COVID-19: Delta Variant Is Raising the Stakes COVID-19: Delta Variant Is Raising the Stakes
A psychiatrist hopes to change the minds and behaviors of patients who are opting to forgo a COVID vaccine.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Mattel Has Created a Line of Dolls Honoring Frontline Workers, Including Nurse Amy O ’Sullivan Who Appeared on the Cover of TIME
Mattel is honoring frontline workers with dolls modeled on real-life doctors and nurses. Among them is a doll version of Amy O’Sullivan, a nurse at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, who appeared on the cover of TIME for the magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list last year. The doll has hand-painted tattoos, silver hair and the colorful socks O’Sullivan wears every day to work. O’Sullivan was particularly touched by the details of her doppelgänger. “I used to get a hard time from the administrators about my tattoos and my hair and my pants being rolled up. But I didn&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Video » Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19
On June 29, 2021, NIMH hosted the webinar Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the time of COVID-19. This is the video recording of the webinar. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Gender Differences in Bipolar Disorder Across the Life Span Through an Intersectional Lens
On June 10, 2021, NIMH will host a webinar on Gender Differences in Bipolar Disorder Across the Life Span Through an Intersectional Lens. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Simone Biles Medically Cleared to Compete, Wins Bronze Medal Simone Biles Medically Cleared to Compete, Wins Bronze Medal
"I was just happy to be able to perform regardless of the outcome," Biles said."I did it for me, and I was happy to be able to compete one more time."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

AHA News: Protecting Children ’ s Mental Health as They Head Back to School
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Mental Illness Admission Prevalence Highest in Ages 18 –44 Mental Illness Admission Prevalence Highest in Ages 18 –44
Mental and/or substance use disorders are ranked among the top five diagnoses for hospitalized men and women aged 18 –44 years, according to a new report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Where Have All the Women in Sports Gone? Where Have All the Women in Sports Gone?
COVID-19 has had a significant effect on female participation in sport. What does a post-pandemic world of sport look like for women? How will this affect their bodies and minds?Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Blog Source Type: news

AHN names Mannarino to lead psychiatric, behavioral health division
Dr. Anthony Mannarino has been named to chair the AHN Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Institute. Mannarino, the vice chair and a professor of psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine, will replace the retiring Dr. Patton VanMeter Nickell. Mannarino takes over Nov. 1. Mannarino will be in charge of the institute’s three divisions, inpatient units and outpatient clinics and facult y, as well as the psychiatric residency program and other fellowships. He has also been director of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Incidence and outcomes of eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, British Journal of Psychiatry
Summary There are concerns that eating disorders have become commoner during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Using the electronic health records of 5.2 million people aged under 30, mostly in the USA, we show that the diagnostic incidence was 15.3% higher in 2020 overall compared with previous years (relative risk 1.15, 95% CI 1.12 −1.19). The relative risk increased steadily from March 2020 onwards, exceeding 1.5 by the end of the year. The increase occurred solely in females, and primarily related to teenagers and anorexia nervosa. A higher proportion of patients with eating disorders in 2020 had ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dance Class May Offer Health Benefits in Postmenopausal Women
At 16 weeks, thrice - weekly 90 - minute dance intervention linked to improvements in measures of physical, mental health (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Reckoning With America's Alarming Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Reckoning With America's Alarming Rise in Anti-Asian Hate
Psychiatrist Lorenzo Norris, MD, on the urgent mental health crisis presented by racism and hate directed at Asian American communities.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Video » Mental Health Research Awards for Investigators Early in their Career in Low and Middle-Income Countries
A technical assistance webinar on mental health research awards for investigators early in their career in low and middle-income countries. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19
On June 29, 2021, NIMH will host a webinar on Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

COVID-19, Hearings on Jan. 6 Attack Reignite Interest in PTSD COVID-19, Hearings on Jan. 6 Attack Reignite Interest in PTSD
COVID-19 –related PTSD and the hearings on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol have reignited interest in PTSD diagnosis and treatment.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

What Does Return to In-Person Psychiatry Mean for You? What Does Return to In-Person Psychiatry Mean for You?
After more than a year of disruption to how we practice, this latest transition presents its own new challenges, says Dr Drew Ramsey.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Gender differences in the associations of multiple psychiatric and chronic conditions with major depressive disorder among patients with opioid use disorder - Nwabueze C, Elom H, Liu S, Walter SM, Sha Z, Acevedo P, Liu Y, Su BB, Xu C, Piamjariyakul U, Wang K.
PURPOSE: The study examined the associations of multiple psychiatric and chronic conditions with the self-reported history of major depressive disorder (MDD) among patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and tested whether the associations differed by gend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Decreasing psychiatric emergency visits, but stable addiction emergency visits, during CoViD-19-a time series analysis 10 months into the pandemic - H åkansson A, Grudet C.
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has been suspected to increase mental health problems, but also to possibly lead to a decreased treatment seeking, for example due to fear of attending hospital. Early findings demonstrate decreased treatment seeking for m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Pandemic and Mental Health in LTC: Assessing the Impact, Searching for a Path Forward
The year 2020 brought many changes to assisted living and long-term care communities that staff, residents, and families were not prepared for. In a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic infiltrated senior living spaces and brought medical challenges, isolation, and emotional trauma. Residents went through quarantine periods and social withdrawal to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but tragically some communities still experienced a death rate as high as 50%. The impact of losing friends, the fear of contracting the virus, and the lack of connection with loved ones have led to psychiatric problems in older adults t...
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Nicole Coniglio Tags: Behavioral Health Source Type: news

Economic evaluation of a crisis residential program - Olmstead TA, Rathouz PJ, Casey KA, Abzug TA, Strakowski SM.
This study assessed the cost savings to the local health care system from using a 16-bed crisis residential facility (the Inn) in Austin, Texas, instead of hospitalization, for individuals with acute psychiatric illness (N=1,364) during FY2017-FY2019. Heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Receiving threatening or obscene messages from a partner and mental health, self-harm and suicidality: results from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey - McManus S, Bebbington PE, Tanczer L, Scott S, Howard LM.
PURPOSE: Threatening or obscene messaging is repeated, unwanted texts, emails, letters or cards experienced by the recipient as threatening or obscene, and causing fear, alarm or distress. It is rarely examined as an aspect of intimate partner violence. We... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Role of occupational therapy in reducing and managing violence among mental health inpatients: a scoping review protocol - Bell D, Hallett N.
INTRODUCTION: Violence is pervasive among psychiatric inpatients and has profound consequences for its victims, its perpetrators and mental health services. Currently, the unique contribution of occupational therapists to reducing and managing violence amo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Enhancing motivation and self-efficacy for safety plan use: incorporating motivational interviewing strategies in a brief safety planning intervention for adolescents at risk for suicide - Micol VJ, Prouty D, Czyz EK.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among adolescents in the United States, and risk for recurring suicidal thoughts and behavior remains high after discharge from psychiatric hospitals. Safety planning, a brief intervention wherein the main focu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pandemic - Related School Closures Tied to Poor Mental Health of Students
Much of the poor mental health during school closures tied to established risk factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

One in Four Survivors of COVID - 19 Have Symptoms at Six Months
Fatigue, shortness of breath, and depression are the most common long COVID - 19 symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Some Seniors Report Worsening Mental Health in Pandemic
18.3 percent of respondents aged 50 to 80 years reported worse mental health; 29.0 percent made a lifestyle change to address mental health (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: FY 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2021 (FY 2022)
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the FY 2022 prospective payment rates, outlier threshold, and wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), including psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or Critical Access Hospital. This rule also updates and clarifies the IPF teaching policy with respect to IPF hospital closures and displaced residents, finalizes a technical change to the 2016-based IPF market basket price proxies, and updates quality measures and repor...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

' Alarming' Data on Early Cognitive Decline in Transgender Adults'Alarming' Data on Early Cognitive Decline in Transgender Adults
Middle-aged transgender adults are nearly twice as likely as cisgender peers to report subjective cognitive decline affecting daily life -- and at an earlier age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

3 Powerful Lessons Simone Biles Taught the World 3 Powerful Lessons Simone Biles Taught the World
Simone Biles withdraws from Olympics, proving that mental health should be the real goal.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Blog Source Type: news

Elite Athletes and COVID's Mental Health Tolls Elite Athletes and COVID's Mental Health Tolls
The lead-up to this summer's Olympics has highlighted the unique stresses on the world's best athletes, and the resilience they've shown in battling through them.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Loneliness Raises Opioid Dangers in Seniors: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Testosterone ’ s Ties to Success May Be a Myth
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Pandemic Boosted Paranoia and Conspiracy Theories, Study Confirms
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

ECT Reduces Suicide Risk in Severe Depression: New Data ECT Reduces Suicide Risk in Severe Depression: New Data
Electroconvulsive therapy reduces suicide risk in older psychiatric inpatients with severe depression as well as those with severe depression and comorbid psychosis, a registry-based cohort study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A Case for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination in College Students A Case for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination in College Students
A return to in-person learning is within reach , but universities and colleges can become hot spots. Should COVID-19 vaccination be mandatory for in-person learning?Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry Blog Source Type: news

Let's Talk About Race Let's Talk About Race
How psychiatrists can improve the understanding of the role race plays in psychiatric disorders.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Psychiatric and cognitive comorbidities of persistent post-traumatic headache attributed to mild traumatic brain injury - Ashina H, Al-Khazali HM, Iljazi A, Ashina S, Amin FM, Lipton RB, Schytz HW.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of psychiatric and cognitive comorbidities with persistent post-traumatic headache (PTH) attributed to mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: A total of 100 patients with persistent PTH attributed to m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hospital closed wards after CQC raised patient safety concerns
Staff at a private psychiatric hospital failed to notice a patient had not eaten for five days after admission and was drinking just coffee and cola during this time, Care Quality Commission inspectors found. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Leaders, Advisory Panel Go Head-to-Head Over Aducanumab FDA Leaders, Advisory Panel Go Head-to-Head Over Aducanumab
FDA leaders and members of the advisory panel that recommended against approval of the controversial Alzheimer's drug aducanumab have gone head-to-head in two perspectives published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Acceptability of Assessment App Low in Schizophrenia Patients
Thirty - one percent of participants with schizophrenia spectrum disorders installed app; app remained installed in 70 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mental Health Disorders Tied to Higher COVID - 19 Mortality
Findings show even higher risk among those with severe mental disorders, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Evaluating the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) screener: sensitivity and specificity as a screening tool for mental health disorders among DUI offenders - Nelson SE, LaRaja A, Juviler J, Williams PM.
Background/Purpose: A growing body of evidence suggests that people who are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol are more likely to screen positive for psychiatric disorders than the general population. Additionally, psychiatric comorb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment was correlated with the decreased cortical function in depressed patients under social stress in a working memory task: a pilot study - Ma M, Zhang X, Zhang Y, Su Y, Yan H, Tan H, Zhang D, Yue W.
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common psychiatric disorder associated with working memory (WM) impairment. Neuroimaging studies showed divergent results of the WM process in MDD patients. Stress could affect the occurrence and development... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A syndemic of psychiatric morbidity, substance misuse, violence, and poor physical health among young Scottish men with reduced life expectancy - Coid J, Zhang Y, Bebbington P, Ullrich S, De Stavola B, Bhui K, Tsai AC.
BACKGROUND: Scotland has the shortest life expectancy in Western Europe, driven by high rates of cancer, suicides, alcohol-related causes and drug-related poisonings. These disparities cannot be explained solely by socioeconomic deprivation. Our aim was to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Trust in Science Can Make You Vulnerable to ‘ Pseudoscience ’
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

' Staggering' Increase in Global Dementia Cases Predicted by 2050'Staggering' Increase in Global Dementia Cases Predicted by 2050
Increased access to education around the world may help drive down dementia cases, but the gains could be wiped out by increases in smoking, obesity, and diabetes, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mental Health Disorders Tied to Higher COVID-19 Mortality
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- Mental health disorders are associated with increased COVID-19-related mortality, according to a review published online July 27 in JAMA Psychiatry. Guillaume Fond, M.D., Ph.D., from Aix-Marseille University in France,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity Treatment in Mental Illness: Is Semaglutide a Game Changer? Obesity Treatment in Mental Illness: Is Semaglutide a Game Changer?
Dr Dinah Miller discusses psychiatrists'important role in obesity care, an often overlooked aspect of the profession.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Simone Biles ’ Olympic Team Final Withdrawal Could Help Athletes Put Their Mental Health First
When Simone Biles strode into Ariake Gymnastics Center for the women’s gymnastics team competition on July 27, the expression on her face said it all. Normally all smiles and easy-going, Biles appeared sternly serious and maybe even troubled. That expression only deepened after she landed her vault in the first round. Intending to do a two and a half twisting vault, Biles lost her bearings in midair and only managed one and a half twists. The low difficulty and execution scores only sealed the deal. “That score unfortunately would go up like that for the team, and I felt I robbed them of a couple of tenths when...
Source: TIME: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Could Heavy Marijuana Use Be Driving Rise in Schizophrenia Cases?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news