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November 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

A single protein may determine whether the brain is vulnerable to depression or can effectively cope with stress, according to a study published in the November 12 Nature.

November 25, 2014 - 2:57pm

Research published in the November 18 PLoS Medicine suggests that not all computerized cognitive training packages are effective.

November 24, 2014 - 1:55pm

Researchers from Italy conducted a population-based cohort study and enrolled 1,927 elderly people.

November 24, 2014 - 8:28am

Teens who don't get enough sleep may be at risk for chronic problems later in life from increased inflammation, according to a new study.

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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.

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11
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Bipolar disorder affects approximately 2% to 3% of the population and is the sixth leading cause of disability worldwide.

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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.

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Oct

Healthcare providers are often in a position of influence in terms of the use of supplements, vitamins, and alternative therapies by their patients, but patients are also swayed by the latest medical “experts” in the media.

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Take the Psych Congress Video Quiz Challenge for a chance to learn about clinically relevant psychiatry topics while competing against your colleagues for a grand prize of $500 and a free registration to Psych Congress 2015. In addition, two runners up will receive access to Psych Congress On Demand. The Challenge starts on October 6th and runs for 10 weeks.

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.

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25
Nov

Single Protein Suggests New Model for Depression and Stress

A single protein may determine whether the brain is vulnerable to depression or can effectively cope with stress, according to a study published in the November 12 Nature.

Tue
25
Nov

Brain Training Efficacy Questioned

Research published in the November 18 PLoS Medicine suggests that not all computerized cognitive training packages are effective.

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24
Nov

OCD: Linking Neurotransmitters With Treatment

Stephen Sobel, MD, and Charles Raison, MD, discuss how to approach treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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24
Nov

Does Vitamin D Deficiency Lead to Cognitive Decline?

Researchers from Italy conducted a population-based cohort study and enrolled 1,927 elderly people.