50 slain in worst mass shooting in US history; gunman reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS - WPXI Pittsburgh - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 18:34

WPXI Pittsburgh

50 slain in worst mass shooting in US history; gunman reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS
WPXI Pittsburgh
Dr. Allen Frances, an Army veteran and expert on combat-related stress disorders who calls himself a "PTSD skeptic," told the trial judge that Eisenhauer "is an absolutely classic case of unmistakable and extremely severe PTSD." ... The judge strongly ...

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New lights shine on antidepressants - TheChronicleHerald.ca - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 18:14

New lights shine on antidepressants
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Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Peter D. Kramer. In 1993, Peter D. Kramer wrote Listening to Prozac, a book that explored the ethics of prescribing what was then a relatively new class of antidepressants ...

With Orlando nightclub massacre as backdrop, AMA debates its stand on guns - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 17:53

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

With Orlando nightclub massacre as backdrop, AMA debates its stand on guns
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
For the second consecutive year at its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association is considering a proposal to support background checks for buyers in every gun transaction. The association has long taken positions against gun violence ...
Mass Shooting Doesn't Sway AMA Gun OwnersMD Magazine

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Mass Shooting Doesn't Sway AMA Gun Owners - MD Magazine - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 16:50

Mass Shooting Doesn't Sway AMA Gun Owners
MD Magazine
Just hours after a gunman used an assault rifle to kill 50 people and wounded 53 more at a nightclub in Orlando, FL, American Medical Association delegates continued to be split on whether to endorse stronger gun control laws. The resolution would call ...

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AMA Prez Candidate Takes on VA Nurse Proposal | Medpage Today - MedPage Today - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 16:35

AMA Prez Candidate Takes on VA Nurse Proposal | Medpage Today
MedPage Today
CHICAGO -- In a campaign speech here, a candidate for the American Medical Association presidency had fighting words for nurse practitioners seeking to practice independently. Mary Anne McCaffree, MD, a neonatologist from Oklahoma City, and who is ...

Medical Memos: UMass Medical School employees receive awards - Worcester Telegram - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 13:29

Medical Memos: UMass Medical School employees receive awards
Worcester Telegram
... professor of psychiatry, and his co-editors were presented with the American Psychiatric Association's Manfred S. Guttmacher Award for their work on the “Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry,” the first comprehensive correctional psychiatric ...

Texas family raising money to rescue teen from gay conversion therapy - WIAT 42 - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 13:13

WIAT 42

Texas family raising money to rescue teen from gay conversion therapy
WIAT 42
The American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and American College of Physicians oppose conversion therapy, stating evidence shows the practice is largely ineffective and often causes emotional or physical harm to patients.

What it means to be transgender in a world that doesn't always understand - LancasterOnline - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 11:38

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What it means to be transgender in a world that doesn't always understand
LancasterOnline
... neurodevelopment of brain as the origin of a person's gender identity. These medical studies — and the recent change by the American Psychiatric Association to recognize gender dysphoria as a condition and not a mental disorder — reflect a ...

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Sunday's letters: Tail wagging the dog - BlueRidgeNow.com - Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 08:43

Sunday's letters: Tail wagging the dog
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For nearly 40 years, the American Psychiatric Association classified the LGBT Community as mentally ill. With the recent lifting of that classification, we're supposed to welcome perversion as just another mainstream lifestyle? President Obama claims ...

… Creating the medical school of the future; - American Medical Association (blog) - Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 20:43

… Creating the medical school of the future;
American Medical Association (blog)
I'll provide a full update at the Interim meeting this November. At that time I'll also outline our approaches to help physicians adapt to the MACRA legislation—work that's already started but will be more refined once the final rule is established ...

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