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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

November, 2010

Today's Clips - November 18, 2010

 

This summary of recent news and research articles on mental health topics was prepared as a public service by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Stories from other media sources do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the foundation and its staff. Media sites may require a one-time free registration and academic and science journal sites may require a paid subscription to access articles.

 

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TEXAS NEWS

 

Officer recommends Hasan face death-penalty trial in Fort Hood massacre

The Dallas Morning News

November 18, 2010

 

U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan should face a capital-murder court-martial for last year's slaughter at Fort Hood, the officer presiding over his pretrial hearing has recommended.  ...The recommendations will initially be considered by a Fort Hood brigade commander, who is also awaiting findings from a board of military mental health experts assigned to examine Hasan's mental state.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-forthood_18ent.ART.State.Edition1.4b88f40.html

 

 

Dallas-area employers shifting more health care costs to workers

The Dallas Morning News

November 18, 2010

 

Dallas-area employers will slide health care costs to their workers more than the national average next year, according to a survey released Wednesday. The strong local economy has made cost-shifting less prevalent here than elsewhere. But 47 percent of Dallas respondents say they will shift costs to employees next year, according to the survey by Mercer, a consulting, outsourcing and investment company.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/DN-Healthsurvey_18bus.ART0.State.Edition1.3edda5f.html

 

 

Event seeks ideas to help teens struggling with issues of sexuality, bullying

The Dallas Morning News

November 18, 2010

 

...On Friday, Bellamy and friends will host "Light a Fire" around the garden fire pits at Bellamy's Old East Dallas home. They are inviting teachers, counselors and other educators to mingle with members of the gay community to brainstorm ways to help teens deal with issues of sexuality, bullying and self-esteem.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-gayevent_18met.ART0.Central.Edition1.4b89a6b.html

 

 

Assisted living center under scrutiny after employee charged with raping patient

KHOU 11 News

November 17, 2010

 

HOUSTON-An assisted living facility in northeast Harris County is under fire from state lawmakers after an employee was arrested and charged with rape.  ...According to authorities, the victim is a 22-year-old woman who has the mental capacity of a little girl. She reported the assaults to managers at the facility, who said that they immediately notified the police.  ...The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services prohibits mental health facilities from hiring people convicted of serious crimes. A DADS spokesperson said The Roc could face fines and other disciplinary action as a result.

http://www.khou.com/news/khou-108786264.html

 

 

Woman claims disabled daughter sexually assaulted in League City

Southeast Texas Record

November 17, 2010

 

GALVESTON - Claiming her mentally disabled adult daughter was sexually assaulted, a Pasadena woman has filed suit against a Galveston County adult day care facility, a Houston taxi company and several individuals.  ...The incident allegedly occurred at the League City home of the mental health care agency's owner, Virginia Onuorah, a lawsuit filed Nov. 10 in Galveston County District Court says.

http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/231263-woman-claims-disabled-daughter-sexually-assaulted-in-league-city

 

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

National survey reveals 45.1 million adults in the U.S. experienced mental illness in the past year

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

November 18, 2010

 

Study shows that nearly 1 in 5 people suffering from mental illness also have a substance use disorder

According to new results from a national survey, 19.9 percent of American adults in the United States (45.1 million) have experienced mental illness over the past year. The survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicates that 11 million adults (4.8 percent) in the U.S. suffered serious mental illness in the past year -- a diagnosable mental disorder has substantially interfered with, or limited one or more major life activities.

http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1011180411.aspx

 

 

Army hopes resilience training helps soldiers' spouses cope with deployment

Stars and Stripes

November 17, 2010

 

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany - Army wives in Germany are receiving the same training their husbands get to cope with traumatic combat experiences.

http://www.stripes.com/news/army-hopes-resilience-training-helps-soldiers-spouses-cope-with-deployment-1.125700

 

 

Suicides happen in hospital patients without risks; hospitals urged to watch for warning signs

Los Angeles Times

November 18, 2010

 

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. (AP) - An accrediting group is raising awareness about suicides in hospitalized patients without known psychiatric risks. Of 827 hospital suicides voluntarily reported between 1995 and June, almost 25 percent occurred in non-psychiatric places like emergency rooms and cancer wards. That's according to the Joint Commission.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sns-bc-il--hospitalsuicides,0,1013365.story

 

 

Oregon mental hospital, set of "Cuckoo's Nest," reopening and looking past legacy of abuses

Los Angeles Times

November 18, 2010

 

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's state mental hospital gained attention as the filming site for a movie about psychiatric abuses - "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" - and as a place where real abuses have occurred. State officials are hoping to begin a new chapter Thursday when they unveil part of a new hospital to replace most of the decrepit building made famous in the movie. Patients will begin moving in early next year.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-us-cuckoos-nest-reopening,0,3261147.story

 

 

Appeals court hears Ga. case on whether prosecutors can drug mentally ill bank robbery suspect

Los Angeles Times
November 17, 2010

 

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court considered Wednesday whether a paranoid schizophrenic should be forcibly medicated so that he can stand trial on bank robbery charges in a case that could help shape just how far the government can go to make sure the mentally ill are competent to stand trial. ... Prosecutors told federal judges Wednesday that Diaz would only be competent to stand trial again if he was forcibly medicated. Diaz's attorney said the drug injections could have life-threatening consequences and violate his constitutional rights.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-us-forced-medication,0,2152790.story

 

 

Struggling To Care For Disabled Adults At Home

National Public Radio

November 18, 2010

 

Olivia Welter has been severely disabled since birth. She's received round-the-clock intensive care at home. As of her 21st birthday, she was no longer eligible for state-provided coverage. Her parents now struggle to provide the care that has kept their daughter healthy all these years.

http://www.npr.org/2010/11/17/131389778/struggling-to-care-for-disabled-adults-at-home

 

 

Jurors in Conn. home invasion trial get counseling

Austin American Statesman

November 17, 2010

 

HARTFORD, Conn. - ...Out of concern for the shell-shocked jury, Connecticut's Judicial Branch took the rare step of offering counseling services. Cardona, who was part of a jury that convicted and sentenced Steven Hayes to die by lethal injection, said he is grateful for the help.  ...Only a handful of states provide counseling services for jurors, and for now Connecticut is offering it only through a pilot program for those involved in the home invasion trial. But legal experts say such assistance can be invaluable for those picked at random and thrust into emotionally trying murder cases.

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/jurors-in-conn-home-invasion-trial-get-counseling-1054635.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

 

 

HEALTHCARE REFORM

 

In Rushed Senate Hearing, Medicare Chief Dodges GOP Blows

National Public Radio

November 17, 2010

 

Donald Berwick, the man who came to embody everything the GOP hates about the new health care law, finally got his first hearing before Congress. Since he was made administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with a recess appointment by President Obama this summer, 134 days have passed, as Senate Finance Committee ranking Republican Charles Grassley ruefully noted.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/11/17/131394082/medicare-chief-don-berwick-dodges-gop-brickbats-in-senate-hearing

 


On Health Policies, U.S. Lags Other Nations: Survey

HealthDay News

November 18, 2010

 

Patients in the United States are more likely to forgo medical care because of cost than residents of other developed countries, a new international survey finds. Compared with 10 other industrialized countries, the United States also has the highest out-of-pocket costs and the most complex health insurance, the authors say.

http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=646127

 

 

Scott Brown, Ron Wyden offering health-care revision

Politico

November 17, 2010

 

Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will introduce legislation Thursday allowing states to opt out of the controversial individual-mandate requirement of the health care reform law far sooner than they would under the law passed by Democrats earlier this year.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45316.html

 

 

RESEARCH

 

Differences In Brain Development between Males And Females May Hold Clues To Mental Health Disorders

redOrbit

November 17, 2010

 

Many mental health disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, produce changes in social behavior or interactions. The frequency and/or severity of these disorders is substantially greater in boys than girls, but the biological basis for this difference between the two sexes is unknown. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered differences in the development of the amygdala region of the brain - which is critical to the expression of emotional and social behaviors - in animal models that may help to explain why some mental health disorders are more prevalent among boys.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1952864/differences_in_brain_development_between_males_and_females_may_hold/

 

 

Nighttime lights linked to depression

MSNBC

November 17, 2010

 

Exposure to a dim light at night, such as the glow of a TV screen, may prompt changes in the brain that lead to mood disorders, including depression, according to a new study in hamsters. While more work is needed to see if the results are true of humans, the findings might explain why night-shift workers and others constantly exposed to light at night are at increased risk for mood disorders, the researchers said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40242387/ns/health-mental_health/

 

 

Veterans With PTSD May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

HealthDay News

November 17, 2010

 

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, appear to be at higher risk for heart disease. For the first time, researchers have linked PTSD with severe atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), as measured by levels of calcium deposits in the arteries.

http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=646129

 

 

Heart Disease In Children Harms Mothers' Mental Health

Medical News Today

November 18, 2010

 

Every year some 500 children with congenital heart defects are born in Norway. Most of them survive, but how does the children's illness affect the mental health of their mothers?

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/208366.php

 

 

Schizophrenia and their caregiving relatives have reduced QoL

Med Wire News

November 18, 2010

 

Patients with schizophrenia and their caregiving relatives have significantly lower quality of life (QoL) compared with mentally healthy individuals without a family history of psychiatric illness, results from a Croatian study show.

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/90100/Psychiatry/Schizophrenia_and_their_caregiving_relatives_have_reduced_QoL.html

 

 

Bipolar disorder linked to increased risk for unplanned suicide attempts

Med Wire News

November 18, 2010

 

Bipolar disorder is associated with a significantly greater risk for unplanned than planned suicide attempts, South Korean research shows."Studies have consistently reported that a considerable proportion of suicidal attempts are unplanned," explain Maeng Je Cho (Seoul National University College of Medicine) and colleagues.

http://www.medwire-news.md/47/90101/Psychiatry/Bipolar_disorder_linked_to_increased_risk_for_unplanned_suicide_attempts.html

 

 

FEATURES & RESOURCES

 

SA State Hospital hosts monthly mental health forum

San Antonio Express News

November 18, 2010

 

One in every four Americans has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Often the stigma attached to mental illness makes it challenging for those who need help to seek it. The San Antonio State Hospital and The Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital is hosting a monthly mental health community education series "Erasing Stigma - Changing Minds."

http://www.mysanantonio.com/community/southside/sa_state_hospital_hosts_monthly_mental_health_forum_108474949.html

 

 

SAMHSA to host a public meeting on confidentiality and privacy issues related to psychological testing data on Nov. 18 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

November 18, 2010

 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a regional public meeting at the Sheraton Los Angeles Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on November 18, 2010 for health professionals, consumers and other members of the public to discuss confidentiality issues related to psychological testing.

http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1011174315.aspx



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