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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

Early Mental Stimulation May Thwart Cognitive Decline Early Mental Stimulation May Thwart Cognitive Decline
Building cognitive reserve through education and complex jobs early in life provides a mental buffer that may protect against age-related mental decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Top Performing' Psychiatric Hospital Under Investigation'Top Performing' Psychiatric Hospital Under Investigation
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is demanding to know why a reportedly troubled psychiatric hospital continues to receive a top-quality rating and is looking into concerns of fraudulent billing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Midlife Exercise Strengthens Cognition Midlife Exercise Strengthens Cognition
Exercise of moderate intensity lasting at least 45 minutes improves cognition in older adults regardless of baseline cognitive status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Exercise May Be Contagious Exercise May Be Contagious
Knowing how far, fast, and long fellow runners run, as shared on a global social network, can influence individuals'running habits, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Antidepressants in Pregnancy: No Link to Autism, ADHD Antidepressants in Pregnancy: No Link to Autism, ADHD
Extensive research has shown a link between maternal use of antidepressants during pregnancy and autism in the offspring. But is the relationship causal? New studies shed light on confounding factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Marijuana Use in Pregnant Teens'Worryingly' High Marijuana Use in Pregnant Teens'Worryingly' High
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brief Screening Tool for Adult ADHD Released Brief Screening Tool for Adult ADHD Released
A new brief screening tool that uses DSM-5 criteria identifies the vast majority of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Most Children With Anxiety Relapse, Regardless of Treatment Most Children With Anxiety Relapse, Regardless of Treatment
Regardless of treatment type, children with anxiety show no significant differences in outcomes or remission. Furthermore, a majority experience relapse and chronic anxiety, new long-term data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Early Intervention Program Tackles Anxiety in Primary Care Early Intervention Program Tackles Anxiety in Primary Care
A behavioral therapy program for the treatment of anxiety in primary care demonstrates benefits to a large patient population who often receive suboptimal treatment -- if any at all.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

When Patients Discriminate Against Doctors When Patients Discriminate Against Doctors
Encounters with discrimination from patients are unfortunately common, yet guidelines for what doctors can do are lacking.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Long-term Opioid Use Major Risk After Surgery Long-term Opioid Use Major Risk After Surgery
Approximately 6% of patients who underwent elective surgery continued filling opioid prescriptions for months after surgery, possibly for reasons independent of postsurgical pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Ketamine, ECT Combo for Late-Life Depression: Mixed Results Ketamine, ECT Combo for Late-Life Depression: Mixed Results
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

When Psychiatry's Cures Were Worse Than the Illness When Psychiatry's Cures Were Worse Than the Illness
Psychiatrist Patrick Lemoine has written a rich history of the field's past treatment transgressions. But he also sees risks of repeating those mistakes in our own times.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

Patient Preference Key to PTSD Treatment Adherence Patient Preference Key to PTSD Treatment Adherence
Adherence and, potentially, a boosting of the chances of success of PTSD treatment may largely depend on giving patients a choice in the type of therapy they receive, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Should Doctors Enter the Political Fray? Should Doctors Enter the Political Fray?
As partisan divides around hot-button medical issues deepen, healthcare workers must decide how, if at all, to enter the political debate.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Common Antibiotic May Treat, Prevent PTSD Common Antibiotic May Treat, Prevent PTSD
The antibiotic doxycycline appears to block the formation of negative thoughts and fear memories, suggesting a potential use in the treatment and prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Preserving Cognition on a Computer Preserving Cognition on a Computer
Dr Peter Yellowlees explores the evidence on using computerized cognitive training to preserve brain function.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference 2017 Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference 2017
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ADAA 2017Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis in America: Experts Call for Action Opioid Crisis in America: Experts Call for Action
The head of NIDA and other experts say stigma still prevents many physicians from effectively treating the thousands of Americans suffering from opioid use disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Motor Problems Detected in Kids at High Risk for Schizophrenia Motor Problems Detected in Kids at High Risk for Schizophrenia
A Danish shows specific but subtle impairments in motor function in 7-year-old children with a familial risk for schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Patient Satisfaction Key to Psychiatry Adherence'Crisis'Patient Satisfaction Key to Psychiatry Adherence'Crisis '
The poor medication adherence that afflicts modern psychiatry could be solved by listening more to what satisfies patients and keeping them engaged in therapy, suggests a US meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news