Psychiatry Career and Resource Center

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Psychiatry Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2018 LocumTenens.com Psychiatrist Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com psychiatrist salary survey highlight annual average psychiatrist salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, board certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report.

The LocumTenens.com psychiatrist salary survey resource center provides more detailed salary information, including historical data from 2006 through our latest 2018 Psychiatrist Salary Survey.

Understanding the gut-brain connection for optimal treatment

Source: Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Depression and gastrointestinal distress often go hand in hand. Because low levels of serotonin in the brain have been linked to depression, and serotonin is also used by neurons in the gut, a team of researchers from Columbia and Duke universities set out to study the relationship between serotonin shortage and constipation in mice and found that serotonin shortage in the gut indeed reduced the number of neurons in the gut. Further study has led to an experimental treatment that not only increases the number of GI neurons but could also simultaneously treat brain and gut conditions. Clinical studies are planned for testing in people with treatment-resistant depression.

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The implications of serotonin’s role in gene expression

Source: The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

New information on the activity of neurotransmitters could pave the way toward a better understanding of brain development, various brain disorders and advances in treatment options. According to research conducted by neuroscientists at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, the neurotransmitter serotonin shows the ability to regulate gene expression within neurons, a significant divergence from the current understanding of neurotransmitter activity. The discovery could lead to marked advances in therapeutic strategies for neurogenerative diseases, mood disorders and psychiatric illness.

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