The stigma "mental illness"

Abstract:
Numerous scientific studies worldwide have shown that a significant majority of people carry a stale, negative picture of psychiatry and mental illnesses. Still the mentally ill is seen as a loser who can not cope with life's challenges; whose heritage is doomed to be the case. Often frustration with social causes makes some people a failure and therefore develop a mental disorder. Poorly informed people placed under the common denominator the sick people. They do not distinguish the mentally ill with psychosis from the morons or the ones with severe depression, not to mention the many patients with functional neurotic disorders.   Read More...

Celebrities who reveal their mental illnesses

These personalities are famous, beautiful and successful, but they feel no embarrassment to admit publicly that they suffer or have suffered from one or another mental illness, thereby inspiring  courage in others.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)- eonardo DiCaprio as a child suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder that is triggered again during the filming of "The Aviator." "The makeup artist and my assistant took me to the set and I knew they say," Oh God, we will need ten minutes to take him there, because he must return to set foot on what touches the door to enter and leave again. It literally maddened me all the time. Read more...

Prof Dr Vihra Milanova: No one in mental and physical health, will not take his own life

Interview by Emil Spahiiski with the National consultant in psychiatry prof. Dr Vihra Milanova.-
Along with all the suicide bombings in Europe crept the idea that self-sacrifice, self-destruction has become a fashion. Is there something like that Professor Milanova?
- We can not say whether it is fashion. But really lately around us there is plenty of aggression - both active, which unfortunately prevails and passive. An example of passive is when indirectly you provoke someone or layers of society and the active lead to direct clashes. Read more...

7 myths about depression

Myth 1. Depression is not a disease. Popular opinion is that depression is a "modern conceit" and happens to everyone, just a man gives vent to his bad mood and does not need any medication. On the contrary - it is quite real, serious illness, even possible death (suicide). Of course, with mild anxiety, anyone can do it alone, but in severe cases, untreated depression can continue for years to amplify and grow as in manic-depressive psychosis.

Myth 2. If you have a diagnosis, you need to be in psychiatry. Depression, like any disease can not be shameful. It is not the fault of the people, but unfortunately, Read more...