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Other Hormones on Behavior

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - To address the influence of estrogen and other hormones on behavior, Lyn Harper Mozley, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, is examining olfaction in healthy women and in women with schizophrenia across the life span. She discussed her project at the 10th annual scientific symposium of the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), held in New York. NARSAD is funding Mozley's work with a… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on August 1, 1999 at 11:30pm — No Comments

PTSD, the Traumatic Principle and Lawsuits

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The most common psychiatric sequelae following trauma include major depressive disorder, somatoform pain disorder, adjustment disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In law, trauma that precipitates PTSD is viewed as a tort, which stems from the root word "torquere" (to twist), as does the word torture. In a sense, plaintiffs do allege torture in personal injury cases. A tort constitutes a civil or private wrong, as opposed to a criminal wrong, and rests on the… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on August 1, 1999 at 6:00am — No Comments

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