AADT's Session Wrap-Up
> 7/23/2007 9:41:51 AM

The past week in mental health related news saw some disturbing trends, some information on policy issues, and even some new research that provided a new look at an old disorder. This week's wrap-up tackles some of the other news from last week that might not have jumped off the page, but contributed to our overall understanding and appreciation of mental and behavioral health nonetheless.

Affliction Bonds Pirates' LaRoche, Gorzelanny - Pittsburgh's LaRoche, a 1st baseman, and Gorzelanny, a starting pitcher, both dealt with ADHD on their way to the major leagues.

Need for Child Psychiatrists Gets Congressional Attention - New legislation that would incentives young practitioners to focus on children's mental health is gaining support and seems ripe for passage during this term.

France Studies Work Stress After Car Plant Suicides - Officials in France plan to convene a conference on workplace stress after several men have committed suicide, some leaving notes that indicated stress from work was an inciting factor.

Adolescence: Studying Compliance Checks in Tobacco Sales to Minors - A 4-year study into compliance with tobacco sales laws in Washington found that just over a quarter of all 17-year-olds in the study were able to buy cigarettes, and that female cashiers were more likely to sell tobacco without checking IDs.

A Better Brain Scanner - Researchers in both the public and private sector are working on new devices and techniques that promise to provide the most fully-realized images of the human brain to date, which all involved hope will provide a better window into disorders that begin there.

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