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Psychiatry (INACTIVE)

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  • Tod H. Mikuriya, 73; psychiatrist who championed legal medical marijuana

    Tod H. Mikuriya, 73; psychiatrist who championed legal medical marijuana
    Dr. Tod H. Mikuriya, a psychiatrist who was a leading figure in California's medical marijuana movement, died from complications of cancer Sunday at his Berkeley home, his family said. He was 73. He helped draft Proposition 215, a state ballot measure...
  • A Death in Lockup

    On a Saturday in the summer of 2002, Ramon Gavira was pulled over for drunk driving and taken to Los Angeles County Jail. Five days after his arrest, the 43-year-old father of five was dead. Guards say they found Gavira dangling from the bars of a one-...
  • Dreading New Year's Eve

    Dreading New Year's Eve
    The first day of a new year. It's the clean slate, the Etch-A-Sketch shaken, a chance to reboot and redouble our efforts, the hope of a fresh start. But there's one huge hurdle that comes before the hope -- getting through New Year's Eve. It's a date...
  • Vaccines for drug addiction show promise

    Vaccines to help people recover from such addictions as nicotine, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines now appear scientifically and medically achievable after doctors reported Monday that a vaccine to treat cocaine dependence had produced a large...
  • Testing mushrooms' magic

    Resting on a hospital bed beneath a tie-dyed wall hanging, Pamela Sakuda felt a tingling sensation. Then bright colors started shimmering in her head. She had been depressed since being diagnosed with colon cancer two years earlier, but as the...
  • Revising the book on mental illness

    Revising the book on mental illness
    After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists Tuesday unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world. The draft document,...
  • Fish oil can head off first psychotic episodes

     
    In the lives of young people at high risk for developing serious mental illness, heading off that first psychotic episode can mean a world of difference. A new study has found that for a year after it was completed,12 weeks......
  • Psychiatrists, 'sissies' and the schoolyard

     
    With no input from Sarah Palin (as far as we know), the American Psychiatric Assn., in its new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, has replaced the term "mental retardation" with "intellectual disability." Whether this will stop...
  • Chelsea King's father believes missing teen is still alive

     
    The father of a San Diego teen missing since last week said this morning that he believes she is still alive despite the arrest of a sex offender in connection with her disappearance. Chelsea King, 17, a high school senior,......
  • Chelsea King's parents want changes in sex offender laws

     
    The parents of Chelsea King said they will fight for changes in sex-offender laws as a result of their daughter's slaying. Chelsea, 17, was raped and killed, allegedly by a registered sex offender now in custody. She was last seen......
  • Woman describes attack at same lake where Chelsea King was killed

     
    A woman broke her silence to describe being attacked at the same San Diego County lake where Chelsea King was slain, allegedly by a registered sex offender. Authorities suspect Candice Moncayo was attacked by John Gardner, who has pleaded not......