Monthly Archives: July 2008

Mental Health Treatment: It’s Commonly Accepted Yet Not So Easy To Obtain Or Understand

Mental Health Treatment: It’s Commonly Accepted Yet Not So Easy To Obtain Or Understand Seeing a psychologist or other mental health professional isn’t an unusual thing; in fact it’s relatively common. Nearly three in ten U.S. adults (29%) report that they have received treatment or therapy from a psychologist or other mental health professional. The […]

Mental health poll reveals stigma

Mental health poll reveals stigma  Nine out of ten people with mental health problems in England say they are frequently stigmatised – often by those closest to them, a survey has found. Strangers in shops or public transport were likely to be the most accepting, with family and neighbours more likely to treat them differently. […]

Escitalopram (Lexapro) Will Remain as the Clinical Gold Standard Treatment For Major Depressive Disorder

Escitalopram (Lexapro) Will Remain as the Clinical Gold Standard Treatment For Major Depressive Disorder Current and Emerging Drugs Continue to Struggle for Patient Share in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder Owing to Safety, Escitalopram Will Remain as the Clinical Gold Standard Treatment, According to a New Report from Decision Resources   WALTHAM, Mass., July […]

Protein On ‘Speed’ Linked To ADHD

Protein On ‘Speed’ Linked To ADHD Medical Center investigators report this week in The Journal of Neuroscience. A genetic change in the dopamine transporter – one of the brain’s dopamine-handling proteins – makes it behave as if amphetamine is present and “run backward,” Vanderbilt University  The altered function of the transporter gene variant, discovered in […]

Don’t Veto Medicare Parity, President Bush!

Dear Members, We did it!  the Senate passed the Medicare bill (H.R. 6331) that would repeal the 50% co-pay for outpatient mental health services with a veto-proof margin (69-30). Thanks for all your hard work to improve Medicare coverage for mental health consumers! We can’t stop now though. We must push this bill over the finish line by […]

Don’t Veto Medicare Parity, President Bush!

Dear Members, We did it!  the Senate passed the Medicare bill (H.R. 6331) that would repeal the 50% co-pay for outpatient mental health services with a veto-proof margin (69-30). Thanks for all your hard work to improve Medicare coverage for mental health consumers! We can’t stop now though. We must push this bill over the finish line by […]

Public Service Announcement to Air on ABC’s General Hospital

Public Service Announcement to Air on ABC's General HospitalDBSA, in partnership with ABC Daytime, has taped a public service announcement (PSA) with Maurice Benard which will air after the show on Monday, July 21. Actor Maurice Benard partnered with DBSA to raise awareness since Jul 20, 2006"We are excited to be working with Mr. Maurice [...]
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