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Potential New Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostic Criteria Determined Data presented at the Alzheimer’s Association’s  International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010 hopes to change the way physicians diagnose Alzheimer’s disease as well as provide a diagnosis well before symptoms are evident.  The Alzheimer’s Association wants to develop new diagnostic criteria based on the current theory that Alzheimer’s…
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Needs Assessment: Although suicide in Micronesia is unique in cross-cultural comparison, relatively little research has systematically investigated suicidal behavior in this area. Limited knowledge of suicidal behavior prohibits the development of suicide prevention. Researchers and clinicians should have the knowledge for development of more culturally responsive suicide prevention and intervention strategies. Learning Objectives: • Recognize…
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  Dr. Dhossche is professor and Dr. Wilson is resident in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Wachtel is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, Maryland. Disclosure: The authors report no affiliation with or…
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  Dr. Valuck is associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Dr. Libby is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, both at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in Denver. Dr. Benton is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia and an…
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  Dr. McDaniel is a psychiatrist at the Mental Health Clinic at the Hampton VA Medical Center in Virginia and associate clinical professor of the Community Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Dr. Spiegel is associate clinical  professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral…
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  Childhood-Onset Social Anxiety Disorder Associated With Later Development of Major Depressive Disorder According to the National Institute of Mental Health, social anxiety disorder (SAD), also called social phobia, affects approximately 15 million American adults ≥18 years of age. The disorder, which is characterized by extreme anxiety and self-consciousness in response to everyday social situations,…
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  Needs Assessment: Suicide is a major public health concern. Because of the weak predictive values of psychological, social, and environmental factors, understanding of the neurobiology of suicide offers a promising approach to identifying the risk factors associated with it. This cannot only clarify the etiology but also the treatment and prevention of suicide. This…
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Letter to the Editor Print Friendly  Modafinil-Induced Mania in a Patient with Bipolar Affective Disorder Return August 5, 2007 To the Editor: Modafinil has been approved for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, shift-work sleep disorder, and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. The notable side effects of modafinil use are headache, nervousness, anxiety,…
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  Dr. Belzer is research fellow and Dr. Liebowitz is director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City. Dr. McKee is clinical assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and research scientist at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New…
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  Dr. Carroll is clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, and chief of Psychiatry Service at the Chillicothe Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Ohio. Dr. Lee is clinical associate professor at the University of Western Australia in Perth. Dr. Appiani is assistant professor of Pharmacology at …
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