Leo Sher, M.D. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified healthcare professionals of a new study (1) reporting a small increase in cardiovascular death, and in the risk of death from any cause, in patients treated with a 5-day course of azithromycin (Zithromax; Pfizer) compared to individuals treated with amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, or no […]
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Leo Sher, M.D. The 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) was held on May 3-5, 2012 in Philadelphia. The announced theme of the meeting was “Systems Neurosciences: Applications to Psychiatric Illnesses.”
Leo Sher, M.D. The 3rd International Congress on Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Disability and Human Development will be held in Jerusalem on December 2-5, 2012. The meeting is organized by Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Israeli National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine has published the Press Release, “Leo Sher, MD, named to a World Psychiatric Association Scientific Section.” The Press Release was published on March 8, 2012. To read the Press Release, please click here.
Leo Sher, M.D. The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on Dual Disorders/Pathology has just been created. The goals of the newly created section include raising awareness about clinical treatment and research needs of patients with dual disorders, facilitating communication between psychiatrists and developing new training and research programs in the field of dual disorders.
Essex County Hospital Center and Institute for Mental Health Policy, Research and Treatment is seeking to hire a New Jersey licensed BC/BE Psychiatrist for a full time staff psychiatrist position. Highly competitive salary and an excellent benefits package are offered. Candidates wishing to apply for the position should send their CV and cover letter to: […]
Leo Sher, M.D. The article, “Death in Uniform” written by William Glenn, a Canadian journalist has been published in the “Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Magazine” (1). The author writes about suicide among Canadian military veterans. He notes that “Age-specific analyses showed male veterans aged 16 to 44 were about one and a half times […]
Leo Sher, M.D. Substance use disorders are frequently comorbid with other psychiatric disorders. Substance use disorders are complex brain illnesses characterized by compulsive drug craving, seeking, and use despite very harmful consequences. Substance-induced changes in brain structure and function occur in some of the same brain areas that are disrupted in other psychiatric disorders, such […]
Leo Sher, M.D. The “II International Congress on Dual Disorders: Addictive Behaviours and other Mental Disorders” (Barcelona, Spain, October 5-8, 2011) was attended by about 1600 participants and featured hundreds of presenters from 60 countries, including Spain, United States, Hungary, Norway, Canada, Italy, France, Colombia, Austria, New Zealand, Israel, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Iran, Slovak […]