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The DSM-5: A Guide to Coming Changes

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Sometime in 2013, we’ll presumably be forced to shell out a hundred bucks or so for the fifth edition of DSM. While we do not have the space to review every potential change here, we will cover those of most clinical importance. If you want to see all of the proposed changes, visit www.dsm5.org, which was our source for much of the information in this

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Stimulants in the Treatment of ADHD

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How Do Psychotherapy and Medication Change the Brain?

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We know that for many conditions, both medications and psychotherapy work about equally well. Common sense would dictate that there is some final common pathway of neuropsychiatric change underlying the symptomatic improvements we see. But identifying what is happening in a living human brain is extremely tricky. Recently, a number of articles have revi

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How to Discuss Medications with Parents

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Aggression in Children and Adolescents

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Treating Headaches in Psychiatry

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We know that headaches are common in the general population, but they are particularly common among patients with psychiatric problems. According to one review, (Pompili M et al., J Headache Pain 2009; 10(4):283-290) patients with depression have a 46% lifetime prevalence of migraine, while bipolar patients have a 51% prevalence. Patients with migraines

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