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Depression in Adults: Screening: Final Recommendation Statement

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Women

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/depression-in-adults-screening1

Statement which recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, at the primary care level. Calls for adequate systems to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up. Includes rationale, clinical considerations, and a lengthy discussion section. From the U.S. Preventive Services

 

Disabilities Among Prison and Jail Inmates, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dpji1112.pdf

Presents the type and prevalence of disabilities among prison and jail inmates. Also assesses the prevalence of disabilities with other health problems such as obesity and psychological distress. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Veterans in Prison and Jail, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Mental Health,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/vpj1112.pdf

Presents counts and rates of veterans in state and federal prisons and in local jails. Includes demographic characteristics, military characteristics, disability, mental health status, current offense, sentence, and criminal history. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Chronic Homelessness: Background, Research, and Outcomes

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Disability,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44302.pdf

Defines and offers estimates of the extent of the problem, describes characteristics of those who are chronically homeless, and discusses research/actions designed to reduce or end the problem. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Racial and Gender Disparities in Suicide Among Young Adults Aged 18-24: United States, 2009-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/suicide/racial_and_gender_2009_2013.pdf

Suicide was the second leading cause of death among young adults in the U.S. in 2013. This report examines suicide rates and methods among young adults by sex and race and Hispanic origin. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Emergency Department Visits Related to Schizophrenia Among Adults Aged 18-64: United States, 2009-2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db215.pdf

During the period an estimated 382,000 emergency room visits related to schizophrenia occurred each year among adults. This report describes characteristics of the visits and the expected source of payment for such visits. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Diagnostic Experiences of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr081.pdf

Provides information about the median age at which children were first diagnosed with ADHD and by what type of specialist. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Drug Use: 1975-2014: College Students and Adults Ages 19-55

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.monitoringthefuture.org//pubs/monographs/mtf-vol2_2014.pdf

Latest release in a 40 year run of surveys on trends in the use of licit and illicit psychoactive drugs by U.S. adolescents, college students, young adults, and adults to age 55. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

 

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