When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged. His 20-year old son recently had been hospitalized twice with bipolar disorder and rescued from the brink of suicide, he said. Now, the insurer said he had improved and it was no longer medically necessary for the young man to see his psychiatrist… Read More Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise
There is mounting evidence that Type 2 diabetes may be associated with cognitive decline in older adults. A new study in the July 8 online issue of Neurology found that people with Type 2 diabetes had worse regulation of blood flow to the brain over a two-year period when compared to those without the disease.… Read More Does Diabetes Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline?
Honest behavior is much like sticking to a diet. When facing an ethical dilemma, being aware of the temptation before it happens and thinking about the long-term consequences of misbehaving could help more people do the right thing, according to a new study. The study, “Anticipating and Resisting the Temptation to Behave Unethically,” was recently… Read More Why good people do bad things
These findings do not speak to whether accelerated aging is specific to PTSD, but they do argue the need to re-conceptualize PTSD as something more than a mental illness… Read More PTSD Linked to Accelerated Aging
The vast majority of surgeons continue to recommend that women 40 years old or older with an average risk for breast cancer get annual screenings for the disease. This conflicts with a newly released draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and its 2009 recommendations that most women be screened every two years beginning at 50 years old and continuing… Read More Most surgeons still encourage annual, earlier mammograms