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06-30-15 Category: Mental Health, Treatment Centers

Anxiety has currently exceeded depression as the most common mental health issue diagnosed among college students. According to a recent study comprised of over 100,000 students across the country, which was conducted by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State, over half of students visiting campus clinics are reporting anxiety as a concern. […]

06-30-15 Category: Drug Addiction, Treatment Centers

Opioids continue to lead the U.S. drug epidemic and the popularity of these drugs continues to rise. The pharmaceutical industry has even taken measures to combat prescription opioid abuse by implementing a new abuse-deterrent formula of oxycodone (OxyContin). Unfortunately, this effort to change the drug’s recipe led opioid addicts to make the switch over to […]

A new study published in World Psychiatry suggests that prescription painkillers and benzodiazepines are associated with greater risks of committing homicide. Researchers behind the study sought to investigate if there was any scientific data linking psychotropic drug use and violent behavior, a subject of debate following cases of massacres in public facilities around the world. […]

06-29-15 Category: Mental Health, Treatment Centers

The Stepping Up initiative is pushing to help move the mentally ill out of prisons and into appropriate mental health treatment. This national initiative is backed by the American Psychiatric Foundation, the National Association of Counties and the Council on State Government Justice Center. Approximately 2 million inmates in the country have a serious mental […]

06-26-15 Category: Mental Health

According to a 2009 study published in The Lancet, there are roughly 173 million Chinese who suffer from mental illnesses. Sadly, there are only 20,000 licensed psychiatrists in China, leaving just 1.5 clinicians for every 100,000 people. China’s public health system is fighting to keep up with the high demand for mental health treatment services. […]

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