Now that casinos have been approved in Japan could its pachinko parlours pave the way to gambling addiction? - Star2.com - Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 00:05

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Now that casinos have been approved in Japan could its pachinko parlours pave the way to gambling addiction?
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A study released earlier this year by the same ministry, based on the American Psychiatric Association's more stringent diagnostic criteria for gambling addiction, put the figure at 2.8 million people, or around 2.7% of the population. Takayuki Miyake ...

Suicide attempts on the rise in US, finds study - Medical Xpress - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 23:20

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Suicide attempts on the rise in US, finds study
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Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, chair of the department of psychiatry at CUMC and former American Psychiatric Association President commented that "Dr. Olfson's report provides a warning signal of the harmful consequences of ignoring mental illness and an ...

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Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individuals - Medical Xpress - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 23:20

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Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individuals
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Jeffrey Lieberman,MD, chair of psychiatry at CUMC and and former American Psychiatric Association president, noted that this report "demonstrates the convergent risks of adolescence and expanding cannabis use for the development of psychotic disorders, ...

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Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure - Reuters - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 22:07

Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure
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(Reuters Health) - Antidepressant use during pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses, especially mood disorders, in children, according to a new study. The overall risk is low, though. Only about 3 percent of the nearly 905,383 ...

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DACA Gets Strong Support Among AAFP Delegates - Medscape - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 21:56

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DACA Gets Strong Support Among AAFP Delegates
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That statement is supported by a letter American Medical Association Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer James Madara, MD, sent to US congressional leaders earlier this week. As reported by Medscape Medical News, Dr Madara noted that ...

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Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure - Reuters - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 21:54

Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure
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But compared to the children of women who took antidepressants before pregnancy but not during, kids whose mothers continued taking the medications in pregnancy were 27 percent more likely to be diagnosed with mood, anxiety, behavioral or autism ...

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Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure - WHTC - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 21:52

Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure
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(Reuters Health) - Antidepressant use during pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses, especially mood disorders, in children, according to a new study. The overall risk is low, though. Only about 3 percent of the nearly 905,383 ...

Editorial: Threat from antidepressants in our water needs to be addressed - Buffalo News - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 21:46

Editorial: Threat from antidepressants in our water needs to be addressed
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The antidepressants that have helped millions of Americans lead happier, more productive lives are polluting our waterways and finding their way into the fish that inhabit them. There, they are shredding the ecological web that supports life in our ...

Brain White Matter May Hold Clues to Autism, ADHD - Healthline - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 21:38

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Brain White Matter May Hold Clues to Autism, ADHD
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... disorder (ADHD) who have autistic traits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 children has some degree of ASD. Advertisement. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that 1 in 20 children have ADHD.

Mountain LIfe - September 13, 2017 - KPCW - Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 21:23

Mountain LIfe - September 13, 2017
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Then, renown psychiatrist Dr. Allen Frances and his new book called the Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump. It's doesn't question the mental health of Donald Trump, instead he looks at the mental health of our country ...

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Drug Overdoses Are Depressing the Entire Country's Life Expectancy - Pacific Standard

Drug Overdoses Are Depressing the Entire Country's Life ExpectancyPacific StandardThey published their results today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Overall, Americans' life expectancy fell by two years between 2000 and 2015, Dowell and her team found.

Warning: Antidepressants May Cause Messaging Manslaughter - Psychiatric Times

Warning: Antidepressants May Cause Messaging ManslaughterPsychiatric TimesSeveral years ago, we commented about the practice of some attorneys who exploit the misunderstanding that surrounds the putative “criminogenic” effects of antidepressants.1 Neither time nor science has given pause to the t

Inputting Data Into EHRs Takes Up More Than Half a Day for Primary Care Physicians - Managed Care magazine

Inputting Data Into EHRs Takes Up More Than Half a Day for Primary Care PhysiciansManaged Care magazinePrimary care physicians (PCPs) spend more than six hours entering data into electronic health records (EHRs) during a typical day, which usually lasts 11.4 hours, according to a study by

Former Navy physician: The VA doesn't need to experiment on dogs - USA TODAY

Former Navy physician: The VA doesn't need to experiment on dogsUSA TODAYResearch reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal documents this problem. It translates into billions of wasted tax dollars each year.

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