Archive for February, 2010

A Prospective Study of the Impact of Smoking on Outcomes in Bipolar and Schizoaffective Disorder

A Prospective Study of the Impact of Smoking on Outcomes in Bipolar and Schizoaffective Disorder

Posted on25. Feb, 2010 by .

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Abstract from Clinical Psychiatry  Background The impact of tobacco smoking on mental health outcomes was investigated in a 24-month, naturalistic, longitudinal study of 240 people with bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder. Participants were interviewed and data recorded by trained study clinicians at 9 interviews during the study period.  Smoking status was determined by self-report. Nicotine […]

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Heightened Involvement in the US Criminal Justice System and Cost Implications for Persons Treated for Schizophrenia

Heightened Involvement in the US Criminal Justice System and Cost Implications for Persons Treated for Schizophrenia

Posted on03. Feb, 2010 by .

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A research study reported in BMC Psychiatry ( a division of Bio-Med Central) finds heightened involvement in the US criminal justice system and cost implications for persons treated for schizophrenia. In a study by Haya Ascher-Svanum and a team of researchers from Eli Lilly and Company, reported Jan 28,  278 (46%) of 609 participants said […]

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Employees Report Mixed Feelings about Seeking Health Care Treatment

Employees Report Mixed Feelings about Seeking Health Care Treatment

Posted on03. Feb, 2010 by .

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ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 25, 2010) – More than 40 percent of employees identified their employers as supportive or extremely supportive in seeking care for health issues, according to a survey by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The national survey conducted online by Harris Interactive also showed that barriers still exist for those employees who said […]

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