Mental Health Headlines July 2013

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U.S. News Ranks McLean Hospital No. 1 for Psychiatry

Brain Imaging Shows Differences in Preschoolers with Depression

Americans Living Longer, But Chronic Conditions Like Depression Affect Quality of Life

U.S. News Ranks McLean Hospital No. 1 for Psychiatry 

In its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings released this month, U.S. News and World Report awarded the Number One spot for psychiatry to McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Massachusetts facilities took three of the top ten spots for psychiatry, with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston ranked third and Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge ranked tenth. See the full list at the U.S. News website.

Brain Imaging Shows Differences in Preschoolers with Depression

Preschool-age children with depression had higher levels of activity in the amygdala than those without depression, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. These findings are consistent with brain activity in adults, adolescents, and older children with depression. This knowledge could lead to earlier identification and treatment of depression, potentially eliminating or reducing problems later in life.

Americans Living Longer, But Chronic Conditions Like Depression Affect Quality of Life

Although life expectancy and overall population health have improved in the U.S., researchers have found that not only are these advances are not keeping pace with progress in other wealthy nations but our longer lives are not necessarily in good health. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation and the U.S. Burden of Disease Collaborators concluded that the number of years living with a disability had risen, and that the biggest causes of disability are lower back pain, depression, and other musculoskeletal disorders. Read more about the study.

 

 

 

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