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Carlat Psychiatry Report

Research Updates: Depression

Has Research Found a Reliable Depression Biomarker in Boys? A major obstacle in the prevention of depression is the lack of a predictive biomarker in individuals who later develop the disorder. British researchers have shown that the combination of a physiological biomarker—salivary cortisol—and the presence of depressive symptoms might be used...
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Antidepressants

The Facts on Tardive Dyskinesia

We’re all aware that neuroleptics and other dopamine-receptor blocking agents (DRBAs) can cause a variety of movement disorders, often referred to as extrapyramidal syndromes (EPS). Many EPS, such as acute dystonia, akathisia, or drug-induced parkinsonism, typically manifest within hours or days (sometimes a few...
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National Psychologist

Keep the Faith in Mind During Treatment

National surveys reveal that a very high proportion of the population professes belief in some transcendent force (Aten and Hernandez, 2002). Thus, psychologists providing assessment, psychotherapy and supervision are very likely to encounter patients for whom matters of religious/spiritual faith are salient. In fact,...
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Carlat Psychiatry Report

News of Note: Suicide

Half of People Who Commit Suicide Have No Psychiatric Diagnosis A recent study shows that even though 83% of people who commit suicide have had healthcare services in the year before their deaths, only about half of these had a mental health diagnosis. The research, published in the February 2014...
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