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Brain-wave pattern can identify people likely to respond to antidepressant, study finds

February 12, 2020

February 10, 2020 By Tracie White Stanford Medicine News Center http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/02/brain-wave-pattern-can-identify-people-likely-to-respond-to-anti.html A new method of interpreting brain activity could potentially be used in clinics to help determine the best treatment options for depression, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine. Stanford researchers and their collaborators used electroencephalography, a tool for […]

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How a Program Can Help Students Re-enter School After a Mental Health Crisis

February 9, 2020 By Alfonso Serrano, The Hechinger Report KQED News https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55286/how-a-program-can-help-kids-re-enter-school-after-a-mental-health-crisis CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Ava had always felt comfortable at the small, private K-8 school she attended just north of Boston. But in high school everything changed. Ava first began to experience anxiety and depression after her parents divorced, when she was still in […]

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Mental health professionals speak out after former Cavaliers star Delonte West videos go viral

January 21, 2020 at 3:26 PM EST – Updated January 22 at 10:57 AM By Dan DeRoos Cleveland 19 https://www.cleveland19.com/2020/01/21/mental-health-professionals-speak-out-after-former-cavaliers-star-delonte-west-videos-go-viral/ CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -The viral videos of former Cleveland Cavaliers star Delonte West being beaten on Monday in Maryland, then giving police a discombobulated statement is bringing new focus to mental health issues. [ Related: Outpour […]

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90-day prescriptions may save insurers but hurt some patients, Cleveland Clinic psychiatrist says

February 7, 2020 By Maia Anderson Becker’s Hospital Review https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/pharmacy/90-day-prescriptions-may-save-insurers-but-hurt-some-patients-cleveland-clinic-psychiatrist-says.html Prescribing 90-day supplies of medications has become standard practice across the country, but it poses serious risks to patients who struggle with mental health issues, Brian Barnett, MD, an inpatient psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic, wrote in an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal.  Dr. Barnett […]

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How To Move Forward After Going Through A Crisis

Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So […]

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5 Reminders For Survivors Of Trauma

Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe […]

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