Articles, Leading Stories

August 21st, 2010

E-mail screening for depression studied

By Ami Albernaz

In an age in which most college students spend vast amounts of time online, screening for depression via e-mail might make sense as a simpler, more cost-effective alternative...

August 21st, 2010

Project gives hope, direction

By Catherine Robertson Souter

Many times, the people on the front lines of mental health care, those in recovery or currently being treated, can feel lost in the maze. From finding appropriate care to...

August 21st, 2010

Smoking bans: the right step or an unnecessary burden for patients?

By Pamela Berard

In May, Vermont State Hospital joined a growing number of psychiatric facilities to ban smoking from its grounds.

The trend is divisive in the field. Those in favor of...

August 21st, 2010

Oil spill exacts collective mental health toll

By Nan Shnitzler

Direct mental health effects of the Gulf oil spill appear to be scarce in New England, but that doesn’t mean there is no psychological impact.

On an individual...

August 21st, 2010

Setting up a practice

By Phyllis Hanlon

With degree in hand and passion in their hearts, many newly graduated psychologists seek to launch their own businesses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational...

August 21st, 2010

Sleep changes proposed in DSM

By Ami Albernaz

As work continues on the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), still three years away, one of the sections that might see the...

August 21st, 2010

Q&A: Pioneer discusses mind/body perspective

By Catherine Robertson Souter

Have you gone to a store to get mustard and come home with three bags of groceries…but no mustard?

When we are lying on our death beds, how many of us will slap...

July 1st, 2010

Excessive emailing/texting: The newest addiction?

By Phyllis Hanlon

In June 2008, the British Broadcasting System (BBC) published a story about two adolescents in Spain undergoing treatment at the Child and Youth Mental Health Centre near...

July 1st, 2010

Vermont’s Challenges for Change seeks reductions via efficiencies

By Nan Shnitzler

Last November, the Vermont Department of Mental Health faced budget cuts in excess of $20 million for the 2011 fiscal year. When the legislature adjourned its session in the...

July 1st, 2010

New Hampshire Hospital trims services/staff

By Phyllis Hanlon

Budget shortfalls are once again prompting staff and service cuts in the Green Mountain State. According to Nancy Rollins, associate commissioner for the Department of Health...

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