Clinical Psychiatry News' Top Stories of 2005
Evans, Jeff, Clinical Psychiatry News
A decrease in the number of antidepressants prescribed for children and adolescents by psychiatrists and primary care physicians kept the Food and Drug Administration's decision to require black box labeling on antidepressants as a top issue in 2005.
The year brought the approval of a new device aimed at treating severely depressed patients who have exhausted all other options for treatment.
Hurricane Katrina left its mark on thousands of survivors, many of whom will be trying to recover emotionally from this disaster for years to come.
Psychiatrists also defended their preference for using atypicals over conventional antipsychotics and emphasized a broad interpretation of the Clinical Antipsychotics Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) results.
Finally, forecasters warned that the demand for psychiatrists--and other mental health professionals--in this country might soon surpass the supply.
In no particular order, CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY NEWS presents a review of some of the top news stories of 2005 affecting psychiatry. In some cases, members of the publication's editorial advisory board have offered their insights.
Some psychiatrists were surprised by data showing that fewer psychiatrists were prescribing fewer antidepressants to children and adolescents in the wake of the FDA black box warning ("Dropoff Seen in Prescribing of Antidepressants," March 2005, …
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Publication information: Article title: Clinical Psychiatry News' Top Stories of 2005. Contributors: Evans, Jeff - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 34. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2006. Page number: 8. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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