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General Psychiatry

Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD, understands the power neurotechnology can have in the lives of patients. The technology expert recently shared some thoughts on the future of psychiatry, which he will expand upon during his featured session at Psych Congress.
With the exception of anorexia nervosa, people across a slate of psychiatric disorders tend to choose smaller, immediate rewards instead of larger, delayed rewards—a type of impulsive decision-making deemed “delay discounting.”
Healthy college students and other young adults who take prescription stimulants simply for a brain boost may be doing themselves a disservice, according to a new study that found nonprescribed stimulants barely improved short-term focus and markedly worsened working memory and sleep.
BLOG: I recently had a chance to speak to State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate’s incoming residents and fellows about well-being and self-care.
An 18-year gap in life expectancy exists between people with mental illness and the general population, according to a paper published online in Lancet Psychiatry.
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