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Laboratory Testing

The Role of Biological Tests in Psychiatric Diagnosis

Allen Frances | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

May has been a dispiriting month for psychiatry and a sad and worrying time for our patients. Three of the leading mental health organizations have squabbled among themselves -- promoting silly and competing 'paradigm shifts' while ignoring the unmet needs of our patients.

Of Mice and Men: Unseen Dangers in Laboratory Protocols

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

New work calls into question the standard model used to assess potentially negative impacts of drugs. If this analysis is correct, we may well be greatly misunderstanding long-term interactions drugs can have on our bodies, both with respect to cancer formation and significant tissue damage.