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Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...e employees also were accused of paying a New York psychiatrist thousands of dollars to attend speaking engagements and tout Xyrem for unapproved uses. Xyrem is the prescription version of the street drug, gamma hydroxybutyrate, a quick anesthetic with serious risks of overdose, including coma and death. Xy...

Kashmir Battles Alarming Increase in Suicides

... SMHS hospital," said Arshad Hussain, a consultant psychiatrist at the government medical college. Hussain blamed depression, schizophrenia and panic disorders for these cases. "Depression is the fourth common mental disorder in the world at present. Trauma, unemployment, family breakups and cultural breakdowns...

Genetic Tests Could Help Decide the Right Anti-depressants

...s normal neurotrophic-factor function to work. A psychiatrist could identify this genetic variant and then steer...ll need a genetic test, not a salesman. Soon, your psychiatrist will really get to know you not just your mind, but your brain, too. Treatment doesnt get more pers...

Hitler's Holocaust may Have Stemmed from Syphilis from Jewish Prostitute

...cumstantial evidence" for the theory, according to psychiatrist Dr Bassem Habeeb. Dr Habeeb said that there had been speculation that Hitler had syphilis from diary entries made by his personal doctor, Theo Morrell. "If Hitler's life is looked at through the lens of a syphilis diagnosis, one clue leads to anot...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...to think of teenage boys playing this," says child psychiatrist Alvin Poussaint , director of the Media Center at ...ises its next diagnostic manual in 5 years. The psychiatrist group has said if the science warrants, it could be considered for inclusion in the next diagnostic ...

Depression Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts

...e then, said Greg Simon, MD, MPH, the Group Health psychiatrist who led the study. The advisorywhich has concern... received their antidepressant prescription from a psychiatrist tended to be most likely to attempt suicide. Those who received it from their primary care doctor ...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...idents of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society. The psychiatrist receiving the most from drug companies was Dr. Annette M. Smick, who lives outside Rochester, Minn., and was paid more than $689,000 by drug makers from 1998 to 2004. At one point Dr. Smick was doing so many sponsored talks that "it was hard for me t...

Million Mentally Ill in India

...s being available on the other hand, less than one psychiatrist is available for every 300,000 population. The psychiatrist / population ratio in rural areas that account for 70% of country's population, could well be under ...

Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care

...proportion had suffered chemical burns. A senior psychiatrist and the director of mental health nursing were available to provide advice, but no psychiatric reviews were requested by staff that treated the victims or prepared them for transfer to hospitals in their home states. The experience in 2005 was very...

Anorexia Patients Sue Dallas' Presbyterian Hospital

... in Presbyterian's Eating Disorder Program. There, psychiatrist Dr. Urszula Kelley evaluated the women and ordered cardiac testing through a medical group specializing in pediatric cardiology. In turn, Dr. Damaris Young Wright, working on behalf of Dallas-based Texas Pediatric Cardiology Associates and Sunrise,...

Sleepwalking to sex during sleep, a new disorder detected

... sleep . It is possible, says, Carlos Schenck, a psychiatrist at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center and the Hennepin County Medical Center, who has been studying bizarre sleep-related disorders for the past 20 years. That includes people who eat while asleep and even drive a car. In the June issue ...

Zambia Trying Hard to Tackle Crisis in Mental Health Care

...n Chainama Hills. And there is only one practising psychiatrist for the whole country. The 560 bedded hospital, armed with a small force of trained personnel, do what they can to treat psychiatric patients from across the country. The situation is not different in the case of psychologists, occupational therapist...

Autism Society of America Gives Top Honor to Treatment Pioneer in Phoenix

... significant contributions made by a psychologist, psychiatrist or other physician, educator, speech-language therapist, social worker, occupational therapist or researcher in the autism field. CARD, which earlier this year opened its newest office in Phoenix, is one of the world's largest and most experienced or...

Bush Administration Allows Returning Soldiers to Disintegrate, Say Critics

...is a retired military officer and psychologist and psychiatrist in private practice who also works for a Tricare contractor. He told defense mental health board members last December that in general, Tricare pays "considerably lower" than private health insurance plans. According to data from Tricare's Medical...

Chronically Ill Prisoners Face Great Healthcare Problems

...he was on remand he’d seen a psychiatric nurse and psychiatrist and being in prison had enabled him to access diagnosis and treatment for the first time. Many other prisoners welcomed the opportunity to access mental health services. There were also examples of people suffering from obesity and hypertension wh...

Dispirited Teens Work Up Team Spirit to End Their Lives

...ect identity), undergoing treatment with a reputed psychiatrist for depression, confessed to attempts of ending her life several times. She responded to the news splashed all over the media about two friends in Victoria, who got together in a suicide deal and hung themselves from a tree, just the previous week. ...

US Psychiatrist Suspended from Practicing Medicine for Involvement in Doping Scam

... Paris, Dr. Brian Halevie-Goldman, a San Francisco psychiatrist has been suspended for three months by the// Californian state authorities. Dr.Goldman was then the medical director of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative that allegedly provided steroids to top athletes. Halevie-Goldman was also placed on fiv...

Support for Trauma and Grief

...eceased to cope with the situation. According to psychiatrist James Griffith of George Washington University “Sharing their experiences with others who also lived through it is part of psychological first aid. As awful as it is, human beings are well-built to get through tragedy to recover”. BI/L...

Harassment in School Affects Majority of Elementary Students

...ealth problems throughout their lives," said child psychiatrist Tom Tarshis, MD, lead author of the study. "We need to change the perception that bullying at school is a part of life and that victims just need to toughen up." Tarshis was completing a fellowship in child psychiatry and research at Packard Child...

Nandigram Killings Lead to Depression Among Many

...sion. When she was taken for counselling, the psychiatrist said: "She is severely traumatised and suffering from fear psychosis after watching the images of mayhem on television." The images cast a profound impact on her tender mind, he said. Gargi's is not the only such case. Many others are coming...

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