Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children
Posted on Dec 05 2018
Reports that researchers have traced a connection between some infections and mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. The study
, published in JAMA Psychiatry, shows that a wide variety of infections, even common ones like bronchitis, are linked to a higher risk of many mental illnesses in children and adolescents. The findings support the idea that infections affect mental health, possibly by influencing the immune system.
There's a Shortage of Psychiatrists for Those Most in Need
Posted on Dec 03 2018
An opinion piece that looks at the fact that the shortage of psychiatrists who accept insurance in the United States is a serious problem and makes the case for policies that will encourage psychiatrists to take insurance by improving reimbursement and reducing the headache of taking insurance.
10-year plan envisions hub-spoke model for mental health
Posted on Nov 21 2018
Reports on a proposed 10-year plan for New Hampshire’s mental health system envisions a regional hub-and-spoke model that provides access to a continuum of services, from prevention and early intervention to crisis and inpatient care.
When Will We Solve Mental Illness?
Posted on Nov 19 2018
The New York Times
Reports that despite billions of dollars in research funding, and thousands of journal articles, biological psychiatry has given doctors and patients little of practical value, never mind a cause or a cure. Millions of individuals who develop a disabling mental illness either recover entirely or learn to manage their distress in ways that give them back a full life. They constitute a deep reservoir of scientific data that until recently has not been tapped. To push beyond the futility of the last 40 years, scientists need to work not only from the bottom up, with genetics, but also from the top down, guided by individuals who have struggled with mental illness and come out the other side.