A new government report finds 42.5 million American adults, or 18.2 percent of the adult population, suffers from some form of mental illness. About 4 percent suffers serious mental illness that impedes day-to-day activities.
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A new study from Washington University concludes that people can improve their mental health when they quit smoking.
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The economic impact of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which requires larger employer-based insurance plans to cover psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders in the same way they do illnesses such as cancer and multiple sclerosis, has been minimal, a new study finds.
Thoughts of suicide are more common among adults who use illicit drugs, compared with the general population, according to a new government survey.
A new study suggests a connection between misuse of prescription drugs and incidents of dating violence.
People with severe mental illness have significantly higher rates of drinking, drug use and smoking, compared with the general population, a new study finds.
Brain scientists are debating whether marijuana could be a useful treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, NPR reports.
Some Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers are beginning to treat substance use disorders and mental illness together, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Until recently, VA hospitals tended to treat the two problems separately.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced its plans to provide $50 million to expand treatment for substance use disorders and mental health. The funds will be used to hire staff, add services and employ team-based models of care.