New Approach Advised to Treat Schizophrenia

More than two million people in the United States have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and the treatment for most of them mainly involves strong doses of antipsychotic drugs that blunt hallucinations and delusions but can come with unbearable side effects, like severe weight gain or debilitating tremors. Now, results of a landmark government-funded study call […]

Florida in desperate need of effective mental health services

It is no secret that Florida’s mental health system is chronically and significantly underfunded. According to the most recent available data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Florida has a state mental health agency per-capita expenditure of $37.28, giving it a rank of 49th for mental health funding in the United States. Additionally, there are numerous […]

Among The Elderly, Many Mental Illnesses Go Undiagnosed

Few health care providers have the training to address depression, anxiety, and other conditions in their older patients. By now, warnings about the impact of an aging population on the nation’s health care system have become familiar: rising numbers of seniors with diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses; increased costs; and a strained geriatric […]