Attention deficit disorders

Wide treatment variances seen with ADHD drugs

(HealthDay)—There are wide variations in the use of stimulants to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder at both the state and the county level, according to research published online Aug. 2 in Psychiatric Services.

Overweight & Obesity

Gene variants linked to obesity

(HealthDay)—Variants of a gene are associated with overweight and obesity in psychiatric patients taking drugs that induce weight gain, as well in the general population, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in ...

Neuroscience

Depression common among children with temporal lobe epilepsy

A new study determined that children and adolescents with seizures involving the temporal lobe are likely to have clinically significant behavioral problems and psychiatric illness, especially depression. Findings published ...

Health

ERs have become de facto psych wards

Long waits for insurance authorization allowing psychiatric patients to be admitted to the hospital from the emergency department waste thousands of hours of physician time, given that most requests for authorization are ...

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