Maryland Seeks Medicaid Waiver To Expand Access To Drug, Mental Health Treatment

The Baltimore Sun (7/29, Cohn) reports that Maryland health officials are seeking a waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to “use...

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APA’s Binder: Most People Who Suffer From Mental Illness Are Not Violent

The AP (7/28, Crary) reports that mental illness is often “cited as a possible factor in…high-profile mass” killings. But, Renee Binder, MD, president of...

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Although Considered Safe Street Drug, “Molly” Can Be Fatal

The Washington Post (7/28, Berger) reports that although “a purified version of ecstasy, or MDMA, Molly is commonly thought to be a safe drug,”...

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How Young Women’s Facebook Use May Lead To Poor Body Image, Risky Dieting

HealthDay (7/28, Preidt) reports that research offers “insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting.”...

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Over Half Of College Counseling Center Clients Have Severe Psychological Problems

In a nearly 3,200-word piece to appear in its Aug. 2 Education Life section, the New York Times (7/28, Scelfo, Subscription Publication) reports that...

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CDC Warns Of Risks Associated With Consumption Of Marijuana-Infused Edibles

The Washington Times (7/25, Blake) reported that on July 24, the CDC released a report warning of “the risks of consuming marijuana-infused edibles like...

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Montgomery County, Maryland’s Mental Health Court Task Force A Positive Development.

In an editorial, the Washington Post (7/26) wrote, “The incarceration of mentally ill inmates is a national epidemic,” which is resulting in “pressure and...

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Kids As Young As Eight May Experience Body Dissatisfaction That May Predict Risk For Later Eating Disorders

TIME (7/25, Sifferlin) reported, “Boys and girls as young as age eight can experience dissatisfaction with their bodies that can predict their risk for...

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Meta-Analysis: Smoking May Play “Causative Role” In Psychotic Illness

Medscape (7/24, Melville) reported that a new meta-analysis published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests that “smoking itself may play a causative role in the...

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