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Facts and Fictions in Mental Health50 articles archived since 1845

Is Mindfulness Good Medicine?

Mindfulness meditation can help alleviate depression and possibly anxiety

September 1, 2014 — Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld

The Truth about Shock Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy is a reasonably safe solution for some severe mental illnesses

May 1, 2014 — Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz

Hoarding Can Be a Deadly Business

If parting with possessions is a serious problem, you can now be officially diagnosed with hoarding disorder

September 1, 2013 — Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz

Can Herbs Ease Anxiety and Depression?

Some plant-based remedies may stand in for conventional ones, but most lack scientific support as treatments for psychological problems

July 1, 2013 — Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld

Do Kids Get Bipolar Disorder?

Psychiatrists may be pinning this label on too many children, but the problem has not gone away

July 3, 2012 — Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld

Two Big Myths about Grief

People are not always devastated by a death and should be allowed to recover in their own ways

November 1, 2011 — Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld