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'We should not falter': Julia Gillard announces mental health reform plans

Anxiety - 3 hours 47 min ago

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard says improving counselling services, early childhood education and changing the conversation around men's mental health will be her top priorities as beyondblue's new leader. Speaking at Perth's Curtin University on Wednesday evening, Ms Gillard delivered her John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Anniversary Lecture entitled 'Great reform requires courage', and took the opportunity to outline her strategic priorities as incoming chair for the mental health organisation.

Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study

Depression - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 23:41

For people who battle depression and can't find relief, stimulating the brain with electric impulses may help. But a new study by Brazilian researchers says it's still no better than antidepressant medication.

Categories: Depression

'We should not falter': Julia Gillard announces mental health reform plans

Depression - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 23:40

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard says improving counselling services, early childhood education and changing the conversation around men's mental health will be her top priorities as beyondblue's new leader. Speaking at Perth's Curtin University on Wednesday evening, Ms Gillard delivered her John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Anniversary Lecture entitled 'Great reform requires courage', and took the opportunity to outline her strategic priorities as incoming chair for the mental health organisation.

Categories: Depression

Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD) to Post -$0.13 Earnings Per Share

ADHD News - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 22:38

Wall Street analysts predict that Alcobra Ltd. will announce earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research . Zero analysts have made estimates for Alcobra's earnings.

Categories: ADHD

A different take on differences between men's and women's brains

ADHD News - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 20:17

There is greater variety in the size of men's brains than of women's. This could help explain why some psychiatric disorders such as ADHD and autism are more prevalent in boys.

Categories: ADHD

Local Veteran: I had severe depression

Depression - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:16

There are a quarter-million veterans living in the Bay area, many aren't getting the mental health help they need. A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that only half of returning vets who need mental health treatment, for conditions like PTSD or depression, will receive these services.

Categories: Depression

Raising smoking age from 18 to 21 in LA.

Smoking - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 18:01

Would raising the legal smoking age in Louisiana from 18 to 21 cut down on the number of smokers in the state? Would raising the smoking age in Louisiana from eighteen to 21 reduce smoking in the state. How do you feel about that when did you when you smoke your first cigarette.

Categories: Smoking

Sleep disturbances can warn of suicidal thoughts

Depression - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:01

Sleep disturbances can warn of worsening suicidal thoughts in young adults, a study published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found. The effects of sleep problems on suicide risk were not related to the severity of individuals' depression.

Categories: Depression

E-cigarettes increase risk of cigarette smoking in youth

Smoking - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:43

E-cigarettes may harm public health and ultimately increase the burden of cancer if their use contributes to more cigarette smoking among youth. A new collaborative Dartmouth study led by Samir, Soneji, MA, PhD, and James Sargent, MD, demonstrates that this potential harm of e-cigarettes should be taken very seriously.

Categories: Smoking

KemPharm Strengthens ADHD Prodrug Pipeline with Development of KP484, ...

ADHD News - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:42

KP415 End-of-Phase 1 Meeting with FDA Affirms KemPharm's Development Plan and Potential NDA Submission as early as late 2018 / EIN News / -- CORALVILLE, Iowa, June 28, 2017 -- KemPharm, Inc. , a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of proprietary prodrugs, today announced two significant advances involving its prodrug development pipeline for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder .  These advances include the development of a new prodrug product candidate of d-threo-methylphenidate , KP484, for ADHD indications that may benefit from a super-extended duration of treatment and the successful completion of an End-of-Phase 1 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KP415.

Categories: ADHD

Researchers find functional change in brains of patients with type 1 diabetes

Mental Health - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 13:43

The study of the University of Barcelona shows an important step forward in the understanding of how this disease can affect the brain during the cognitive activity. Credit: Universidad de Barcelona Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and the Institute of Complex Systems of the University of Barcelona have identified differences in the pattern of the neurofunctional activation in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Launch of mental health service for new mothers in Harrow

Depression - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:22

The new service launched today as one in 10 women experience mental health illness during pregnancy or the first year following birth. The specialist service will identify and cater to individual needs and will see the teams working closely with therapists and voluntary services to ensure joined-up care.

Categories: Depression

Alcohol Use Among Homeless Youth Due to Victimization Varies by Gender and Type of Abuse

Alcoholism - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:16

Unaccompanied homeless youth, especially females, have high rates of sexual and physical victimization both before and after leaving home. These findings and others will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Denver June 24-28.

Categories: Alcoholism

smoking

Smoking - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:06

Staffordshire traders have been supported in adapting to the latest tobacco sales legislation by the county's trading standards team as the nation marks the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces. This Saturday July 1 it will be ten years to the day that the ban was introduced in England.

Categories: Smoking

Wellington Enacts Ordinance Protecting LGBTQ Youth from Discredited "Conversion Therapy"

Mental Health - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 08:59

At tonight's meeting, the Wellington Village Council enacted an ordinance protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth from the dangerous practice of conversion therapy. The ban goes into effect immediately.

James Gill: Baton Rouge take note; casino smoking debate about money, not principles

Smoking - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 08:47

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Revenue at HarrahOs Casina is down. The casino is blaming it on the cityOs new smoking ban.

Categories: Smoking

Independence service is a real lifesaver

Depression - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 07:52

A dad-of-three who considered suicide after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease says a new service which helps terminally ill adults live well for longer has saved his life. Pete Almond, 64, from Luton, said he supports the Macmillan Independence and Well-being Service, launched today and based at Keech Hospice Care, because it has given him back his quality of life after it seemed all hope was lost.

Categories: Depression

Today's Marijuana User Is Likely A Woman - & Maybe A Mom

Anxiety - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 06:35

Marijuana use is being destigmatized at an unprecedented rate. Between medical marijuana becoming more accepted and several states legalizing the substance during the last election, people are talking openly about cannabis use in a way we have never really seen.

Home education in Northamptonshire increases by 1,172 per cent in ten years, FOI reveals

ADHD News - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 06:35

A new study looking into the growth of home education in Northamptonshire has revealed that since 2006, there are now 375 more pupils now being taught at home. Research obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveals that there were 32 children home-educated in Northamptonshire in 2006 and within 10 years that number has escalated to 407 students in 2016, an increase of 375 people.

Categories: ADHD

The smoking ban: 10 years on

Smoking - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 04:27

The new law prohibited smoking in all workplaces and a variety of other public places. Many workplaces had already quarantined smokers to designated rooms or banned smoking altogether, so while the ban was an irritation, it only continued an existing trend.

Categories: Smoking

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