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2013-07-30 23:19:37

"Treating people with severe mental illness is less expensive than hospitalizing them - not to mention more humane," says Doris A. Fuller, executive director of the Treatment Advocacy Center. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 It just got a lot harder for opponents of court-ordered outpatient treatment for mental illness to argue that it costs too much to use, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. A study of mandatory treatment costs published today in the American...

2013-07-30 13:10:08

Mandating outpatient treatment for certain people with severe mental illness, while controversial, results in substantial cost savings by cutting hospitalizations and increasing outpatient care, according to a financial analysis led by researchers at Duke Medicine. The finding – focusing on a program in New York termed Assisted Outpatient Commitment, or "Kendra's Law" - provides a key piece of information in the ongoing policy debate about appropriate treatment approaches...

2013-07-29 23:29:50

Coping With Psychosis And Schizophrenia created by Ronen David is a new book that covers an effective treatment for schizophrenia, proper diet plans, safe methods, and tips to stay healthy. A full Coping With Psychosis And Schizophrenia overview on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 28, 2013 Coping With Psychosis And Schizophrenia created by Ronen David is a new book that covers an effective treatment for schizophrenia, proper...

2013-07-29 16:16:11

By observing the eye movements of schizophrenia patients while playing a simple video game, a University of British Columbia researcher has discovered a potential explanation for some of their symptoms, including difficulty with everyday tasks. The research, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that, compared to healthy controls, schizophrenia patients had a harder time tracking a moving dot on the computer monitor with their eyes and predicting its trajectory....

2013-07-26 18:43:55

A small percentage of people diagnosed with a mysterious neurological condition may only experience psychiatric changes - such as delusional thinking, hallucinations, and aggressive behavior - according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, people who had previously been diagnosed with this disease, called anti-NMDA receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis, had relapses that only involved psychiatric behavior. In an article...

binge eating and bipolar disorder
2013-07-26 09:04:43

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new study, researchers found bipolar disorder develops differently for people who binge eat. Often, binge eating and obesity accompany bipolar disorder, but researchers have now found the mood disorder functions differently in obese patients who binge eat compared to those who do not. Up to four percent of Americans are estimated to have either bipolar disorder type I or type II, though many go undiagnosed. Slightly fewer than...

2013-07-23 08:27:22

NEWARK, N.J., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychology counselor and Doctor of Psychology Ann Olson, a graduate of Pepperdine and Alliant International University who currently works as a psychology counselor with the mentally ill in Fresno, California, a writer and poet who herself suffers from schizophrenia, announces the upcoming release of the book, Illuminating Schizophrenia: Insights Into the Uncommon Mind, scheduled for November 1, 2013 in eBook and paperback format. Through...

2013-07-18 23:20:14

New Book from Joy A. Paz on the Realities of Mental Illness, Alternative Therapies Fountain, CO (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 In the United States, 2.6 percent of the adult population is living with bipolar disorder. An astounding 82.9 percent of these cases are considered severe. In “The Agony and Ecstasy of the Bipolar Mind,” Joy A. Paz chronicles her journey with her husband to live healthily, meaningfully and faithfully despite both having severe bipolar disorder. Blending personal...

2013-07-16 14:17:49

A new study shows that a predictive brain signal could explain why we 'hear' inner speech in our heads even in the absence of actual sound Whether you're reading the paper or thinking through your schedule for the day, chances are that you're hearing yourself speak even if you're not saying words out loud. This internal speech - the monologue you "hear" inside your head - is a ubiquitous but largely unexamined phenomenon. A new study looks at a possible brain mechanism that could explain...

Mental Illness Gene Treatment Schizophrenia
2013-07-16 09:13:45

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study involving brain impaired mice has the potential to improve therapy for people suffering from schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. While further research is necessary, this discovery is already being heralded as a major step toward understanding a variety of mental illnesses. The brain's prefrontal cortex, located in the anterior section of the frontal lobes, is associated with executive functions that help...