References for “Improving care for depression”, September 2006

Adli M, et al. "Algorithms and Collaborative-Care Systems for Depression: Are They Effective and Why? A Systematic Review," Biological Psychiatry (June 1, 2006): Vol. 59, No. 11, pp. 1029-38. Aikens JE, et al. "Adherence to Maintenance-Phase Antidepressant Medication As a Function of Patient Beliefs about Medication," Annals of Family Medicine (November-December 2005): Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 23-30. Aragones E, et al. "The Overdiagnosis of Depression in Non-Depressed Patients in Primary Care," Family Practice (June 2006): Vol. 23, No.3, pp. 363-68. (Locked) More »

References for “Intermittent explosive disorder,” September 2006

Bars DR, et al. "Use Of Visual Evoked-Potential Studies and EEG Data to Classify Aggressive, Explosive Behavior of Youths," Psychiatric Services (January 2001): Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 81-86. Best M, et al. "Evidence for a Dysfunctional Prefrontal Circuit in Patients with an Impulsive Aggressive Disorder," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (June 2002): Vol. 99, No. 12, pp. 8448-53. Coccaro EF, et al. "Intermittent Explosive Disorder-Revised: Development, Reliability, and Validity of Research Criteria," Comprehensive Psychiatry (November-December 1998): Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 368-76. (Locked) More »

Improving care for depression

Many people with depression do not receive adequate medical treatment, and even if they are treated, doctors may not be paying enough attention to their patients' needs. (Locked) More »

Solution-focused therapy

Solution-based therapy does not attempt to treat patients by focusing on problems and their causes, but works toward specific goals by getting patients to examine and change their behavior. (Locked) More »

Intermittent explosive disorder

Once referred to simply as "road rage," intermittent explosive disorder is now more fully defined. It is thought to be caused by irregular activity of the neurotransmitter serotonin. (Locked) More »

In Brief: The genetics of autism

A study suggests that the three primary chracteristics of autism are not linked but are inherited separately, meaning different genes would be responsible for different behaviors. (Locked) More »

In Brief: Why drug addicts die

Drug addicts have a higher death rate than the general population, but not necessarily due to their substance abuse. A study suggests addicts have more serious psychiatric problems that lead to increased mortality. (Locked) More »

In Brief: When expectation fails

Alzheimer's patients showed a decrease in the placebo response (the anticipation of relief from pain) due to diminished activity in the cerebral cortex, meaning any treatment given is likely to be less effective. (Locked) More »