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Laurie Martin

Laurie Martin

Laurie Martin is Senior Web Editor/Social Media for Psychiatric Times. She graduated with distinction from Yale University with a degree in sociology, with a special interest in integenerational transmission of behaviors and qualitative analysis. Email her here.

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IOCDA Week takes place from October 14 to 20, 2013, and is celebrated by a number of organizations across the US and around the world, including Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

October is an active month for promoting public awareness of psychiatric illnesses and social programs that give hope to those affected by mental illness.

Medication side effects of weight gain and increased appetite, together with non-adherence often found in persons with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental illnesses, have challenged clinicians in the past.

Research efforts for LGBT patients include creating innovative medical and mental health services that lead to the training of students and practitioners and promote the development of outreach strategies specific to today’s critical needs.

Chronic exposure to addictive drugs like cocaine produces a progressive pattern of synaptic plasticity in reward circuits that can continue to develop well into periods of drug abstinence.

The American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees announced that it has approved the final diagnostic criteria for the DSM-5. According to the board, the APA has passed a “major milestone” on the way to its publication slated for May 2013.

Data from neurobehavioral studies, brain imaging studies, epidemiological surveys, and clinical trials show that pathological gambling shares aspects of both impulsivity and compulsivity.

A study of veterans at risk for suicide showed that single attempters did not differ from multiple attempters on any variable except a history of childhood physical abuse.

Neural underpinnings and symptom presentation in borderline personality disorder might explain similarities and differences in this symptom domain across the spectrum of personality disorders as well as in other disorders associated with impulsive symptoms.

ADHD and impulsivity: ADHD is a highly prevalent disorder that persists across the lifespan in one form or another. There are often major impairments that result from persistent impulsivity symptoms

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