News Briefs

December 19, 2014 - 4:45pm

Researchers administered sleep tests on 167 Japanese American men and conducted autopsies after they died.

December 19, 2014 - 3:35pm

Researchers examined benzodiazepine prescribing patterns using 2008 data from a national prescription database.

December 19, 2014 - 10:15am

A standardized psychological intervention called START improves mental health and quality of life for family carers of people with dementia for up to two years, researchers from the UK report.

December 17, 2014 - 3:05pm

Researchers analyzed data from 190 patients with depression who enrolled in a comparative-effectiveness trial from 2007 to 2009.

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Tue
02
Dec

Tips to assist a self-referred physician who comes to us should he/she be accused of unacceptable, abusive, oppositional, or bullying behavior in the workplace.

Mon
24
Nov

Here are some ways in which physicians can assist when medical communities are trying to cope with the loss of a physician colleague who has killed herself/himself.

Tue
11
Nov

Bipolar disorder affects approximately 2% to 3% of the population and is the sixth leading cause of disability worldwide.

Fri
31
Oct

As members of the mental health field, we can be of great assistance when contacted by someone in leadership that a physician in their midst i.e. one of their own, has died by suicide.

Spotlight

Asking the Right Questions to Assess Suicide Risk

J. John Mann, MD, of Columbia University, and Charles Raison, MD, Psych Congress Steering Committee member, discuss which questions clinicians should ask to best evaluate suicide risk.

Exclusives

Despite FDA Warning, Antipsychotic Medications are Still Used in Older Patients with Dementia

After analyzing data from clinical trials, the FDA revealed several years ago that antipsychotic medications were associated with increased mortality when used to treat behavioral disorders in older patients with dementia.

Fri
19
Dec

Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Dementia Risk?

Researchers administered sleep tests on 167 Japanese American men and conducted autopsies after they died.

Fri
19
Dec

Contrary to Guidelines, Older Adults are Taking Benzodiazepines at High Rate

Researchers examined benzodiazepine prescribing patterns using 2008 data from a national prescription database.

Fri
19
Dec

Psychological Intervention Improves Long-Term Mental Health of Carers of Persons with Dementia

A standardized psychological intervention called START improves mental health and quality of life for family carers of people with dementia for up to two years, researchers from the UK report.

Wed
17
Dec

Can Telemedicine Help Reduce Antidepressant Side Effects?

Researchers analyzed data from 190 patients with depression who enrolled in a comparative-effectiveness trial from 2007 to 2009.