Psychiatry

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How to Combat the Social Stigma of Mental Illness | News Brief

Society considers people with mental illnesses to be more dangerous than they are.

Utilizing Digital Apps to Evaluate Dementia | Feature

Many individuals with dementia are not diagnosed in early stages, when interventions and planning may be most effective.

Blood Test That Measures Protein Levels Can Determine Which Medication to Take to Overcome Depression | News Brief

In what could normally be a guessing game to prescribe medication for depression, doctors can now use a new tool based on a blood test.

Sleep Deprivation Impairs Ability to Interpret Facial Expressions | News Brief

When you're tired, your ability to interpret subtle expressions of happiness and sadness can begin to deteriorate, University of Arizona researchers found.

Review: Treatment Options for Benzodiazepine Dependence | News Brief

Good evidence for cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational approaches to dependence

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

More Social Connection Online Tied to Increasing Feelings of Isolation | News Brief

The more young adults use social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, according to a study. The more time a young adult uses

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

Study: Physicians Not Prepared for Male Patients who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence | News Brief

Family medicine physicians feel underprepared to serve patients whom they know are perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), particularly if they also provide care to the victim.

Collaborative Care Provides Improvement for Older Adults with Mild Depression | News Brief

Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in depressive

Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | News Brief

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What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | News Brief

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

Innovative Treatment for Depression in Older People Proves Effective | News Brief

Psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, prevent more severe depression from developing. An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who

Depressive Symptoms & Dementia Risk | News Brief

Older adults who show patterns of chronically high and increasing depressive symptoms over time may be at higher risk of subsequently developing dementia. Previous studies have suggested

New Research Says Psychological Treatment Can Have Negative Side Effects | News Brief

Groundbreaking research on this unexplored territory is the focus of a new dissertation out of Stockholm University. We know now that therapy is an effective treatment for

Can Depression Help People Deal with Life? | News Brief

Patients with depression find it easier to abandon unattainable goals, psychological study at the University of Jena shows. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!”

Depression Among Resident Physicians | Feature

According to previous research, resident physicians experience higher rates of depression than the general public. Beyond the effects of depression on the individual, resident depression has also

Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

Arthritis Drug Celecoxib Boosts Effectiveness of Antidepressant Medication | News Brief

The drug saw positive results in patients as early as one week. Giving severely depressed patients the arthritis drug celecoxib dramatically boosted the effectiveness of their antidepressant

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