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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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Two years ago, 20-year-old Adam Lanza burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and fatally shot 20 children and six adults with his mother's Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle. The incident — one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history —...

source: Vocativ

The University of Missouri School of Social Work, in partnership with the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Social Work, has received more than $1 million from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration...

source: Phys.Org

Fewer states increased their spending on mental health programs this year compared to last year, when a spate of horrific shootings by assailants with histories of mental illness prompted a greater focus on the shortcomings of the...

source: The Huffington Post

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., blocked the Senate from passing a veterans' suicide prevention bill. H.R. 5059 would have required the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense to annually arrange for an independent evaluation of the VA and DOD mental health...

source: The Hill

The original etymologies and current usages of the words "psychosis" and "neurosis" are confusingly topsy-turvy. "Psychosis" literally means a disease of the soul or mind, but for more than 100 years this term has been used to describe...

source: The Huffington Post

Research by City College of New York psychology Professor Irvin Schonfeld in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership suggests a strong connection between burnout and depression. In a study of more than 5,500 school teachers to estimate the prevalence of depressive...

source: Medical Xpress


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