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Federal funds available to support specialized training curriculum on Mental Health Procedures Act

June 17, 2019

The LifeSpeak On Demand library features over 200 high-definition video clips which have been filmed in both English and French. Each segment is led by a subject matter expert and runs for 6 - 10 minutes. The clips are accompanied by a printable tip sheet that is designed by each expert, who include: Vice Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Dr. David Goldbloom; Hospital for Sick Children Chief of Paediatric Medicine, Dr. Jeremy Friedman; parenting expert and television host, Alyson ...

Tai Chi may help reduce stress, anxiety and depression

June 16, 2019

Susan Kornstein is a professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and co-founder and executive director of the VCU Institute for Women's Health, a designated National Center of Excellence in Women's Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Kornstein serves as an internationally recognized researcher in the areas of depression, anxiety disorders, premenstrual syndrome and sexual dysfunc...

Anxiety or depression do not raise teen's risk for motor vehicle accidents

June 15, 2019

"I was really surprised that there was not a relationship between being in a car accident and being slightly or significantly distressed. The findings are counterintuitive and that makes them all the more interesting," said Kim Dolgin, Ph.D., an adolescent psychologist at Ohio Wesleyan University.Dolgin ?? who had no affiliation with the study ?? called the data analysis "sophisticated and appropriate" and said that the large sample size strengthened the study's findings. H...

If Laura's Law is not implemented, mentally ill people will be arrested and jailed: Recent analysis

June 14, 2019

"California can solve its bed shortage crisis if it has the political will to do so," said Randall Hagar, Government Affairs Director of the California Psychiatric Association, "In 2002, the California Legislature passed one of the nation's most forwarding thinking statues - Laura's Law -- to provide its severely mentally ill citizens community care to stop the revolving door of hospitalization and jailings." Laura's Law provides for assisted outpatient treatment that can act...

Study finds familial restless legs syndrome more prominent among French Canadian women

June 13, 2019

"Restless legs syndrome is prevalent in 10 to 15 percent of French-Canadians, yet the neurological disorder is often misdiagnosed. Restless legs syndrome is a chronic disorder with an average of 24 years of suffering, affects people of all ages and usually begins before the age of 30. Most family members who are diagnosed with the disease experience moderate symptoms of restless legs syndrome," says first author says Lan Xiong, a Universit- de Montr-al researcher. "Our findings in...