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Cannabis Use in Bipolar Disorder Presents a Treatment Challenge

Cannabis use can complicate the management of bipolar disorder by virtue of causing mood instability and psychosis in certain patients with bipolar disorder. Other patients believe it helps manage their moods.

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Perinatal Photoperiod May Influence Lifetime Depression in Offspring

Extreme differences in daily photoperiod during pregnancy may be related to risk for lifetime depression in offspring.

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OVER THE COUNTER: The good, the bad and the yummy — sorting out diet fads

Every few years there’s a new fad, study or celebrity telling us how we should eat: First eggs are a no-no, then eggs are fine. High carbs and low fat were the craze, but then eating high protein and high fat was the way to stay lean. Red wine was …

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WHAT’S UP DOC? In honor of “D,” one of my heroes

Today’s column is to honor one of my heroes, someone who has inspired me with her bravery, compassion and character: “D.”Sept. 11, 2001 dawned as a typical late-summer day, with warm temperatures and blue-bird skies. People across the country were going about their lives, sending their kids off to school, …

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Concierge Medicine Is Changing the Physician Practice Landscape

In addition to a better work-life balance, concierge medicine can reduce the number of patients a physician needs to see in order to make a living.

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KaPow: Using Medical Comics as a Tool for Patient Education

Medical comic books may be an acceptable form of patient education material, but clinicians should assess and honor patient preferences before providing these materials.

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Reducing Off-Label Quetiapine Prescribing the Old-Fashioned Way: Snail Mail

Despite the associated risk for death and cognitive decline, “off-label” prescribing of antipsychotics in patients with dementia has increased.

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Cortisol Levels May Contribute to Global Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults With Depression

These data indicate that cortisol levels may contribute to the cognitive decline observed in elderly adults with late-life depression.

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Brain Volume Changes Predict Functioning in Bipolar Disorder

Investigators examine whether volumetric changes on MRI can predict daily-life function in patients with bipolar disorder.

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Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Combined With SSRIs Possibly Effective for Treatment-Resistant Depression

These results suggest that deep transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be effective in assisting patients with treatment-resistant depression.

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Examining the Effect of Chronic Opioid Use on 2016 Presidential Voting Patterns

Chronic use of prescription opioids was correlated with support for the Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

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Higher Risk for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Psychiatry Interns

Study investigators suggest that interns in psychiatry are the most vulnerable population among medical interns and should be targeted for prevention interventions.

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Factors of Inclusivity Promote Workforce Wellness and Engagement

An inclusive organizational culture, or the lack thereof, affects employee job performance, emotional well-being, and workforce engagement.

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Clinical Characteristics Associated With Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Adolescents

Early interventions targeting comorbid disorders associated with substance use disorders may improve the illness course of bipolar disorder.

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Factors Associated With Transfer to Specialized Mental Health Care in Anxiety, Depression

Demographic characteristics predictive of transfer to specialized services included younger age and higher education level.

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Keith Ablow, MD Identifies New Syndrome in Killers

Forensic Psychiatrist Keith Ablow, MD Identifies New Syndrome in Killers

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Associated With Autism in Mothers and Children

The strong association between PCOS and autism raises the question of whether early treatments or surveillance might be considered for one condition given the presence of the other.

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