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Government & Legal

The new proposal by the National Institutes of Health will dramatically increase the yearly budget of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative.

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The Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs have expended huge sums caring for troops and veterans with PTSD, but they are unable to determine how successful their programs are.

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The top-performing states—Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Hawaii—lead the nation across most dimensions of care.

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Gaming the appointment system and a shortage of providers are blamed for a crisis in the VA health system and departure of its leaders, but experts say other problems exist as well.

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When the needs of the profession or patients demand it, APA may enter the courtroom in one of several roles.

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Involuntary treatment should be invoked carefully and with close attention to the patient’s decision-making capacity, caution forensic psychiatry experts.

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The Supreme Court sides with APA on standards for determining intellectual disability in death-penalty cases.

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After the Newtown, Conn., shooting, a congressional committee chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy launched a review of the U.S. mental health system, which found a patchwork of programs and ineffective policies across agencies.

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The bill, which is less supportive of assisted outpatient treatment than Rep. Tim Murphy’s bill, is regarded as a response to the Republican-sponsored Murphy bill.

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An FDA proposal is aimed at correcting public misperception that certain tobacco products, including increasingly popular e-cigarettes, are safe alternatives to traditional cigarettes.

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