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UBM's virtual expo offers job opportunities and career development for psychiatrists, mental health professionals

July 17, 2019

OVC administers the VOCA formula funding to the states, the District of Columbia, and territories, which awards the funding to over 5,000 victim service programs operating at the state and local levels.  Domestic violence is one of OVC's priority areas, requiring that states and territories allocate a minimum of 10 percent of their VOCA assistance funds to serving victims of domestic violence, as well as sexual assault and child abuse.  Domestic violence victims can receive compensatio...

New eight-month pilot program to advance standards of care for people with schizophrenia

July 16, 2019

"The 'Advancing Standards of Care' program brings a real opportunity to strengthen and enhance the benefit we can bring to people with schizophrenia," said Megan Griggs, clinical director of adult outpatient services at AltaPointe Health Systems, one of the 10 sites selected for participation. "We're confident that even these basic changes, if applied consistently, can lead to meaningful improvements in the lives of people with schizophrenia and their caregivers."Pilot sites ...

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July 15, 2019

It's Not Over: Consumer Groups Still Worried About Insurance Rules Just last week, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners voted on tough new rules for insurers that will govern how much they have to pay out in medical care versus overhead and profits. It was a big win for Democrats and consumer groups, who had worried that last-minute pressure from insurers could weaken this aspect of the health law (The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog). Little-Known AMA Group Has Big Influence On...

Fish oil not as good for pregnant mums as thought: Study

July 14, 2019

Makrides concluded saying, ???This is the largest and most well conducted study of its type??¶ so we have a conclusive result about the fact that there is little or no effect of DHA supplementation during normal pregnancy on postpartum depression or early childhood neurodevelopment.??? Duffy MacKay, ND, vice-president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition in Washington, D.C., a trade association representing manufacturers and ingredient suppliers of diet...

Study: Characteristics of children with OCD could help predict personalized medicine approach

July 13, 2019

The study also revealed an intriguing connection between OCD treatment outcome and family history: patients with a parent and/or sibling with OCD did six times worse in CBT than their peers without a family history of OCD. Garcia says this could be due to the nature of CBT, which requires more family support and at-home involvement than medication compliance, something that could be more difficult when a parent or other sibling is also dealing with OCD."Based on our findings, cognitive beha...