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Brief interventions in primary care clinics could curb patients’ drug use

Preventing drug use from becoming addiction would have health and financial benefitsA few minutes of counseling in a primary care setting could go a long way toward steering people away from… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Structured scrutiny could reduce drug side effects for people with dementia

A new study by Swansea University academics of people with dementia who live in care homes and have been prescribed medicines for their mental health, has found that structured scrutiny by their… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

FDA approves new injectable drug to treat schizophrenia

On October 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended release injection to treat adults with schizophrenia. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Antidepressant drug trials criteria not generalizable

Most patients are likely to be excluded from participating in treatment studiesMark Zimmerman, M.D. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

‘No evidence’ linking smoking cessation drug with suicide, road accidents

A new study states that there is no strong evidence to suggest that varenicline, a common smoking cessation drug, is associated with increased risks of adverse health outcomes. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Tuberculosis drug can improve effect of CBT

A new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet shows that the effect of internet-based CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for people with people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may be… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Study finds high risk of death from alcohol, drug abuse among former prisoners

More than 30% of deaths among men and 50% of deaths women who have been released from prison are due to alcohol and drug abuse, according to a new study. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Rethinking Mental Health and Drug “Therapy” for Children – Mad In America

Rethinking Mental Health and Drug “Therapy” for Children – Mad In America

Mad In America Rethinking Mental Health and Drug “Therapy” for ChildrenMad In AmericaProject #ForTheKids also is building a social media platform to serve as a resource center for concerned adults needing the information and support essential to navigating the often murky waters of mental health, child psychology and education. If by … behavioral health education […]

Psychedelic drug use ‘does not increase risk for mental health problems’

A new study suggests that the stereotype of LSD users developing psychosis is largely a myth, and that the drug may even have some beneficial properties. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Personalized medicine to reduce adverse drug outcomes in people with mental illness

Geneticists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will provide their scientific expertise to a new initiative aimed at preventing and reducing the adverse effects of… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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