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At least 10% of older adults experience elder abuse

November 27, 2015

Physicians need to be alert for cases of elder abuse, which researchers estimate is prevalent in at least 10% of people 60 years of age or older, according to a review in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH, a physician specializing in geriatric medicine at Cornell University, and colleague detailed types of abuse, how they manifest in patients and the role of physicians in their review.

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Researchers find inadequate evidence of methylphenidate efficacy for ADHD

November 27, 2015
A recent Cochrane Review indicated methylphenidate may improve teacher-reported attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, teacher-reported general behavior and…
In the Journals

White matter integrity could indicate genetic risk for schizophrenia

November 25, 2015
Independent genetic pathways lead to gray and white matter abnormalities in schizophrenia, suggesting white matter integrity as a potential primary phenotype linking…

Neuragain opens brain health and performance office in New York

November 25, 2015
Neuragain LLC recently announced the launch of its first physician office in New York City. Amanda Itzkoff, MD, of Bespoke Manhattan Psychiatry and Mount Sinai School…
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Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: A Need for Increased Awareness Among Psychiatrists

Psychiatric Annals, November 2015, Volume 45 Issue 11
Anti–N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis may present with a wide variety of early neuropsychiatric…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services November 2015 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include self-rated mental health in pregnant women exposed to perinatal intimate partner violence, psychosocial…
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VIDEO: Managing addiction with pharmacogenetic, immunotherapy approaches

September 12, 2015
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