Bad News for Big Medicine

Woebot, the robot therapist, will see you now - Seattle Times - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 01:00

Seattle Times

Woebot, the robot therapist, will see you now
Seattle Times
“(But) are they effective tools, do they change outcomes and do they deliver more efficient care? It's still early.” Torous, who is chair of the American Psychiatric Association's smartphone-app-evaluation work group, also warns about privacy issues ...

Want to Start School Later? Avoid These 10 Common Traps - HuffPost - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 00:01

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Want to Start School Later? Avoid These 10 Common Traps
HuffPost
Just being aware of some these could save years of wasted time, effort, and resources. It's no secret that most middle and high schools start too early in the morning. Research has been clear on this for decades. Major health groups like the American ...

Generation at Risk: Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America - NBC Chicago - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 22:49

NBC Chicago

Generation at Risk: Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America
NBC Chicago
“I didn't feel unloved. I just felt numb to the world. Like, I was surrounded by great things, but just I couldn't be happy. And I didn't know why that was,” Alex, told NBC News. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports one in five ...

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Generation at Risk: Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America - NBC4 Washington - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 22:48

NBC4 Washington

Generation at Risk: Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America
NBC4 Washington
“I didn't feel unloved. I just felt numb to the world. Like, I was surrounded by great things, but just I couldn't be happy. And I didn't know why that was,” Alex, told NBC News. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports one in five ...

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Report Finds Big Disparities in Mental Health Payments - MedPage Today - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 21:04

Report Finds Big Disparities in Mental Health Payments
MedPage Today
American Psychiatric Association CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, MD, MPA, said the report indicates that insurers are not maintaining adequate mental health provider networks and psychiatrists are reimbursed less than primary care doctors for the ...

Could marijuana prevent opioid deaths? Here's what a UNT researcher says - Fort Worth Star Telegram - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 21:03

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Could marijuana prevent opioid deaths? Here's what a UNT researcher says
Fort Worth Star Telegram
A study by UNT Health Science Center assistant professor suggests marijuana use may reduce opioid-related deaths. That doesn't mean smoking pot is an overall positive, said Melvin Livingston, lead author of a recent study and an assistant professor at ...

Generation at risk: America's youngest facing mental health crisis - NBCNews.com - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 17:21

NBCNews.com

Generation at risk: America's youngest facing mental health crisis
NBCNews.com
Why adolescents are so vulnerable. Teens are known for their moodiness, and adolescence — a particularly turbulent time of life — is actually one of the most vulnerable periods to develop anxiety and depression. Some 50 percent of cases of mental ...

Advocates In Kansas Seek Solutions To Disparities In Mental Health Coverage - HPPR - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 15:56

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Advocates In Kansas Seek Solutions To Disparities In Mental Health Coverage
HPPR
The survey conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, reveals that people lack the same access to mental health providers as they have for other medical providers. In Kansas, the data shows that in 2015, people had to seek ...

Skip out on high-sodium foods to help avoid high blood pressure - Chicago Sun-Times - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 14:32

Chicago Sun-Times

Skip out on high-sodium foods to help avoid high blood pressure
Chicago Sun-Times
Last year, an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimated that a decrease in sodium intake by as little as 400 mg a day could prevent 32,000 heart attacks and 20,000 strokes each year. That amount of sodium can be found in one ...

A Recipe for Coping in Trump's America - lareviewofbooks - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 13:36

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A Recipe for Coping in Trump's America
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They grapple with the Goldwater rule, a dictum in the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) documentation that restricts psychiatrists from diagnosing a public figure they have not examined in person, and without the figure's consent to discuss the ...

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