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How President Trump may be radicalizing Muslim children
“We don’t want them here.” President Trump could not have sent a clearer message to Muslim children around the world. In the eyes of our nation’s elected leader, these kids are not wanted in the United States. Trump’s immigration policies have been focused on keeping “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the United States, but research in child psychiatry suggests that his rhetoric and policies have the potential to backfire, creating a hotbed for terrorists both at home and abroad. What’s even more frightening — these new terrorists may very well be children. According to a report from the Combatin...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jack-turban" rel="tag" > Jack Turban < /a > Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: May 20, 2017
Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at how human psychology is costing us money, how walking and creativity might have developed together, how anger and depression are connected, and more. Enjoy! Your Psychology Is Costing You Money: Here’s How To Fight Back: Does human psychology make playing the “waiting game” look more attractive to us, and how could we benefit from choosing to wait rather than choosing instant gratification? Why We Shouldn’t Stigmatize Mentally Ill Prisoners: Dr. Elizabeth Ford, Chief of Psychiatry for Correctional Health Services for...
Source: World of Psychology - May 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Anger Children and Teens Creativity Depression Grief and Loss Memory and Perception Money and Financial Psychology Psychology Around the Net body brain childhood grief Communication Crimi Source Type: blogs

What do physical gait, movement, and apparent drive tell us about each other?
Two sisters (religious order, not biological relation, as far as I know) live in one of the condos across from us. They are very nice, older ladies, warm and pleasant, always ready with a kind word and a smile as they see others in the complex come and go. They seem, at least on casual observation, to lead very busy lives. They rise early, heading out to do whatever it is sisters do in the world nowadays. One drives a minivan, one a small, nondescript sedan. All pretty ordinary, I suppose, except for one thing that always strikes me about one of them. Sister gets up early most mornings. She almost always beats me out of th...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/greg-smith" rel="tag" > Greg Smith, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary care Source Type: blogs

Mothers and Substance Use
By Christopher Welsh, MD Women have some unique challenges when it comes to alcohol, tobacco and drug use and misuse. These differences are based on both biology and culturally defined expectations of women. Hormonal changes, the menstrual cycle, fertility issues, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause can all impact a woman’s use of substances. Women often use smaller amounts of a substance for shorter amounts of time before developing a problem. They also may have greater physical problems from their substance misuse. Alcohol, tobacco and drug use during pregnancy can present significant problems for both the mother a...
Source: Life in a Medical Center - May 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UMMC Tags: Health Tips Source Type: blogs

Is Suicide Contagion Real?
With the popularity of the Netflix hit teenage high school show, “13 Reasons Why,” there’s been some debate among mental health care professionals and researchers as to whether an actual “suicide contagion” exists. Would such a contagion effect apply to something like a fictional TV series? Is suicide contagion a real thing? And if so, is it really something we need to be concerned about as much in this day and age of instant entertainment and information available on the Internet, where people’s graphic depictions of self harm and suicide stories are always just a single click away for ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Celebrities Children and Teens General Minding the Media Research Suicide Technology 13 Reasons Why depiction of suicide is suicide contagious suicidal contagion Suicide contagion suicide in movies suicide on tv Source Type: blogs

Why Johnny Never Finishes Things. Explain Adult ADHD
Why Johnny Never Finishes Things By Charles Part of #ExplainAdultADHD.  A campaign to fight ignorance, misinformation, and stigma about adult ADHD. “Why Johnny Never Finishes Things When they’re hyper-focused, nobody beats an Adder! ADD, to me, is a memory problem, and the tendency to hyper-focus merely an adaptation. The ADDER knows, at some level, that if they don’t finish the current task now, they’re likely not going to remember to come back to it. An ADDER usually has an astounding number of unfinished projects that will testify to this fundamental truth, and they don’t want yet another...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

How Faith Helps Depression
This study links the protective benefit of spirituality or religion to previous studies that identified large expanses of cortical thinning in specific regions of the brains of adult offspring of families at high risk for major depression. A previous study by Miller and her team published in September 2011 in The American Journal of Psychiatry showed a 76 percent decrease in major depression in adults who said they highly valued spirituality or religiosity, and whose parents suffered from the disease. Faith Assigns Meaning to Suffering All religious traditions, especially the Jewish and Christian faiths, offer plenty ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Depression Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Research Spirituality Belief Bipolar Disorder Faith Religion Source Type: blogs

Myth: I Space Out Because I Don ’ t Care. Explain Adult ADHD
Myth: I Space Out Because I Don’t Care. By Bruce Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. “Myth: I Space Out Because I Don’t Care. By Bruce. Actually: – I do generally want to be polite and listen. – Even when it’s my bos...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Mental health and new models of care: lessons from the vanguards
This report draws on recent research with vanguard sites in England, conducted in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It finds that where new models of care have been used to remove the barriers between mental health and other parts of the health system, local professionals saw this as being highly valuable in improving care for patients and service users. It concludes that there remains much to be done to fully embed mental health into integrated care teams, primary care, urgent and emergency care pathways, and in work on population health.ReportBlog Nine principles for success: integrating mental health ...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - May 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Join Us At APA!
It's days away: the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting will be in San Diego.  I'd like to tell you about the talks we'll be involved in and invite you to come listen and participate. Please do come say hello!--------------------To search for sessions by topic or presenter, go to this link:http://s4.goeshow.com/apa/annual/2017/itinerary_planner.cfm Session ID: 3019 Symposium Outpatient Commitment: A Tour of the Practices Across States Date: Tuesday, May 23 Time: 8:00 AM –11:00 AM Speakers: Chair: Dinah Miller (Maryland) Presenter: Ryan C. Bell, M.D., J.D. (New York State) Presenter: Kimberly ...
Source: Shrink Rap - May 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

The Reality of Conversion Disorder
Stress is widely defined as a constraining force or influence. Sooner or later, it affects everyone. Most of the time, it’s temporary, but what happens when it’s not? Long term emotional stress can frequently occur with past trauma, producing a series of real and sometimes dangerous medical consequences. Often times a patient who is suffering from severe pain and does not receive a medical diagnosis, fears that a doctor may label the situation as “Just stress”. But when “Just stress” manifests physically, it should be handled with just as much care as any physically produced injury or disease. Conversi...
Source: World of Psychology - May 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Anxiety and Panic Disorders Dissociative Stress Anxious Thoughts Conversion Disorder Dissociation functional neurological symptom disorder Hysteria hysterical blindness stress reduction Source Type: blogs

Hunting and Attention. Explain Adult ADHD
Hunting and Attention by John Martyn Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Crowdsourcing ADHD adults to help reduce ignorance and stigma by non-ADHD adults against our fellow adults with ADHD. Share the most important point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD, I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Anonymously or full name. Hunting and Attention “Hunting – ADD’s are great hunters because they TAKE EVERYTHING IN. This attribute is great for tracking down business connections, sales o...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - May 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

I had depression, and my fellow doctors treated me horribly
I have lived for some time with depression. Most of the time, it is nagging in the background, helped by exercise, family and friends. But a few times, despite my best efforts, it has gotten out of control. At the middle of my chief year in November, it came to a head. I was under tremendous pressure to apply for fellowship when I didn’t think it was what was best for me, while simultaneously trying to save a failing relationship and manage hours and responsibilities that only increased throughout my training. At one point all I could do was wake up, make it to the hospital 10-minutes late, work a 14-hour day and return ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/anonymous" rel="tag" > Anonymous < /a > Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Loneliness May Increase Dementia Risk, Heart Attacks and Stroke
A study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry has found that people who feel lonely are significantly more at risk for developing dementia. The study, headed by Tjalling Jan Holwerda of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, found that participants who reported feeling lonely, no matter how many friends and family surrounded them, were more likely to experience dementia than those who didn’t feel lonely. The team focused on approximately 2,200 older adults living in Amsterdam, ages 65 to 86. None of the participants exhibited signs of dementia and none of them lived in faciliti...
Source: Minding Our Elders - May 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

3 Things to Know about Mother-Child Relationships
By Sarah Edwards, DO Healthy moms = healthy children and families. Healthy moms are essential to building children’s healthy brains and helping everyone in the family grow well and love well. Maternal depression, anxiety and stress can affect how a mother interacts and develops a relationship with her baby. Babies need a safe and stable connection with a caregiver for social, emotional and cognitive development. If this attachment is not strong, it can have lasting effects on a child’s brain, and puts children at risk for behavior and emotional problems. Family bonding is key to a healthy family. The good news is that...
Source: Life in a Medical Center - May 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UMMC Tags: Children's Health Health Tips Kids Source Type: blogs

Overcoming Sorrow
“Sorrow comes to all… Perfect reality is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better and yet you are sure to be happy again.” – Abraham Lincoln Sorrow is the opposite of happiness, yet both are part of human existence. Like life and death and the changing of seasons, it should be familiar enough to recognize that things have a sequence. Sometimes that sequence is a time of birth or rebirth, a creative force that erases failure and negativity. Other times, however, there’s a clearly defined sense of decay, lack of progress, mistakes and endings. The key to overcoming sorro...
Source: World of Psychology - May 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Depression Family Grief and Loss Happiness Inspiration & Hope Marriage and Divorce Self-Help Breakups Broken Heart grieving Sadness Seasonal Affective Disorder Source Type: blogs

Looking for Empathy in All the Wrong Places: Bizarre Cases of Factitious Disorder
art byZdzis ław BeksińskiFactitious disorder is a rare psychiatric condition where an individual deliberately induces or fabricates an ailment because of a desire to fulfill the role of a sick person. This differs from garden varietymalingering, where an individual feigns illness for secondary gain (drug seeking, financial gain, avoidance of work, etc.). The primary goal in factitious disorder is to garner attention and sympathy from caregivers and medical staff.The psychiatric handbookDSM-5 identifiestwo types of factitious disorder:Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self (formerly known asMunchausen syndrome when the feign...
Source: The Neurocritic - May 14, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: May 13, 2017
Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers the psychology of to-do lists, why a high self-esteem doesn’t mean you’ll be successful, a genetic location related to anorexia nervosa, and more. The Psychology of the To-Do List: Why Your Brain Loves Ordered Tasks: Dr. David Cohen believes those of us who live by our to-do lists love them because they tone down anxiety, provide us with structure, and show proof of what we’ve achieved for the day, week, or month. A Psychologist Explains Why Self-Esteem Is a ‘Sham’: At least in terms of success. According to psy...
Source: World of Psychology - May 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Anorexia Brain and Behavior Children and Teens Disorders Eating Disorders Health-related Psychology Psychology Around the Net Research Self-Esteem Technology Anorexia Nervosa anxiety celiac disease Dr. David Cohen Genetics Source Type: blogs

6 Ways to Ensure You Don ’t Miss Out on Your Opportunities
“The way in which people miss their opportunities is melancholy.” – Elizabeth von Arnim It’s a sad and terrible thing to be engulfed in melancholy. Fortunately, for most of us, such a devastating emotional state is rare and temporary. Anyone who remains lost in sadness for an extended period should seek professional help. Everyone else must find effective ways to overcome melancholy and get on with their lives. This is most important for any number of reasons, not the least of which is that when you’re mired in melancholy, you’ll miss opportunities. Don’t miss your opportunities because you’ve given in and ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Depression General Inspiration & Hope Motivation and Inspiration Self-Esteem Success & Achievement goals Melancholy missing out Mood Disorder Opportunity Sadness Source Type: blogs

MDCalc Launches Long-Awaited Android App: Exclusive Interview
MDCalc, makers of popular online clinically useful calculators, has been around for over 12 years, and is still owned and run by the two practicing docs who founded it, Dr. Graham Walker and Dr. Joe Habboushe. Interestingly, MDCalc has seen its largest growth in the past three years, adding dozens of new calculators and swelling its number of users. As the founders quickly pointed out, while speaking with Medgadget, they have traditionally included only the most reliable and validated scores, knowing full well that other services often include everything under the sun, which may be confusing to doctors. The iOS version of...
Source: Medgadget - May 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alice Ferng Tags: Exclusive Net News Source Type: blogs

Help people let go of struggling and move toward valued living
She didn’t seem obviously depressed as I entered the room. “So, we have you taking a good dose of both antidepressants now,” I said. “How are you doing?” “I feel about the same.” “Have you done anything lately that could have made you feel a little better?” “I’m not sure …” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/a-country-doctor" rel="tag" > A Country Doctor, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Virtual Human Patients Effective for Practicing for Difficult to Present Diagnoses
For many doctors, being able to have a compassionate but frank discussion with a newly diagnosed patient is one of the most difficult parts of the job. Medical Cyberworlds, a Madison, Wisconsin firm, developed interactive software called MPathic-VR that lets medical students and clinicians practice difficult interactions. The software actually looks and listens to the user in order to produce a natural conversational flow with a virtual patient on the screen. As an example, the patient in the video below gets quite emotional at a poor presentation of a diagnosis, but with proper demeanor and respect given, she is calmed do...
Source: Medgadget - May 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: News Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Accepting Repetitive Alzheimer's Behavior as the New Normal
It was only after I finally understood that the behaviors my mother was engaging in were normal for a person living with Alzheimer's disease that I was able to finally accept Alzheimer's.I contemplated the problem for years.how can you stop a person that has Alzheimer's disease from asking the same question over and over?How can you stop a person living with Alzheimer's disease fromengaging in the same behaviors over and over?Help me.10 Things a Person Living with Dementia Would Tell You If They CouldBy Bob DeMarcohttp://www.alzheimersreadingroom.comWe enlisted the advice of a geriatric psychiatrist to help us come up with...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - May 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's awareness alzheimer's care Alzheimer's Dementia care of dementia patients at home caregiving dementia care family caregiving memory care facility searches related to alzheimer's Source Type: blogs

What I Would Do Differently if I Were Diagnosed with Depression Today?
Someone in recovery circles once told me that if you have one foot in the past and another in the future, you are essentially peeing on the present. I try to remember that when I’m engulfed in regret — obsessing about all the things I did wrong in the past and wishing to God I had made different decisions. However, writing about my mistakes has always been healing for me because I’d like to think this small action could possibly prevent someone else from making the same ones. If I can help a young person or anyone who has recently been diagnosed with depression take a more direct route to healing, it seems irresp...
Source: World of Psychology - May 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Depression Medications Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Psychiatry Stress Suicide Treatment Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode Epigenetics Major Depressive Disorder Melancholy Neuroplasticity Sa Source Type: blogs

What this medical student learned after working with foster children
During my two years off from medical school, I’ve been volunteering as a court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. And I’ve spent a lot of time reading about how these kids’ experiences could affect the rest of their lives. The seminal research on this happened in the late 1990s using data from more 17,000 Kaiser patients. What the researchers found was that patients who reported more adverse childhood experiences were more likely to suffer from such long-term medical conditions as heart disease, liver disease, stroke, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — diseases...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/natalia-birgisson" rel="tag" > Natalia Birgisson < /a > Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Negotiated Rates: What No One Talks About in Health Care Legislation
Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation for the American Health Care Act, the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act, or as some would call it, Trumpcare versus Obamacare.  The American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association (and many other medical societies) oppose the new legislation.  An enormous concern is that the new legislation won't require insurance companies to cover preexisting conditions, or require coverage for mental health treatment or prenatal/maternity care.  Over the coming years, the new legislation is predicted to leave 24 million more Ame...
Source: Shrink Rap - May 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

The truth about long-term antidepressant use
A great piece today in the Guardian by Aida Edemariam. Good to see such a comprehensive piece of reporting in the mainstream media. This what you and I know has happened to many of us, but at the same time GSK continues to deny is a major health crisis because of Seroxat (and other SSRIs). In the UK, as the High Court action moves ever closer to trial, GSK and their expensive legal team still have their collective head in the sand – at least that’s their public stance. I believe that for many years GSK has known about the problems Seroxat causes while you take it, about the terrible problems people have wit...
Source: seroxat secrets... - May 6, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Anti-depressant David Healy GSK Seroxat SSRI Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: May 6, 2017
Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! May is Mental Health Awareness Month (or, “Mental Health Month”), but of course you knew that, didn’t you? Whether or not you did, Mental Health America (which started Mental Health Month way back in 1949) has provided a ton of information for individuals and organizations to help them promote mental health awareness this month. There’s even a handy dandy toolkit you can download. Go check it out and get busy this month! But before you do, check out this week’s Psychology Around the Net which covers political correctness personalities, how Alzheimer̵...
Source: World of Psychology - May 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Alzheimer's Antidepressant Caregivers Children and Teens Depression Disorders Medications Personality Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry Psychology Psychology Around the Net Relationships Research Technology World Mental Health D Source Type: blogs

It ’s time for psychodynamically informed clinical thinking
In a world of diverse mental health treatments and treatment settings, psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy have lost their former prominence.  Only a small fraction of patients have the time, money, and interest to engage in long-term, open-ended mental exploration — even if doing so would get to the root of their problems and lead to lasting improvement. More commonly, emotional distress is dealt with in emergency departments, in crisis clinics, on the medical and surgical floors of hospitals, in short-stay psychiatric inpatient units, and in non-clinical settings such as schools and prisons.  ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 5, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/steven-reidbord" rel="tag" > Steven Reidbord, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

There she was, hanging in our closet
No matter how well the one you love ornaments your life, they should never be an ornament. Meaning — you should never have to find them hanging in the closet like it’s some tree where each broken branch represents sadness, sickness and issues that only make sense in hindsight. That metaphorical tree was as astonishing as Christmas morning yet as terrible as a Halloween horror. And although surreal — like Dali painted some sort of twisted, melted reality on my wall — it suddenly made sense. You see, five minutes prior, I was sitting in bed less than fifteen feet from the disaster. I had the usual headphones on w...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 4, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jacqueline-cory-russo" rel="tag" > Jacqueline Cory Russo < /a > Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 180
This article reviews lavage cases called in to a state poison center and finds that while numbers are down, many of the ones performed were inappropriate. Bottom line, better education needs to be done to stress when and where it’s useful. Ingestions within 60 minutes of presentation of enough drug to have a serious toxic effect and where there’s no available antidote should prompt consideration for lavage in conjunction with a toxicologist when possible. Recommended by: Anand Swaminathan Toxicology Nelson CJ et al. Morbidity and mortality associated with medications used in the treatment of depression: an ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nudrat Rashid Tags: Education General Surgery Infectious Disease Intensive Care Microbiology R&R in the FASTLANE Resuscitation Social Media Toxicology Toxicology and Toxinology critical care Emergency Medicine literature recommendations research a Source Type: blogs

Maternal Mental Health Matters
MAY 3, 2017 IS WORLD MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY #maternalMHmatters Today is World Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day, and we’re helping to bring attention to an important health issue and available treatment options. Worldwide, as many as one in five women experience some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD). PMADs include postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder and others. “There is still this myth that pregnancy is blissful and if you don’t enjoy pregnancy and having your baby, there’s something wrong with you,” says Patricia Widra, MD, assis...
Source: Life in a Medical Center - May 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UMMC Tags: Women's Health anxiety disorder maternal mental health mood disorder patricia widra PMAD Source Type: blogs

Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In researching this yearly event I was surprised to learn that it started back in the 1940’s as a weekly observance and eventually expanded to include the entire month of May. In 2013, then President Barack Obama signed a proclamation stating his commitment to mental health and confirming May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year there is a different theme. Some past themes include What Mental Illness Feels Like, and Pathways to Wellness. This year’s theme is Risky Business. Mental Health America, the organization that started Mental Health Awareness Month, explains...
Source: World of Psychology - May 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Mental Disorder Mental Health Awareness Mental Illness Psychiatry Psychology Stigma stigmatizing Source Type: blogs

The Ketamine Papers: Science, Therapy & Transformation
BY SUNEEL RATAAN The Ketamine Papers serves as an essential window into the rapidly accelerating application of the anesthetic cum party drug ketamine to individuals with disorders such as treatment-resistant depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, the book’s release coincides with other psychedelics, MDMA (aka ‘Ecstasy’) and psilocybin, being cleared for late-phase clinical trials as therapeutic adjuncts for the treatment and – dare we say – cure of those and related disorders, a process that will still take some years. Given what seems to be an increasing explosion of interest in the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Ecstasy LSD MDMA Psilocybin PTSD Source Type: blogs

Restoring Equity To The Health Law Debate
Millions of Americans suffer every day because we sidelined one word from our health reform debates: equity. They endure health systems that treat them as second-class patients. They undergo partial procedures because it is all they can afford. They seek emergent treatment years after preventive therapies were indicated. They die waiting for undelivered care. The public debate around the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is the latest reminder that health care is, well, complicated. Care is delivered by many practitioners. Costs march inexorably upward. Change one part of the system, and it affects many other parts of our fr...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - May 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Abraham Nussbaum Tags: Costs and Spending Featured Health Equity Insurance and Coverage Population Health Public Health Quality American Health Care Act Archie Cochrane Colorado Health Reform Source Type: blogs

Why You Need Me. Explain Adult ADHD
Why You Need Me By Linda. Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. Reducing stigma and ignorance against ADHD adults by crowdsourcing our creativity and persuasion powers to help our fellow adults with ADHD. Share one, not three specific point you want non-ADDers to know about what it’s really like living with Adult ADHD and I post it on my blog & share it on social media with the hashtag #ExplainAdultADHD and encourage others to share it. Why You Need Me “I am a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. I have been told that I am a poor student, and don’t know how to study “properly”. That may be true. I have n...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

The impact of the CHC theory of intelligence: Impacting other disciplines and applied applications
In a prior post I documented the global impact of the CHC theory of intelligence.  Another indicator of the impact of the CHC model and taxonomy is how it has been recognized and used forimportant research functions in psychology, other disciplines, and applied settings. A number of diverse examples are summarized here.The common CHC nomenclature assists different researchers better understand what they are measuring and facilitates better communication between and among professionals and scholars (McGrew, 1997). The CHC taxonomy has been used to organize meta-analyses that investigate the relations between cognitive ...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - April 28, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CHC chc impact CHC theory Source Type: blogs

Towards Interventions Across the Autism Spectrum
In the second of two messages for Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon talks about NIMH funding of research aimed at developing interventions and services for people across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder. (Source: NIMH Directors Blog)
Source: NIMH Directors Blog - April 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: blogs

A letter from my med student self to me now
Dear Me, MD: Now that you have opened this letter, you may have graduated or maybe you just matched into residency — somewhere, anywhere, hopefully?! As you read this, it should be some time during spring 2017. But, you never know, sometimes the train derails, and it takes a little longer than expected, so forgive yourself if that is the case. You learned a while back that the fast lane is overrated so never mind months or years. You now have the degree that you worked so tirelessly for; the one they told you that you would never get; the degree that bears the title I know you will probably never feel is real. So why did...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 25, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/danielle-bottalico" rel="tag" > Danielle Bottalico < /a > Tags: Education Medical school Source Type: blogs

It ’s Time to Rethink Educational Start Times (REST)
We all know that sleep is important for our kids. So important, in fact, that a simple thing like what time school starts in the morning can affect levels of happiness, depression, illness, even suicide. It’s time for a change. The American Academy of Pediatrics just endorsed new Sleep Guidelines published last week by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (Attached). Because these guidelines are brand new (April 13, 2017) and supported by two speciality societies, I believe this is the strongest paper to start with about the scope of the problem. Among other things, the guidelines say: “Sleeping the number o...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - April 24, 2017 Category: Child Development Authors: Dr. Alan Greene Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

May 6th, New York City: Anticipating and Shaping the Neuropsychology of the Future
Heads-up about an upcoming joint meeting by the New York Neuropsychology Group and the Psychology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences. What: Neuropsychology of the future and how we can prepare for it today When: Saturday May 6th, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm Where: Podell Auditorium in Bernstein Pavilion, Mount Sinai Beth Israel 10 Nathan D Perlman Place NY, NY 10003 The Focus Please join prominent neuropsychologists and industry leaders to explore the future of neuropsychology and how you can harness recent findings and technologies to prepare for impending changes. As we see the intersection of neuropsychology with ot...
Source: SharpBrains - April 24, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology future neuropsychologists Neuropsychology New York Academy of Sciences New-York-City Pearson Source Type: blogs

What Is The Most Important Thing You Want Non-ADHD Adults To Know About Adult ADHD? Explain It Here, Anonymously Or Full Name
Problem:  Have you ever been treated like crap because you have ADHD? Has your self-esteem ever been damaged by how other people treat you because you have adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? The purpose of this campaign is to spread the word on what it really feels like to have adult ADHD. So non-ADHD adults can understand us better and do less shaming or humiliation of us for having a genetically inherited neurodevelopmental condition, i.e., stigmatizing us. As someone who has been coaching adults with ADHD since 2003, runs an Adult ADHD support group and has ADHD, I’ve heard these ignorant stigmatizi...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Explain One Point About Adult ADHD To Non-ADHD Adults Source Type: blogs

Words Matter: The Way Physicians Deliver “Bad News” Can Result in Detrimental Consequences
Delivering medical diagnosis is a sensitive practice that requires deliberate and thought out action. Of course, this isn ’t always the case, and sometimes patients receive bad news in a way that might feel cold and apathetic. The American Journal of Roentgenology recently published areportdocumenting two cases in which patients committed suicide after receiving letters from their physicians detailing “bad news”. The report ultimately determined that doctors should take precautions when delivering an unwanted diagnosis, and that “bad news” is best expressed in person.In the first case, an Israeli man who suffered...
Source: radRounds - April 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

The Importance of ’ 13 Reasons Why ’ and It ’ s Reflection of Teen Mental Health
This article does include spoilers for the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”. On March 31, 2017 Netflix released a new series titled, “13 Reasons Why”, based off the book by author Jay Asher. This series depicts a young man, Clay Jensen, and his journey to bring justice for his friend Hannah Baker. Hannah, a seventeen-year-old high school junior with nothing but the future before her, took her life on a seemingly calm afternoon. Why is this important? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that in individuals between the ages of 10 and 24 years old, suicide is the third leading cause of death. ...
Source: World of Psychology - April 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Haley Elizabeth Roberts, LBSW Tags: Children and Teens Depression Minding the Media Movie Review Research Self-Esteem Students Success & Achievement Suicide Trauma 13 Reasons Why bullying Harassment High School Netflix Rape sexting Sexual Assault sexual a Source Type: blogs

10 Famous People with Depression, Bipolar Disorder or Both
Whenever I hit a depression rut, where I feel disabled by the illness and therefore pathetic for being brought to my knees by a bunch of thoughts, it helps me to review celebrities — esteemed politicians, actors, musicians, comedians, astronauts, writers, and athletes — that I admire from both the past and present who have also wrestled the demons of depression and bipolar disorder. I feel less alone knowing that this infuriating condition doesn’t discriminate, and that I’m fighting alongside some of the world’s most talented and accomplished people. Here are a few of the luminaries that have, ov...
Source: World of Psychology - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Bipolar Celebrities Depression Inspiration & Hope Ashley Judd Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Ii Disorder Brooke Shields Depressive Episode famous Jared Padalecki Manic Episode Matt Lauer Mood Disorder Winston Churchill Wynonna Judd Source Type: blogs

A strengths-based approach to autism
At our son’s 18-month checkup five years ago, our pediatrician expressed concern. Gio wasn’t using any words, and would become so frustrated he would bang his head on the ground. Still, my husband and I were in denial. We dragged our feet. Meanwhile, our son grunted and screamed; people said things. Finally we started therapy with early intervention services. A few months later, after hundreds of pages of behavior questionnaires for us and hours of testing for Gio, we heard the words: “Your son meets criteria for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder…” Our journey has taken us through several behavioral app...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Children's Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

World Congress ADHD Family Day In Vancouver April 23rd
ADHD Family Day will be on Sunday, April 23rd 2017, 8.30 am -4.30 pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre East thanks to the 6th World Congress on ADHD and Caddac. Only $50. Please help get the word out.  Topics > How the Understanding of ADHD has changed > ADHD in the Classroom > Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a new perspective > ADHD and Coexisting Disorders > A Punishment- Free Alternative to Dealing with Challenging Kids > ADHD in Adults, early and late onset, sleep and health > Understanding Medication Treatment Featured Speakers Dr. Thomas Brown Director Brown Clinic for Attention & Rela...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - April 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pete Quily Tags: ADD / ADHD Conferences and Workshops Vancouver Source Type: blogs

These 5 ‘ Powers ’ Can Boost Your Golden Years
After a lifetime of hard work, thousands of baby boomers are retiring in record numbers across the globe. Like any life transition, embarking on the transition from working life to retirement can be wrought with challenges and stressors, especially for those forced into retirement. Yet, it also opens up a window of opportunity to take a few simple steps to secure a healthy and happy retirement. After retirement, some people plummet down the slippery slope to physical and mental health decline and premature death, while others are rejuvenated by the positive health effects of retirement and protect themselves from the bad,...
Source: World of Psychology - April 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Aging Brain Blogger Exercise & Fitness Friends Happiness Mindfulness Publishers Research Self-Help Baby Boomers Carla Clark PhD Confidence driving golden years Lifestyle Change Loneliness Meaningful Life Mental Health o Source Type: blogs

Binge drinking continues to rise — particularly among women and seniors
Women usually welcome news that the gender gap in pay or leadership positions is closing. But lately we’ve been learning that women are also gaining parity in another respect: alcohol consumption. A new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health indicates that the rate of drinking in general, and binge drinking in particular, is rising faster among women ages 60 or older than among their male contemporaries. When the researchers analyzed data from National Health Interview Surveys from 1997 through 2014, they found that the proportion of older women drinkers increased at a rate of 1.6% a year, compared w...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beverly Merz Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Women's Health Source Type: blogs

Age at MS Diagnosis Varies by Latitude
Which came first: better education of medical practitioners in a particular area of the world to look for symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) earlier, or the actual earlier onset of MS in that part of the world? Well, if the findings published in December 2016 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry are correct, it appears that it may be the latter. Using data on 22,162 people with MS from the MSBase registry, researchers determined that people living in higher latitudes — from 50° to 56° north and south — were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a full two years earlier than similar people living...
Source: Life with MS - April 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Trevis Gleason Tags: multiple sclerosis awareness MS and family MS Around the Globe MS fatigue Newly diagnosed research trevis gleason Source Type: blogs