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Press Release: Rise in Federal Disability Benefits for Children With Mental Disorders Consistent With Trends in General Population, Says New Report
Released: 10/9/2015

Press Release: Rise in Federal Disability Benefits for Children With Mental Disorders Consistent With Trends in General Population, Says New Report

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New Report Presents Framework to Establish Standards for Psychosocial Interventions Used to Treat Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Released: 7/14/2015

A considerable gap exists in mental health and substance abuse treatments known as psychosocial interventions between what is known to be effective and those interventions that are commonly delivered, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Pioneer in Schizophrenia and Ethics Research Receives Institute of Medicine's 2013 Sarnat Prize
Released: 10/21/2013

The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2013 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to William T. Carpenter, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

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New IOM Report Provides Guidance for Improving Resilience of DHS Work Force
Released: 9/12/2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should develop and promote a unified strategy and common vision to build and sustain work-force readiness and resilience across the entire agency, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Evidence-Based Diagnostics and Therapies and Long-Term Forecasts of Needs Among Steps Necessary to Ease Iraq and Afghanistan Service Members' Readjustment to Post-Deployment Life
Released: 3/26/2013

To improve the ability of military service members and their families to readjust well to post-deployment life, the U.S. departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs should ensure that their systems have sufficient capacity to provide timely and adequate care to service members, veterans, and family members, and boost efforts to reduce the stigma associated with getting care for mental health and substance abuse problems, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. DOD and VA also should ensure that they are using diagnostic tools and therapies that are in line with the latest medical evidence. In addition, the departments should complete work as soon as possible on a combined, interoperable electronic health record that will help service members and veterans more easily navigate the services offered by each department and ease the transition from one to the other.

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Huda Akil and Stanley J. Watson Receive Institute of Medicine's 2012 Sarnat Prize For Their Research on Underpinnings of Mental Illness, Addiction
Released: 10/15/2012

The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2012 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Huda Akil and Stanley J. Watson, co-directors of the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in recognition of their individual and collaborative efforts to elucidate the neural underpinnings of emotions, mental illnesses, and substance abuse.

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Further Steps Needed to Reduce Stigma and Expand Access to Substance Abuse Screening and Care in Armed Forces
Released: 9/17/2012

Outdated approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse, barriers to care, and other problems hinder the U.S. Defense Department's ability to curb substance use disorders among military service members and their families, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Service members' rising rate of prescription drug addiction and their difficulty in accessing adequate treatment for alcohol and drug-related disorders were among the concerns that prompted members of Congress to request this review.

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Defense Department, VA Should Improve Access to Care for Soldiers and Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Track Outcomes Better
Released: 7/13/2012

The U.S. departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs should ensure that service members and veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have timely access to evidence-based care, says a new congressionally mandated report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Baby Boomers Likely to Face Inadequate Care for Mental Health, Substance Abuse; IOM Report Recommends Ways to Boost Work Force, Fund Services and Training
Released: 7/10/2012

Millions of baby boomers will likely face difficulties getting diagnoses and treatment for mental health conditions and substance abuse problems unless there is a major effort to significantly boost the number of health professionals and other service providers able to supply this care as the population ages, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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William Bunney and Ellen Frank Receive IOM's 2011 Sarnat Prize in Mental Health for Their Research on Mood Disorders
Released: 10/17/2011

The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2011 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to two researchers — William E. Bunney, Distinguished Professor, department of psychiatry and human behavior, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine; and Ellen Frank, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and professor of psychology, department of psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh — for their complementary achievements in enhancing treatment and understanding of mood disorders.

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