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Measles, Vaccinations and Prevention in Behavioral Health: Do We have “Behavioral Health Vaccines”?

New Public Health:Upstream

By David Shern, Ph.D. and Andrea Blanch, Ph.D.

The outbreak of measles in Disneyland highlighted the…

Measles, Vaccinations and Prevention in Behavioral Health: Do We have “Behavioral Health Vaccines”?

New Public Health:Upstream

By David Shern, Ph.D. and Andrea Blanch, Ph.D.

The outbreak of measles in Disneyland highlighted the…

In Response to the WSJ Op-Ed: Mentally Ill, Drink a Smoothie

SAMHSA:social work

By Debbie Plotnick, MSS MLSP

Dear E. Fuller Torrey and Doris Fuller:

Early Saturday morning, I saw the op-ed that you both authored which ran in the Wall Street Journal. 

It pretty much was all I could think of over the weekend. At first I was very, very angry. This was because it hurt me personally, as a…

In Response to the WSJ Op-Ed: Mentally Ill, Drink a Smoothie

SAMHSA:social work

By Debbie Plotnick, MSS MLSP

Dear E. Fuller Torrey and Doris Fuller:

Early Saturday morning, I saw the op-ed that you both authored which ran in the Wall Street Journal. 

It pretty much was all I could think of over the weekend. At first I was very, very angry. This was because it hurt me personally, as a…

Precision Medicine, Mental Disorders and Toxic Stress

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By Andrea Blanch, Ph.D. and David Shern, Ph.D.

As Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health wrote in a recent blog, precision medicine is a hot new topic in the research world. The basic idea is simple: Get the “right treatment at the right time to the right person” by addressing the underlying cause of the…

Precision Medicine, Mental Disorders and Toxic Stress

New Public Health:Upstream

By Andrea Blanch, Ph.D. and David Shern, Ph.D.

As Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health wrote in a recent blog, precision medicine is a hot new topic in the research world. The basic idea is simple: Get the “right treatment at the right time to the right person” by addressing the underlying cause of the…

Bring Back the Asylum?

mental illness

By Paul Gionfriddo

The JAMA headline is pretty sensational: Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum.  And the article itself is generating a lot of discussion and debate.

But headlines can be misleading.  As the authors write:

“A return to asylum-based long-term psychiatric care will not…