Monthly Archives: February 2011

New Editorial: Opposition to ECT? Let’s Not Confuse Things…

 In his recent article, entitled “Electroconvulsive Therapy–The Second Most Controversial Medical Procedure”, Dr. Charles H. Kellner, chief of the division of geriatric psychiatry at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, presents a most welcome testimony to the … Continue reading

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New Article: Marijuana Use May Lead to Earlier Onsets

Time magazine reports on a meta-survey done by Australian researchers that concludes that heavy marijuana use can lead to earlier onset of psychosis. See Time’s report here. See the researchers’ article here.

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New Article: The OMIG Who Stole Christmas

OMIG is not the internet acronym for the exasperatory “Oh My God!” But for many New York behavioral health agencies, it might as well be. OMIG stands for Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, headed by James G. Sheehan. Mr. … Continue reading

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New Research Page: Medications

In the rapidly changing (and information exploding) world of health care, where does one go to find timely, accurate, and unbiased information? While there are scores of printed texts, these become rapidly out of date. The best way to keep … Continue reading

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New Book Review (by The NY Times): Henry’s Demons

We haven’t have a chance to read the book yet, but PsychOdyssey takes note of an interesting New York Times review (February 2, 2011) of Henry’s Demons, a newly published family account of living with schizophrenia. Anglo-Irish journalist Patrick Cockburn … Continue reading

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