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If larger trials confirm the strong antidepressant effects observed so far, botulinum toxin may become a standard therapeutic addition to the psychiatric armamentarium.

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In Get Out, director/writer Justin Peele’s provocative debut, the bodies snatched are African American (mostly robust males); the cannibals of consciousness are white residents of an affluent Baltimore suburb, where the living is easy and the politics fashionably progressive.

This slideshow features common scenarios in which a planned discontinuation of psychotropic medications occurs.

New findings support the involvement of microbiota alterations in psychosis—and point to novel treatments.

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Here: an overview of the DSM diagnostic system, the medicalization of normal variants of human behavior, and physician-assisted suicide.

Difference between classic and retrograde neurotransmission

Here's why psychiatrists and other mental health professionals need to understand the relationship between cannabis and mental disorders.

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Because patients who have psychiatric illnesses typically receive less frequent medical care, psychiatrists must aim to ensure appropriate monitoring of metabolic parameters when antipsychotic medications are used.

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