Latest Psychiatric hospital Stories
By Joe Logan and Troy Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer Dec. 11--A patient who was supposed to be under constant supervision after he briefly escaped from a Camden County psychiatric hospital hanged himself with a bedsheet early yesterday morning. DeWitt Crandell Jr.
By M. Paul Jackson, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jan. 15--Critics of the region's mental-health services have long complained that there was no around-the-clock program to care for local mental-health patients in crisis. That program is now available, officials said yesterday.
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two hundred and eighty eight mental health advocates from all areas of the state of Pennsylvania have sent a petition to Governor Rendell.
Andrea Yates, the Texas mother awaiting retrial for drowning her five children, was released from jail on $200,000 bail on Thursday on condition she goes directly to a mental health facility for treatment.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas mother Andrea Yates, awaiting retrial for drowning her five children, was granted $200,000 bail on Wednesday so she can go to a mental hospital but her lawyer said she would need donations to pay the bond.
For severe depression, electro-shock therapy is nowadays the last hope. However, it can impair memory for weeks after therapy. A less aggressive alternative seems to be provided by what is known as "transcranial magnetic stimulation".