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Children & Teens

Scoliosis and Body Image

There are many things that lead to a negative or distorted body image. One that I have found very little research on is the effect of deformities on body image. This can include countless medical conditions and complications caused by accidents such as burns,...
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The Sociocultural History of Eating Disorders

February 22–28 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Learn more at  Eating disorders are a major public health issue in the US. They are the deadliest of any mental illness. But their causes are hard to pin down. Eating disorders are complex psychosocialbiological illnesses...
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Addiction

Research Updates in Psychiatry

ANTIPSYCHOTICS Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics Effective for Some Indications Over the past decade or so, atypical antipsychotic use has exploded, for both FDA approved indications and off-label treatments. A recent meta-analysis examined the efficacy (when compared to placebo), comparative effectiveness (when compared to another...
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Addiction

Research Updates in Psychiatry

PSYCHOTROPICS AND PREGNANCY Discontinuing mood stabilizers often leads to relapse during pregnancy Although we tend to feel comfortable counseling patients to continue antidepressants during pregnancy, because most of them do not appear to cause congenital abnormalities, mood stabilizers are trickier. Lithium increases the risk...
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