The 5th Column in Trans Health Care - Huffington Post - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:10

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The 5th Column in Trans Health Care
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I have seen and heard some truly strange things in my time as an activist. However nothing was odder than what I experienced at this year's World Professional Association of Transgender Health conference. A senior psychiatrist and psychologist were on ...

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available? - The Debrief - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:22

The Debrief

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?
The Debrief
Although prescription antidepressants have helped a lot of people with severe depression regain the ability to go about their normal lives, socialise and even smile again, they can really wreak havoc on your psyche. There are many side-effects you ...

Naval Academy grad's career stalled by DOD transgender policy - Stripes Okinawa - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 00:59

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Naval Academy grad's career stalled by DOD transgender policy
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The first anti-transgender U.S. military regulation was in 1983, three years after the American Psychiatric Association first recognized gender identity disorders or "transsexualism," said Aaron Belkin, director of the Palm Center, a research institute.

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Homosexuality, Marriage and Society - MercatorNet - Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 00:37

Homosexuality, Marriage and Society
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He notes how same-sex attraction was de-pathologised when, in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association issued, without acknowledging the diverse causes of homosexuality, the ideological value judgment that homosexuality is a normal variant of human ...

Antidepressants Blamed for Stevens Johnson Syndrome - LawyersandSettlements.com - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 22:01

Antidepressants Blamed for Stevens Johnson Syndrome
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Detroit, MI The use of antidepressants has been blamed for a mother developing Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and almost ending her life. The woman, who was prescribed antidepressants to treat depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, was ...

Mental health courts seek better outcomes - The Albany Herald - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 21:44

The Albany Herald

Mental health courts seek better outcomes
The Albany Herald
The percentage of people in jails with mental illnesses is three to six times higher than that of the general public, according to the American Psychiatric Association. “The very first mental health court programs were in more metropolitan areas,” said ...

Rats feel empathy for other rats, unless they're on antidepressants - The Verge - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 21:24

The Verge

Rats feel empathy for other rats, unless they're on antidepressants
The Verge
Both studies were led in part by Peggy Mason, professor of neurobiology from the University of Chicago. In the most recent study, Mason discovered that rats given the antidepressant midazolam were less likely to free a fellow rat from a locked ...

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American Medical Association, Ethics & Gun Control (Part I) - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 18:31

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American Medical Association, Ethics & Gun Control (Part I)
AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The American Medical Association (AMA) is joining the gun prohibition movement in full force. Led by the long-time speaker of the AMA's House of Delegates, now president-elect, organized medicine has joined the gun control ...

Antidepressants Have a Role to Play in Schizophrenia - Medscape - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 17:45

Medscape

Antidepressants Have a Role to Play in Schizophrenia
Medscape
"The main clinical concern has always been that adjunctive antidepressants might exacerbate psychotic symptoms, so many would prescribe them exclusively during the postpsychotic phase," study investigator Bartosz Helfer, who is a doctoral candidate at ...

Adoption-Related Trauma and Moral Injury - Bay Net - Monday, June 27, 2016 - 17:44

Bay Net

Adoption-Related Trauma and Moral Injury
Bay Net
The American Psychiatric Association (2013), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.) defines PTSD as: “a mental disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic ...

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Effective Applications of Medication-Assisted Opioid Dependence Counseling - The Hospitalist Online

Effective Applications of Medication-Assisted Opioid Dependence CounselingThe Hospitalist OnlineThe results were presented in a poster May 16 at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in Atlanta, Georgia.

American Psychiatric Association 2016 Annual Meeting: Highlights From the Scientific Program Chair - Medscape

American Psychiatric Association 2016 Annual Meeting: Highlights From the Scientific Program ChairMedscapeEditor's Note: Following the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2016 Annual Meeting, Medscape spoke with Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA, chair of the Scientific Program Committee for APA 2016 and assistant clinical professor at the Un

Homosexuality, Marriage and Society - Catholic Citizens of Illinois (press release)

Homosexuality, Marriage and SocietyCatholic Citizens of Illinois (press release)He notes how same-sex attraction was de-pathologised when, in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association issued, without acknowledging the diverse causes of homosexuality, the ideological value judgment that homosexuality is a n

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