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Nevada agrees to pay San Francisco for mental patient transfer

San Francisco - Nevada will reimburse San Francisco $400,000 for the cost of caring for 24 homeless indigents who were sent to the city with one-way bus tickets from a state psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas.

SF judge denies bail for bomb suspect

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant jailed after authorities found alleged bomb-making materials in his home will not be transferred to a mental hospital for treatment before trial, a federal judge ruled July 22.

French 'female Hannibal Lecter' cooked husband's heart

Nancy - A 71-year-old Frenchwoman is to undergo psychiatric testing after killing her husband and cooking his heart, nose and genitals.

Suspected Southern California mass shooter sought 'retribution'

Santa Barbara - The family of a mentally disturbed 22-year-old man came forward Saturday to tell police they suspect their relative was the mass shooter who killed seven people, including himself, in a reported quest for some kind of 'retribution.'

Older fathers linked to children with psychiatric problems

Whilst complications that can occur in children of older mothers is well-recognized, older fathers can also pose a risk. Older dads may have children with higher risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a study.

Reasons for deaths in Russian psychiatric hospital become clearer

The reasons for the high number of deaths in the Russian psychiatric hospital blaze seem to be a combination of the nature of the facility and incompetence of the fire services.

Premature babies at greater risk of mental illness

Premature babies have a greater risk of developing mental illness later in life. According to a new study, that will be published on Monday, psychiatric conditions are more common in premature babies.

Overmedication- A Curse Not A Cure

In today's world, the treatment for psychiatric issues in children and adolescents has become more and more dependent on a witches brew of medications. Here's a look at why this practice might just be making the problem worse.

Parents charged in their daughter's death

The parents of a 4-year old girl are accused of purposely over medicating her.

Psychiatric evaluation ordered for Mark Lafleur

Mark Lafleur will undergo a 30-day psychiatric evaluation before he returns to court to face charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement. He's the son of former Montreal Canadiens star Guy Lafleur.

Poor readers more likely to consider suicide

Teens who can’t read well may also be at high risk for suicide, a new study warns.
 

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