Most antidepressants do not work for young patients - Daily Sabah - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 21:26

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Most antidepressants do not work for young patients
Daily Sabah
In the biggest analysis yet conducted of previously published studies, researchers studied 14 antidepressants and found only one drug that seemed to be useful. "We now have a hierarchy of pharmaceutical treatments and the only one that is better than ...

Review: Father Was a Vicious Bully. Then He Became a Woman. - New York Times - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 20:29

Review: Father Was a Vicious Bully. Then He Became a Woman.
New York Times
“I'd always known my father to assert the male prerogative,” Ms. Faludi writes in the opening pages of “In the Darkroom,” trying to convey the dissonance and drama of this announcement. “He had seemed invested — insistently, inflexibly, and, in the ...

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Hall Render's This Week in Washington - June 10, 2016 - Lexology (registration) - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 20:15

Hall Render's This Week in Washington - June 10, 2016
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Tim Murphy's (R-PA) mental health reform bill (H.R. 2646). The draft bill, which was released to stakeholders on June 3, eliminates some of the more controversial provisions and should pass the Committee with bipartisan support. Momentum to pass a ...

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50 slain in worst mass shooting in US history; gunman reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS - WPXI Pittsburgh - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 18:34

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50 slain in worst mass shooting in US history; gunman reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS
WPXI Pittsburgh
Dr. Allen Frances, an Army veteran and expert on combat-related stress disorders who calls himself a "PTSD skeptic," told the trial judge that Eisenhauer "is an absolutely classic case of unmistakable and extremely severe PTSD." ... The judge strongly ...

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New lights shine on antidepressants - TheChronicleHerald.ca - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 18:14

New lights shine on antidepressants
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Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Peter D. Kramer. In 1993, Peter D. Kramer wrote Listening to Prozac, a book that explored the ethics of prescribing what was then a relatively new class of antidepressants ...

With Orlando nightclub massacre as backdrop, AMA debates its stand on guns - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 17:53

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

With Orlando nightclub massacre as backdrop, AMA debates its stand on guns
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
For the second consecutive year at its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association is considering a proposal to support background checks for buyers in every gun transaction. The association has long taken positions against gun violence ...
Mass Shooting Doesn't Sway AMA Gun OwnersMD Magazine

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Mass Shooting Doesn't Sway AMA Gun Owners - MD Magazine - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 16:50

Mass Shooting Doesn't Sway AMA Gun Owners
MD Magazine
Just hours after a gunman used an assault rifle to kill 50 people and wounded 53 more at a nightclub in Orlando, FL, American Medical Association delegates continued to be split on whether to endorse stronger gun control laws. The resolution would call ...

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AMA Prez Candidate Takes on VA Nurse Proposal | Medpage Today - MedPage Today - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 16:35

AMA Prez Candidate Takes on VA Nurse Proposal | Medpage Today
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CHICAGO -- In a campaign speech here, a candidate for the American Medical Association presidency had fighting words for nurse practitioners seeking to practice independently. Mary Anne McCaffree, MD, a neonatologist from Oklahoma City, and who is ...

Medical Memos: UMass Medical School employees receive awards - Worcester Telegram - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 13:29

Medical Memos: UMass Medical School employees receive awards
Worcester Telegram
... professor of psychiatry, and his co-editors were presented with the American Psychiatric Association's Manfred S. Guttmacher Award for their work on the “Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry,” the first comprehensive correctional psychiatric ...

Texas family raising money to rescue teen from gay conversion therapy - WIAT 42 - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 13:13

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Texas family raising money to rescue teen from gay conversion therapy
WIAT 42
The American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and American College of Physicians oppose conversion therapy, stating evidence shows the practice is largely ineffective and often causes emotional or physical harm to patients.

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Atomoxetine, or Straterra, Viable Alternative to Stimulants, Study Finds - ADDitude (blog)

Atomoxetine, or Straterra, Viable Alternative to Stimulants, Study FindsADDitude (blog)The research, presented May 14 at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Atlanta, Georgia, analyzed 70 studies (comprising nearly 2,600 patients) comparing the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of atomoxetine vs.

Pittsfield: NAMI offers recovery program for veterans - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Pittsfield: NAMI offers recovery program for veteransBerkshire Eagle (subscription)The National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County will hold the Peer-to-Peer Veterans Group from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 28, July 12 and July 26, at 333 East Street, Room 423.

Depression in the Black Community Looks Different Causing Mental Health Workers to Overlook Symptoms Such as ... - Atlanta Black Star

Depression in the Black Community Looks Different Causing Mental Health Workers to Overlook Symptoms Such as ...Atlanta Black StarAfrican-Americans have a distinct perception of depression, and it doesn't line u

Anger, Agitation: Depression in the Black Community Looks Different Causing Mental Health Workers to Misdiagnose - Atlanta Black Star

Anger, Agitation: Depression in the Black Community Looks Different Causing Mental Health Workers to MisdiagnoseAtlanta Black StarAfrican-Americans have a distinct perception of depression, and it doesn't line up with the classic

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