Major Depressive Disorder 
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The Psychological Impact of Psoriatic Arthritis
Patients with psoriatic arthritis experience significant disease-related distress, including suicidal ideation, they are often ill-equipped to cope with.
Most US Army soldiers who attempted suicide from 2004 to 2009 did so prior to deployment to a combat zone, a study finds. They were not combat-scarred but may have found basic training and Army culture overwhelming.
Studying the use of targeted medicines in psychiatry is still new but early studies have shown that this could be a viable treatment option in the future for some patients in need.
In the field of oncology the use of targeted medications is becoming more commonplace to address various conditions. Research is being done in other areas of medicine, including psychiatry to see if there is more that can be done to address this patient population as well.
As with many psychiatric conditions suicide is a concern for patients with borderline personality disorder. What doctors can do to prevent their patients from this can make the difference between life and death.
For people who may not know what borderline personality disorder is or have questions about what can be done to help these patients a new effort is being made to raise awareness about this difficult condition.
Electroconvulsive therapy could be an effective tool in reducing veterans' severe depression and suicides, a panel said. Kitty Dukakis, the wife of former Gov. Michael Dukakis and an advocate for ECT, was a panelist,
Talking about mental health conditions may be easier than it was a few years ago but the stigma still exists in many parts of the population. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is working to overcome that issue on a variety of fronts.
With a wide range of mental health issues needing advancements in treatment there is constant work being done to find new medications that can help the various patient populations.

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