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Symptoms that change in type and severity make treatments more complicated and affect patients’ ability to cope with the illness. Treatment can improve the quality of life for people with CFS. Medicines can be used to treat pain, sleep disorders, and other problems.
Typically developing children begin to focus on human faces within the first few hours of life, and they learn to pick up social cues by paying special attention to other people’s eyes.
Children with autism, however, do not exhibit this sort of interest in eye-looking. In fact, a lack of eye contact is one of the diagnostic features of the disorder.
Before, primary care doctors typically would refer those patients to a psychologist. But very few patients actually go see the psychologist …
Every day, more than 100 people commit suicide in the U.S. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 25 and 34, and the third-leading cause of death among those between 15 and 24.
Lacking enough psychiatrists, psychologists and psychiatric nurses, some states will call on a different category of caregiver to meet the surging demand for mental health services under Obamacare.
A committee of experts convened to review child deaths in King County is calling for action to prevent suicides among teenagers, after a high number of youth suicides in 2012.
A new baby brings joy and excitement. But for some women, it can also bring on the start of serious depression. Known as postpartum depression, this condition often starts shortly after a woman gives birth, but it can also begin up to a year later.
Somewhere between 13 and 20 percent of kids in the United States experience some sort of mental illness. That adds up to millions of children suffering from disorders like ADHD, depression, autism and illicit drug use. The total annual cost of the illnesses?
About $247 billion a year.
This week, consider which tools have worked for you before and perhaps try out some new ones.
Having a few “go-to” stress-reducing techniques up your sleeve can make all the difference.
Some states are moving to severely keep people with a history of mental illness from owning guns event though studies have shown that those with mental illness are only slightly more likely to commit acts of violence than anyone else.
The sequestration’s automatic cuts will make it more difficult for low-income Americans to get maternal and infant care, vaccinate their children, and receive treatment for mental illness.
In wake of Newtown shootings, school psychologists seek greater role in school mental health efforts
School psychologists must be part of the conversation about school safety and mental health services, both nationally and at the local level, says the leader of the National Association of School Psychologists at its annual meeting here in Seattle.