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

By editor
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

By editor
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/


Early-Life Depression May Alter Brain Development, Study Suggests

By editor
December 19, 2015
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The brains of children diagnosed with major depressive disorder early in life may develop differently from those of children unaffected by the disorder, suggests a study published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry. Early in childhood, the brain experiences rapid neurogenesis and related increases in gray matter volume, followed by a process of selective elimination and myelination in early puberty, resulting...   read more


Don't Blame Mental Illness for Gun Violence

By editor
December 18, 2015

By the NY Times Editorial Board December 15, 2015 Those who oppose expanded gun-control legislation frequently argue that instead of limiting access to guns, the country should focus on mental health problems. “People with mental illness are getting guns and committing these mass shootings,” said Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, after the shooting...   read more


Watch Desiree Shapiro, MD's interview on KPBS on Children and Anxiety

By editor
December 14, 2015

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/oct/06/how-anxiety-affects-children/ Stress about grades, worry about fitting in, and nervousness about new situations — feeling a little anxious can be a normal part of childhood. But when anxiety becomes too much, it can have a big impact on a child's day to day life, experts said. The Anxiety and Depressions Association of America says anxiety...   read more


Am I Safe? Psychiatrist's Tips For Talking To Kids About The Paris Attacks

By editor
November 17, 2015

Advice columnist Steve Almond has a typically provocative piece on WBUR’s Cognoscenti today:Why I’m Not Talking To My Kids About The Paris Attacks. He and his wife decided, he writes, that “we have absolutely no interest in exposing our kids to the sort of panic-stricken coverage whose central aim is the profitable stoking of anxiety.”...   read more


Kids Who Lose a Parent More Likely to Commit Suicide

By editor
November 12, 2015

by Belinda Luscombe @luscombeland Nov. 11, 2015 New study looked at 40 years of data In what would definitely win the prize for Saddest Health Discovery of the Week, a newstudy has found that kids whose parents die while they are young are more likely to commit suicide later in life than kids whose parents survive...   read more


White House Seeks to Ease Veterans’ Access to Care

By editor
November 11, 2015

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS NOV. 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday will call on Congress to enact measures to help military veterans gain easier access to health care, disability and educational benefits, part of a push to spotlight its efforts to improve the way the government treats veterans after ascandal at the Department...   read more


WHY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS JUST AS DEADLY NOW AS IT WAS 35 YEARS AGO

By editor
November 10, 2015

The scariest part: It doesn't have to be this way. Travis WaldronSports Reporter, The Huffington Post Erick FernandezEditorial Fellow, HuffPost Sports Posted: 10/23/2015 10:19 AM EDT | Edited: 10/26/2015 10:56 AM EDT ANDREW THEODORAKIS VIA GETTY IMAGESIsrael Squires (5) rushes in a 2014 game for Shoreham Wading River High School in New York the week after his teammate...   read more


MILESTONE REACHED AS SUBCOMMITTEE PASSES COMPREHENSIVE MH REFORM BILL

By editor
November 8, 2015

A House subcommittee yesterday passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (HR 2646), a major step on the road to comprehensive mental health reform. “We are very pleased by Wednesday night’s passage of HR 2646 by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee,” said APA President Renée Binder, M.D., in a statement. “This bill goes...   read more