In this week’s Mental Health in the Headlines:
· The state of Georgia agrees to a landmark legal settlement to move people mental health conditions and developmental disabilities out of state mental hospitals and provide services in their communities.
· Researchers have identified a gene as a possible cause of depression
· The American Academy of Pediatrics report is encouraging doctors to screen mothers for postpartum depression because it can have serious adverse effects on babies.
· A new study finds that people who have depression and anxiety are at increased risk of death after undergoing surgery.