Tag: psychiatry

Self Harming Youths On Medicaid Failed By The Medical System

Many emergancy rooms across the US are failing to protect young people who self harm by discharging them without emergancy mental health assessments, a new report by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital suggests. The findings are published in this months Journal of the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, and derived from a national study of Medicaid data.

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Report Suggest Most Mental Health Treatment Needs Are Not Being Met In California

Nearly 2 million adults in California, about 8 percent of the population, need mental health treatment, but the majority receive no services or inadequate services, despite a state law mandating that health insurance providers include mental health treatment in their coverage options, a new report by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows.

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Childhood Epilepsy: Study Finds Boys At Greater Risk Of Developing Psychiatric Disorders

While it has previously been reported that children with epilepsy have a greater risk for developing psychiatric disorders and behavioral problems; a new study has identified that gender plays a great role in determining the potential development of specific problems. Girls, the study suggests, are more inclined to develop emotional problems, while their male counterparts faced a greater risk for developing hyperactivity and attention deficits.

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