ECT Treatments In Texas Have Increased 67% Since 2001

The Dallas Morning News (12/14, Swanson) reported that the number of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) “treatments in Texas has increased 67 percent since 2001, according...

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Coburn Calls Proposed Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Act “Ineffective Legislation.”

The Washington Times (12/13, Klimas) reported that on Dec. 12, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), “said…a bill that veterans groups are trying to get passed...

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60 Minutes: Insurance Industry Aggressively Reviews Cost Of Chronic Mental Health Cases

On CBS News-60 Minutes (12/15), correspondent Scott Pelley reports that two years after the Newtown, CT shooting rampage, “we’ve learned that the killer suffered...

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Nearly Half Of US Children May Experience Traumas That Can Disrupt Development.

HealthDay (12/12, Dotinga) reports that according to a study published in the December issue of the journal Health Affairs, nearly “half of US kids...

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Two Years After Shooting Rampage, Newtown, Connecticut Addresses Mental Health Issues.

The AP (12/12, Eaton-Robb) reports that nearly two years after the Dec. 14, 2012 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT,...

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CDC Researchers Find Association Between Domestic Violence And Number Of Alcohol Sales Outlets

HealthDay (12/11, Preidt) reports on a review of 16 studies by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the...

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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Antipsychotic Overuse

In continuing coverage, NPR (12/9, Jaffe, Benincasa) reported on its “Morning Edition” program and in its “Shots” blog that restrictions against nursing home residents...

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Report: Half Of Patients Prescribed Opioid For 30 Days Still Using It Three Years Later

In continuing coverage, on ABC World News (12/9, story 7, 1:10, Muir), chief medical editor Richard Besser, MD, reported on a study from Express...

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Maternal Preeclampsia Tied To Increased Risk For Autism

The CBS News (12/10, Firger) website reports that according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, “children born to mothers who had preeclampsia during...

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