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2009-01-15 12:19:00

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1992, the Austen Riggs Center, a small, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center in Western Massachusetts, began to follow 226 admitted patients in a multidimensional follow-along study that asked, among others, a most basic question: Can these patients recover? Given the clinical profile of the subjects -- they typically had five or six diagnoses, including major affective disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD,...

2008-12-16 14:49:21

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is more common than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and is estimated to affect 2 percent of the population. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher and Dutch team of research collaborators found that genetic material on chromosome nine was linked to BPD features, a disorder characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior, and can lead...

2008-12-02 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have determined that the circuitry in the area of the brain responsible for suppressing memory is dysfunctional in patients suffering from stress-related psychiatric disorders. Results of the study will be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "For patients with major depression and other stress-related disorders, traumatic memories are a source of...

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2008-12-01 17:00:00

Palm Pilots already perform a variety of functions, and in the future, they may be used as a therapeutic tool that benefits people with personality disorders.  In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher used Palm Pilots as electronic diaries to record and analyze mood variability in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and found that the devices helped bridge an important communication gap between therapists and patients."In the clinical setting, patients are not...

2008-11-03 12:00:26

CNS Response, Inc. (OTCBB: CNSO) reported today the results of a study presented at the U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress by James Greenblatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Walden Behavioral Care Inpatient Psychiatry and Eating Disorder Programs, in Waltham, MA. The poster presentation, titled "EEG Guided Medication Predictions in Treatment Refractory Eating Disorder Patients with Comorbid Depression, Opportunities for Personalized Medicine in Managed Healthcare," provided an...

2008-10-01 15:00:50

By THOMAS, Kim New Zealand's mental health system has a dark history, with hundreds of former patients alleging abuse in state hospitals. KIM THOMAS tells the story of one woman who suffered abuse and explores what former patients are doing to try and take back their lives. --- ----------------- Ursula spent her 22nd birthday huddling near naked in the corner of a bare room at Christchurch's Sunnyside Hospital. She was incarcerated at the now defunct mental-health hospital for...

2008-09-11 18:00:36

Suffering a traumatic injury can have serious and long-lasting implications for a patient's mental health, U.S. researchers said. Researchers from the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the University of Washington, both in Seattle as well as the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore found that post-traumatic stress disorder and depression were very common among patients assessed one year after suffering a serious injury. The study, published in...

2008-04-12 03:00:13

By Fiese, Barbara Winter, Marcia; Anbar, Ran; Howell, Kimberly; Poltrock, Scott This preliminary report links the literatures on family asthma management practices and on the characteristics of family interaction patterns thought to influence children's adjustment to a chronic physical illness. Specifically, this study of 60 families with a child with asthma examined the extent to which perceived burden of routine asthma care affected child mental health via its influence on parent-child...

2007-10-02 09:01:21

By Stambaugh, Leyla Faw Mustillo, Sarah A; Burns, Barbara J; Stephens, Robert L; Et al This study examined outcomes for 320 youth in a Center for Mental Health Services system-of-care demonstration site. Youth received wraparound-only (n = 213), MST-only (n = 54), or wraparound + MST (n = 53). Participants were 12 years old on average and mostly White (90%), and 75% were Medicaid-eligible. Service use and functional and clinical outcomes were examined at 6-month intervals out to 18 months....

2007-05-05 03:00:33

By Corrigan, Patrick W Stigma can greatly exacerbate the experience of mental illness. Diagnostic classification frequently used by clinical social workers may intensify this stigma by enhancing the public's sense of "groupness" and "differentness" when perceiving people with mental illness. The homogeneity assumed by stereotypes may lead mental health professionals and the public to view individuals in terms of their diagnostic labels. The stability of stereotypes may exacerbate notions...


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