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2 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Shrink Rap

In recent decades psychiatry has been medicalized. Researchers in epidemiology, genetics , pharmacology, and neuroimaging have found some causal links between body chemistry and personality disorders - and identified drugs that reduce or eliminate deviant or destructive behavior.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Science

6 hrs ago | JD Supra

Legal Pitfalls in the Psychiatrist-Patient Relationship

This legal pitfall in psychiatric practice focuses upon communication and avoiding a charge of "patient abandonment".

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Related Topix: Medicine

9 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Risk of diabetes in children and adolescents exposed to antipsychotics

A study published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that children and adolescents diagnosed with a psychiatric diagnosis had an increased risk of developing diabetes if they were exposed to antipsychotics.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, ADHD

Mon Sep 01, 2014

CiteULike

Demonic possession and the historical construction of melancholy and hysteria

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CNN

Dispelling the subtle implication of Robin Williams' suicide

"If someone with a lot of money and access to the best treatment couldn't be cured, then what hope is there for me?" I keep hearing this asked in all different ways, and while Robin Williams' life left behind a legacy full of bright colorful ripples, unfortunately his suicide also has a legacy- a frightening message sent to a population already ... (more)

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine, Psychology, Science

NEWS.com.au

Abolishing board to put mentally ill at risk

NEARLY 150 disabled people will lose their jobs unless someone steps in to help an Adelaide recycling company struggling under government restrictions.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Medicine

Bjp.rcpsych.org

Psychopathology as the basic science of psychiatry [EDITORIALS]

Giovanni Stanghellini , MD, Dr Phil h.c., Department of Psychological, Humanistic and Territorial Studies, G. d'Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy and Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile; Matthew R. Broome , MRCPsych, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK Giovanni Stanghellini is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Italy, World News, Chile,

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Psychology Today

Failing Ethics: Psychologists, Torture, and the US Military

American psychologists designed and oversaw the brutal regime of interrogation used on detainees in U.S. military custody at Abu Ghraib, GuantA namo Bay, and elsewhere during the U.S. war on terror.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Medicine, Abu Ghraib, Department of Defense, US News

Yahoo!

It's Bedlam, 21st-century style

Emergency physician and past president of the AMA Dr David Mountain describes a typical day in a hospital Emergency Department.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Iol.co.za

Facebook wants me to friend my shrink

For the past two weeks, whenever I've scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed I've come to the section "People You May Know."

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Medicine, Psychology, Science, Gay/Lesbian

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Cries for help: 'You could see the torment'

Shortly after 2pm on the wettest day of July in 2011, a 23-year-old woman wearing black patent leather shoes stepped off an inner west rail platform and into the path of a moving train.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Inside the teenage brain: New studies explain risky behavior

It's common knowledge that teenage boys seem predisposed to risky behaviors. Now, a series of new studies is shedding light on specific brain mechanisms that help to explain what might be going on inside juvenile male brains.

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Related Topix: Florida State University, Family, Teenagers, Prison, Medicine, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Marine News

March on Stress Assesses MPHRP's care

Professor Neil Greenberg of March on Stress at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, visited the Philippines to assess the competencies of mental healthcare providers who assist MPHRP in supporting seafarers and families after piracy.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Science Daily

Inside the Teenage Brain: New Studies Explain Risky Behavior

It's common knowledge that teenage boys seem predisposed to risky behaviors. Now, a series of new studies is shedding light on specific brain mechanisms that help to explain what might be going on inside juvenile male brains.

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Related Topix: Medicine

EurekAlert!

The Lancet journals: Three-quarters of depressed cancer patients do...

Three papers published in The Lancet Psychiatry, The Lancet, and The Lancet Oncology reveal that around three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression, and that a new integrated treatment programme is strikingly more effective at reducing depression and improving quality of life than ... (more)

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine, Oncology, Lung Cancer, Nursing

Medical Daily

Brain Images Of Depressed Adults Reveal Too Many Network Connections Related To Rumination

While "the unexamined life is not worth living," too much self-reflection may be a big-time negative, or so say psychologists who believe rumination - when you think about a problem over and over without coming to a solution - is a risk factor for depression and for reoccurrence of depression.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago

Fox News

Adding therapy to meds may speed depression recovery for some

For about a third of people with depression, adding cognitive therapy to treatment with antidepressant medication helps them reach remission and recovery quicker, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Psychology, Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Medicine

Globe and Mail

You've been diagnosed with a serious disease - treating the emotional symptoms is important too

Health Advisor is a regular column where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Medicine, Palliative Care, Oncology, Smoking

Rediff.com

Is depression curable? Of course it is

With increasingly stressful lifestyles, depression needs to be understood as a treatable disease and should not be ignored as a mood swing.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Fortis Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Medicine, Psychology, Science, World News, India,

PhysOrg Weblog

Collaborative care improves depression in teens

How best to care for the many adolescents who have depression? In a collaborative care intervention, a care manager continually reached out to teens-delivering and following up on treatment in a primary-care setting at Group Health Cooperative.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychology, Science, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

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