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Prosecutor asks for current medical standards in death penalty evaluations - Texas Tribune - Friday, November 3, 2017 - 05:01

Texas Tribune

Prosecutor asks for current medical standards in death penalty evaluations
Texas Tribune
She implored Texas to conform to the standards set by the American Psychiatric Association, similar to how Louisiana and Mississippi determine intellectual disability. If the Texas court accepts Ogg's suggestion, death penalty experts say it will put ...

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Rep. Gabbard Votes to Protect Healthcare for Kūpuna, Increase Medicare Transparency - Big Island Now - Friday, November 3, 2017 - 00:56

Rep. Gabbard Votes to Protect Healthcare for Kūpuna, Increase Medicare Transparency
Big Island Now
Ending the IPAB is supported by a coalition of medical organizations representing 450,000 physicians and the patients they serve, including the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association, along with the Hawaiʻi Medical ...

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Mental health and guns: Is there really a connection? - WZZM - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 23:36

WZZM

Mental health and guns: Is there really a connection?
WZZM
Here are the facts: According to a study done by the American Psychiatric Association only 1% of mass shootings are done by people with a serious mental illness. Unfortunately, many of those gain national attention leading most to believe only the ...

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Digital Dope: Are You Addicted To Your Screen? - Jefferson Public Radio - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 23:19

Jefferson Public Radio

Digital Dope: Are You Addicted To Your Screen?
Jefferson Public Radio
Has this ever happened to you? You call your ______ (spouse, sibling, boss) to discuss something important. Maybe it's about an upcoming vacation. Maybe about the work you've just been assigned. You know how busy and distracted people are—and it's ...

Supplemental CBT Plus Antidepressant Therapy Benefits Treatment-Resistant Depression - Psychiatry Advisor - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 23:14

Psychiatry Advisor

Supplemental CBT Plus Antidepressant Therapy Benefits Treatment-Resistant Depression
Psychiatry Advisor
The study included patients with DSM-IV criteria for MDD who were deemed treatment-resistant after at least 8 weeks of antidepressant medication. Patients with drug-resistant depression in psychiatric hospitals may benefit from cognitive-behavioral ...

People's Pharmacy: Can antidepressants lead to suicide? - Winston-Salem Journal - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 22:47

Winston-Salem Journal

People's Pharmacy: Can antidepressants lead to suicide?
Winston-Salem Journal
Here, for example, is what appears in the prescribing information for paroxetine (Paxil): “Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term ...

Mental health and guns is there really a connection - WZZM - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 22:21

WZZM

Mental health and guns is there really a connection
WZZM
Here are the facts: According to a study done by the American Psychiatric Association only 1% of mass shootings are done by people with a serious mental illness. Unfortunately, many of those gain national attention leading most to believe only the ...

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Legislation introduced to expand treatment to adolescents for opioid use - Beckley Register-Herald - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 21:53

Legislation introduced to expand treatment to adolescents for opioid use
Beckley Register-Herald
A new piece of legislation introduced Thursday in the U.S. Senate aims to expand access to medication to treat adolescents suffering from opioid addiction. The Youth Opioid Use Treatment Help (YOUTH) Act, introduced by Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.

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Student leaders sought for new NAMI club at STHS - South Tahoe Now - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 21:48

Student leaders sought for new NAMI club at STHS
South Tahoe Now
There is a brand new club at South Tahoe High School that needs the help of student leaders to bring awareness about mental health to their fellow students on campus. Together, the students will work to end the stigma and made it understood that its ...

Acclaimed Psychiatrist, Beatriz Mateu, MD, will be Presented in The Leading Physicians of the World - PR NewsChannel (press release) - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 21:25

Acclaimed Psychiatrist, Beatriz Mateu, MD, will be Presented in The Leading Physicians of the World
PR NewsChannel (press release)
To stay current with the latest advances in her field, she remains a distinguished member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Arizona Psychiatric Society. Dr. Mateu attributes her success to her love for her job and what she does for a ...

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