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2014-01-17 12:24:52

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are no significant differences in the number of psychotropic medications that adults with intellectual disabilities are prescribed and the number that all other adults with mental health conditions are prescribed, according to a five-year study conducted by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care). The study, which was initiated by concerns about the widespread use of psychotropic medication among individuals with...

2014-01-16 14:06:50

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries are 3 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study Survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study. A TBI is a blow to the head that leads to a skull fracture, internal bleeding, loss of consciousness for...

Comedian Psychotic
2014-01-16 10:56:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Next time you watch a stand-up comedy special on television or, better yet, go down to your local comedy club – you may literally be watching someone with psychotic personality traits, according to a new study from the British Journal of Psychiatry. The study team found that comedians they analyzed from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States scored higher on measures for psychotic characteristics, such as anti-social...

2014-01-16 08:26:43

Government, business and labour leaders push for national expansion of Workplace Standard TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Following the successful launch one year ago of the world's first National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is announcing plans to further work with Canadian businesses and drive uptake of the Standard in workplaces across Canada. Business, labour leaders and the Government of Canada...

2014-01-15 23:23:21

Dance groups from the area will join together for a special choreographed performance for the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Paramus Park Mall. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Dance groups from the area will join together for a special choreographed performance for the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Paramus Park Mall. The performance aims to raise awareness and remove the stigma associated with mental illness....

2014-01-15 12:25:44

Government, business and labour leaders push for national expansion of Workplace Standard TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Following the successful launch one year ago of the world's first National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is announcing plans to further work with Canadian businesses and drive uptake of the Standard in workplaces across Canada. Business, labour leaders and the Government of Canada...

2014-01-14 23:26:36

New true crime book, A Voice out of Nowhere, reveals how marijuana use contributed to a gruesome mass murder committed by a young man who was mentally ill. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Marijuana and mental illness are a bad marriage, says author Janice Holly Booth, whose recent best-selling true crime book -- A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer -- highlights an example of how excessive marijuana use contributed to violence committed by a young...

2014-01-08 11:44:53

In recent years, the decline in smoking among individuals with mental illness was significantly less than among those without mental illness, although the rates of quitting smoking were greater among those receiving mental health treatment, according to a study in the January 8 issue of JAMA. "Despite significant progress made in reducing tobacco use within the general population, individuals with mental illness smoke at rates approximately twice that of adults without mental disorders and...

2014-01-08 11:41:42

Extended treatment with the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) significantly improved the ability of individuals with serious mental illness to maintain abstinence from tobacco after a standard 12-week course of treatment. In this Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study – the first randomized, controlled trial of maintenance pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in such patients – participants who quit smoking and then received varenicline along with cognitive behavioral...

2014-01-08 11:16:37

Patients perceive nonclinical care setting as 'helpful and positive' Emergency departments may not be the best choice for persons suffering from severe mental illness or emotional distress. According to a new qualitative study by DePaul University School of Nursing researchers, persons in a mental health crisis may be better served in an alternative recovery-oriented, homelike environment instead of a traditional emergency department. "Hospital emergency departments are not set up for...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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