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2014-05-05 16:26:59

Special Presidential Commendation at 167th APA Annual Meeting Honors Liebers' Philanthropy and Support of Psychiatric Research NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain & Behavior Research Foundation President Emerita Constance Lieber and her husband Stephen Lieber, Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Directors, were today honored with a special Presidential Commendation by the American Psychiatric Association at its 167(th) Annual Meeting. The award was presented by APA...

New Psychiatry Bible Unveiled
2013-05-17 11:16:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ushered in amidst a firestorm of controversy, the latest edition of the psychiatrist´s encyclopedia, known as the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, may already be out of date. Released just this week, the DSM-5 will be used to determine official psychiatric diagnoses in everything from legislation, to courts of law, to insurance forms. However, its own authors admit that it is a...

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2010-06-21 10:25:00

UNC researchers are the first to identify brain abnormalities in children at high risk for schizophrenia shortly after birth. The finding could lead to earlier detection of schizophrenia and enable better prevention and treatment. Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder affecting one in 100 people worldwide. Most cases aren't detected until a person starts experiencing symptoms like delusions and hallucinations as a teenager or adult. By that time, the disease has often progressed so...

2009-09-08 07:15:21

Findings may help predict disease progression and provide opportunities for more targeted drug development to block mechanism In the first functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of its kind, neurologists and psychiatrists at Columbia University have identified an area of the brain involved in the earliest stages of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. Activity in this specific region of the hippocampus may help predict the onset of the disease, offering opportunities for...

2008-10-16 12:00:25

AstraZeneca and Columbia University Medical Center have announced a new research collaboration to examine how neurogenesis - the creation of new neuronal cells - in adults might offer novel approaches to treating depression and anxiety. This new alliance with Columbia University Medical Center is one of several new alliances by AstraZeneca with academic and research institutions to address unmet medical needs through research across several disease areas, including Alzheimer's disease,...

2008-10-15 09:00:47

WILMINGTON, Del. and NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca and Columbia University Medical Center today announced a new research collaboration to examine how neurogenesis -- the creation of new neuronal cells - in adults might offer novel approaches to treating depression and anxiety. For more than a century, the prevailing scientific rationale was that neurogenesis only occurs in the developing brain. However, recent research shows that physical activity, enriched...

2008-09-19 06:00:29

INNSBRUCK, Austria, September 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty seven medical experts in psychiatry from across the world have called on the medical community to take urgent action to optimize services for people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder(i). Professor W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, principal author of Comorbid Somatic Illnesses in Patients with Severe Mental Disorders: Clinical, Policy, and Research Challenges which was published in the...

2005-09-19 16:10:26

A large study funded by NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides, for the first time, detailed information comparing the effectiveness and side effects of five medications "“ both new and older medications "“ that are currently used to treat people with schizophrenia. Overall, the medications were comparably effective but were associated with high rates of discontinuation due to intolerable side effects or failure to adequately control symptoms. One new...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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