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2013-08-14 23:17:42

Nationwide, under half the population lives in jurisdictions that use proven programs for reducing criminalization, according to a new study by the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Fewer than half the U.S. population lives in communities where the most basic methods of diverting people with severe mental illness from the criminal justice system are being used, according to a new study by the Treatment Advocacy Center. A full one-third of the nation’s...

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...

2012-10-26 04:02:34

Treatment Advocacy Center awards Munetz accolade for efforts in encouraging use of assisted outpatient treatment as alternative to incarceration for people with severe mental illness. Akron, OH (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Psychiatrist Mark Munetz, M.D., has been awarded the Treatment Advocacy Center´s 2012 Torrey Advocacy Commendation for his unwavering commitment to helping those with severe mental illness get effective and timely treatment. Munetz is currently the Margaret Clark...

2012-07-20 23:03:29

The relationship between untreated severe mental illness and violence is well-established. At least 10% of homicides and a larger percentage of rampage murders involve a suspect who is mentally ill, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Almost inevitably after the massacres in Tucson, at Virginia Tech and elsewhere, the rampage that left 12 dead and scores wounded early Friday in Aurora, Colorado, raises questions about the relationship of severe...

2010-05-21 14:04:42

In a study published May 20 in the journal Addiction, researchers have determined that treatment for smoking dependence is as effective among people with severe mental illnesses as it is for the general population. Importantly, they also found that offering such treatments does not appear to cause deterioration in mental health. This is good news: people with severe mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia have some of the worst physical health of any section of the population. They are...

2005-08-02 10:21:24

By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than one-quarter of people with severe mental illness say they were victims of a violent crime within the past year, giving them a more than 11-fold higher risk than that seen in the general population, according to new study findings. Study author Dr. Linda A. Teplin of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, noted that for people without mental illness, being the victim of a crime can be very upsetting; the effect could be even more...

2005-08-01 16:16:14

More than one-fourth of individuals with severe mental illness were victims of violent crime in the past year, almost 12 times general population rates, according to a study in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. Depending on the type of violent crime (rape/sexual assault, robbery and assault), prevalence was six to 23 times greater among persons with severe mental illness than among the general population, said lead author Linda A. Teplin, Owen L. Coon Professor of...


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