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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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Jail and prison staff throughout the United States have used unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force against prisoners with mental disabilities, Human Rights Watch charged in a report released today. The 127-page report, "Callous and Cruel: Use of Force against...

source: Human Rights Watch

The suicide rate among black children has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, while the rate for white children has declined, a new study has found, an unusual pattern that seemed to suggest something troubling was happening among some of the nation's most vulnerable citizens. Suicide...

source: The New York Times

The inescapable evidence that the U.S. mental health care system is broken has generated a new burst of interest in mental health, including promoting discredited approaches in the search for easy answers to complex (but solvable) problems. One such proposed remedy is particularly...

source: U.S. News & World Report

In one week, the largest gathering of the psych rehab community will take place in Philadelphia. Do you still have plans to attend the 2015 Recovery Workforce Summit? Online registration has now closed but it's not...

source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

The deadline to apply for the Summer 2015 exam is fast approaching! As a member of the recovery workforce, you could be steps away from taking your career to the next level — Become a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner(CPRP)! Holding the CPRP credential...

source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Getting legislation through Congress — often a monumental battle — is one thing. But implementing new laws may be a greater challenge simply because they require so much sustained energy and attention. Take mental health parity laws, for example. Congress passed...

source: HIT Consultant


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