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States Aren't Meeting Residents' Mental Health Needs, Study Finds

As states continue to grapple with the opioid epidemic, which claims the lives of more than 115 people every day, lawmakers are working to better address the nation's mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism

New research shows cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. The study shows CBT can lead to significant improvements in children's emotional regulation. It also shows -- for the first time -- that CBT can improve more than just anxiety. This is the first transdiagnostic CBT trial for children with autism, employing a randomized controlled trial.

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Common allergic conditions linked to mental health

In a new, large-scale study, eczema, hay fever, and asthma are linked to an increased risk of developing mental illnesses. The study backs up previous work and may help to guide clinicians as they treat these people.

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Ask Me First: What Self-Assessments Can Tell Us about Autism

Just moments earlier, the teenager had been laughing so hard he was in tears. He had spent the day doing improv and other drama-based activities—part of a six-week summer camp in Boston designed to help children with autism build social skills. But when his mother showed up and asked about his day, the boy clammed up.

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Up to 45,000 Tricare Users Could Soon Be Dropped

As many as 45,000 Tricare households or beneficiaries could be disenrolled from coverage because their payment information was not updated when the agency changed regional contractors early this year.