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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…
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Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope – September 26 at 10 AM

Thursday, September 26 Screening 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Valencia College Lake Nona Campus Room 148 12350 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)…
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Association of Parental Incarceration with Psychiatric and Functional Outcomes of Young Adults

This cohort study, using data from a community-representative, longitudinal study, found that parental incarceration was associated with young adults’ increased odds of having an anxiety disorder, having a felony charge, spending time in jail,…

Anxiety: When Benzodiazepines Attack

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics   Did you Know? Anxiety disorders develop from risk factors such as genetics, brain chemistry life events and personality. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States.…
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Search for Mental Health Care Ends Tragically at Florida Jail

County jails are ill equipped to care for people with mental health issues. That fact was not known to Vicki Futch, 80, when she called Florida’s Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) for help because her son, Gregory Allan Futch, 54,…
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The Startling Toll on Children Who Witness Domestic Violence is Just Now Being Understood

Witnessing abuse carries the same risk of harm to children's mental health and learning as if the children had been abused directly, new research shows. Read more.
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Prisons Are Housing Mental Health Patients Who’ve Committed No Crimes

Andrew Butler was a popular kid at Hollis Brookline High School in New Hampshire, an honors student who was captain of the football and wrestling teams. Then, during college, Andrew tore his leg muscles, making even walking to class difficult.…
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Chargers’ Joe Barksdale Uses Guitar as Therapy in Battle with Depression

Joe Barksdale considered taking his life midway through last season. But when his mind meanders to a dark place, playing the guitar pulls him back into the light. Barksdale, 30, said playing guitar serves as a form of therapy to help him…
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Tyler Hadley Resentencing: Mental Health Experts for Defense Argue Hadley Can Be Rehabilitated

"I’ve never seen anything like this in all my 30 years of practice,” a psychiatrist testified at Tyler Hadley’s resentencing Wednesday, referring to the 17-year-old killer's lack of violent history — until the day he killed his parents…
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Recreational Therapy is Lifesaver for Kids in Juvenile Detention – Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Bill Dorsey works as a shift supervisor at the Ada County Juvenile Justice Detention Center in Boise, Idaho. Outside of his daily duties, Dorsey also provides a valuable service to the youths held in detention — he teaches music. By providing…