Source: Aurora, Colorado
According to the news (which can NOT generally be trusted as a reliable and well informed source) the massacre was comitted by someone who suffers from a psychiatric disorder. In Europe, this person would be convicted of the crime and then - due to the fact of the psychiatric disorder - forced to treatment and not EVER be released before a psychiatrist asserts that NO danger is to be expected any more.
In America, - at least this is the view we get here in Europe -, this person might either be executed (in a "few" years.....sometimes as many as two decades), or released as not guilty without further compulsory treatment.
I do NOT know, if this is actually the case. But from a Eurpean POV, this is what "America" (US), usually does.
Is that fair?
Is that beneficial for the community/society?
Source: Medscape Psychiatry
Coffee has been thought to be mostly unhealthy for a long time.
Not any more. Continue reading
Source: Arch Gen Psychiatry
A large cohort study from Sweden showed that preterm birth was associated with a high risk of developping psychiatric disorders in later life. Continue reading
Pietro Gareri, MD, PhD, Ambulatory Center for Dementia, Catanzaro, Italy. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2012. Developing Topics Sessions Presentation 04-12-05. Presented July 18, 2012.
CDP-Cholin (Citicolin) is a dietary supplement. It is imporant for nerve cell mebranes and functioning and is thought to possess antioxidative und neuroprotective properties.
Source: Kishi et al., J Clin Psychiatry 2012
A lot of new (atypical) Antipsychotics can cause weight gain.
This side effect is usually unwanted, but coud be of potential use in Anorectic patients. Continue reading