Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Wrap Up 10 31 2008

Here are a list of links and stories I found the most interesting of all I found today.

Self-Harm Patients Need Better Follow-up
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/582876
After patients are seen in a hospital emergency department (ED) for intentional self-harm, such as a drug overdose or self-imposed cuts, they often fall through the cracks in the healthcare system, a new study suggests.
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ADHD Takes a Heavy Toll on Family Relationships
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/582864
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children not only poses significant challenges for the children themselves, but new research shows that it can also exact a significant toll on their families.
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Mental-Health Hospitalizations Longer, More Common, Than Others
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/582880
In the United States in 2006, more than 20% of all hospital stays were related to mental health, a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows.
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Alzheimer Family Genes Provide New Clues
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/10/31/alzheimer-family-genes-provide-new-clues/3244.html
The first family-based genome-wide association study in Alzheimer’s disease has identified the sites of four novel genes that may significantly influence risk for Alzheimer’s.
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Analysis of Interventions for Youth Trauma
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/10/31/analysis-of-interventions-for-youth-trauma/3243.html
An independent, nonfederal task force discovered that both individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) were effective interventions to reduce psychological harm for youth who experience trauma.
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Study: Disparities Persist In Mental Health Care
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/127740.php
People from racial minorities in the United States are less likely to have access to care for depression and less likely to receive adequate care when treatment is available, according to a new study in Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association.
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Childhood Trauma May Increase Risk Of Psychotic Experiences - Royal College Of Psychiatrists
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/127673.php
Children who are exposed to physical abuse or domestic violence are at greater risk of having psychotic experiences when they reach their teenage years, according to new research.
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Older Blood Used in Transfusions Raises Infection Risk
http://www.healthnews.com/medical-updates/older-blood-used-transfusions-raises-infection-risk-2040.html
Most of us don’t think about blood. We just want it to stay where it belongs and do its job. Blood is the body’s transportation system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to the organs in our body that need them, and carrying away the waste products to be eliminated. In an average lifetime most people will never need a blood transfusion.

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