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The GeneSight Psychotropic Test

July 25, 2018

If you’re suffering from mental health challenges, the last thing anyone wants to go through is a lengthy trial and error process with multiple medications. The process can be frustrating and leave people feeling worse, not better.  Fortunately, through GeneSight’s genetic testing, doctors can get answers that quickly lead to relief.  Pharmacogenomic testing can help more »

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NAMI Mourns Fred Frese, Mental Health Champion

July 19, 2018

It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that NAMI learned Fred Frese of Hudson, Ohio passed away last night. In recent months, Fred had been in failing health—a devastating demonstration of the toll medical co-morbidities can have on those with mental illness. Fred’s legacy within NAMI is enormous. He served two separate six-year more »

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Predicting Suicide Attempts and Suicide Deaths Using Electronic Health Records

July 16, 2018

New model substantially outperforms existing suicide risk tools Suicide accounted for nearly 45,000 deaths in the United States in 2016. Unfortunately, tools currently used to predict an individual’s risk of a suicide attempt or dying by suicide, such as brief self-report measures, have only moderate accuracy. Now, researchers have developed a new prediction model that substantially more »

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Great News from Springfield

June 12, 2018

“Last week we sent out a legislative report about some very good news from the Illinois state legislature in Springfield:It was an article by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy about Illinois’s new insurance parity law, SB 1707.Parity laws are designed to require insurance carriers to cover mental illnesses on the same basis as any other illnesses, more »

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