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Forensic Psychiatric Patients Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Crimes

PHOTO: http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/105334.php Offenders sentenced to forensic psychiatric care do not consider their mental illness to be the main reason for their crimes. Instead, they point to abuse, poverty, or anger toward a particular person, according to a new doctoral thesis by Pontus Höglund, a Ph.D. student at Lund University in Sweden, and ethics coordinator in […]

Forensic psychiatric patients and staff view the effects of mental illness differently

Offenders sentenced to forensic psychiatric care do not consider their mental illness to be the main reason for their crime. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Review explores cancer screening, prevention, and treatment in people with mental illness

A new report calls attention to cancer in people with mental illness, suggesting that healthcare system and societal factors are just as critical as individual lifestyle factors– linked to smoking… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Reform model not yet helping people with mental illness

Care quality, value gains from coordinated care not reaching patients with mental health diagnoses. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Many adults with severe mental illness not being screened for diabetes

Many patients in the California public mental health care system with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, who were taking antipsychotic medications were not screened… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Inhalant use linked to head injuries, traumatic experiences and mental illness

Incarcerated youth who have suffered head injuries, traumatic experiences and mental illness diagnoses are more likely to abuse multiple inhalants, according to researchers at Georgia State… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Nasal spray device for mental illness

Researchers at the University of Oslo have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Modern nuclear disasters: biggest risk is mental, not physical illness

Fukushima has had no physical impact on human health but will have lasting social and psychological ones, say leading radiological protection experts. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

‘Housing First’ can reduce alcohol problems for homeless people with mental illness

Interventions also improve housing stability and community functioning for this populationA “Housing First” approach, where homeless people with mental illness are provided with a place to live… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Could owning a cat raise the risk of mental illness?

New research has linked cat ownership in childhood with greater later-life risk of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, attributing the link to the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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