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July 2002 News and Blog Posts (3)

Aggressive Ovarian Cancer May Be Linked to Blood Disorder

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Aggressive ovarian cancer may be linked to the presence of thrombocytosis, report investigators from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The findings, presented at the 2002 annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, may lead to the development of more targeted therapies and help physicians to offer their patients more effective treatment options.

"Our findings show that thrombocytosis correlates with a more aggressive tumor biology in… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on July 1, 2002 at 5:30am — No Comments

Integrating Treatment in Eating Disorders

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - While anorexia nervosa was the first eating disorder to be recognized through the 19th century reports of Gull (1874) and LasŠque (1873), bulimia nervosa and the less well-defined eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) syndromes are more common. Bulimia nervosa was first described by Russell in 1979 and was introduced into the American Psychiatric Association classification scheme in the 1980 DSM-III, where it was termed bulimia. In clinical samples, however,… Continue

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Options for Treatment-Resistant Depression

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Educational Objectives:

After reading this article, you will be familiar with:

* Definitions of treatment response and remission.

* Strategies for augmenting and combining medication for patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD).

* Strategies for switching treatment.

* Nonpharmacological options for treating TRD.

Who will benefit from reading this article?

Psychiatrists, neurologists, primary care… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on July 1, 2002 at 2:30am — No Comments

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