Offenders need integrated, on-going, mental health care

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Offenders need integrated, on-going, mental health care June 25, 2012

In Psychology & Psychiatry Offenders with mental health problems need improved and on-going access to health care, according to the first study to systematically examine healthcare received by offenders across the criminal justice system.

 

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Toxoplasma gondii parasite may trigger suicide attempts

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Toxoplasma gondii parasite may trigger suicide attempts August 16, 2012 in Medical research

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CAMH study confirms genetic link to suicidal behavior

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CAMH study confirms genetic link to suicidal behavior

October 7th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found evidence that a specific gene is linked to suicidal behaviour, adding to our knowledge of the many complex causes of suicide. This research may help doctors one day target the gene in prevention efforts.

In the past, studies have implicated the gene for brain-derived ...

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Trillion-dollar brain drain

Posted by sun-cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Published online 4 October 2011 | Nature 478, 15 (2011) | doi:10.1038/478015a

Trillion-dollar brain drain

Enormous costs of mental health problems in Europe not matched by research investment.

Kerri Smith

Brain disorders cost Europe almost €800 billion (US$1 trillion) a year — more than cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes put together. That's the conclusion of a report1 commissioned by the ...

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genetic 'overlap' between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

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Large study finds genetic 'overlap' between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

September 21st, 2011 in Genetics

Knowledge about the biological origin of diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions is critical to improving diagnosis and treatment.

In an effort to push the field forward, three UCLA researchers, along with scientists from more than 20 countries, have been taking part in one of the largest col...

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bidirectional relationship between schizophrenia and epilepsy

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Study finds bidirectional relationship between schizophrenia and epilepsy

September 19th, 2011 in Research

Researchers from Taiwan have confirmed a bidirectional relation between schizophrenia and epilepsy. The study published today in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reports that patients with epilepsy were nearly 8 times more likely to develop schizophrenia and those with schizop...

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Study finds over 70 percent of suicidal teens don't get the mental health services they need

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Study finds over 70 percent of suicidal teens don't get the mental health services they need

September 14th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicidal teens are not likely to get the mental healthcare they need. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. The study, "Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation: Health Care Use and Functioning," was recently pu...

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Mortality gap for people with serious mental illness is increasing

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Mortality gap for people with serious mental illness is increasing

September 14th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

(Medical Xpress) -- People with serious mental illnesses in England are not seeing the improvement in death rates the rest of the population is experiencing, a study led by Oxford University has found.

This is leading to a ‘persistent and increasing’ mortality gap, where people with schizophrenia and bipolar...

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Fewer mental illness beds linked with increase in involuntary hospital detentions

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Fewer mental illness beds linked with increase in involuntary hospital detentions

July 7th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

The number of patients compulsorily detained in hospitals for mental illness in England has risen sharply as the numbers of beds have been cut back.

Researchers at Newcastle University have found a direct correlation between the reduction in mental illness bed provision, which has been part of the policy to incr...

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Schizophrenia misunderstood, psychiatrist says

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Schizophrenia misunderstood, psychiatrist says

May 6th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

(Medical Xpress) -- Most people have heard the term "schizophrenia” and are aware that it’s a mental disorder. Unfortunately, a UC Health psychiatrist says, few people actually understand what schizophrenia is or how pervasively it affects society.

"Schizophrenia is a very serious disabling brain disease that affects people in the prim...

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Detained mental health patients denied right to advocacy

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Detained mental health patients denied right to advocacy

Jeremy Dunning

Thursday 17 March 2011 10:05

Detained mental health patients are losing out on their right to independent advocacy because of underfunding and inadequate commissioning, campaigners have found.

Providers of independent mental health advocacy (IMHA) are over-stretched and unable to help all of the people who need their support, found t...

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Impact of a bad job on mental health as harmful as no job at all

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Impact of a bad job on mental health as harmful as no job at all

March 14th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

The impact on mental health of a badly paid, poorly supported, or short term job can be as harmful as no job at all, indicates research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Because being in work is associated with better mental health than unemployment, government policies have t...

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Failed families linked to mental illness rise as psychiatric health bill hits 105bn

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Failed families linked to mental illness rise as psychiatric health bill hits £105bn

By Gerri Peev

Last updated at 7:58 AM on 7th February 2011

Family breakdown: Children from broken homes are more likely to suffer depression, commit crime and die younger, finds new research.

Family breakdown is leading to an increase in mental illness, leading experts have warned.

They found that children from broke...

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Do Gut Bugs Practice Mind Control?

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Do Gut Bugs Practice Mind Control?

 

by Elizabeth Pennisi on 31 January 2011, 3:00 PM

Are you a worrier? Low on energy? You might be able to blame your state of mind on the bugs in your gut. Researchers studying behavior and gene activity in mice have found that these microbes appear to help shape brain development. If the findings translate to humans, they could lead to new ways to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.

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Living with schizophrenia

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Living with schizophrenia

Amanda Mitchison

The Guardian, Saturday 5 February 2011

To Patrick Cockburn, it's an illness that has eaten away at his oldest child. To Henry, it has been a revelation. Father and son tell Amanda Mitchison how schizophrenia has changed them both

From the very beginning, Henry insisted there was nothing wrong with him. He believed in his visions and voices – just as he still, partially, does today. P...

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Risks of ECT outweigh benefits, review finds

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Risks of ECT outweigh benefits, review finds

CARL OBRIEN

The Irish Times - Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A COMPREHENSIVE review of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has concluded that the risk of damage caused by the procedure cannot justify its continued use in medicine.

The review of more than 100 previous studies and reports into ECT was carried out by two psychologists, Dr John Read of the University of Auckland and Prof Richard Bentall of the University of Bangor in Wal...

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People with severe mental illness 12 times more likely to commit suicide

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People with severe mental illness 12 times more likely to commit suicide

December 6, 2010

People with psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, are 12 times more likely to commit suicide than average, according to research released today by King's Health Partners.

The research found that the rate of suicide was highest in the first year following diagnosis (12 times national average) and that high risk persisted ...

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Link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia

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Researchers demonstrate link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia

March 10th, 2010 in Medicine & Health / Neuroscience

 

In one of the first such studies involving human patients with schizophrenia, researchers at UC Davis have provided evidence that deficits in a brain chemical may be responsible for some of the debilitating cognitive deficits — poor attention, memory and problem-solving abilities &...

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Jobless Youth face Mental Scars

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Prince's Trust fears jobless youth face mental scars

 

Unemployment has risen steadily this year.

 

Unemployed young people could suffer from "permanent psychological scars" due to being out of work, according to a survey by the Prince's Trust.

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Treatments of Depression (NICE Guidelines)

Posted by sun-cornwall on October 19, 2009 at 5:11 PM Comments comments (0)

Depression takes many different forms, for the latest treatments via the National Health Service, just follow the link below.

 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

 

http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG90 ...

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