Articles, Leading Stories

October 1st, 2014

Children with eating disorders getting younger

By Janine Weisman

Several factors contributed to a 12-year-old Massachusetts girl developing what Alyse Beekman, Psy.D., program director at the Center for Discovery in Southport, Conn., called...

October 1st, 2014

Proposed hospital to chip away at region’s shortfall

By Susan Gonsalves

Southeastern Massachusetts is taking a step toward addressing a shortage of facilities for behavioral health needs with plans to build a 77,000 square foot, 120-bed inpatient...

October 1st, 2014

New PTSD study reveals high correlation with physical ailments

By Howard Newman

There are approximately 283,000 male and 400 female Vietnam combat veterans currently living with posttraumatic stress disorder. Another 83,500 male and 150 female combat...

October 1st, 2014

Law requires Medicaid coverage of autism services

By Rivkela Brodsky

A new law in Massachusetts will expand assistance and services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders when it goes into effect in November.

Signed by Gov. Deval...

October 1st, 2014

Heywood Healthcare to purchase property for mental health services

By Phyllis Hanlon

As early as the end of the year, Heywood Healthcare, an independent system that operates the non-profit, 134-bed acute-care Heywood Hospital in Gardner and Athol Hospital, a...

October 1st, 2014

‘Quack’ psychology practices come under fire

By Phyllis Hanlon

In October 2012, a team of researchers from Simmons College, the University of Scranton and DePaul University conducted a Delphi poll, i.e., a structured, two-round systematic...

October 1st, 2014

Study: xenon gas could reduce or omit painful memories

By Rivkela Brodsky

There may be a new treatment for those dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study by researchers at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.

The study,...

October 1st, 2014

Legalization of marijuana could harm young users

By Pamela Berard

Psychologists discussed the possible public health implications of marijuana legalization – including the negative effects on the brains of teenagers and young adults who...

October 1st, 2014

Psychologist studies how culture affects visual pathways

By Catherine Robertson Souter

The scientific research that makes a big splash on the front page of local media or gets top billing in a scientific journal tends to be information that has a direct...

August 22nd, 2014

Predictive neglect: programs may modify outcomes

By Phyllis Hanlon

In spite of awareness and education campaigns, mental illness still carries a stigma that can affect individuals in the community, workplace and home. For families, a mental...

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