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Mentally Ill Are Often Victims of Violence

February 26th, 2014
Mentally Ill Are Often Victims of Violence A new study clarifies the relationship between mental illness and criminal violence, as researchers discover almost one-third of adults with mental illness are likely to be victims ...

Physicians Often Fail to Detect Suicide Warning Signs

February 25th, 2014
Physicians Often Fail to Detect Suicide Warning SignsA new national study finds that physicians often fail to detect suicidal ideations. Researchers from the Henry Ford Health System with the Mental Health Research Network found that ...

Citalopram Can Reduce Alzheimer’s Agitation

February 20th, 2014
Citalopram Can Reduce Alzheimer’s Agitation A new multi-site U.S.-Canada study suggests that the antidepressant citalopram (brand names Celexa or Cipramil) may reduce symptoms of agitation associated with Alzheimer’s disease. "Up to 90 percent of people ...

Phone App Helps Women in Abusive Relationships

February 19th, 2014
Phone App Helps Women in Abusive RelationshipsAlthough young women are at the highest risk for dating violence, they are less likely than older adults to seek formal safety resources. Instead, women between the ages of ...

Effects of Bullying Can Be Persistent

February 18th, 2014
Effects of Bullying Can Be PersistentA new study suggests the duration, or how long a child is bullied, is a major factor toward assessing the damage the activity may cause on a child’s overall ...

Growing Number of Chemicals Linked to Brain Disorders in Children

February 16th, 2014
Growing Number of Chemicals Linked to Brain Disorders in ChildrenA new study finds that toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia. Researchers ...

Denying Guilt Linked to Repeat Criminal Offenses

February 12th, 2014
Denying Guilt Linked to Repeat Criminal OffensesAuthorities say that within three years of being released from jail, two out of every three inmates in the U.S. wind up behind bars again. And new research ...

After Violent Video Games, Study Finds Teens Eat and Cheat More

February 9th, 2014
After Violent Video Games, Study Finds Teens Eat and Cheat MoreIn a new study, teens who played violent video games ate more chocolate and were more likely to steal raffle tickets during a lab experiment ...

No Easy Answers When It Comes to Gender and Violence

February 6th, 2014
No Easy Answers When It Comes to Gender and ViolenceThe latest research on how differences between the male and female brain contribute to sex differences in violence is explored in Violence and Gender, a ...

Domestic Abuse More Likely for Women with Severe Mental Health Disability

February 2nd, 2014
Women With Mental Health Disability More Likely to be in Abusive RelationshipsWomen with a severe mental health-related disability are nearly four times more likely to have been a victim of intimate partner violence than those ...