New data examines relapse when antipsychotics are used

July 15, 2014     Julie Miller

The new relapse data for injectible paliperidone is based on a head-to-head study.

Therapists test benefits of open notes

July 8, 2014     Julie Miller

Would you allow clients to read your unstructured notes after a counseling session? What if they took offense to your benign observations? 

6 ways to implement precision medicine right now

June 24, 2014     Alison Knopf

The trial-and-error method of selecting psychiatric medications is gradually being replaced by the precision of personalized medicine.

Emerging adults most in need of education on anti-anxiety drug misuse

June 17, 2014     Julie Miller

Not only does the 25 to 34 age group account for the highest number of ED visits for misuse of alprazolam, it also accounts for a three-fold increase in visits over just six years.

What is SAMHSA’s role in today’s healthcare system?

May 29, 2014     Elinore McCance-Katz, MD. PhD, FAAAP

SAMHSA takes the view that a whole-person approach to mental health is necessary to achieve the best outcomes and supports evidence-based practices and programs. In doing so, SAMHSA helps to diminish the risk for tragedies related to unrecognized or...

Developing a Safety Risk Management Toolkit

May 23, 2014     James M. Hunt, AIA

The Center for Health Design (CHD) has reached the end of the second year of their three-year comprehensive research project to develop a Safety Risk Assessment Tool.   This toolkit will assist healthcare facilities with compliance of the Safety Risk...

NIDA appoints new DBNBR Director

May 9, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

For the past three years, Joni Rutter, PhD has served as acting director of the Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (DBNBR), leading her staff to build strategic directions for the science supported by the division. 

Four inconvenient truths of mental illness treatment

May 6, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Tom Insel notes powerful and positive statistics about the outcomes science has had on heart disease, AIDS, and stroke, and is also quick to point out the lack of developments in the area of suicide and mental illness.

New partnership to screen for Hepatitis C in an outpatient community mental health setting

May 1, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) and Centerstone recently partnered with the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington to validate for the first time ever a behaviorally based screening method for Hepatitis C in an...

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—...

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