American Psychiatric Nurses Association 28th Annual Conferen
The APNA Annual Meeting is the "premiere event for psychiatric nursing," and will feature will feature "more than three days of continuing education specific to psychiatric nursing for RN-PMH and advanced practice nurses alike."
A pattern of sleep disturbance is a risk factor for depression and suicide and also increases the risk of cancer, infection, hypertension, weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, inflammation, osteoporosis, chronic pain, and arrhythmias. It can also have a significant negative impact on cognition and creativity.
Adolescent depression is a serious mental illness that results in negative health consequences and frequently recurs later in life. Although the prevalence rate of depression is around 20 percent among African American and European-American adolescents, the associated risks and utilization rates vary greatly.