Leo Sher, M.D. We try to get everything done. We do not have enough time to sleep. In a recently published study, after five days with only four hours of sleep, a 10-hour sleep remedied some of the harmful effects of chronic sleep restriction. However, even after an extended sleep, participants still experienced lapses of […]
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The gender factor in life science research: the economic gap between men and women after controlling for professional characteristics
María Dolores Braquehais Conesa, M.D., Ph.D. DesRoches et al. (1) have recently published an interesting study whose aim was to answer three important questions: 1) do the professional activities of life sciences researchers differ by gender?; 2) does professional productivity of researchers still vary by gender?; and, finally, 3) after professionals activities are accounted for, […]
Leo Sher, M.D. The VI Baltic Symposium on Biological Psychiatry was held on April 23, 2010 in Palanga, Lithuania. The theme of the symposium was “Paraphilias and Sexual Abuse.” About 300 clinicians, researchers and public health administrators attended the symposium. Dr. Florence Thibaut, Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of […]
Leo Sher, M.D. Biological Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, an international scientific journal affiliated with the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry and the Lithuanian Society of Biological Psychiatry, invites authors to submit papers. Biological Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology focuses upon clinical and basic science contributions that advance our understanding of the brain and behavior. The journal […]
Leo Sher, M.D. PLoS Medicine, a journal published by the Public Library of Science (2008 Impact Factor = 12.185) has published the article, “Secondary Prevention of Suicide” by Debora Ganz, M. Dolores Braquehais, and Leo Sher. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, […]
Leo Sher, M.D. A new study examined the cross-sectional relationship of chocolate consumption with depressed mood in adult men and women (1). The study conducted at the University of California in San Diego and published in a recent issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that individuals with depressive symptoms eat more chocolate.
Leo Sher, M.D. The British Journal of Psychiatry published a research report suggesting that eating a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression (1). Researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London examined data on diet among about 3,500 middle-aged civil servants, splitting participants into two types […]
Abstracts of the chapters of the following books are now available on our website: Sher L., Vilens A. (editors). Terror and Suicide. Sher L., Vilens A. (editors). Suicide in the Military. Sher L., Vilens A. (editors). War and Suicide. Sher L., Vilens A. (editors). Internet and Suicide. Sher L. (editor). Comorbidity of Depression and Alcohol […]
Steven Lippmann, M.D. The Minnesota nurse who assisted several suicides in recent years has been formally charged with two (2) criminal felony counts of aiding suicide. He reportedly, encouraged a man to hang himself in England and for a teenage girl to drown herself in Canada. Hopefully this will send message to others.
Leo Sher, M.D. The VI Baltic Symposium on Biological Psychiatry will be held on April 23, 2010 in Palanga, Lithuania. The meeting has been organized by Dr. Robertas Bunevicius, the Director of the Institute of Psychophysiology and Rehabilitation of the Kaunas University of Medicine in Palanga, Lithuania, Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry […]