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Mayo Clinic issues toolkit to identify signs of youth mental health disorders

September 22, 2019

Gina M. McCaskill The University of Alabama School of Social Work Dissertation Topic: Validation of the Self-care Utility Geriatric African American Rating (SUGAAR) for Type 2 Diabetes Julie Norstrand Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Dissertation Topic: What Pathways Link Social Capital to Physical and Mental Health Among Older Adults?Katherine Supiano University of Utah College of Social Work Dissertation Topic: Complicated Grief in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Co...

BGS journal highlights lack of designated service provision for older addicts

September 21, 2019

Professor Peter Crome, past President of the BGS, said: "The recent Royal College of Psychiatrists report Our Invisible Addicts, which examined the nature and extent of substance misuse in older people raised questions about service provision.  The Equality Act 2010, makes it a legal obligation for the NHS to provide older people with the same level of healthcare provision, including assessment and treatment, as younger people.  To this end, all healthcare professionals must take ...

HHS: Pica eating disorder hospitalizations on the rise in the U.S.

September 20, 2019

In the first stage, half of the 322 participants will receive injectable prescribed heroin, and the other half will receive injectable hydromorphone. Stage I will involve six-months of treatment. All volunteers retained in injection treatment at the end of Stage I will be eligible to enter Stage II.In Stage II, half of the participants will then continue injection treatment exactly as in Stage I on a blinded basis while the other half will switch to the oral equivalent of the same medication (pr...

Brown signs Calif. measures to aid children with autism, ban kids younger than 18 from using tanning beds

September 19, 2019

The Miami Herald: Daughter's Complaint Puts Focus On Medicare Payment To For-Profit HospiceWhen Carol Flatto saw that Medicare was paying $4,500 a month for her father's hospice care on Miami Beach, she was astounded. ??¶ After Edwin Flatto died in July, records showed that Medicare had paid Odyssey (Healthcare, a for-profit company in West Dade) $35,043 for his care, including various miscellaneous claims. ??¶ Her complaint echoes a stern warning in July from a federal watchdog agency that Medi...

PE, CT appear to reduce PTSD symptoms in patients with recent traumatic event

September 18, 2019

Following randomization, 63 participants started PE, 40 started CT, 93 were placed on the waiting list and 46 were in the SSRI and placebo subgroups (23 in each group). At the five-month follow-up, the prevalence of PTSD in the PE and CT groups (21.4 percent and 18.2 percent, respectively) were significantly less than in the WL, SSRI and placebo groups (58.2 percent, 61.9 percent and 55.6 percent, respectively). The analysis showed significant group differences in CAPS and mean (average) PTSD Sy...