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Column Print Friendly  Steven E. Hyler, MD, FAPA and Dinu P. Gangure, MD Primary Psychiatry. 2002;9(9): 24-28 Dr. Hyler is senior attending psychiatrist at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, clinical professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and staff member of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, all in New York City.…
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Mr. Kennedy is editor and program director of Medscape Psychiatry and associate in psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Acknowledgments: The author reports no financial, academic, or other support of this work.    Abstract Physicians have become more active Internet users over…
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Dr. Norton is assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Mississippi College of Medicine and associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, both in Jackson. Acknowledgments: The author reports no financial, academic, or other support of this work.   Abstract Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become a…
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Dr. Hilty is associate professor of clinical psychiatry and director of the Mood Disorders and Health Services Research Program at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento. Dr. Nesbitt is professor of family and community medicine and associate dean of the Department of Regional Outreach and Telehealth at the University of California, Davis. Ms. Marks…
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Acknowledgments:The author reports no financial, academic, or other support of this work.    Abstract What are the potential uses for personal digital assistants or handheld computers in the practice of medicine? Pagers and cellular phones are mainstays in the practice of medicine to access and communicate information, but an electronic version of a day planner…
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Dr. Rogers is research associate and Dr. Dinges is professor of psychology in psychiatry at the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry in the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Acknowledgments: This work was supported in part by NIH grant NR04281, NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC 9-58 with the…
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Dr. Quan is director of the Sleep Disorders Center, associate director of the Arizona Respiratory Center, and professor of medicine and anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. Reprinted from TEN. 2001;3(9):39-42.   Abstract Sleep is a required biological function that outwardly appears to be a simple process, but is in…
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Dr. Martinez-Gonzalez is fellow, Dr. Obermeyer is associate scientist, and Dr. Benca is professor, all in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  Reprinted from TEN. 2001;3(9):48-57.    Abstract Why is the recognition and treatment of insomnia important? Insomnia is highly prevalent and associated with significant costs and morbidities, although it is seldom…
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Dr. Brooks is staff physician and Dr. Kushida is assistant professor at the Stanford University Center of Excellence for Sleep Disorders in California. Reprinted from TEN. 2001;3(9):43-47.    Introduction Narcolepsy is a potentially disabling neurologic disorder characterized by excessive daytime somnolence (EDS) and other symptoms, including cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations, and disrupted nocturnal sleep.…
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Dr. Rapgay is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, and director of the university’s Behavioral Medicine Program. Acknowledgments: The author would like to thank Lidia Zylowska, MD, for her editorial assistance.   Abstract Among the Eastern medical traditions, Tibetan medicine…
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