Why Are People Afraid of Clowns? - Live Science - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 20:45

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Why Are People Afraid of Clowns?
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The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) includes coulrophobia in the "specific phobia" group, code 300.29. And as a phobia, it is "fairly common," Kunkle told Live Science ...

Prescribing of antidepressants to children soars - Independent Online - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 20:27

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Prescribing of antidepressants to children soars
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SWANSEA: There has been a massive increase in the prescribing of antidepressants to children over the last decade – but more than 40 percent are drugs that have been shown not to work and which can have toxic side effects, according to new research.

Prescribing antidepressants to kids soars | IOL - Independent Online - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 20:27

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Prescribing antidepressants to kids soars | IOL
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SWANSEA: There has been a massive increase in the prescribing of antidepressants to children over the last decade – but more than 40 percent are drugs that ...

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Abuse of ADHD drugs following path of opioids - Lansing State Journal - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 20:08

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Abuse of ADHD drugs following path of opioids
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Public health officials have focused on the national plague of narcotic painkillers. But another scourge is looming largely unnoticed: The drugs used to treat ...
Overprescribing of drugs for adult ADHD causing 'trail of misuse ...MinnPost

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Many with diabetes missing out on statins - UPI.com - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 19:21

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Many with diabetes missing out on statins
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MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 -- Nearly all middle-aged patients with diabetes should be taking cholesterol-lowering statins, but cardiologists fail to prescribe these medications for 2 out of every 5 diabetics in their care, a new study finds. Multiple prior ...

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Mental Illness Awareness Week scheduled for Oct. 8 - NJ.com - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 19:18

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Mental Illness Awareness Week scheduled for Oct. 8
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in conjunction with NAMI FACE Burlington County, is sponsoring a free celebration on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Road in Moorestown from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in observance ...
Free program helps family members of mentally illFairfield Ledger

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The new heroin? Abuse of ADHD drugs similar to opioids - Asbury Park Press - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 19:03

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The new heroin? Abuse of ADHD drugs similar to opioids
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In the case of adult ADHD, the definition was relaxed in 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association. Under the new definition, adults need to have five of a possible nine symptoms from either of two categories, down from six of a possible nine, and ...
Overprescribing of drugs for adult ADHD causing 'trail of misuse, addiction and death'MinnPost

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Bloggers hype Hillary Clinton health poll as a representative survey of all doctors; it's not - PolitiFact (blog) - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 18:15

Bloggers hype Hillary Clinton health poll as a representative survey of all doctors; it's not
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To give that some perspective, the American Medical Association, the nation's largest, reported 224,503 members in 2012. When we contacted AAPS, executive director Dr. Jane Orient and the group's webmaster and business manager, Jeremy Snavely, said ...

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Northwestern Medicine launches study into effects of antidepressants on pregnant women - EurekAlert (press release) - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 18:14

Northwestern Medicine launches study into effects of antidepressants on pregnant women
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Called Optimizing Medication Management for Mothers With Depression, or OPTI-MOM, the Northwestern Medicine study is enrolling up to 200 women to systemically look at genetic and clinical profiles of those who take antidepressants during pregnancy.

St. Joseph Hospital Doctor Named President of the Maine Medical Assoc. - WABI - Monday, September 12, 2016 - 17:50

St. Joseph Hospital Doctor Named President of the Maine Medical Assoc.
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... and medical students throughout the state. It's mission is to support physicians, advance the quality of medicine in Maine, and promote the health of Mainers. The association is one of the 50 medical societies that make up the American Medical ...

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Screening for Mental Health Urges the Public to Act Now to Stop a Suicide as part of the National Depression ... - Yahoo Sports

Screening for Mental Health Urges the Public to Act Now to Stop a Suicide as part of the National Depression ...Yahoo SportsThe partners include: The American Psychiatric Association, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, MHA-NYC, PostSecret, The Mighty, the Will to Live Foundation

Alcohol-Related Neurobehavioral Disabilities: Need for Further Definition and Common Terminology - AAP News

Alcohol-Related Neurobehavioral Disabilities: Need for Further Definition and Common TerminologyAAP NewsIn the current issue of Pediatrics, Hagan et al discuss the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), of the American Psychiatric Association's suggestion for inclusion of a new mental

Carrie Fisher to speak on mental health during 2017 event - NewsOK.com

Carrie Fisher to speak on mental health during 2017 eventNewsOK.comThe Oscar-nominated movie starred Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Fisher spoke on the topic of bipolar disorder at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting in May 2004 in New York City to thousands of psychiatrists.

Ann Jackson: Do doctors' personal values trump their patients' needs? - vtdigger.org

Ann Jackson: Do doctors' personal values trump their patients' needs?vtdigger.orgIn addition, the suit failed to mention the American Medical Association (AMA) is reconsidering its position on this issue as recommended by the Oregon Medical Association, because of its 20 years of experience

Ann Jackson: Do doctors' personal values trump their patients' needs? - vtdigger.org

Ann Jackson: Do doctors' personal values trump their patients' needs?vtdigger.orgIn addition, the suit failed to mention the American Medical Association (AMA) is reconsidering its position on this issue as recommended by the Oregon Medical Association, because of its 20 years of experienc

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