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Mayo Clinic Psychiatrist: Taking Guns Away From Mentally Ill Won't Eliminate Mass Shootings

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 16, 2013 — A string of public mass shootings during the past decade-plus have rocked America leaving policymakers and mental health experts alike fishing for solutions to prevent these heinous crimes. A Mayo Clinic physician, however, argues that at least one proposal won't stop the public massacres: [...]

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Experts Offer Advice to Avoid Winter Blues

ROCHESTER, Minn. — As winter begins, temperatures drop and hours of daylight fade, it's not uncommon for people to begin feeling sluggish, moody or stuck in a funk. Those symptoms are typical of someone experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a type of depression that typically occurs during the winter. [...]

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War's Impact Can Haunt Veterans Long After Combat, Mayo Clinic Expert Says

ROCHESTER, Minn. — As the nation marks Veteran's Day to honor those who have served their country, it's important to remember that many soldiers battle mental health conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression long after they return from combat. In fact, in recent years the lasting effects [...]

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Mayo Clinic Debuts Anxiety Coach App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 3, 2012.  Mayo Clinic is releasing an app this week for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch called Anxiety Coach, a self-help tool that assists people in reducing a variety of fears and worries ranging from extreme shyness to obsessions and compulsions. Unlike other self-help apps, [...]

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Mayo Clinic Suicide Prevention Expert Outlines New Steps to Tackle Military Suicide

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 10, 2012.  The suicide rate in the U.S. Army now exceeds the rate in the general population, and psychiatric admission is now the most common reason for hospitalization in the Army. These concerning trends are described by Timothy Lineberry, M.D., a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist and suicide [...]

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Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Join to Advise Primary Care Doctors on Pediatric Mental Health

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 4, 2012.  The Minnesota Department of Human Services has entered into a two-year contract with Mayo Clinic to provide expert guidance to pediatricians and other primary care providers who prescribe psychotropic medications for children. The new service is referred to as "collaborative psychiatric consultation" and is [...]

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New Guidelines Target Childhood Aggression

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 30, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers, in collaboration with other research institutions and youth mental health experts, are publishing new guidelines for primary care providers and mental health specialists to manage the common but often complex problem of childhood aggression. The goals include improving diagnosis and care [...]

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Mayo Clinic Psychiatrists Present Suicide Research at American Psychiatric Association

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 4, 2012.  A suicide study will be among the research presented by Mayo Clinic psychiatry and psychology experts at the American Psychiatric Association meeting Saturday through Wednesday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. They also are available to offer expert comment on other research findings. [...]

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Suicide Researchers Gather to Talk Veterans, Bullying, Adolescents, Prevention

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Physicians, researchers, psychologists, social workers and educators are gathering April 18-21 at the American Association of Suicidology Conference in Baltimore to discuss and present the latest in suicide prevention and research on topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder, college and youth mental health and bullying. "This meeting [...]

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Mayo Clinic Review: Blood Pressure Drug Effective for Treating PTSD-Related Nightmares

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers this week will announce the use of the blood pressure drug prazosin as an effective treatment to curb post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related nightmares. In a presentation during the 20th European Congress of Psychiatry in Prague, Mayo Clinic psychiatrists will present a systematic literature review [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Hospitalization of US Underage Drinkers Common, Costs $755 Million a Year

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Hospitalization for underage drinking is common in the United States, and it comes with a price tag — the estimated total cost for these hospitalizations is about $755 million per year, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Researchers also found geographic and demographic differences in the incidence [...]

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Eating Disorders and the Holidays

Mayo Clinic Psychologist Available to Speak about Coping with Eating Disorders, Binge Eating During Holiday Season The majority of Americans embrace the holiday season as a festive time to eat, drink and celebrate with friends, family and co-workers. For those with eating disorders such as binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa [...]

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