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Tag Archives: mental illness

Comparison of Neurocognition and Social Cognition between Schizoaffective Disorder, Mood Disorders, and Schizophrenia

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  The relationship between schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, and mood disorders is not well understood. Evaluating and comparing cognitive impairment in these disorders can help clarify how these disorders are related. To further our understanding of these conditions, Rong Xiao, PhD, MD, Roxanne L. Bartel, MD, and John Brekke, PhD, MSW, conducted a study to examine cognitive impairment in people with ... Read More »

Gun Violence – Revisited

On September 16, 2013 at the Navy Yard section of Washington, D.C.  a lone gunman took the lives of 12 people and wounded four more. Sadly, multiple shooting incidents have become more frequent. A study by Scripps Howard News Service found that from 1980 through 2010, there were 20,223 cases of homicide involving at least two victims. The same study found ... Read More »

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“The Lived Experiences of Tobacco Use, Dependence, and Cessation: Insights and Perspectives of People with Mental Illness,” by Erica Singer Solway

People with mental illness are more likely to be smokers than the general population. In fact, studies indicate that individuals with mental illness or addictions are two to three times more likely to be addicted to tobacco than are individuals in the general population. However, few studies have been conducted to determine why this is the case. Recently, Erica Singer ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – April 14, 2008

News Source: Google News Caregivers need to care for themselves Contra Costa Times – Walnut Creek, CA Glen Feigelman, LCSW, a social worker at Alameda Hospital, often sees signs of caregiver burnout such as being irritable and resentful; feeling overwhelmed; … Agency foresees deficit Record-Searchlight (subscription) – Redding, CA Caren Wilds, a licensed clinical social worker, said she doesn’t know ... Read More »