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Mental Health Promotion for Gender Minority Adolescents

Specific attention is paid to the potential contributions of psychiatric–mental health nurses to the care of gender minority adolescents. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx–xx.] The current study uses an ecological ...

Source: Healio
Published: 20 Jun 2018

Police Killings and Blacks' Mental Health

In a study sure to provoke controversy, researchers analyzing data from a large, standard federal survey indicated a small but detectable surge in mental health problems among African Americans in the weeks following publicized killings of unarmed blacks ...

Source: MedPage Today
Published: 21 Jun 2018

There's a severe shortage of mental health professionals in rural areas . Here's why that's a serious problem

mental health services are often not accessible even if they are available in a rural community," K. Bryant Smalley, a professor of community medicine and psychiatry at the Mercer University School of Medicine, told CNN in June. "That is, even though it is ...

Source: CNN
Published: 20 Jun 2018

Video game addiction is a mental health disorder, WHO says, but some health experts don't agree

Monday The American Psychiatric Association held to its earlier position ... and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences." But some mental health professionals have been fighting this classification, worried ...

Source: USA Today
Published: 19 Jun 2018

Study: Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Issues

It's not surprising that psychiatric disorders had so much in common, genetically speaking, said Verneri Anttila, a postdoctoral researcher at the Broad Institute who also worked on the study. It's known that various mental health disorders share some ...

Source: WebMD
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Murphy to move Mental Health and Addiction Services back to DHS

We are also committed to our plan to modernize and improve the quality of care in our state psychiatric hospitals and that progress will continue.” He added: “As our recent Population Health opioid summit demonstrated, we have integrated mental health ...

Source: NJBIZ
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Police killings of unarmed black Americans damages population mental health

Police killings of unarmed black Americans have a negative impact on the mental health of black Americans in the general population, findings published in The Lancet revealed. The estimates indicated that police killings of unarmed black Americans could ...

Source: Healio
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Pitt athletics creates mental health partnership with Western Psychiatric Institute

Two full-time mental health counselors are joining Pitt athletics in a partnership with the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC (WPIC). Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke said the partnership will “provide early intervention for mental ...

Source: TribLIVE.com
Published: 20 Jun 2018

'Gaming disorder' has been classified as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization — here's what that means

So far, the American Psychiatric Association has declined to classify gaming ... when it occurs is merely symptomatic of other, underlying mental health diagnoses." Part of the problem is how to distinguish between simply spending a lot of time playing ...

Source: Business Insider
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Suicide nation: More than a mental health issue

And, are the increasing suicide rates linked to the seeming increase in demand for drugs such as marijuana, opioids and psychiatric medicine ... on the individual and within the context of mental health illness, which is a very limited approach.

Source: Globe Gazette
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Children with suicidal thoughts, mental illness will soon have new treatment option

“It is just critical that we do something quick.” There are already providers in Wichita offering mental health care to children, but this will be the only freestanding children’s psychiatric hospital in the city. When a child comes into ...

Source: The Wichita Eagle
Published: 18 Jun 2018

I've Spent Years Hiding My Mental Illness and Making People Think I'm 'High-Functioning'

Related: Alyssa Milano Says She Spent 3 Days in a Psychiatric Ward for Anxiety I thought it was ... Game For years I have kept my struggles very private. I talked to my mental health provider on a regular basis but no one else — not my parents ...

Source: YAHOO!
Published: 21 Jun 2018

WHO's Newest Mental Health Disorder: Obsessive Gaming

The American Psychiatric Association hasn't yet deemed gaming disorder to be a mental health problem, noting more research is needed. Dr. Shekhar Saxena, director of WHO's department for mental health and substance abuse, says to just "be on the lookout ...

Source: Newser
Published: 18 Jun 2018

‘Gaming disorder’ classified as a mental health condition, but is the move premature?

The American Psychiatric Association publishes the Diagnostic and ... director of the WHO’s Department for Mental Health and Substance Use, during a press conference Monday. But Ferguson feels that the WHO undertook this effort “pretty non ...

Source: Polygon
Published: 19 Jun 2018

'Gaming Disorder' classified as a mental health health disorder

The World Health Organization estimates just two or three percent of gamers would be affected. The American Psychiatric Association has not recognized gaming addiction as a mental illness.

Source: WWSB
Published: 19 Jun 2018

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

The American Psychiatric Association has not yet deemed gaming disorder to be a new mental health problem. In a 2013 statement, the association said it's "a condition warranting more clinical research and experience before it might be considered for ...

Source: News4Jax
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Compulsive Game Playing Classified as Mental Health Disorder by WHO

As explained by the American Psychiatric Association (which, unlike WHO, has not yet classified excessive game playing as a mental health disorder), “The studies suggest that when these individuals are engrossed in Internet games, certain pathways in ...

Source: Game Rant
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Shedding light mental illness and offering hope to end suicide

12,000 mental health visits per year just in my department ... There are plenty of other outpatient services for psychiatry problems throughout the Augusta area. Brad Means: All right, so you have what are sometimes referred to as expected behaviors ...

Source: WJBF
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Ascension Mercy Hospital opens new psychiatric unit tailored to older adults

Ascension Mercy Hospital opens new psychiatric unit tailored to older adults The new unit provides specialized mental health services for older patients. Check out this story on thenorthwestern.com: https://oshko.sh/2tkgozU

Source: Northwestern Media
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Video game addiction is a mental health disorder, WHO says, but psychiatrists don't agree

giving mental health professionals a basis for setting up treatment and identifying risks for the addictive behavior. But it was almost immediately contested by the American Psychiatric Association, which said Monday it has not found "sufficient evidence ...

Source: KTVB
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Gaming Addiction Officially Recognized as Mental Health Disorder

WHO’s officially included video game addiction as a mental health disorder in their most recent disease ... game addiction’ has been ongoing for 30 years,” the American Psychiatric Association said in a statement. “Nonetheless, that research ...

Source: Men's Journal
Published: 19 Jun 2018

UF gets designation for work on mental health

University of Florida Health is the first academic health center in the state ... Physician Regina Bussing, chair of UF’s department of psychiatry, said the designation will help accelerate efforts to improve and expand care for people with depression ...

Source: News4Jax
Published: 21 Jun 2018

WHO: Compulsive video-game playing qualifies as mental health problem

The American Psychiatric Association has not yet deemed gaming disorder to be a new mental health problem. In a 2013 statement, the association said it’s “a condition warranting more clinical research and experience before it might be considered for ...

Source: WJHL-TV
Published: 18 Jun 2018

WHO: Compulsive video-game playing a mental health problem

The American Psychiatric Association has not yet deemed Gaming Disorder to be a new mental health problem. In a previous statement, the association said it's "a condition warranting more clinical research and experience before it might be considered for ...

Source: Gainesville
Published: 18 Jun 2018

WHO Classifies Gaming Disorder As a New Mental Health Condition

The WHO says it designated addictive video-game playing as a mental health condition in order to better study ... correlation exists between addictive use of technology and comorbid psychiatric disorders including ADHD, mood disorders, and obsessive ...

Source: ADDitude
Published: 20 Jun 2018

John Green's 'Turtles All the Way Down' and NPR's 'Hidden Brain' Named Winners of Austen Riggs Center 2018 Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media

The Austen Riggs Center Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media recognizes a select group of professional ... This year's conference, "Duality's End: Computational Psychiatry and the Cognitive Science of Representation," will be held on September ...

Source: Markets Insider
Published: 20 Jun 2018

Don't be afraid to talk about mental illness

"Exactly one year ago today," Hakeem said, "I was admitted to a mental health facility, broken and lost ... of the dark episode during his junior year that led to a stay in a psychiatric unit. He had trouble talking, but as Hakeem faltered, the audience ...

Source: Texarkana Gazette
Published: 19 Jun 2018

Mental health in crisis as police officers care for ill with no beds available

Police officers are looking after mental health patients instead of going out on the beat due to a shortage of psychiatric beds in Lancashire, a senior officer has revealed.

Source: MSN
Published: 20 Jun 2018

Experts: Rising suicide rate could be connected to mental health care costs

The larger majority of suicide victims who have a psychiatric illness – nearly 3 in 4 Americans- are not receiving treatment at the time of their deaths. The US has made substantial cuts in mental health funding over the past decade. Making mental ...

Source: The Herald Chronicle
Published: 19 Jun 2018