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What women need to know about how antidepressants could harm unborn babies - eMaxHealth - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 23:12

What women need to know about how antidepressants could harm unborn babies
eMaxHealth
Researchers for the study found a commonly prescribed generic antidepressant, citalopram, increased a woman's risk of having a baby born with major birth defects from 5 percent to 8 percent when comparing the risk to pregnant women not taking the ...

NAMI class aids families struggling with mental illness - Iowa City Press Citizen - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 22:21

Iowa City Press Citizen

NAMI class aids families struggling with mental illness
Iowa City Press Citizen
After years of trial and error with doctors and treatments — struggles she hesitated to share with others — Peterson found the Family to Family class offered through Johnson County's branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI. The ...
NAMI to expand educational roleBlock Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog)

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Why a child's birth date predicts whether they'll be medicated for ADHD - Ballarat Courier - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 19:17

Ballarat Courier

Why a child's birth date predicts whether they'll be medicated for ADHD
Ballarat Courier
The chief architect of the fourth edition of the psychiatric bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) Dr Allen Frances famously disparaged his own work, saying the DSM-IV had unwittingly triggering an ADHD epidemic by lowering the ...

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Why a child's birth date predicts whether they'll be medicated for ADHD - The Age - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 19:01

The Age

Why a child's birth date predicts whether they'll be medicated for ADHD
The Age
The chief architect of the fourth edition of the psychiatric bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) Dr Allen Frances famously disparaged his own work, saying the DSM-IV had unwittingly triggering an ADHD epidemic by lowering the ...

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Why a child's birth date predicts whether they'll be medicated for ADHD - The Sydney Morning Herald - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 19:01

The Sydney Morning Herald

Why a child's birth date predicts whether they'll be medicated for ADHD
The Sydney Morning Herald
The chief architect of the fourth edition of the psychiatric bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) Dr Allen Frances famously disparaged his own work, saying the DSM-IV had unwittingly triggering an ADHD epidemic by lowering the ...

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NAMI to expand educational role - Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 15:16

NAMI to expand educational role
Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog)
The island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is considering a few projects intended to reach out to various island constituencies. The group is considering a panel discussion and work session on the opioid and heroin epidemics sweeping ...

Kentucky's New Fetal Pain Law, Like Most Abortion Restrictions, Is Based on Junk Science - The Intercept - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 13:45

The Intercept

Kentucky's New Fetal Pain Law, Like Most Abortion Restrictions, Is Based on Junk Science
The Intercept
The January 4 meeting of the Kentucky Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety was brief. The group had convened, on just the second day of the 30-day session, to consider Senate Bill 5, a measure that had been labeled an ...

Light at night may disrupt sleep and health - USA TODAY - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:03

USA TODAY

Light at night may disrupt sleep and health
USA TODAY
“No one is saying we should turn off all the lights,” says Mario Motta, a cardiologist in Salem, Mass., who has worked with the American Medical Association (AMA) to bring attention to nighttime light exposure. But, he says, it is time to take some ...

Bill would allow 'involuntary commitment' for addiction - Foster's Daily Democrat - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 07:14

Bill would allow 'involuntary commitment' for addiction
Foster's Daily Democrat
Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, expands the state's acceptance of mental illnesses to include those listed in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” published by the American Psychiatric Association. The manual lists substance abuse and ...

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Bill would allow 'involuntary commitment' for addiction - Seacoastonline.com - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 07:08

Seacoastonline.com

Bill would allow 'involuntary commitment' for addiction
Seacoastonline.com
Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, expands the state's acceptance of mental illnesses to include those listed in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," published by the American Psychiatric Association. The manual lists substance abuse and ...

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