Tag Archives: Mental disorders

Depression reduced to checklist of symptoms too often

By: Devon Andre | Monday, October 26, 2015 - 11:45 AM
Different ways to treat depression in prostate cancer patients

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the ‘bible’ of mental disorders, but new research suggests a checklist for depression may not be the most useful. For a person to be diagnosed with depression they must experience… Read More

Use of antipsychotic drugs increases with age

By: Emily Lunardo | Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 09:00 AM
Treatment for temporal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica

More seniors are being prescribed antipsychotic drugs, even though no clinical psychiatric diagnoses have been made. Antipsychotic drugs can be beneficial in treating certain mental disorders, but the researchers found that in 2010 nearly one-third of seniors who were prescribed… Read More