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JANE FONDA WORKOUT

Love this classic Jane Fonda Workout!!!  Exercise is one of the best treatments for depression and anxiety.

RISK FACTORS FOR SUICIDE

RISK FACTORS FOR SUICIDE

by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Risk factors for suicide are characteristics or conditions that increase the chance that a person may try to take her or his life. Suicide risk tends to be highest when someone has several risk factors at the same time.

The most frequently cited risk factors for suicide are:

  • Mental disorders, in particular:
    • Depression or bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder
    • Alcohol or substance abuse or dependence
    • Schizophrenia
    • Borderline or antisocial personality disorder

RAISING AWARENESS FOR BINGE EATING DISORDER

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge Eating Disorder involves frequent overeating during a discreet period of time (at least once a week for three months), combined with lack of control and is associated with three or more of the following:
  • Eating more rapidly than normal
  • Eating until feeling uncomfortably full
  • Eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry
  • Eating alone because of feeling embarrassed by how much one is eating
  • Feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed, or very guilty afterward 

MOST GUN DEATHS ARE SUICIDES

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013  

Since the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn., much of the nation’s attention has focused on mass shootings. But deaths involving guns are very likely to involve one victim—the shooter. 

A report in the New York Times today, drawing on statistics from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, notes that nearly 20,000 of the 30,000 deaths from guns in the United States in 2010 were suicides. 

Experts quoted by the 

FDA approves injectable drug to treat opioid-dependent patients

FDA NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate Release: Oct. 12, 2010
Media Inquiries: Shelly Burgess,  301-796-4651, shelly.burgess@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 
 888-INFO-FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approvedVivitrolto treat and prevent relapse after patients with opioid dependence have undergone detoxification treatment.Vivitrol is an extended-release formulation of naltrexone administered by intramuscular injection once a month. Naltrexone works to block opioid receptors in the brain.

1 In 10 DoctorPractices Flee Medicare to Concierge Medicine

1 In 10 Doctor Practices Flee Medicare to Concierge Medicine

As Medicare whacks away at what doctors are paid and health insurers move away from paying fees for service to bundled payments, more physicians who own their own practices will start direct pay or concierge medicine in the next one to three years.New data from a national survey of nearly 14,000 physicians conducted by physician staffing firm Merritt Hawkins for The Physicians Foundation, analyzing 2012 practice patterns, found that 9.

PRESIDENT SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON GUN CONTROL, MENTAL HEALTH

ThuRSDAY January 17, 2013

(Wasington, DC) - Yesterday, President Obama outlined his plan to reduce gun violence across the country. The President's plan included numerous actions that the American Psychiatric Association has been advocating for over the last several years. The plan included four major legislative proposals and twenty-three executive orders, notably:

* Reinstating the ban on military-style assault weapons
* Restoring the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines
* Requiring a criminal background check for all gun sales