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Psychiatry Career Articles of Interest
Could Broccoli Sprouts Contribute to Autism Treatment?
Source: John Hopkins Medicine
A recent study showed positive results in decreasing autism symptoms through ingesting sulforaphane, which is a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts. A small study was conducted on boys and young men who suffered from moderate to severe autism over an 18-week timeframe. The researchers saw substantial improvement in behavioral symptoms of many of the test patients.View the complete article here
Birth Size and Mental Health Disorders Could Be Linked
Source: University of Copenhagen
Weight and length at birth could be indicators of a future mental health illness, such as autism or schizophrenia, according to a study from the Copenhagen Centre for Social Evolution and Yale University. A genetic imprint in the fetus affects both birth size and childhood/early adolescent mental health. This study supports previous research showing larger babies face a higher risk of developing autism and a decreased risk of developing schizophrenia. More genomic studies need to be conducted to learn more.
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Do you have concerns about EHR adoption in your practice? Take our poll.
Adopting and implementing electronic health records can be a stressful, costly and overwhelming experience for physicians. While the government offers incentives and assistance for doctors learning how to use EHRs, it also can fine and publicly name the doctors or healthcare systems who fail to keep patient privacy safe.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Telepsychiatry
Ever wondered how telepsychiatry works--the logistics, the technology, etc.? Read our telepsychiatry FAQs for all the basics.