Psychiatry

Over 300 Percent Increase in Intentional Self-Harm Claim Lines for Ages 13-18, as Percentage of All Medical Claim Lines, in Northeast from August 2019 to August 2020

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 3:03pm

In those same months of March and April 2020, all medical claim lines (including mental health claim lines) decreased by approximately half (53.3 percent in March 2020 and 53.4 percent in April 2020), FAIR Health found.

Key Points: 
  • In those same months of March and April 2020, all medical claim lines (including mental health claim lines) decreased by approximately half (53.3 percent in March 2020 and 53.4 percent in April 2020), FAIR Health found.
  • That pattern of increased mental health claim lines and decreased medical claim lines continued through November 2020, though to a lesser extent.
  • Claim lines for intentional self-harm as a percentage of all medical claim lines in the 13-18 age group increased 90.71 percent in March 2020 compared to March 2019.
  • For the age group 13-18, in April 2020, claim lines for generalized anxiety disorder increased 93.6 percent as a percentage of all medical claim lines over April 2019, while major depressive disorder claim lines increased 83.9 percent and adjustment disorder claim lines 89.7 percent.

Non-Traditional Therapies Could Fill Vital Mental Health Needs

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:50pm

Rising rates of serious mental health issues and unreliability of traditional mental health treatments have spurred research into treatment forms utilizing once stigmatized and criminalized drugs.

Key Points: 
  • Rising rates of serious mental health issues and unreliability of traditional mental health treatments have spurred research into treatment forms utilizing once stigmatized and criminalized drugs.
  • The Montreal-based Mindspace is an industry leading full-service mental health clinic staffed by a team of PhD-level psychotherapists.
  • In response to a worsening mental health crisis and the difficulty of treating common mental health issues with traditional therapies, innovative life sciences companies are conducting vital research and development.
  • Companies like Numinus Wellness that are researching and developing non-traditional therapies like MDMA-assisted therapy are helping to bring forward a new era of mental health treatment.

Non-Traditional Therapies Could Fill Vital Mental Health Needs

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:50pm

Rising rates of serious mental health issues and unreliability of traditional mental health treatments have spurred research into treatment forms utilizing once stigmatized and criminalized drugs.

Key Points: 
  • Rising rates of serious mental health issues and unreliability of traditional mental health treatments have spurred research into treatment forms utilizing once stigmatized and criminalized drugs.
  • The Montreal-based Mindspace is an industry leading full-service mental health clinic staffed by a team of PhD-level psychotherapists.
  • In response to a worsening mental health crisis and the difficulty of treating common mental health issues with traditional therapies, innovative life sciences companies are conducting vital research and development.
  • Companies like Numinus Wellness that are researching and developing non-traditional therapies like MDMA-assisted therapy are helping to bring forward a new era of mental health treatment.

Sensory Challenges and Anxiety in Children with and without Autism - A Free Webinar from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:00pm

New York, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) is hosting a free webinar, Sensory Challenges and Anxiety in Children with and without Autism on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, from 2pm to 3pm ET.

Key Points: 
  • New York, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) is hosting a free webinar, Sensory Challenges and Anxiety in Children with and without Autism on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, from 2pm to 3pm ET.
  • Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and Host and Executive Producer of the public television series Healthy Minds, will be the moderator.
  • This webinar is part of a series of free monthly Meet the Scientist webinars on the latest developments in psychiatry offered by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
  • The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness.

Freespira's Digital Therapeutic Now Available to Help Adolescents With Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder and PTSD

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:05pm

Freespira is transforming the treatment of panic disorder and PTSD with its approach to addressing the underlying physiological cause of these conditions.

Key Points: 
  • Freespira is transforming the treatment of panic disorder and PTSD with its approach to addressing the underlying physiological cause of these conditions.
  • The treatment normalizes breathing irregularities developed in response to underlying carbon dioxide (CO2) hypersensitivity, which contributes to the symptoms of panic disorder and PTSD.
  • *Freespira is indicated (FDA-cleared) as an adjunctive treatment of symptoms associated with panic disorder, panic attacks and/or PTSD in patients 18 and older.
  • Freespira, Inc. is the maker of Freespira, the only FDA-cleared digital therapeutic proven to significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms of panic attacks, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in just 28 days by training users to normalize respiratory irregularities.

Life Skills Autism Academy Expands Services with Opening of Second Location in Texas

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:03pm

KATY, Texas, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of its first-of-its-kind center in Plano, Texas, Life Skills Autism Academy is opening a second location in Katy, Texas to help meet the needs of children and families in the Houston metro area.

Key Points: 
  • KATY, Texas, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of its first-of-its-kind center in Plano, Texas, Life Skills Autism Academy is opening a second location in Katy, Texas to help meet the needs of children and families in the Houston metro area.
  • "Because ABA therapy has been designated as an essential and medically necessary service, Life Skills Autism Academy is very pleased and eager to open our second location for in-person treatment.
  • Life Skills Autism Academy is now offering tours to interested families and enrolling children in the community.
  • Life Skills Autism Academy is an operating division of Centria Healthcare, a leading national provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism and their families.

Neurocrine Biosciences Announces Top-Line Results from Phase II INTERACT Study Evaluating Luvadaxistat (NBI-1065844) for the Treatment of Negative Symptoms and Cognitive Impairment Associated with Schizophrenia (CIAS)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:30pm

The results from the Phase II INTERACT study are being evaluated to determine next steps for development activities.

Key Points: 
  • The results from the Phase II INTERACT study are being evaluated to determine next steps for development activities.
  • "The Phase II INTERACT study was a well-designed and executed clinical study that resulted in a negative outcome for luvadaxistat on the primary endpoint assessing the change from baseline in negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • "The totality of the top-line data from this study therefore support further clinical evaluation of luvadaxistat.
  • These approaches do not impact the negative symptoms of schizophrenia or cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS), suggesting that dysfunction of the dopamine system might not fully explain the negative and cognitive symptoms associated with schizophrenia.

Medavie Blue Cross partners with Medical Confidence to create new way to support Canadians on disability waiting for a specialist

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 11:00am

Medical Confidence also works with eligible individuals to help them understand their health-related circumstance and become actively engaged in decisions regarding their treatment and recovery.

Key Points: 
  • Medical Confidence also works with eligible individuals to help them understand their health-related circumstance and become actively engaged in decisions regarding their treatment and recovery.
  • "The majority of Canadians do not know what to do or where to turn when faced with a serious medical condition," says Angela Johnson, President of Medical Confidence.
  • Medavie Blue Cross disability case managers will work with plan members on disability to access this service in appropriate circumstances based on referral criteria.
  • Together with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie, a health solutions partner committed to improving the wellbeing of Canadians.

New Alzheimer's Association Report Examines Racial and Ethnic Attitudes on Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 5:01am

In addition, half or more of non-White caregivers say they have experienced discrimination when navigating health care settings for their care recipient.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, half or more of non-White caregivers say they have experienced discrimination when navigating health care settings for their care recipient.
  • For the first time, the accompanying special report, "Race, Ethnicity and Alzheimer's" examines perspectives and experiences of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native and White Americans in regard to Alzheimer's and dementia care.
  • Episodes of discrimination, however, extend beyond Alzheimer's and dementia care, the Alzheimer's Association surveys found that many non-White Americans say they have experienced discrimination in the broader health care system.
  • The report will also appear in the March 2021 issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.

OnlineDoctor.com Names Top 5 Mental Health and Therapy On-Demand Services of 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:35pm

1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- OnlineDoctor.com , a trusted source for content and information about online medical and healthcare services, has announced the best mental health and therapy on-demand services of 2021.

Key Points: 
  • 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- OnlineDoctor.com , a trusted source for content and information about online medical and healthcare services, has announced the best mental health and therapy on-demand services of 2021.
  • The final list prioritized services that cater to specific populations and offer specialized treatments for anxiety, depression, addiction, and other mental health disorders.
  • "This guide includes top on-demand mental health and therapy services with unbiased feedback from customers."
  • To access the complete list of best mental health and therapy on-demand services of 2021, please visit https://www.onlinedoctor.com/best-online-mental-health-therapy-on-demand... .