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Help for former prisoners may reduce suicide risk
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There has been much discussion regarding the need to reduce the rate of suicide and suicide attempts amongst prisoners but little investigation into preventing suicide amongst recently released inmates. Researchers from the University of Plymouth Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry in the U.K., supported by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership […]

Effects of solitary confinement
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Sometimes referred to as “the hole,” “isolation” and “maximum lockdown,” solitary confinement cells are reserved for inmates considered a threat to the general prison population. When incarcerated, those in solitary confinement are locked away on their own for 22 to 24 hours every day. There is virtually no human contact during this period of confinement […]

Adderall – beneficial or harmful?
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Andrew K. Smith is the author of “Adderall Empire: The Little Orange Pill That Delivers Fake Focus.” The book describes living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and elaborates on Smith’s experience using the drug Adderall, commonly prescribed to treat ADHD. Smith was diagnosed with ADHD in high school and described himself as “constantly distracted from […]

Diabetes: Not only a threat to physical health
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In 2013 it was estimated that 382 million people worldwide had diabetes. In the United States, 29.1 million children and adults – 9.3 percent of the American population – have diabetes. The incidence of diabetes has gone up a huge 60 percent in the past ten years in the United Kingdom alone. There are many […]

New app may predict suicide risk
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Until recently, the prediction of suicidal ideation and action has been difficult to accurately pinpoint. Signs and symptoms of suicidal thought patterns are not always obvious. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 41,149 suicide deaths in the United States. It is the tenth leading […]

Hearing loss may trigger depression
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Although hearing loss can happen suddenly due to accident or injury, in almost all cases it happens very gradually. Over time a person will typically make accommodations to account for the loss, such as increasing television or music volume. As hearing loss increases it may be grow increasingly difficult to follow conversations with family and […]

Marybeth Tinning and a fatal need for attention
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In 1987, Marybeth Tinning was sentenced to 20 years to life at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for suffocating her four-month-old daughter, Tami Lynne, in December 1985. None of Tinning’s nine children—eight biological, one adopted—lived past the age of four. Authorities suspect that Tinning murdered all her children, save one. She was last denied parole in […]

Dying for work
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The Japanese word Karoshi means death from overwork. According to a 2014 article in Red Pepper magazine, more than10,000 Japanese die a year from overwork. And it’s believed that of the country’s 30,000 suicides annually, 8,000 are work-related. These are terrible statistics, but they pale in comparison to the number of work-related deaths in China. […]

A time to speak and a time to keep quiet part 3: The mental ties to self-expression
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In East Asian cultures, the self-discipline of silence and the importance of thought are valued above a torrent of speech. In those cultures, certain speech is more likely to result in negative consequences than in the U.S. due to implied social rules. Heejung Kim, associate professor at the department of psychology at the University of […]

Unfamiliar mental health disorders
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Most people are aware of the names of some of the more common mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, but there are lesser-known disorders that could shed light on uncommon behaviors. These conditions include the following: 1. Walking corpse syndrome – When experiencing this condition, also […]

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