George Weinberg Dies at 86; Coined 'Homophobia' After Seeing Fear of Gays - New York Times - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 23:27

New York Times

George Weinberg Dies at 86; Coined 'Homophobia' After Seeing Fear of Gays
New York Times
Dr. Weinberg, a staunch and very public advocate of gay rights, helped lead the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the second edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, a handbook of psychological ...

Deepak Chopra questions Trump's mental health, requests psychiatric evaluation - newsindiatimes.com - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 23:05

International Business Times

Deepak Chopra questions Trump's mental health, requests psychiatric evaluation
newsindiatimes.com
The American Psychiatric Association vehemently discourages assumptions regarding the mental health of public figures. Trump's personal physician Harold Bornstein thinks otherwise, though, saying the president is well. “There's nothing seriously wrong ...
Trump's Mental Health Questioned As Deepak Chopra Asks President To Get EvaluatedInternational Business Times

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Solitary confinement: A test for Minnesotans - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 22:51

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Solitary confinement: A test for Minnesotans
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Medical and public health professional associations, including the American Public Health Association, the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association, have voiced grave concern over the practice. Still, many critics remain ...

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Longtime Medical Association Executive to Retire as CEO of International Medical Specialty Association - Yahoo Finance - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 20:56

Longtime Medical Association Executive to Retire as CEO of International Medical Specialty Association
Yahoo Finance
Many AACE “firsts” were established under his leadership including AACE's 2011 landmark lead in recognizing obesity as a disease, and the American Medical Association's (AMA) affirmation two years later. Other firsts include AACE's Clinical Practice ...

Latest draft of AHCA still doesn't measure up - American Medical Association (blog) - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 19:34

CNN

Latest draft of AHCA still doesn't measure up
American Medical Association (blog)
Leaders of the House of Representatives yesterday unveiled several changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet this latest version of their proposal still falls short where it ...
AMA urges Congress to vote no on amended ACA repeal billModernHealthcare.com
Health reform cures may harm many Americans' coverage optionsHerald-Whig
AMA urges members of Congress to oppose American Health Care ActHealio
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A bet with your life: gambling addiction - Hockessin Community news - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 16:29

Hockessin Community news

A bet with your life: gambling addiction
Hockessin Community news
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association classified problem gambling as a non-substance-abuse-related disorder in edition five of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders." The APA is the leading psychiatric organization in the ...

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Local mental health services would decline if ACA repealed - Wallowa County Cheiftain - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 16:11

Los Angeles Times

Local mental health services would decline if ACA repealed
Wallowa County Cheiftain
The American Psychiatric Association reports that 68 million Americans suffer from mental illness or substance addictions. And according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, since the establishment of ACA nearly 30 ...
Proposed Healthcare Law Doesn't Look Good for Americans over 50The Nonprofit Quarterly (registration)
Proposed Health Law Worries Mental Health And Addiction Treatment AdvocatesWFYI

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Ketamine For Severe Depression: 'How Do You Not Offer This Drug ... - WJCT NEWS - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:46

WJCT NEWS

Ketamine For Severe Depression: 'How Do You Not Offer This Drug ...
WJCT NEWS
Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an.

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March 22, 1922: Physician Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Born - West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:43

March 22, 1922: Physician Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Born
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
In 1973, she became vice president of the American Psychiatric Association and served on the Presidential Commission on Mental Health, which developed the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980. After leaving public service, she chaired the Marshall ...

Deepak Chopra speculates about Trump's brain - WTSP.com - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:18

WTSP.com

Deepak Chopra speculates about Trump's brain
WTSP.com
In a separate letter to the Times, Allen Frances, a psychiatry professor emeritus at Duke University School of Medicine, took a different view. He wrote that Trump “may be a world-class narcissist, but this doesn't make him mentally ill.” Francis said ...

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Off-Label Antidepressant Use Not Supported By Strong Evidence - Psychiatry Advisor

Off-Label Antidepressant Use Not Supported By Strong EvidencePsychiatry AdvisorPrescribing antidepressants for off-label indications in primary care is often not supported by strong evidence for the respective indication, according to data published in the BMJ.

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