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Study Ties Level Of Alcohol Use To Combat-Induced PTSD And Severity Of Its Symptoms

By Andy Smith on Apr 8, 2021 1:43:49 PM

For many American soldiers, the after-effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can linger on throughout their lifetime, but it’s worse for some than others. How much worse? That, in part, can be determined by how much alcohol they consume in order to cope, according to a recent Veterans Affairs study.

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Teens Addicted To Social Media More Likely To Be Culprits Or Victims Of Cyberbullying

By Andy Smith on Apr 5, 2021 10:12:32 AM

Years ago, I pulled up in front of a high school to pick up my daughter. Waiting in line behind the other cars, I noticed dozens of teens waiting for rides – most of them looking at their phones, and hardly any talking with each other. The early stages of social media addiction, I suspect now.

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Who Knew? Solitary Confinement Makes Matters Worse For Mentally Ill  Inmates

By Andy Smith on Mar 29, 2021 12:22:08 PM

Think about this: 15,000 men diagnosed with mental illness are sent to prison. They share roughly the same personality traits as another 15,000 prisoners who have no mental illness. From which group are more inmates more likely to end up in solitary confinement - and for long periods of time? 

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Mental Health Providers Seek Answers On Info Blocking Rules Before April Deadline

By Andy Smith on Mar 26, 2021 12:38:31 PM

Under the 21st Century Cures Act, providers will be prohibited from interfering with the access, exchange or use of electronic health information. A response to information-blocking tactics, these provisions come many questions from mental health providers. They'll need answers by April 5. 

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Collaborative EHR Out of Reach For Many Mental Health Providers

By Andy Smith on Mar 12, 2021 5:04:20 PM

The need has been here for years. Yet despite a heightened urgency for mental health providers and primary care providers to share information, communication between the two parties remains mostly muted.

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Fact Or Fiction? COVID Fueling Flood Of Fake Health News

By Andy Smith on Mar 4, 2021 5:00:37 PM

When COVID-19 began racing around the globe in early 2020, fake news about its cure and prevention wasn’t far behind. In fact, to the consternation of health officials worldwide, social media posts not only spread misinformation about the virus but also exacerbated the spread the virus itself.

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Compassion Fatigue Symptoms: Education And Prevention

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 4, 2021 9:36:59 AM

As a healthcare provider, you may already know how destructive compassion fatigue can be. But do you know its symptoms? And would you be able to recognize them in yourself? For many, the answer is no. If that includes you, learning those symptoms now could spare you much personal trauma in the future.

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Too Little Being Done About Mental Health Of Tired Teens

By Andy Smith on Feb 25, 2021 4:54:09 PM

Concerned that 60% of U.S. middle-schoolers aren’t getting their minimum 8 hours of sleep? Or that 70% of high-schoolers aren’t getting their 8 hours? We probably should be.  But more concerning is how often healthcare providers overlook the impact of sleep deprivation on students' mental health.

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Psychotherapy The Right Choice For Panic Disorder

By Andy Smith on Feb 19, 2021 4:45:39 PM

Their premise made perfect sense: Panic-attack patients who are given a choice of psychotherapy treatments will enjoy better results than those given no choice at all. Precedence supported this belief by Swedish researchers heading into a 10-year study. But their results suggested otherwise.

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