Midlife Low BP, Weight Loss, High Blood Sugar Precede Dementia Midlife Low BP, Weight Loss, High Blood Sugar Precede Dementia
Cardiometabolic risk factors are associated with higher dementia risk at midlife. New research suggests that high blood glucose, low blood pressure (BP), and weight loss may increase dementia risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Z' Drugs Significantly Boost in Fracture Risk in Dementia'Z' Drugs Significantly Boost in Fracture Risk in Dementia
Zolpidem and other sedating'Z'drugs increase the overall risk for fracture by 40% and the risk for hip fracture by 59% in patients with dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Unique Brain'Fingerprint' May Predict Therapeutic Response Unique Brain'Fingerprint' May Predict Therapeutic Response
A unique'brain fingerprint'may help identify the most beneficial therapeutic intervention for individual patients, potentially sparing millions from undergoing ineffective treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Poorer Motor Function Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Poorer Motor Function
Children of women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may have a small increased risk of poorer motor development, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Depression More Severe, Persistent in the Elderly Depression More Severe, Persistent in the Elderly
This study confirms these findings and shows them to be independent of psychosocial or health factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How Academia Left Me How Academia Left Me
Dr Nassir Ghaemi on his decision to partially step away from the academic life to accept an industry position.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Why Academia Left Me Why Academia Left Me
Dr Nassir Ghaemi on his decision to partially step away from the academic life to accept an industry position.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

First Postpartum Depression Therapy Promising in Phase 3 Trials First Postpartum Depression Therapy Promising in Phase 3 Trials
The first treatment specifically for postpartum depression quickly decreases both moderate and severe symptoms of the condition, say two new phase 3 trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Does Psychiatry Need'Rebranding'? Does Psychiatry Need'Rebranding'?
Dr Stephen Strakowski on how psychiatry can change its public and professional image.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

High Anxiety: APA Poll Results Highlight Nationwide Worries High Anxiety: APA Poll Results Highlight Nationwide Worries
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Depression: Novel Gene Variants Identified Depression: Novel Gene Variants Identified
Researchers have identified 17 gene variants, 14 of which are novel, that potentially increase the risk for depression, adding to evidence that depression is at least partially a genetic disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prolonged Sitting Tied to Brain Atrophy Prolonged Sitting Tied to Brain Atrophy
The beneficial effects of physical activity on brain health are well documented, but less is known about the impact of sedentary behavior on brain structures that involve memory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Internet Use May Trigger Psychosis Relapse Internet Use May Trigger Psychosis Relapse
Young, unemployed patients with psychosis can get drawn into excessive Internet use that can lead to bad online experiences and even trigger Internet-related relapses, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nicotine Patch May Help Late-Life Depression Nicotine Patch May Help Late-Life Depression
Transdermal nicotine treatment can significantly improve outcomes in nonsmoking patients with late-life depression and cognitive impairment, suggests a new open-label pilot study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Parental Behavior Significantly Influences Kids' Pain Outcomes Parental Behavior Significantly Influences Kids' Pain Outcomes
Parental behavior has a major impact on a child's experience of chronic pain and associated mental health outcomes. New research shows catastrophizing and exhibiting negative emotions, such as anxiety and guilt, affect kids'response to chronic pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pimavanserin May Hold Promise for Alzheimer's Psychosis Pimavanserin May Hold Promise for Alzheimer's Psychosis
Pimavanserin reduced psychosis at 6 weeks in patients with Alzheimer's disease compared with placebo. But at least one expert says the findings may simply be due to chance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

DEA Expands Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment via NPs, PAs DEA Expands Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment via NPs, PAs
Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are now permitted to prescribe and dispense FDA-approved opioid treatment medications, the DEA rules.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Autism Tied to Suicidal Behavior in Teens, Young Adults Autism Tied to Suicidal Behavior in Teens, Young Adults
Adolescents and young adults with autism face have more psychiatric comorbidities than their nonautistic counterparts. New research shows they are also at higher risk for suicide attempts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Varenicline Decreases Heavy Drinking in Male Smokers Varenicline Decreases Heavy Drinking in Male Smokers
Varenicline is FDA-approved as an agent to assist with smoking cessation. A new study suggests it may be useful in reducing heavy drinking in male smokers with comorbid alcohol use disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamins in Pregnancy Linked to Less Autism in Offspring Vitamins in Pregnancy Linked to Less Autism in Offspring
Children of mothers who took folic acid or multivitamins before or during pregnancy were at lower risk for autism spectrum disorder, researchers say, but more research is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Alcohol Abuse: Craving Scores, Predict Relapse Risk Alcohol Abuse: Craving Scores, Predict Relapse Risk
Scores on an alcohol craving assessment scale, combined with early-age drinking, are reliable predictors of long-term relapse risk after discharge from an alcohol addiction treatment program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hormonal Contraceptives Tied to Suicide Hormonal Contraceptives Tied to Suicide
The researchers call for greater awareness of the possibility that hormonal contraceptives can affect mood, particularly in adolescent girls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Popular Stimulation Method May Not'Enhance' Brain Activity Popular Stimulation Method May Not'Enhance' Brain Activity
New research questions the accepted mechanism by which transcranial alternating-current stimulation, a popular noninvasive brain stimulation technique, may improve memory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Unprecedented Advances Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Unprecedented Advances
The opioid epidemic and the growing elderly population underscore the need for effective alternative therapies to treat chronic painMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Trump's Pick for Drug Czar Pulls Out After Investigation Trump's Pick for Drug Czar Pulls Out After Investigation
The decision follows a report by the Washington Post and 60 Minutes that showed Rep. Tom Marino spearheaded legislation that made it harder for the government to police the pharmaceutical industry.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

One Doctor's Ketamine Concern One Doctor's Ketamine Concern
After receiving a solicitation from a ketamine clinic, Dr Jeffrey Lieberman did some digging. What he found troubled him.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Reveals Why Cocaine Habits Are So Hard to Break Brain Imaging Reveals Why Cocaine Habits Are So Hard to Break
A brain imaging study sheds light on why persons addicted to cocaine find it so difficult to quit and why extinction therapy may not work.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Antidepressants in Utero Tied to Psychiatric Disorders in Kids Antidepressants in Utero Tied to Psychiatric Disorders in Kids
In utero antidepressant exposure may increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, and behavioral and emotional disorders in children, a large Danish study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

30th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress 30th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECNP 2017Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Members of Federal Panel on Serious Mental Illness Named Members of Federal Panel on Serious Mental Illness Named
The federal government has named the public members who will serve on a new panel charged with coordinating the response to serious mental illness in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Noninvasive Method May Tell Alzheimer's From FTD Noninvasive Method May Tell Alzheimer's From FTD
A new method using transcranial magnetic stimulation may help differentiate Alzheimer's disease from frontotemporal dementia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

McLean Hospital Top US Adult Psychiatric Hospital McLean Hospital Top US Adult Psychiatric Hospital
McLean Hospital takes the top spot this year on US News and World Report annual ranking of adult psychiatric hospitals, beating out last year's number one, Massachusetts General Hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hybrid MIND Diet May Preserve Cognition, Cut Dementia Risk Hybrid MIND Diet May Preserve Cognition, Cut Dementia Risk
A hybrid diet aimed at maintaining brain health may be key in preserving cognition and reducing dementia risk, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

US Opioid Policies Need Major Overhaul, Experts Say US Opioid Policies Need Major Overhaul, Experts Say
NASEM is calling on regulators to overhaul opioid policies and give more weight to societal risks and benefits when approving or recalling opioid drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medications Boost Academic Performance in ADHD Patients Medications Boost Academic Performance in ADHD Patients
Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have problems with academic achievement, but new research suggests that medication can improve their performance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mega Meta-analysis Shows ECT Mortality'Extremely Rare'Mega Meta-analysis Shows ECT Mortality'Extremely Rare '
Patients and clinicians can be reassured that deaths related to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are very rare, and the incidence appears to be decreasing, according to a huge meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Paliperidone Manufacturer Issues Urgent Recall Paliperidone Manufacturer Issues Urgent Recall
Drug maker Teva has issued a voluntary recall of a single lot of paliperidone extended-release tablets because the drug failed test results for dissolution, which could reduce its efficacy.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Politics Are Sick. Time to Call a Doctor? Politics Are Sick. Time to Call a Doctor?
By infusing government with scientists and clinicians, we might get a healthier democracy, Dr Jeffrey Lieberman argues.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Parent-Delivered CBT May Widen Access to Anxiety Treatment Parent-Delivered CBT May Widen Access to Anxiety Treatment
This study shows that parent-delivered CBT is more cost-effective than therapist-delivered solution-focused brief therapy and is equally effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

EMA Committee Okays Cariprazine (Reagila) for Schizophrenia EMA Committee Okays Cariprazine (Reagila) for Schizophrenia
The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended approval of cariprazine (Reagila, Gedeon Richter) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Climate Change a Disaster for Mental Health, Experts Warn Climate Change a Disaster for Mental Health, Experts Warn
Experts are sounding the alarm about the substantial impact of climate change on mental health, which may include the development of disorders such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Trump May Defund Drug Control Agency During Opioid Crisis Trump May Defund Drug Control Agency During Opioid Crisis
The White House says a proposed 94% budget cut for the Office of National Drug Control Policy would eliminate duplicative programs, one of which funds educational events for opioid prescribers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cannabis May Combat Age-Related Cognitive Decline Cannabis May Combat Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Long-term administration of low-dose THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, rejuvenates the aging brain in mice, and a clinical trial in elderly adults is planned.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Antipsychotics: No Evidence of Long-term Harm Antipsychotics: No Evidence of Long-term Harm
An expert panel finds strong support for the benefits of initial and maintenance antipsychotic therapy and little evidence of long-term harm for patients with schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Quality Measures Define Top-notch Dementia Care New Quality Measures Define Top-notch Dementia Care
New quality measures encourage disclosing the diagnosis to patients and caregivers, assessing pain, and discussing drug and nondrug treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

BMI, Other Patient Factors Help Pinpoint Best Antidepressant BMI, Other Patient Factors Help Pinpoint Best Antidepressant
Current antidepressant prescribing is imprecise, with low remission rates, but individual patient factors, including BMI and individuals'sex, can inform decision-making and improve outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Bunavail for Induction of Opioid Addiction Treatment FDA OKs Bunavail for Induction of Opioid Addiction Treatment
The FDA has broadened the indication for Bunavail (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film to include induction of buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacist News Alert Source Type: news

Psychiatric Meds Boost Risk for Major Fractures Psychiatric Meds Boost Risk for Major Fractures
Psychiatric medications increase fracture risk in exposed patients, and this risk is poorly captured by the FRAX tool normally used to assess 10-year fracture risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Intervention Curbs New Suicide Attempts in At-Risk ED Patients Intervention Curbs New Suicide Attempts in At-Risk ED Patients
Brief interventions in the emergency department (ED) before and after patients are treated for suicidal behavior reduce future suicide attempts relative to usual care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction:'Alarming' Death Rate in Primary Care Opioid Addiction:'Alarming' Death Rate in Primary Care
This study shows surprisingly high rates of mortality from medical causes that affect opioid addicts in primary care settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news