Metro Briefs - The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 06:38

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Metro Briefs
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A number of organizations have denounced conversion therapy including the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, ...

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Memphis professor is first African American to lead American Psychiatric Association - The Commercial Appeal - Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 01:08

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Memphis professor is first African American to lead American Psychiatric Association
The Commercial Appeal
Dr. Altha Stewart, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, is the first first African American slated to become president of the American Psychiatric Association, which traces its roots to 1844.

Hyderabad origin doctor elected chair of AMPAC - The Hindu - Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 00:39

Hyderabad origin doctor elected chair of AMPAC
The Hindu
The American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC), a bipartisan political action committee based in Washington D.C., has elected Hyderabad-born Vidya Kora, a general internist from Michigan, as its chair at its recent meeting. Dr ...

Opioid-related morbidity and mortality: What every physician should know - American Medical Association (blog) - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 23:05

American Medical Association (blog)

Opioid-related morbidity and mortality: What every physician should know
American Medical Association (blog)
A new educational module incorporates animation, infographics and storytelling to explain what led to the opioid overdose epidemic, how opioid misuse is linked to heroin addiction, and outline some simple steps that can be taken to reduce harms when ...

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OpEd: A Checkup for the President? - MedPage Today - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 21:34

OpEd: A Checkup for the President?
MedPage Today
Due to the American Psychiatric Association's "Goldwater Rule", it's considered unethical for physicians to diagnose a public figure without first examining the patient. Therefore, this article will not label Trump with a specific diagnosis or ...

350 medical and patient groups write to Trump: 'Vaccines are safe' - FiercePharma - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 20:42

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350 medical and patient groups write to Trump: 'Vaccines are safe'
FiercePharma
Some of the country's top medical, professional and patient advocacy groups signed on, including the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and Autism Speaks. Despite a swell of antivaccine sentiments, the public's opinion is ...

​Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from “Conversion Therapy” Moves Through New Mexico Senate Committee - Human Rights Campaign (blog) - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 20:32

​Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from “Conversion Therapy” Moves Through New Mexico Senate Committee
Human Rights Campaign (blog)
Use of these dangerous practices lead to depression, decreased self-esteem, substance abuse, homelessness, and even suicidal behavior and is condemned by the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, and American ...

35 Mental Health Professionals Warn Of Trump's 'Grave Emotional Instability' - Gothamist - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 20:26

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35 Mental Health Professionals Warn Of Trump's 'Grave Emotional Instability'
Gothamist
Silence from the country's mental health organizations has been due to a self-imposed dictum about evaluating public figures (the American Psychiatric Association's 1973 Goldwater Rule). But this silence has resulted in a failure to lend our expertise ...
37 mental health experts sign a letter warning of Trump's 'grave emotional instability'Business Insider
Mental health professionals warn Trump is incapable of being presidentThe Independent

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An Eminent Psychiatrist Demurs on Trump's Mental State - New York Times - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 19:59

An Eminent Psychiatrist Demurs on Trump's Mental State
New York Times
Fevered media speculation about Donald Trump's psychological motivations and psychiatric diagnosis has recently encouraged mental health professionals to disregard the usual ethical constraints against diagnosing public figures at a distance. They have ...

Marijuana and the Psychiatric Patient - Psychiatric Times (blog) - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 18:21

Psychiatric Times (blog)

Marijuana and the Psychiatric Patient
Psychiatric Times (blog)
... and addiction.1 A second article examined its harmful effects on cognition, psychosis, and motivation.2 The American Psychiatric Association's position statement begins, “There is no current scientific evidence that marijuana is in any way ...

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