Latest Psychiatric hospital Stories

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. Their concerns stem from increased difficulty in obtaining care for persons with severe mental illness since the governor's office began downsizing psychiatric state hospital beds. The petition is included below as well as the signatures of the three Pittsburgh-area psychiatrists who spearheaded the petition drive. The...

2006-02-02 11:25:00

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON -- 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. Yates, who has been behind bars since the June 20, 2001, killings, said nothing as she walked out of Harris County Jail accompanied by her attorney, George Parnham, got into a car and was driven away. She was wearing civilian clothes and clutching a paper bag...

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. Yates attorney George Parnham said she did not have the money for the $20,000 deposit required to post bail, but he would "beat the bushes" to raise the amount and that she could get out of jail soon. He had requested bail of $50,000, while prosecutors...

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". This is the conclusion arrived at by doctors and psychologists of the Bonn University Clinic in an article which has just appeared in the British Journal of Psychiatry (vol. 186 [2005], pp. 410-416). Nowadays depression is seen as amenable to treatment: with...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.