Treating Cannabis Dependence? Put Away Your Prescription Pad Treating Cannabis Dependence? Put Away Your Prescription Pad
Pharmacotherapies for cannabis use disorder have little evidence of efficacy, explains Dr Peter Yellowlees.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Exercise Cuts Brain Inflammation in First-Episode Psychosis Exercise Cuts Brain Inflammation in First-Episode Psychosis
Aerobic exercise cuts levels of interleukin-6 in patients with first-episode psychosis, suggesting it may be a promising intervention to reduce the effects of brain inflammation in these patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Probiotics May Reduce Rehospitalization in Bipolar Disorder Probiotics May Reduce Rehospitalization in Bipolar Disorder
Dr Drew Ramsey on a small yet striking randomized controlled trial linking the microbiome to episodes of mania in this population.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

US Trans Troops Return to'Dark Days' Under New Policy, Say LGBT+ Groups US Trans Troops Return to'Dark Days' Under New Policy, Say LGBT+ Groups
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Diet May Ease Schizophrenia Symptoms Gluten-Free Diet May Ease Schizophrenia Symptoms
A gluten-free diet may reduce symptoms in a particular subset of patients with schizophrenia, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel Suicide Prediction Tool Goes Beyond Patient Self-Reports Novel Suicide Prediction Tool Goes Beyond Patient Self-Reports
Efforts to refine instruments to predict and prevent suicides should consider clinicians'responses, as well as proposed suicide crisis syndrome DSM criteria, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Smartphone Apps Effective for Mindfulness Program Delivery Smartphone Apps Effective for Mindfulness Program Delivery
Patients with busy schedules that preclude attending weekly mindfulness sessions experience significant reductions in anxiety with a smartphone app-based program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Damage From Alcohol Continues After Abstinence Brain Damage From Alcohol Continues After Abstinence
Damage to the brain caused by alcohol continues during the first few weeks of abstinence, a finding that refutes the notion that the brain begins to normalize immediately after individuals stop drinking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Long-Acting Injectables Yield Similar Benefit in Schizophrenia Long-Acting Injectables Yield Similar Benefit in Schizophrenia
Aripiprazole lauroxil once every 2 months provided similar significant improvement in schizophrenia symptoms as once per month paliperidone palmitate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

High IQ No Protection Against Suicidal Thoughts in Youth High IQ No Protection Against Suicidal Thoughts in Youth
Contrary to the common belief that adolescents who are more intelligent are less likely to contemplate suicide, new research suggests that superior intelligence isn't necessarily protective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Whole-Body Cryotherapy a Hot New Treatment for Depression? Whole-Body Cryotherapy a Hot New Treatment for Depression?
The idea of eventually offering cryotherapy as an adjunct to standard depression treatment has been proposed by investigators after finding the procedure improves mood and depressive symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Should Medical Institutions Return Gifts From Questionable Sources? Should Medical Institutions Return Gifts From Questionable Sources?
Several nonmedical institutions have returned financial gifts from the Sackler family and their company, Purdue Pharma.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Abrupt Discontinuation of Opioids Dangerous, FDA Warns Abrupt Discontinuation of Opioids Dangerous, FDA Warns
Opioid-dependent patients who suddenly stop the medication or rapidly decrease the dose may suffer serious withdrawal symptoms, uncontrolled pain, and psychological distress, the FDA reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Later Increase in BP Meds Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Later Increase in BP Meds
The use of sleeping tablets by older hypertensive patients was linked to a subsequent increase in the use of antihypertensive medication in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PET Imaging Improves MCI, Dementia Diagnoses, Alters Management PET Imaging Improves MCI, Dementia Diagnoses, Alters Management
Amyloid PET imaging in patients with suspected mild cognitive impairment or dementia results in more accurate diagnoses and alters patient management, results of a large, longitudinal study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Denver May OK Personal Use of'Magic Mushrooms'Denver May OK Personal Use of'Magic Mushrooms '
Psychedelic mushrooms could be decriminalized for the first time in more than 50 years in a US city if Denver activists have their way.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Lab Against Marketing Tests Linking Genes, Drug Reaction FDA Warns Lab Against Marketing Tests Linking Genes, Drug Reaction
Inova Genomics is cited for illegally marketing MediMap genetic tests that claim to predict a patient's response to antidepressants and other medications.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears Intermittent Theta-Burst System for Major Depression FDA Clears Intermittent Theta-Burst System for Major Depression
The FDA clearance will let Magstim include intermittent theta-burst stimulation with its Horizon transcranial magnetic stimulation systems for treating major depression, the company announced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

On Consciousness: Explaining the Brain's Beautiful Illusion On Consciousness: Explaining the Brain's Beautiful Illusion
Dr Robert Berezin puts together the puzzle of how our consciousness develops, from its emergence in the womb to its role in shaping our dreams.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training in Addiction Medicine Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training in Addiction Medicine
A number of healthcare institutions are offering fellowships to physicians who want postgraduate training in treating substance use disorders with the same precision as other diseases.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Schizophrenia Risk and Insulin Resistance Intrinsically Linked Schizophrenia Risk and Insulin Resistance Intrinsically Linked
Schizophrenia patients with insulin resistance show diminished response to antipsychotic medication and may require personalized treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Songwriting May Hit the Right Therapeutic Note in PTSD Songwriting May Hit the Right Therapeutic Note in PTSD
A novel songwriting program takes music therapy from passive to active engagement — with significant therapeutic potential in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Virtual Realty App Helps Calm Fear of Heights Virtual Realty App Helps Calm Fear of Heights
An inexpensive self-guided virtual reality app may help patients with acrophobia obtain low-cost and effective help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Three Suicides Tied to School Gun Violence: Experts Speak Out Three Suicides Tied to School Gun Violence: Experts Speak Out
In the wake of three recent suicides linked to mass school shootings, experts are speaking about suicide prevention and the role the media can play.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Combination Therapy for PTSD Provides No Added Benefit Combination Therapy for PTSD Provides No Added Benefit
In the head-to-head PROGRESS trial, there were no significant differences in PTSD outcomes at 24 weeks for trauma-focused psychotherapy plus sertraline vs either treatment alone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Adaa 2019 adaa 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ADAA 2019Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Arrest Made in the Murder of Child Psychiatrist Arrest Made in the Murder of Child Psychiatrist
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a child and adolescent psychiatrist who was found in the trunk of his car on March 7.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Linked to Psychosis in Urban-Dwelling Teens Air Pollution Linked to Psychosis in Urban-Dwelling Teens
This study found that it is also associated with high levels of psychosis in urban adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Brain Stimulator for Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression FDA OKs Brain Stimulator for Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression
Cervella is the first cranial electrotherapy stimulator with electrodes seamlessly integrated into noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Study Linking Autism to'Male Brain' Retracted, Replaced Study Linking Autism to'Male Brain' Retracted, Replaced
The authors of a study that claimed to find a link between typical male brain anatomy and autism spectrum disorder have retracted it and replaced it with a dramatically changed version.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

No Link Between Smoking and Increased Dementia Risk? No Link Between Smoking and Increased Dementia Risk?
This study suggests, however, that it may not increase the risk of dementia because many smokers will die before dementia sets in.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A New Era, and Marketing Plan, for Psychiatry A New Era, and Marketing Plan, for Psychiatry
Marketing in psychiatry: Dr Stephen Strakowski discusses the importance of being clear.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Chronic Medication Use, Polypharmacy Common Among Children Chronic Medication Use, Polypharmacy Common Among Children
One in five children with Medicaid insurance used at least one chronic medication each year and almost 1 in 10 took multiple chronic medications, a large retrospective study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Camera on Google Glass May Boost Social Skills in Kids With ASD Camera on Google Glass May Boost Social Skills in Kids With ASD
Wearable digital technology may help children recognize facial expressions and identify emotions, study authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Cannabis-Linked ED Visits: Smoking vs Eating Matters Cannabis-Linked ED Visits: Smoking vs Eating Matters
Cannabis-related visits to the emergency department spiked in Colorado after marijuana was legalized there, with visits as a result of inhalable use being more frequent than from edible use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Hopes Dashed for Aducanumab in Alzheimer's Disease Hopes Dashed for Aducanumab in Alzheimer's Disease
The phase 3 ENGAGE and EMERGE trials, which were assessing the novel amyloid-B-targeting agent aducanumab for Alzheimer's-related dementia, have been discontinued due to futility.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

High Potency Cannabis Tied to 50% of New Psychosis Cases High Potency Cannabis Tied to 50% of New Psychosis Cases
High potency cannabis may be linked to half of all new cases of psychosis in Amsterdam and about a third in London, two cities where high potency cannabis is widely available.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Brexanolone (Zulresso), First Drug for Postpartum Depression FDA Approves Brexanolone (Zulresso), First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The drug can be given only in a certified facility, and women will have to stay for the entire 2.5 days it takes for the infusion.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

How to Increase Initiation of Depression Treatment How to Increase Initiation of Depression Treatment
Dr Peter Yellowlees talks about interventions to increase depression treatment initiation in primary care patients.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

A Psychiatrist Copes With Her Patient's Suicide A Psychiatrist Copes With Her Patient's Suicide
Dinah Miller, MD, discusses her shock and grief at losing a patient to suicide, and the larger issues it raised about contemporary psychiatry.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

Autism, Depression Tied to Prenatal Maternal Infection Autism, Depression Tied to Prenatal Maternal Infection
A study of more than 1.5 million children suggests those who had been exposed to maternal infection in utero are at significantly greater risk of developing autism or depression during their lifetime.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A Founding Father's Contribution to Mental Health Advocacy A Founding Father's Contribution to Mental Health Advocacy
Dr Drew Ramsey on a historical physician whose face you may know but whose inspiring story you probably do not.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Popular Spice Rivals Stimulant for ADHD Popular Spice Rivals Stimulant for ADHD
The popular and expensive spice saffron appears to be as effective as the stimulant methylphenidate in treating symptoms in youngsters with ADHD, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

America's Opioid Epidemic: Hardest Hit States Identified America's Opioid Epidemic: Hardest Hit States Identified
Three states have the dubious distinction of having the largest numbers of patients admitted to the hospital and/or seen in the emergency department for opioid-related adverse events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Polypharmacy May Cut Rehospitalization Risk in Schizophrenia Polypharmacy May Cut Rehospitalization Risk in Schizophrenia
Some antipsychotic polypharmacy protocols are linked with a lower risk for schizophrenia-related rehospitalization in comparison with monotherapy, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Findings on Polypharmacy in Depression New Findings on Polypharmacy in Depression
Dr Peter Yellowlees talks about mirtazapine added to SSRIs or SNRIs for treatment-resistant depression in primary care.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Long-term HRT Tied to Greater Risk for Alzheimer Disease Long-term HRT Tied to Greater Risk for Alzheimer Disease
' For women in early menopause with bothersome vasomotor symptoms, no compelling evidence exists of cognitive concern from randomized trials,'but'concerns about longer-term use'remain, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Hypnosis Cuts Post-Op Pain, Anxiety in Kids Virtual Reality Hypnosis Cuts Post-Op Pain, Anxiety in Kids
A virtual reality hypnosis technique can reduce the need for postoperative opioids and antianxiety drugs in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Alzheimer Drug Plus SSRI May Cut Depression, Improve Cognition Alzheimer Drug Plus SSRI May Cut Depression, Improve Cognition
Adding the Alzheimer drug memantine to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) may improve depressive symptoms, as well as apathy, anxiety, and cognitive function, in older patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Trial to Test ECT for Severe Agitation in Alzheimer's Trial to Test ECT for Severe Agitation in Alzheimer's
With funding for a new trial secured, electroconvulsive therapy is gaining ground as a possible treatment for treatment-resistant agitation and aggression in patients with Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news