When Mental Illness Is Severe

There‌ are‌ ‌some‌ ‌crimes‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ almost‌ ‌impossible‌ ‌to‌ ‌forget. ‌ ‌ For‌ me, ‌they‌ ‌include‌ ‌the‌ ‌death‌ ‌in‌ ‌1999‌ ‌of‌ ‌Kendra‌ ‌Webdale, ‌an‌ ‌aspiring‌ ‌young‌ ‌journalist‌ ‌who‌ ‌was‌ ‌pushed‌ ‌in‌ ‌front‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌New‌ ‌York‌ ‌subway‌ ‌train‌ ‌by‌ ‌a‌ ‌29-year-old‌ ‌man‌ ‌with‌ ‌schizophrenia‌ ‌who‌ ‌had‌ ‌stopped‌ ‌taking‌ ‌his‌ ‌medication. ‌That‌ ‌same‌ ‌year, ‌two‌ ‌mentally‌…

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Is early menopause associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease?

What The Study Did: Whether natural premature menopause and premature menopause that results from surgery to remove a woman’s ovaries before age 40 are associated with increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases was the focus of this observational study. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ Authors:…

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Disparities in care, mortality among hospitalized homeless adults with cardiovascular conditions

What The Study Did: Disparities in hospital care as measured by procedure rates and in-hospital death rates between homeless and nonhomeless adults hospitalized for cardiovascular conditions in New York, Massachusetts and Florida were examined in this observational analysis. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ Authors: Rishi K. Wadhera,…

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Vietnam-era women veterans continue to experience wartime stress

(Boston)–Vietnam-era women veterans suffer with stress-related mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, more than four decades after their service. Women veterans represent the fastest growing group among the veteran population, and like their male counterparts, have poorer health than civilians. While women veterans were for many years…

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