'The Gene,' by Siddhartha Mukherjee - New York Times - Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 09:30

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'The Gene,' by Siddhartha Mukherjee
New York Times
Even before the beginning of human history, people recognized that parents transmit something — call it “likeness” — to their children, and the children to their children, and so on down the generations. But how? In the sixth century B.C., Pythagoras ...

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Walgreens Partners With Big Pharma to Sell More Psychiatric Drugs - CounterPunch - Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 09:05

Walgreens Partners With Big Pharma to Sell More Psychiatric Drugs
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... by the C.D.C. and others result from flawed assessment methodology that includes many kids who have very mild impairment or no impairment at all,” said Dr. Allen Frances, a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Duke University. Shame on you Walgreens.

Health|Addicts Who Can't Find Painkillers Turn to Anti-Diarrhea Drugs - New York Times - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 21:17

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Health|Addicts Who Can't Find Painkillers Turn to Anti-Diarrhea Drugs
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Opinion. Today's Opinion · Op-Ed Columnists · Editorials · Contributing Writers · Op-Ed Contributors · Opinionator · Letters · Sunday Review · Taking Note · Room for Debate · Public Editor · Video: Opinion ...

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Books|Review: Harry Crews's Sense of Menace in Writing and in Life - New York Times - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 21:14

Books|Review: Harry Crews's Sense of Menace in Writing and in Life
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Harry Crews had a look. There was some “Deliverance”-era Burt Reynolds in his bearing. He had a bit of Lee Marvin's darkly appraising gaze. Behind Mr. Crews's blue eyes, you sensed voltage. It was a look this Southern writer cultivated. He wore a Fu ...

Shire to Present New Research at 2016 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting - PR Newswire (press release) - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 19:01

Shire to Present New Research at 2016 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
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For US Audiences Only – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) will present new research on Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the upcoming 169th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association ...

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American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2016 Annual Meeting - Medscape - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 16:49

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American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2016 Annual Meeting
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Mindfulness Beats Exercise, Healthy Diet in Resistant MDD Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is better than a healthy exercise and nutrition intervention in reducing treatment-resistant depression and has positive changes in areas of the brain linked ...

Advocate now for the Mental Health Reform Act - www.behavioral.net (blog) - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 16:26

Advocate now for the Mental Health Reform Act
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I want to raise a strong call to action. We need to pass the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (MHRA16) (S. 2680) this year. However, the likelihood of doing so is decreasing with every passing day as spring moves quickly toward summer. For all ...

Books|Review: In Joe Hill's 'The Fireman,' a Plague That Sends People Up in Flames - New York Times - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 15:34

Books|Review: In Joe Hill's 'The Fireman,' a Plague That Sends People Up in Flames
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“The Fireman” is only the fourth novel by Joe Hill. And two of the first three — the killer debut, “Heart-Shaped Box” (2007), and the whopping, immersive “NOS4A2” (2013) — have felt like major events on the sheer strength of Mr. Hill's imagination ...

Watchdog Group CCHR Seeks to Stop American Psychiatric Association's Push to Reclassify Electroshock Devices for ... - PR Newswire (press release) - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 20:14

Watchdog Group CCHR Seeks to Stop American Psychiatric Association's Push to Reclassify Electroshock Devices for ...
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Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights will be protesting the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in Atlanta, Georgia on May 14th to oppose their recent push to reclassify electroshock devices to include its use on children. CCHR ...

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'Major' Ketamine Discovery May Lead to New Antidepressants - Medscape - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 14:24

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'Major' Ketamine Discovery May Lead to New Antidepressants
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"This discovery changes our understanding of how this rapid antidepressant mechanism works and holds promise for the development of more robust and safer treatments," study investigator Carlos Zarate, MD, National Institute of Mental Health, Methesda, ...

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Most antidepressants don't work for children, researchers say - NewsOK.com

Most antidepressants don't work for children, researchers sayNewsOK.comOnly 1 out of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressants is effective in children and teens, and at least one is associated with an increased risk of suicide, a new study says. The findings affect a small but growing number of U.S.

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