News Briefs

May 28, 2015 - 1:03pm

TORONTO—A literature review that centered in on six atypical antipsychotics found that while all caused weight gain in children and adolescents, the amount of weight gain varied substantially among the medications.

May 28, 2015 - 10:27am

California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug MDMA (commonly known as Ecstasy) could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients.

May 27, 2015 - 9:27am

TORONTO—To explore whether HSV-2 may change personality traits in people to increase the probability of its transmission, researchers recruited 1,000 adults who were psychiatrically healthy.

May 27, 2015 - 8:50am

TORONTO—A possible cause behind heavy alcohol consumption in adolescence and consequences of the behavior were addressed in a pair of studies presented May 18 at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.

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21
May

Physicians may experience two types of stigma when deciding to seek treatment for mental illness.

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30
Apr

How aggressive are you in treating insomnia in your patients, and how do you choose which agent to use?

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13
Apr

An inside look on how stigma may reinforce denial in ill doctors, part 2.

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02
Apr
Mike Myers, MD

Burnout in Psychiatrists

A review of burnout in psychiatrists.

Spotlight

APA 2015: On-Site Coverage

The 168th meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) takes place from May 16 to 20 in Toronto, Canada. Visit the APA Resource Center for the latest coverage from Psych Congress Network.

Exclusives

Misuse of Opioids More Common than Prior Estimates

Rate of opioid misuse/addiction had been underestimated, according to researchers.

Thu
28
May

Significant Weight Gain Likely in Children Prescribed Certain Antipsychotics

TORONTO—A literature review that centered in on six atypical antipsychotics found that while all caused weight gain in children and adolescents, the amount of weight gain varied substantially among the medications.

Thu
28
May

California Scientists Test Ecstasy as Anxiety-Reducer for Gravely Ill

California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug MDMA (commonly known as Ecstasy) could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients.

Wed
27
May

Study Links Herpes Simplex-2-Positive Status with Specific Personality Traits

TORONTO—To explore whether HSV-2 may change personality traits in people to increase the probability of its transmission, researchers recruited 1,000 adults who were psychiatrically healthy.

Wed
27
May

Young Adults Who Drink Heavily Show Abnormal Brain Changes

TORONTO—A possible cause behind heavy alcohol consumption in adolescence and consequences of the behavior were addressed in a pair of studies presented May 18 at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.