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Decreasing Suicide in Schizophrenia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The rate of suicide in schizophrenia approximates that in mood disorders and may have increased with deinstitutionalization, warned Herbert Y. Meltzer, M.D., last year's winner of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) annual research award.



Meltzer, who is the Bixler professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., and director of Vanderbilt's Division of Psychopharmacology, gave a… Continue

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Investigating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Women With Bipolar Disorder

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age (Franks, 1995). It is defined as an increase of serum testosterone levels (hyperandrogenism) and chronic anovulation in the absence of specific underlying diseases of the adrenal or pituitary glands (Zawadski and Dunaif, as cited in Franks, 1995).



Cardinal clinical characteristics of PCOS are hirsutism, acne and alopecia. Anovulation may manifest clinically as… Continue

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Investigating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Women With Bipolar Disorder

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age (Franks, 1995). It is defined as an increase of serum testosterone levels (hyperandrogenism) and chronic anovulation in the absence of specific underlying diseases of the adrenal or pituitary glands (Zawadski and Dunaif, as cited in Franks, 1995).



Cardinal clinical characteristics of PCOS are hirsutism, acne and alopecia. Anovulation may manifest clinically as… Continue

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Investigating SAM-e for Depression

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - For more than eight years, Richard P. Brown, M.D., associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, has used the natural dietary supplement S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e) to treat more than an estimated 400 patients suffering from depression, many of whom were treatment-resistant. This month, Brown is scheduled to discuss SAM-e at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting in New Orleans.



Brown also… Continue

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