Articles, Leading Stories

November 1st, 2014

Creating new divisions: a lengthy process

By Phyllis Hanlon

From time to time, a group of psychologists lobbies to create a new division that reflects an unaddressed niche area in the profession. The process from concept to reality is...

November 1st, 2014

Billboards, initiative promote conversations about mental health

By Susan Gonsalves

Massachusetts State Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) notes that it is common to see electronic signs and other notices advertising the availability of flu shots at drug stores...

November 1st, 2014

Sisters accused of improper billing

By Rivkela Brodsky

Twin sisters are accused of billing public agencies in Massachusetts hundreds of thousands of dollars for unlicensed psychological services, often using stolen identities,...

November 1st, 2014

Marriage Checkup Program outlined

By Catherine Robertson Souter

With the divorce rate hovering around 50 percent of all marriages in this country, the road to happy-ever-after is not always smooth. In fact, according to James V. Cordova,...

October 1st, 2014

PTSD in children disrupts development, relationships

By Phyllis Hanlon

Many people associate posttraumatic stress disorder with veterans returning from war, victims of violent crime or individuals who’ve been involved in natural disasters....

October 1st, 2014

Inpatient care to expand

By Catherine Robertson Souter

Thanks to several health care providers, Massachusetts will soon experience remarkable growth in inpatient psychiatric care across the state. The news comes at a time when the...

October 1st, 2014

Military medical ethics instruction lacking

By Pamela Berard

Researchers say U.S. graduate students in psychology aren’t receiving enough instruction in military medical ethics.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge...

October 1st, 2014

Children with eating disorders getting younger

By Janine Weisman

Several factors contributed to a 12-year-old Massachusetts girl developing what Alyse Beekman, Psy.D., program director at the Center for Discovery in Southport, Conn., called...

October 1st, 2014

Proposed hospital to chip away at region’s shortfall

By Susan Gonsalves

Southeastern Massachusetts is taking a step toward addressing a shortage of facilities for behavioral health needs with plans to build a 77,000 square foot, 120-bed inpatient...

October 1st, 2014

New PTSD study reveals high correlation with physical ailments

By Howard Newman

There are approximately 283,000 male and 400 female Vietnam combat veterans currently living with posttraumatic stress disorder. Another 83,500 male and 150 female combat...

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