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MHPAEA: What is new under the final rules?

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, or MHPAEA, requires that certain private and public healthcare insurance plans that offer mental health or substance use disorder benefits apply the same type of financial requirements and treatment limitations...

source: By Jessica Belle
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Research from the Treatment Advocacy Center: The number of individuals with serious mental illness in prisons and jails now exceeds the number in state psychiatric hospitals tenfold. The treatment of mentally ill individuals in...

source: The Treatment Advocacy Center

Register by Tuesday, April 15, to hear Sen. Creigh Deeds lead a keynote session at the upcoming Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 PRA Annual Conference, June 22-25, in Baltimore, Maryland. Sen. Deeds will speak...

source: PRA

Twenty-four states chose not to expand their Medicaid programs, offered under the Affordable Care Act. Those decisions have left about 3.7 million Americans with serious mental illness, psychological distress or a substance abuse disorder without health insurance, according...

source: Pew/Stateline via USA Today

At the end of every workday, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health providers write notes describing their patients' visits. It is where they chronicle paranoid behavior, excessive drinking, or relationship problems. These candid comments often are available...

source: The Boston Globe

The punishing psychological toll endured by military personnel in war zones has been extensively documented for years by researchers, perhaps more than ever in the wake of recent military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. But...

source: Medical Xpress

Counselors need to be versed in maternal coping skills and how these skills apply to different crises — in the following case, the cancer diagnosis of an adult child. The caregiving mother, in this new and unfamiliar role, may dedicate...

source: Counseling Today


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