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Parity of Esteem for Mental Health

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

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


Depression in the U.S. Household Population, 2009-2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines the prevalence of depression and its severity by demographic/socio-economic characteristics, functioning difficulties, and recent contact with a mental health professional.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School: Report of the Office of the Child Advocate

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health

State report on the educational, physical, and mental health issues of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, with recommendations for improving community health services to prevent such future tragedies.  From the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate


The Concentration of Health Care Expenditures and Related Expenses for Costly Medical Conditions, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports on the most expensive medical conditions and the concentration of spending for these conditions.  5 percent of the population accounted for 50 percent of overall health care  spending.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Expenditures for Mental Health Among Adults, Ages 18-64, 2009-2011: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population

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

Mental health spending for an annual average of 27.5 million adults with disorders totaled $48 billion annually in the 2009-2011 period.  Also provides statistics on what the money was spent on and the primary payer.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Depression and Obesity in the U.S. Adult Household Population, 2005-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines the relationship between obesity and depression, the use of antidepressant medications, and gender/race/ethnicity implications.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Socio-emotional Impact of Violent Crime

Categories: Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines victims’ socio-emotional problems resulting from violent crime, including moderate to severe distress, problems with family or friend relationships, or problems at work or school.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines the connection between substance use disorders and mental health problems.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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