The complexity and design of the gut, as well as the important role it plays on the general health of the human body, is a topic that has garnered much interest within the medical community. This has led to a great deal of research being conducted about this vital organ. A number of studies have shown clear links between gut health and autoimmune diseases, the immune system, skin conditions, endocrine disorders, cancer, mood, and mental health. The human gut houses over 100 trillion bacteria and a person is said to have around 300 to 500 species of different bacteria inside ...
As the Kirwan Commission continues its work, it is important to remember the value that mental health and family support services bring to the lives of Baltimore youth. The commission and the Maryland General Assembly must invest more in these services to help our young people thrive.
Mental health and prevention efforts were on the agenda for the Carroll County Board of Commissioners at their Thursday morning meeting, a session that saw the board proclaim May 5 through May 11 Children’s Mental Health Awareness week in Carroll County, and May as Heroin Still Kills Month.
School psychologists are an integral part of a public school system. However, the majority of Maryland counties do not adhere to the National Association of School Psychologists’ recommended ratio of no more than 500 to 700 students per school psychologist.
Generalized anxiety disorder-also referred to as anxiety-is a condition that involves much more than the ordinary stress and worry people experience in their everyday lives. Anxiety is an intense and ongoing mental health condition that makes ordinary tasks appear to be almost impossible. Individuals who are suffering from anxiety may have a fear of social situations, flying on airplanes, advancing in their career, and just about everything else. According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety affects about 18.1% of teens and adults to some degree. This makes anxiety one of the most common mental health conditions in ...
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An autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner's office determined Anton Black's death was an accident and police force didn't not contribute, but we think this lets law enforcement off way too easily.
Rep. Elijah Cummings and Mayor Catherine Pugh headlined a roundtable with 50 local men at a resources fair with the goal of curbing violence in Baltimore. Dozens of community resources shared information on job training, mental health and substance abuse treatment and employment opportunities.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman discussed how county government finances have improved over four years and highlighted strong homebuilding and job growth as well as improved addiction and mental health services in his State of the County address to the Harford Chamber of Commerce.
The question legislators in Annapolis must consider is this: If we understand the mental health implications of solitary confinement on adults, why would we subject the developing minds of Maryland's children to this potentially irreparable torture?
The University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus has overhauled its behavioral health unit so it can see more patients arriving in a crisis at the Baltimore hospital or the nearby downtown campus of the medical center.
The unit addresses police calls related to mental health crises, suicides, suicide attempts and emergency petitions--instances where people are taken to a hospital by police officers if they pose a risk to themselves or someone else--according to police.
Several factors influence whether a traumatic experience,m like the one Christine Blasey Ford recounted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, is remembered or dissociated. The nature and frequency of the traumatic events and the age of the victim seem to be the most important.
The woman who fatally shot three co-workers at a Rite Aid distribution center was diagnosed with a mental illness in 2016, the Harford County sheriff said Friday. But that’s not enough to disqualify a person under Maryland law from buying a handgun.
Harford County law enforcement released the identities of the victims in the shooting at the Rite Aid distribution center and more information about the timeline of events that left four dead and three injured Thursday.
Suicide is a preventable death and we have to let those struggling with depression or mental illness know that they aren’t alone, and we’re there to talk to them if they need it, no matter how difficult that conversation may be to have.
David Katz's history of mental health troubles, from stints at Sheppard Pratt, prescribed anti-psychotic medication, fall below a legal threshold that would have prohibited him from buying a gun in Maryland.
David Katz, who police said fatally shot two others before killing himself at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., had been hospitalized for psychiatric treatment and struggled at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Janelle C. Cooper, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Mercy Medical Center talks about postpartum depression, a mental disorder that catches many new moms, including tennis great Serena Williams, by surprise.
The separation of body and mind that humanity has created is artificial. We as a society should not continue to tolerate a medical system that treats the body but fails to acknowledge and prevent the negative health effects of social injustice, poverty and trauma.
We rarely talk about suicide. Why? Because there is a strong sense of shame, guilt and stigma associated with it mental health challenges and suicide. People are afraid to initiate conversations, as if talking about it will increase the incidence of suicide. Nothing can be further from truth.
Dr. Walter Weintraub, a longtime professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland whose analysis of speech patterns revealed an individual's state of mind, died March 12 in his sleep at his home at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 92.
We should not be surprised that an increasingly narcissistic, isolated culture produces a mental health movement — mindfulness — that encourages us to look inward. Nor should we be surprised if such self-focused tendencies make matters worse.
While gun control arguments and mental health reform often rise immediately to the surface after a school shooting, an often underutilized resource can, if given the opportunity, make a significant difference. I’m referring to the highly skilled and well-trained professional school counselor.
At auditions for "This is My Brave," a show aimed at ending the stigma associated with mental illness, people used poetry, music or storytelling skills to communicate their experiences coping with mental illness.
As a psychiatrist I know linking mental illness to gun control causes more harm than good. In the public imagination mental illness becomes conflated with criminality, mass violence and other tragic events, and a psychiatric diagnosis becomes a cause for concern rather than support.
Emphasis on interpersonal violence in news coverage of mental illness is concerning given that most people with mental illness are never violent and only about 4 percent of interpersonal violence in the United States is attributable to mental illness.