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News on Mental Health
- Twitter issues new rules to guard users from online trolls June 13, 2018
- High level of NRG3 can increase risk of schizophrenia, finds study May 7, 2018
- Report suggests soldiers dropping out of ‘unsafe and wholly unsatisfactory’ mental health unit in armed forces April 18, 2018
- Sudden spurt in patient flow increases burden on mental health treatment centers April 3, 2018