and interaction with others. A […]

  • What is Psychological Assessment?
    17 May 2016

    Psychological assessment is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality and capabilities. Psychological assessment […]

  • How is Psychological Assessment Used?
    17 May 2016

    Psychological assessment — also known as psychological testing — is done to help a psychologist better understand an individual and provide valuable insights into the individual’s behavior, skills, thoughts and […]

  • Types of Psychological Testing
    17 May 2016

    Psychological testing — also called psychological assessment — is the foundation of how psychologists better understand a person and their behavior. It is a process of problem solving for many […]

  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
    17 May 2016

    The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is a psychological test that assesses personality traits and psychopathology. It is primarily intended to test people who are suspected of having mental health […]

  • Rorschach Inkblot Test
    17 May 2016

    The Rorschach Inkblot Test is a projective psychological test consisting of 10 inkblots printed on cards (five in black and white, five in color) created in 1921 with the publication […]

  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III)
    17 May 2016

    Based on Theodore Millon, Ph.D., D.Sc.’s Evolutionary Theory of personality and psychopathology, the brief Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III) instrument provides a measure of 24 personality disorders and clinical syndromes […]

  • What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Say
    17 May 2016

    A close friend approaches you with a complicated problem that doesn’t have an easy solution. What do you do? If you simply express sympathy, you are not helping to solve […]

  • Finding the Courage to Cry
    17 May 2016

    When my mother died, a friend came up to me as I was holding myself and crying, and told me I had a lot of courage to let myself feel […]

  • Teenage Depression
    17 May 2016

    Teenagers experience depression in a manner very similar to adults, but they may experience their emotions more intensely and with greater volatility. Feeling down about a relationship issue or an […]

  • Depression and the Elderly
    17 May 2016

    As we age, deteriorating health and the loss of life partners and independence can significantly impact our emotional well being. It may be too embarrassing to admit feeling depressed, even […]

  • Depression in Cancer Patients
    17 May 2016

    Living with cancer involves much more than coping with the physical wear and tear of a prolonged illness. Multiple operations, chemotherapy and radiation can dramatically affect the mind as well […]

  • Types of Depression Unique to Women
    17 May 2016

    In addition to the major types of depression that affect men and women, women also suffer from unique types of depression due to their special physiology and hormones. Estrogen, the […]

  • Tips for Friends and Family of Someone with an Eating Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Accept that there are no quick easy solutions for recovery from an eating disorder. Therapists, physicians and other experts have no magic cure. If your loved one is to get […]

  • Couples and Marriage Counseling
    17 May 2016

    When the Beatles wrote, “All you need is love à” they should have added, “and the wisdom to work through tough times, even if it means seeking professional help.” This […]

  • Helping a Child Through Play Therapy
    17 May 2016

    Adults often think of child’s play as mere fun and games, or a way to fill time. Actually, imaginative and creative play assists a child’s cognitive growth and emotional adjustment. […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Childhood ADHD
    17 May 2016

    This article is about childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The adult ADHD FAQ is here. Is ADHD even a real disorder, since most children show some of the symptoms […]

  • Parent Coping Strategies for ADHD
    17 May 2016

    If you’re a parent dealing with your child who’s been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can be a frustrating experience. You may feel like you’re in a […]

  • Positive Thinking Improves Physical Health
    17 May 2016

    No one can avoid all negative feelings in life and it’s not realistic to think you can or should. But the happiest people somehow know how to buffer them by […]

  • How Our Social Network Helps Us Thrive
    17 May 2016

    One way that your attitude can affect your health is that a bad attitude can drive other people away. And interaction with other people is vital for your health. Human […]

  • Medications and Car Accidents
    17 May 2016

    It is not clear why older adults have a higher rate of car accidents. Some speculate that vision loss or slowed reaction time plays a role. But a recent Canadian […]

  • Choosing the Best SSRI
    17 May 2016

    As the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression in Great Neck, N.Y., pointed out, mood disorders are caused by a flaw in chemistry, not character. That’s why medications […]

  • What Is Attention Deficit Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    Since the early part of this century, doctors have ascribed an array of names to this constellation of behaviors — among them hyperkinesis, hyperactivity, minimal brain damage and minimal brain […]

  • What Disorders Are Linked to ADHD?
    17 May 2016

    An estimated 50 percent of people with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) also have other behavioral, emotional or academic problems that exist along side the disorder. Many times these other conditions […]

  • Diagnosing ADHD/ADD in Children
    17 May 2016

    Health professionals who suspect ADHD hunt for the presence of a spectrum of characteristic behaviors and base their assessments on a battery of exams. They compare the results to the […]

  • Diagnosing ADHD/ADD in Adults
    17 May 2016

    For years, health professionals believed the signs and symptoms of ADHD vanished by the time a child became a teenager, with no long-lasting effects. Now they know that as many […]

  • What Causes Attention Deficit Disorders?
    17 May 2016

    Doctors do not know exactly what causes ADHD. Through the years, they have speculated that toxins, abnormal fetal development, diet, injury or poor parenting are to blame. The earliest research […]

  • Treating Bipolar Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Treatment can help most people with bipolar disorder. Almost all people with bipolar disorder—even those with severe forms—can stabilize their mood swings through the use of medication. Treatment for bipolar […]

  • When Someone Has Schizophrenia
    01 Feb 2016

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder — one the most chronic and disabling types of mental illness. The first signs of schizophrenia, which typically emerge in young people in their […]