Xylazine-Laced Fentanyl Overdose: 'Make Sure They're Breathing'
(MedPage Today) -- With rising reports of the veterinary sedative xylazine -- also known as "tranq" -- being mixed in with illicit fentanyl, physicians should be aware that the clinical endpoint for "reversing" an overdose should be that the... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 1, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

CDC Issues New Guidance on Identifying, Responding to Suicide Clusters
(MedPage Today) -- The CDC has issued new guidance -- its first since 1988 -- on identifying and responding to clusters of suicide, as tens of thousands of lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Though suicide clusters are rare, they... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 29, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Abdominal Fat and Dementia; Mask Ban Lawsuit Tossed; FDA Rejects Psych Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. In middle-age men with high Alzheimer's dementia risk, higher pancreatic fat was linked with lower cognition and brain volumes. (Obesity) The Department of Justice... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 28, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Psilocybin-Related Calls to U.S. Poison Centers Rise Among Youths
(MedPage Today) -- Calls to poison centers about psilocybin among adolescents and young adults shot up after U.S. states and cities began decriminalizing the compound, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. National Poison Data System ... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 28, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Trump, Biden, and Cognition
(MedPage Today) -- The 2024 ballot may have the oldest pairing of presidential candidates, with President Joe Biden at age 81 and former President Donald Trump at age 77. Each candidate has publicly shown moments of forgetfulness in recent weeks... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 27, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Health Workers Push for Their Own Confidential Mental Health Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- States are redefining when medical professionals can get mental health treatment without risking notifying the boards that regulate their licenses. Too often, healthcare workers wait to seek counseling or addiction treatment... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 25, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Supplements Fail Compared With Generic Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Galantamine sold as prescription generic drugs was labeled accurately and free of contamination, but galantamine sold as dietary supplements was not, an analysis showed. Across 10 brands of dietary supplements, the actual quantity... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 24, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Wendy Williams' Dementia; 48% Back 16-Week Abortion Ban; Hospital Sues Quadriplegic
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Former talk show host Wendy Williams, 59, was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia -- the same form of dementia as actor Bruce... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 23, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What We Can Learn From the 2023 Lunar New Year Shootings
(MedPage Today) -- What was supposed to be a time of happiness and optimism for a new beginning was ruptured by tragedy and terror. In late January 2023, two horrific mass shootings targeted Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 23, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Mental Illness?
(MedPage Today) -- The ketogenic diet has long been known for its use in treatment-resistant epilepsy, but attention is now turning to its potential benefits in mental illness as well. Could something as simple as a diet actually improve notoriously... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 22, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Acupuncture Tops Sham for Easing PTSD in Combat Veterans
(MedPage Today) -- Acupuncture outperformed "sham" needling in clinical and biological measures of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans, a prospective randomized trial showed. In the intention-to-treat analysis, there... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 22, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

MDMA for PTSD Under FDA Review; GLP-1 for Opioid Cravings; ADHD an Evolutionary Aid?
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA is currently reviewing midomafetamine capsules -- an MDMA-containing therapeutic -- as a potential post-traumatic stress disorder treatment to be used in combination with psychological intervention based on the phase... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 21, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Some People Who Attempt Suicide Do Not Meet Criteria for Psychiatric Disorders
(MedPage Today) -- Approximately 20% of people who attempted suicide did not meet criteria for a psychiatric disorder, challenging clinical consensus on who is at risk for suicidal behavior, according to a cross-sectional study. Using data from... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 21, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

A Pacemaker for the Brain Helped a Woman With Crippling Depression
(MedPage Today) -- Emily Hollenbeck lived with a deep, recurring depression she likened to a black hole, where gravity felt so strong and her limbs so heavy she could barely move. She knew the illness could kill her. Both of her parents had taken... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 21, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Largest COVID Vax Safety Study; Kratom Deaths Rising; Gov. Threatens Hospital Chain
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. An analysis based on 99 million people globally who received COVID-19 vaccines confirmed previously established safety signals for myocarditis, pericarditis, Guillain... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 21, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news