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Twitter used to track mental health trends

December 17, 2014

Research scientists have begun using Twitter data to examine trends in bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and seasonal affective disorder, according to a press release.

The Johns Hopkins University researchers reviewed more than 8 billion tweets using word cues linked to anxiety and insomnia, and classified the messages to conduct their analysis.


Autism guidelines call for early detection, referral

December 17, 2014
Current best practices for the treatment of autism are focused on understanding the prevalence of the condition, discussing concerns with parents, making appropriate…
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Teen prescription opioid, cigarette and alcohol use down since 2013

December 16, 2014
Cigarette, alcohol and prescription opioid abuse fell among teens since 2013, according to data published in the 2014 survey, Monitoring the Future, released by the…

Updated PTSD guidelines recommend SSRIs, exposure therapy

December 16, 2014
Patients with posttraumatic stress disorder may benefit from various antidepressants, adrenergic agents, and second-generation antipsychotic drugs, according to the…
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A Proposed System for Classifying Psychotropic Drugs

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, December 2014, Volume 52 Issue 12
Most drugs used in psychiatry are classified according to their initial or main therapeutic indications rather than by…
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Psychiatric Annals October 2014

Part 2: Differentiating Pediatric Bipolar Disorder from Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: October 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

About 3% of 74.3 million youth in the US have bipolar disorder (ie, about 2,229,000youth), in contrast to about .021%…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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