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New test reduces trial-and-error process for mental health drugs

Picking up a prescription from the pharmacy always includes general warnings. When it comes to more complex medications that are used to treat mental health disorders — such as antidepressants or antipsychotics — a patient...

source: By Rachael Mattice
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Check out the Academy's library of archived webinars and earn continuing education from any location at any time. Offering over 35 continuing education contact hours in archived webinars alone, we have an...

source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Complement your Academy trainings with the second edition of Best Practices in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, available for purchase through PRA's online bookstore. The book is written by well-respected experts in psychiatric...

source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

In the wake of school shootings, mental health is often thrust into the spotlight. After a young gunman killed children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012, for example, the state enacted laws requiring the...

source: LiveScience via Yahoo News

At a meeting of more than 100 advocates, lawmakers, public health officials and law enforcement agents, Farrow said that CHP needs to "work on" how officers handle individuals with mental health issues. The meeting came after a...

source: The Sacramento Bee via California Healthline

The National Institute of Mental Health, a component of the National Institutes of Health and the primary federal research agency for mental health has decided to update its strategic plan. The last plan was formulated in 2008 and the institute has decided that there has...

source: Roll Call

An antidepressant commonly prescribed for women with postpartum depression may restore connections between cells in brain regions that are negatively affected by chronic stress during pregnancy, new research suggests. Ohio State...

source: Medical Xpress


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