, , , , , ,

Study of Veterans Details Genetic Basis for Anxiety, Links Anxiety and Depression

Some of the variants associated with anxiety had previously been implicated as risk factors for bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. The new study further contributes the first convincing molecular explanation…
, , , , ,

The Cost of Caring for Mentally Ill Inmates

State spending on mental health care for prison inmates has nearly quadrupled in the past two decades. Expenditures on the Colorado Department of Corrections’ “mental health subprogram” increased from about $4.4 million in fiscal…
, , , , , , ,

What Does a Criminal Law Attorney Need to Know About Psychosis?

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics   Psychosis is a condition that distorts attunement with reality. Throughout the years, there have been many criminal cases involving this rather complex illness. Due to its nature as a mental…
, , , , , , ,

Inflammation in Pregnant Moms Linked to Child’s Brain Development - National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH-funded researchers are connecting the dots between inflammation in a pregnant human mother and possible effects on her young child’s developing brain. So far, they have linked high levels of maternal inflammation during pregnancy to reduced…
, , , , , , ,

Behind Bars, Mentally Ill Inmates Are Often Punished for Their Symptoms - NPR

By some accounts, nearly half of America's incarcerated population is mentally ill — and journalist Alisa Roth argues that most aren't getting the treatment they need. Read more.
, , ,

How I Learned Not to Call 911 - The Village Voice

Joshunda Sanders of The Village Voice discusses how he learned how to avoid calling 911 for help with a mentally ill parent. Read more.
, , , , ,

Suspect Molecules Overlap in Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder - National Institute of Mental Health

A new study finds that disorders with significant overlap in genetic risk factors also had significant overlap in gene expression and shared dysfunction in similar molecular pathways. Read more.
, , , , , , ,

Information on Inmates with Serious Mental Illness and Strategies to Reduce Recidivism- Government Accountability Office

About two-thirds of inmates with a serious mental illness in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) were incarcerated for four types of offenses—drug (23 percent), sex offenses (18 percent), weapons and explosives…
, , , , ,

Mental Illness or Brain Injury? Driven by Voices to Commit Crime, Titus Young is in Prison but Still Believes He Could Play in the NFL - The Los Angeles Times

This piece from The Los Angeles Times details the rise and fall of Titus Young, a former player from the NFL. Some experts say Young suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, while others say his behavior is caused by  chronic traumatic…
, , , , , ,

The Teenage Brain: Child Mind Institute Issues New Report on Teenage Mental Health - Markets Insider

This week, the Child Mind Institute released its 2017 Children's Mental Health Report, which includes analysis of why adolescent brain development creates a high-risk period of impulsive behaviors and the onset of mental health and substance…