Declining Physical Activity at Age 12 Tied to Depression at 18 Declining Physical Activity at Age 12 Tied to Depression at 18
In the first study to objectively measure physical activity in teens, investigators found declining physical activity starting at age 12 was linked to an increase in depression scores at age 18.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How Yoga Exercises Its Positive Effect on Depression How Yoga Exercises Its Positive Effect on Depression
Investigators found that practicing yoga was associated with improved mood and increased levels of gamma aminobutyric acid in patients with major depressive disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Another Round of Research Shows Ketamine May Help Alcoholism Another Round of Research Shows Ketamine May Help Alcoholism
More evidence suggests a single infusion of ketamine plus counseling helps alcohol-dependent patients curb their drinking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

From Alcohol to Opioids, Can Doctors Successfully Treat Addiction? From Alcohol to Opioids, Can Doctors Successfully Treat Addiction?
Drug overdoses, especially those involving opioid analgesics, are on the rise. Psychiatrist Lloyd Sederer talks to Medscape about which addiction treatment strategies work.Columbia University Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

Do Your Patients Know You're Burned Out? Do Your Patients Know You're Burned Out?
Do you think your patients have read in the news about physician burnout, and do they pick up on your professional stress and frustration?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Seminal, Highly Anticipated Alzheimer's Trial Falters Seminal, Highly Anticipated Alzheimer's Trial Falters
Top-line results from the phase 2/3 DIAN-TU trial show that neither of two investigational drugs met primary or key secondary outcomes in patients with dominantly inherited Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Walnuts Shell Out Little Protection Against Cognitive Decline Walnuts Shell Out Little Protection Against Cognitive Decline
A study of older adults shows walnuts confer no cognitive benefit in healthy seniors, but offers modest benefit in people with a history of smoking and in those from disadvantaged backgrounds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can Alexa, Other Virtual Assistants, Help With Addiction? Can Alexa, Other Virtual Assistants, Help With Addiction?
That smart device sitting in your den can play music and pull up recipes. But a team of California researchers says these virtual assistants also have the potential to help individuals fight addiction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nurse Accused of Taking Drugs From Patients Pleads Guilty Nurse Accused of Taking Drugs From Patients Pleads Guilty
A Cedar Rapids nurse accused of taking painkillers from hospital patients'intravenous lines and injecting herself has pleaded guilty.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Are Doctors Really at Highest Risk for Suicide? Are Doctors Really at Highest Risk for Suicide?
The numbers are hard to pin down, but that doesn't mean physician suicide isn't a problem, advocates say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Climbing Intervention Effective, Durable for Depression? Climbing Intervention Effective, Durable for Depression?
Bouldering psychotherapy, an intervention that combines a unique style of rock climbing with psychotherapy, may offer an effective and durable treatment option for depression, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Is Anxiety About the Coronavirus Out of Proportion? Is Anxiety About the Coronavirus Out of Proportion?
An expert considers what is fueling anxiety about the latest health scare.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Patients Restrained in ED Report Dehumanization, Lasting Harm Patients Restrained in ED Report Dehumanization, Lasting Harm
Patients presenting to the emergency department with agitation can be challenging, but physically restraining them can cause lasting harm and should be a last resort, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Diuretic a Promising Treatment for Autism Diuretic a Promising Treatment for Autism
The diuretic bumetanide improves some of the core symptoms of autism by decreasing levels of the neurotransmitters gamma-aminobutyric acid, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

First Long-term Data for'Love Hormone' in Adult Autism First Long-term Data for'Love Hormone' in Adult Autism
The hormone and neurotransmitter oxytocin appears to improve repetitive behaviors and attachment problems in adults with autism over the long term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Top Risk Factor for Mental Disorders Identified Top Risk Factor for Mental Disorders Identified
Early life adversity -- including neglect and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse -- is the single biggest risk factor for psychiatric disorders, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The'Single Biggest Contributor' to Medical and Mental Illness The'Single Biggest Contributor' to Medical and Mental Illness
Dr Stephen Strakowski speaks with the authors of a recent review of how childhood maltreatment reshapes the body and brain.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

' Micro-Strategies' May Help Maintain Weight Loss Long Term'Micro-Strategies' May Help Maintain Weight Loss Long Term
Psychological and behavioral strategies around self-monitoring and coping with cravings may underlie the success of commercial weight management programs and should be learned from, say US scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Hikes Bipolar Disorder Risk Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Hikes Bipolar Disorder Risk
The risk of developing bipolar disorder was increased in women with PCOS, possibly because of shared inflammatory pathways, a study has found; metformin may have a protective effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Despite Dangers, Docs Continue to Co-Prescribe Benzos, Opioids Despite Dangers, Docs Continue to Co-Prescribe Benzos, Opioids
Despite well-known dangers and recommendations to the contrary, benzodiazepines and opioids are still commonly co-prescribed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Split on Approval of Non-Opioid for Surgical Pain FDA Panel Split on Approval of Non-Opioid for Surgical Pain
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel was split on recommending approval of bupivacaine to control post-surgical pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Head Injury Data Reinforce Restricted Antipsychotic Use New Head Injury Data Reinforce Restricted Antipsychotic Use
New data on head injury support evidence-based guidance to restrict antipsychotic use in patients with dementia to those with the most severe neuropsychiatric symptoms, and for a short, limited time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Weight, Major Psychiatric Disorders Genetically Linked Weight, Major Psychiatric Disorders Genetically Linked
Among individuals with major psychiatric disorders, genetic risk variants are associated with either increased or decreased body mass index.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid Dropped After Thumbs Down From FDA Advisory Panel Opioid Dropped After Thumbs Down From FDA Advisory Panel
Following a unanimous vote by an FDA advisory panel against recommending approval of a new opioid, the company has withdrawn its NDA and announced it will make no further investment in the drug's development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Diet and Mental Health: The Evidence to Date Diet and Mental Health: The Evidence to Date
Although diet can influence mental health and cognition,"many common beliefs about the health effects of certain foods are not supported by solid evidence," researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Are Your Patients Taking CBD? Are Your Patients Taking CBD?
There is not much science-based information physicians can offer patients about cannabidiol (CBD), but many may be interested in trying it.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Data on First-In-Class Antipsychotic New Data on First-In-Class Antipsychotic
The novel antipsychotic lumateperone significantly improves symptoms of acute psychosis exacerbation with favorable safety and tolerability in phase 3 testing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Intracranial Atherosclerosis Not Linked to Amyloid Intracranial Atherosclerosis Not Linked to Amyloid
Although previous studies have linked vascular risk to Alzheimer's, the current results suggest dementia risk may not be mediated entirely by intracranial atherosclerosis, the authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PET Scan Not Effective for Diagnosis of CTE PET Scan Not Effective for Diagnosis of CTE
An imaging test targeting the tau protein shown to be accurate for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is probably not suitable for detecting chronic traumatic encephalopathy, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Few PCPs Have Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine Few PCPs Have Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine
Fewer than 10% of the nation's primary care physicians have waivers to prescribe buprenorphine, and rural counties with low levels of education are underrepresented, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Repetitive Head Impacts: A One-Two Punch for Pro Fighters? Repetitive Head Impacts: A One-Two Punch for Pro Fighters?
An imaging study of boxers and mixed martial arts professionals reveals differences in immediate and long-term brain changes after repetitive head impacts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Early-Life Exposure to Dogs Linked to Lower Schizophrenia Risk Early-Life Exposure to Dogs Linked to Lower Schizophrenia Risk
Children who grow up with a pet dog are less likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia later on, new research suggests. Cats, however, do not offer the same protection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychiatrist Engaged in Research Misconduct, Says Gov't Watchdog Psychiatrist Engaged in Research Misconduct, Says Gov't Watchdog
"I acknowledge there were regulatory issues raised, which I don't deny, but they were all unintentional," Alexander Neumeister, MD, told Medscape Medical News.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Regular Cannabis Use Linked to Cardiac Abnormalities Regular Cannabis Use Linked to Cardiac Abnormalities
In an observational study, those reporting regular use of cannabis showed potentially adverse features in cardiac structure and function on cardiac imaging. One observer, though, is not convinced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Lumateperone (Caplyta), First-in-Class for Schizophrenia FDA OKs Lumateperone (Caplyta), First-in-Class for Schizophrenia
Lumateperone (Caplyta) is a novel antipsychotic that acts synergistically through the serotonergic, dopaminergic, and glutamatergic systems.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

New Guidance on Care of Transgender Persons for Non-Experts New Guidance on Care of Transgender Persons for Non-Experts
Two leaders of transgender medicine outline best practice contemporary care for the non-expert community to help address the knowledge gap, as more primary care physicians encounter patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Midlife Obesity, Not Diet or Inactivity, Linked to Dementia Risk Midlife Obesity, Not Diet or Inactivity, Linked to Dementia Risk
Midlife obesity, but not poor diet and/or lack of exercise, is linked to a significantly increased risk for dementia later in life in novel findings that challenge previous research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FCC Approves 988 as Suicide Hotline Number FCC Approves 988 as Suicide Hotline Number
The FCC hopes that the new 3-digit number 988 will make it easier for people to get help when they are having suicidal thoughts.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hidden Fentanyl Prompts Call for Routine Screening in EDs Hidden Fentanyl Prompts Call for Routine Screening in EDs
Military veterans visiting a VA hospital psychiatric emergency department tested positive for fentanyl, even though they were not taking opioids, suggesting fentanyl screening should become routine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mindfulness for Hypertension Worth Contemplating Mindfulness for Hypertension Worth Contemplating
Mindfulness training can significantly reduce blood pressure and stress levels in hypertensive patients, early research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Vivitrol Manufacturer Over Bad Ad FDA Warns Vivitrol Manufacturer Over Bad Ad
The FDA takes issue with a print advertisement for Vivitrol that fails to adequately communicate important health warnings and precautions listed in the product labeling, including vulnerability to opioid overdose.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Board Games a Major Win for the Brain Board Games a Major Win for the Brain
Playing board games such as chess, cards, bingo, or crossword puzzles appears to keep the mind sharper in old age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel Major Depression Drug Misses in Phase 3 Topline Results Novel Major Depression Drug Misses in Phase 3 Topline Results
The novel drug SAGE-217 did not meet its primary outcome of reduction in depression scores at day 15 in the phase 3 MOUNTAIN trial, but additional analyses show"supportive" data, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Not All Problem Drinkers May Need Abstinence Not All Problem Drinkers May Need Abstinence
For the right patients, simple behavioral interventions can direct those who drink alcohol excessively back to moderation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Topline Results for Pimavanserin in Dementia-Related Psychosis Topline Results for Pimavanserin in Dementia-Related Psychosis
Topline results from the HARMONY phase 3 study show that pimavanserin significantly reduces risk of relapse of psychosis in patients with dementia-related psychosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brief CBT Lifesaving, Cost-Effective for Suicidal Crises Brief CBT Lifesaving, Cost-Effective for Suicidal Crises
Even in the most conservative analyses, brief CBT likely represents a cost-saving intervention for active-duty soldiers who have experienced a recent suicidal crisis, a new analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The'Checkered' History of Psychiatry's Views on Homosexuality The'Checkered' History of Psychiatry's Views on Homosexuality
Drs Sederer and Drescher discuss how culture shaped views on homosexuality, and further evidence that there is no'gay gene. 'Columbia University Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Cognitive Decline Common in Heart Failure Cognitive Decline Common in Heart Failure
Cognitive decline is also associated with increased mortality rates among patients with heart failure, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Women With Schizophrenia Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Women With Schizophrenia
Meta-analysis shows that women with mental illness are only half as likely to receive screening mammography as the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Rejects High-Dose Naloxone Shot for Opioid Overdose FDA Rejects High-Dose Naloxone Shot for Opioid Overdose
The FDA has nixed approval of a new drug application for Adamis Pharmaceuticals'high-dose naloxone injection for the treatment of opioid overdose, citing a need for more data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news