mental illness

ACA reform must preserve mental health pharmacy accessACA repeal or replacement must focus on how to preserve mental health services and pharmacy access.
Mental health services in primary careIntegrating mental health services within the primary care setting would help to provide continuity of care and benefit a myriad of issues faced by children with mental illness and the pediatricians who care for them.
Mental health: The secret sauce to healthcare reformMental health advocate Patrick J. Kennedy talks to Managed Healthcare Executive about reform, mental health equity, and how payers can help integrate care in mental health.
Injectable schizophrenia drug gets FDA green lightFDA has approved aripiprazole lauroxil (Aristada, Alkermes) extended-release injectable suspension for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia.
A new approach to care management for patients with comorbiditiesApproximately half of all adults in the U.S. have one or more chronic health conditions, and 75% of health care costs are due to chronic illnesses. When psychosocial issues like depression, low income, or lack of social support are present, the impact on costs is even greater.
Nurses are on the front line in treating, recognizing mental illnessAlthough every nurse receives basic education for caring for psychiatric patients, the complexity of patient care continues to be a challenge.
Does maternal inflammation increase the chance of schizophrenia?Maternal inflammation during pregnancy may be linked to a risk of schizophrenia in the woman’s offspring, according to a new study in The American Journal of Psychiatry based on analysis of data from a large Finnish cohort.
Mental illness tied to adolescent pregnancy ratesHaving a major mental illness triples the risk that an adolescent will become teenaged mother, according to a study in Pediatrics. The research is the first to look at fertility trends in adolescents with mental illnesses.
BLOG: Mental health parity ruling long overdueNew mandate ensures that plans cover mental health and addiction services in the same way they treat other medical issues.