Archive for March, 2008

Can Depression Be Prevented? Yes

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Can psychiatric disorders like depression be prevented, instead of just treated? Well, the obvious answer is also the correct one — yes.

Just like we …

How Drug Reps Work

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Have you ever wondered how drug companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars in marketing their drugs to the docs who make the prescribing decisions? …

37% of Americans report being bullied on the job

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

According to research by Zogby International, 37% of the American workforce experiences bullying on the job. Further, according to the NY Times, the …

Chronic Insomnia linked to psychological problems in adolescents

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

A recent study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston concludes that chronic sleeplessness in adolescents is linked to many health problems, …

Alaska settles for $15 million from Lilly in Zyprexa suit

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

For several weeks, the state of Alaska has been battling the maker of Zyprexa, Lilly, for Medicaid bills incurred when patients taking the drug for …

How Does the Internet and Video Games Affect Children?

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Mind Hacks has a good entry today about U.K. psychologist Tanya Byron’s take on the effects of digital media — mainly the Internet and …

Gene Mutations and Schizophrenia

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Just yesterday we were lambasting the lack of science behind the bipolar genetic test on the market. And now this hits the newswire — …

Asthma + Singulair = Suicide?

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

No, not yet.

But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today notified the maker of Singulair, a popular drug used to treat asthma, that …

Child Psychiatry Videos

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Keeping Kids Healthy is an award winning, long running public television program about pediatrics and parenting. Their archives feature lots of …

Facing Us Multimedia

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Facing Us is an online clubhouse created by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) that hosts some nice multimedia. Remember their video …

Genetic Tests are Largely Scams

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

The first wave of companies is coming on the scene to peddle genetic tests that purport to help people see if they have genes associated …

Mental Health is Medicine’s Second Fiddle

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Why does mental health always play second fiddle to health concerns?

From ERs to health insurance reimbursement, mental health concerns always seem to …

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