Faced With Facism, Anti-Semitism, a Titan of Neuroscience Emerges Faced With Facism, Anti-Semitism, a Titan of Neuroscience Emerges
Rita Levi-Montalcini overcame oppressive sociopolitical obstacles to help scientists understand how the brain and nervous system develop.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID Frontline Docs Concerned About Seeking Mental Health Care COVID Frontline Docs Concerned About Seeking Mental Health Care
A new poll of emergency physicians found many have concerns about stigma for clinicians who seek mental health care, even with the pandemic increasing workplace stresses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Reveals a Neural Basis for Partisan Politics Brain Imaging Reveals a Neural Basis for Partisan Politics
The differences between politically left- and right-leaning individuals may have neural underpinnings, results from a new brain imaging study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

How Is Your'Zoom-side Manner'? How Is Your'Zoom-side Manner'?
Half a year into our experiment in telepsychiatry, Dr Drew Ramsey reflects on what we've lost and gained, and how we can do better.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Is Ketamine Living Up to the Promise for Depression? Is Ketamine Living Up to the Promise for Depression?
Columbia psychiatrist Lloyd Sederer talks with his colleague J. John Mann, a leading ketamine researcher and clinician, about the promise surrounding this treatment and the questions that remain. (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

EEG May Guide Optimal Treatment for PTSD, Major Depression EEG May Guide Optimal Treatment for PTSD, Major Depression
Connectivity patterns on EEG reveal different subtypes of PTSD and major depression that may respond differently to psychotherapy, antidepressants, or brain stimulation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel Dementia Risk Charts Underline the Role of Lifestyle Novel Dementia Risk Charts Underline the Role of Lifestyle
The'pessimistic'belief that an inherited risk for dementia means developing the disease is inevitable is belied by novel 10-year risk charts that emphasize the importance of lifestyle factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Simple Test May Predict Alzheimer's Years Before Symptoms Simple Test May Predict Alzheimer's Years Before Symptoms
Using language variables from a standard test, researchers trained computer models to identify future dementia risk in cognitively normal individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

DOJ Announces Guilty Pleas, $8B Settlement in Purdue Opioid Cases DOJ Announces Guilty Pleas, $8B Settlement in Purdue Opioid Cases
The US Department of Justice today announced global criminal and civil resolution of investigations into Purdue Pharmaceutical and the Sackler family for opioid-related misconduct.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Patients Can Read Your Clinical Notes Starting Nov 2 Patients Can Read Your Clinical Notes Starting Nov 2
Traditionally, clinical notes have been written by doctors for other doctors and various administrators, but a federal mandate now gives patients immediate and easy access too.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Depression Protective Against ECT-Induced Impairment? Depression Protective Against ECT-Induced Impairment?
Patients with severe melancholic or psychotic depression are more likely to respond to ECT. Preliminary evidence indicates they're also protected against ECT-induced cognitive impairment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel Evidence Suggests Apathy Is a'Prodrome' of Dementia Novel Evidence Suggests Apathy Is a'Prodrome' of Dementia
A severe lack of interest in usual activities in older adults may flag increased risk for the development of dementia, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

National Three-Digit Suicide Lifeline to Take Effect in 2022 National Three-Digit Suicide Lifeline to Take Effect in 2022
Beginning in July 2022, Americans experiencing a mental health crisis will be able to dial 9-8-8 and be connected to the services and counselors at a national suicide prevention hotline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Insomnia With Short Sleep Linked to Cognitive Impairment Insomnia With Short Sleep Linked to Cognitive Impairment
This potentially more severe insomnia phenotype is associated with cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and neurocognitive disease, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ketoacidosis in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Worse Memory, IQ Ketoacidosis in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Worse Memory, IQ
Findings might encourage docs to send patients to the emergency department with milder DKA, and ED providers should make sure mild DKA is unlikely to worsen before discharge, says lead author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

More Evidence Anticholinergics Increase MCI Risk More Evidence Anticholinergics Increase MCI Risk
A study of nearly 700 cognitively normal individuals adds to previous evidence that taking anticholinergic medications significantly boosts the risk for subsequent cognitive impairment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19: A Second Wave of Mental Illness'Imminent'COVID-19: A Second Wave of Mental Illness'Imminent '
The magnitude of COVID-19 deaths is a tragedy on a"historic scale" and could lead to prolonged grief, major depression, and posttraumatic stress for millions of Americans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pain Pill Abuse Higher in Adolescent CBD Oil Users Pain Pill Abuse Higher in Adolescent CBD Oil Users
Adolescent users of cannabidiol (CBD) oil are more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors – such as illegally taking prescription pain medications – than peers who don't use CBD, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

New AHA Scientific Statement on Heart Health for LGBTQ Adults New AHA Scientific Statement on Heart Health for LGBTQ Adults
The AHA urges routine check of cardiovascular health and efforts to combat discrimination in the healthcare setting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Survey Explores Mental Health, Services Use in Police Officers Survey Explores Mental Health, Services Use in Police Officers
New research showed 26% of survey respondents screened positive for depression, anxiety, or another psychiatric illness. Although many are willing to seek help, stigma may be preventing that.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Practicing Cognitive Techniques Can Help Athletes Perform Practicing Cognitive Techniques Can Help Athletes Perform
A look at how mental skills influence athletic performance.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Divergent Mental Health Consequences From COVID in Spain, China Divergent Mental Health Consequences From COVID in Spain, China
Spain and China used very different public health responses to the COVID-19 crisis, and that has had significant consequences in terms of the mental health as well as physical healthMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Children's Opioid Harms Vary by Race, Location Children's Opioid Harms Vary by Race, Location
Black children and children living in urban areas are less likely to have opioid-related poisoning or withdrawal but more likely to experience abuse or dependence, according to a study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Use of e-Cigarettes Linked to Sleep Deprivation Use of e-Cigarettes Linked to Sleep Deprivation
Current and former users of e-cigarettes are more likely to report sleep deprivation, compared with those who have never used e-cigarettes, according to a large study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Antipsychotic Added to Antidepressant Linked to Higher Mortality Antipsychotic Added to Antidepressant Linked to Higher Mortality
Adding an atypical antipsychotic to depression treatment is linked to a higher mortality risk than adding a second antidepressant, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Metformin Linked to Reduced Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk Metformin Linked to Reduced Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk
Rates of dementia, cognitive decline in people with type 2 diabetes taking metformin were similar to those without diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Substance Use Tied to Increased COVID-19 Risk Substance Use Tied to Increased COVID-19 Risk
Substance use disorders, particularly opioid addiction and smoking, appear to increase the risk for COVID-19, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

LSD Microdosing to Boost Attention: Too Soon to Tell? LSD Microdosing to Boost Attention: Too Soon to Tell?
Microdosing with LSD is associated with improved mood and increased attention, new research suggests. However, at least one expert believes it's too soon to tell and warns against endorsing microdosing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

LSD Microsdosing to Boost Attention: Too Soon to Tell? LSD Microsdosing to Boost Attention: Too Soon to Tell?
Microdosing with LSD is associated with improved mood and increased attention, new research suggests. However, at least one expert believes it's too soon to tell and warns against endorsing microdosing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

More Than 100 Medical Professionals Charged in Telemedicine Fraud More Than 100 Medical Professionals Charged in Telemedicine Fraud
The US Department of Justice reports doctors, nurses, and others took part in illegal opioid distribution, sober home, and telemedicine fraud.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How Can the Foods We Eat Improve Our Mental Health? How Can the Foods We Eat Improve Our Mental Health?
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Drew Ramsey about the field of nutritional psychology and how to improve conversations about nutrition with patients, as well as what types of foods we should eat more of.WebMD (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

Superfoods and Diets -- What Benefits Our Brain and Mental Health? Superfoods and Diets -- What Benefits Our Brain and Mental Health?
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Drew Ramsey about the field of nutritional psychology and how to improve conversations about nutrition with patients, as well as what types of foods we should eat more of.WebMD (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

Listening to Mozart Helps Calm Epilepsy Listening to Mozart Helps Calm Epilepsy
Listening to Mozart's piano music improves epilepsy, according to a meta-analysis presented at the virtual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

In Disorders of the Heart and Brain, Does Sex Matter? In Disorders of the Heart and Brain, Does Sex Matter?
Clinicians hope that sex will increasingly be considered in clinical trial design and in treating cardiovascular disease comorbid with dementia and depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Troubling Sleep Disorder in Athletes a Sign of CTE? Troubling Sleep Disorder in Athletes a Sign of CTE?
REM sleep behavior disorder in athletes may signal chronic traumatic encephalopathy and suggests brainstem pathologies may be to blame.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Overwhelming Evidence' FDA's Opioid Approval Process Is Shoddy'Overwhelming Evidence' FDA's Opioid Approval Process Is Shoddy
Despite the ongoing US epidemic of misuse, overuse, and diversion of opioids, the FDA set a low bar for approval of these medications over a 20-year period, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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 16, 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