U.P.S. to End Health Benefits for Spouses of Some Workers
made a change that affects a limited number of employees.” More from The New York Times: Imagesof Death in Syria, but No Proof of Chemical Attack U.P.S. is one of the biggest companies so far to drop spousal coverage for some segment of its work force, and its announcement was viewed by some as a harbinger of a broader trend in employers’ restrictions on health care benefits. Large employers like Xerox and Teva Pharmaceuticals already impose surcharges for spousal coverage.
They were also asked about any mental health symptoms and treatments that took place in the year prior to being surveyed. The symptoms in the survey were associated with mental health woes including psychological distress, anxiety disorders, psychosis and mood disorders. They found no association between the drugs and this range of mental health problems. Instead, the researchers found lifetime use of psilocybin or mescaline and use of LSD in the past year were linked to lower rates of major psychological distress. Lifetime LSD users were also less likely to receive outpatient mental health treatment, such as from a therapist, or take psychiatric prescription medications.