Monthly Archives: August 2016

How Effective Are Antidepressants in Youth?

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAs a psychiatric nurse who spent 10 years working on adolescent psychiatric units, I find this article to be very interesting.  Found  on Psychiatric News, this article queries the effectiveness of current antidepressants on … Continue reading

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Low Physical Activity in Early Adulthood Linked to Worse Midlife Cognition

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article from Psychiatric News discusses the connection between physical activity and the loss of cognitive function later in life.  To me, this is really scary.  We are a nation of “couch potatoes”.  So … Continue reading

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10 Problems That Could Mean Adult ADHD

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThere are quite a few adults out in the world that I would say qualifies for the diagnosis of adult ADHD.  This article from Web MD outlines symptoms that you should be aware of. … Continue reading

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Mental Health a Key Issue for America’s Hospitals

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIn this article from Hospital and Health Networks, the author discusses that mental health is a key issue for hospitals across the nation and a well-known politician makes a case for better and more available care for … Continue reading

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Frequent Patient Contact May Reduce Risk of Relapse in Schizophrenia Patients

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is an article I received in my email from Psychiatric News Alert, which is an arm of the American Psychiatric Association.  Although this is fairly technical and about a study, I enjoyed reading … Continue reading

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How incoming college students can mind their mental health

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article simply shows that our younger population have less of a stigma about mental health issues, which is extremely positive.  Incoming college students are faced, maybe for the first time, with issues of … Continue reading

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Legislature acted against Mental Health programs

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is an article that shows how financing for mental health usually takes a back seat to any other issue.  Although the legislators make statements about improving the mental health programs in their districts, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania man takes girlfriend from mental health hospital at gunpoint

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere again is another article about the potential for violence at a mental health facility.  Although this young man did not hurt anyone, he did commit an act of violence by threatening staff with … Continue reading

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Spending jumps for kids’ mental health

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is an article about the kid’s mental health crisis in Wisconsin.  The article makes clear how fractured the mental health system is in that state.  What is sad, is that Wisconsin is not … Continue reading

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Mental health system just benefited from bipartisanship

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article from the Austin American-Statesman is quite thought provoking and certainly addresses the issues head-on. I was surprised to read about these two laws that have been passed just recently.  I’m sure most … Continue reading

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