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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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