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Psychiatric Times covers American Psychiatric Association Convention

Posted on: 16 May 12

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NORWALK, Conn., May 16, 2012

NORWALK, Conn., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica's Psychiatric Times features special coverage of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual convention.

News this week from the psychiatrists who convened in Philadelphia for the APA conference:

  • Trichotillomania (hair loss from pulling out one's own hair) affects 3.5% of the population.... experts say the disorder is under-diagnosed and inappropriately treated.
  • Roughly 7 million people used prescription drugs nonmedically in 2009 and 2010—second only to rates of marijuana use. The majority engaged in nonmedical use of pain relievers, including opiates.
  • The use of online social networking sites, such as Facebook, by adolescents who are receiving treatment for substance use disorders may negatively affect their care.

The editorial staff of Psychiatric Times—the country's leading psychiatric publication—provided live coverage of the APA proceedings. Reports are available at Highlights include:

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Media contact:Jason J. GoldenContent Marketing




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Last updated on: 16/05/2012

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