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The Dramatic Role Nutrition Plays In Treating Mental Illness

It’s no secret that within the pharmaceutical industry lies a blurred line between which prescriptions are helpful to the body and which are harmful, especially when it comes to medications prescribed to those suffering from mental illness. Numerous antidepressants,...

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2 officers cleared in shooting death of mentally ill man

A federal court jury has cleared two San Francisco police officers of wrongdoing for fatally shooting a mentally ill man in his home in December 2010. After hearing conflicting accounts of the officers’ confrontation with Vinh “Tony” Bui at a trial last week, U.S....

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VA tries gene test to treat depression

Kewchang Lee, a psychiatrist who oversees mental health consultations at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, is not used to being studied. But in recent weeks, Lee signed up to be part of a first-of-its-kind experiment that is playing out in 21 VA...

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Opinion: The Mental Health System Can’t Stop Mass Shooters

SACRAMENTO — A few years ago, the police brought a 21-year-old man into the crisis unit where I work as an emergency psychiatrist. His parents had called the police after seeing postings on his Facebook page that praised the Columbine shooters, referred to imminent...

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