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Many doctors worry that these drugs are used despite no published research into their effectiveness and potential health risks for children so young
Advice columnist Carolyn Hax recommends NAMI Family-to-Family education program
NAMI Report on State Mental Health Legistion in 2015.
See www.nami/org/statereport for full PDF copy of report (75 pages)
Taking antidepressants during the second or third trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder.
The most the study shows is association. Prenatal antidepressants might cause autism or they might not. Maybe a third factor causes both antidepressant use and having an autistic child.
Identifying and treating psychosis early on will dramatically better the lives of many young Americans.
Fewer than 400 mental health courts exist, and the variety of their approaches makes it difficult to draw general conclusions. Research is only beginning to examine whether they work, what the drawbacks are, and what practices are most effective.
Communities with big homeless populations are increasingly turning to a strategy known as housing first. The approach has been used in cities like Chicago and Cleveland, as well as in several states, such as Massachusetts, Minnesota and Washington, as local nonprofits have worked to provide both housing and health care to homeless people. And it got an important endorsement in June, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) told state Medicaid offices around the country that Medicaid dollars,could be used to help chronically homeless people and others with long-term disabilities to find and maintain permanent housing.
Remember all that empty political talk about improving mental health care? It may not be so empty after all.
House of Representatives Health Subcommitteei votes on comprehensive mental health reform bill.