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October 22, 2014 - 8:01am

A short, intense workout improved episodic memory two days later by 10%, according to a new study.

October 21, 2014 - 9:55am

The spice saffron was as effective as the antidepressants fluoxetine and imipramine in reducing symptoms of mild-to-moderate depression in adults, according to a meta-analysis.

October 21, 2014 - 8:01am

Aspirin and some other anti-inflammatory agents may boost the efficacy of antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia, according to a meta-analytic review of published studies.

October 20, 2014 - 8:03am

Patients calling to make appointments with psychiatrists in major U.S. cities may only be successful about a quarter of the time, says a new study.

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Mon
06
Oct

Promoting the physical dimension of mental illness may contribute positively to the way psychiatry is perceived.

Tue
30
Sep

The biblical proverb ‘Physician, heal thyself’ is interpreted literally by some psychiatrists who reach for pharmaceutical samples if they find themselves slipping into a depression.

Wed
03
Sep

Recently, two landmark studies have shown conclusively that genes play a definite role in the risk for major mental illness. I suggest that these studies are game changers for psychiatry not because they demonstrate the primacy of genes, but because the genes that most powerfully increase the risk for schizophrenia and autism point straight back to the environment.

Thu
28
Aug
Marc Agronin, MD

Trauma Revisited in Late Life

Although we often assume that the impact of trauma manifests right away, sometimes it can manifest decades later. This phenomenon was commonly seen in many World War II veterans who first began to experience PTSD symptoms around the time of fiftieth anniversary commemorations of the war in the mid-1990s.

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Exclusives

New Clues to the Neurobiology of Depression

To fully understand the neurobiology of major depression, mental health professionals must adopt a perspective that considers interactions between the brain, the outside world, and the body, including the immune system.

Wed
22
Oct

A Single Intense Workout Boosts Episodic Memory

A short, intense workout improved episodic memory two days later by 10%, according to a new study.

Tue
21
Oct

Saffron as Effective as Some Antidepressants

The spice saffron was as effective as the antidepressants fluoxetine and imipramine in reducing symptoms of mild-to-moderate depression in adults, according to a meta-analysis.

Tue
21
Oct

Aspirin May Have Beneficial Effects in Schizophrenia: Study

Aspirin and some other anti-inflammatory agents may boost the efficacy of antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia, according to a meta-analytic review of published studies.

Mon
20
Oct

Psychiatric Appointments Scarce in Major U.S. Cities

Patients calling to make appointments with psychiatrists in major U.S. cities may only be successful about a quarter of the time, says a new study.