Psychology & Psychiatry

Eating disorders cost billions in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—Eating disorders—such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge-eating disorder—cost the U.S. economy nearly $65 billion in one recent year, a new report shows.

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Homelessness tied to higher readmission rates

(HealthDay)—Homelessness is associated with significantly higher 30- and 90-day readmission rates even when adjusting for other demographic and clinical factors, according to a study recently published in the Journal of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Trustful collaboration critical for outcome of therapy

A trusting therapeutic relationship and outcome-oriented collaboration between therapist and patient are critical for the successful treatment of mental illness. And it pays to start early in therapy, a series of meta-studies ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Text messaging: The next gen of therapy in mental health

In the U.S., it is estimated that approximately 19 percent of all adults have a diagnosable mental illness. Clinic-based services for mental health may fall short of meeting patient needs for many reasons including limited ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Paramedics also need care, study shows

Australia's paramedics attend more than 1.3 million call-outs each year, of which 20% are mental health issues related most commonly to anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol and/or psychosis.

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