Volume I Issue 1

THE PULSE

Recommended by Members

Articles

Nutt, A. E. (2016, March 21). Beyond the catchphrase: The pain and intransigence of obsessive-compulsive disorder motivates researchers plumbing its depths. From The Washington Post

Recommended by Katherine Yost, PhD, LMFT: Research in this article highlights some very promising studies that have used “glutamate modulating medications” already approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat OCD.  Some of these drugs are actually intended to treat Alzheimer’s, Sclerosis, Acne, cholera, and gonorrhea.  “Serotonin has long been the diva of human brain chemicals and, along with dopamine, has hogged the spotlight as researchers looked for new psychiatric treatments. But recently, scientists turned their attention to the amino acid glutamate. Some think this other neurotransmitter could be one of the chief culprits in OCD” (Nutt, 2016).  Find out more about groundbreaking research about OCD and how these medications may hold some real hope for treating the disorder.

Curtin SC, Warner M, Hedegaard H. Suicide rates for females and males by race and ethnicity: United States, 1999 and 2014. NCHS Health E-Stat. National Center for Health Statistics. April 2016.

In a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in April, the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States was 24% higher in 2014 than in 1999. CNN covered the story during its April 22 broadcast.

Websites

Anxieties.com Anyone with an anxiety related disorder, or anyone working with those impacted by anxiety, will benefit from exploring Dr. Reid Wilson’s website.  There are plenty of free, excellent resources for clinicians, professionals, and clients.

Videos

Autism First-Hand: Hear from a 13-year-old with atypical Autism educating us on what it’s like to have this unique disorder.

Nature Rx Part 1 “Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors – two timeless prescriptions for whatever ails you. Side effects may include confidence, authenticity, remembering you have a body, and being in a good mood for no apparent reason”

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