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Some Great Leaders Had Mental Illness--It May Have Helped
Seth Borenstein  |  Associated Press
Did mental illness make...

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Amid Shortage, Number of Psychiatric Beds in U.S. Down 13% from 2010
Michael Ollove  |  PBS NewsHour
Psychiatric boarding—...

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No, Mental Illness Does Not Lead to Terrorism
Lindsay Holmes  |  The Huffington Post
Only 3 to 5 percent of violence is attributable to those with a mental illness. Indeed, the mentally ill are more...

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Obamacare and Mental Health: An Unfinished Story
Brianna Ehley  |  POLITICO
Yes, the ACA did much to improve behavioral health care on the insurance side, but a lot more is required to make sure everyone gets the help...

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Bruce Japsen  |  Forbes
More telehealth companies moving into mental health as claims reimbursements increase for online healthcare.
 

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Mental health access lags despite wider insurance coverage
Shefali Luthra  |  MedCity News
Only among whites has expanded insurance coverage led to an increase in mental health care, and within that subset the boost was only 5 percent....

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Mental health services lead U.S. spending outlays
Ron Shinkman  |  FierceHealthFinance
The costs associated with mental health treatment exceed...

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What's Good for Mental Health is Good for the Economy
Paolo del Vecchio  |  SAMHSA
Mental illness costs the global economy about $1 trillion each year, yet on average governments devote...

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Being Lonely Means You're 29% More Likely to Have a Heart Attack
Mandy Oaklander  |  Time Magazine
It also means you’re 32 percent more susceptible to stroke, making loneliness as debilitating to health as anxiety and job stress....

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Addiction treatment is booming and under-regulated
Harry Nelson, JD  |  Behavioral Healthcare
As states scramble to deal with the rise in addiction and treatment, many large insurers are cracking down on illegal and...

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Telepsychiatry is Rising in Popularity, Despite Hurdles
Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC  |  Psychiatry Advisor
Telehealth...

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Lawmakers Confront an $80 Billion Problem for Fixing Mental Health
Caitlin Owens  |  Morning Consult
It could be costly to get rid of a rule on the books...

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A Dearth of Psychiatric Beds
E. Fuller Torrey, MD  |  Psychiatric Times
Recent study in North Carolina suggests the number of psychiatric beds that must be available to keep...

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Incidence of Dementia May Be Declining
Sudha Seshadri, MD  |  Boston Unversity School of Medicine
Researchers are looking for potential tactics and strategies to apply based on...

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Reducing Health Care Costs Through Early Intevention On Mental Illnesses
Paul Gionfriddo, Theresa Nguyen & Nathaniel Counts  |  Health...

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Medicaid to fund more addiction treatment for drugs and alchohol
Kaiser Health News  |  WebMD
Medicaid considers covering 15 days of inpatient rehab per...

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Why Do We Fear Mental Illness?
Peggy Drexler, Ph.D. | Psychology Today
Our fear of mental illness, our inability to talk about it openly and honestly, also renders us...

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4 ways to make money in behavioral health
Julie Miller  |  Behavioral Healthcare
The American system makes healthcare largely a business. As such, behavioral health providers should...

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Researchers stumble on middle-age mental health crisis
H. Steven Moffic, M.D.  |  Behavioral Healthcare
A big spike in the death rate for middle-aged “...

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Could America Elect a Mentally Ill President?
Alex Thompson  |  POLITICO
While Americans have elected women, ethnic minorities and homosexual...

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Can Smartphones Make Psychiatry Smarter?
John Torous MD & John Sharp MD  |  The Doctor Weighs In.com
Passive data, available through smartphones and other devices, may actually tell...

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Is Autism a Mental Illness?
David Rettew M.D.  |  Psychology Today
The agendas behind labeling autism as either a psychiatric or...

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Why Dog's Aren't Schizophrenic?
Dov Michaelie MD, PhD  | The Doctor Weights In
Among all species, only humans experience both bursts of creative genius and schizophrenia. What in our genetic makeup enables...

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