References for “Complicated grief”, October 2006

Boelen PA, et al. "Complicated Grief, Depression, and Anxiety As Distinct Postloss Syndromes: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis Study," American Journal of Psychiatry (November 2005): Vol. 162, No. 11, pp. 2175-77. Didion J. The Year of Magical Thinking. Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Glass RM. "Is Grief a Disease? Sometimes," Journal of the American Medical Association (June 1, 2005): Vol. 293, No. 21, pp. 2658-60. (Locked) More »

Complicated grief

Unresolved grief can become debilitating, taking on characteristics of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. This condition is known as complicated grief. One treatment approach helps the bereaved confront their feelings in order to move on. (Locked) More »

Reviving the study of hallucinogens

An experiment involving the hallucinogen psilocybin showed it can produce significant feelings of well-being, and may lead to renewed research into its potential for use in controlled medical situations. (Locked) More »

In brief: A new sleeping pill

A new type of sleep medication, ramelteon, was approved in 2005 by the FDA. It acts on the receptors for melatonin, which contributes to regulating the body's circadian rhythms. (Locked) More »

In brief: Schizophrenia and the metabolic syndrome

Schizophrenics, especially women, have a much higher incidence of the metabolic syndrome. This may be due to their medications, which cause weight gain, but a tendency to obesity predates the use of antipsychotic drugs. (Locked) More »

Commentary: Violence as a medical issue

The violent aggression present in intermittent explosive disorder can be caused by a brain injury. Violent behavior should be an indication for doctors to look for an underlying biological cause as well as a psychological one. (Locked) More »