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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes may seek ‘mental disease’ defense in trial, document shows

Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of defunct blood-testing company Theranos who will be tried in March on fraud charges, appears to be attempting to claim a mental health defect as part of her defense. A partially redacted, 11-page document filed in a San Jose, California, federal […]

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Funding roundup: Mental health startup led by former Uber exec gets $100 million

Telehealth once again captured investors’ attention this week when Amwell raised a large funding round. The Boston-based company raised $ 194 million from previous investor Allianz X and drugmaker Takeda. Though Amwell had been talking to investors well before the Covid-19 pandemic started, the telehealth company and its competitors have seen a surge of visits […]

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Smoking & Your Mental Health

A general excuse given by women with mental health related problems like anxiety, depression, stress etc. is that they smoke to reduce their symptoms, for ‘self-medication’. Heavy smoking does not necessarily lead to fewer symptoms of mental health problems in the long term. Depression: Relationship with Smoking Women especially with depression have difficulty when they […]

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How To Access Online Therapy And Mental Health Care While You’re Stuck At Home

Telehealth is providing healthcare to patients in the comfort of their own homes. Telehealth is currently being used as an effective approach for communication, counselling, and consultation worldwide during COVID-19. Mental healthcare is considered an essential service during the lockdown period, and the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) has assured patients that public and […]