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  1. Breakthrough therapy significantly curbs headaches, PTSD in veterans

    A therapy developed specifically for post-traumatic headache significantly reduced symptoms in veterans following a traumatic brain injury and also reduced co-occurring symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, a study published June 27 in JAMA Neurology found.
  2. Transcorneal electrical stimulation reduces stress in lab rats, study finds

    Noninvasive stimulation of the corneal surface in the eyes resulted in "remarkable" antidepressant-like effects and also reduced stress hormones in an animal model of depression, a study published May 27 in Brain Stimulation and June 25 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences showed.
  3. Psychiatrist sentenced for $112M addiction treatment fraud

    A Miami Lakes, Fla. psychiatrist was sentenced to 54 months in prison for unlawfully billing about $112 million in addiction treatment services that were never completed and/or medically unnecessary, according to the U.S. Justice Department..

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  1. 6 American Psychiatric Association podcasts to know

    The American Psychiatric Association staff and members produce podcasts on a wide range of subjects, which include interviews, discussions, research and more. 
  2. Physician groups issue 'urgent' call-to-action on primary care behavioral health integration

    Eight of the nation's leading physician organizations published an "urgent" plea for a unified and collective effort by stakeholders across the healthcare system to support integration of mental health services, Health Affairs reported July 6.
  3. Aetna expands youth mental health programs

    CVS subsidiary Aetna has expanded its behavioral health programs with the mental health education platform Psych Hub.
  4. Key notes on Medicare's latest behavioral health proposal

    A proposal to combat the behavioral health crisis exacerbated by the pandemic was announced by CMS this year. 

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  1. New York 'at a crisis point' with children's mental healthcare

    After an eight-year stretch that saw New York close 32 percent of its youth capacity in state psychiatric hospitals, children across the state are finding themselves with nowhere to go for mental health treatment.
  2. Dr. John Constantino named Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's first system chief of behavioral and mental health

    John Constantino, MD, is stepping into the newly-minted role of behavioral and mental health chief at the Children's Hospital of Atlanta, effective August 1, according to a news release shared with Becker's.
  3. UC San Francisco opens $60M 'one-of-a-kind' anti-stigma psychiatric center

    University of California San Francisco has opened the Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, a "one-of-a-kind" treatment center designed to reinvent mental health services and tackle the stigma around psychiatric treatment, local news source KRON 4 reported June 27.
  4. Acadia, Tufts to build behavioral health hospital near Boston

    National behavioral health service provider Acadia Healthcare and Massachusetts-based Tufts Medicine formed a joint venture to build what Acadia CEO calls a "critically needed" behavioral health hospital in the Boston area.

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  1. Suicide rates in U.S. adults decreased after Medicaid expansion, study finds

    Rates of suicide among adults in the U.S. decreased after the 2014 Medicaid expansion, a study published June 27 in JAMA Network Open found. 
  2. South Dakota's the Link treated 1,400 psych patients in 1st year

    One year after the inauguration of the Link in Sioux Falls, S.D., in June 2021, the mental health and addiction treatment facility had 4,001 triage visits and served more than 1,400 patients, local news source the Argus Leader reported June 28.
  3. Behavioral center medical director gets 8 years in prison for fraud

    Mark Agresti, MD, was sentenced to 100 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release for his role in a four year, $106 million false claims scheme, the Labor Department said June 27.
  4. Key takeaways of Senate's new mental health legislation

    The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which increased funding for mental health programs and aims to reduce the threat and incidence of violence in America, was passed by the Senate June 23. Here's a quick overview of the legislation:
  5. Facebook whistleblower's case for social media safeguards for children

    Former Facebook project manager Frances Haugen, who released internal Facebook documents last year, argued that technological fixes should be implemented to make social media platforms safer for children in a piece for California nonprofit newsroom CalMatters published June 27.
  6. New Vermont primary care program to tackle 'hundreds-deep' psychiatric care waitlist

    Vermont created the Child Psychiatry Access Program to ease the burden on primary care providers struggling with a psychiatric care waitlist "hundreds of kids deep" as a result of the pandemic, local news source WCAX reported June 27. 
  7. California health system gets $76M to build behavioral health campus

    Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley, Calif., was awarded $76 million to build a mental health campus in Coachella, Calif., NBC Palm Springs reported June 23. 
  8. Sheridan Memorial Hospital's game plan to combat lack of psychiatric care

    Sheridan (Wyo.) Memorial Hospital is fighting for a portion of the $85 million American Rescue Plan Act funding dedicated to state healthcare services upgrades, with an endgame of creating a new mental health facility and transport dedicated to psychiatric patients, The Sheridan Press reported June 23.
  9. Newsletter focused on geriatric psychiatry launched by Carlat Publishing

    Psychiatrist duo Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH, and Daniel Carlat, MD are teaming up to produce The Carlat Geriatric Psychiatry Report, a newsletter covering geriatric psychiatry with a focus on issues including dementia, anxiety and depression.

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