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2014-06-26 23:06:47

Dr. Teplin discussed how mental health professionals can improve the short- and long-term outcomes of youth in the juvenile justice system at the Recovery Workforce Summit. McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) welcomed Dr. Linda A. Teplin, PhD, Owen L. Coon, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Psycho-Legal Studies Program, Northwestern University Medical School, to its Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 PRA Annual...

2014-06-24 23:10:07

CarePlus was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide services to those with mental illness in Bergen County, New Jersey. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) was awarded a $300,000 grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to provide the Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) program to those with mental illness in Bergen County, New Jersey. The program is...

2014-06-24 10:57:10

University of Oxford Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers. The researchers, funded in part by the Medical Research Council (MRC), have come up with a computer programme that recognises facial features in photographs; looks for similarities with facial structures for various conditions, such as Down's syndrome, Angelman syndrome, or Progeria; and returns possible matches...

2014-06-19 23:12:54

CarePlus Foundation Courage Awards Gala fills night with stories of success. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Nearly 300 were present as honorees, scholarship recipients, and CarePlus spokespeople shared their stories of courage on May 28th at the 16th Annual CarePlus Foundation Courage Awards Gala held at the Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey. “He listened and he cared and made sure I walked out of his office feeling a little better each time,” said Emmy Aspras, CarePlus client and one of this...

2014-06-19 09:46:08

The Lancet The number of deaths by suicide among mental health patients treated at home by crisis resolution home treatment teams (CRHT), has more than doubled in England in recent years, rising from an average of 80 in 2003-2004 to 163 in 2010-2011, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. In contrast, suicides on psychiatric wards fell by more than half, from 163 in 2003-2004 to 76 in 2010-2011. The research also reveals that despite an 18% fall in the suicide...

2014-06-19 09:42:05

The Lancet Patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than people in the general population, according to a national study examining the characteristics of homicide victims across England and Wales, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Homicides committed by patients with mental illness have received much media attention, but patients' risk of being victims of homicide and their relationship to the perpetrators has rarely been examined....

2014-06-17 23:02:21

Eating Disorder Treatment Center Announces Its First Ever Golf Event to Raise Funds for Treatment Scholarships St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center tees off its first ever golf tournament on Oct. 6, 2014, at the Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Mo. The tournament raises funds for treatment scholarships through Project Heal. Project Heal is a nonprofit organization that provides financial grant funding for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment,...

2014-06-17 11:01:12

University of Iowa Health Care Problem may be biologically related to PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and antisocial personality A study by University of Iowa researchers confirms that pathological gambling runs in families and shows that first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers are eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling. "Our work clearly shows that pathological gambling runs in families at a...

2014-06-13 08:23:48

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in Marissa Rea v. Blue Shield of California. The Court held that the California Mental Health Parity Act requires Blue Shield to provide all medically necessary treatment for people suffering from severe mental illnesses, including anorexia and bulimia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140612/117678 The case involved Blue Shield's denial of residential...

2014-06-11 10:29:20

Concordia University Project led by Concordia University helps families cope with mental illness Bipolar disorder (BD) is among the 10 most burdensome medical conditions, according to the World Health Organization. The disorder is known for its dramatic highs of extreme euphoria, racing thoughts and decreased need for sleep, as well as its profound lows of sadness and despair. Because it is also associated with a heightened risk of suicide, substance abuse, hypersexuality, familial...


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