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“Hawaii looks to allow psychologists to prescribe drugs”

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This April 28, 2016 AP article found on the Herald-Standard website talks about Hawaii’s interest in having Psychologists be able to prescribe medications to their clients.  This is something already done in the military, and in a few other states. It is hoped that this change could improve access to care, and maybe also help Hawaii decrease their suicide rate which according to the article is higher than the rate that people die from car accidents in Hawaii.

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“Depression May Be Caused by Inflammation”

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This January 5, 2015 Nova Next article on the PBS website talks about ongoing research that seems to show that it is possible that treating depression with an anti-inflammatory medication in addition to standard medications, may be a better approach since it’s possible that depression may be caused by inflammation.

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“FDA Warns of Skin Reactions to Antipsychotic”

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This December 12, 2014 Medpage Today article talks about a possible negative reaction that has been connected to Geodone.

“How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print”

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This July 25, 2014 WESA 90.5 Pittsburgh NPR article talks about what we don’t see with current drug labeling that could help us make a more informed decision if it was there.

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English: National Public Radio headquarters at 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests”

 

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This April 25, 2014 Heath Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about recent research that seems to show that Ritalin can aid in increasing self-control.  While they aren’t sure about why this happens they are seeing evidence that it does happen.

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“Why Screening for Diabetes is Important (Especially if You Take Psychiatric Medications) “

 

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This March 25, 2014 NAMI Blog post talks about the importance of people who take psychiatric medication needing to be screened for Diabetes.

 

 

 

 

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“Brintellix Approved for Major Depressive Disorder”

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English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2006) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 1, 2013 Article found on the Philly.com website talks about a medication recently approved by the FDA for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

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