Mental Health & Substance Abuse News

D.C.’s mental health system isn’t worthy of celebration

By Letter to the Editor Regarding the Sept. 14 editorial “A long-overdue recovery”: While St. Elizabeths Hospital has modestly improved through its new building and the efforts of Stephen T. Baron, its director, the District’s approach to residents with the most severe mental illnesses is no cause for congratulation. When…

Large Study Finds Genetic ‘Overlap’ Between Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

By ScienceDaily Knowledge about the biological origin of diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions is critical to improving diagnosis and treatment. In an effort to push the field forward, three UCLA researchers, along with scientists from more than 20 countries, have been taking part in one of…