Behavioral Health

  • March 9, 2016

    Kids in shadow of addiction are helping one another

    Substance abuse can create chaos and upheaval for adults, but for the children in their lives, the effects can do long-lasting harm. More than 12 per...
  • March 4, 2016

    Increased depression not an issue for transgender kids with support

    New research has found that transgender children who receive social and family support during their transition do not suffer from a higher rate of dep...
  • February 29, 2016

    Crisis text line to release massive data set to researchers

    A crisis-intervention organization is making a huge data set available to researchers that could offer some new insights into mental health issues.
  • February 29, 2016

    Ancora has most violent incidents among N.J. psychiatric hospitals

    Ancora State Hospital in Winslow, New Jersey, had the highest number of assaults and deaths of all four state psychiatric hospitals within a nine-mont...
  • February 25, 2016

    Stretching psychiatric care in rural Pennsylvania

    Just 10 psychiatrists are available for every 100,000 people in Pennsylvania, and they tend to cluster in urban areas. Some don't accept insurance.
  • February 15, 2016

    American College of Physicians touting therapy as effective alternative to meds for depression

    By completing a meta-analysis of several studies done over 25 years, the American College of Physicians has found cognitive behavioral therapy is just...
  • February 15, 2016

    Tanning often goes hand in hand with other unhealthy behaviors, study finds

    Formaldehyde, tobacco, and chronic hepatitis C infection. These are all World Health Organization Class I carcinogens, meaning they are known to be ca...
  • February 10, 2016

    Pa. lawmakers offer plan to help recovering teens enroll in 'sober' high school

    Pennsylvania teens recovering from substance abuse could soon have better access to "sober" high schools.
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