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Mental Health Information
January 2017 - Vol. 21 Issue 1
Published by athealth.com
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- The State of Mental Health in America 2017
- The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline
- Loneliness Can Be Deadly for Elders; Friends Are the Antidote
- An Addiction Crisis Along ‘The Backbone of America’
- Where Does Alzheimer's Treatment Go From Here?
- Carrie Fisher Helped Me Understand My Mental Illness and Addiction
- Marijuana Use and Schizophrenia: New Evidence Suggests Link
- Adding Better Mental Health Care to Primary Care
- Airplane Pilot Mental Health and Suicidal Thoughts
- Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities
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1. The State of Mental Health in America 2017
Rankings explore which states are more effective at addressing issues related to mental health and substance use.
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA
2. The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline
Being overweight can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for developing diabetes. It could be bad for your brain, too.
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
3. Loneliness Can Be Deadly for Elders; Friends Are the Antidote
The circle shrinks. As the years pass, older people attend too many funerals. Friendships that sustained them for decades lapse when companions and confidants retire or move away or grow ill.
NEW YORK TIMES
4. An Addiction Crisis Along ‘The Backbone of America’
The citizens of these communities are often falling victim to drugs, drink and suicide — the so-called diseases of despair.
5. Where Does Alzheimer's Treatment Go From Here?
"The next frontier is recognizing that there probably isn't a one-size-fits-all approach, and that using targeted therapies based on a person's own biology and genetics will bring the most benefit. The future of Alzheimer's therapeutics is in precision medicine."
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6. Carrie Fisher Helped Me Understand My Mental Illness and Addiction
Fisher was an indelible, often painfully self-deprecating figure who lent an honest lens into the silent battles of drug addiction and mental illness, making it easier for many of us to face down our own demons and seek appropriate help.
7. Marijuana Use and Schizophrenia: New Evidence Suggests Link
Studies show that cannabis use is more common among people with psychosis than in the general population, and that it may also increase the risk of psychotic symptoms.
MEDICAL NEWS TODAY
8. Adding Better Mental Health Care to Primary Care
Integrating a “Collaborative Care” approach is one proven way primary care providers can enhance the quality and effectiveness of their behavioral health treatment.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
9. Airplane Pilot Mental Health and Suicidal Thoughts
Hundreds of pilots currently flying are managing depressive symptoms perhaps without the possibility of treatment due to the fear of negative career impacts.
10. Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities
Socially transitioned transgender children who are supported in their gender identity have developmentally normative levels of depression and only minimal elevations in anxiety, suggesting that psychopathology is not inevitable within this group.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
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