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News Article | October 31, 2016
Site: adds “Mental Health Centers Global Market Briefing 2016” new report to its research database. The report spread across 35 pages with table and figures in it. The mental health centers market comprises of establishments providing healthcare and rehabilitation services to the mentally different and intellectually challenged. Mental illnesses can vary from anxiety and bipolar disorder to paranoia and personality disorder. The market is further classified into residential and outpatient centers. The Mental Health Centers Global Market Briefing provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the mental health centers sector. Description The Mental Health Centers Global Market Briefing Report from the Business Research Company covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. The market characteristics section of the report defines and explains the market. The market size section gives the mental health centers market revenues, covering both the historic growth of the market and forecasting the future. Drivers and restraints looks at the external factors supporting and controlling the growth of the market. Market segmentations break down the key sub sectors which make up the market. The regional breakdowns section gives the size of the market geographically. Competitive landscape gives a description of the competitive nature of the market, market shares, and a description of the leading companies. Key financial deals which have shaped the market in the last three years are identified. The trends and strategies section highlights the likely future developments in the mental health centers market and suggests approaches. Browse full table of contents and data tables at Reasons to Purchase - Get up to date information available on the mental health centers market globally. - Identify growth segments and opportunities. - Facilitate decision making on the basis of historic and forecast data and understand the drivers and restraints on the market. - Develop strategies based on likely future developments. - Gain a global perspective on the development of the market. - Report will be updated with the latest data and delivered to you within 3-5 working days of order. Scope Markets Covered: Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities, Residential Mental Health Facilities, Outpatient Mental Health Centers, Mental Health Specialists Companies Mentioned: Timberline Knolls, The Refuge, Hensley Behavioral Health Center, The Bridge Recovery Center, North Star Behavioral Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Menninger Clinic Geographic scope: Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, Oceania. Time series: Five years historic and forecast. Data: Market value in $ billions. Data segmentations: Regional breakdowns, market share of competitors, key sub segments. Sourcing and Referencing: Data and analysis throughout the report is sourced using end notes. The mental health centers market comprises of establishments providing healthcare and rehabilitation services to the mentally different and intellectually challenged. Mental illnesses can vary from anxiety and bipolar disorder to paranoia and personality disorder. The market is further classified into residential and outpatient centers. The Americas was the x largest geographic region in the mental health centers market in 2015, accounting for $x billion or x% of the global market. Asia was the x largest geographic market, accounting for $x billion or x% of the global market. Europe was the x largest geographic market, accounting for $x billion or x% of the global market. The Middle East and Africa accounted for x% and $x billion, while Oceania accounted for x% of the global mental health centers market. Increase In Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors (SRIs) Prescription ? SRIs can improve a wide variety of mental conditions such as depression, anxiety and other mental conditions. SRIs block receptors in brain cells that reabsorb the chemical serotonin, allowing more of these natural chemicals to send messages between nerve cells. Brain circuits that run on serotonin messaging are known to influence mood. Prozac, Celexa and Luvox are the most commonly prescribed SRIs to deal with mental conditions. To receive personalized assistance write to us @ [email protected] with the report title in the subject line along with your questions or call us at +1 866-764-2150

Lamis D.A.,University of South Carolina | Malone P.S.,University of South Carolina | Langhinrichsen-Rohling J.,University of South Alabama | Ellis T.E.,Menninger Clinic
Crisis | Year: 2010

Background: Individuals who are less invested in their bodies, experiencing symptoms of depression, and consuming alcohol are at increased risk for engaging in suicidal behaviors. Aims: This study examined the relationships among three risk factors - body investment, depression, and alcohol use - and suicide proneness as measured by the Life Attitudes Schedule - Short Form (LAS-SF) in college students (N = 318). Methods: Path analysis was used to construct a causal model of suicide proneness. The Body Investment Scale (BIS) subscales were assumed to be causally prior to depression, which was in turn modeled as occurring prior to alcohol use, which was in turn modeled as prior to suicide proneness. Results: As expected, suicide proneness was positively predicted by alcohol use, alcohol use was positively predicted by depression, and depression was negatively predicted by the body image component of the BIS. Additionally, the body image-suicide proneness link was significantly mediated by depression and its direct effect on suicide proneness as well as by the two-mediator path of body image on depression on drinking on suicide proneness. Conclusions: Implications are offered for the improved identification and treatment of young adults at risk for suicidal and health-diminishing behaviors. © 2010 Hogrefe Publishing.

Ha C.,University of Houston | Balderas J.C.,University of Houston | Zanarini M.C.,Harvard University | Oldham J.,Menninger Clinic | Sharp C.,University of Houston
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry | Year: 2014

Objective: The goal of this study was to carry out the first comprehensive assessment of psychiatric comorbidity in adolescents (aged 12-17 years) with DSM-IV criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD) compared to a psychiatric comparison group without BPD. Complex comorbidity (a hallmark feature of adult BPD and defined as having any mood or anxiety disorder plus a disorder of impulsivity) was also examined as a distinguishing feature of adolescent BPD. Method: Consecutively admitted patients (October 2008 to October 2012) to an inpatient psychiatric hospital received parental consent and gave assent for participation in the study (N =418), with the final sample after exclusions consisting of 335 adolescent inpatients. A comprehensive, multimethod approach to determining psychiatric comorbidity was used, including both an interview-based (categorical) and a questionnaire-based (dimensional) assessment as well as both parent and adolescent self-report. Measures included the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (NIMH-DISC-IV), Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Youth Self-Report (YSR), Car, Relax Alone, Forget, Friends,Trouble (CRAFFT), and the Childhood Interview for DSM-IV Borderline Personality Disorder (CI-BPD). Results: Thirty-three percent of the final sample met criteria for BPD. Adolescent inpatients with BPD showed significantly higher rates of psychiatric comorbidity compared to non-BPD psychiatric subjects for both internalizing (X1 2 =27.40, P<.001) and externalizing (X1 2 = 19.02, P< .001) diagnosis. Similarly, using dimensional scores for self-reported symptoms, adolescent inpatients with BPD had significantly higher rates of psychiatric comorbidity compared to non-BPD subjects for internalizing (t329 = -6.63, P < .001) and externalizing (t329=-7.14, P < .001) problems. Parent-reported symptoms were significantly higher in the BPD group only when using a dimensional approach (internalizing: t321 =-3.42, P<. 001; externalizing: t321 =-3.32, P<.001). Furthermore, significantly higher rates of complex comorbidity were found for adolescents with BPD (X 1 2 =26.60, P<.001). Moreover, externalizing and internalizing problems interacted in association with borderline traits (6=.25; P<.001). Conclusions: Similar to findings in adult studies of BPD, adolescents with BPD demonstrate significantly more complex comorbidity compared to psychiatric subjects without BPD. © Copyright 2014 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.

Schramm A.T.,Menninger Clinic | Venta A.,University of Houston | Sharp C.,Menninger Clinic
Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment | Year: 2013

Difficulties in emotion regulation are one of the core features of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Individuals with BPD also report higher levels of experiential avoidance (EA) compared to controls. These constructs have never been studied concomitantly in adolescents. First, given the conceptual similarity of difficulties in emotion regulation and EA, the authors sought to determine whether EA provides incremental validity, above emotion dysregulation, in its association with borderline features. Second, EA was explored as a mediator in the relation between difficulties in emotion regulation and borderline features. The sample included 208 adolescents recruited from an inpatient psychiatric unit (Mage = 15.96, SD = 1.39; females = 60.1%). Borderline personality features were assessed using the self-report Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children (Crick, Murray-Close, & Woods, 2005). EA was assessed using the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth (Greco, Lambert, & Baer, 2008), and difficulties in emotion regulation were assessed using the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (Gratz & Roemer, 2004). Greater borderline personality features were associated with significantly higher levels of EA and difficulties in emotion regulation. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that EA made a small, but significant, incremental and independent contribution to borderline features when added to a model already including difficulties in emotion regulation. In addition, EA partially mediated the relation between difficulties in emotion regulation and borderline features. EA and emotion regulation are both important targets of treatments aimed at decreasing borderline personality features in adolescents. © 2012 American Psychological Association..

Venta A.,University of Houston | Hart J.,Menninger Clinic | Sharp C.,University of Houston
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry | Year: 2013

Recently, efforts have been made to better understand constructs that are associated with difficulties in emotion regulation in hopes of identifying underlying mechanisms that may be valuable targets for intervention. Against this background, the present study had two aims. Firstly, we wanted to explore the relation between emotion regulation, experiential avoidance and alexithymia by determining whether adolescents with elevated scores on a measure of alexithymia would report deficits in emotion regulation and experiential avoidance. Secondly, we sought to evaluate the role of experiential avoidance as a mediator in the relation between alexithymia and emotion regulation. The sample (N = 64) consisted of adolescents recruited from an inpatient facility of which approximately 30% were classified as having alexithymia. The results of this study indicate that adolescents with alexithymia report deficits in emotion regulation and elevated experiential avoidance. Experiential avoidance mediated the relation between alexithymia and emotion regulation, indicating that while the inability to effectively use language to identify and describe emotional states is strongly correlated with difficulties in regulating one's emotions, this relation is mediated by the unwillingness to tolerate aversive private experiences. Limitations and strengths of the present study are also noted. © The Author(s) 2012.

Sharp C.,University of Houston | Ha C.,University of Houston | Michonski J.,University of Houston | Venta A.,University of Houston | Carbone C.,Menninger Clinic
Comprehensive Psychiatry | Year: 2012

Empirical evidence is increasing in support of the validity of the construct of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescence. There is growing consensus that the early identification and treatment of emerging borderline traits may be an important focus. However, few diagnostic (questionnaire- or interview-based) measures specifically developed or adapted for adolescents and children exist. The Childhood Interview for DSM-IV Borderline Personality Disorder (CI-BPD) [Zanarini, 2003] is a promising interview-based measure of adolescent BPD. Currently, no studies have explicitly been designed to examine the psychometric properties of the CI-BPD. The aim of the current study was to examine various psychometric properties of the CI-BPD in an inpatient sample of adolescents (n = 245). A confirmatory factor analytic approach was used to examine the internal factor structure of the 9 CI-BPD items. In addition, internal consistency, interrater reliability, convergent validity (with clinician diagnosis and 2 questionnaire-based measures of BPD), and concurrent validity (with Axis I psychopathology and deliberate self-harm) were examined. Similar to several adult studies, the confirmatory factor analytic results supported a unidimensional factor structure for the CI-BPD, indicating that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, criteria on which the CI-BPD is based constitute a coherent combination of traits and symptoms even in adolescents. In addition, other validity criteria were excellent. Taken together, the current study provides strong evidence for the validity of the CI-BPD for use in adolescents. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

Justin Coffey M.,Menninger Clinic | Edward Coffey C.,Menninger Clinic
Journal of ECT | Year: 2016

We present our experience applying the IOM's "10 Simple Rules" to our ECT Service at a major teaching hospital in order to achieve patient-centered care. We encourage all ECT providers to partner with their patients in engaging family members and significant others in each aspect of ECT care, especially the ECT treatment itself. © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

Coffey M.J.,Menninger Clinic
Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management | Year: 2015

Objective: To summarize the Perfect Depression Care initiative and describe recent work to spread this quality improvement initiative. Methods: We summarize the background and methodology of the Perfect Depression Care initiative within the specialty behavioral health care setting and then describe the application of this methodology to 2 examples of spreading Perfect Depression Care to general medical settings: primary care and general hospitals. Results: In the primary care setting, Perfect Depression Care spread successfully in association with the development and implementation of a practice guideline for managing the potentially suicidal patient. In the general hospital setting, Perfect Depression Care is spreading successfully in association with the development and implementation of a simple and efficient tool to screen not for suicide risk specifically, but for common psychiatric conditions associated with increased risk of suicide. Conclusion: Both examples of spreading Perfect Depression Care to general medical settings illustrate the social traction of "zero suicides," the audacious and transformative goal of the Perfect Depression Care Initiative. Copyright © 2015 by Turner White Communications Inc., Wayne, PA. All rights reserved.

Hurst N.,Texas Childrens Hospital | Engebretson J.,University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Mahoney J.S.,Menninger Clinic
Journal of Human Lactation | Year: 2013

Background: Mothers of very preterm infants continue to face challenges related to providing their expressed breast milk in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Objective: This qualitative study sought to understand the experience of mothers of hospitalized very preterm infants related to their daily pumping routine during the NICU stay. Methods: Fourteen women who were pumping breast milk for their hospitalized infants were interviewed. Sequential, semistructured, audiotaped individual interviews were conducted at 2 different time points: within 2 weeks following delivery when the mothers were pumping only, and 4 to 6 weeks once breastfeeding had been initiated. Results: The central themes found were: becoming a "mother-interrupted" and negotiating a paradoxical experience of separation and connection. Unique to these findings were the paradoxical view of the pump as both a wedge and a link to their infants, the intense dislike the mothers had for the tasks required to provide their expressed breast milk, and diversionary tactics used during pumping sessions. Conclusion: The complexity of thoughts, actions, and behaviors revealed in the mothers' narrative accounts provides a guide to direct future breastfeeding interventions and management. © 2013 The Author(s).

Hart J.,Menninger Clinic | Bjorgvinsson T.,Houston OCD Program | Bjorgvinsson T.,Harvard University
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic | Year: 2010

Health anxiety and hypochondriasis are serious and debilitating conditions that are poorly understood by health care providers and general public. This is so partly because of the derogatory use of the term hypochondriasis by the general public. There has been a push by mental health professionals in recent years to use the term health anxiety and to use hypochondriasis only for its extreme form. The Internet has become a popular medium, through Web sites and chat rooms, for patients to seek information, reassurance, and exchange of medical information, sometimes of limited veracity. The term cyberchondria has even been coined to describe this phenomenon. The authors review the research literature related to health anxiety and discuss the beneficial treatments of CBT and pharmacology. The utilization of intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy is highlighted with a case illustration. Copyright © 2010 The Menninger Foundation.

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