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For People With A Mental Illness, Loved Ones Who Care Are As Important As Formal Supports

People living with mental illness often require support from carers, such as family and friends, on a long-term and somewhat unpredictable basis. But these support networks are not always in place. Geographical or emotional distance from family members, conflict with friends, and the tendency for people with mental illness to withdraw from others means these […]

Brain Scans May Provide Clues To Suicide Risk´╗┐

What Is Emotion Regulation?Brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders nave been identified by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Utah Health. The finding[1] provides a promising lead toward tools that can predict which individuals are at the highest risk for […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment Doesn’t Work

When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn’t working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say. That’s true even when these individuals don’t seem to fit the usual profile of obstructive sleep apnea, which includes males who are overweight, snore […]

US Mental Illness Care Access Inadequate Despite Coverage Expansions

The United States’ capability to meet the rising needs for mental health services is speedily deteriorating, at the same time that more Americans than ever are suffering from mental and emotional distress, according to new findings from researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center. Their analysis of federal health information data concluded that 3.4 percent of […]