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June 2006 News and Blog Posts (23)

Overdoses of ADHD Drugs Lead to Many ER Visits

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - ATLANTA, June 1 ? Stimulants used to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that are accidentally overdosed or trigger adverse reactions lead to more than 3,000 emergency room visits a year, estimate CDC researchers.



The estimate did not include adverse reactions in people who intentionally abused the stimulant drugs, said Adam L. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., of the CDC here in a letter to the editors in the May 25 issue of the New England Journal of… Continue

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Nonconventional Treatments of Dementia/Mild Cognitive Impairment

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - If current population trends continue and treatments that arrest or reverse Alzheimer disease (AD) are not found, the number of patients with AD in the United States is projected to increase to more than 13 million by the year 2050.1 Numbers of persons afflicted with severe cognitive impairment caused by traumatic brain injury and stroke also continue to increase. Developing effective and cost-effective treatment approaches for AD and the other dementias is clearly an… Continue

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Childhood Adversities Associated With Risk for Suicidal Behavior

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - It has been estimated that worldwide almost a million persons commit suicide every year.1 In the United States, the annual suicide rate is approximately 12 per 100,000.2 In Europe, the suicide rate ranges from approximately 4 per 100,000 (Greece, Italy, Spain) to 40 per 100,000 (Hungary, Finland, Sweden).3 Intermediate suicide rates such as 22 per 100,000 have been reported in other nations (eg, China).4 The most common immediate risk factors for suicide are mental… Continue

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