Book Review: 'Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants' - New York Times - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 13:58

New York Times

Book Review: 'Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants'
New York Times
Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants. By Peter D. Kramer. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 336 pages. $26. Credit Patricia Wall/The New York Times. Antidepressants are not magic, Dr. Kramer acknowledges; they come with a risk of side effects, and ...

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American Medical Association warns of health and safety problems from LED streetlights - Raw Story - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 13:08

Raw Story

American Medical Association warns of health and safety problems from LED streetlights
Raw Story
The American Medical Association (AMA) has just adopted an official policy statement about street lighting: cool it and dim it. The statement, adopted unanimously at the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago on June 14, comes in response to the rise of new ...

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Zipnosis Calls New AMA Telemedicine Guidance & Policies A Step in the Right Direction - PR Newswire (press release) - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 12:02

Zipnosis Calls New AMA Telemedicine Guidance & Policies A Step in the Right Direction
PR Newswire (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipnosis, the first virtual care company empowering health systems to launch virtual care service lines staffed by their own clinicians, applauds recent moves by the American Medical Association (AMA) to ...

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Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMA - NEWS.com.au - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 11:34

Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMA
NEWS.com.au
AMA emergency medicine spokesman David Mountain said very few people sought help from emergency departments for such complaints. "They're not the people who block the department. It's blocked by large numbers of people who should be in a bed, ...

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Higher suicide rate among gay community's hardships - Las Vegas Sun - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 09:01

Higher suicide rate among gay community's hardships
Las Vegas Sun
It wasn't until 1987 that the American Psychiatric Association eliminated any reference to this in its widely used diagnostic handbook. Since the tragedy of June 12, the TV and print media have repeatedly listed the names of the 49 deceased individuals.

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NSW budget 2016: Health system burden may be underestimated, says AMA NSW - The Sydney Morning Herald - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 08:03

The Sydney Morning Herald

NSW budget 2016: Health system burden may be underestimated, says AMA NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Current projections of the growing burden on NSW public hospitals may be underestimated, the Australian Medical Association has warned before Tuesday's state budget announcement. Hospital emergency departments have had a record increase in ...

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Higher doses of antidepressants are associated with better treatment response - HealthCanal.com (press release) (blog) - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 05:53

HealthCanal.com (press release) (blog)

Higher doses of antidepressants are associated with better treatment response
HealthCanal.com (press release) (blog)
In contrast to what has previously been claimed, low doses of antidepressants are clearly less effective than higher ones. This is the principal finding of a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The authors ...

Physician- Affiliated Political Action Committees & Gun Violence - in-Training - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 05:34

in-Training

Physician- Affiliated Political Action Committees & Gun Violence
in-Training
The AECP PAC is not alone in their preferential financial support of pro-gun candidates. The American Psychiatric Association's president issued a statement in January 2016 asserting support for “expanding background checks” and addressing gun violence ...

Mauch: Drug switches put patients at risk - Milford Daily News - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 04:21

Mauch: Drug switches put patients at risk
Milford Daily News
Page 2 of 2 - According to a 2009 study published by the American Psychiatric Association, patients who stopped talking their medications because of prescription drug coverage changes, utilization management initiatives, or copayment issues were three ...

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45% Of Antidepressants Prescribed For Non-Depressive Indications - OPEN MINDS (registration) - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 04:02

45% Of Antidepressants Prescribed For Non-Depressive Indications
OPEN MINDS (registration)
About 45% of prescriptions for antidepressants between 2006 and 2015 were for non-depressive indications, according to an analysis of Canadian electronic medical record data for primary care physicians. About 55% of antidepressants were prescribed for ...

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NAMI speaker meeting @ Mental Wellness Center - Santa Barbara Independent

NAMI speaker meeting @ Mental Wellness CenterSanta Barbara IndependentSANTA BARBARA — July 5, 2016 — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southern Santa Barbara County – a program of the Mental Wellness Center – will host its July Speaker Meeting with Undersheriff Bernard Melekian and Lieutenant Eddie ...

House of Representatives Passes Mental Health Care Reform: NAMI Applauds "A Major Step Forward" - PR Newswire (press release)

House of Representatives Passes Mental Health Care Reform: NAMI Applauds "A Major Step Forward"PR Newswire (press release)WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today appla

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