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Exclusive: Burnout service helps more than 800 GPs stay in work in its first year

More than 1,100 GPs have sought help from the GP Health Service since it was set up a year ago to support doctors facing burnout, depression or addiction - and 75% are currently in work, GPonline can reveal.
Source: GP Online News - Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: To improve the quality of the suicide risk assessments, and to better align with Clinical Practice Guidelines, the authors propose redevelopment of clinician training, including focus on cultural competence, and training in confidentiality and privacy relating to an attempted suicide episode. PMID: 29470468 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
This study looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental and behavioural disorders or chronic diseases that were attributable to chronic harmful use of alcohol.Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowLargest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementiaOf the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: alcohol dementia alcohol disorder Alzheimers Dementia chocoholic abuse chronic alcohol abuse dementia care dementia risk early onset dementia Source Type: blogs
DISCUSSION: Mental health services should focus on integrated approaches via multimodal treatment interventions that encapsulate harm reduction and educational initiatives: Despite the modest sample, the findings have emphasized the importance of a broad range of treatment approaches delivered within a unitary delivery system. PMID: 29461932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
Chronic geriatric pain is a complex condition to assess and treat. Older age is associated with several highly prevalent comorbid pain conditions including both musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions.1 The impact of pain in older persons goes far beyond physiologic risks to include impaired cognitive function, depression, sleep disturbance, diminished socialization, increased healthcare use and costs, and impaired functional abilities.2 Despite the prevalence and potential impact, stoic attitudes of older adults in pain, myths about pain being a natural element of aging, and fears about potential addiction, can lead to ...
Source: Geriatric Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
Each of the co-authors worked with Athina Markou, at different stages of our careers and in different capacities, to develop, optimize and utilize animal models of drug addiction and, more generally, mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. Here, we briefly summarize some of our work with Athina, primarily involving the use of the intracranial self-stimulation and intravenous drug self-administration procedures. This work established that excessive consumption of addictive drugs can induce profound dysfunction in brain reward circuits.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This study demonstrates that activation of nAChRs oppositely modulates synaptic potentiation in layers 3 and 6 pyramidal neurons of the mouse insular cortex. These mechanisms may be involved in cellular and synaptic mechanisms of insular cortical changes in nicotine addiction.
Source: European Journal of Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Special Issue Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings provide evidence that depression, neuroticism, and POE affect heroin use. We also found that POE mediates between depression and heroin use. Despite the emotional regulation strategies recommended to help heroin abusers with depression to reduce the likelihood of their heroin use, teaching them with negative attitudes using heroin should also be considered when developing treatments for heroin abusers with depression. SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE: Our findings provide a comprehensive mechanism of addiction that is integrated with emotion, cognition, and personality. Drug-related beliefs and emotio...
Source: American Journal on Addictions - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Addict Source Type: research
When a doctor in your hospital system kills himself, the entire medical staff receives a mass email informing everyone of “Dr. So-and-So’s sudden unexpected death”. Thoughts and prayers for his family and loved ones. Perhaps a link to your Employee Assistance Program is provided, for those who may need counseling or grief assistance.  This is followed later that day with another email detailing the schedule for the final arrangements. Calling hours. Funeral. Directions to the church.Not everyone will have known the physician. So most scan the email and then go about thei...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: The empirical literature can be seen as further documenting the negative health effects of residential schooling, both among former residential school attendees and subsequent generations. Future empirical research should focus on developing a clearer understanding of the aetiology of these effects, and particularly on identifying the characteristics that lead people and communities to be resilient to them. PMID: 29450080 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Public Health Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rev Source Type: research
Hello, Psych Central readers. For this week’s Psychology Around the Net, we’re diving into vibes and what causes us to feel them, how we can use our emotions to cause positive environmental change, ways to help children better understand and practice mindfulness, and more. I’ve chosen to not address the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in this week’s Psychology Around the Net, as many of our Psych Central writers have already and are continuing to do so. I encourage you to browse our latest blog posts for our team’s insights. How Real Are Vibes: Th...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Children and Teens Depression Disorders Green and Environment Mindfulness Psychology Around the Net Recovery Research Substance Abuse Technology Buprenorphine Environmental Threats language Obsessive Behavior selfie Source Type: blogs
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