2016

An interview with film director Paul Dalio: Touched With Fire

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February 18, 2016

By: Dinah Miller, MD Clinical Psychiatry News February 11, 2016   In early December, I was fortunate to be invited to a film screening of “Touched With Fire,” starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby. The movie is about two young poets with bipolar disorder who meet and fall in love while on a psychiatric unit....   read more


Zika Crisis: What is Microcephaly?

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February 8, 2016

By Ariana Eunjung Cha February 2, 2016 Washington Post   The term refers to a rare neurological condition in which children have unusually small heads. In many cases it also means a baby's brain is smaller and may not have developed properly. The condition can be caused by hundreds of factors, both genetic and environmental....   read more


Federal Panel Recommends General Physicians Screen All Adults for Depression

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January 31, 2016

by Melissa Healy Los Angeles Times January 26, 2016   In a sign that the treatment of depression is shifting to the mainstream of American medical care, a federal panel has recommended that general physicians screen all adults for depression and treat those affected by the mood disorder with antidepressant medication, refer them to psychotherapy...   read more


Scientists Move Closer to Understanding Schizophrenia's Cause

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January 31, 2016

by BENEDICT CAREY New York Times JAN. 27, 2016   Scientists reported on Wednesday that they had taken a significant step toward understanding the cause of schizophrenia, in a landmark study that provides the first rigorously tested insight into the biology behind any common psychiatric disorder. More than two million Americans have a diagnosis of...   read more


Joshua White, reknown jazz pianist will perform at our Annual Installation Dinner in June

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January 24, 2016

Come join us on Friday, June 3rd at the Marriott La Jolla to welcome incoming President, Rob Gorney, MD!  As part of the celebration, jazz pianist Joshua White and his trio will be performing.  Mr. White is from El Cajon and placed 2nd at the Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Festival in Washington, DC in...   read more


Dementia Care: Coping With Aging's Costliest Challenge

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January 8, 2016

When someone you love has dementia, the experience can be heartbreaking-and the expenses enormous. Here's how to manage you family's finances while providing the best care. http://time.com/money/page/coping-with-agings-costliest-challenge/