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Christina’s Case: NYU needs strategy to prevent prescription drug abuse

Christina’s Case: NYU needs strategy to prevent prescription drug abuse

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 21, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Final exams are fast approaching for college students across the nation. For NYU students, the dreaded week — complete with arduous term papers and strenuous tests that can account for over half of the overall semester grade — is slated to begin on May 13. The extreme pressure can provoke an ...

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

March 10, 2014


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Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association released its initial findings on the psychological state of U.S. soldiers. The three reports stated that one in five soldiers suffered regularly from mental illnesses before enlisting, including ADHD, depression and panic disorder. These findi...

Children in U.S. frequently misdiagnosed, overmedicated

Children in U.S. frequently misdiagnosed, overmedicated

April 4, 2013


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The United States is famous for overdoing things. Bigger, faster, more — it’s our motto for many things, from food to cars and now, medicine. Children in the United States are being treated with prescription medication for various conditions at an alarming rate; a 2009 report conducted by IMS H...