Monthly Archives: May 2011

New Tool to Assess Remission in Depression

It is estimated that 1 in 10 office visits in primary care are patients presenting with a diagnosis of depression. Researchers from the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine have developed a new tool that may help clinicians better … Continue reading

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Recognition of Shift Work Disorder

Research examining the impact of shift work was presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii this week. A study evaluating the effects of shift work found that both excessive sleepiness and insomnia associated with shift work … Continue reading

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Higher Natural Lithium Concentrations in Drinking Water = Lower Suicide Rates

  According to a study by Nestor D. Kapusta, MD, from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and colleagues, geographical areas with higher natural lithium concentrations in the drinking water have lower mortality rates from suicide. “We know much about … Continue reading

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New Framework Proposed for DSM-5

According to a press release today from the The American Psychiatric Association (APA) a new organizational framework has been proposed for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This restructuring of the DSM’s chapters … Continue reading

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