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Report from SNM: PET measures brain chemistry associated with bulimia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - PET has linked the behavioral treatment of bulimia nervosa with biochemical activity in areas of the brain associated with addiction and substance abuse, according to a study presented Sunday at the 2005 Society of Nuclear Medicine meeting in Toronto.

Carbon-11 carfentanil PET imaging identified reduced µ-opioid receptor binding in the prefrontal cortex and insula of patients who responded positively to a 10-week course of cognitive behavior treatment, said Dr.… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on June 20, 2005 at 4:00am — No Comments

Insomnia and Its Risks: Causes, Consequences and Treatment

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - To earn Category 1 credit, read the article, "CMEducator: Insomnia and Its Risks: Causes, Consequences and Treatment." Please note: Credit available to those who received a print copy of this supplement. Supplement/article is not available on-line.

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1. Click "Please Sign In for this Activity" at the bottom of the page and either sign in with your email address… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on June 1, 2005 at 6:00am — No Comments

Caught in Limbo Between Law and Psychiatry

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Dr. Charles Sell, a Missouri dentist, has been trapped in the limbo between law and psychiatry for almost a decade. His troubles began with allegedly fraudulent Medicaid billings and related white-collar crimes. But the criminal charges against him subsequently escalated as he quarreled with FBI agents, hurled racial insults and spat at a federal magistrate, and purportedly threatened to kill both a prosecution witness and a federal agent. The unfortunate man has a long… Continue

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Swedish Brain Power Seeks Partners to Study Genetic Basis of Alzheimer Disease

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - It almost looks like a younger sibling of the Alzheimer Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (see box, plus Advances in Imaging for Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease, Applied Neurology, May 2005, page 19) of the NIH. The program, emerging from Sweden's Karolinska Institute, is seeking international research partners to participate in an Alzheimer disease (AD) project that begins this month. The project is part of a larger neurosciences program called Swedish Brain Power, which is… Continue

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