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Mental health diagnosis can be oppressive for some people, finds study
04-25-18 Category: Behavioral Health

Acknowledging poor mental health and coming out to seek treatment could be viewed as the first step to recovery. However, a recent study published in The Lancet Psychiatry has found that for some afflicted individuals, mental health diagnosis is nothing short of oppression. The study highlighted the experiences of users of mental health services, caregivers, […]

California bill aims to fix prices for health care services
04-12-18 Category: Behavioral Health

With an eye on curbing the rising health care costs, California legislators recently introduced a bill that would fix the rates for doctor visits, hospitalization, and a host of other medical services in the state. The legislation, proposed on April 9, 2018, has attracted criticism from different stakeholders in the health care sector, and has […]

mental health treatment centers, treatment centers for mental health
03-29-18 Category: Behavioral Health

Health Net, one of the biggest names in California’s health care insurance industry, has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Recently, it has been slapped with a slew of lawsuits – non-payment of claims, fraudulent business practices and violation of the False Claims Act (FCA). Now, to add to the insurance giant’s woes, […]

Treating bipolar disorder in time is key to keeping adverse outcomes at bay
03-23-18 Category: Behavioral Health

The old saying “A stitch in time saves nine” is still applicable in our lives, especially when it comes to the way we handle mental illnesses. Timely or early intervention in treating people with bipolar disorder (BPD) is gradually being recognized across the United States. This, in fact, is a proven way of preventing the […]

Learning transcendental meditation helped me cope with anxiety, says Kendall Jenner

Lying in the lap of luxury with millions of dollars at one’s disposal or having a famous name with an unending fan list may often be viewed as synonymous to a “great life,” but that alone doesn’t ensure happiness. The wealthy, the glamorous, and the famous are in no way immune to mental health problems. […]

California’s tax on wealthy helping people with mental disorders, finds report

The state tax on millionaires has proved to be beneficial for several mental health programs in California’s Los Angeles County. The use of tax money has helped lower rates of imprisonment, hospitalization and homelessness, said a new report released by the Rand Corporation on March 13, 2018. “Our results are encouraging about the impact these […]

NYC’s first lady and Sacramento Mayor discuss mental health initiatives

In a recent meeting of the Center for American Progress (CAP), New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg discussed several strategies to boost mental health care in the real world. McCray, wife of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, spoke about how mental health problems affected her family, especially her daughter […]

VA comes up with new initiative to help veterans with mental illness

After having fought in multiple wars during different eras to protect the nation, American veterans often struggle with a variety of emotional and behavioral health problems and most of them fail to receive the required treatment due to cracks in the system. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), approximately 20 veterans commit suicide […]

Treating patients of bipolar disorder with lithium linked to lowest risk of re-hospitalization
03-05-18 Category: Behavioral Health

People with bipolar disorder face the lowest risk of re-hospitalization if they receive lithium treatment, according to a recent study by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study, published recently in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, examined the risk of re-hospitalization in over 18,000 patients in Finland who were earlier admitted to hospital for […]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Popular Japanese ‘Cinderella diet’ creating a storm on social media
02-28-18 Category: Behavioral Health

A popular diet in Japan inspired by the Walt Disney’s cartoon character has taken the social media by storm. The disturbing and highly controversial weight-loss regimen called “Cinderella diet” has caught the fancy of many people worldwide. Aiming for a body mass index (BMI) of 18, the Cinderella weight is officially considered as underweight on […]

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