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2013-07-31 23:00:33

Dr. Kim Huhman, a researcher in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University, has received a federal five-year, $1.8 million grant for research that may lead to improved strategies for treating and preventing mental health problems associated with exposure to social stress. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Dr. Kim Huhman, a researcher in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University, has received a federal five-year, $1.8 million...

2013-07-16 10:50:23

Individual ethnic groups use psychiatric and mental health services in Scotland very differently, a study suggests. Researchers have found that there is a significant difference in the rates of hospitalizations for mental health problems according to ethnic group. The study also revealed that there are widely differing patterns of hospitalization for mental health problems among non-White groups. It is the first study of its kind to be carried out in Scotland. Researchers say that...

2013-06-04 23:17:56

Netsmart's annual celebration debunks myths and encourages conversations about mental health. Overland Park, Kan (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 It´s the largest day of support for mental health awareness. National EveryDayMatters Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, builds awareness, debunks stigma, inspires support and encourages discussions about mental health issues, as well as promotes the coordination of care between mental and physical health. Netsmart, the leading...

President Obama Hosts Mental Health Conference At White House
2013-06-04 05:42:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, President Barack Obama hosted a conference on mental health at the White House, partly in response to last year's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. In prepared remarks, Obama called for a national conversation surrounding mental health issues and suggested a new openness in American society´s attitude toward psychological problems. "There should be no shame in discussing or seeking help for treatable...

2013-06-03 23:01:38

The President and Vice President are hosting a National Conference on Mental Health today, June 3rd, in order to discuss how to reduce stigma and encourage those with mental health concerns to seek help. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is attending the conference at the invitation of the President along with other leaders in mental health from across the country. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 The National Conference on Mental Health, hosted by President Barack...

Revision Of Psychiatric Encyclopedia Being Criticized By Past Authors
2013-05-13 15:08:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Later this month, the American Psychiatric Association (PSYCH) will release the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, referred to as DSM-5, and the impending release has been stirring a vigorous debate within the psychological community. Considered to be a diagnostic encyclopedia, DSM-5 marks the first revision of the manual in nearly 20 years. Its widespread use and influence can be seen in...

2013-05-09 23:23:21

Cure Alzheimer´s Fund and National Institute of Mental Health join in awarding millions for Whole Genome Sequencing. Boston (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 The goal of the research project led by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi at Massachusetts General Hospital and funded through collaboration between Cure Alzheimer´s Fund (CAF) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to complete the identification of genes affecting risk for Alzheimer´s disease. The Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)...

2013-05-01 12:39:19

The first article in a landmark series to help health care workers and providers, donors, and decision makers understand the importance of including mental health care in global health programs is being published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Giving a global perspective on integrating mental health into health services around the world, the series focuses on mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders. Although these disorders account for an increasing burden of disease,...


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