The total number of records of those disqualified from purchasing guns because of being dangerously mentally ill is less than 20% of the at least 2.6 million such records that ought to be in the system.
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States with higher rates of residents who lack health insurance have higher rates of depression and suicide.
Brain scans could be the answer for detecting Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, scientists say, finding distinct anatomy in both OCD sufferers and their families members.
Findings could help predict risk of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as lead to improved diagnostics.
Sponsors of the House and Senate versions of legislation would require most health insurers to provide equal levels of coverage for physical and mental illnesses.
Increasing the number and quality of community services for vulnerable populations, including the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, is one of five key goals of DHR.
Men who take beta carotene supplements for 15 years or longer may have less cognitive decline and better verbal memory than those who do not.
Zucker pinpoints many patterns of social dysfunction among individuals with anorexia nervosa.
Elders an improve mental health and cognitive performance by using a diet which includes seafood.
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday by voice vote approved a bill (HR 3992) sponsored by Rep. Robert Scott (D-Va.) that seeks to improve services for prison inmates with mental illnesses, CQ Today reports. The legislation would reauthorize a grant program that provides treatment for inmates with mental illnesses and training for law enforcement officers who handle such inmates.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America called for more widespread utilization of memory screenings, especially in light of research indicating that cases of mild and moderate dementia are not recognized often enough.
Fourteen percent of Gulf Coast residents reported serious mental illnesses two years after Hurricane Katrina.
Children of parents arrested in workplace immigration raids face mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety and depression.
Controversial police powers aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour by dispersing groups from public places are leading to short-term reductions in crime and disorder.
Despite strong initial efforts to support the mental health needs of students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many schools have not been able to fulfill students' mental health needs over the long term.
Borderline personality disorder affects 1 in 50 adults.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee with a 32-13 vote on Tuesday became the third House committee to approve a measure (HR 1424), sponsored by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), that would require most health insurers to provide equal levels of coverage for physical and mental illnesses, CQ Today reports. The bill was passed after nine Republican amendments were withdrawn or defeated (Armstrong, CQ Today, 10/16).
Primary care doctors, the physicians seen by most older adults, cannot meet the needs of the growing number of older adults with dementia without changing how the primary care system approaches dementia.
Employees who think that mental illness or depression may be an issue for them have new resources to help them.
Virginia does not have enough experienced psychiatrists to evaluate residents or enough hospital beds for patients seeking emergency mental health treatment.
KineMed presented data demonstrating the ability of an investigational agent to regenerate nerve cells in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved with cognition and mood. The agent, part of a partnered relationship in indications discovery, also improved performance in a behavioral test in a preclinical model. The findings were disclosed in a presentation titled, "Indications Discovery Using In Vivo Pathways as Targets," at the second annual Drug Repositioning Summit hosted by Cambridge Healthtech Institute in Philadelphia.
Mental ill health accounts for almost 20% of the burden of disease in the European Region and mental health problems affect one in four people at some time in life. Nine of the ten countries with the highest rates of suicide in the world are in the European Region.
Much is now known about what works in mental health promotion, prevention, care and treatment. The challenge is now to implement this knowledge.
Legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands did not result in a disproportionate number of deaths among the elderly, poor, women, minorities, uninsured, minors, chronically ill, less educated or psychiatric patients.
Newspapers cover mental health developments in Kansas and Oregon.