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# psychiatry - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Teen who attempted to murder woman he met online was exposed to extreme pornography from young age, court hears

The teenager had pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a woman he met online in 2017.

# psychiatry - Monday 26 November, 2018

'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country

Cork and Kerry are worst impacted.

# psychiatry - Monday 18 June, 2018

Top psychiatrist says he resigned from HSE due to 'mental health inaction'

Hillery said that the current system is nothing short of a “disgrace”.

# psychiatry - Saturday 14 January, 2017

"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums

A new book on the evolution of Irish psychiatry has been written by Irish psychiatrist Brendan Kelly.

# psychiatry - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

# psychiatry - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Hundreds of Irish people are still undergoing electro-shock therapy ECT

Hundreds of Irish people are still undergoing electro-shock therapy

Critics say it is “outdated”, but medical professionals say it works.

# psychiatry - Friday 10 April, 2015

'There is an attempt to muzzle us': Nurse suspended after criticising psychiatric unit

Leo Varadkar said he will look into the issue.

# psychiatry - Friday 8 August, 2014

Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'

HSE has responded saying that the new unit has not been comissioned for use, but this is being examined “in the context of new staff being employed”.

# psychiatry - Monday 7 July, 2014

More than 3,000 young people are waiting for mental health referrals

This represents an 11% increase on the same time period last year.

# psychiatry - Sunday 22 June, 2014

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane'

A new report has found that 83 children were put into adult psychiatric units last year, despite guidelines forbidding this practice.

# psychiatry - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: Antidepressants – friend or foe?

I resisted taking medication for a long time because I was worried about other people’s reactions, but antidepressants have undoubtedly been my friend.

# psychiatry - Monday 28 April, 2014

Column: 'He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life'

This is the speech which was given by 17-year-old Conor McNally at the funeral today of his cousin, Glen Murphy McNally, who was found dead on Thursday.

# psychiatry - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Concern over high level of undetected PTSD among Irish psychiatric clients

A new study also looked at trauma rates, and found that traumatic incidents were under-reported in some cases.

# psychiatry - Friday 14 June, 2013

Death of mum-of-two sparks calls for inquiry into Roscommon psychiatric care

There have also been a number of assaults on staff in the hospital in recent weeks.

# psychiatry - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Column: Mental health is not determined by brain function alone

The latest version of the “psychiatrists’ bible” has been published, containing new additions to the list of mental health disorders. But the influence of such biomedical classification systems in the treatment of mental health is too great, writes Derek Chambers.

# psychiatry - Friday 10 May, 2013

Delays of up to 10 years in diagnosing bipolar disorder

New evidence suggests that many people diagnosed with depression may actually live with bipolar disorder, a misdiagnosis that can be a major problem.

# psychiatry - Monday 22 April, 2013

Proposals for six-person abortion panel 'ridiculous' and 'a sick joke', says expert

One of Ireland’s three perinatal psychiatrists slams reports that a pregnant woman may need to be evaluated by a panel of six people in order for an abortion to be permitted.

# psychiatry - Sunday 12 August, 2012

347 psychiatric patients received electro-shock therapy in 2010

A debate is raging over whether patients should ever be given ECT against their wishes

# psychiatry - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041

Public health tables released today display a wealth of information about how Irish people live, die and procreate – and how that may change in the near future.

# psychiatry - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

Electro-shock therapy defended by psychiatric group

But health campaigner says its time treatment was banned without a patient’s clear consent.