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2012-05-12 23:01:04

While incidence and awareness of mental health are on the rise, the stigma associated with mental illness has dropped, both supporting industry demand and keeping revenue up during the recession. Moving forward, growth will continue as hospitals try to cut costs and consolidate. The trend toward community and residential settings will continue, and the balance between supply and demand will improve. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Psychiatric...

2011-08-02 12:45:00

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridges to Recovery, a Southern California-based private, residential behavioral health program for adults with psychiatric disorders announces the appointment of Michael Brodsky, MD as medical director. In this position, Dr. Brodsky's responsibilities will include oversight of the medical and psychiatric aspects of treatment, coordination of care with the program director and clinical director, and outreach to the local, national and...

2011-06-22 04:30:00

Pleads For International Help BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhonda Coleman-Albazie, Executive Director of The Hello Schizo Foundation, is initiating and calling for an immediate, formal Congressional Investigation into the highly speculative business practices of American psychiatry and big pharma's trillion dollar profit over people enterprise with a track record of 0% cures, 0% long term case management and 100% ineffective treatments for any of the...

2011-06-07 19:26:45

Government plans to divert more mentally ill people out of the criminal justice system and into mental health services are unlikely to be achieved, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London. In a study published in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, researchers estimate that there are over 8,000 prisoners with schizophrenia and other psychoses in prisons in England and Wales. If transferred to hospital, treatment for these patients would have to be in...

2011-03-31 00:00:27

Internationally respected Psychiatric Hospital, Sierra Tucson, gains recognition in the first-ever U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 30, 2011 Sierra Tucson has been placed among the Best Regional Hospitals in Tucson, Arizona, in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Within the specialty of Psychiatry, Sierra Tucson received the number 1 ranking and is the only psychiatric hospital named...

2010-10-22 00:00:40

The National Alliance on Mental Illness "“ Wake County with a diverse network of concerned community partners is holding a rally to protest the closing of Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Dorothea Dix Hospital was built in the mid 1800s. It survived two World Wars, and the Great Depression, yet NC Governor Perdue was quoted by the AP as saying, "I don't believe that given the current fiscal environment, NC can afford to keep Dix Open." People with psychiatric illnesses havie to...

2010-05-06 08:55:00

Measures Address Seclusion and Restraints WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Quality Forum has endorsed two inpatient psychiatric measures that focus on quality improvement in psychiatric hospitals and general hospitals with psychiatric units. The endorsed measures address the use of restraints and seclusion and complement psychiatric medication management measures recently endorsed by NQF. An estimated 57.7 million people suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder...

2010-03-23 11:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement from Mark Covall, President/CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems on the signing into law of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.3590)(1): Today President Barack Obama signed into law The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.3590). As an association representing behavioral healthcare professionals and organizations, we are committed to improving the lives of people of all...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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