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Income loss linked to risk of mental disorders

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with a recent drop in income are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, and drug abuse, according to a new study. Full story

Sword-wielding hostage-taker is detained

Half a dozen children and their teacher were released safely Monday after being held hostage for four hours by a teenager armed with two swords at a nursery in the eastern French city of Besancon. Full story

Hundreds of PTSD soldiers likely misdiagnosed

At the height of the Iraq war, the Army routinely fired hundreds of soldiers for having a personality disorder when they were more likely suffering from the traumatic stresses of war, discharge data suggests. Full story

Ex-soldier gets life sentences for Iraqi murders

A former soldier has received five consecutive life sentences for his role in the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and the slaying of three of her family members. Full story

Fritzl gets life sentence in Austria incest case

An Austrian jury convicted Josef Fritzl of homicide, incest and other charges and sentenced him to life for imprisoning his daughter for 24 years, fathering her children and letting one infant die. Full story

1 in 5 young Americans has personality disorder

Almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs, researchers report. Full story

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