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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Antipsychotic Drug Use

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668221.pdf

Examines the use of antipsychotic drugs among elderly patients suffering from dementia, the dangers associated with such drug use, and what actions the federal government has taken to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs by older adults with dementia.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

Strengthening Collaborations with the DOD and VA: Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body Interventions

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Veterans

https://nccih.nih.gov/about/naccih/military-report

Explores the potential for development of a large-scale initiative to examine the effectiveness of mind-body approaches for pain and symptom management in military and veteran populations.  From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

 

FDA Expands Uses of Vyvanse to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm432543.htm

Agency press release which discusses the first FDA-approved medication to treat patients who suffer from compulsive overeating.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Health Care for Veterans: Suicide Prevention

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42340.pdf

Describes the Veterans Health Administration three pronged program to prevent suicides: surveillance, risk and protective factors, and interventions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Army Releases Investigation Results of April 2014 Shooting at Ford Hood

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.army.mil/article/141591/Army_releases_investigation_results_of_April_2014shooting_at_Fort_Hood/

Agency press release about the results of a lengthy investigation into the circumstances of the April 2014 shooting at Fort Hood which left four people dead.  Finds that several factors may have contributed to the perpetrator’s state of mind.  From the U.S. Army

 

Behavioral Health Barometer, Virginia 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/State_BHBarometers_2014_2/BHBarometer-VA.pdf

One of a series of state profiles that cover youth and adult smoking, drinking, and substance abuse problems, and mental health issues.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Behavioral Health Barometer, United States 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/National_BHBarometer_2014/National_BHBarometer_2014.pdf

Provides data about behavioral healthcare issues affecting American communities including rates of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, underage drinking, and the percentages of those seeking treatment for these disorders.   From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Parity of Esteem for Mental Health

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-485.pdf

Outlines the history of efforts to achieve a balance between mental and physical health in care standards and public attitudes, the current ways in which parity is defined and measured, and the effort to achieve an ideal.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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