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Archived News Articles

The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas

DSM-5, Film And Book Reviews June 11, 2013 |   Potchkied together by Jay Neugeboren, Michael B. Friedman, MSW, and Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, the Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas (DMOM) is a delightful parody of the American Psychiatric Association’s “Bible of psychiatry,” the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition). In a […]

Three Canadian companies voluntarily recalling all lots of their antipsychotic medication due to possible contamination issues

  Report a Concern Starting date: May 18, 2013 Posting date: May 18, 2013 Type of communication: Advisory Subcategory: Drugs Source of recall: Health Canada Issue: Contamination Audience: General Public, Healthcare Professionals Identification number: RA-29291 Issue What you should do Who is affected Background Report health or safety concerns Media enquiries Public enquiries What Health […]

Mindfulness: Potent Medicine for Easing Physical Suffering

By Toni Bernhard, J.D.Created Apr 26 2011 – 7:59am   We’d like to be forever free from physical discomfort, but we’re in bodies and they get injured, sick, and old. The good news is that the Buddha prescribed some medicine—mindfulness—to help ease that physical discomfort. Mindfulness is not a miracle pill, but it is a miracle practice, meaning that, over time, […]

Foreclosure Crisis Threatening Americans’ Health

Foreclosure Crisis Threatening Americans’ Health People who fall behind on mortgage payments more depressed, have food worries, don’t take meds   A new study finds that falling behind on your mortgage payments hurts more than just your finances, as the stress and financial strain that come with the struggle can also harm your physical and […]

Gene Variation May Explain Some Female Infertility Cases

Mutation leads to low levels of pregnancy hormone, study says May 17, 2011– A gene variation that causes faulty cholesterol regulation also appears to affect production of the pregnancy hormone progesterone and may be a reason why some women can’t get pregnant, researchers say. The Johns Hopkins University team looked at more than 200 infertile […]

Hidden Organ in Our Eyes Found to Control Circadian Rhythms and Emotions

Hidden Organ in Our Eyes Found to Control Circadian Rhythms and Emotions Our bodies adjust to the cycle of day and night thanks to specialized neurons in our eyes. Ongoing study of these cells could lead to new treatments for winter depression and other conditions By Ignacio Provencio  | Monday, May 9, 2011    In […]

Good Grief Versus Major Depressive Disorder

By Allen Frances, MD | August 23, 2010 On August 15, I published an op-ed piece in The New York Times expressing the view that normal grief is normal and should not be confused with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The DSM 5 suggestion to remove the bereavement exclusion for MDD would convert grief after losing […]

Egypt’s Medical Front Lines: First Frantic, then Calm

 The difficulties faced by Egyptian physicians could mount tomorrow, when pro-democracy forces are hoping to mobilize a million people for a giant protest. “It will be one of the most important days in our history,” said Mohamed Selim, MD, a surgeon at Cairo’s Ain Shams University Hospital.In an interview with MedPage Today/ABC News, Selim painted […]

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