Most antidepressants ineffective for children

Study reveals some drugs cause harmRelated items from OnMedicaCBT and some antidepressants equally good for depressionAntidepressants double the risk of aggression and suicide in children Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescentsDoctors debate long-term use of psychiatric drugsLithium safe and effective in children with bipolar disorder
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 For decades, students have been taught about the Stanford Prison Experiment, in which volunteers were assigned as either “prisoners” or “guards” in a mock prison. The “guards” in this scenario allegedly became abusive and controlling toward the “prisoners,” thus it was concluded that average people, given power and control, would turn to such negative behavior. But was this a legitimate experiment? New evidence reveals that there was a lot more going on behind the scenes than was originally reported. Listen as we discuss the origin of the experiment, the controversy surro...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Psychology The Psych Central Show Violence and Aggression Gabe Howard Stanford Prison Experiment Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
Suicide is tragically common in our society and yet it’s seldom discussed outside of the mental health community. The media will cover high profile suicide, since they draw attention, but they devote little-to-no time to preventive coverage, since it’s not sexy. Gabe (bipolar) and Michelle (schizophrenic) dive deep into their thoughts about suicide, their suicidal pasts, and what they feel society gets right and wrong when it comes to preventing people from dying by suicide.   SUBSCRIBE         “I thought about suicide as far back as I can remember.” – Gabe How...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Happiness Suicide Source Type: blogs
Lithium is the gold-standard treatment for bipolar disorder, is highly effective in treating major depressive disorder, and has anti-suicidal properties. However, clinicians are increasingly avoiding lithium l...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
The use of substances, such as alcohol, is common among people living with bipolar disorder (BD). Data from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) study showed that 43.6% and 33.6% of adults with BD had experience a comorbid alcohol or drug use disorder respectively during their lifetime, a prevalence estimate that is 5 to 8 times greater than for people without a mental disorder (Regier  et al., 1990). Subsequent studies have confirmed the association between the use of substances and BD,(Hunt et al., 2016) which is concerning because this association increases health morbidity and mortality (Whiteford...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of mental illness was raised in people withpsoriasis and this may lead to a greater risk of self-harm. Nevertheless, having psoriasis does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of suicide. Healthcare professionals caring for patients with psoriasis should continue to monitor and tackle effectively the psychological needs of these individuals. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30007069 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Measures of intrinsic brain organization may have practical value as objective measures of suicide risk and its underlying mechanisms. Further incorporation of serum or cognitive markers and use of a prospective study design are needed to validate and refine the clinical relevance of this candidate biomarker of suicide risk. PMID: 29995357 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
Suicide rates are high and have only been increasing over the years. Over 800,000 people die all over the world by suicide each year. A proportion of the suicides are murder suicides resulting in additional loss of life. Attempts at suicide occur more frequently and we have about one million suicide attempts occurring each year. Suicide is a heart-breaking problem that is growing and needs to be addressed in as many ways as is possible. Understanding the risk factors, knowing the warning signs and what to do about them, is a crucial step. The more the awareness the greater the impact on suicide prevention. Risk Factors f...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Depression General Suicide Source Type: news
We can link grain consumption with causing or worsening some of the most mysterious brain disorders that have eluded the medical community for years, such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, bipolar disorder, and, more recently, autism and ADHD. Are you and your kids unknowingly under the influence of opiates? Opiates come disguised in many forms.   Grains contain opiates. Not figuratively, but quite literally. These opiates are not too different from morphine or heroin. Yes, wheat and grains, cleverly disguised as a multigrain loaf of bread to make sandwiches or a hot, steamy plate of macaroni and cheese for the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates adhd bipolar disorder brain fog concentration Depression diy health Dr. Davis epilepsy grain-free headaches Inflammation mind mood swings OCD opiates schizophrenia undoctored wheat belly Wheat Belly Tot Source Type: blogs
 Sex therapy. The very term is one that produces a flush of embarrassment in many people and is also prone to being misunderstood. But sex therapy is like most other psychotherapy, focusing on how to fix your issues. In this episode, our guest sex therapist talks about what his work consists of, dispelling a few of the misconceptions. He talks about the three main hallmarks of arousal, discusses common problems, such as erectile dysfunction and partners with extremely different libidos, and introduces practices such as “simmering” and “lazy sex.” He also offers some thoughts on polyamory, includi...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Relationships Sexuality The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard Sex Therapy Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a common psychiatric condition that leads to functional disability, poor quality of life, increased suicide risk and reduced life expectancy (Costa et  al., 2015; Gitlin and Miklowitz, 2017; Kessing et al, 2015; Xiao et al., 2016). Since classic Kraepelin´s description of manic-depressive insanity to current psychiatric diagnosis criteria, sleep disturbances are typically described during major mood episodes in BD (Kraepelin, 1921; APA, 2013). A recent study showed that reduced sleep need and insomnia are the most frequent disturbances when in mania and both insomnia and hypers...
Source: Psychiatry Research - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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