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What Is the Public Entitled to Know About a President's Mental Health? - Medscape - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 15:09

Medscape

What Is the Public Entitled to Know About a President's Mental Health?
Medscape
Hardly a week goes by when a journalist doesn't call, asking me to comment on President Trump's mental health. I have consistently resisted, invoking the Goldwater rule—the informal name given to Section 7.3 of the American Psychiatric Association's ...

NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Month - Markets Insider - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 14:58

Huffington Post Canada

NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Month
Markets Insider
ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This month, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illness and call on all Americans to be 'Into Mental Health: Inspired, ...
Rockland Joins Mental Health Awareness Month EffortsPatch.com
May is Mental Health AwarenessEscanaba Daily Press
For Mental Health Awareness Month, state alliance spotlights supportCommons
Daily Bulldog -Rio Rancho Observer
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Connecticut House Votes To Ban Conversion Therapy - WSHU - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 13:51

WSHU

Connecticut House Votes To Ban Conversion Therapy
WSHU
The bill puts into Connecticut law the conclusions of the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association, stating that homosexuality is not a disease and that forcing conversion therapy on a minor can be harmful. The Connecticut ...
Connecticut House votes to bar gay 'conversion therapy' | The CT ...The CT Mirror

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AAP, AAN update dementia management guidance - Healio - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 13:50

AAP, AAN update dementia management guidance
Healio
The American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Neurology recently released an updated dementia management quality measurement set, which included three new measures, removed measures and modified measures.

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APA, AAN update dementia management guidance - Healio - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 13:50

APA, AAN update dementia management guidance
Healio
The American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Neurology recently released an updated dementia management quality measurement set, which included three new measures, removed measures and modified measures.

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Association between academic medical center pharmaceutical detailing policies and physician prescribing - Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 13:11

NPR

Association between academic medical center pharmaceutical detailing policies and physician prescribing
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com
The adoption of policies that limited pharmaceutical sales activities at academic medical centers (AMCs) was associated with modest but significant reductions in prescribing of detailed drugs in several major drug classes, according to new research.
Doctors prescribe more generics when drug reps are kept at bay89.3 KPCC
Half of US docs get payments from drug, device industries: studyWECT-TV6
Why Do Drug Reps Give Doctors Free Pens? Because What They Get in Return Is Far More Valuable.Slate Magazine

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Trump Struggles to Win Over Moderate Republicans on Healthcare Overhaul - Fox Business - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 03:55

Fox Business

Trump Struggles to Win Over Moderate Republicans on Healthcare Overhaul
Fox Business
Patient advocacy groups, including the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, also oppose the reworked bill, while the American Medical Association and others have expressed concerns. (Reporting by Richard Cowan, David ...
Republicans still short of votes to pass US healthcare overhaulKGMI
Opposition of key Republican deals blow to latest health care billAlaska Dispatch News
GOP still short on ACA repeal votesBenefitsPro
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Adjusting dose of antidepressants reduce fall risk in older adults - The Siasat Daily - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 03:47

The Siasat Daily

Adjusting dose of antidepressants reduce fall risk in older adults
The Siasat Daily
Washington: Simply adjusting the dose of tranquilizers, antidepressants and pills of older adults with depressive symptoms, can reduce their fall risks, suggests a study. Talk to a family member or a physician if you think you are depressed, and talk ...

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NIH Study Shows Antidepressants May Enhance Drug Delivery to Brain - Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine (press release) (blog) - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 02:53

NIH Study Shows Antidepressants May Enhance Drug Delivery to Brain
Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine (press release) (blog)
A new study from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the brain by inhibiting the blood-brain ...

'My doctor prescribed me antidepressants for my PMS' - Body and Soul - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 01:11

Body and Soul

'My doctor prescribed me antidepressants for my PMS'
Body and Soul
The doctor hadn't asked me any further questions about my mental health and didn't even ask about my diet or lifestyle, or even suggest doing blood tests. She failed to talk me through the side-effects of antidepressants, such as fatigue (the very ...

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