Psychology & Psychiatry

Lower birth weight may up risk for psychiatric disorders

(HealthDay)—After adjustment for family-related factors and gestational age, lower birth weight is associated with a small but significant increased risk for several psychiatric disorders, according to a study published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Downward mobility link to violent crime and self-harm

The children of families who fall upon hard times are at significantly greater risk of being involved in violent crime and harming themselves as young adults, according to a major new study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Conditional release programs often work for criminally insane

After being found not guilty by reason of insanity, it's not typically a crime—rather declining mental health or breaking rules of conditional release like not drinking alcohol—that puts people back in a psychiatric hospital ...

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