Bad News for Big Medicine

Could Antidepressants Do Harm? - Beliefnet - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 13:07

Could Antidepressants Do Harm?
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pill-1884775_1920 People who struggle with depression often go to their primary care doctor and are placed on antidepressants. In some cases, a formal evaluation of depression is not even conducted. But even when a patient is determined to be depressed ...

Fungicides and antidepressants in rivers alter the swimming and feeding behaviour of aquatic animals - Phys.Org - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:20

Fungicides and antidepressants in rivers alter the swimming and feeding behaviour of aquatic animals
Phys.Org
Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemical products in rivers including fungicides to antidepressants can change the swimming and feeding behaviours of some animals, according to a new research study led by experts from the University of ...

AMA Partners With IBM Watson, Cerner On Health Data Model - Forbes - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:00

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AMA Partners With IBM Watson, Cerner On Health Data Model
Forbes
The American Medical Association is partnering with leading health systems and information technology companies including IBM and Cerner to bring structure and best practices to patient information and related health data. Without a common data ...

Studies send mixed messages on antidepressants' link to autism - Spectrum (blog) - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:04

Spectrum (blog)

Studies send mixed messages on antidepressants' link to autism
Spectrum (blog)
Antidepressants slightly boost the risk of autism and other brain conditions. Or they don't, and it's really factors related to the mother's mental health that pose the risk. That's the confusing upshot from four large studies published since May, all ...

Doctors fear mental health disclosure could jeopardize their licenses - STAT (blog) - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 08:30

STAT (blog)

Doctors fear mental health disclosure could jeopardize their licenses
STAT (blog)
But, her team's research found, two-thirds of U.S. states ask the broader form of the question — despite the fact that groups including the American Medical American, American Psychiatric Association, and the Federation of State Medical Boards ...
Doctors fear seeking help over mental illness will 'cost' their licenseMIMS General News

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Doctors fear seeking help over mental illness will 'cost' their license - MIMS General News - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 08:01

MIMS General News

Doctors fear seeking help over mental illness will 'cost' their license
MIMS General News
Based on the study done, the result found that “only one-third of states (16 of 48) had questions on initial and renewal application forms that were congruent with the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and Federation of ...

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Mental Health Professionals March Through New York To Demand Trump's Removal From Office - The National Memo (blog) - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:38

The National Memo (blog)

Mental Health Professionals March Through New York To Demand Trump's Removal From Office
The National Memo (blog)
The so-called “Goldwater Rule” is actually Section 7 of The American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Principles of Medical Ethics, which states that it's unethical to publicly speculate about public figures' mental health. After Fact magazine devoted a ...
Psychologists Call for Trump's RemovalFinancial Tribune

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NAMI Chippewa Valley Educational Meeting - WEAU - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:01

NAMI Chippewa Valley Educational Meeting
WEAU
This presentation will discuss issues that create barriers for transgender individuals in accessing mental health care, ways to build a safe and supportive environment for clients, and using best practices outlined in the standards of care by the World ...

States like Texas can no longer deny access to abortions - UT The Daily Texan - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 04:41

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States like Texas can no longer deny access to abortions
UT The Daily Texan
The American Medical Association, the authority on patient-physician protocol, released a statement at the conclusion of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt that made it clear that professional medical standards include access to abortion care ...

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Report: US health care denials on rise - The Detroit News - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 04:01

The Detroit News

Report: US health care denials on rise
The Detroit News
The report cited a 2010 American Medical Association survey of 2,400 physicians that found 58 percent had trouble getting approval for at least 25 percent of prior authorization requests for medication. The AMA has expressed concern that the process ...

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