Mental Health

Parkland, Florida: A Stark Reminder that Mental Health Matters

02-15   Parkland, Florida: A Stark Reminder that Mental Health Matters

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By Lise Millay Stevens The United States is in that horrid yet so-familiar space again. A shooter has, in broad daylight, walked into a school and murdered teachers and students. The ex-student, donning a gas mask and armed with smoke grenades and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, pulled the fire alarm and gunned down students fleeing […]


Early diagnosis of bipolar disorder is possible, says study

01-18   Early diagnosis of bipolar disorder is possible, says study

A recently published study has identified two patterns of symptoms which might hasten the diagnosis of bipolar disorder (BD) in young population. The symptoms could be helpful in giving early warning about the propensity for the disease in an individual since diagnosing BD is quite complicated. Even though multiple genetic and environmental factors can lead […]


Anxiety could be an initial stage of Alzheimer’s, says study

01-17   Anxiety could be an initial stage of Alzheimer’s, says study

Anxiety-related symptoms could be a strong sign of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a recent study by researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. According to the study, anxiety symptoms could serve as indicators of Alzheimer’s disease before the afflicted individual experiences actual cognitive impairment. In the event of further substantial […]


Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act could prevent people with mental illness from possessing firearms

01-17   Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act could prevent people with mental illness from possessing firearms

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Governor John Carney of Delaware recently introduced House Bill (HB) 302 or the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act that would prevent the possession of firearms by those who pose a danger to themselves or others. While Delaware already prohibits gun ownership for individuals committed to a mental health facility, the new legislation would help […]


Scientist receives Sidney R. Baer grant to develop first test for schizophrenia

01-12   Scientist receives Sidney R. Baer grant to develop first test for schizophrenia

A physician-scientist from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, recently received a $175,000 grant from the reputed Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation to develop the first diagnostic test for schizophrenia. The Sidney R. Baer Foundation was established in 1999 and is the brainchild of Sidney Baer, a wealthy businessperson, who had struggled with schizophrenia […]


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