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Proposed Healthcare Law Doesn't Look Good for Americans over 50 - The Nonprofit Quarterly (registration) - Monday, March 20, 2017 - 15:56

The Nonprofit Quarterly (registration)

Proposed Healthcare Law Doesn't Look Good for Americans over 50
The Nonprofit Quarterly (registration)
For those Americans over the age of 50 who have been wondering how they'll fare with the proposed healthcare changes, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) says the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is not going to put many minds at ...

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What's behind Phantom Cell Phone Buzzes? - Scientific American - Monday, March 20, 2017 - 15:48

Scientific American

What's behind Phantom Cell Phone Buzzes?
Scientific American
It wasn't included in the latest update to the DSM-5, the American Psychiatric Association's definitive guide for classifying and diagnosing mental disorders. But given the ongoing debate, we decided to see if phantom buzzes and rings could shed some ...

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Ketamine for Depression: Key Efficacy, Safety Questions Remain - Medscape - Monday, March 20, 2017 - 15:44

Medscape

Ketamine for Depression: Key Efficacy, Safety Questions Remain
Medscape
"The ongoing clinical trial research focusing on the glutamate system may lead to a completely new class of antidepressants that may significantly change the way patients with depression, and in particular, treatment-resistant depression, are treated," ...

Doctor's Diary: Does Donald Trump suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder? - Telegraph.co.uk - Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:00

Telegraph.co.uk

Doctor's Diary: Does Donald Trump suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
Telegraph.co.uk
Though they stopped short of making a psychiatric diagnosis they clearly imply that the (now) President suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder – recently described in the American Journal of Psychiatry as being associated with 'significant ...

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons to join NAMI mental illness panel ... - Summit Daily News - Monday, March 20, 2017 - 00:30

Moultrie Observer

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons to join NAMI mental illness panel ...
Summit Daily News
The local branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 22, from 6-7 p.m. at the Silverthorne Library.
NAMI training program: Everybody has a story | Local News ...Moultrie Observer

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Five death penalty cases to follow in the US this year - Aljazeera.com - Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 12:02

Five death penalty cases to follow in the US this year
Aljazeera.com
Grigson, who died in 2004, was expelled from the American Psychiatric Association and the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians for providing testimony against people he had never examined. He was known as "Dr Death" for testifying against people ...

Commentary: Teen marijuana use and mental health disorders pose real risks - Press Herald - Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 08:03

Press Herald

Commentary: Teen marijuana use and mental health disorders pose real risks
Press Herald
This population at risk may be expanding, according to a recent study in Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, that reported data from five large U.S. health care systems over a period from 2007 to 2013. The rate of ...

NAMI training program: Everybody has a story - Moultrie Observer - Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 03:27

Moultrie Observer

NAMI training program: Everybody has a story
Moultrie Observer
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) seized on research that supports the healing power of personal stories when they created In Our Own Voice (IOOV), one of NAMI's signature programs. IOOV training is designed for adults with a mental health ...

Fear of Flying—or at Least the TSA—While Intersex - Daily Beast - Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 02:30

Daily Beast

Fear of Flying—or at Least the TSA—While Intersex
Daily Beast
As I later learned from reading the article, the ACPEDS statement says that being trans is a "recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association." Ah-ha. It stands to ...

Why a top physicians' group opposes the GOP health care plan - PBS NewsHour - Friday, March 17, 2017 - 23:35

Why a top physicians' group opposes the GOP health care plan
PBS NewsHour
JEFFREY BROWN: In 2010, the American Medical Association, the largest physicians group in the country, lobbied for the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Fast-forward to today, the group is publicly opposing the proposed House Republican health plan.

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