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2014-03-26 12:29:14

NAPHS Applauds House Oversight Hearing on Challenges Facing Families in Mental Health Crisis WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental illnesses are the leading cause of disability and contribute to premature death, but millions of Americans face discrimination when they most need help, according to the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). NAPHS President and CEO Mark Covall detailed the challenges in a letter submitted today for the record to the...

2014-03-19 23:02:15

The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) finally defines Binge Eating Disorder as an official eating disorder, creating a greater need for guideline and diagnostics education. Fort Washington, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Due to recent changes to the DSM-5, the need to understand Binge Eating Disorder (BED) has never been greater. As of 2013, the DSM-5 officially recognizes BED as a mental disorder and has updated the diagnostic criteria, leading...

2014-03-18 23:26:09

The Paramus Stigma Free Zone is offering Mental Health First Aid as a community education program in an effort to share potentially life-saving information with those who live and work in Paramus. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 In an effort to share potentially life-saving information with those who live and work in Paramus, the Paramus Stigma Free Zone is offering Mental Health First Aid as a community education program. Based on the award winning 8-hour certification course,...

Anxiety Reduced With Smartphone App
2014-03-18 12:48:57

Association for Psychological Science Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study suggests that “gamifying” a scientifically-supported intervention could offer measurable mental health and behavioral benefits for people with relatively high levels of anxiety. “Millions of people suffering...

2014-03-17 12:27:36

Ameritox offers medical and behavioral health professionals additional information in helping to assess medication non-adherence by those diagnosed with serious mental health issues BALTIMORE, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, introduced a new method to assist physicians in assessing medication non-adherence for patients with serious mental illness prescribed the antipsychotic drug Abilify, the top-selling medication...

2014-03-14 12:26:30

-- Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk begins with a rousing send-off from Maple Leaf Square -- It's the first of more than 200 community mental health events with Clara in every province and territory over the 110 days of the Big Ride -- Clara will ride 12,000 kilometres around the country before concluding her Ride in Ottawa on Canada Day TORONTO, March 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Six-time Olympian Clara...

2014-03-13 23:22:35

Mental Health First Aid Training - space limited Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Adult and Child Center, to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to...

2014-03-10 16:32:37

Board Urges Congress to 1) End Discrimination; 2) Fix Gaps in the Mental Health and Addiction Treatment System; and 3) Support Health Information Technology Funding WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Board of Trustees this week made recommendations in key policy areas that have the potential to significantly improve the lives of individuals with mental and addictive disorders. The meeting (led by Board...

2014-03-07 23:21:42

The CarePlus Foundation is holding their 16th annual Courage Awards Gala to recognize individuals and groups who work tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families facing the daily and life-long challenges of mental illness and substance abuse. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 The CarePlus Foundation will recognize individuals and groups who work tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families facing the daily and life-long challenges of mental illness and substance abuse at...

Study Finds Frequent Facebook Use Linked To Eating Disorder Risk
2014-03-06 13:17:03

Jill Elish, Florida State University Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and shameless selfies — they also share a greater risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers. Psychology Professor Pamela K. Keel studied 960 college women and found that more time on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. Women who placed greater importance on receiving comments and...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.