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Psychiatry Weekly is the first weekly psychiatric news, information, and education service in the country for clinicians providing mental health services. The service includes a weekly poster distributed to hospitals nationwide, a weekly e-Newsletter, and this website, which is consistently updated with features, clinician interviews, and breaking news.

 

The Rundown on Exercise Addiction

Exercise addiction was first discussed in the 1970s, when it was deemed a “positive addiction” because of the many known benefits of exercise. It became apparent early on that this “positive addiction” could have some truly negative effects, particularly long-term bodily injury and constant pain, illness, and social isolation.

 

Maternal Immune Activation During Pregnancy and Risk to Offspring

Emerging data support the contribution of maternal immune activation during the first and second trimester of pregnancy to increased risk in the offspring of schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders.