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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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If you don't know what it's like to have a mental illness, but have a loved one who does, sometimes it can be hard to know what to say. Even with the best intentions, you might find yourself avoiding the subject all together or giving unsolicited advice that doesn't end...

source: Yahoo Health

Arian Foster was in a bad place, drinking heavily to self-medicate and deal with the problems in his life. The Houston Texans running back knew he needed help but was reluctant to seek it because of the stigma surrounding mental health issues. He overcame that fear, sought...

source: Fox News

Countywide reductions in psychiatric services — both inpatient and outpatient — led to more than triple the number of emergency psychiatric consults and 55 percent increases in lengths of stay for psychiatric patients in...

source: ScienceBlog

Services are expanding for those suffering from mental health problems in Southern Nevada. WestCare, a nonprofit, will open a 51-bed triage facility within the next two weeks. And on Thursday, the state opened the Stein forensic unit at the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital...

source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 16 million adults in the United States experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2012. Major Depressive Disorder is defined as "Depressed mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure in life activities...

source: PsychCentral

The state has announced $3 million in grants to address the mental health needs of offenders in county jails in hopes of reducing jail populations and the number of inmates returning to the facilities. The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services said the...

source: The Columbus Dispatch


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