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Posted by ahaanews on March 7, 2007

Even Republicans Hate Our Health Care System

Anemia Drug May Harm Some Patients, FDA Says

Bush Adds to Ranks of Military Health Panel  Two war veterans are among seven appointees chosen by President Bush on Friday to round out a commission that will review the military’s health care system.

Mentally Ill Inmates at Risk in Isolation, Lawsuit Says 

A new lawsuit seeking to prevent Massachusetts from inmate.jpgplacing mentally ill inmates in segregated cells reflects an increasing national concern.

There have been 18 suicides and suicide attempts by inmates in solitary confinement described in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday by advocates for inmates and the mentally ill. They are seeking to prevent Massachusetts from placing mentally ill inmates in such segregated cells.

In California, after a record number of prison suicides — 44 — in 2005, a special master appointed by a federal judge reported that inmates “in overcrowded and understaffed administration segregation units are killing themselves in unprecedented numbers.”  The judge, Lawrence Karlton, ordered the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to spend more than $600 million to improve mental health services. but… And the story is much the same here in the UK, seeSick, suicidal – and locked up in jail  and the NHS ‘failing mentally-ill inmates’ It’s certainly not a new problem either – overcrowded jails are struggling to cope with rising levels of severe mental illness, with nearly two suicides a week and epidemic levels of self-harm

Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix

FDA Testimonies on SSRIs and Suicide You have to scroll down to read this entry but check out the rest of this interesting blog too – you may recall the FDA’s meeting on SSRI’s and suicide. You can now access the presentations of the speakers, including David Healy, Robert Gibbons, Sara Bostock, Vera Sharav, Robert Valuck, and many more. Transcripts of the meeting (part 1 and part 2) are also available. Kudos to the FDA for their willingness to post all this material online.

Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention a magnet for grants

Planning Is Everything With An Alzheimer’s Or Dementia Diagnosis

Women soldiers have died of dehydration to avoid late night trips to toilet [VIDEO]  They face rape assault at hands of fellow soldiers…

Use of hyperactivity drugs soars  The use of drugs to treat hyperactivity in children has soared worldwide, say US researchers. Between 1993 and 2003, prescriptions of ADHD medications, such as Ritalin, almost tripled. Global spending on ADHD drugs increased nine-fold, with 83% occurring in the US, a study in Health Affairs reported. But experts said although use of ADHD medications had increased as awareness of the disorder improved, “they may still be under-used in the UK”. Use of psycho-stimulant drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in 5-19 year olds was examined in countries across the world. Between 1993 and 2003 use of ADHD medications increased by 274%. The US, Canada and Australia all had higher than expected use of the drugs. Country-by-country analysis showed increases in other countries including France, Sweden, Korea and Japan. In the UK, use of the drugs grew by 12.3% between 1999 and 2003 and expenditure grew by 30.8%. Adult antipsychotics can worsen troubles     

Activists Take on Eli Lilly Over Off-Label Sale of Zyprexa

Veterans Face Vast Inequities Over Disability  It’s a disgrace that compensation is determined by such factors as where soldiers live and whether they were on active duty or were members of the National Guard or the Reserve.  Veterans’ advocates say the types of bureaucratic obstacles recently disclosed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are eclipsed by those at the Veterans Affairs division that is supposed to pay soldiers for service-related ills. The influx of veterans from the Iraq war has nearly overwhelmed an agency already struggling to meet the mental health – health care, disability payment and pension needs of more than three million veterans. If they want a longer shelf life all politcians need to start telling the truth about Iraq, and then meeting their obligations to the people they sent there..

Advocates applaud mental-health bill   Are conservatives stupid?City of Eugene Mayor Meets with Mental Health Consumers & Psychiatric Survivors    Champions of the Lost CauseCritics of mental health budget cuts turn out in blackDepartment of Defense Task Force on Mental Health Meetings Slated …    Device may help apnea patients with memory loss

Editorial: End the Stigma on Mental Health

For Sex Offenders, a Dispute Over Therapy’s Benefits

Legislation seeking expansion of drug, mental health courts   Low birth weight may predict depression in teen girls

Mental health care providers decry proposed Medicaid cuts

Morgellons Mystery
A just-christened illness involves disorientation, multi-colored fibers bursting from sores, and the sensation of bugs crawling under the skin. Is this an age-old delusion or a disturbing new disease?

Natural health pioneer launches Consumer Wellness Center nonprofit organization

Newly Out Gay Vet Urges Americans to End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Public Has Trust Issues With Psychiatrists, Survey Finds

Radical Mental Health/Anti-Psychiatry comes to the Central Valley    Retailers Support Mental Health Coverage Compromise

Schools Restructuring Mental Health Services

Senate Committee Approves Telemedicine Mental Health Bill for American Indians, Alaska Natives The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday approved by voice vote a bill that would authorize $6 million to provide mental health services for suicide prevention, intervention and treatment available to American Indians and Alaska Natives through expanded telemedicine systems

Senate panel to take up mental health parity bill     St. Cloud VA says it’s ready for vets with mental health issues 

Supreme Court declines polygamy case The husband of three wives claimed the court’s landmark ruling on gays applies to polygamists.

The Right to Organize     The Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health 

10 Tips for Improving a Loved-One’s Mental Health

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One Response to “USA”

  1. morgellons said

    Morgellons is a skin disorder that was first described more than 300 years ago. The disease is characterized by fiber-like strands extruding from the skin in conjunction with various dermatologic and neuropsychiatric symptoms. For support: http://www.morgellons-disease-research.com/

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