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Pure Sole: Just tired

...attempt suicide an estimated 1 million times annually.? 90 percent of those who die by suicide had a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.? In 2012, firearms were the most common method of death by suicide, accounting for...
Knowledge is power - and our best defense

...percent more likely to become pregnant as teens, and 81 percent of children who suffer abuse have at least one psychiatric disorder by age 21, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and suicidal tendencies. Most disturbing, researchers...
My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

...impaired motor coordination, reduced life satisfaction, cognitive impairment and increased risk of chronic psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, in individuals who are predisposed to those disorders. The adverse effects are especially...
Gov signs 'medically necessary' abortion bill

...proposed an amendment on the House floor to include psychiatric disorders among the list of "medically necessary" criteria...19-21.A second try that would have only included psychiatric disorders that put the woman at risk of death also failed...
State | AK legislature
House begins to debate abortion funding bill

...performed."The House defeated a proposed amendment offered by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, to add to that a psychiatric disorder that places the woman's health at risk, in line with language in the regulations. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Setting the facts straight on SB49

...believe the bill is not perfect. I will present an amendment on the House floor to add language so that it covers psychiatric disorders, making the measure consistent with current state regulations. If SB49 fails, the medical-necessary definition...
Opinion | AK legislature
New Parnell regulations are an invasion of medical privacy

...submit a form listing medical conditions such as "renal disease," "diabetes," "cervical dilation" or "a psychiatric disorder." This intrusion into our personal medical records is unprecedented and inconsistent with the Alaska Constitution...
No more state funding for elective abortions

...for women suffering from mental health issues. The department's regulations say that a pregnant woman with a psychiatric disorder would have to be "in imminent danger of medical impairment of a major bodily function" to have an abortion covered...
Accused Hoonah cop killer to stand trial this fall

...Marvin had a delusional disorder."He is obviously not a normal person, and to say that he doesn't have a psychiatric disorder is to essentially state that his behavior falls within a range of normal human behavior," Sperbeck said. "This...
Standing up for the mentally ill, when the government won't

...cancer deserve appropriate medical care, and so do those stricken with Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorder. Untreated, mentally ill adults spiral into unemployment, self medication, crime, and suicide. However...


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