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From Prison to Home: The Effect of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities

  2021-10-06 From Prison to Home: The Effect of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities The Psychological Impact of Incarceration: Implications for Post-Prison Adjustment Craig Haney University of California, Santa Cruz U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Abstract This paper examines the unique set of psychological changes that many prisoners are forced […]

Lack of mental health services for refugees is a global scandal

  2021-10-05 Lack of mental health services for refugees is a global scandal The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the longstanding neglect of mental health services for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today. In a briefing, the organization said the international community had broken the promise, enshrined in international law, to ensure the highest attainable […]

Combination of healthy lifestyle traits may substantially reduce Alzheimer’s disease risk

  Combination of healthy lifestyle traits may substantially reduce Alzheimer’s disease risk Alzheimer’s DiseaseBehavioral & Social ResearchDementiasNutritionPhysical Activity Joe Balintfy, 301-496-1752, nianews3@mail.nih.gov Data from two NIH studies show 60% lower risk among those with highest number of healthy behaviors Combining more healthy lifestyle behaviors was associated with substantially lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease in a study […]

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Alzheimer’s Drug Targets People With Mild Cognitive Impairment. What Does That Mean?

2021-10-01 Alzheimer’s Drug Targets People With Mild Cognitive Impairment. What Does That Mean? Judith Graham   The approval of a controversial new drug for Alzheimer’s disease, Aduhelm, is shining a spotlight on mild cognitive impairment — problems with memory, attention, language or other cognitive tasks that exceed changes expected with normal aging. After initially indicating […]

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Mental Health Friday 2021-10-01 Body dysmorphic disorder

Today’s Topic: Body dysmorphic disorder On Mental Health Friday, we post, in alphabetical order, one per week, information on mental health disorders. Mental Health Friday is for informational purposes only, and is in no way meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Please do not self diagnose and seek professional help for what ails […]

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The Part of the ‘Free Britney’ Saga That Could Happen to Anyone

2021-09-30 The Part of the ‘Free Britney’ Saga That Could Happen to Anyone Christopher Magoon   When Britney Spears last went before a judge, in June, she bristled as she told of being forced into psychiatric care that cost her $60,000 a month. Though the pop star’s circumstances in a financial conservatorship are unusual, every […]

How Often Do Police Use Tasers on Teens? Experts Want More Data.

How Often Do Police Use Tasers on Teens? Experts Want More Data. By Rod McCullom The photographs are graphic and disturbing: 16-year-old Jahmel Leach sits in a hospital bed, his face swollen, a deep, bloody laceration stretching across his right cheek. Taken last June, the pictures show the Bronx teenager shortly after he was arrested […]

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How to Ensure Social Media Doesn’t Harm Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

  How to Ensure Social Media Doesn’t Harm Your Teen’s Self-Esteem (StatePoint) Recently made public internal research from Facebook reveals that its photo-sharing app Instagram can have harmful impacts on young users, particularly girls. Many in the U.S. and U.K. study say they feel “addicted” to these apps, while at the same time, attributing depression […]

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