Wearable brain devices are now being marketed directly to consumers and often claim to confer benefits like boosting memory and modulating symptoms of depression. A team of neuroethicists looked at the range of products being sold online and questioned the claims made by companies about these products.
A new study has demonstrated that employees at a large urban hospital who purchased the least healthy food in its cafeteria were more likely to have an unhealthy diet outside of work, be overweight and/or obese, and have risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, compared to employees who made healthier purchases.
Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: America’s Hidden Mental Health Crisis – Alisa Roth and Phil Andrews
One of the most horrific—and least acknowledged—effects of mass incarceration is the epidemic of mental illness in our jails and prisons. On June 13, 2019, Alisa Roth, journalist and author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, will explain how this happened—and how we can fix it. Phil Andrews is the Director of Crime Prevention Initiatives for the State’s Attorney’s Office of Montgomery County, Maryland. In January 2016, a Task Force chaired by Andrews released a report unanimously recommending the establishment of mental health courts at the Circuit and District levels to divert people who commit low-level crimes as a product of mental illness into treatment and services and away from prosecution and incarceration.– by National Institute of Mental Health
In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Dr. Peter Schmidt, Principal Investigator and Chief of the Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, and Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Kathy Reding, will join NIMH’s Facebook Live event to discuss how puberty affects brain development.– by National Institute of Mental Health
Exercise as psychiatric patients' new primary prescription: When it comes to inpatient treatment of anxiety and depression, schizophrenia, suicidality and acute psychotic episodes, a new study advocates for exercise, rather than psychotropic medications, as the primary prescription and intervention.