The National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) was designed to estimate the lifetime-to-date and current prevalence, age-of-onset distributions, course, and comorbidity of DSM-IV disorders in the child and adolescent years of life among adolescents in the United States; to identify risk and protective factors for the onset and persistence of these disorders; to describe patterns and correlates of service use for these disorders; and to lay the groundwork for subsequent follow-up studies that can be used to identify early expressions of adult mental disorders. The core NCS-A interview schedule was an adaptation of the World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI). NCS-A also administered the non-verbal subtest (Matrices subtest) of the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT). In addition to interviewing adolescents, information was collected from a parent or a parent surrogate to obtain an additional perspective on the adolescents mental ...
The National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) was designed to estimate the lifetime-to-date and current prevalence, age-of-onset distributions, course, and comorbidity of DSM-IV disorders in the child and adolescent years of life among adolescents in the United States; to identify risk and protective factors for the onset and persistence of these disorders; to describe patterns and correlates of service use for these disorders; and to lay the groundwork for subsequent follow-up studies that can be used to identify early expressions of adult mental disorders. The core NCS-A interview schedule was an adaptation of the World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI). NCS-A also administered the non-verbal subtest (Matrices subtest) of the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT). In addition to interviewing adolescents, information was collected from a parent or a parent surrogate to obtain an additional perspective on the adolescents mental ...
New research by Associate Dean Paul Litton and MU Associate Professor of Philosophy Philip Robbins shows that offenders with genetic mental disorders are judged more negatively than mentally disordered offenders whose criminal behavior is rooted in environmental factors, such as childhood abuse. Additionally, offenders with genetic mental disorders are judged just as negatively as offenders whose mental disorder has no explanation.. Before conducting two surveys with 600 participants, Dean Litton and Professor Robbins hypothesized that offenders with a mental disorder that predisposes them to criminal behavior would be judged more negatively if the disorder was genetic rather than environmental in origin. That hypothesis was confirmed, though they were surprised that genetic explanations did not mitigate judgments of blame compared to cases with no explanation of the offenders disorder.. They also expected to find that different environmental explanations would elicit different judgments. For ...
This course involves a careful examination of the etiology (biological, psychological, and social), clinical diagnosis, and treatment of severe and persistent mental illness (i.e., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe character pathology, dual diagnosis) in a community mental health setting. A comprehensive, integrative, and contemporary theoretical framework through which to understand and treat severe and persistent mental illness across the lifespan will be introduced. Students will become adept at differential diagnosis, and the application of effective, evidenced-based treatments found in community mental health settings. Included will be consideration of issues related to the early onset of psychosis; the inclusion of family members in treatment; and the application of recovery and wellness principles in the treatment of severe mental illness. CMHW student
article{79249bf7-3417-458c-8907-74f11cbad542, abstract = {Objective: The present study examined whether socio-economic status (SES) of the family of origin, inadequate parenting, and pro and perinatal factors are antecedents of criminality among men and women who develop a major mental disorder. Method: The sample included the 82 men and 79 women from the 1953 Stockholm birth cohort who developed a major mental disorder by age 30. Information was extracted from obstetric files, health, social and work records and official criminal records. Results: Among males, neonatal complications increased the risk of offending two-fold. the risk of violent offending 2.5 times, and the risk of early start offending 3 times. Neither pregnancy or birth complications. inadequate parenting, or SES of the family of origin increased the risk for offending. Among females, none of the factors that were examined were associated with offending. Conclusion: Complications in the neonatal period are associated with ...
Title:Microendophenotypes of Psychiatric Disorders: Phenotypes of Psychiatric Disorders at the Level of Molecular Dynamics, Synapses, Neurons, and Neural Circuits. VOLUME: 15 ISSUE: 2. Author(s):S. Kida and T. Kato. Affiliation:Department of Bioscience, Faculty of Applied Bioscience, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo 156-8502, Japan.. Keywords:Animal model, bipolar disorder, depression, endophenotype, microendophenotype, psychiatric disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia.. Abstract:Psychiatric disorders are caused not only by genetic factors but also by complicated factors such as environmental ones. Moreover, environmental factors are rarely quantitated as biological and biochemical indicators, making it extremely difficult to understand the pathological conditions of psychiatric disorders as well as their underlying pathogenic mechanisms. Additionally, we have actually no other option but to perform biological studies on postmortem human brains that display features of psychiatric disorders, ...
BURLINGTON, MA-If you have children, teens and young adults at home, this is a must-attend talk at the 7th Annual Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo on Sunday, March 10, at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.. Dr. Kiran Lulla, MD, Medical Director at Boston Childrens Hospital and at Metro West Medical Center, will discuss anxiety and depression in children at the Expo.. "Anxiety and depression are the two most common psychiatric disorders in children, teens and young adults globally," says Dr. Lulla, who has helped patients and their families with transitions, relationship issues and more as a Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for more than 25 years. "Anxiety affects 1 in 4 individuals and depression affects 1 in 6 individuals in this broad category. The most commonly affected are usually females. Girls : Boys ratio is 3:1.". As Medical Director at Boston Childrens Hospital and at Metro West Medical Center, Dr. Lulla has supported families through these various issues. ...
The journal aims to publish papers which bring together clinical observations, psychological and behavioural abnormalities and genetic data. All papers are fully refereed. Psychiatric Genetics is also a forum for reporting new approaches to genetic research in psychiatry and neurology utilizing novel techniques or methodologies. Psychiatric Genetics publishes original Research Reports dealing with inherited factors involved in psychiatric and neurological disorders. This encompasses gene localization and chromosome markers, changes in neuronal gene expression related to psychiatric disease, linkage genetics analyses, family, twin and adoption studies, and genetically based animal models of neuropsychiatric disease. (source ...
By Lita Lee, Ph.D.Mental problems from a nutritional viewDiscusses nutritional causes of mental and emotional problems: poor digestion of protein and sugar, hypothyroidism and a junk food diet. Many people who do not feel well who have normal blood chemistries are told they have emotional and/or mental problems. Many are prescribed drugs for depression. I have never believed that people just go nuts. I believe that mental or emotional problems are a result of abnormal body chemistry, poor nutrition and hormonal imbalances. This article presents a nutritional support program for these problems.
The title tells us accurately what this book is about: mild versions of mental illnesses. The authors state- and I believe them- that a mental disorder is not a discrete box to fit people into; mental disorders exist on a continuum, from almost unnoticeable to full blown psychosis (or, in the case of autism, Kanners syndrome). They examine mild forms of mania, ADHD, depression, OCD, anger, anxiety and autism, and say "If mild forms of mental disorders are making you (and those around you) miserable, you should seek treatment and be able to be happy". They also point out that some of these mild disorders can confer advantages as well as problems: a person with hypomania can get a lot of things done; people with mild autism can focus incredibly well. Obviously, not all shadow syndromes have good sides; constantly being sad, lacking emotions, being angry all the time, perpetual worrying and having obsessions are not good things ...
Abstract: The effects of the Brown Creek Correctional Institutes Intermediate Care Social Skills Day Training Program were investigated using a population of forty-three adult male inmates with severe persistent mental illness. Comparisons were made for similar time periods before, during and after in regard to level of care, inpatient hospitalizations, behavioral infractions, and disciplinary segregations. Cost benefits were also investigated. Results indicate that the number and length of hospitalizations, length and number of disciplinary segregations, and number of behavioral infractions were lower for inmates during the program. However, some increases were found in these variables after inmates were transferred to other institutions. This increase could possibly be explained because of transfer to a lower level of care after participating in the Social Skills Day Training Program. Cost benefits were also found as a result of the lower number of hospitalizations, behavioral infractions, ...
Mental Disorder in Canada An Epidemiological Perspective (eBook) : Mental Disorder in Canada explores the history of psychiatric epidemiology, evaluates methodological issues, and analyzes the prevalence of several significant mental disorders in the population. The collection also includes essays on stigma, mental disorder and the criminal justice system, and mental health among women, children, workers, and other demographic groups. Focusing specifically on Canadian scholarship, yet wide-reaching in scope, Mental Disorder in Canada is an important contribution to the dissemination and advancement of knowledge on psychiatric epidemiology.--Pub. desc.Canada has long been recognized as a leader in the field of psychiatric epidemiology, the study of the factors affecting mental health in populations. However, there has never been a book dedicated to the study of mental disorder at a population level in Canada. This collection of essays by leading scholars in the discipline uses data from the countrys
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Anti-endothelial-cell antibodies are associated with psychiatric manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).Our primary aim in this study was to seek and characterize molecules that behave as endothelial autoantigens in SLE patients with psychiatric manifestations. By screening a cDNA library from human umbilical artery endothelial cells with serum from an SLE patient with psychosis, we identified one positive strongly reactive clone encoding the C-terminal region (C-ter) of Nedd5, an intracytoplasmatic protein of the septin family. To evaluate anti-Nedd5 serum immunoreactivity, we analyzed by ELISA specific IgG responses in 17 patients with SLE and psychiatric manifestations (group A), 34 patients with SLE without psychiatric manifestations (group B), 20 patients with systemic sclerosis, 20 patients with infectious mononucleosis, and 35 healthy subjects. IgG specific to Nedd5 C-ter was present in 14 (27%) of the 51 SLE patients. The mean optical density value for IgG immunoreactivity ...
Lutgens, D., Malla, A., Joober, R. and Iyer, S. (2015), The impact of caregiver familiarity with mental disorders on timing of intervention in first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 9: 388-396. doi: 10.1111/eip.12121 ...
The elderly population is increasing both in numbers and as a proportion of the overall population. Mental disorders are common among the elderly. Most older people with mental disorders live in the community and attend primary care rather than specialist psychiatric services. Many studies have shown low rates of detection and treatment of mental disorders in the elderly population. There are no published data on the range of mental disorders among the community dwelling elderly in an Irish context. This thesis describes the range of mental disorders among older people in a Dublin community and considers issues which contribute to the detection and treatment of these disorders ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with mental health conditions such as depression, chronic anxiety and schizophrenia tend to die at younger ages than their peers without psychiatric disorders, a new research review says.. In fact, the researchers estimated that mental health disorders typically rob people of nearly a decade of life, and account for 8 million deaths worldwide each year.. The findings, published online Feb. 11 in JAMA Psychiatry, come from an analysis of over 200 international studies spanning several decades. Researchers said the studies help put the global toll of mental health disorders into perspective.. Although the study found an association between mental health conditions and earlier death, it wasnt designed to prove that the disorders were a direct cause of the early deaths.. When people think of lives lost to mental illness, they might automatically focus on one cause of death -- namely, suicide, said Dr. Mark Olfson, a professor of clinical ...
Severe mental disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia often co-occur with chronic medical illnesses, especially cardiovascular disease and diabetes. These comorbidities are associated with a more severe course of mental illness, reduced quality of life, and premature mortality. Although the association between mental disorders and physical health complications has long been recognized, medical conditions remain undertreated in clinical psychiatric practice, and the life expectancy for individuals with serious psychiatric disorders is approximately 30% shorter than that of the general US population. Factors that are related to the mental illness (eg, cognitive impairment, reduced ability to function, and a lack of communication skills) as well as factors such as the high cost of medical care may make accessing general health care a difficult task for patients. Even when medical care is received by patients, the quality is often poor, and dangerous illnesses may be undiagnosed and ...
Five of the most common psychiatric disorders share genetic risk factors, an international study published in the Lancet has found. These disorders include; autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), clinical depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.. These disorders that we thought of as quite different may not have such sharp boundaries, said one of the lead researchers, Dr Jordan Smoller of Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.. In the largest genetic study of mental illness to date, researchers compared the genomes of 33,000 people with one of five common psychiatric disorders to nearly 28,000 unaffected controls. All participants were of European ancestry. Genetic variations called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified in four regions of the genome were significantly associated with the psychiatric disorders. Two of these regions were involved in regulating the flow of calcium in nerve cells - a process that regulates brain activity. These findings hint at a ...
Mental disorder is not easy to define. It is a broad area and there is no single definition in the literature that covers all the situations and medical conditions that characterize a mental disorder. A person can be categorized a having a disorder (physical or mental) on the basis of structural pathology, symptom presentation, deviance from a physiological norm, and etiology.. Different researchers have attempted to define a mental disorder on the basis of concepts such as distress, disability, irritability, inflexibility, irrationality etc. Each of these can indicated a mental disorder, however, a comprehensive definition is still lacking. DSM has attempted to define a mental disorder as:. " a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress (e.g., a painful symptom) or disability (i.e., impairment in one or more important areas of functioning) or with a significantly increased risk of suffering ...
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Objective:To explore the association between previous severe HIV disease, defined as past Centers for Disease Control and Prevention class C diagnosis, and neurocognitive and psychiatric outcomes in long-term survivors of perinatally acquired HIV.Design:A retrospective cohort study of perinatally HI
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Detailed information on mental health disorders, including the psychiatric evaluation, the psychiatric treatment team, seeking mental health treatment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, substance ab
Detailed information on mental health disorders, including the psychiatric evaluation, the psychiatric treatment team, seeking mental health treatment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, substance ab
Detailed information on mental health disorders, including the psychiatric evaluation, the psychiatric treatment team, seeking mental health treatment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, substance ab
Background and Objectives: Neonatal hypoglycemia, a common metabolic problem, often goes unnoticed owing to lack of specific symptoms. We designed this study to assess the incidence of hypoglycemia in healthy normal birth weight and low birth weight babies, including both preterm and small for gestational age (SGA) newborns, to evaluate the impact of early breastfeeding on hypoglycemia and to assess the impact of exclusive breast feeding on glucose values up to 48 h of age. Design and Settings: A hospital-based prospective longitudinal study. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted over six months involving one hundred fifty healthy (both term and preterm) appropriate for gestational age (AGA) or SGA babies with birth weight between 1.5 kg and 3.99 kg. Blood glucose values were measured at the age of 1 h, 6 h, 12 h, 24 h and 48 h after delivery which was independent of feeding time. Blood glucose value less than 40 mg/dl (2.2 mmol/l) was defined as hypoglycemia. Sick newborns, those less ...
Introduction. Depression Depression is a mental health disorder and invisible illness. It affects everything about the person. Depression involves the body, mood and thoughts. If not treated, it could last for months or even years. In some types of depression, the mental health disorder can run in families. People that are vulnerable to being depressed are often stressed, have low self esteem and often those who suffer from a medical illness such as cancer are also prone. People that are stressed could be stressed because of home life, work or school. If someone is suffering from a long term illness such as cancer or Parkinsons disease, the individual can often become depressed because they might not have the strength and are physically weak to do anything for themselves and ashamed that they need help. Often a change in the persons life can trigger it off. The symptoms of depression can vary on each individual. A manic depressive or otherwise known as Bipolar Disorder. ...read more. ...
The world keeps developing and our ways of thinking keep changing due to exposure to different developments around us. Although the way the society thinks of mental illness has changed, it has not changed as much as it ought to.. One of the major problems that mentally ill patients face, especially in collectivistic societies, is being termed as violent people. Many people still hold on to that misconception that every mentally ill patient is a violent person. The reverse is the case really; being mentally ill does not automatically make one violent. Even those that exhibit violent tendencies act that way not because they want to hurt others, but because it is a form of coping mechanism. Violent behaviours amongst mentally ill people is an externalized expression of symptoms and a way of dealing with conflict, fear, and goal-blockage.. People with mental disorders have a lot going for them, especially those in countries that think being mentally ill is something to be ashamed of. When patients ...
3DEPRESSION AND OTHER COMMON MENTAL DISORDERS: GLOBAL HEALTH ESTIMATES Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders Global Health Estimates Depression and Other Common Mental
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Probably, Alzheimers Condition is among one of the most devastating mental conditions recognized to guy. The increasing regularity of the problem has triggered alarm system since existing medicines just help alleviate the signs and symptoms as go right here well as not actually deal with the condition. Usually detected during the last years of a person, Alzheimers can take a tremendous toll on ones life as well as relationships. As a devastating problem, it swiftly takes away the individuals positive self-image as well as ability to physically top article function in a regular method. As opposed to various other mental health issue, Alzheimers is reasonably very easy to identify if the person is properly educated. However, as previously mentioned, the disease is tough to treat with any level of certainty. Counseling is recognized to have marginal results even the mildest of cases. There is still no psychedelic medicine that has actually shown considerable effects aside from "postponing the ...
The Chy Sawel Project looks forward to a time when mental illnesses are treated effectively and humanely, without recourse to harmful treatments.. Chy Sawels mission is to promote awareness among the public and professionals, on different ways of perceiving and treating mental health problems. To encourage through education, research and project support methods and to foster natural mental health treatments that are effective, compassionate and based on understanding.. The primary purpose of Chy Sawel is to support and promote the treatment of chronic mental illness, by methods less traumatic and dangerous means, than through long term drug use, surgery and electro shock therapy. Chy Sawel supports the development of alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments such as the use of natural nutrients, practical exercise, social engagement, coping skills and talking therapies.. The committee of the Chy Sawel Project are concerned that current pharmaceutical treatments of mental illness are not very ...
List of 21 causes of Nightmares and Mental problems, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
A recent study suggests that consumers who live by themselves are more likely to develop mental disorders, regardless of age or sex.
Beverley Turner tries out tapping, a technique designed to cure physical and mental problems by tapping on the bodys invisible energy pathways.
In this study, we explored rates of mental disorders among US Black women (African-American and Caribbean Blacks) in the USA, with a focus on social and other contextual factors including neighbourhood characteristics, perceived discrimination and IPV. We found generally high rates of any anxiety disorder (23.7%) and mood disorder (16.7%) among all US Black women, relative to other mental disorders in this population. High rates of suicide ideation were also noted (12.7%). Importantly, lifetime rates of mental disorder among Black women in this study were slightly lower than estimates from the general population.34. The results of the study also provide some support for the idea that immigrant groups may have more favourable health conditions than non-immigrants. This was evident across mental health conditions (with the exception of eating disorders), noticeably lower rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse disorder and suicide attempts were found for Caribbean Black women ...
Rather than totally mess up the Alcohol Abuse thread, I thought Id start this one instead. Please dont see this as a look at me thread, this is a...
Anyone had any experience of Olanzapine? Either taking the stuff or prescribing it? This may be one for @jarrod248 Its an antipsychotic, one of the...
Its not easy to find out that one of your children, a parent or a sibling has been diagnosed with a serious mental disorder. It can happen to anyone. Mental disorders can affect anyone, anytime. It doesnt matter whether you are rich or poor, black or white, male or female - it affects everyone.. Having a mental disorder means a person has a medical condition that affects thought processes or perception of reality. They would also have personality and behavioral changes and may hallucinate or have delusions. Some disorders can be treated, most disorders can be managed. This is nothing to be ashamed of. We have to let go of what other people think. We have to forget the stigma that comes with it.. However, a lot of feelings will come out - denial, anger, sadness and many more. Here are some ways to deal with the situation.. The first thing to do is to accept that he or she has a mental disorder. It can be an addiction (to drugs, computer games or shopping), a major depressive disorder, a phobia, ...
According to a study recently reported online in Pediatrics, only half of the children and young adolescents that possess a diagnosis of a mental health disorder have actually been seen by a professional regarding their symptoms during the past year. According to Kathleen Ries Merikangas, PhD, of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, data utilized from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2001 and 2004 indicate that, among those between the ages of 8 and 15, 13% were recognized as having a mental disorder; however, only 51% of these had sought help from a professional. The NHANES data shows a lower prevalence of mental disorders than is commonly reported. "However, they are quite comparable to findings from other U.S. studies that used similar diagnostic methods and criteria and are strikingly similar to those reported for a community survey conducted at the same time in Houston, Texas," the researchers reported. Click here to read an article from ...
In order to facilitate pooling of results across countries, earnings reports were divided by the median earnings in the country. These transformed scores were then used as outcomes in pooled regression analyses estimated simultaneously across all countries. Prior to carrying out this analysis, earnings distributions were compared for respondents with and without serious mental illness. The earnings distributions among respondents with any earnings were divided for this purpose into four categories by defining low earnings as less than half the within-country median, low-average earnings as up to the median, high-average earnings as up to twice the median, and high earnings as greater than two times the median.. The regression analyses were then carried out using a dummy variable for serious mental illness as the predictor of primary interest. The outcome was the transformed continuous earnings score. Control variables were included for sociodemographics (age, gender), country (19 dummy variables ...
Whats new here and important for clinicians? There are few studies regarding the impact of psychiatric disease on outcomes after liver transplant and, thus, there are no standardized guidelines for screening or treatment prior to listing for transplantation. Our study reports on patients that underwent liver transplant during a five-year period and compared several outcomes between patients with and without known psychiatric disease prior to transplantation. We found that 9% more patients with evidence of psychiatric disease had psychosocial decompensation after transplant than patients without psychiatric disorders, and this was defined as requirement of new psychiatric medication or expert consultation. Interestingly, there was no difference in outcomes in patients that received treatment for their psychiatric conditions. We believe that further prospective and potentially multi-center work is warranted on this subject to better evaluate this high-risk population.. What do patients need to ...
Diagnostics and treatment in three patients hospitalised in psychiatric clinics due to mental disorders are presented. In all the cases hormonal disturbances (hypethyroidism and iatrogenic thyreotoxicosis) turned out to be the cause of the patients mental disorders. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Mental disorders in Australian 4- to 17- year olds: Parent-reported need for help. AU - Johnson, Sarah. AU - Lawrence, David. AU - Sawyer, Michael. AU - Zubrick, Stephen R.. PY - 2018/2/1. Y1 - 2018/2/1. N2 - Objective:To describe the extent to which parents report that 4- to 17-year-olds with symptoms meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition criteria for mental disorders need help, the types of help needed, the extent to which this need is being met and factors associated with a need for help.Method:During 2013-2014, a national household survey of the mental health of Australias young people (Young Minds Matter) was conducted, involving 6310 parents (and carers) of 4- to 17-year-olds. The survey identified 12-month mental disorders using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children - Version IV (n = 870) and asked parents about the need for four types of help - information, medication, counselling and life skills.Results:Parents of 79% of 4- ...
Medication. Some mental disorders are highly complex and are sometimes linked with chemical activity within the brain. Disorders like schizophrenia, for instance, require prolonged medication regimens that work in order to suppress certain actions and reactions within the brain and body. This helps the patient stay calm and undisturbed, and reduces many of the symptoms associated with the disorder. Most mental conditions that are rooted in stress and depression also require a certain amount of medication that, again, contributes to achieving calmness and a balanced state of mind. Hence, medication is not an option, but a requirement, that is sometimes, and sadly, the only type of solution to some of the major cases.. Therapy. Medical treatment, however, isnt always the only solution. In most of the cases, therapy becomes an essential part of the treatment process and needs to be applied at any given point, depending on the condition. If it is a case of mild stress or depression, therapy alone ...
The prevalence of comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders is high among patients with chronic diseases in primary care, and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. The detection and treatment of common mental disorders in patients with chronic diseases can be challenging in the primary care setting. This study aims to explore the perceived needs, barriers and facilitators for the delivery of mental health care for patients with coexisting common mental disorders and chronic diseases in primary care from the clinician and patient perspectives. In this qualitative descriptive study, we conducted semi-structured interviews with clinicians (family physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker; n = 18) and patients (n = 10) from three primary care clinics in Quebec, Canada. The themes explored included clinician factors (e.g., attitudes, perception of roles, collaboration, management of clinical priorities) and patient factors (e.g., needs, preferences, access to care, communication
CHICAGO (AP) - A new study has found that five times as many high school and college students are dealing with anxiety and other mental health issues as youth of the same age who were studied in the Great Depression era.
July 02, 2015 by Dr. Mercola Depression and other mental health problems are at epidemic levels judging by the number of antidepressants prescribed each year. According to CDC data,1 one in 20 Americans over the age of 12 report some form of depression, and 11 percent of the US population over the age of 12 is…
Understanding some of the common mental health disorders that co-occur with alcoholism can help you find effective treatment and reclaim your life.
FYI, mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older or about one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older,…
Cornish, R.P. et al. (2016) BMJ Open. 6:e013167 Objective: To compare the prevalence of common mental disorders (CMDs) derived from data held in primary care records with that measured using the revised Clinical Interview Schedule (CIS-R) in order to assess the potential robustness of findings based only on routinely collected data. Conclusions: Most individuals meeting case definitions…
National Survey on Drug Use and Health. "Serious Mental Illness" (Adult With a Serious Mental Illness) means an individual 18 years of age or older who meets the following criteria:. A. Currently or at any time during the past year have had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder of sufficient duration to meet criteria specified within DSM-IV with the exception of "V" codes, substance use disorders, and developmental disorders, unless they co-occur with another diagnosable serious mental illness;. and. B. Has at least (a) moderate impairment in at least four, (b) severe impairment in two or (c) extreme impairment in one of the following areas:. 1. Feeling, Mood, and Affect: Uncontrolled emotion is clearly disruptive in its effects on other aspects of a persons life. Marked change in mood. Depression and/or anxiety incapacitates person. Emotional responses are inappropriate to the situation.. 2. Thinking: Severe impairment in concentration, persistence, and pace. Frequent or ...
Medication is a vital component in the treatment of patients with severe mental disorders, but it can be a challenge for clinicians to motivate patients to stay on medication. Nonadherence estimates vary between studies and this variation seems to reflect inconsistency in study design and methods. This makes it difficult to compare results and limits the generalizability of findings. However, some of the variation could also reflect true differences in adherence due to characteristics of the samples or the health care systems. Thus, it is of importance to measure adherence in large well described samples from different health care systems. It seems reasonable that being able to motivate patients to better adhere to their medication would improve adherence and thereby reduce suffering and save money. Therefore, it is important to understand better why patients do not follow medical advice. Previous studies have attempted to indentify predictors of adherence to medication. There are some ...
Date: August 2, 2011 Source: JAMA and Archives Journals Summary: Children who experience psychosocial adversities and early-onset mental disorders appear to be at increased risk of developing chronic physical conditions later in life, according to a new study. Share: Children who experience psychosocial adversities and early-onset mental disorders appear to be at increased risk of developing chronic physical conditions later in life, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Child maltreatment has been associated with increased risk of adverse physical health outcomes, according to background information in the article. However, the authors note, limitations to previous studies include failure to control for the potentially biasing effects that current mental disorder has on recall of childhood adversities, predominant focus on a single adversity and sample homogeneity in terms of race and ethnicity, age and sex. "In prior ...
Professor Rucklidge will discuss data that shows an alarming picture of food choices serving as risk factors for all kinds of psychiatric problems. Her talk entitled What if…..nutrients could treat mental illness? will challenge current treatment regimes for mental disorders and suggest an alternative course of action.. Taking the concept of "you are what you eat" to its extreme, Professor Rucklidge will show that rates of mental illness are on the rise despite the advent of medications and other therapies over the last 50 years. She will discuss how scientists have been uncovering an uncomfortable truth: What we eat is affecting our mental health.. Professor Rucklidges interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness. In the last decade, she has run clinical trials investigating the role of broad-spectrum micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, including PTSD associated with the ...
Approximately one out of five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly one third shows symptoms of depression.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Colorado Gives Day, a statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in our state. Colorado Public Radio is proud to be a part of this nonprofit community. Were in good company so were highlighting nonprofits doing great work. ...
Many people do not seek treatment in the early stages of mental illnesses because they dont recognize the symptoms. 84% of the time between first symptoms and first treatment is spent not recognizing the symptoms of mental illness. 16% of the time is spent getting help(1). The delays in treatment for mental illnesses are longer than for many other health conditions(2-4). The delay in treatment for some mental illnesses are:
Just two years ago, Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, discussed how a shocking 46 percent of Americans fit a diagnosis for one form of mental illness or another.3 This problem is not limited to the United States, however. In fact, according to a recent study published in The Lancet,4 mental disorders and substance abuse combined were the leading cause of non-fatal illness worldwide in 2010, contributing nearly 23 percent of the total global disease burden! Data for the study was obtained from the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study,5 which includes data from 187 countries. Depressive disorders were the most common, followed by anxiety disorders, drug use disorders, and schizophrenia. Mental Health Problems on the Rise Across the Globe The analysis6 also found that mental disorders and substance use disorders were the fifth leading cause of death and disease worldwide. Only China, North Korea, Japan and Nigeria had a ...
Common methods of assessing mental or physical disorders may consistently underestimate the prevalence of mental disorders among middle-aged and older adults, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found.. The analysis, led by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Yoichiro Takayanagi, and published in the January 8 online edition of JAMA Psychiatry, reveals substantial discrepancies among mid-life and late-life adults in reporting past mental health disorders, including depression, compared with physical disorders such as arthritis and hypertension.. "The takeaway is that lifetime estimates based on [participant] recall in cross-sectional surveys underestimate the occurrences of mental disorders over the lifetime," said Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD, MPH, MA, associate professor in the Bloomberg Schools Department of Mental Health and senior author of the study.. The findings are believed to be the first to examine retrospective evaluations versus cumulative assessments among ...
O good lord, this is ridiculous. They arent saying eating healthy is a mental disorder. You just dont understand the basic definitions involved with a mental disorder. You are essentially saying anorexia is them labelling watching your weight as a mental disorder. Its not the eating healthy or pure" part that makes it a disorder and unhealthy, its the "pathological need" part. Also, these all have certain requirements they must meet to be considered for a diagnosis, causing problems with work, school, or family, having a tangible negative effect on daily life, lost wages or preventable absences, things like that. Without these present it isnt a mental disorder, its just someone who wants to eat healthy. Youre totally, 100% misrepresenting this ...
The vast majority of emotional health problems begin in adolescence and young adulthood, with half of all disorders starting by age 14 (1, 2). Screening, early identification, and treatment are critical, as untreated mental illness can disrupt childrens development, academic achievement, and their ability to lead healthy, productive lives (1, 2, 3). Health care and school settings are natural places to identify early warning signs, though many primary care providers do not routinely screen youth for mental health issues, and teachers may lack the training or time to identify such issues and refer students for services (1, 3, 4). Even if mental health problems are identified, children often face challenges with stigma and access to services; in fact, most children who need mental health treatment do not receive it (1, 3 ...
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The study showed that 13 percent of respondents met criteria for having at least one of the six mental disorders within the last year. About 1.8 percent of the respondents had more than one disorder, usually a combination of ADHD and conduct disorder. The specific disorders that children interviewed displayed was, 8.6 percent had ADHD, with males more likely than females to have the disorder; 3.7 percent had depression, with females more likely than males to have the disorder; 2.1 percent had conduct disorder; 0.7 percent had an anxiety disorder (GAD or panic disorder); and 0.1 percent had an eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia).. "With the exception of ADHD, the prevalence rates reported here are generally lower than those reported in other published findings of mental disorders in children, but they are comparable to other studies that employed similar methods and criteria," said lead author Kathleen Merikangas, Ph.D., of NIMH.. The study noted that those who were of lower socioeconomic ...
The care of persons with severe chronic mental illness is one of the most pervasive and neglected public health problems in the US. Increasingly researchers are focusing on the effectiveness of care...
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Nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S. suffers from a mental disorder, and this number has been rising for more than a decade. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 20 percent of American children are suffering from mental disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression and autism.. The CDCs first study of mental disorders among children aged 3 to 17 also found that the cost of medical bills for treatment of such disorders is up to $247 billion each year.. "This is a deliberate effort by CDC to show mental health is a health issue. As with any health concern, the more attention we give to it, the better. Its parents becoming aware of the facts and talking to a health-care provider about how their child is learning, behaving and playing with other kids," said Dr. Ruth Perou, the studys lead author.. The CDC data was collected between 1994 and 2011, and it shows that the number of children being diagnosed with ...
Several important mental health disorders, such as , , and , often start during childhood and adolescence. typically starts anytime during the middle of adolescence through young adulthood (into a persons mid-30s). Some disorders, such as , start only during childhood.
Mental Health. Mental health is defined as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."1 The burden of mental illness in the United States is among the highest of all chronic diseases, and mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability.2-4 Mental illness is associated with increased occurrence of other chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, epilepsy, and cancer.5 Improving mental health nationwide is critical to improving the health of all Americans.. Suicide Rate by Sex, 2015. In 2015, females had a lower suicide rate than males. The rate for males was 3.5 times the rate for females ...
General population data from the National Comorbidity Survey are presented on co-occurring DSM-III-R addictive and mental disorders. Co-occurrence is highly prevalent in the general population and usually due to the association of a primary mental disorder with a secondary addictive disorder. It is associated with a significantly increased probability of treatment, although the finding that fewer than half of cases with 12-month co-occurrence received any treatment in the year prior to interview suggests the need for greater outreach efforts
In general, women suffer from the same types of mental disorders as men. However, their course is often burdened with additional or specific manifestations due to stay in a certain natural for women and for men alien state. The fact that the woman in his life is going through some special periods characterized by increased levels of hormones in the blood, the bodys adaptation to the new conditions of existence, etc. These periods are only five: puberty, pregnancy, post-partum, perimenopause and menopause period. Each of them is itself manifest in different behavioral disorders, but also those periods are dangerous high-risk diseases of various kinds of mental disorders ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Folk concepts of mental disorders among Chinese-Australian patients and their caregivers. AU - Shiau, Fei-Shiou. AU - Klimidis, Steven. AU - Minas, Harry I.. AU - Tan, Eng S.. PY - 2006/7. Y1 - 2006/7. N2 - Aim. This paper reports a study of (a) popular conceptions of mental illness throughout history, (b) how current social and cultural knowledge about mental illness influences Chinese-Australian patients and caregivers understanding of mental illness and the consequences of this for explaining and labelling patients problems. Background. According to traditional Chinese cultural knowledge about health and illness, Chinese people believe that psychotic illness is the only type of mental illness, and that non-psychotic illness is a physical illness. Regarding patients problems as not being due to mental illness may result in delaying use of Western mental health services. Methods. Data collection took place in 2001. Twenty-eight Chinese-Australian patients with mental illness ...
Mental Health Disorders in Children Lesson at Wales Counseling Center PLLC near Arlington, Texas, 76006.This is a self-study continuing education course.
A new set of guidelines, Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Disorders in the Perinatal Period, has been developed to support healthcare clinicians in BC .
The following article will discuss the main therapies used to treat addiction and mental health disorders to support diverse paths to recovery.
The risk of developing a second mental health disorder after an initial diagnosis is increased, according to new research led by Professor John McGrath from UQs Queensland Brain Institute and Aarhus University.
The organization of mental disorders by clinicians can be viewed as a type of folk taxonomy. If this is true, the organizations of clinicians should exhibit certain properties; specifically, they should be hierarchical. This hierarchical nature is implicit in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), which is the current organizational standard in the field of mental health. This study examined the organizations of three samples of clinicians: two expert samples (N = 7 and 21, respectively) and one novice sample (N = 13). The results indicate that clinicians do organize mental disorders in a hierarchical fashion, but not to the degree found in the DSM-IV. Remarkably, clinicians of varying experience and geographic location tested under separate methodological conditions produced the same hierarchical pattern ...
Among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), those with a mental health disorder appeared to have a higher risk of death.
Mental health problems are very common. We have interviewed a wide range of people with personal experience of mental health conditions, so that you can share in their stories. All of the topics covered in this section are listed below and in the menu on the left.. ...
Mental illnesses are poorly understood by the general public. When it comes to things like clinical anxiety or depression, a worrying swath of the public think that those afflicted by them can just "get over it." Try telling that to the 350 million people across the world that suffer from depression, or the 800,000 people that commit suicide every year as a result of it being left untreated.. A new Duke University study in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology highlights just how unusual it is to not have experienced a mental disorder by the time you become middle-aged. Of 988 participants invited to take part in the study, just 171 of them experienced no anxiety, depression, or related issues between the ages of 11 and 38.. This means that by the time you are 38, assuming all else is equal, you could be one of the 83 percent of people that suffer from a mental affliction.. Of this 83 percent, about half of the participants in the study actually had at least one instance of a transient (short-term) ...
DIRECTION #3: TRANSFORM THE SYSTEM. Instead of a seamless system of integrated components offering comprehensive, effective, efficient, proactive and population-based services, there exists a minimal patchwork of supports. Each component struggles to provide the best service it can, yet without a cohesive structure, seniors who need mental health and addictions support find themselves shut out from the help they need. The consequences of the lack of alternatives are tremendous in terms of unmet need, extended waiting lists, escalating costs, overutilization of medication and human suffering.. a) Helping Older Adults with Mental Illness and/or Addictions Remain at Home. Most people, when given a choice, would prefer to remain in their own communities, in their own homes rather than be institutionalized. Older adults with mental health problems are no different. Supports and services that enable them to do so, in a safe, effective and holistic manner are extremely important elements in a mental ...
People with mental disorders are two times more likely to die early than their peers in the general population - and not just because of factors like suicide, a new study suggests.
All children may experience problems with their mood or behavior from time to time. In some cases, these problems may be a normal part of a childs stage of development. In other cases, behavioral or emotional problems may be understandable reactions to a change in a childs environment or routine, such as sadness after the divorce of parents or the death of someone close to them.. When a childs problems persist over a long period of time or begin to interfere with relationships, performance at school or everyday living, these may be signs of a mental health problem or disorder. Many people are surprised to learn that mental health problems are relatively common among young people - in fact, they are as common as a fractured limb. The path to improved health often begins with a familys awareness of concerning behaviors, which may include:. ...
The prevalence of mental disorders was examined among different sub-groups of the population. These sub-groups were defined according to marital status, labour force status, education and country of birth. Whether people had previous experiences of homelessness and had been incarcerated at some point in their lifetime were also collected. While it is possible to find out from this survey about sub-groups of the population in which the prevalence of mental disorders is relatively high, it is not possible from the survey results to draw conclusions about the causal relationships between these social and demographic factors and the onset of mental disorders ...
Causes of mental disorders - the theme for today is not deep enough the study of science. Reliably known causes of many mental disorders, such as brain damage due to trauma, intoxication, etc. At the same time, causes of diseases in humans such as schizophrenia, bipalyarnoe disorder not installed at all ...
Facts About Mental Illness Mental Illness becomes serious health problem and creates more issues, if not taken care of. So, here mentioned are the important facts about Mental Illness & Recovery. Mental illnesses are serious medical illnesses. They cannot be overcome through "will power" as it is not related to a persons "character" or intelligence. […]. ...
|i|Objective:|/i| To determine the association between cancer (past 12 months) and mental disorders (past 12 months) among community-dwelling adults. |i|Methods:|/i| Data were
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Post (1) of (2) My best friend has recently shown signs of having an acute mental health problem. The best way to describe it is by saying that he created an unreal relationship with a girl. He saw her in class and started to text her hundreds of times a day and she would respond. He had never spoken to this girl in person and they never texted about anything of substance. After about three days of this, he claimed to be so passionately in love with a girl that he didnt know at all. She was interested in someone else and didnt want to talk to him anymore. Its about two months later and it is 2a.m. He just told me that he missed her so much he couldnt think about anything else and he didnt know how he would make it through the summer. Keep in mind that he never actually talked to this girl. What could this mean? Any help would be wonderful. Hi there ... Im understanding that the "girl" is actually a real person; it appears apparent that he must have, at some point and time ... at least ...
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In this revised re-submission of our study of children at familial risk for depression (and controls), we have responded to the concerns of the IRG and revised...
Psychiatric disorders have been estimated to occur in about 20% of children, but only about half of these experience psychosocial impairment, which is commonly used as the threshold by which to defi ne the need for treatment. Psychosocial impairment refers to a signifi cant effect of symptoms on functioning in one of the areas in which children are expected to perform: relationships with family, peers and other adults; school work and other aspects of school life; and leisure activities.. Child psychiatric disorders can be divided broadly into three groups: externalising or behavioural disorders, internalising or emotional disorders, and disorders affecting general development. While such a categorisation is helpful, many children presenting with one psychiatric disorder will meet criteria for further psychiatric diagnoses. This comorbidity may complicate the presenting picture and infl uence treatment options. A comprehensive assessment at the outset is important in gaining a full picture f ...
This paper concerns future policy development and programs of research for the prevention of mental disorders based on research emerging from fetal and early life programming. The current review offers an overview of findings on pregnancy exposures such as maternal mental health, lifestyle factors, and potential teratogenic and neurotoxic exposures on child outcomes. Outcomes of interest are common child and adolescent mental disorders including hyperactive, behavioral and emotional disorders. This literature suggests that the preconception and perinatal periods offer important opportunities for the prevention of deleterious fetal exposures. As such, the perinatal period is a critical period where future mental health prevention efforts should be focused and prevention models developed. Interventions grounded in evidence-based recommendations for the perinatal period could take the form of public health, universal and more targeted interventions. If successful, such interventions are likely to ...
Emerson, E. (2010). The quality of life of disabled children. In R. Kober (Ed.), Enhancing the quality of life of persons with disabilities: From theory to practice. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.. Emerson, E., & Einfeld, S. (2010). Emotional and behavioural difficulties in young children with and without developmental delay: A bi-national perspective. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 51(5), 583-593. Emerson, E., Einfeld, S., & Stancliffe, R. (2010). The mental health of young children with intellectual disabilities or borderline intellectual functioning. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology 45(5), 579-587.. Emerson, E., McCulloch, A., Graham, H., Blacher, J., Llewellyn, G., & Hatton, C. (2010). Socio-economic circumstances and risk of common psychiatric disorders among parents of young children with and without early cognitive delay. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 115(1), 30-42.. Emerson, E., & Robertson, J. (2010). ...
Depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia are some of the mental health comorbidities seen in the diabetic population. Managing diabetes in the context of these mental health disorders can be extremely challenging. Proper control of diabetes requires active patient participation and is dependent upon compliance with lifestyle modifications, self-monitoring, and prescribed medications. Poorly controlled mental health disorders may likely affect patients ability to self-manage diabetes. Identifying and treating mental health disorders is an essential component of diabetes management that can be accomplished in an integrated manner by multidisciplinary team members. Pharmacists working with this patient population can provide a number of services-such as individual assessment, collaborative goal setting, skill building, ongoing monitoring, and medication management-to improve patient outcomes. Read more.. ...
The Grand Total Score will help you and your health care provider decide if your health problems are yeast-connected. Scores for woman will typically run higher. Yeast-connected health problems are almost certainly present in woman with scores over 180; and in men with scores over 140. Yeast-connected health problems are probably present in woman with scores over 120 and in men with scores over 90. Yeast-connected health problems are possibly present in woman with scores over 60 and in men with scores over 40. With scores less than 60 for woman and 40 for men; yeast is less apt to cause health problems ...
Correctional service employees in Ontario, Canada (n = 1487) began an online survey available from 2017 to 2018 designed to assess the prevalence and correlates of mental health challenges. Participants who provided data for the current study (n = 1032) included provincial staff working in institutional wellness (e.g., nurses) (n = 71), training (e.g., program officers) (n = 26), governance (e.g., wardens) (n = 82), correctional officers (n = 553), administration (e.g., record keeping) (n = 25), and probation officers (n = 144). Correctional officers, workers in institutional administration and governance positions, and probation officers reported elevated risk for mental disorders, most notably posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder. Among institutional correctional staff, 61.0% of governance employees, 59.0% of correctional officers, 43.7% of wellness staff, 50.0% of training staff, and 52.0% of administrative staff screened positive for one or more mental disorders. In
It has been suggested that certain types of work may increase the risk of common mental disorders, but the exact nature of the relationship has been contentious. The aim of this paper is to conduct the first comprehensive systematic meta-review of the evidence linking work to the development of common mental health problems, specifically depression, anxiety and/or work-related stress and to consider how the risk factors identified may relate to each other. MEDLINE, PsychInfo, Embase, the Cochrane Collaboration and grey literature databases were systematically searched for review articles that examined work-based risk factors for common mental health problems. All included reviews were subjected to a quality appraisal. 37 review studies were identified, of which 7 were at least moderate quality. 3 broad categories of work-related factors were identified to explain how work may contribute to the development of depression and/or anxiety: imbalanced job design, occupational uncertainty and lack of ...
If you have received a dual diagnosis, that means you have a mental health diagnosis running alongside your substance dependence. Generally, in clinical psychology, dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders, are more difficult to determine and are more complex to rehabilitate than when you have an addiction on its own. When you go through drug rehabilitation, its important to understand the underlying mental health disorder, and whether the substance abuse is the secondary factor for your co-occurring disorder, or whether you have an underlying mental health disorder which is contributing towards your substance abuse. There are several different names for dual diagnosis in the medical and psychopathological field. Some of the names include Comorbidity, Co-occurring Disorders, Dual Pathology and Dual Disorder. Causality theory suggests that quite a few mental disorders are triggered by substance use and abuse, and you may have found that your mental disorder has got worse as you have increased ...
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In recent decades the community mental health movement has achieved a dramatic reduction in the census of state and county mental hospitals in the United States, and hundreds of federally-funded community mental health centers have been established nationwide. At the same time, national controversy has arisen in response to what in places has seemed the haphazard process of implementing "deinstitutionalization" and the fate of many chronically mentally ill persons who are without needed social services and psychological care. Despite the widespread attention that this contemporary program has received, theoretical analysis of the complex social, scientific, intellectual, and political origins of Americas community mental health policy remains deficient. This article examines the background and development of the Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963, tracing how an important shift in national policy toward the mentally ill grew out of changing perceptions-among policymakers, professional ...
Lawmaker: Mental Health First Aid funding will help raise awareness. An Arizona program that teaches participants how to spot and respond to individuals in a mental health crisis will continue after receiving a $250,000 appropriation. Mental Health First Aid was established following the January 2011 shooting that killed six people and seriously wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Part of the training would be to first address the stigma associated with mental health disorders. Read more.. ...
STEIN, Dan J et al. Perpetration of gross human rights violations in South Africa: association with psychiatric disorders. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2009, vol.99, n.5, pp.390-395. ISSN 2078-5135.. BACKGROUND: A nationally representative study of psychiatric disorders in South Africa provided an opportunity to study the association between perpetration of human rights violations (HRVs) during apartheid and psychiatric disorder. Prior work has suggested an association between perpetration and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but this remains controversial. METHODS: Subjects reported on their perpetration of human rights violations, purposeful injury, accidental injury and domestic violence. Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition) disorders were assessed with Version 3.0 of the World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI 3.0). Socio-demographic characteristics of these groups were calculated. Odds ...
Developmental delays in social and communication functioning have been proposed as a possible risk factor for offending behaviour in both young people and adults. These deficits may be particularly common in young people with both offending behaviours and mental health needs. This article describes how an assessment for pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) may be undertaken in a forensic adolescent mental health setting and integrated into the overall needs and risk assessment. Two case histories are summarised to illustrate the advantages and challenges of using this approach as part of the assessment and management of young people. It is likely that a thorough evaluation of social and communication functioning can contribute to developing effective management strategies for patients with offending behaviours and complex needs. ...
On February 26, 2014, NIMH hosted a Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar on "Substance Use and Mental Disorders: Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment." NIMH Deputy Director Philip Wang, M.D., Dr.P.H. presented on the state of science for mental health and mental disorders, with a focus on NIMH efforts related to suicide prevention and early detection of serious mental illness, including schizophrenia and related disorders. In addition, the webinar featured Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Secretary for Health, DHHS, and presenters from other federal agencies including the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). ...
Mental Health Status of Prisoners in Jail It is recognized that one of the major issues in jail management is responding to the needs of a growing number of inmates with mental health problems. The purpose of this study was to assess the nature and severity of mental health problems among inmate population. The mental health status of 1,500 (1,337 responded) inmates of the 30 prisons located in nationwide area was examined using Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). And the scores on MMPI were examined in relation to some offender characteristics such as type of offence, treatment classification, frequence of discipline. The result indicates that the percentage of inmate population with scores over 70 on every sub-categories of the scale is higher than that of general populations reflecting high rate of deviation from average normal mental health. It seems likely that many of inmates are in need of specific mental health treatment services. The nature and severity of mental health