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Recovery Update features the most recent articles from throughout the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Stay up to date on all the latest mental health news through this weekly newsletter.
 

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Recovery Update features the most recent articles from throughout the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Stay up to date on all the latest mental health news through this weekly newsletter.

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There is still time to register for the last CPRP and CFRP Exam’s in 2017! Late applications are accepted thru Oct. 31, 2017.
Forty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse.
Basic mental health training for managers can reap significant benefits for workers' mental wellbeing, a world-first study published today in the prestigious The Lancet Psychiatry suggests. Led by researchers at the Black Dog Institute and UNSW Sydney, the randomised controlled trial considered the effects of a four-hour mental health training program delivered to managers from Fire & Rescue NSW.
Schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide. Characterized by deficits in thought processes — delusions, muddled thoughts and hallucinations — the complexity of schizophrenia continues to challenge healthcare professionals. In schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, auditory verbal hallucinations — a disturbing symptom — are not uncommon, affecting nearly 70 percent at some point in their illness.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, an increase in age can lead to an increase in happiness. In fact, older adults tend to be more satisfied with their lives than their younger peers. But, for those who need it, limited supply of and access to proper geriatric psychiatric treatment leave many older adults' mental health issues underdiagnosed and thus undertreated. One in four adults ages 65 and older experiences a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia or dementia, according to the American Psychological Association.
A group of Asian-American and Pacific Islander-serving organizations announced the creation of a mental health program for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and their families Oct. 5, a month after the White House announced that it was ending the program. Ten mental health service providers from the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON) — a Los Angeles-based consortium of Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups — said they will provide free counseling, case management, and other mental health services through the DACA Mental Health Project.
From the minute you shake his hand, 24-year-old University of Colorado Denver student Ibrahim Zien radiates warmth. He's eager to learn, sweetly nervous and thoughtful in choosing his words. The Aurora resident earned a degree in political science from CU Denver in spring and is studying accounting. He's a self-proclaimed "huge politics addict" and says he has been since high school.
Lawyers for the state of Alabama have proposed roughly doubling the mental health staff working in state prisons as part of a fix for a federal judge's finding that care in the system is "horrendously inadequate." Lawyers for the Department of Corrections submitted the plan to U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Oct. 10. The plan would add about 125 full-time employees to the mental health staff at a cost expected to be more than $10 million annually, according to the proposal.
Nearly 40 percent of U.S. physicians are reluctant to seek mental health care out of fear that it might imperil their medical license, a recent study suggests. The reluctance was more pronounced in states where licensing applications questioned doctors about mental health conditions going back more than a year. Physicians in those states were at least 20 percent more likely to report they would be reluctant to seek psychological treatment than doctors in states that asked only about current impairment.
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Childhood bullying has a negative impact on mental health, but the effect may be partially attributable to preexisting vulnerabilities and appears to dissipate over time, new research suggests. A twin study conducted by British researchers showed that being bullied at age 11 years was tied to concurrent mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention, as well as conduct problems.