Prediction Models for Suicide: Not Yet Ready Prediction Models for Suicide: Not Yet Ready
Dr Peter Yellowlees on the critical concerns that a new systematic review and simulation study reveal about these models.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

The Most Effective Therapies for Treating Bipolar Disorder
You’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or maybe your loved one has. And you’re wondering, what’s the best treatment? What actually works? What the heck do I do? Because bipolar disorder is a chronic, complex condition, managing it can feel overwhelming and downright confusing. But thankfully there are effective, research-based treatments that really work. Medication is the mainstay of treatment. However, the best way to treat bipolar disorder is with a comprehensive approach, which includes “ongoing psychosocial interventions to help maintain health and to respond to breakthrough symptoms whe...
Source: Psych Central - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder treatment Cbt IPSRT managing bipolar disorder opposite action Source Type: news

Open Communication Helps Teens Manage Type 1 Diabetes
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Diabetes, News, Source Type: news

Loneliness Common in Urban-Dwelling, Mid-Aged Women Loneliness Common in Urban-Dwelling, Mid-Aged Women
Caregiver responsibilities and relationships of poor quality are contributors to severe loneliness in urban women, but supportive relationships may be a protective factor, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Collaboration, innovation, and time: a shared journey through child psychiatric consultation in the school setting - Coffey S, Latta L, Mueller H, Flanders S.
About 20% of students in U.S. communities have diagnoses of emotional and behavioral disturbances. Even when mental health services are in place, students and teachers often struggle in the classroom. In this column, the authors describe a partnership with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gratitude Journaling Boosts Wellness in Psychiatry Residents Gratitude Journaling Boosts Wellness in Psychiatry Residents
Gratitude journaling can improve quality of life by boosting feelings of well-being among psychiatry residents, but getting residents to stick to it is a challenge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Estrogen a Possible Treatment Option for Schizophrenia? Estrogen a Possible Treatment Option for Schizophrenia?
Adjunctive estrogen significantly reduces schizophrenia symptoms in women in a dose-dependent manner and offers patients a potential new treatment option, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children
Fish have favorable nutrient profile versus other animal proteins; for most types, benefits outweigh risks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder a Risk Factor for Parkinson ’ s?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Psychedelic Cuts Cravings, Consumption in Alcohol Use Disorder Psychedelic Cuts Cravings, Consumption in Alcohol Use Disorder
Preliminary study results are promising, and the study represents a new wave of research into psychedelic drugs and various psychiatric conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prevalence of Perinatal Depression Significantly Underestimated? Prevalence of Perinatal Depression Significantly Underestimated?
A free mobile app that screens for perinatal depression suggests the prevalence of the disorder is significantly underestimated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?
A recent study investigates whether physical activity can improve well-being and reduce symptoms in the population of an inpatient psychiatric unit. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Embedded psychiatrist in pediatric clinic improves evaluation access, short-term treatment
(Boston Medical Center) A novel method of embedding child psychiatric care in an urban pediatrics clinic was found to be feasible and a promising way to increase access to and engagement in psychiatric care among a primarily Latino population, according to new study from Boston Medical Center researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

My Invisible Surgeon My Invisible Surgeon
A physician's callous encounter in the operating room and what it reflects about healthcare in America.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Treatment Rates Low for Parents With Opioid Use Disorder
Many parents with opioid, substance use disorder are living with children; treatment rates are low (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Kids of Opioid - Using Parents May Be More Likely to Attempt Suicide
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do we recall the past? New mechanism revealed
A brain study in rats that explored different environments reveals that the anterior cingulate cortex drives the hippocampus in long-term memory recall. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

' Game Changer' for Schizophrenia on the Horizon?'Game Changer' for Schizophrenia on the Horizon?
A potentially first-in-class psychotropic agent for schizophrenia that does not work through dopamine gets breakthrough therapy designation from the US Food and Drug Administration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Take a New View of Aging
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Healthy Food May Boost Mood
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Suicide Risk Algorithm Applications in Healthcare Settings
On June 5th and 6th, investigators will meet to identify and prioritize research needs in the application of predictive analytics using electronic health records in suicide prevention. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Healthy Food May Boost Mood
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- The food-mood connection isn't all in your head. In fact, there's even a name for it -- nutritional psychiatry. Scientists in the field are actively looking for connections between diet quality and mental disorders to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors, Patients Struggle With Benzodiazepine Use Doctors, Patients Struggle With Benzodiazepine Use
Addiction specialists say more people are becoming dependent on a class of drug that's hard to give up and doesn't play well with others.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms'
Research presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference finds a link between Mediterranean diets and a lower depression risk later in life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Healthy Food May Boost Mood
Title: Healthy Food May Boost MoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Poor Broadband Access in Rural Areas Limits Telemedicine Use: Study
A new study shows that broadband access in rural areas limits the ability of rural residents to use telehealth for accessing psychiatrists and primary care physicians. The research found that the same areas without enough psychiatrists and primary care physicians were also less likely to have sufficient internet speeds for video-based telehealth. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 22, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Social networks and suicide prevention
(Flinders University) Depression and mental health problems are increasing - and suicide and drug overdose rates are rising dramatically in the USA. In many US communities, traditional social networks -- face-to-face contacts of daily life -- are unraveling with the loss of social supports, Flinders University psychiatrists warn in a letter published in the international journal The Lancet. This is associated with increasing 'deaths of despair' related to alcohol, opiate overdose and suicide 'becoming more prevalent than ever.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention
(Uppsala University) A new study published in Biological Psychiatry shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react adequately when others initiate joint attention, but seldom actively seek to establish such episodes themselves. This finding provides support for the view that children with autism have reduced social motivation already as infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts Go Toe-to-Toe Over Esketamine Depression Study Experts Go Toe-to-Toe Over Esketamine Depression Study
The ongoing debate over the risks and benefits of recently approved esketamine nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression spilled over into a heated discussion at the APA 2019 Annual Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'
Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on a campus of the former psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Poor Broadband Penetration in Rural Areas Limits Telemedicine
TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 -- Broadband penetration rates are considerably lower in the most rural counties, especially where access to primary care physicians and psychiatrists is inadequate, according to a study published online May 21 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gender Gap in U.S. Youth Suicide Narrowed From 1975 to 2016
Suicide prevention efforts should take both sex and developmental level into consideration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Report finds 47.2 million doses lost due to health care worker misuse and theft in 2018 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Rates of Depression Up in U.S. Women at Hospital to Give Birth
U.S. rate of depressive disorders recorded during delivery hospitalization increased from 2000 to 2015 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

CBD Offers'Significant Promise' for Heroin Addiction CBD Offers'Significant Promise' for Heroin Addiction
Oral cannabidiol reduces cue-induced drug craving and anxiety and may be a good non-opioid treatment option for opioid use disorder, say authors of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Late-Life Depression at Bay Mediterranean Diet May Keep Late-Life Depression at Bay
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may guard against late-life depression, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Study Finds CBD Effective In Treating Heroin Addiction
(CNN) — Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that can greatly reduce the chance of relapse and overdose risk.” CBD: What Is It And Why Do People U...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CBD CNN Source Type: news

South Africa: Garden for Psychiatric Patients Struggles to Find Funding
[GroundUp] A garden that provides rehabilitation for forensic patients in Mitchells Plain is struggling to stay open due to lack of funding. The Lentegeur Market Garden is part of the Spring Foundation, which aims to help in the recovery of patients at the Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

6-Hour Intervention Steers More Med Students to Psychiatry 6-Hour Intervention Steers More Med Students to Psychiatry
A brief intervention aimed at medical students reduces stigma and improves attitudes toward mental illness, and prompts more to consider psychiatry as a career.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CBD Gel Promising for Fragile X Syndrome CBD Gel Promising for Fragile X Syndrome
A clear transdermal cannabidiol (CBD) gel improved emotional and behavioral symptoms in children and adolescents with fragile X syndrome and was well tolerated in a phase 2 study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Study supports effectiveness of new fast-acting antidepressant, esketamine nasal spray
This study is one of the key studies that led to the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of esketamine nasal spray, in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for use in people with treatment-resistant depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children of both young and old parents share risk for certain neurodevelopment disorders
(Elsevier) Results of a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD); attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and Tourette's disorder/chronic tic disorder (TD/CT). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term Data Reveal Health Fallout for Children of 9/11 Long-term Data Reveal Health Fallout for Children of 9/11
Children who were directly exposed experience separation anxiety, panic disorder, marijuana use and other psychiatric and physical conditions compared to unexposed children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Patients are STILL not being warned of withdrawal pain from depression pills, say experts 
Patients are still not being warned how difficult it can be to come off antidepressants, say psychiatrists campaigning for a reduction in the needless use of the drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-reported pain intensity and depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders - Brooks JM, Blake J, Sanchez J, Mpofu E, Wu JR, Chen X, Nauser J, Cotton BP, Bartels SJ.
This study aimed to examine the associations ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Anxiety in America Still High: Top Nationwide Worries Revealed Anxiety in America Still High: Top Nationwide Worries Revealed
A nationwide survey shows two thirds of Americans are extremely or somewhat anxious about keeping themselves and their family safe, paying bills, and maintaining their health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder
“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, and this, and this…,” writes Dyane Harwood. In her new book, Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, Harwood offers an unfiltered, unedited and heart-wrenching journey through postpartum bipolar disorder and reminds us all that, even in the seemingly worst circumstances, hope can remain. Harwood’s story begins in the delivery...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Medications Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Postpartum Depression Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Stress Suicide Treatment Women's I Source Type: news

Racial Disparity Seen in Prescriptions for Buprenorphine
MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- Black patients are less likely to receive a buprenorphine prescription to treat opioid use disorder, according to a research letter published online May 8 in JAMA Psychiatry. Pooja A. Lagisetty, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype
The anti-inflammatory agent infliximab may improve depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar depression and a history of childhood trauma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy Tied to Miscarriage Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy Tied to Miscarriage
Use of any benzodiazepine during early pregnancy is associated with a dramatic increase in miscarriage risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news