Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Nature of Relapse in Schizophrenia

Discontinuation of treatment in schizophrenia results in very high relapse rates, even after a single psychotic episode. A new review in BMC Psychiatry asserts that multiple relapses characterze the course of illness in most patients with schizophrenia, yet the nature … Continue reading

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The Science of Love and Whom We Choose

For Valentine’s Week, a few love related features. Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist who writes extensively about love and attraction.She has conducted fMRI studies on the brains of people in love. Fisher maintains that humans have evolved three core … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Numbers Projected To Triple by 2050

According to a study published in Neurology journal this week, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. is expected to triple in the next 40 years. Researchers analyzed information from 10,802 African-American and Caucasian people living in … Continue reading

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Physician Payments Sunshine Act Released by CMS

This month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)released a final rule on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, outlining a timeline for its implementation. This is designed to  increase public awareness of financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers … Continue reading

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Sports Psychiatry Strategies

A book review published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry, highlights a new book entitled Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance and Peak Performance by David McDuff, MD, team psychiatrist for the Baltimore Ravens. He provides an overview of … Continue reading

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