Mental disorder

Security fence surrounds the inmate housing on New York's Rikers Island correctional facility in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Review faults NYC on solitary for mentally ill

NEW YORK (AP) — Mentally ill inmates in New York City’s most notorious jail are too often placed in solitary confinement — in some cases for thousands of days at a time — a practice […]

11/06/2013

CA mental hospital has shortage of psychiatrists

  SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A state prison hospital on California’s central coast is admitting fewer patients because of a shortage of psychiatrists. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports Atascadero State Hospital has […]

10/28/2013

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Mental illness and violence

Washington, DC has had more than its share of tragic events in recent weeks. There was the Navy Yard massacre that left 13 dead last month. Two-and-a-half weeks later, a woman was killed after ramming […]

10/07/2013

This 2011 photo provided by Dr. Barry Weiss, from the website of Advanced Periodontics in Hamden, Conn., shows former employee Miriam Carey. (AP Photo/Advanced Periodontics)

Caution urged on postpartum link to car chase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lots of women suffer from postpartum depression, but violence in new mothers is incredibly rare, and when it happens, it typically is linked to a different condition. Experts caution against assuming that […]

10/04/2013

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NCAA trainers make mental health recommendations

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Athletic Trainers Association wants colleges to start treating the mental health of college athletes just as seriously as they do physical well-being. The organization outlined a set of broad guidelines […]

09/25/2013

A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Study disputes link between combat and suicide

CHICAGO (AP) — Combat appears to have little or no influence on suicide rates among U.S. troops and veterans, according to a military study that challenges the conventional thinking about war’s effects on the psyche. […]

08/07/2013

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Women inmates eyed as Calif complies with US order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen seriously ill female inmates could be among the first in line for release as California struggles to meet a federal court order to reduce prison crowding by […]

08/05/2013

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Huge study: 5 mental disorders share genetic links

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest genetic study of mental illnesses to date finds five major disorders may not look much alike but they share some gene-based risks. The surprising discovery comes in the quest to unravel what causes psychiatric disorders.

02/27/2013

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After shootings, states rethink mental health cuts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, either because of the recession’s toll on revenue or a new zeal to shrink government. But that trend may be heading for a U-turn in 2013.

01/23/2013

Shootings expose cracks in US mental health system

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Last week’s fatal shooting at a Minneapolis sign company may be just the latest example of a family that fell through the cracks in the U.S. mental health system. The shooter, Andrew […]

10/01/2012

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