More soldiers and veterans are committing suicide and their mental health is not always getting appropriate attention from doctors, shows the report. Barack Obama reacted on the mental health care of the soldiers and says more needs to be done.
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Illinois Governor announced a new public education campaign to promote good mental health.
Volunteer Mental Health Professionals Will Respond to a Growing Public Health Crisis for Thousands of Veterans and Their Families.
The mental health effects of ethnic discrimination may shift over a lifetime as Asian-Americans continue to examine their ethnic ties.
Increasing evidence points to links between the timing and growth rates of specific brain areas in the young brain and the likelihood of developing a wide range of mental disorders later in life.
Recently developed imaging techniques allow the mapping of the brain circuits and chemical systems believed responsible for a range of mood abnormalities including depression and bipolar disorder, and hold promise for improved treatments, scientists say.
Epigenetics - the examination of how environmental factors like diet, stress, and post-natal maternal behavior can change gene function without altering DNA sequence - plays a major role in depression and in the actions of antidepressant medications.
With data suggesting that one in five Illinois residents is experiencing a mental health challenge at any one time, a new public education campaign was launched today to promote good mental health and to empower those living with a mental health issue to Say it out loud.
More than 90 percent met the criteria for a current or lifetime mental health condition or an addictive disorder, and 30 percent of the offenders were rated as being at risk for suicide.
Study on improving human working memory could help with ADD and other attention difficulties.
The Supreme Court opted not to hear the case of 19-year-old Christopher Pittman, who was 12 years old when he shot his grandparents and who's attorneys unsuccessfully argued that his behavior had been influenced by the high doses of the antidepressant Zoloft he had recently been prescribed.
Many people are getting angry frequently destroying their families and health, but anger is not being considered as mental health problem, thus it is not being properly treated.
FDA is investigating a possible association between the use of Singulair (Montelukast) and behavior/mood changes, suicidality (suicidal thinking and behavior) and suicide.
Anarchic hand syndrome is characterised by unintended but purposeful and autonomous movements of the upper limb and intermanual conflict.
A new report providing analyses of substance use and mental health patterns occurring in each state reveals that there are wide variations among the states in problems like illicit drug use and underage drinking.
Illness in people with intellectual disabilities is common, underdiagnosed and poorly managed.
Most dementia patients are taking antibiotics without significantly benefiting from them. Experts call on doctors to be more picky to prescriptions, because antibiotics are being overused by these patients.
Archives of Internal Medicine published a study discussing antibiotic use in dementia patients. The study examined 214 patients in nursing homes. They were been followed for 18 months. 66% of them received at least one antibiotic course during the study. 99 of these patients died during the study. 42% of them received antibiotics within he last two weeks of their life.
The House to approve legislation that would extend for one year a law that prohibits health insurers from imposing annual or lifetime caps on mental health coverage.
When mental health consultation team worked closely with the hospital staff teaching specific interventions to be used with patients diagnosed with both a mental illness and a developmental disability, the use of restraints was eliminated for these patients over a two-year period.