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Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

August 19, 2019

July 24, 2019 Ohio State University Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190724111110.htm It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. Researchers looked for potential relationships between more »

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The Dangers of Linking Gun Violence and Mental Illness

August 7, 2019 By Megan L. Ranney and Jessica Gold Time https://time.com/5645747/gun-violence-mental-illness/ After repeated exposure to a piece of information, people will start assuming it’s true, whether or not it actually is, simply because they’ve heard it so many times. Familiarity and repetition can overcome rationality, a phenomenon psychologists call the “illusory truth effect.” In a more »

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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/24/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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50 Must-Read Memoirs of Mental Illness

5/8/19 By Sarah S. Davis BookRiot https://bookriot.com/2019/05/08/memoirs-about-mental-illness/ It wasn’t until I went to group therapy that I really understood the power of finding solidarity and understanding with other members of the mentally ill community. Mental health memoirs offer an eye-opening look at the lives of the mentally ill and those around them. These works of narrative medicine more »

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Schizophrenia Treatments Could be Tested and Personalized Using Patients’ Blood

5/8/19 By Jonathan Smith Labiotech.eu https://labiotech.eu/medical/schizophrenia-personalized-drug-cambridge/ Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a way to screen treatments for schizophrenia on single cells from a patient’s blood sample, which could speed up drug discovery and help to personalize treatments for people with the condition. Around 21 million people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia, and this is likely more »

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