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Investing in crisis response for people living with psychiatric disorders

Investing in crisis response for people living with psychiatric disorders

You may have missed the November 25 Washington Post article, “Seattle psychiatric nurse counts with the city’s most vulnerable residents,” featuring a psychiatric nurse working at the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) trying to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community. It’s two stories in one, showing a level of intense suffering …

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5 takeaways from discussion with state and federal health officials on pandemic response

5 takeaways from discussion with state and federal health officials on pandemic response

At an event hosted by the nonprofit think tank Public Policy Institute of California, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and California HHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly gave their point of view on where the nation and state stand with COVID-19 and what comes next for the pandemic response. The two leaders …

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HIV vaccine candidate induces immune response in early clinical trial: “An important step forward” |  CNN

HIV vaccine candidate induces immune response in early clinical trial: “An important step forward” | CNN

CNN — An experimental HIV vaccine has been shown to induce largely neutralizing antibodies in a small group of volunteers in a phase 1 study. The results suggest that a two-dose regimen of the vaccine, given eight weeks apart, can induce immune responses against the human immunodeficiency virus. The results of the clinical trial, published …

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Amygdala connectivity predicts response to ketamine treatment in patients with anxiety depression

A region of the brain known as the amygdala may play a key role in predicting symptom improvement after ketamine treatment in patients with treatment-resistant anxiety depression Journal of Affective Disorders. “Since the antidepressant effects of ketamine in patients with anxiety depression remain uncertain, there is a need to investigate potential biomarkers predicting the antidepressant …

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