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Things to Do in New Jersey, June 11 Through June 19 - New York Times - Friday, June 10, 2016 - 00:30

New York Times

Things to Do in New Jersey, June 11 Through June 19
New York Times
Jose L. Lopez, Ph.D. June 11, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Public Library, 11 South Broad Street. ... PRINCETON “Peter Grimes,” opera, by Benjamin Britten, a production of the Princeton Festival. June 26 at 3 p.m. $30 to $140. Matthews Theater ...

Judy Collins On Suicide, Mental Illness And The Story Her Voice Is Telling - WBUR - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 23:47

WBUR

Judy Collins On Suicide, Mental Illness And The Story Her Voice Is Telling
WBUR
I thought I loved Judy Collins because her voice was ineffably crystalline, because her songs were the soundtrack of my youth, because her "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" becomes ever more relevant as I get older. But now that I've heard her converse ...

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What's your experience, if any, with using antidepressants? Do they work? - Japan Today - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 22:57

What's your experience, if any, with using antidepressants? Do they work?
Japan Today
The difference between antidepressants and placebo pills is very small and both are ineffective for most depressed people. In others words for some people it might work. But pills are not the best treatment for symptoms of depression. There are many ...

Most antidepressants don't work for young patients: study - The Province (blog) - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 20:08

The Province (blog)

Most antidepressants don't work for young patients: study
The Province (blog)
LONDON - Scientists say most antidepressants don't work for children or teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the quality of evidence about these drugs is so bad the researchers cannot be sure if any are truly effective or safe.

New blood test could help tailor antidepressant treatment to individual - World Tech Today - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 18:57

World Tech Today

New blood test could help tailor antidepressant treatment to individual
World Tech Today
The initial study is small, but the results are promising. Researchers from King's College London have developed a blood test that could identify accurate antidepressant treatment for each individual. If the test shows signs of inflammation, the ...

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Texas family raising money to rescue teen from gay conversion therapy - WRIC - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 16:30

WRIC

Texas family raising money to rescue teen from gay conversion therapy
WRIC
The American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and American College of Physicians oppose conversion therapy, stating evidence shows the practice is largely ineffective and often causes emotional or physical harm to patients.
Conversion Camps Still Exist. Help This Girl Get Out.Yahoo News
Family Fights to Free Texas Teen from Gay Conversion TherapySan Antonio Current (blog)

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Anti-depressants may not be helping anyone, Christian psychologist warns - Premier - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 16:24

Premier

Anti-depressants may not be helping anyone, Christian psychologist warns
Premier
Speaking with Premier, Prof Michael Wang said: "There was one quite controversial review a few years ago from the University of Hull which suggested - in adults - the effects of anti-depressants were marginal. [This research published in The Lancet ...

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The Case for Antidepressants - Daily Beast - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 16:19

Daily Beast

The Case for Antidepressants
Daily Beast
PROVIDENCE — During his seven months at the Chestnut Lodge mental hospital, Dr. Ray Osheroff lost 40 pounds. He spent 16 hours a day pacing up and down the hall of his locked ward. His despair was so great he couldn't even sit still to eat, instead ...

Antidepressants Mostly Ineffective in Kids - MedPage Today - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 15:33

Antidepressants Mostly Ineffective in Kids
MedPage Today
Most antidepressants were no more effective than placebo and were not well-tolerated by children with major depressive disorder, according to a network meta-analysis of data mainly from industry-funded trials. Out of 14 antidepressants examined, only ...

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Most antidepressants ineffective for children and teens - The Pharmaceutical Journal - Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 15:30

The Pharmaceutical Journal

Most antidepressants ineffective for children and teens
The Pharmaceutical Journal
Antidepressants in the acute treatment of major depressive disorder… do not seem to offer a clear advantage for children and adolescents,” say the researchers, led by Andrea Cipriani, department of psychiatry, University of Oxford, and Xinyu Zhou, ...

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