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Does Spicy Food Increase Aggression? That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, why do we experience road rage? (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fathers more responsive to toddler daughters than sons
Fathers of daughters discuss emotions more openly and are more attentive and responsive to their child's needs than fathers of sons, finds new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People
But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

End-of-Life Care After Stroke Varies Widely (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Transition to palliative care varies by patient and hospital factors (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

CDC: Alzheimer ’ s Mortality Up 55 Percent From 1999 to 2014
More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden often falling on loved ones (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

No Proof Special Diets, Supplements Work for Autism
Analysis of 19 trials turned up little evidence they actually work; more definitive research needed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Streptococcal Throat Infection Linked to Mental Disorders
Risk of mental disorders up, especially OCD, tics with streptococcal and non - streptococcal infection (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cognitive Decline Linked to Visual Field Variability
Decrease in Montreal Cognitive Assessment linked to increased visual field variability over time (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The Lazarus phenomenon: When the 'dead' come back to life
It is not often that patients who have been declared dead return to life, but it does happen. We explore what is known as the Lazarus phenomenon. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- Depression appears to raise the risk of falls in elderly people, but the proper dose of psychiatric medication may eliminate that risk, a new study suggests. " Many interventions to prevent falls are expensive and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quelling Overdiagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- New DSM-5 category may better capture the actual condition (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Combat PTSD — One Veterans ’ Journey to Control the Beast
I thought January 9, 1970 was the end of my involvement with the military and the Vietnam War. That was the day I was discharged from the US Navy after having completed three tours to Vietnam, two of which took me “in-country” with various Marine elements needing to document their activities with photographs. (I was a Navy Photographers Mate Second Class.) Now 45 years later, at times, I am thrust back there. PTSD, or PTSS as it was called then, takes me there instantly. I smell the smells, feel the sweat on the back of my neck and everything else — fear, high alert and paranoia flood over me. To me, PTSD...
Source: Psych Central - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dr. Donald N. Burton Tags: Personal Stories PTSD Trauma combat PTSD Combat Veterans Emotional Expression Hyperarousal panic Paranoia Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Trauma History Traumatic Event United States Marine Corps Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Opioids: To Prescribe or Not?
(MedPage Today) -- Physician opioid education should be required (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Does meditation carry a risk of harmful side effects?
Conclusion Many people around the world find meditation can be helpful. However, as with most things, there can be downsides. Some people – especially if they practice intensive meditation for many hours, such as on a retreat – have challenging or difficult experiences. Some religious teachers within Buddhism say these can be part of the path of the religious experience. However, for people doing meditation hoping to experience health benefits, without a religious context, these experiences can be unexpected and difficult to deal with. There are limitations in this study that mean we shouldn't try to apply it t...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Penn Medicine's Irene Hurford receives Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Irene Hurford, MD, an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry, has received a 2017 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Interactive Module Aims to Clarify Professional Boundaries
Module focuses on potential boundary violations relating to treating family, colleagues, receiving gifts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Alcohol, drug, violence and self harm among teens need similar attention
It's obvious that youngsters who harm themselves need psychiatric care, but drugs, alcohol, and violent injuries should set off similar mental-health alarm bells, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

To Nurture Compassionate Children, Start At Birth
Parents, caregivers and teachers often focus on teaching children to speak, to read and even to play. We also need to focus on helping to build children’s capacity for compassion, empathy and constructive experiences with others. These are called social-emotional skills, and they are vital to children’s success in school and life. Thankfully, every adult in children’s lives can help them build these skills – right from the start.  Children’s earliest experiences meaningfully shape who they are. From the moment they’re born, parents and caregivers can help children build a strong soc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm
They're more likely to be obese and struggle with emotional eating as adults, research finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

U.S. Moms - to - Be Often Victims of Assault
Researchers recommended routine prenatal screening for violence and trauma (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Autism ’ s ‘ Worryingly ’ High Suicide Rates Spur Conference
Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad ’ s ‘ Softer Side ’ ?
Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

5 Ways We Can Begin Taking Preventative Measures Today To Improve Brain Fitness
This study was one of the catalysts for other researchers to begin exploring just how malleable the brain truly is, and how brain performance can be improved through deliberate practice. Combine these two categories of brain health—diagnosable diseases and “brain fitness”—and suddenly a new conversation has risen: can neuroplasticity-based brain training and related research-to-practice innovation actually impact mental health, help improve people’s lives, and finally, have a significant impact on the associated economic issues. BrainFutures thinks so. BrainFutures 2017, a conference set for ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH to Host Multimodal Brain Stimulation Speaker Series
Beginning May 31, 2017, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will launch a speaker series intended to bring together leaders in the field conducting research using non-invasive brain stimulation and functional imaging including EEG, fMRI, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Politics Are Sick. Time to Call a Doctor? Politics Are Sick. Time to Call a Doctor?
By infusing government with scientists and clinicians, we might get a healthier democracy, Dr Jeffrey Lieberman argues.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Trump Wasn’t Always So Linguistically Challenged. What Could Explain The Change?
It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice: “ ... there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself — and the Russians, zero.” When President Trump offered that response to a question at a press conference last week, it was the latest example of his tortured syntax, mid-thought changes of subject, and apparent trouble formulating complete sentences, let alone a coherent paragraph, in unscripted speech. He was not always so linguistically challenged. STAT reviewed decades of Trump’s on-air interviews a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Standing Room Only at APA Town Hall on Physician Burnout Standing Room Only at APA Town Hall on Physician Burnout
Patient overload, frustrations with electronic health records, and growing cynicism were all discussed at the lively and crowded APA Town Hall on career burnout.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel ADHD Med May Make Mornings Easier
(MedPage Today) -- Improved BSFQ scores in kids with ADHD (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Morning Break: Magic Mushrooms; Mental Health Czar; ABIM Disclosures
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Intranasal oxytocin increases emotion perception in autism
Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study published inTranslational Psychiatrysuggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Meditation Not All Sweetness and Light Meditation Not All Sweetness and Light
Individuals who practice meditation may have unexpected, challenging, distressing, and even functionally impairing experiences, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How To Tell A New Partner You Have A Mental Illness
I cried in his arms our first night together. I’m not good, I kept repeating, tears falling into my ears as he caressed my face. I knew what love required, and I knew that, time and again, I’d failed at giving it because of the ways my anxiety distorted my thinking, and my panic disorder made me alternately dependent, selfish, and needy. I wanted to write him a guide for loving me, so he could understand that when I tried to break up with him when one thing went wrong, when I changed plans because I didn’t feel like I could leave my house, when I criticized him much too harshly, it was because of faulty t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outreach » Professional Coalition for Research Progress: 2017 Meeting
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened the eighth Professional Coalition for Research Progress (Coalition) Meeting which served as an opportunity for representatives from professional organizations with an interest in NIMH research to hear about advances in mental health research, current and new research directions, and strategies for NIMH. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Brain images reveal roots of kids' increasing cognitive control
(Cell Press) As children age into adolescence and on into young adulthood, they show dramatic improvements in their ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions. Those 'executive functions' of the brain are key factors in determining outcomes, including educational success, drug use, and psychiatric illness. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on May 25 have mapped the changes in the network organization of the brain that underlie those improvements in executive function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA researchers find brain differences between people with genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism
A UCLA study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.Theresearch, published May 23 in the Journal of Neuroscience, sheds light on how an excess, or absence, of genetic material on a particular chromosome affects neural development.“Notably, the opposing anatomical patterns we observed were most prominent in brain regions important for social functioning,” said Carrie Bearden, lead author of the study and a pr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drink and drug service cuts will hit overstretched A & Es
Cuts to addiction services will impact A&Es and cost the NHS more in the long run, claims a Royal College of Psychiatrists professor. Budgets for services in some areas have been slashed by 50%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why This Clinic For Moms With Postpartum Depression Is A Game Changer
A new clinic in New York City is helping moms prioritize their mental health with its focus on diagnosing and treating women for postpartum depression and other postpartum disorders. The Motherhood Center of New York, which opened two months ago, offers treatment for moms battling perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Most commonly, the staff there treats moms with postpartum depression, but they also help women with postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis along with patients dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss. Paige Bellenbaum, program director at the Motherhood Center, said the hundreds...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parent-Delivered CBT May Widen Access to Anxiety Treatment Parent-Delivered CBT May Widen Access to Anxiety Treatment
This study shows that parent-delivered CBT is more cost-effective than therapist-delivered solution-focused brief therapy and is equally effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Strep Infection in Kids Ups Risk of Future Mental Disorders (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Danish study examines some aspects of PANDAS hypothesis (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

13 Reasons Why We Should Be Talking About Teen Suicide
By Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD The Netflix documentary series Thirteen Reasons Why has created a lot of social media buzz and has brought the topic of teen suicide to the forefront—in good ways and bad ways—since its release. The series graphically depicts the events surrounding a fictional teen’s suicide. It is indeed engaging, and the first few episodes draw the viewer in—but as the storyline unfolds, the glamorized and graphic depictions of suicide and revenge only reinforce popular misconceptions about suicide and the stigma of mental illness. The premise—in which the suicide has already been ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Sleep May Hike Mortality in Metabolic Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Highest risk in those with high blood pressure, poor glucose metabolism (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

PUFAs May Help Prevent'Brain Aging'PUFAs May Help Prevent'Brain Aging '
Polyunsaturated fatty acids promote healthy aging of the brain by supporting integrity of structures underpinning fluid intelligence and memory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ATS: Cancer - Related Suicide Risk Highest for Lung Cancer Patients
Odds up four - fold compared to people in the general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Helping Transgender College Students: Lessons From FSU Helping Transgender College Students: Lessons From FSU
Transgender youth on campus can face enormous challenges, but a unique initiative developed at Florida State University has gone a long way toward addressing the needs of this vulnerable student group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Politics Is Changing Conversations Between Therapists And Patients
The 2016 election and its aftermath brought unprecedented levels of stress surrounding politics. Just ask therapists. Mental health experts say the current political climate is coming up with patients during their sessions more than ever before ― and there are no signs of it slowing down. “Conversations have changed,” Cheryl Gore-Felton, a psychologist at Stanford Health Care, told HuffPost. “The anxiety and worry about the future are not new topics, but what is new is their relationship to politics.” A poll conducted in January by the American Psychological Association found that two thirds of al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychiatrists Anxious, Fearful Over Trump Budget Psychiatrists Anxious, Fearful Over Trump Budget
The newly released Trump Administration budget was a big concern for psychiatrists attending an APA Annual Meeting session with SAMHSA's deputy assistant secretary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Dark Web' Offers Easy Access to Illicit Drugs'Dark Web' Offers Easy Access to Illicit Drugs
Psychiatrists should be aware their patients may be involved in a flourishing underground pharmacy economy facilitated by the'Dark Web. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Anxiety disorders in adults with childhood traumatic brain injury: evidence of difficulties more than 10 years postinjury - Albicini M, McKinlay A.
OBJECTIVE: To explore long-term psychiatric outcomes in individuals with a history of childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) or orthopedic injury (OI). SETTING: Hospital emergency department, medical admission records and outpatient settings. PARTICIPANTS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news