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Risk of suicide after a concussion

Risk of suicide after a concussion http://tinyurl.com/ha6vrqw Michael Fralick, Deva Thiruchelvam, Homer C. Tien, Donald A. Redelmeier +Author Affiliations Department of Medicine (Fralick, Redelmeier), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Evaluative Clinical Sciences (Fralick, Thiruchelvam, Tien, Redelmeier), Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ont.; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Thiruchelvam), Toronto, Ont.; Canadian Forces Health Services (Tien), Toronto, Ont.   Donald A. Redelmeier, E-mail dar@ices.on.ca Abstract Background: Head injuries have been associated with subsequent suicide among military personnel, but outcomes after a concussion in the community are uncertain. We assessed the … Continue reading

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Serotonin and the marketing of a depression myth

Serotonin and the marketing of a depression myth Serotonin and depression BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/10.1136/bmj.h1771 (Published 21 April 2015)Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1771  Article Related content Metrics Responses David Healy, professor of psychiatry Author affiliations david.healy54@googlemail.com The marketing of a myth The serotonin reuptake inhibiting (SSRI) group of drugs came on stream in the late 1980s, nearly two decades after first being mooted. The delay centred on finding an indication. They did not have hoped for lucrative antihypertensive or antiobesity profiles. A 1960s idea that serotonin concentrations might be lowered … Continue reading

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Coronary Heart Disease: Psychological Aspects

Psychological Aspects of Coronary Heart Disease: 126 Studies Published in 2012-2014 Another useful resource provided by the page of Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D. ABPP, including gems like: Vlachaki, C. and K. Maridaki Kassotaki (2013). “Coronary heart disease and emotional intelligence.” Glob J Health Sci 5(6): 156-165.

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NBA Releases Summary of its Concussion Policy

By Brett Pollakoff May 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT from www.nbcsports.com The NBA has had a concussion policy in place for the past 18 months, and while all teams have been made aware of the details, they haven’t been publicly available until now. With the recent concussion that kept George Hillout of the Pacers’ Game 5 loss to the Knicks (and may sideline him even longer), Mike Wells of theIndianapolis Star requested the policy from the league, and he was provided with a summary. You can read the entire thing for yourself below, … Continue reading

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Concussion epidemic linked to underreported US military suicide – study

New research suggests a link between concussions and suicide in the US military, two frighteningly common issues that the Armed Forces have struggled to explain and curtail since rates started soaring 12 years ago. Earlier this year the military released data showing that active duty service members are taking their own lives more frequently than ever before. There were 349 suicides among active duty military personnel in 2012, averaging just fewer than one per day. There are now more suicides than combat deaths. This was … Continue reading

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