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.
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Newspapers cover mental health developments in Kansas and Oregon.
Blacks and Hispanics who identify themselves as either gay, lesbian or bisexual report significantly fewer mental health issues than their white counterparts.
A 2004 spike in suicide rates may have coincided with a drop in antidepressant prescriptions for youth.
Two new grants funded by NIMH will examine the effectiveness of educational materials designed to teach young people about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma associated with them. The two-year project is a joint endeavor between Otto Wahl, PhD, of the University of Hartford, and Amy Lax of the Queens/Nassau chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Specific variations in two genes are linked to suicidal thinking that sometimes occurs in people taking the most commonly prescribed class of antidepressants.
Scientists have discovered a link between a mutated gene and a protein found in dead brain cells of people who suffer from a form of dementia.
AstraZeneca will collaborate with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to accelerate scientific discovery and therapeutic advancement for depression.
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health approved the House version of mental health parity legislation.
Boston Globe examined efforts to target mental health services to American Indian veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services plans to distribute 100 new 'Middle-School Signs of Suicide' prevention tool kits this fall.
Mental illness and emotional distress in patients with advanced cancer are often overlooked by oncologists but, if screened for, can be adequately managed to improve a patient's quality of life.
Mobilizing parents to help an adolescent overcome the disorder can double the percentage of teens who were able to abstain from binge eating and purging after six months.
Following a decline of more than 28 percent, the suicide rate for 10- to-24-year-olds increased by 8 percent, the largest single-year rise in 15 years.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance is offering an innovative program to help military leaders respond to families who have lost a loved one in service to our country.
Washington Post examined how cultural differences can have profound implications on immigrants' access to mental health services.
The report details the many lost opportunities to help Cho and makes recommendations to improve Virginia's restrictive mental health treatment law.
Hazelden Foundation has released the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today.
When given a replacement dose of the protein in a specific region of the brain, or the drugs used to treat humans suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, mice seem to get better.
Researchers have created an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
The successful 'dignity in care' campaign to ensure that older people are treated with respect by health and care professionals, will be extended to people with mental health problems.
Is your first craving in the morning for your computer mouse? Do you obsessively check email in the middle of the night? If so, you may be among the ten percent of all Internet surfers afflicted with "Internet addiction disorder," a pathological condition that can lead to anxiety and severe depression.
USA Today published articles on issues related to the mental health of the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.