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Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism

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JOURNAL UPDATE

Obesity Underrepresented in Medical Licensing Exams

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MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

December 2016 Briefing - Psychiatry

January 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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John Kenyon, CNA's avatarBenign Ventricular Rhythms and the Anxious Patient

Author: John Kenyon, CNA.

One of the more common causes of visits to the Emergency Department is the patient who complains of “palpitations” or skipping, fluttering, “a feeling my heart stops for a minute,” or otherwise misbehaving myocardium. Almost always the patients in question are anxious when they arrive.


Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatarStudy links restless leg syndrome with erectile dysfunction in older men

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D..

A study in the journal Sleep shows that erectile dysfunction was more common in older men with restless leg syndrome (RLS) than in those without RLS, and the magnitude of this association increased with a higher frequency of RLS symptoms.


Dr. K. Eisele's avatarAntidepressants do they work? A Review of the Review

Author: Dr. K. Eisele. This article is in response to an announcement by researchers quoted in many UK publications this week, stating that the class of anti-depressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) are no more effective than placebos. I looked…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Psychogenic memory impairment

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

Psychogenic memory impairment is the loss of memory associated with a “traumatic” psychological event.

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Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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