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2012-02-09 10:39:57

Researchers at Zucker Hillside Hospital's Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program who have worked with teenagers at risk for serious mental illness for the past decade are now studying the effectiveness of Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) for treating psychiatric symptoms. This new study is a National Institute of Mental Health-funded randomized double-blind trial that was designed to test whether Omega-3 fatty acids improve clinical symptoms, and help adolescents and young adults (ages 12 to...

Over 70% Of Suicidal Teens Don't Get Needed Mental health Services
2011-09-15 07:04:11

  Study suggests improved screening for suicidal tendencies by primary care providers is needed Suicidal teens are not likely to get the mental healthcare they need. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. The study, "Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation: Health Care Use and Functioning," was recently published in Academic Pediatrics. The researchers found that only...

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2011-07-07 07:55:00

A new study has identified the major obstacles to improving the lives of people with mental illness around the world. Professor Abdallah S. Daar, a senior scientist with the McLaughlin-Rotman Center for Global Health at the University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto, co-authored the study entitled "Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health." He brought together over 400 international researchers, advocates, clinicians and other experts to identify these mental illnesses....

2011-07-05 09:56:00

CHICAGO, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) opens its national convention in Chicago this week at a time when Congressional negotiations over the federal debt limit threaten Medicaid funding for mental health care. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) "Lives are at risk," said NAMI Executive Director Mike Fitzpatrick. "The battle in Congress is the shadow that hangs over our members as they arrive in Chicago...


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