Daily Archives: 12/09/2014

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: A New Diagnostic Approach to Chronic Irritability in Youth

An 8-year-old boy with frequent temper outbursts is evaluated. ”Dillon,” an 8-year-old boy living with his parents and his younger brother, was evaluated because his parents were at their “wits’ end” regarding how to handle his explosive outbursts, which were occurring several times a day. Ms. A, Dillon’s mother, stated, “It has gotten to the […]

Direct Effect of Sunshine on Suicide

Benjamin Vyssoki, MD1; Nestor D. Kapusta, MD, PhD2; Nicole Praschak-Rieder, MD, PhD1; Georg Dorffner, PhD3; Matthaeus Willeit, MD, PhD1 [+] Author Affiliations JAMA Psychiatry. Published online September 10, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.1198 Importance  It has been observed that suicidal behavior is influenced by sunshine and follows a seasonal pattern. However, seasons bring about changes in several other meteorological factors and a seasonal rhythm in social behavior may […]