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Major Studies on ECT for Depression: What Have We Learned?

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - These findings were verified in the multisite Consortium for Research in ECT (CORE) collaborative study that used the same populations with the same inclusion and exclusion criteria, evaluations, and time periods as the CUC study.2-8 After remission, the patients were randomly assigned to continuation treatment with the same combination of lithium and nortriptyline or with ECT. The six-month relapse rates for the two treatments were not statistically different from that of… Continue

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New Practice Parameter for ADHD

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The following rating system was developed for the recommendations:



* Minimal standards are recommendations based on rigorous empirical evidence and overwhelming clinical consensus. These standards can be applied to patients more than 95% of the time.

* Clinical guidelines are recommendations based on strong empirical or clinical consensus.

* Options are recommendations based on emerging empirical evidence or clinical opinion, without current strong… Continue

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Treatment Resistance in Youths With ADHD and Comorbid Conditions

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Since its introduction in DSM-III in 1980, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has proved to be a developmental disorder with many causes and complex behavioral, cognitive, and emotional manifestations that can impair academic functioning, occupational achievement, social relationships, and self-esteem.1-3 The immediate and long-term impairments of ADHD are of great concern, particularly as more and more longitudinal studies document lifelong patterns of… Continue

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ADHD: More Prevalent Than We Thought?

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Are we under-diagnosing or over-diagnosing this common disorder?



There are frequently stories in the news and talk among the public of the over-diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in today's hypervigilant society. However, a study recently published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine may serve to debunk this common belief.1



Other studies have looked at ADHD prevalence. Froehlich and colleagues1 set… Continue

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