OTC'Brain Boosters' May Pose Serious Risks, Experts Say OTC'Brain Boosters' May Pose Serious Risks, Experts Say
Over-the-counter supplements advertised to improve memory and cognitive function may contained unapproved pharmaceutical drugs in potentially dangerous combinations and dosages, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Orders Stronger Warnings on Benzodiazepines FDA Orders Stronger Warnings on Benzodiazepines
The FDA wants updated boxed warnings on benzodiazepines to reflect the'serious'risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions associated with these medications.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Breathing Enriched Oxygen May Improve Major Depression Breathing Enriched Oxygen May Improve Major Depression
Breathing enriched oxygen on a nightly basis may lead to clinically meaningful symptomatic improvement in mild to moderate major depression, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can Awe and Wonder Boost Healthy Emotions? Can Awe and Wonder Boost Healthy Emotions?
A recent study reported greater joy and prosocial positive emotions in people who cultivated their sense of awe and childlike wonder. Dr F. Perry Wilson comments.Medscape (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Even Moderate Drinking May Raise Hypertension Risk in Diabetes Even Moderate Drinking May Raise Hypertension Risk in Diabetes
Moderate alcohol use is thought to have a cardioprotective effect, but a new study points to an increased risk of hypertension with such use in patients with T2D.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Low-Level Light Therapy Safe for TBI in Humans Low-Level Light Therapy Safe for TBI in Humans
The first trial of its kind in humans has concluded that low-level infrared light therapy not only is safe after mild TBI but also positively affects the brain in a measurable manner.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention? Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention?
The SSRI escitalopram appears to lower amyloid-beta levels in cerebrospinal fluid of cognitively normal older adults, suggesting a potential role for these drugs in preventing Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ECG Promising for Predicting Major Depression, Treatment Response ECG Promising for Predicting Major Depression, Treatment Response
The resting heart rate of patients with major depression may offer clues as to how well they will respond to antidepressant therapy, and may even predict disease onset, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Passing Out From Alcohol Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk Passing Out From Alcohol Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk
Alcohol-induced loss of consciousness is associated with a doubling of the risk for subsequent dementia, regardless of overall alcohol consumption, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia? Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia?
Individuals with alcohol use disorder have higher rates of dementia, and new research suggests that thiamine deficiency might play a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Gut a New Therapeutic Target for Major Depression? The Gut a New Therapeutic Target for Major Depression?
Unique bacterial profiles in the gut microbiota of patients with major depression, particularly in those with treatment-resistant disease, suggest dietary interventions may be worth trying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Reassuring Findings on SSRIs and Diabetes Risk in Kids Reassuring Findings on SSRIs and Diabetes Risk in Kids
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are associated with a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents than previously reported, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sleep Loss Unleashes Anger Sleep Loss Unleashes Anger
In a series of studies, researchers found that sleep loss consistently increased anger in response to environmental frustration, competitive interactions, and everyday moments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Counterintuitive Findings for Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Counterintuitive Findings for Domestic Violence During COVID-19
Despite predictions there would be a"shadow pandemic" of intimate partner violence during COVID-19, new research suggests there was no such increase – at least in the early stages of the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can the Brain'Bounce Back' From Decline With Lifestyle Change? Can the Brain'Bounce Back' From Decline With Lifestyle Change?
Adults with subjective cognitive decline showed improved cognition after an 8-week lifestyle intervention, suggesting that lifestyle-based changes may modify the course of age-related cognitive decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Worry Over Family, Friends the Main Driver of COVID-19 Stress Worry Over Family, Friends the Main Driver of COVID-19 Stress
Most individuals are worried about COVID-19, but this study suggests that many are more worried about their families getting sick than about themselves.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nighttime Smartphone Use a Bad Call for Male Fertility? Nighttime Smartphone Use a Bad Call for Male Fertility?
A new study shows a link between reduced sperm quality and greater exposure to short-wavelength light emitted from smartphones and tablets in the evening and after bedtime.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Failure of Omega-3s to Prevent, Slow Alzheimer's Explained? Failure of Omega-3s to Prevent, Slow Alzheimer's Explained?
Supplementation with the docosahexaenoic acid omega-3 fatty acid causes substantial increases in plasma concentrations, but increases in the brain are much less pronounced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Schizophrenia Treatment Guideline Released New Schizophrenia Treatment Guideline Released
The APA's new guideline offers comprehensive recommendations for management and treatment of schizophrenia from initial assessment to pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' No Mobile Phone' Phobia Tied to Sleep Problems in College Kids'No Mobile Phone' Phobia Tied to Sleep Problems in College Kids
Nine in 10 college students suffer'nomophobia'— a fear of being out of mobile phone contact — a phenomenon that is associated with sleepiness and poor sleep habits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Mindfulness at Work' Program Cuts HCP Stress Levels'Mindfulness at Work' Program Cuts HCP Stress Levels
This study suggests a brief mindfulness program might help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Role of Structural Racism in Delayed Autism Diagnoses The Role of Structural Racism in Delayed Autism Diagnoses
This study the need to further understand – and act on – the disproportionate burden of intellectual disability comorbidity among these children, the investigators say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nightmares: An Independent Risk Factor for Heart Disease? Nightmares: An Independent Risk Factor for Heart Disease?
A study finds a correlation between frequent nightmares and cardiovascular disease in relatively young military veterans after controlling for posttraumatic stress disorder, smoking, and depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New COVID-19 Stigma: Widespread Shunning of Healthcare Workers New COVID-19 Stigma: Widespread Shunning of Healthcare Workers
Despite public shows of support, unfounded fear and subsequent avoidance of healthcare workers during COVID-19 is widespread, a new survey shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Teen Suicide Data Reveal Groups at Highest Risk New Teen Suicide Data Reveal Groups at Highest Risk
"Adolescence...represents a time for expanded identity development, with sexual identity development representing a complex, multidimensional, and often stressful process for youths."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Yoga for Anxiety: Surprising Findings Yoga for Anxiety: Surprising Findings
There was some"good news/bad news" for kundalini yoga in a randomized trial comparing it, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and stress education for patients with generalized anxiety disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Anorexia May Stunt Young Women's Growth Anorexia May Stunt Young Women's Growth
Individuals with AN lose an unhealthy amount of weight through dieting, sometimes along with excessive exercise, binge eating, and/or purging, which may impact the growth and future height of teenage girls, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

First Proposed Evidence-Based Guideline for Alzheimer's Prevention First Proposed Evidence-Based Guideline for Alzheimer's Prevention
New findings from a large systematic review and meta-analysis reveal 10 key Alzheimer's risk factors, which have led to the publication of the first evidence-based pathway to disease prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COVID-19:'Record' Spike in Internet Anxiety, Panic Queries COVID-19:'Record' Spike in Internet Anxiety, Panic Queries
The number of people searching the Internet for information about anxiety and panic attacks has reached an all-time high since the onset of the pandemic, suggesting more calming messaging is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Disease May Affect Sleep Patterns Alzheimer's Disease May Affect Sleep Patterns
Although Alzheimer's disease can affect sleep patterns, disturbed sleep does not cause AD, new research suggests. There was also no apparent causal relationship between depression and AD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Brain Stimulation Device to Help Smokers Quit FDA Clears First Brain Stimulation Device to Help Smokers Quit
The BrainsWay deep TMS system with H4-coil targets addiction-related brain circuits and is indicated as an aid for short-term smoking cessation in adults.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Aggression Influenced by Genetic, Environmental Factors Aggression Influenced by Genetic, Environmental Factors
Aggression in individuals is influenced by genetic and environmental factors, but can be reduced with treatment, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pearls for Administering Cognitive Exams During the Pandemic Pearls for Administering Cognitive Exams During the Pandemic
Patients are sometimes labeled'poor historians'if they can't recollect medical history. Clinicians at the bedside should focus on why a patient cannot give a narrative account of his or her illness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Interpersonal Therapy Addresses the Transitions of COVID-19 Interpersonal Therapy Addresses the Transitions of COVID-19
Emerging research suggests that frontline medical workers are especially at risk for developing psychological distress.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Anxiety Disorders Begin Earlier in Life, Differ by Gender Anxiety Disorders Begin Earlier in Life, Differ by Gender
How anxiety disorders manifest in childhood and adolescence, and how to treat them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Are Aging Physicians a Burden? Are Aging Physicians a Burden?
In many ways, physicians are characterized in society by their astuteness, intelligence, and high ethical standards. Patients should trust that those physicians have the cognitive tools to heal them.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

More Evidence Links Gum Disease and Dementia Risk More Evidence Links Gum Disease and Dementia Risk
New data suggest that gum disease may be predictive of later development of dementia, highlighting the importance of emphasizing good oral hygiene to all patients, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

APA Tackles Structural Racism in Psychiatry, Itself APA Tackles Structural Racism in Psychiatry, Itself
A new APA task force aims to address structural and institutional racism in psychiatry.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

West Virginia Doctor Convicted of Illegal Opioid Distribution West Virginia Doctor Convicted of Illegal Opioid Distribution
The physician met one patient in parking lots and used the prescriptions to curry sexual favour with her, according to the Department of Justice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Drug Overdoses Masquerading as Sudden Cardiac Death Common Drug Overdoses Masquerading as Sudden Cardiac Death Common
Drug overdose deaths are often misclassified as deaths from sudden cardiac arrest, leading to inaccurate estimates of the opioid overdose burden.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Former Surgeon General Stresses Personal Connection Former Surgeon General Stresses Personal Connection
Vivek Murthy, MD, explains that as people are being told to distance themselves from each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, having a'people-centered life'is more important than ever.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Isolation, Anxiety'Really Reinforce' Eating Disorders COVID Isolation, Anxiety'Really Reinforce' Eating Disorders
Stockpiling of food at home because of lockdowns can be a temptation to overeating for the average individual. But some people with eating disorders may avoid keeping the necessary food stocks on hand.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A Doctor Conquers His Demons A Doctor Conquers His Demons
In his new book, Dr Adam Hill recounts how he overcame his struggle with depression and alcoholism.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Cognitive Impairment in 9/11 Responders Tied to Brain Atrophy Cognitive Impairment in 9/11 Responders Tied to Brain Atrophy
First responders to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, who have cognitive impairment show reduced cortical thickness across multiple brain regions commonly affected by Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Okays New Indication for Esketamine Nasal Spray FDA Okays New Indication for Esketamine Nasal Spray
Esketamine nasal spray (Spravato), taken with an oral antidepressant, is now indicated in adults with major depression with acute suicidal ideation or behavior.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Excessive Alcohol Use Contributes to 93,000 US Deaths Annually Excessive Alcohol Use Contributes to 93,000 US Deaths Annually
Excessive alcohol use in the US remains a leading cause of preventable death and is responsible for 29 years of potential life lost per death, according to a new report from the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Plasma Exchange'Encouraging' as Novel Alzheimer's Treatment Plasma Exchange'Encouraging' as Novel Alzheimer's Treatment
Plasma exchange with albumin replacement was associated with a 60% decrease in functional and cognitive decline in patients with moderate Alzheimer's disease, the phase 2b/3 AMBAR study reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19 and the'Echo Pandemic' of Suicide and Mental Illness COVID-19 and the'Echo Pandemic' of Suicide and Mental Illness
Projections show a dire road ahead, given an unprecedented moment of converging crises. Drs Lorenzo Norris and Roger McIntyre discuss how we might avoid it.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Microbiome Research'Opening Doors' to New Alzheimer's Treatments Microbiome Research'Opening Doors' to New Alzheimer's Treatments
Research into the microbiome is yielding some positive new potential treatment options for Alzheimer's disease, according to George T. Grossberg, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

P-tau217 Differentiates AD vs Other Neurodegenerative Conditions P-tau217 Differentiates AD vs Other Neurodegenerative Conditions
P-tau217 levels in blood can distinguish Alzheimer's disease from other neurodegenerative conditions, and may detect the disease up to 20 years before symptoms develop, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news