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Has CGT shown "efficacy"? -not if you think a study needs double-blinding, patient+therapist not just rater blind, and blind placebo as would the FDA to approve a medical treatment of a subjective psychiatric disorder like grief.

Bui and Shear coauthor “..CLINICAL INTERVIEW FOR COMPLICATED GRIEF…” Bui: says though the CG diagnosis is yet to be validated, “The SCI-CG can be used as validated instrument…” Ergo, we can validate an instrument even when diagnosis is not validated?

Bui: Complicated grief treatment (CGT) has “shown efficacy…across 3...trials” authored by Shear Bui has worked with Shear, Director of the “Center for Complicated Grief”, which charge fees for workshops up to $600,

Dr. Bui continues, "...studies have found no...differences between bereavement-related depressive syndromes and non-bereavement related depressive syndromes…The bereavement exclusion was dropped in DSM-5 …”: What's going on here?

Dr. Bui: “Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder PCBD, ” “has been shown to be distinct from mood, anxiety, and other trauma-related disorders despite.. overlap”. But, “…risk factors for PCBD are similar to those for other bereavement-related conditions:

This move will also spur on use of other indications and targets in adults. I may also show add important information to adverse effect profiles. Us:

The chart doesn't speak to the interaction of diseases-i.e., obesity and diabetes, or smoking and drinking w/mortality. Note, psychiatric conditions aren't on the graph, though they have strong correlations with the big killers. Morbidity is a crucial factor leading to morality.

Sudden Onset of Tics, Tantrums, Hyperactivity, and Lability: Excellent reminder to think of PANDAS when faced with these kinds of children, usually treated with amoxacillin and naproxen, & led by a pediatric neurologist. Us:

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Narcissists should feel rage when unpraised- Likely, the modest praise gave satisfaction-blush, and inflated praise gave proud feeling. The study's problems: subjects' age, validity of personality tests, unblinded nature of researchers, lack of placebo.

NYT “Tell it about You Mother” suggests psychoanalysis caused brain changes There is 1 fMRI image of 1 patient, no results nor analysis & the 1-patient data is a personal contact from the authors to the NYT. NYT should rewrite.

Sorry to interject economics, science, and politics, in our mental health tweeting. But if this is true then we can still save jobs and our coastlines! Its BIG stuff. Us:

There is indeed more acceptance of mental illness AT work, but not more acceptance of seeing a history of mental illness on an application FOR work. All else being equal, management will likely choose the person without problems. How to change this is the question.

The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members found 1/2 of soldiers had some mental disorder at enlistment: It is challenging to mitigate morbidity as many persons enter the military with mental health problems.

Medications previously tested in other indications may help treat CNS disorders: Even anti-cancer drugs are being looked at to treat schizophrenia. This is a great "economy of scale" use of clinical trials. Us:

Brexanolone is a GABAergic drug for post-partum depression that elevates allopreganolone: Antidepressants still need to be used in patients however & there is no head-to-head comparison of brexanolone vs. antidepressants yet. Us:

Effects of acupuncture are the same whether placed along the meridians or at random locations: Acupuncture studies can not be double-blinded, researchers know which patients receive real acupuncture, likely biasing the results.

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