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News on Psychiatry continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

14 hrs ago | The Atlantic

Everything We Know About Early Childhood Has Changed Since Head Start

In 1912, a teacher in the one-room schoolhouse outside Stonewall, Texas, made a decision that would ultimately lead to billions of dollars in federal investment, volumes of research, and ongoing, decades-long debate about the value of early childhood education.

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Related Topix: Stonewall, TX, Family, Kids, Medicine, Parenting, US Politics, US News

18 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

First findings of virtual reality exposure therapy for PTSD

A randomized controlled clinical trial of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder found that shorter doses of virtual reality exposure therapy reduces PTSD diagnoses and symptoms.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Emory University, Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Anxiety, Health

23 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Autism Intervention Must Be Part Of National Plan - Rosmah

Intervention must be part of a national plan that ensures every family from every community has access to quality, affordable health care and services across the lifespan of a person with autism, said the prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Examiner.com

Psych Central joins opposition to pro-force, anti-rights House bill, HR 3717

An anti-civil rights bill that purports to fix the "broken mental health system" but would actually gut that system has picked up a new and formidable opponent.

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Related Topix: Psych Central, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy, Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

Collaborative care model manages depression, anxiety in patients with heart disease

A telephone-based collaborative care model helped manage depression and anxiety, and improved health-related quality of life in patients with heart disease.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine

Rediff.com

Is Narendra Modi a fascist?

'The speeches of Modi in Assam, Bengal, Kerala, Baghpat and the border areas of Bihar, overplaying the themes of terrorism, izzat of mothers and sisters, are to be read carefully to understand that he is trying to keep the fear of Muslims alive in the Hindu masses,' says Apoorvanand.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Medicine, Psychology, Science

Sun Apr 20, 2014

University of Rochester

UR Medicine Helping Aging Adults in Rural Communities

More than half a million older adults live in rural areas across New York State, and this number is expected to increase dramatically over the next two decades.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Geriatric Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Chautauqua, NY

Switched

Werewolf Delusion Even Less Common Than Scientists Thought

They grunt, claw, and feel their body is covered with hair and their nails are elongated - some people strongly believe they are in the process of metamorphosis into a wolf.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Netherlands, World News,

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Horse therapy helps woman regain balance

Josie Parker has little to no balance, and walking without a cane would find her stumbling or falling.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Neurology

Psychology Today

Psychiatric Uncertainty and the Neurobiological Buzzword

A few years ago I wrote that uncertainty is inevitable in psychiatry . We literally don't know the pathogenesis of any psychiatric disorder.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

Washington Times

Lack of psychiatrists hits mental health patients

The Health Resources and Services Administration reports more than half the state's counties have a shortage of mental health professionals.

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Green Bay Press-Gazette

Filling the void

Friday was the last day on the job for Dr. Anne Miller, Door County's only psychiatrist, who worked since 2005 with Door County's Department of Health and Human Services.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Door County, WI, Egg Harbor, WI, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Nursing

AME Info

DHA psychiatrists discuss ways to tackle anxiety, panic attacks and phobias during twitter clinic

Prepare monthly financial reports and maintain full set of accounts and perform reconciliation of receivables, payables and bank balances and ensure monthly closing by stipulated deadlines.

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

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Revisiting a debate: Does psychiatry overmedicate?

So it has been something of a vindication that people like William Dubin, chair of psychiatry at the Temple University School of Medicine, have started inviting him to speak to their peers and students.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Temple University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Deseret News

Why daydreaming may be the next childhood psychiatric target

Parents who dodged the bullet on hyperactivity may want to duck as the psychiatric profession comes around for another pass, this time targeting kids who are daydreamy with what they are calling "Slow Cognitive Tempo" disorder.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, ADHD, Health, Psychology, Science, University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina

The Capitol Fax Blog

Protect Patient Safety - Don't Let Psychologists Prescribe

In any discussion about treating mental illness, patients and their families must come first.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Switched

Veteran Explains How MDMA Helped Heal His Postwar Trauma

MDMA, the illegal raver stimulant commonly known by its street names molly and ecstasy, may be poised to attract a new demographic beyond young people looking to party: Individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Reddit, Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration

Live Science

Real-Life Werewolves: Psychiatry Re-Examines Rare Delusion

They grunt, claw, and feel their body is covered with hair and their nails are elongated - some people strongly believe they are in the process of metamorphosis into a wolf.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Netherlands, World News,

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Baby boomers lagging behind in mental health awareness

MARK COLVIN: The peak body representing psychiatrists is concerned that baby boomers are lagging behind younger generations in their understanding of mental health.

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Related Topix: Medicine

The Mercury

Boomers prefer GPs to psychiatrists

Dr Milford McArthur says baby boomers are less likely to see a psychiatrist because of the stigma around mental illness.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Health

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