Practicing Medicine without a License: When Patients and Politicians Play Doctor
BY MICHAEL KIRSCH We’ve all heard the adage, leave it to the professionals.  It’s typically used when an individual has wandered out of his lane.  How many folks go beyond their knowledge and skills with home projects, for example, who must then hire a real professional to mop up the mistakes?  Luckily for me, the only tools that I – a gastroenterologist – know how to use are a colonoscope and an endoscope, so there’s no chance that I will be tempted to perform any plumbing or electrical tasks at home.   Although patients are not medical professionals, they routinely bring me results...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy Medical Marijuana Medical Practice medical professionals michael kirsch politicians Source Type: blogs

Alto Neuroscience raises $60M (equity + credit) to help fix the “trial and error” approach to psychiatric medication
Alto Neuroscience bags $25M for four Phase II drugs (Endpoints News): Another $25 million is flowing the way of a California biotech attempting to fix the “trial and error” system in neuroscience drug R&D. Alto Neuroscience picked up the capital from Alpha Wave Ventures via an extension to its Series B, bringing total equity raised to $100 million since the startup’s 2019 founding. … The approximately 50-employee startup hopes to move past the “trial and error” approach of neuroscience drug development, perhaps most recognizable by the lengths patients have to go through to find the depression meds that act...
Source: SharpBrains - January 31, 2023 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Alpha Wave Ventures Alto Neuroscience behavioral task measurements cognition depression meds EEG activity emotion Genetics K2 HealthVentures sleep Source Type: blogs

PTSD after medical education
Dear Art: On Friday, June 11, 1982, members of the faculty convened to discuss the performance of the psychiatric residents during the last six (6) months. The following is a summation of their comments as they apply to your performance. The faculty’s reaction to your performance was uniformly excellent. There was some comment on your Read more… PTSD after medical education originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Precision psychiatry pioneer Alto Neuroscience raises $35M to advance digital biomarker-to-treatment platform
Alto Neuroscience Raises $35M Series B Financing (FinsMes): Alto Neuroscience, a Los Altos, CA-based neuro-tech company which specializes in precision psychiatry, raises $35M Series B Financing … The company intends to use the funds to advance lead candidates into Phase 2b studies in major depressive disorder … Proceeds from the financing will also be used to progress the company’s artificial intelligence-enabled brain biomarker platform and launch new clinical trials in areas of high unmet medical need. Alto will report Phase 2a data in early 2023 and further anticipates Phase 2b data readouts by early 2024. Led by ...
Source: SharpBrains - November 7, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Technology & Innovation Alto Neuroscience Amit Etkin artificial intelligence brain biomarker EEG activity Major Depressive Disorder neuro-tech precision psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 24 October, 2022.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----This week it is all about your and my data being spurted all over the place by Government and corporates. It is a huge mess and will need real work from all to sort out!-----https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/leadership/australian-institute-of-company-directors-launches-first-steps-towards-cyber-security-regulation/news-sto...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 24, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Kids: Collaboration and Technology Are Key
The following is a guest article by Serrah Linares, Vice President of Partner Sales at Change Healthcare, and Rachel Mack Robinson, Founder and President at DotCom Therapy. Children in America were increasingly struggling with mental health before COVID-19, but the pandemic compounded an already growing crisis. Today in the U.S., nearly one in five children experience a mental health disorder. What’s just as alarming is that for every five children with a mental health disorder, only one will receive treatment. In October 2021, leading pediatric healthcare associations declared a national emergency in child and adolescen...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 19, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AAP American Academy oF Pediatrics API behavioral health CARES Act Change Healthcare CHIP Coronavirus Aid Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
August 25, 2022 Edition-----The big story this week has been the multiple PM story in Australia with ScoMo. What an amazing saga!In the UK there seems to be an impending collapse of the economy coming unless some-one takes some really smart steps real soon now.Relatively the US has seemed pretty calm this week – just waiting for an impending recession – along with China and Europe.Fair to say things globally are pretty messy!-----Major Issues.-----https://www.afr.com/markets/equity-markets/every-investing-trend-misfires-as-stock-bears-are-crushed-20220814-p5b9o2Every investing trend misfires as stock bears are crushedD...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Nurse as Tireless Patient Advocate
As highly respected healthcare professionals who often go above and beyond the call of duty, nurses are natural patient advocates. The nursing process may begin with assessment, but where the rubber hits the road is when nurses go to bat for their patients to make sure they receive the best possible care when they need it most.                                                  &...
Source: Digital Doorway - August 22, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: blogs

Wearable Tracks Mental States
Researchers at New York University have created a wearable system that can measure electrodermal activity, a property of the skin that is influenced by mental states, such as stress or excitement. The system is called Multimodal Intelligent Noninvasive brain state Decoder for Wearable AdapTive Closed-loop arcHitectures (MINDWATCH) and it can assess electrodermal activity by measuring skin conductance. An algorithm developed by the researchers models the activity of sweat glands in the skin as a way to assess changes in electrodermal activity and then infers what this means for a wearer’s mental state. The technology has ...
Source: Medgadget - August 19, 2022 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Psychiatry Telemedicine Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 13th August 2022.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment-----https://ehrintelligence.com/news/va-appoints-functional-champion-for-ehr-modernization-programVA Appoints Functional Champion for EHR Modernization ProgramThe new functional champion appointment will assist the VA EHR Modernization program as it struggles with implementation delays and cost overruns, the VA stated.BySarai RodriguezAugust 05, 2022 - The Depart...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Extracting reliable neurobiological biomarkers for complex subjective experiences isn't easy
"The self is the psychological counterpart of the default mode functionality of the brain. " (Scalabrini et al., 2021).The self studying how " The Self " is represented and constructed by the brain is apex meta-neuroscience.1 We can say that the self is a manifestation (or an illusory byproduct) of activity in thedefault mode network (medial prefrontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex/precuneus, and angular gyrus), but what does this really mean? How do we relate specific neural states to aspects of a changeable self? In a field increasingly focused onremote control of genetically-defined microciruits, pinning down subje...
Source: The Neurocritic - July 31, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

Digital mental health intervention by the World Health Organization (WHO) found to lower anxiety and depression, with improvements maintained at 3 ‑month follow-up
Conclusions: In this study, we found that a guided, digital intervention was effective in reducing depression in displaced people in Lebanon. The guided WHO Step-by-Step intervention we examined should be made available to communities of displaced people that have digital access. The Study in Context: Headspace Health acquires AI-driven digital mental health start-up Sayana The landscape of digital mental health apps: huge unmet needs, quality concerns, app stores asked to ensure transparency The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) shares discussion paper to help empower 8 billion minds via the ethical adoption of digital...
Source: SharpBrains - July 5, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Technology & Innovation anxiety depression digital mental health gratitude exercise mental-disorders positive self-talk post-traumatic stress stress-management well-being Source Type: blogs

Don ’t let medicine crush you
The house is asleep, and I can’t turn off my brain. I just cried my way through an episode of SEAL Team, especially the part where two SEALs are opening up to a psychologist about feeling broken. One says he’s tired of pretending he’s OK that he has PTSD and needs help. Later, he breaksRead more …Don’t let medicine crush you originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 4, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/post-author/sara-r-ahronheim" rel="tag" data-wpel-link="internal" > Dr. Sara R. Ahronheim < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Source Type: blogs

Women, partner violence and pain
As the potential for greater repression of women’s autonomy grows (Afghanistan, United States, Mexico), along with racist and misogynist statements from business leaders (DGL CEO Simon Henry) it’s timely to look at pain in women. We already know that more women than men present with persistent pain (Blyth, n.d.), while women who are seen for their pain are more often misdiagnosed, offered psychiatric medication or psychological intervention only and have their experiences dismissed as “hysterical, fabricated, or nonexistent” (Samulowitz, et al., 2018). My daughter, when attending Emergency Departmen...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - May 8, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Chronic pain Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial gender Health pain management partner violence Source Type: blogs

Childhood and the Traumatized Brain
Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT, Chief Clinical Officer at Cliffside Malibu Childhood experiences can play...The postChildhood and the Traumatized Brain appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - April 14, 2022 Category: Addiction Authors: ebarbour Tags: PTSD brain Childhood Source Type: blogs