Teen concussions linked to adverse behaviors

April 17, 2014     Charlene Marietti

Teens with concussions were found to have significantly greater odds of experiencing and reporting mental health problems. 

NIDA grant focuses on predictive outcomes for addictions

April 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a $1.1 million, two-year grant from  for the launch of the second phase of a project set to impact addictions outcomes to Polaris Health Directions, a Langhorne, Pa.-based behavioral health...

Internet2 hosts genomic research collaborative

April 11, 2014    

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and George Washington University are piloting a genomic data-sharing project on a new, ultra-high-speed platform, creating state-of-the-art connectivity that is expected to ultimately yield big results—...

Location, location, location

April 2, 2014     Charlene Marietti

Annual report confirms unequal access to mental health providers, as well as other clinical care providers, across the country. 

New 2014 Edition of the FGI GUIDELINES Now Available: New Requirement for Safety Risk Assessments

April 1, 2014     James M. Hunt, AIA

This document is considered by many to create the “Standard of Care” for designing any kind of healthcare facility.  Some states have adopted it as law and many states write their own requirements based on this...

STUDY: Children prefer mental healthcare at pediatrician office

March 25, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

According to a recent study, children who are treated for mental health disorders have better results when treated at their pediatrician's office versus an outside specialist. 

STUDY: Prescriptions for opioids stabilizing, effectiveness of PDMPs varies by state

March 13, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

A recent study evaluated the impact of state-wide prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and found that after tripling until 2007, annual rates of prescriptions for opioid analgesics have stabilized although the effects of PDMPs on opioid dispensing...

Integration demands highest standard of care

March 6, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

McLellan implores field to adopt proven, physician-quality SUD treatment standards.

Schema Therapy for personality disorders proven more effective than other major treatments

February 26, 2014     Dennis Grantham

Approach focuses on the emotional needs of "the child within" a troubled individual

Marijuana use: We need a “higher” age limit

February 26, 2014     Dennis Grantham

Cliffside Malibu CEO asks for higher age limit for marijuana use

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Night eating syndrome

February 24, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

The study's senior author recognized that many students may eat late at night because of hectic schedules, but said that other characteristics signal night eating syndrome such as "...feeling that you can't eat in the morning, and feeling like you...

Improved Mental Health Tied to Quitting Smoking

February 13, 2014     Dennis Grantham
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