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Month: July 2018

Repairing a Broken System: Improving Care through Education and Consultation

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Improving Care through Education and Consultation. The American Psychiatric Association (APA), the largest leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, was recently awarded a $14.2 million grant to help improve the behavioral healthcare system. The grant was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to initiate a […]

Study Finds Lower Risk of Depression and Heart Disease in Highly Fit Adults

Reading Time: 4 Minutes Study Finds Lower Risk of Depression and Heart Disease in Highly Fit Adults. Approximately 16 million U.S. adults, or 6.7 percent of the population, has experienced at least one major depressive episode, according to National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The widespread predominance of this incapacitating mental disorder has lead researchers to look for alternative […]

The High Risk of Drug-Induced Psychosis with Acute and Chronic Marijuana Use

Reading Time: 3 Minutes With the legalization of marijuana, or cannabis, in many states across the United States, its use and abuse among teens has become widespread than it ever was for alcohol. The accelerated expansion of many cannabis products such as oils, edibles and inhaled substances and higher potency products have also been reported. In the past, there […]

First Responders are Heroes – PTSD Does Not Denote Weakness

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Anyone can become a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but first responders like veterans, fire-fighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics and other rescue persons, who have not-so-easy jobs, are routinely exposed to traumatic and distressing situations. The high-risk jobs of military and emergency personnel makes them more susceptible to develop post-traumatic stress, regardless of […]

Behavioral Health Workforce Shrinks with Surging Demands

Reading Time: 3 Minutes It’s no secret that mental illnesses are common in the United States. However, the structure of the American behavioral healthcare system has dealt with substantial threats and has had difficulty delivering addiction and mental health treatment to the majority of people in need. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in […]

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