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Alaska Comes in From the Cold on Mental Health Care

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00
Tackling Alaska’s mental health service problems means confronting social and economic issues in a very big state.
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Grant Program Introduces Undergrads to Mental Health Professions

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00
The mental health workforce in rural areas may get a needed boost from programs such as one underway in New Mexico.
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Dopamine Replacement Affects Psychiatric Parkinson’s Symptoms

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
A primary treatment for Parkinson’s motor symptoms appears to increase impulse control disorders and daytime sleepiness and to decrease fatigue.
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New Rapidly Acting Technique Could Be Substantial Advance in Depression Treatment

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
A new low-field magnetic stimulation technique shows potential as an intervention to rapidly improve mood in people with depressive disorders.
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Philadelphia’s Long—but Steady—Road to System Change

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
Progress toward a recovery model for a giant public mental health system has been a cooperative effort, its director emphasizes.
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Richmond to Get New Children’s Psychiatric Facility

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
Plans are underway in Virginia to replace an outdated treatment center for children who have mental disorders with a new psychiatric hospital offering an expanded array of services.
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Changes Seen in Patterns, Rates of Some Childhood Disabilities

Psychiatry News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
Psychiatric epidemiologists use the National Health Information Survey to track disability in children over a decade and find a sharp rise in neurodevelopmental and mental health problems.
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FDA Approves New Sleep Medication

Psychiatry News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
Sleep experts are curious about how the newly approved and unique sleep medicine will affect psychiatric patients who suffer from insomnia.
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APA Launches Campaign to ‘Engage’ Members in Mental Health Policy

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
Because venturing into the realm of mental health policy can be daunting for some APA members, the Association is serving as a bridge between psychiatry and legislation.
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APA Offers Online Course Focusing on Recovery

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
The new Recovery to Practice course is designed to help psychiatrists and mental health professionals foster a deeper relationship with patients, say the course developers.
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Addiction, Global Mental Health Are Passions of Young Psychiatrist From Nepal

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
Although Mona Thapa, M.D., had heard about human trafficking in her native Nepal, it was her experience with a victim of the practice in Washington, D.C., that ignited her interest.
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Prominent APA Members Call for Major MH System Reform

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
Legislation now before Congress could make a major impact on improving the condition of the mental health system.
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APA Urges Greater Recognition of Serious Mental Illness in SAMHSA Plan

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
The development and training of a diverse psychiatric workforce is critical to the care of patients with mental illness, including substance use disorders, as well as frequently comorbid conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.
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President Uses Executive Actions to Advance Military MH

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
President Obama cites the need to achieve parity, expand access, and promote continuity in mental health care of active-duty troops and veterans.
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