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5 hrs ago | ProPublica

Why Are Obstetricians Among the Top Billers for Group Psychotherapy in Illinois?

Illinois leads the country in group psychotherapy sessions in Medicare, and some top billers aren't mental health specialists.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicaid

19 hrs ago | Gilmer Mirror

U.S. doctors migrating north

With the prospect of greater pay, fewer bureaucratic headaches and the opportunity to provide better care for patients, the number of American doctors migrating north is rising, according to Canadian recruiters and Canadian Medical Association data.


Related Topix: Medicine, Family Practice, Canada,

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The American Journal of Managed Care

APA 2014

The American Psychiatric Association will host their 167th Annual Meeting May 3-7 in New York, NY.

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Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Patrick Kennedy, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health

Scientific Blogging

Is Sex Addiction Real?

Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behavior - sex addiction - similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, according to new paper.


Related Topix: Medicine, Psychology, Science

Psychology Today

Woe Is Me

Americans sometimes forget we live in a capitalistic society where decisions can come down to issues of profit or loss.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Marketing, Explosion, Medicine

The Brattleboro Reformer

Our opinion: A positive, creative response to bullying

Bullying is a big problem in this country. All to often we hear stories of young people who succumb to the stress induced by the constant physical or emotional abuse inflicted by their peers.


Related Topix: Duke University, Depression, Health, Medicine, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Opinion

Sacramento Today

MIND Institute Neurodevelopmental Disorders Conference August 8th

The UC Davis MIND Institute holds the annual Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Research to Practice on Friday, Aug. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UC Davis Alumni Center.


Related Topix: UC Davis, Medicine, Nursing, University of Denver, Genetics, Davis, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Ararat Advertiser

10,000 referrals to mental health support in the region

The program provides counselling support to reach rural residents spread over a vast area from Beaufort through to the South Australian border, north to Hopetoun and across to Maryborough.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Medicine, Psychology, Science

The Age

Asylum seeker attempts suicide after being returned to Christmas Island

A woman who is in hospital on Christmas Island after attempting suicide was returned to the offshore detention centre against the advice of mental health professionals after being transferred for treatment in Australia.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Medicine

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Los Angeles Times

VA whistle-blowers complain of 'retaliation' at troubled agency

James Tuchschmidt, a top official at the Veterans Health Administration, the VA's healthcare arm, makes an opening statement while testifying before a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Nursing


Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss

Depression is a common risk for people who have lost their vision from age-related macular degeneration , but a new study shows that a type of rehabilitation therapy can cut this risk in half.


Related Topix: Macular Degeneration, Health, Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Ophthalmology, Philadelphia, PA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Officials: VA Leadership Harassed, Intimidated, Demoted Whistleblowers

Long wait times for veterans seeking medical care erupted into a scandal this year, which led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, calls from both parties to fire officials who covered it up, the termination of bonuses for senior officials, and reforming the entire department.


Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News

Psychology Today

Scratching the Itch of Why, Why, Why?

What's the meaning of life? Isn't this the most fundamental question that has plagued humanity sincea well, forever? While not limited to philosophers, theologians, psychologists and other seekers, the quest to find the answer is the metaphorical holy grail of self-consciousness.


Related Topix: Medicine, Psychology, Science, Vocal, Alcoholism, Health, University of Pennsylvania

Ukiah Blog Live

Another Giant Nail in the Coffin of Psychiatry

The bible of the profession, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders , lists some 300 separate and distinct mental disorders.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

Kevin, M.D.

Ailments are big business

Back when Prozac and Zoloft were new, I remember the mental acrobatics doctors made to justify giving these drugs to anxious patients.


Related Topix: Medicine, Prozac, Sarafem, Fluoxetine (generic), Zoloft, Sertraline (generic), Depression, Health

Star of Mysore

MMC&RI signs MoU with Bangor University

Caption: Paul Sellers, Director, British Council of South India, is seen watering a sapling to inaugurate the programme.


Related Topix: Vietnam, World News, Medicine

Journal Gazette

Fighting thigh gap popularity

Anne Becker has been studying eating disorders for nearly three decades, but it was from her twin 13-year-old daughters that she learned the term 'thigh gap.'


Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Kids, Psychology, Weston, CT, Science

Mon Jul 07, 2014


Hypersexuality in Women Linked to High Porn Use

Women who have sex so frequently that it may cause them problems - sometimes referred to as being "hypersexual" - seem to be characterized more by their high rates of masturbation and pornography use, rather than passive forms of sexual behavior, such as having fantasies, as previous studies had suggested, according to new research.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Medicine


Oscar's team want to consult State psychiatrist

"She was part of the panel which [observed Pistorius]," Barry Roux , for Pistorius, told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.


Related Topix: Medicine, South Africa, World News

Mid-Day Mumbai

Disabled students face daily humiliation from 'friends': Child experts

While the state, under the Right to Education Act ensures that every child has a right to go to school, psychiatrists and child experts say that children with disabilities are mocked by their friends, and worse, teachers Inclusion in mainstream education for students with various forms of autism, learning or physical disabilities is a fairly new ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, ADHD