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Blunt calls for improved mental health services

Southeast Missourian, By Samantha Rinehart ~ May 29, 2014 U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt stood before community leaders, counselors and board members at the Community Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday afternoon advocating for improved behavioral health treatment. The event came on the eve of the center's 40th anniversary, said executive director John Hudak, who

New target explored for psychiatric drug development

Washington University in St. Louis, by Jim Dryden In a surprising discovery, neuroscientists have found that a breakdown product of cholesterol in the brain may be a target for developing new drugs to treat schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Although the research is in its early stages, the finding comes at a crucial time. Most