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Primary care doctors welcome mental health professionals:By Yesenia Robles The Denver Post

Primary care doctors welcome mental health professionals:By Yesenia Robles The Denver Post

A growing number of primary care doctors in the Denver metro area are opening their doors to mental health professionals to help treat their patients — part of a trend toward integrating health services. Mental health community centers in Adams and Arapahoe counties started placing their professionals in private doctor’s offices more than five years […]

Working With Veterans and Military Families By Kate Jackson Social Work Today Vol. 13 No. 2 P. 12

Working With Veterans and Military Families By Kate Jackson Social Work Today Vol. 13 No. 2 P. 12

With veterans and military families, “meeting clients where they are” may require additional training, and social workers are preparing to address this challenge. Soldiers coming home from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars share the age-old grievances of all warriors throughout history, such as grief, bodily injury, combat stress, fatigue, and emotional anguish. Added to these […]

Blue chip venture groups arm gene therapy upstart with $41M launch round – FierceBiotech

Blue chip venture groups arm gene therapy upstart with $41M launch round – FierceBiotech

In another sign that gene therapy has come of age, Paris-based GenSight Biologics is lifting off with a $ 41 million shot in the arm from a lineup of blue chip VCs led by a Big Pharma venture arm–Novartis Venture Fund along with Abingworth, Versant Ventures and Index Ventures. The biotech upstart will announce later […]

Psychiatrist Burnout Less Than Most Other Physicians’ – Medscape

Psychiatrist Burnout Less Than Most Other Physicians’ – Medscape

One in 3 psychiatrists say they are burned out, but that makes them one of the more engaged, satisfied specialties in a profession with a serious case of the blues, according to the 2013 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report. Fewer hassles with third-party payers and a greater sense of control over their work world may explain […]

Obama Riles His Own Party With Social Security Offer – NPR (blog)

Obama Riles His Own Party With Social Security Offer – NPR (blog)

Enlarge image i President Obama prepares to depart San Francisco on Thursday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images President Obama prepares to depart San Francisco on Thursday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Few things indicate a president no longer needs to worry about re-election more than his willingness to ignite an intraparty firestorm. President Obama’s decision to include in the […]

Letters: Disability insurance and depression – Los Angeles Times

Letters: Disability insurance and depression – Los Angeles Times

Re “Disability: the new welfare?,” Opinion, April 2 Jonah Goldberg is correct that the increase in Social Security disability beneficiaries deserves scrutiny, but he shows a misunderstanding of how the program works. It is relatively challenging for a claimant to qualify for benefits. The Social Security Administration does not simply accept certification from a physician, […]

Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits – The Seattle Times

Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits – The Seattle Times

WASHINGTON —President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks. A federal judge in New York on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to lift age restrictions on the sale of emergency […]

Feds retain control of California prison mental health – Fox News

Feds retain control of California prison mental health – Fox News

Feb. 21, 2013: In this photo, a new inmate housing unit is seen near completion at the Madera County Jail in Madera, Calif.AP SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  A federal judge on Friday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s bid to regain state control of inmates’ mental health care after 18 years of court oversight and billions of dollars […]

Antidepressant-induced cardioprotection after event reverses with a vengeance – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Antidepressant-induced cardioprotection after event reverses with a vengeance – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

SAN FRANCISCO – If ever a study drove home the point that depression – including post–acute coronary syndrome depression – is a chronic relapsing disorder requiring long-term maintenance therapy, it’s the COPES trial. COPES (Collaborative Psychosocial Evaluation Studies) was a randomized, prospective, single-blind trial in which patients with persistent depressive symptoms after an ACS event […]

Scientology Group’s Anti-Psychiatry Exhibit Comes to Wicker Park – DNAinfo

Scientology Group’s Anti-Psychiatry Exhibit Comes to Wicker Park – DNAinfo

WICKER PARK — Scientology has made an indirect — and temporary — entry into Wicker Park. About 80 people toured the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” traveling exhibit Sunday, its organizers said. “We didn’t think we’d have much of a crowd, competing with Jesus and the Easter bunny,” said William Pollack, a volunteer from the […]

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