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Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Athletics/Exercise,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201705.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2015 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, having a usual place to go for medical care, receipt of vaccines, obesity, physical activity and more.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Moore v. Texas

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-797

5-3 Supreme Court ruling that Texas used unconstitutional standards in determining that a death row inmate was not intellectually disabled.  The court had previously ruled in a Virginia case (Atkins v. Virginia) that executing the “mentally retarded” violated the Constitution’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.  That decision left it up to states to determine their own guidelines for intellectual disability.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Sigmund Freud Papers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Mental Health,Sex Issues

https://www.loc.gov/collections/sigmund-freud-papers/about-this-collection/

A digitized collection of more than 20,000 items, including the personal papers of Freud.  From the Library of Congress

 

Physician Office Visits for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents Aged 4-17 Years: United States, 2012-2013

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db269.pdf

This report describes the rate and characteristics of physician office visits by children aged 4-17 with a primary diagnosis of ADHD.  The ADHD rate among children was more than twice as high for boys as for girls.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Mental Health,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2015/ssi_asr15.pdf

Provides a statistical summary of the Supplemental Security Income Program including the number of recipients, average monthly payment, total payments for the year, and characteristics of recipients.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide in the Workplace

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/suicide-in-the-workplace.htm

Examines how the frequency of workplace suicides has changed over time and analyzes the distribution of workplace suicides among selected demographic groups and case categories.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders, 2006-2013

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb216-Mental-Substance-Use-Disorder-ED-Visit-Trends.pdf

Presents data on trends in the rate of emergency department visits involving substance use disorders, depression, anxiety or stress reactions, and psychoses or bipolar disorders. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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