People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probation

(University of California - Berkeley) Each year, some 2 million people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are arrested for various crimes, inadvertently turning the US correctional system into the nation's primary provider of inpatient psychiatric care. But an eight-year study led by the University of California, Berkeley, offers a solution.
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Scientists are learning that certain foods — either because of their natural ingredients or because of added chemicals — can have significant effects on health. One way in which food can exert this influence health is through inflammation, which is triggered by the immune system and may have an impact on the risk of developing a number of chronic conditions. Plenty of foods contribute to inflammation, from sugar to saturated fat. But in a new study, cured meats are under scrutiny. They usually contain nitrates, a group of chemicals used as a preservative to cure meats like jerky, meat sticks and hot dogs, and...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Research on emotional recognition in psychiatric disorders began with the study of schizophrenia, after which it extended to bipolar disorder, and major depression disorder (Kohler  et al. 2011). The cumulative body of research has shown that people with depression suffer from cognitive impairments in general, and it has repeatedly been argued that there is “negative bias” in depression (for a review, see Gotlib&Joormann,  2010). Negative bias refers to an affinity to negative information observed in patients with depression; for example, a tendency to recall negative memories compared t...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
Abstract Heme oxygenase (HO) family catalyzes the conversion of heme into free iron, carbon monoxide and biliverdin. It possesses two well characterized isoforms: HO-1 and HO-2. Under brain physiological conditions, the expression of HO-2 is constitutive, abundant and ubiquitous, whereas HO-1 mRNA and protein are restricted to small populations of neurons and neuroglia. HO-1 is an inducible enzyme that has been shown to participate as an essential defensive mechanism for neurons exposed to oxidant challenges, being related to antioxidant defenses in certain neuropathological conditions. Considering that neurodegen...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
Psychiatric disorders represent a mix of common, chronic, and complex conditions affecting populations with highly prevalence (Gaebel et  al., 2015; Jeste et al., 2015; Merikangas et al., 2010). The main clinical disorders include schizophrenia (SCZ), bipolar disorder (BP), major depression (MD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which are characterized by perceptive and cognitive impairments resulting in abnormalities of behavior, volition, and emotion.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Suicide is tragically common in our society and yet it’s seldom discussed outside of the mental health community. The media will cover high profile suicide, since they draw attention, but they devote little-to-no time to preventive coverage, since it’s not sexy. Gabe (bipolar) and Michelle (schizophrenic) dive deep into their thoughts about suicide, their suicidal pasts, and what they feel society gets right and wrong when it comes to preventing people from dying by suicide.   SUBSCRIBE         “I thought about suicide as far back as I can remember.” – Gabe How...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Happiness Suicide Source Type: blogs
This study investigated clinicians' use of dichotomous versus multi-point scales for rating these six domains.
Source: Schizophrenia Research - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Are you ready for this week’s Psychology Around the Net? We’ve got some pretty interesting updates in the mental health world for you this week! Keep reading for how one doctor believes we should change the conversation about mental illness, ways you can boost your productivity when that sweet summer sunshine keeps distracting you, the problem with studies claiming artists have higher rates of mental illness, and more. 15 Culture Perks to Boost Team Productivity During the Summer: Summer can cause us to get a bit restless in the work department. It’s nice out; we want to go play! However, there are some p...
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APA has been awarded a five-year, $14.2 million grant to create an educational and support system to expand access to care for the 11 million adults in this country who have serious mental illness.The funding for the project, known as the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI), was awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Serious mental illnesses are those that substantially interfere with major life activities and include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. At least one-third of people with these diagnoses do not receive treatment.“Th...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Suicide rates are high and have only been increasing over the years. Over 800,000 people die all over the world by suicide each year. A proportion of the suicides are murder suicides resulting in additional loss of life. Attempts at suicide occur more frequently and we have about one million suicide attempts occurring each year. Suicide is a heart-breaking problem that is growing and needs to be addressed in as many ways as is possible. Understanding the risk factors, knowing the warning signs and what to do about them, is a crucial step. The more the awareness the greater the impact on suicide prevention. Risk Factors f...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Depression General Suicide Source Type: news
We can link grain consumption with causing or worsening some of the most mysterious brain disorders that have eluded the medical community for years, such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, bipolar disorder, and, more recently, autism and ADHD. Are you and your kids unknowingly under the influence of opiates? Opiates come disguised in many forms.   Grains contain opiates. Not figuratively, but quite literally. These opiates are not too different from morphine or heroin. Yes, wheat and grains, cleverly disguised as a multigrain loaf of bread to make sandwiches or a hot, steamy plate of macaroni and cheese for the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates adhd bipolar disorder brain fog concentration Depression diy health Dr. Davis epilepsy grain-free headaches Inflammation mind mood swings OCD opiates schizophrenia undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Tot Source Type: blogs
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