Bill Would Require Mental-Health Assessments For Incoming Recruits

The Columbus (OH) Dispatch (5/19, Ockerman) reports that “a bill proposed by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, would require mental-health assessments for incoming recruits to...

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Men With Undiagnosed, Severe OSA May Have Increased Risk For Depression

HealthDay (5/19, Doheny) reports that according to a study due for presentation at a medical meeting, “men with undiagnosed, severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...

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Suicide Rate Among Black Children Up Unexpectedly

The New York Times (5/19, A14, Tavernise, Subscription Publication) reports that the “suicide rate among black children has nearly doubled since the early 1990s,...

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New Initiative Seeks To Reduce The Number Of People With Mental Illnesses In Jails

In the US News & World Report (5/15) “Policy Dose” blog, Renee Binder, MD, incoming president of the American Psychiatric Association, and Riki Hokoma,...

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Short-Term Debt May Lead To Depressive Symptoms

HealthDay (5/15, Dotinga) reports “people with short-term debt, such as overdue bills or credit card debt, are more likely to be depressed than those...

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Study Finds No Association Between Most Psychiatric Disorders, Future Violent Behavior In Delinquent Youth

The Huffington Post (5/15, Gregoire) reports that a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that...

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Small Study: War Veterans With Both PTSD, Substance Abuse Problems May Be Treated Without Waiting For Long Sobriety Period

MedPage Today (5/18, Smith) reports, “War veterans with both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse problems can be treated for the trauma without...

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Percentage Of Middle, High School Students Bullied Drops To Lowest Level Recorded

According to the Washington Post (5/16, Layton), about 20 percent of US middle schools and high schools reported that “their students” had been bullied...

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Study: Financial Incentives More Effective For Smoking Cessation Than Traditional Methods

The New York Times (5/14, A19, Tavernise, Subscription Publication) reports that a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday found that...

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