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Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say - Washington Post - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 15:06

Washington Post

Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say
Washington Post
The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression. In a study published this week in the ...

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Ketamine nasal spray esketamine eases depression in a phase 2 ... - Washington Post - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 15:00

Washington Post

Ketamine nasal spray esketamine eases depression in a phase 2 ...
Washington Post
The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression. In a study published this week in the ...
Ketamine Nasal Spray May Help Reduce Depression Symptoms ...TheFix.com

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California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy - Santa Monica Daily Press - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:00

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California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy
Santa Monica Daily Press
Assemblyman James Gallagher, a Yuba City Republican, said he worried the bill would prevent people who want conversion therapy from accessing it. Mental health providers in California are already prohibited from performing conversion therapy on minors ...
Lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy in CaliforniaThe Mercury News
California's Conversion Therapy Bill, If Passed, Would Make It The First State To Ban This PracticeBustle
CA State Assembly Votes to Strengthen Protections for LGBTQ People Against “Conversion Therapy”Human Rights Campaign (blog)
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Autism Awareness: Understanding assessments key - Milton Daily Standard - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:20

Milton Daily Standard

Autism Awareness: Understanding assessments key
Milton Daily Standard
The DSM, by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), is a model which has been used for many decades by medical doctors to diagnose a variety of disorders. It has fallen under criticism over the past few years in the area of autism by changing the ...
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?Digital Journal

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The Price Of Presenteeism - Forbes - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:08

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The Price Of Presenteeism
Forbes
There are far more studies on the cost of absenteeism in the workplace than presenteeism as it's harder to quantify and define. A year-long telephone survey of 29,000 working adults dubbed the "American Productivity Audit" calculated that the cost of ...

When a bisexual Republican took aim at her father's views, it caused more pain than she expected. - Washington Post - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:06

Washington Post

When a bisexual Republican took aim at her father's views, it caused more pain than she expected.
Washington Post
The American Psychiatric Association has found it not only ineffective, but dangerous, with the potential to cause depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. “I will definitely speak in support of this,” she told her dinner companions, who came from ...

6 Myths & Misconceptions About Medical Marijuana - mindbodygreen.com - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:19

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6 Myths & Misconceptions About Medical Marijuana
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The American Medical Association is also calling for research on cannabis therapies and their safety profile. And it's not just doctors who want legalization; about 90 percent of Americans support the legalization of cannabis under medical supervision ...

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Long-term use of antidepressants surging, but more patients say they can't quit - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 05:55

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Long-term use of antidepressants surging, but more patients say they can't quit
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Victoria Toline would hunch over, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a dropper. It was a delicate operation — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years and was desperately trying to quit ...

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Long-term use of antidepressants surging, but more patients say they can't quit - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 05:55

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Long-term use of antidepressants surging, but more patients say they can't quit
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Victoria Toline would hunch over, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a dropper. It was a delicate operation — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years and was desperately trying to quit ...

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The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100 - Bloomberg - Friday, April 20, 2018 - 04:15

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The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100
Bloomberg
In the U.S., for example, the richest 1 percent of American women by income live more than 10 years longer than the poorest 1 percent, a 2016 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. For men, the gap between the richest and ...
The rich are betting they can buy their way to a longer lifeMoneyweb.co.za

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