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2007-01-15 18:02:13

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.

2006-11-01 09:00:49

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.

2006-02-02 11:25:00

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.

2006-02-01 17:24:01

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.

2005-07-12 00:25:00

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".


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