Monthly Archives: October 2013

Kennedy’s vision for mental health never realized

Kennedy’s vision for mental health never realized The last piece of legislation President John F. Kennedy signed turns 50 this month: the Community Mental Health Act, which helped transform the way people with mental illness are treated and cared for … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Sleep Deprivation

Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Sleep Deprivation Sleep disorders and sleep deprivation, a recent study has found, is linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The body needs adequate amounts of sleep, during which our brains get cleansed of the daily … Continue reading

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Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD

Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD As a therapist who works with children, it makes perfect sense to me that French children don’t need medications to control their behavior because they learn self-control early in their lives. The children grow … Continue reading

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Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain of toxins

Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain of toxins The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day’s thinking, researchers have shown. The US team believe the “waste removal system” is one of the fundamental reasons … Continue reading

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Mexican man with Asperger’s syndrome wins court battle

Mexican man with Asperger’s syndrome wins court battle A 25-year-old Mexican with the autistic condition Asperger’s has won the right to make key decisions about his life without parental consent. Mexican legislation on people with disabilities was drafted with the … Continue reading

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How Police Officers Are (or Aren’t) Trained in Mental Health

How Police Officers Are (or Aren’t) Trained in Mental Health The recent Capitol Hill shooting of an unarmed woman by police officers, and the uncertainty surrounding her mental state at the time she drove her car into a White House barricade, is a stark … Continue reading

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Epi 5: Discovering Therapeutics that Work for Alzheimer’s Disease

Epi 5: Discovering Therapeutics that Work for Alzheimer’s Disease In the fifth and final segment of this five part docu-series on Alzheimer’s Disease: Dr. William L. Klein, an Alzheimer’s Disease researcher at Northwestern University and winner of a Zenith award … Continue reading

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And now it’s mental illness being blamed for violence

And now it’s mental illness being blamed for violence No one foresaw the underfunding or closures of community mental health centers. That wasn’t part of the vision. Now more than 50 percent of our homeless are mentally ill. Only a … Continue reading

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Mental health care for children a challenge: Parents say finding help is hard as services lack in state

Mental health care for children a challenge: Parents say finding help is hard as services lack in state “Parents are overwhelmed,” she said. “When you first get the diagnosis, you get hit with that mourning stage. You get hit in … Continue reading

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UF researchers find that ‘peanut butter’ test can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

UF researchers find that ‘peanut butter’ test can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease The scientists found that patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease had a dramatic difference in detecting odor between the left and right nostril — the left … Continue reading

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