US Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years - U.S. News & World Report - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:41

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US Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
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"Keeping in mind that antidepressants are used for a multitude of reasons -- not simply depression -- we should expect to see increased use of these medications as the FDA approves more indications for their use," said Dr. Ami Baxi, director of ...
Women are twice as likely to use antidepressants compared to men - but rates are soaring for both genders, new CDC ...Daily Mail

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Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don't know why - Medical Xpress - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:40

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Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don't know why
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They don't lend themselves to episodic treatment," said Anita Everett, president of the American Psychiatric Association. "It's not like you take a course of treatment to (make it) go away." Already, research suggests primary care physicians, who are ...

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How the Threat of War Affects Our Mental Health - Newsweek - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:23

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How the Threat of War Affects Our Mental Health
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Newsweek spoke with Dr. Charles Marmar, a member of the American Psychiatric Association's committee on psychiatric dimensions of disasters and an adult psychiatrist at NYU Langone in New York City about how the very real threat of terror is impacting ...

Obesity and depression linked, but scientists don't know why - Inquirer.net - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:19

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Obesity and depression linked, but scientists don't know why
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They don't lend themselves to episodic treatment,” said Anita Everett, president of the American Psychiatric Association. “It's not like you take a course of treatment to [make it] go away.” Already, research suggests primary care physicians, who are ...

US Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years - HealthDay - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:07

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US Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
HealthDay
TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans who say they've taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds. By 2014, about one in every eight Americans ...

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Why we all have a little hoarder in us - Mother Nature Network - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:24

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Why we all have a little hoarder in us
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The American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) estimates that 2 to 6 percent of Americans suffer from this compulsive need to acquire things. It outlines six criteria that characterize the disorder, including extreme ...

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If You're Taking Antidepressant Meds and They Aren't Working, Here's What You Should Know - Reader's Digest - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:18

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If You're Taking Antidepressant Meds and They Aren't Working, Here's What You Should Know
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Chinnapong/ShutterstockOver the past two decades, scientific evidence has been mounting that there is an essential difficulty in demonstrating differences among various antidepressant treatments and placebos in controlled clinical trials. This had led ...

Ways to provide better care to middle-aged lesbians - Reuters - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:01

Ways to provide better care to middle-aged lesbians
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... from the American Medical Association (bit.ly/2wY3QhW), the Health Professionals Advancing GBT Equality directory (bit.ly/2wYbd94), the Healthcare Equality Index 2017 (bit.ly/2wYl3YR), and the National LGBT Health Education Center (bit.ly/2wXOlXe).

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13% of Americans Take Antidepressants - TIME - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 13:44

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13% of Americans Take Antidepressants
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Antidepressants are some of the most popular drugs in the United States, and their usage shows no signs of waning. A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that from 2011 through 2014, the most recent data available, close to ...

Why Some Companies Want You to Take a Mental-Health Day - Fox Business - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:06

Why Some Companies Want You to Take a Mental-Health Day
Fox Business
... empathetic response, what likely resonated with thousands of Twitter users was Ms. Parker's candid explanation of her need for rest, says Clare Miller, director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Association ...

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Charlottesville, hate crimes are public health issue, experts say - WENY-TV

Charlottesville, hate crimes are public health issue, experts sayWENY-TVThe American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians also have issued policy statements on hate crime as a public health concern.

Forest Labs beats class certification bid in antidepressant marketing case - Reuters

Forest Labs beats class certification bid in antidepressant marketing caseReutersA federal judge on Tuesday denied class certification in a lawsuit claiming Allergan PLC's Forest Laboratories unit misled the public about the efficacy of its antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro in treating major depressive disorder in children.

Psychiatrist's Appointment as US 'Mental Health Czar' Praised - Medscape

Psychiatrist's Appointment as US 'Mental Health Czar' PraisedMedscapeDubbed the "mental health czar," the newly created position will help to bring together all presidential cabinet positions that deal with mental health and substance use, Saul Levin, MD, CEO and medical director of the American Psychiatric Association ...

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