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Tougher disability benefit assessment may have taken “serious” toll on mental health

Higher reassessment rate linked to more suicides, mental ill health, and antidepressant use. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Rise in disability benefits for children with mental disorders consistent with population trends

The percentage of poor children who received federal disability benefits for at least one of 10 major mental disorders increased from 1.88 percent in 2004 to 2. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Psychological testing in the service of disability determination

Broader use of standardized psychological testing for applicants submitting disability claims to the U.S. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Low birth weight may be linked to disability pension risk among men

Researchers believe low birth weight for men could be linked to an increased risk of transitioning to disability pension, particularly due to mental disorders. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental health soon after war-zone concussions predicts disability

Evaluating military personnel with blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries, researchers have found that early symptoms of post-traumatic stress, such as anxiety, emotional numbness, flashbacks… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Childhood disability rates highest recorded, children’s hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC finds

The percentage of children with disabilities due to neurodevelopmental or mental health conditions continues to rise, particularly among children in more socially advantaged households, according… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Study reveals women with mental health disability may face 4-fold risk of abusive relationship

Women with a severe mental health-related disability are nearly four times more likely to have been a victim of intimate partner violence than those without a disability, according to a new study by Women’s College Hospital researcher Janice Du Mont and co-author Tonia Forte. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Domestic Abuse More Likely for Women with Severe Mental Health Disability

Domestic Abuse More Likely for Women with Severe Mental Health Disability

Women with a severe mental health-related disability are nearly four times more likely to have been a victim of intimate partner violence than those without a disability, according to a new study. “Our study suggests that women whose daily activities were limited by a psychological, emotional, or mental health condition may be especially vulnerable to […]

16 Percent Increase Seen In Childhood Disability Over Past Decade

More children today have a disability than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among kids in higher-income families, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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, […]

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