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ave you heard about the new cure being touted for so-called “treatment resistant” depression? This new intervention is available in the Netherlands and Belgium, and it's 100 percent effective in ending depressive symptoms, for good. The remedy I’m talking about is doctor-assisted suicide.
Steven Johnson, who led a presentation about the possible revisions, said, in part, that students are “not always great with the appropriate use of technology.” Few would argue with that. But what if even the appropriate use of smartphones is bad for kids?
"It's really about time that happened," said Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee, deputy director of Johns Hopkins University's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Patients should be asked what side effects and risks they'll accept, "not just treated as research subjects," she said.
Maryland is poised to embark on a pilot program that would bring addiction treatment with opioid replacement medications into state prisons, where their use has been barred for years. Support to alter the policy was buttressed by success the medications have had stemming overdose deaths elsewhere.
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.
While dramatic mass killings in Maryland, including the slaughter of children and members of the press, have led to proposed legislation that would require background checks on long gun sales, the law would also reduce firearm suicides, which constitute two-thirds of all gun deaths.
Among all the actors in the justice system, criminal defense attorneys are best situated to implement drug screenings and treatment referrals and to usher a case toward one of the approximately 3,000 Drug Treatment Courts — collaborative programs of judicially-supervised treatment — in the U.S.
UM Capital Region Health officials provided updates on new programs being implemented, behavioral health, campus development and community outreach efforts at Laurel Regional Hospital at the March 11 City Council meeting.
While many districts say they follow Maryland's guidance around these issues, advocates say Baltimore would join only Frederick County in having a specific, progressive policy to address students who identify as transgender.
Anton Black, the African-American teenager who died in police custody on the Eastern Shore, suffered “sudden cardiac death” and it is likely that his struggle with law enforcement contributed, according to the autopsy report prepared by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
A psychotherapist sued Maryland on Friday saying the ban on conversion therapy — a controversial practice that seeks to change gay people's sexual orientation — violates his First Amendment rights to free speech and practice of religion.
Save a few houses on the block, our street seemed dark and lifeless compared to the jubilant feeling it had the previous few weeks when it glowed with red, green and white, electric snowflakes and smiling Santas. When I came back in, I remarked “I totally get why seasonal depression is a thing."
An investigation into Maryland’s only prison for women following the 2017 suicide of an inmate found the facility violated the constitutional rights of individuals with disabilities who are placed in segregation and did not take sufficient steps to “prevent future harm.”
Her girlfriend, 34-year-old Sharon Forrest, told sheriff's office detectives she knew Moseley had a gun in their Baltimore County apartment but hadn't seen it since Moseley "pulled it on her" a few months before the Sept. 20 warehouse shooting.
How do we approach the difficult subject of sexual consent, especially among young people, without making all involved feel uncomfortable and teens tuning out? The discussion is as simple as understanding personal boundaries.
Dr. Peter J. Fagan, a former Roman Catholic priest who became a medical psychologist and was director of Research and Clinical Outcomes for Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, died Saturday of multiple myeloma at his Fulton home. He was 77.
Baltimore is on pace to set a record for its wettest year ever. All the rain has residents weary, after so many canceled events and even two deaths. "I am just done with this rain," Columbia resident Ian Kennedy said.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic challenger Ben Jealous met Monday for the only scheduled debate in the 2018 governor’s race. This transcript was generated through a mix of automated software and human editing.
One tool to reduce violent crime in Baltimore continues to be underused by City Hall and the state: greening vacant lots through the planting of grass, trees and other plants and then maintaining them.
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.
Frequent use of digital media may be associated with the development of ADHD symptoms in adolescence but more research is needed to know if the association is causal. The study is based on 2,587 Los Angeles County high school students who were tracked over two years.
The 38-year-old Laurel man accused of gunning down five employees of The Capital on Thursday swore a “legal oath” in court documents to kill a writer for the Annapolis newspaper. Yet he legally purchased the pump-action shotgun he allegedly used in the rampage, authorities said Friday.
This meta-analysis finally puts to bed the controversy on antidepressants.” So says Professor Carmine Pariante of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, on the largest ever meta-analysis of the efficacy of antidepressants, published last month in Lancet. What did the study actually find? Not much.
After a lengthy debate across a partisan divide, the Maryland Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it illegal for licensed mental health professionals to offer therapy advertised to change one's sexual orientation or gender identity.
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.
Ageism is stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of age, particularly prejudice against the aging. Ageism was coined in 1969 by Dr. Robert Neil Butler, a physician, gerontologist and psychiatrist.