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October 3, 2017

September 28, 2017 | By Ken Duckworth, M.D.

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder that occurs in some people who take first-generation antipsychotics (such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine), and to a lesser degree, second-generation antipsychotics (such as aripiprazole or paliperidone). TD results in repetitive, involuntary movements commonly of the face, lips and limbs.

Movement disorders were first described in people experiencing schizophrenia before the advent of first-generation antipsychotics, but the clear majority of these movement symptoms currently are induced by medicines. TD can be Read More

    September 26, 2017 |

    There are hundreds of symptoms which can indicate a mental health issue is developing, but it can be difficult to know when to pay attention to them and when they are not a concern.

    Here is a relatively simple way to be able to assess whether you are experiencing mental health symptoms which you should not ignore and for which you may want to seek help.

    First, these are the five general aspects of Read More

    September 28, 2017 | By Jaques Black

    As the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse disorders gains parity within the healthcare environment, new approaches are evolving to accommodate the particular needs of these patients. Facility design for these patients must balance the need to provide a healing environment with adequate security for patients, families, visitors, and staff.

    While there are new behavioral healthcare facilities being constructed, much of our work at Environments for Health Architecture (E4H) has been in redesigning and Read More

    September 21, 2017 | By Sha-Nia Alston

    Tuesday the New York State Office of Mental Health received a $3.5 million grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Zero Suicide grant program.

    The grant will toughen New York’s suicide prevention program over the next five years. Office of Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan announced the grant during the agency annual Suicide Prevention Conference to 350 people in the Capital Region.

    “This federal grant reinforces New York’s reputation as a Read More

    August 22, 2017 | By Benjamin Mueller

    For people in New York with severe mental illness, the path to treatment has increasingly passed through the city’s public hospitals, even as health officials and private hospitals try to accelerate years of slow progress by providing people with better outpatient care.

    A new report shows that treatment is being provided more and more by the city’s strained public hospital system, as financial pressures on Read More

    August 28, 2017 |

    Westchester Toyota held its 23rd Give Back Donation Event on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. The Westchester Toyota family, members of the three nonprofits and people of the community gathered at the dealership located at 2167 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers. The three deserving charities, Gullotta House, NAMI Westchester and Pajama Program were honored and awarded their prizes.

    Each organization was awarded its donation based on the number of votes it received on Westchester Toyota’s Read More

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