State Report Cards

It’s that time of year again, when various agencies grade the states on a variety of social issues:

  • From the National Center on Family Homelessness: Louisiana ranks 46th (up from 48th in 2005) in Child Homelessness; the short report also states that 1 in 28 children in Louisiana do not know where their next meal will come from.
  • From the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Louisiana gets a D for our mental health care system; of course, the overall grade for the United States was also a D.
  • From the Pennington Biomedical Research Center: Louisiana received a D in its Louisiana Report Card on Physical Activity and Health for Children and Youth.
  • Science and Psychiatry

    For February only, download a free PDF copy of Solomon Snyder’s Science and Psychiatry: Groundbreaking Discoveries in Molecular Neuroscience. A free, monthly book download is part of the subscription from Psychiatry Online, your one-stop online shop for (free) psychiatric textbooks.

    Solomon Snyder has been instrumental in the establishment of modern psychopharmacology?óÔé¼ÔÇØas a pioneer in the identification of receptors for neurotransmitters and drugs and in the explanation of the actions of psychotropic agents. Science and Psychiatry is a collection of some of his best scientific papers, publications ranging over forty years that represent important advances in psychopharmacology and molecular biology. Audacious and unanticipated when they first appeared, these papers opened up new areas of understanding and revolutionized the modern study of the brain. Republished here, they show why fundamental research into the ?óÔé¼?ômessengers of the mind?óÔé¼?Ø is as essential for clinicians as for researchers.

    You can access the book from PsychiatryOnline’s home page:
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