Behavioral Health

  • February 1, 2016

    Expert panel recommends depression screening for pregnant, postpartum women

    An influential panel of medical experts is now advising that all Americans be screened for depression, including women both during and after their pre...
  • February 1, 2016

    Starting a conversation about hidden toll of the caring professions

    Health care professionals, police officers, firefighters, social workers — all are in the business of helping others. In the course of their work day,...
  • January 29, 2016

    Reminding people of common roots can undercut racial bias, study finds

    Scientists have discovered that implicit racial bias may diminish when people are reminded of shared group identities.
  • January 27, 2016

    Camden clinic deploys 'miracle drug' that helps some conquer opioid addiction

    At Project Hope, a primary care clinic located a few blocks west of Broadway in Camden, patients come in for the typical complaints: infections, asthm...
  • January 27, 2016

    Lawsuit prompts Pennsylvania to expand mental health-treatment options

    Pennsylvania will devote more resources to treatment and housing for criminal defendants who have mental illness, under the terms of a deal approved b...
  • January 27, 2016

    Hospital admissions for drug overdoses up dramatically across Pennsylvania

    In the latest indication of the opioid epidemic's rising toll, hospitals across Pennsylvania are admitting more and more patients who have overdo...
  • January 27, 2016

    Pa. reaches deal in jailing of mentally ill

    The state has reached an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania in a case alleging that hundreds of people with mental illn...
  • January 25, 2016

    Treating people with psychosis early, before their lives are derailed

    Some of the most severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder tend to be accompanied by psychosis. People have visions, hear voic...
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