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Pilot project increases mental health care access for homeless

February 21, 2017

A 5-year program for mental health in homeless children improved access to mental health services and increased educational support, according to initial findings.

“We've learned a lot over the past 5 years,” Mary Haskett, of North Carolina State University, said in a press release. “For example, we found that by having all 11 family shelters in Wake County come together, they were better able to advocate collectively for improved community services — such as better access to Head Start, mental health providers and organizations that provide educational support. This not only helps kids and families, but has significantly boosted job satisfaction among shelter staff.”

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Study draws link between addiction, sports participation

February 20, 2017
Participation in sports and risk for substance use disorders may be associated, according to findings published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise. “Potential…
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Adolescent suicide attempts decrease after passage of same-sex marriage laws

February 20, 2017
Recent findings suggest that implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced suicide attempts among adolescent sexual minorities. “Prior research suggests an…
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Brain-stem volume may predict aggression in ASD

February 20, 2017
Brain-stem volume may indicate risk for aggression in autism spectrum disorders, according to recent findings. “Aggressive behaviors are common in individuals…
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Risperidone Use in Children: Gynecomastia, Hyperprolactinemia, and Other Controversies

Psychiatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 45 Issue 4
The use of neuroleptics, especially risperidone, and their common side effect of hyperprolactinemia and the rare but…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services December 2016 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include respite for caregivers, electroconvulsive therapy, and mental health of the transgender population.
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Pilot project increases mental health care access for homeless

February 21, 2017
A 5-year program for mental health in homeless children improved access to mental health services and increased educational support, according to…

In the Journals

Study draws link between addiction, sports participation

February 20, 2017
Participation in sports and risk for substance use disorders may be associated, according to findings published in Psychology of Sport and

In the Journals

Adolescent suicide attempts decrease after passage of same-sex marriage laws

February 20, 2017
Recent findings suggest that implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced suicide attempts among adolescent sexual minorities. “Prior…

In the Journals

Brain-stem volume may predict aggression in ASD

February 20, 2017
Brain-stem volume may indicate risk for aggression in autism spectrum disorders, according to recent findings. “Aggressive behaviors are common…

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Study suggests ADHD causes delay, degeneration of brain volume

February 16, 2017
Results from an international cross-sectional mega-analysis indicated differences in subcortical brain volume between individuals with ADHD and those…

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Depression may increase risk for e-cigarette use

February 16, 2017
Depressive symptoms were a predictor of e-cigarette use among college students in Texas, suggesting e-cigarettes may be part of a coping mechanism…

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'Real breakthrough' discovered in early diagnosis of autism

February 15, 2017
Hyperexpansion of cortical surface areas from ages 6 to 12 months may play a critical role in the development of autism, according to a research…

Virtual reality room improves phobias in autism

February 15, 2017
A unique immersive virtual reality treatment, called the Blue Room, is being offered by the National Health Service to help children with autism…

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Parents of children with severe heart defects at risk for anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress

February 14, 2017
Parents of children with severe congenital heart disease are more likely to experience mental health problems, including PTSD, anxiety, depression…

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Study uncovers neural connectivity behind emotion dysregulation in anxiety, irritability

February 13, 2017
Decreased connectivity in the amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex may mediate emotion dysregulation among youth with anxiety and irritability…

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