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Update

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 19:24
Dear PsychSIGN Member:
 
We frequently get contacted from different organizations trying to reach out to medical students with an interest in psychiatry, and we've honed them down to what we think are the most applicable to our members.  If you have an exciting psychiatry related project or event that you'd like to share with the community, or are looking to recruit help from other medical students around the country, feel free to email us directly at PsychSIGN@gmail.com.
 
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1) Asian American Mental Health:  A Web Series for Medical Students
As part of a two-year

The Link between Excercise and Mood by Eve Pearce

on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:06

The Link between Exercise and Mood

According to the CDC, an estimated one in ten adults suffers from depression. Disorders of mood not only impact upon someone’s quality of life and their ability to complete daily activities, but also lead to poorer outcomes for a wide range of health problems. Appropriate treatment is therefore vital and while a number of psychological therapies and medications are available for the management of depressed mood, these are not the only options suitable for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. The benefits of exercise in the management of depression

Depression in Mature Adults and the Elderly

on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:46

Depression in Mature Adults and the Elderly

Adults in their senior years undergo lifestyle changes that frequently result in depression or depressive behavior. Increased feelings of isolation, a lack of self-worth following retirement, poor personal health and bereavements are frequent triggers that result in depression among mature adults and the elderly. Research from the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation indicates that depression affects over six million of 40 million people over the age of 65 in the United States.

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2013 PsychSIGN National Conference Program

on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 06:20

The PDF for the 2013 PsychSIGN National Conference Program may be downloaded below.

New York PsychSIGN Regional Meeting

on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 19:43