Behavioral Health

  • November 24, 2014

    Smoking not 'lesser evil' in mental health treatment settings

    Picture an AA meeting, and a gigantic coffee urn and a cloud of smoke come to mind. In fact, the two men who started AA, Dr. Bob and Bill W. both die...
  • November 13, 2014

    Pa. autism census shows uptick in services, especially for adults

    The number of Pennsylvanians accessing services for autism jumped from 20,000 in 2009 to 55,000 this year. The 2014 Autism Census statistics were rel...
  • November 7, 2014

    Delaware County pilot program puts mental health decisions in patients hands

    A consortium of mental health service providers and researchers has organized a novel treatment option for people who get a lot of services through Me...
  • November 6, 2014

    Parents of addicted children find much needed support in one another

    At a recent workshop in Bryn Mawr, parents of addicts gathered in a college auditorium for a summit called "Other Faces of Addiction." Those...
  • November 5, 2014

    To lose weight, Penn researchers suggest counseling — but not from primary care doctor

    With more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. overweight or obese, doctors are desperate to find ways to help people lose weight. Behavioral weight ...
  • November 4, 2014

    West African immigrants say 'fearbola' has led to discrimination

    It's been dubbed "fearbola," the fear of the virus that seems to be spreading faster than Ebola itself. West African immigrants in the ...
  • October 31, 2014

    Unity pledge advanced as 'rainbow flag' of solidarity for mental illness

    The rainbow is now an internationally recognized symbol of solidarity with LGTBQ communities. The not-for-profit group Active Minds wants to create th...
  • October 30, 2014

    Temple project uses GPS to better understand life with a serious mental illness

    Researchers at Temple University are using the same GPS technology that helps you get directions on your smartphone to unearth new data on people with...
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