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2011-08-07 07:14:34

Americans are no strangers to antidepressants. During the last 20 years the use of antidepressants has grown significantly making them one of the most costly and the third most commonly prescribed class of medications in the U. S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2005-2008 nearly 8.9 percent of the U.S. population had at least one prescription in this drug class during any given month. A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of...

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2008-08-05 07:35:00

U.S. psychiatrists are embracing prescriptions over psychotherapy, according to a study released on Monday. The shift to quicker visits for medication appears to be linked to better drugs and pressure from manage care companies, which offer monetary incentives for short office visits. "Psychiatrists get more for three, 15-minute medication management visits than for one 45 minute psychotherapy visit," said Dr. Ramin Mojtabai of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Mojtabai formerly...

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2005-06-09 13:04:38

NEW YORK -- Parents with major depression or panic disorder are more likely to have children with asthma and other allergy-based conditions, according to study findings published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. The fact that the association held only for biological children supports the idea of a "shared genetic liability." Dr. Ramin Mojtabai, from Columbia University, in New York, assessed the link between childhood allergy disorders and parental major depression, generalized anxiety...


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