February, 2016

People Who Use Marijuana May Be More Likely to Develop Other Substance Use Disorders

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February 19, 2016

American Psychiatric Association News Alert February 17, 2016   A prospective analysis of the results of a survey of U.S. adults suggests marijuana use may be associated with an increased risk for developing alcohol and drug disorders, but not mood or anxiety disorders, according to a study published today in JAMA Psychiatry. “Our findings suggest...   read more

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