Archive for May, 2006

Evidence-Based Medicine: A Myth in the Making

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

BusinessWeek had a wonderful cover article last week about the myth of evidence-based medicine, as Dr. David Eddy has spent a career in illustrating …

Many Health Wikis are Cropping Up

Monday, May 29th, 2006

This recently came across my desk via the medical web list, and I thought it might be interesting to those who track the intersection of …

Psychiatric drugs fare favorably when companies pay for studies

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Psychiatric drugs fare favorably when companies pay for studies

You may have missed this last week, as I did, that yet another study confirms the …

Bogus Teen Cell Phone Study

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Teens’ Heavy Cellphone Use Could Signal Unhappiness, Study Finds

The Los Angeles Times reports on a bogus study:

A survey of 575 South Korean high school …

Botox Appears to Ease Depression Symptoms

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Botox Appears to Ease Depression Symptoms

This is fascinating finding, because, as the article suggests, perhaps it is the physical act of smiling (or being …

Generic Lexapro Coming to Stores Near You!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

The first generic version of Lexapro, one of the most widely prescribed antidepressants, with more than $2 billion in sales last year, received federal approval …

Vaccine for Cervical Cancer One Step Closer

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Federal advisers back cervical cancer vaccine

Cancer is a debilitating physical illness, but it also has a devastating impact on a person’s emotional health and …

Stigma Busting

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Viewed 3249 Times is a powerful self-portrait posted to Flickr along with stigma-busting facts about mental health.

By the time I upload this …

Pregnancy and Depression

Monday, May 15th, 2006

A recent Newsweek article titled Not Always ‘The Happiest Time’ looks at pregnancy and depression. Although roughly 20% of pregnant women suffer depression (comparable to …

Why e-mails are so easily misunderstood |

Monday, May 15th, 2006

It’s all about me: Why e-mails are so easily misunderstood |

The Christian Science Monitor has a great article that describes the difficulty with …

Your Father May Impact Your Career

Monday, May 15th, 2006

How “Daddy” affects your job

Successes or failures of employees in the workplace can be traced to what kind of father they had, a psychologist …

Two New Studies Funded on Best Treatments for ADHD

Monday, May 15th, 2006

William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., professor of psychology, pediatrics and psychiatry at the University at Buffalo and one of the leading experts in the treatment …

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