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Fishers High School sits nestled between golf courses and subdivisions on the north end of one of Indiana’s most affluent “donut county” Indianapolis suburbs.

Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, who died Dec. 25 at the age of 83, was considered one of the most influential psychiatrists of his generation. He headed the effort to more rigorously categorize mental disorders for the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (D.S.M.), the handbook used by health care professionals.

Headlines day after the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Bills in the House and Senate to expand funding for mental health care are attracting bipartisan support as a result of the spate of high-profile shootings this summer, according to a recent article in Politico.  But Yale University psychiatrist Matthew Goldenberg says mental health professional are ill equipped to pick out bad actors before they strike. Goldenberg explains his view in a recent Los Angeles Times editorial.

Can Cash Incentives Improve Rural Mental Health Access?

Aug 14, 2015
Psychiatry studuent Karen Duong moved to Hereford Tex., population 15,000  to help address the rural mental health shortage.
Karen Duong

There are dozens of counties in Texas without even one physician. There are even more without a psychiatrist. So how do you convince young medical school students to become psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists? And to move to places that have more cows than people?

One state lawmaker says a bill to award dollar bills would be a good place to start.

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Brain scans may soon be able to help predict a person's future — some aspects of it, anyway.

Information from these scans increasingly is able to suggest whether a child will have trouble with math, say, or whether someone with mental illness is going to respond to a particular treatment, according to a review of dozens of studies published Wednesday in the journal Neuron.