Dr. Victor Schwartz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Senior Dean of Students at Yeshiva University, examines some of the unique challenges faced by psychiatrists who work in a college mental health service, including how this setting may affect assessment, medication management, and crisis counseling.
Archive for December 7th, 2011
Did you decide to skip your flu shot this year? If so, you might want to rethink. Here’s why:
Recently NPR had a story about temper tantrums, describing a new study showing that the sounds children make during a tantrum indicate that they are primarily sad rather than angry. The written version of the story opens with description of tantrums as ” the cause of profound helplessness among parents.”
Children’s temper tantrums are widely seen as many things: the cause of profound helplessness among parents; a source of dread for airline passengers stuck next to a young family; a nightmare for teachers. But until recently, they had not been considered a legitimate subject for science.
White House wannabes take note: Contrary to the idea that being president speeds up aging, a study shows that many U.S. commanders in chief have actually lived longer than their peers. Using life expectancy data for men the same age as presidents on their inauguration days, the study found that 23 of 34 presidents who […]
A report, issued last month by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is the latest piece of criticism directed at the fast-growing, multibillion-dollar energy drink industry. Some researchers and physicians say the beverages, which typically contain copious amounts of caffeine, are unhealthy for young people.
Every day, millions of American workers do something dangerous to their health: they sit down. Sitting for long periods is hard on the body. It strains the back and causes the muscles to become slack. It slows the processes that metabolize calories, increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.