“Can taking a pill really protect us from the emotional ravages of stroke or cancer?” This is a question posed by Nathaniel Morris, a resident physician in psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Services and Treatment
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to mental illness, and no uniform path to mental wellness and recovery. Effective treatments for mental health conditions run the gamut from intensive professional interventions to self-help. In these articles you’ll read about people’s struggles to obtain adequate services, you’ll hear from both service providers and consumers about what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll find thoughtful perspectives on the challenges of psychotherapy.
Imagine an injection that briefly gives you schizophrenia. Now imagine that this injection is all at once the same drug once abused by Steve-O of MTV’s Jackass, the same drug popped in karaoke bars in East Asia, the same drug given as anesthesia to animals and children, and the same drug that holds promise as Read more
We examine the impact of mental health based primary care on physical health treatment among community mental health center patients in New York State using propensity score adjusted difference in difference models.
The United States spent an estimated $201 billion on mental disorders in 2013, which made it the costliest medical condition in the country, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs.
Too often, dread-full, sickening sensations drive clients to the instant relief of medication. What they should be told is that the right psychotherapy, which teaches them to control their own anxiety, will offer relief from anxiety in a matter of weeks—about the same amount of time it takes for an SSRI to become effective.
The Food and Drug Administration last week announced that it has approved the first mobile app to help treat individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). The app, known as Reset, uses cognitive-behavioral therapy and is intended to be used in combination with outpatient therapy to treat alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and stimulant SUDs.
“There is recovery. People go on to lead good lives. And infusing that mentality into mental health care is critical to the success and wellbeing of individuals with mental health needs,” says Stephany Bryan, Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison at the Hogg Foundation.
People with mental illness often experience difficulty getting the health care that they need, and available medications don’t always provide satisfactory effects. For this and other reasons, many individuals coping with mental health issues seek alternative approaches to healing, including yoga.
Earlier this year, when Emily Chodos was about 25 weeks into her pregnancy, she woke up one night feeling horrible. “My hands were tremoring, my heart racing,” recalls Chodos, who lives near New Haven, Conn. She couldn’t take a deep breath.”
A quarter of first responders suffer from depression, according to preliminary results from an ongoing study from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The study aims to gather information about how firefighters and emergency medical technicians view mental health services.
Anita and I met five years ago as roommates at a hospital just outside of New York City. According to the brochure in our patient intake folders, the hospital’s scenic grounds boasted rolling lawns, open meadows, forests and a gazebo. But why would we care about the landscaping?
At Connecticut’s only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient’s head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head after cleaning a floor, according to a state report.
Toxic stresses combined with poor infrastructure threaten hundreds of thousands of residents of U.S. communities on the Mexican border, according to new research that examines living conditions in the impoverished colonias.
Habitat for Humanity was given $100,000, which they’ll use to combat homelessness and build homes for veterans. Community Healthcore received $300,000, which will be used to target mental illness and outreach for veterans. Both groups urge anyone who knows of a veteran needing assistance to contact them.
Vagus nerve stimulation is part of a burgeoning field called “bioelectronics” or “electroceuticals” that uses clinically-tested devices to “hack” into the body’s nervous system to improve psychological and physical well-being.
A lot of online health information is well intentioned and informative, but some of it can be misleading. For example, some websites pair the early experience of fairly minor symptoms to potentially deadly chronic illnesses.
On Oct. 17, faculty and staff of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin will begin treating patients at UT Health Austin, a new practice that will use innovative team-based models and strategies to provide care focused on an individual’s health and personal goals.
“This is something people choose, and we don’t know enough about it to help people,” says Laysha Ostrow, chief executive officer of a mental-health consultancy in California. “I feel that it’s important to bring those ideas into more of a mainstream conversation, given how many people decide to discontinue.”
Dawn Lee of Hickory Creek created Mindful Mums, a grassroots initiative to use homecoming mums and garters as vehicles to raise awareness and funds for Youth & Family Counseling of Denton County (YFC), which has been offering quality mental health services for all income levels since 1981.
Three UNT professors were recently given a $313,000 grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health for the Play for the Future project, which will help five elementary schools in the community.
Did you know that Latino children are far more likely than their peers to suffer from depression and other mental health issues that often go untreated? This has big implications for San Antonio, which has a majority Latino population.
The idea, explained Dr. Benjamin Maxwell, Rady’s director of child and adolescent services, is to create a separate space for the exploding number of children who are walking through the hospital’s doors with urgent mental health needs.
A new United States Census Bureau report shows the percentage of uninsured Texans dropped from 22.1 percent in 2013 to 16.6 percent in 2016. Despite the drop, Texas still reported the highest uninsured rate of all 50 states — and almost double the national uninsured rate of 8.8 percent.
History suggests that social services will be in high demand for months. Are caseworkers in Texas and Florida prepared?
According to a Government Accounting Office report from earlier this year, more than 57,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines were discharged for misconduct from 2011 through 2015 though they had been diagnosed with a mental health condition in the two years before their discharges. veteran mental health
Blue Cross has invested in a four-year-old Minneapolis firm, Learn to Live, that offers a battery of online treatment options. The internet-based therapy is getting good marks from employers, workers and experts.
Evidenced by elevated rates of depression and suicide, Northeast Texas residents generally have poorer mental health than elsewhere in the state, new research has found. A lack of treatment facilities is among the reasons. mental health in East Texas
Screening for Mental Health, best known for such events as National Depression Screening Day, is launching an effort Tuesday to disseminate a new questionnaire intended to detect the precursors of psychosis, the condition of suffering from delusions and hallucinations.
As someone who lives with bipolar disorder and often feels disconnected from the “real” world, it’s no surprise I’ve spent a lot of time in online support groups. All of this was long before I reached recovery, became a writer, or even heard the term “peer support.”
For a decade now, the Waco Tribune-Herald has strongly advocated for expansion of state mental-health hospital beds, not only to better address a problem far more prevalent in society than many of us might realize but also to relieve a major burden placed on long-suffering law enforcement agencies and hospital emergency-room staffs.