Discuss religion, spirituality when treating young adults with severe mental illness

(Baylor University) A majority of young adults with severe mental illness -- bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression -- consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has a wide range of symptoms and clinical features that overlap with other diagnostic categories. Diagnosis is important because different disorders respond to different forms of treatment. Differential diagnosis is particularly relevant for distinguishing BPD from bipolar spectrum disorders, requiring a careful evaluation of affective instability and hypomania. BPD may also be confused with major depression, schizophrenia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Source: The Psychiatric Clinics of North America - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that the stigma associated with parenting a child with disabilities may be one mechanism that places such parents at risk for poor health. Efforts to alleviate the stigma associated with developmental disorders or mental health problems may have beneficial effects on health of parents of individuals with such conditions.
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
 Depression is an inconsiderate illness. It doesn’t care whether you have nothing going on or a lot going on. It will strike whenever it feels like it. Depression doesn’t care if you have a home filled with people, family obligations, or even a podcast to record. If this symptom of mental illness wants out, it’s coming out. In this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, our hosts attempt to record an episode, but Gabe breaks down and confides to Michelle that he isn’t doing well. The recorder was running and Gabe’s attempt at faking it until he makes it backfired. However, a...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Depression Source Type: blogs
   Blue is for boys and pink is for girls, right? That depends on what generation you live in. Today, many people disregard such silly color assignments, or at least go for “gender neutral” colors. But a hundred years ago, all the top fashionistas insisted that pink was a masculine color and blue was feminine. Masculinity has long had an identity complex. How much “girly” stuff can a man enjoy without being viewed as non-masculine? Women have redefined femininity, so why can’t men redefine what it means to be masculine? Listen to this week’s episode and you might begin to underst...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Men's Issues The Psych Central Show Women's Issues Gabe Howard Masculinity Psych Central Show Podcast Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2018Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Siri Ranlund, Maria Joao Rosa, Simone de Jong, James H. Cole, Marinos Kyriakopoulos, Cynthia H.Y. Fu, Mitul A. Mehta, Danai DimaAbstractPsychiatric illnesses are complex and polygenic. They are associated with widespread alterations in the brain, which are partly influenced by genetic factors. There have been some attempts to relate polygenic risk scores (PRS) – a measure of the overall genetic risk an individual carries for a disorder – to brain structure using univariate methods. However, PRS are likely associated with dis...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study aims to examine the feasibility of a randomized trial of PSP compared to TAU for people with personality disorder.Trial registrationISRCTN Registry,ISRCTN14994755. Registered on 18 July 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: Drug treatment of older persons with SMI should be part of an overall treatment plan that also has to include social and psychotherapeutic components that address the specific problems of this population. Most importantly, psychiatric pharmacotherapy should consider these risks and the treatment should be tailored to a patient's individual risk profile. Due to a general lack of evidence in this special population, treatment strategies of standard guidelines should be adjusted with special consideration to physiological changes of age. PMID: 30302537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Z Gerontol Geriatr Source Type: research
 People are constantly labeling people who live with mental illness as dramatic, liars, and actors. Society, in general, often thinks people who live with bipolar, schizophrenia, and depression are being insincere when it comes to their illnesses. The reality is that people with mental illness are often being misleading, just not in the way most people think. They will say they are “fine” when they are not. They say they’ll be okay, when they don’t believe that at all. These people don’t want to lose friends or alienate people, and they are afraid of being judged. By saying they are okay ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Ethics & Morality General Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
The field of psychiatric genetics moved forward by leaps and bounds when it deployed its efforts toward aggregating samples and conducting analyses on larger and larger datasets, allowing well-powered and unbiased identification of risk alleles for schizophrenia and other disorders (1). The Enhancing Neuroimaging Genetics through Meta-analysis (ENGIMA) consortium is helping to create this type of major field change for work on the structural variation associated with psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
We have reported that, compared to controls, there are lower levels of [3H]LY341495 binding in Brodmann's area (BA) 24, but not BA 17 or 46, from subjects with major depressive disorders (MDD) (McOmish et al., 2016). [3H]LY341495 binding was not altered in those three cortical regions from subjects with bipolar disorders (BD) or schizophrenia. As [3H]LY341495 binds to the mammalian metabotropic glutamate receptors (GRM) 2 and 3 (Johnson et al., 1999; Wright et al., 2001), our data is consistent with the notion that there is a decrease in the total number of GRM2 plus GRM3 in BA 24 from subjects with MDD.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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