In the Media: October 2009
October 23rd, 2009
Education, Medication, and More
When a Child has a Mental Illness
Source: New York Times
Garen Staglin and his wife were on a business trip to France back in 1991 when they got a phone call that would change everything. The news — that their 19-year-old son Brandon had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital — was so unexpected that, at first, they thought it was a wrong number. (Read More)
Depressed Teens Sustain Gains From Long Term Treatment
Source: Psychiatric News
A major depression-treatment study reveals good news regarding prevention of recurrences of major depressive disorder in adolescents who get high-quality depression treatment for six to nine months.
Mental Health Parity Rules Delayed Until January 2010
Source: Bureau of National Affairs
Regulations implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-343) have been delayed until 2010. Advocates and lawmakers who pressed for timely release continue to assert that proper guidance is needed as soon as possible to ensure that parity goals are achieved in health insurance coverage.
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