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Sheppard Pratt Health System

Sheppard Pratt Health System
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services.
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services. « Show less

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  • Maryland needs outpatient civil commitment law

    Maryland needs outpatient civil commitment law
    Those of us who work in psychiatric hospitals know that persons with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia are frequently readmitted to the hospital because they don't continue in treatment after discharge. These readmissions are often the result of behaviors — driven by paranoia or hallucinations — that put them or others in danger. There is very sound science to show that these symptoms are effectively and safely treated with appropriately prescribed antipsychotic medications. Uninterrupted outpatient treatment could prevent many if not most of these readmissions.
  • Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern

    Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern
    Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing...

    H. Thomas Howell

    H. Thomas Howell
    H. Thomas Howell, a trial attorney whose legal arguments helped overturn the mail-fraud conviction of former Gov. Marvin Mandel, died of a heart attack last Sunday at his Lutherville home. He was 77. "Tom was one of the great legal minds of our day,"...

    Sheppard Pratt president Sharfstein to retire in 2016

    Sheppard Pratt president Sharfstein to retire in 2016
    Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein, president of Sheppard Pratt Health System, announced Thursday that he will retire. Sharfstein, who was hired as vice president and medical director before taking over as president and CEO in 1992, said he would retire after...

    Ravens' Haloti Ngata is the latest star athlete suspended for using Adderall

    Ravens' Haloti Ngata is the latest star athlete suspended for using Adderall
    For nine years, Haloti Ngata has been the bedrock of the Ravens' vaunted defense, the dependable giant around whom the rest of the pieces swirled. On Thursday, however, the giant was felled for using a drug most often associated with being prescribed to...