Psychiatric illness

Trauma-Informed Care and Early Identification Will Improve Child Mental Health Treatment - 05/17/2018

These recommendations will improve the identification and treatment of children with mental health conditions and connect them with needed supports. This is especially important for children who have been exposed to trauma, which we know can gravely impact child development and health outcomes.

Tools Help Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing of Antipsychotic Medications - 10/31/2016

Antipsychotic prescribing for patients with dementia has received intense scrutiny lately. Data suggest that in some Texas facilities physicians add new diagnoses, such as schizophrenia, to residents' clinical records to justify antipsychotic use, even in residents without a history of mental illness. According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications can harm people with dementia, as noted in the Food and Drug Administration's black box warning, which appears on a prescription drug's label and is designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks.