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More Social Connection Online Tied to Increasing Feelings of Isolation | News Brief

The more young adults use social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, according to a study. The more time a young adult uses

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Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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Study: Physicians Not Prepared for Male Patients who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence | News Brief

Family medicine physicians feel underprepared to serve patients whom they know are perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), particularly if they also provide care to the victim.

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Collaborative Care Provides Improvement for Older Adults with Mild Depression | News Brief

Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in depressive

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AgainstMedicalAdvice1

Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | News Brief

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

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What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | News Brief

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

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Innovative Treatment for Depression in Older People Proves Effective | News Brief

Psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, prevent more severe depression from developing. An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who

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Depressive Symptoms & Dementia Risk | News Brief

Older adults who show patterns of chronically high and increasing depressive symptoms over time may be at higher risk of subsequently developing dementia. Previous studies have suggested

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psychiatrist11102

New Research Says Psychological Treatment Can Have Negative Side Effects | News Brief

Groundbreaking research on this unexplored territory is the focus of a new dissertation out of Stockholm University. We know now that therapy is an effective treatment for

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Can Depression Help People Deal with Life? | News Brief

Patients with depression find it easier to abandon unattainable goals, psychological study at the University of Jena shows. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!”

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Depression Among Resident Physicians | Feature

According to previous research, resident physicians experience higher rates of depression than the general public. Beyond the effects of depression on the individual, resident depression has also

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Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

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Arthritis Drug Celecoxib Boosts Effectiveness of Antidepressant Medication | News Brief

The drug saw positive results in patients as early as one week. Giving severely depressed patients the arthritis drug celecoxib dramatically boosted the effectiveness of their antidepressant

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Brain Scan Before Antidepressant Therapy May Predict Response | News Brief

Predicting patient responses to drugs could reduce the time it takes patients to begin feeling better and reduce health-care costs. A functional MRI brain scan may help

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CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health | News Brief

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

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ED-PatientViews-PainCare-Feature

Chronic Pain & Mental Health | News Brief

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

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Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | News Brief

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

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Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | News Brief

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

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CME/CE: Bariatric Surgery & Mental Health | News Brief

Mental health conditions appear to be common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, particularly depression and binge eating disorder. These conditions may represent mental health comorbidities of obesity and warrant the same attention, both pre- and postoperatively, as more commonly discussed physical health comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension.

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Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | News Brief

This video was presented on December 12, 2006 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

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