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New Data Shows Antidepressants in Pregnant Women May Put Newborns at Risk for Hirschprung's - Rare Disease Report - Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 15:54

Rare Disease Report

New Data Shows Antidepressants in Pregnant Women May Put Newborns at Risk for Hirschprung's
Rare Disease Report
New data published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases show that early maternal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) could correlate with Hirschsprung's disease in newborn children. Hirschsprung's disease occurs when neural ...

NAMI celebrates 31 years with award presentations - Akron Leader Publications - Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:06

Akron Leader Publications

NAMI celebrates 31 years with award presentations
Akron Leader Publications
FAIRLAWN — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Summit County celebrated its 31st year of service to the community May 25 with a luncheon at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. During the event, the following individuals were recognized with awards:.

Identified brain circuitry bridges neural and behavioral roles in PTSD - Science Daily - Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 01:44

Identified brain circuitry bridges neural and behavioral roles in PTSD
Science Daily
The American Psychiatric Association recently updated its diagnostic criteria for PTSD in the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. But the co-authors point out that even when examining these changes comparatively ...

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Trump's judgment questioned - Allentown Morning Call - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 22:59

Allentown Morning Call

Trump's judgment questioned
Allentown Morning Call
Some psychiatrists prefer to follow the American Psychiatric Association's Goldwater Rule, which deems it unethical to diagnose without examining the person. They may follow the ethical consideration of duty to warn when a person is dangerous to self ...

Mom's Post on Antidepressants Goes Viral: “It's Not a Problem to Not Be OK” - Babble (blog) - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 22:49

Babble (blog)

Mom's Post on Antidepressants Goes Viral: “It's Not a Problem to Not Be OK”
Babble (blog)
But when it comes to antidepressants, the questions never end there. People want to know: Does relying on medication make me weak? Does taking medication mean I'm giving up? I asked myself those very same questions when I was going through a tough ...

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The Reassuring Message Everyone Who Takes Antidepressants Needs To Hear - Refinery29 - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 19:55

The Reassuring Message Everyone Who Takes Antidepressants Needs To Hear
Refinery29
In case you needed a reminder: There's nothing shameful about taking antidepressants. Although that should be obvious, the stigma surrounding mental illness still makes the diagnosis and prescription of medication for depression, anxiety, or any other ...

Top Health Groups Not Consulted for Republican Health Care Bill - TIME - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 19:38

TIME

Top Health Groups Not Consulted for Republican Health Care Bill
TIME
“No one has requested our feedback on the AHCA, either prior to its release or after,” Dr. Saul Levin, CEO and medical director at the American Psychiatric Association, wrote in an email response to TIME. “Any proposed legislation that affects so many ...
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There's More Proof That Ketamine Works for Depression - TIME - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 17:36

TIME

There's More Proof That Ketamine Works for Depression
TIME
For decades, scientists have searched for a new type of antidepressant, one that works differently from the 20-plus drugs already on the market. Finding a new option is crucial, since a third of people don't respond to available depression treatments.
Ketamine as anti-depressantCastanet.net

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The Book of Henry Review - Why Nami Watts' New Movie Might Be ... - Esquire.com - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 17:04

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The Book of Henry Review - Why Nami Watts' New Movie Might Be ...
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Naomi Watts' new movie The Book of Henry might be the best worst movie of 2017.

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Fitness Star Emily Skye Stopped Taking Antidepressants Thanks to Exercise: 'I Felt Like a Superhero' - PEOPLE.com - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 14:10

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Fitness Star Emily Skye Stopped Taking Antidepressants Thanks to Exercise: 'I Felt Like a Superhero'
PEOPLE.com
Before fitness became a vital part of Emily Skye's life, the influencer struggled with depression, disordered eating and bullying. At just 11 years old, a doctor put Skye on antidepressants. “In grade school, they'd make frog noises when I walked past ...

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