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AMA strengthens gun control policies on waiting periods, background checks

June 17, 2016

The AMA voted in favor of bolstering firearm safety policies to include background checks and waiting periods for all gun purchasers, according to a press release issued by the organization.

Previously, the AMA had only supported background checks and waiting periods for handgun purchasers.

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Childhood trauma may increase risk for insomnia in adulthood

June 17, 2016
Data presented at the SLEEP 2016 annual meeting indicated childhood trauma, including abuse, divorce and parental death, was associated with insomnia in adulthood. …
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Childhood trauma increases risk for drug use in adolescence

June 16, 2016
Childhood trauma, ranging from interpersonal violence to car accidents, was associated with increased risk for illicit drug use, according to findings in the Journal of
In the Journals

Suicidal behavior, mental health care utilization higher in Canadian military

June 13, 2016
In 2012 to 2013, Canadian Forces personnel were significantly more likely to experience suicidal ideation, make suicide plans and use mental health services than the…
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Psychotic Rampage Killers: Mania, Not Schizophrenia — Psychiatry’s Role in Prevention

Psychiatric Annals, May 2014, Volume 44 Issue 5
This issue of Psychiatric Annals addresses a crisis both in the U.S. and around the world — that is, rampage mass…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services October 2015 CNE Activity

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

Topics include problematic Internet experiences, disordered gambling in older adults, work addiction, and conducting…
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VIDEO: Advancing discovery of objective diagnostic methods for PTSD

May 24, 2016
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VIDEO: How to integrate services for IPV survivors in a community setting

May 20, 2016
ATLANTA — Mayumi Okuda Benavides, MD, of Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian, explains how to integrate services for survivors of…

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Public health, mental health efforts are mutually beneficial

May 18, 2016
ATLANTA — During the William C. Menninger memorial convocation lecture here, Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, reaffirmed the…

In the Journals

Study suggests therapeutic potential of hallucinogens for violent behavior, IPV

May 12, 2016
Hallucinogen use was associated with lower rates of intimate partner violence among inmates in a U.S. county jail, suggesting hallucinogens as a…

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Aggression more common in youth who experience cyber and in-person bullying

May 3, 2016
BALTIMORE — Youth who experienced multiple types of bullying were more likely to exhibit aggressive behaviors than those who experienced only…

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Living with an incarcerated parent may increase risk for bullying

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children who lived with incarcerated parents were more likely to be bullies, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic…

In the Journals

Military sexual trauma increases risk for homelessness, particularly among men

April 20, 2016
Screening positively for military sexual trauma was independently associated with postdeployment homelessness, particularly among male veterans…

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Gender mediates how peritraumatic emotions predict posttraumatic emotions

April 18, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — The association between peritraumatic disgust and PTSD symptoms was mediated by posttraumatic disgust and guilt among men and…

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Childhood abuse increases risk for migraine, depression, anxiety

April 15, 2016
Emotional and sexual abuse during childhood had a significant and direct impact on migraine, depression and anxiety outcomes in adulthood, while…

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Mild traumatic brain injury affects fear processing, post-deployment PTSD risk

April 14, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — Experiencing mild traumatic brain injury before and during deployment was associated with changes in acquisition and retention…

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Treatment-seeking veterans have mixed views on telemedicine mental health treatment

April 12, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — Attitudes regarding mental health treatment via telehealth were mixed among a sample of recent veterans receiving outpatient…

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