Psychiatry

The overlooked effects of fireworks

For veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder, fireworks and loud pyrotechnics can add stress and trigger physical reactions, as they mimic the stimuli of combat.

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People.com

Writer Jenny Lawson on the unusual cure for her depression: ‘I had happiness drilled into my head’

Yvette I. Sheline of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which uses a magnetic field to help patients with treatment-resistant depression. Fifty percent of patients see a 50% improvement, and 30% have full remission, she said.

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The New York Times

A Yale psychiatrist’s tweet about Dershowitz, her dismissal, and a lawsuit

PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno said he hadn’t heard of anyone being disciplined by the American Psychiatric Association for breaking the Goldwater rule, which says it’s unethical for psychiatrists to issue professional opinions about public figures they haven’t examined.

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