Psychology & Psychiatry

How marijuana taxes could fund mental health care for millions

Research by GPH's Jonathan Purtle says that earmarking state taxes on recreational sales is an underused strategy for financing mobile psychiatric crisis units, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and more.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychosis risk linked to cats

Exposure to toxoplasma, a disease carried by cats, may increase the likelihood of developing psychosis in young people already at risk, a new Orygen study has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain scans could offer sign of postpartum psychosis risk

Postpartum psychosis is a devastating, but rare, mental health problem that affects women in the first few weeks after giving birth. Symptoms vary widely, and can include high mood (mania), depression, confusion, hallucinations ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Safe to breastfeed while on bipolar meds? Jury's still out

Women taking lithium to treat their bipolar disorder frequently ask if breastfeeding while on the medication will harm their babies. Those fears are largely rooted in sparse studies that have not addressed critical factors, ...

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