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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

App to improve monitoring of psychotic patients’ mental state and treatment adherence

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia have designed a new app that allows doctors to remotely monitor a psychotic outpatient’s mental state and improve overall adherence to… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Suicide rate significantly higher for patients with head and neck cancer

Patients with head and neck cancer have more than 3 times the incidence of suicide compared with the general population, with rates highest among patients with cancers of the larynx and… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Medicine used to treat ADHD may also help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder

A drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be a significantly better treatment alternative for post-traumatic stress disorder than current therapies, according to new… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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

Race and depression associated with increased hospitalization costs of heart failure patients in the USA

A new study shows that race and mental health status increase hospitalization costs in heart failure patients. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Psoriasis patients at increased risk for depression

A major study in the US finds that psoriasis and depression are linked, but the degree of psoriasis does not imply more severe depression. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Antipsychotic drugs linked to brain tissue loss in patients with schizophrenia

Long-term use of antipsychotic medications – particularly first-generation antipsychotics – may be associated with loss of gray matter in the brain, according to a new study. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Patients with depression, personality disorders most likely to make euthanasia requests

A new study of 100 mentally ill patients in Belgium who made euthanasia requests reveals the majority had depression and/or personality disorders. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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