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2013-11-19 16:52:13

New research shows benefits for people with depression, anxiety, dementia, maternal depression, post traumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse Non-specialist health workers are beneficial in providing treatment for people with mental, neurological and substance-abuse (MNS) problems in developing countries – where there is often a lack of mental health professionals – according to a new Cochrane review. Researchers, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, say...

2013-11-19 13:10:02

Specific area of the brain linked to anxiety disorders in youth Anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents, affecting up to 25 percent of the youth population. Anxiety causes distress and functional impairment and, if left untreated, can result in bad grades, problems at home and increased rates of psychiatric disorders in adulthood. These risks constitute a significant public health burden, and they underscore the importance of continued efforts to understand the cause...

2013-11-19 12:30:26

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada's leading hospital for mental health, and Assurex Health, a global leader in personalized medicine, have signed an agreement for a joint venture to bring the benefits of this treatment approach to more Canadians. The personalized approach helps to match the right medication at the right dose for each patient, based on their genetic makeup. Using Assurex Health's GeneSight panel,...

2013-11-19 12:30:21

First of its Kind Public-Private Partnership Brings Personalized Medicine Testing to Millions of Mental Health Patients MASON, Ohio, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurex Health, a leading personalized medicine company focused on neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced the company's first public-private partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one of the world's leading research centers in the area of addiction and mental health and Canada's largest...

2013-11-18 16:28:39

Company Initiatives Earn Both Platinum and Silver Awards NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, was recognized by the 14(th) Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards for two of its Web-based efforts: Stamp Out Stigma, which took home a Platinum award for Best Marketing Campaign; and Achieve Solutions, which earned a Silver award for Best Overall Internet Site. (Logo:...

2013-11-12 23:30:08

As crimes committed by untreated mentally ill continue, people seek answers. “A Voice out of Nowhere” is Amazon’s #1 best-seller in schizophrenia for a reason. (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 In little less than two months, there have been at least five publicized cases of mass killings or violence committed by people confirmed or suspected to be mentally ill: the Navy Yard, the incident on Capitol Hill, the gruesome slaughter in Brooklyn, the shotgun deaths of a family and their dogs in...

2013-11-08 12:23:34

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Recent changes in the guidebook for classifying mental disorders will help clinicians fine-tune diagnoses and help patients get the treatment they need," said Jerry L. Halverson, M.D., FAPA, medical director of adult services at Rogers Memorial Hospital. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/CG13632) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/CG28143LOGO-b) The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical...

2013-11-07 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Welfare today hosted a Behavioral Health Forum that focused on addressing the needs and improving access to care for more than 1.1 million veterans, service members and their families in Pennsylvania. Veterans and service men and women often have higher behavioral health risk factors attributed from combat trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, drug and alcohol use, readjustment...

2013-11-05 23:24:34

Nominations are now being accepted for the National Council-Relias Visionary Leadership in Behavioral Health Award. Cary, NC (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Relias Learning is pleased to sponsor the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2014 Visionary Leadership Award. This award, one of National Council’s Awards of Excellence, recognizes a staff member or volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in behavioral healthcare—improving the lives of individuals with mental...

2013-11-05 16:24:17

Like Marshall, Rogers InHealth Seeks to Make a Difference for Those Living with Mental Illness OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Directors and friends of Rogers InHealth recently stepped out in lime green shoes to send a message of support to Brandon Marshall, the Chicago Bears wide receiver who was fined $10,500 for wearing lime green shoes last month. In light of last night's Bears/Packers game, the move seemed especially timely. (Photo:...