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Alcoholism – a disease or a behavioral pattern?

Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, Executive Director, Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease, discusses alcoholism and argues that it is in fact a disease rather than a behavioral pattern, and illustrates this with the example of diabetes,...

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Serotonin transporter genotype not linked to depression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The genotype for the serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) is not a risk factor for depression, nor does it interact with stressful life events to affect the risk, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical...

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Unintended changes in depression care persist after FDA warnings

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Changes in the diagnosis and treatment of depression occurred soon after the US Food and Drug Administration warned in 2003 of a suicidality risk for pediatric patients taking antidepressants. Now, new research indicates...