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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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The NIDILRR/CMHS-funded Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions announces its new web site featuring the field's leading experts on integration of mental and physical health care. Audio presentations with...

source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

If you work predominantly with children, you can demonstrate your professionalism and commitment to your colleagues, clients and their families by earning your Certificate in Children's Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Join over...

source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

For the second time in two years, the state of California has faulted HMO giant Kaiser Permanente for failing to provide patients with appropriate access to mental health care. Some Kaiser patients still have to wait weeks or even...

source: Medscape-

Facebook announced it's adding new prevention tools in the next couple months for users in the U.S. struggling with suicidal thoughts. In a post for Facebook Safety, product manager Rob Boyle and safety specialist Nicole Staubli...

source: Medical Daily

Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years. The...

source: HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report

A new study, released by the Health Management Associates, a consulting firm, found that states and counties that have passed laws to allow local judges to order people into short-term psychiatric treatment spend substantially less money on treating mental illness than states...

source: Time

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