CDC Warning: Severe Bleeding Linked With Synthetic Cannabinoids CDC Warning: Severe Bleeding Linked With Synthetic Cannabinoids
More than 200 people in nine states have developed serious, unexplained bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids thought to be laced with rat poison.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Antidepressant Weight-Gain Risk May Be Greater Over Time Antidepressant Weight-Gain Risk May Be Greater Over Time
A new study confirms increased risk for weight gain with antidepressant therapy -- while also noting that the risk is greatest in the second and third year of treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Receptor antibodies are found in a small subgroup of patients with first-episode psychosis, but their clinical relevance is unknown
Antineuronal antibody-mediated encephalitis frequently presents with prominent psychiatric features. It has been hypothesised that antineuronal antibodies may play a pathophysiological role in subgroups of patients with psychotic disorders. Whereas a few large studies find a similar prevalence of antineuronal antibodies in patients with psychotic disorders, other psychiatric disorders and healthy controls,1 2 there is some evidence of an increased prevalence of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antibodies in patients with first-episode psychosis.3 4 In their present study, the authors aimed to (1) investigate the preva...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions for obtaining and maintaining employment in adults with severe mental illness, a network meta-analysis
People with severe mental illness show high rates of unemployment and work disability, however, they often have a desire to participate in employment. People with severe mental illness used to be placed in sheltered employment or were enrolled in prevocational training to facilitate transition to a competitive job. Now, there are also interventions focusing on rapid search for a competitive job, with ongoing support to keep the job, known as supported employment. Recently, there has been a growing interest in combining supported employment with other prevocational or psychiatric interventions. To assess the comparative e...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Different communication strategies for disclosing a diagnosis of schizophrenia and related disorders
Delivering the diagnosis of a serious illness is an important skill in most fields of medicine, including mental health. Research has found that communication skills can impact on a person's recall and understanding of the diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis. People may feel confused and perplexed when information about their illness is not communicated properly. Sharing information about diagnosis of a serious mental illness is particularly challenging. The nature of mental illness is often difficult to explain since there may be no clear aetiology, and the treatment options and prognosis may vary enormously. In ad...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A qualitative study of a blended therapy using problem solving therapy with a customised smartphone app in men who present to hospital with intentional self-harm.
Blended therapy is the integration of internet-based treatment and psychotherapy in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. It has been described as'any possible combination of regular face-to-face treatments and web-based interventions'.1 Several systematic reviews have examined the partial replacement of face-to-face therapy with web-based technologies.2 –4 Yet there have been few descriptions of instances where internet-based therapies supplement or augment face-to-face therapy to create a new treatment rather than simply replacing face-to-face treatment with variable degrees of inperson support. This approach to ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Engaging families in the management of adolescent self-harm.
Adolescent self-harm is an emerging public health challenge. It is associated with later psychiatric and substance use disorders, unemployment and suicide. Family interventions have been effective in a range of adolescent mental health problems and for that reason were reviewed for their effectiveness in the management of adolescent self-harm. The search identified 10 randomised and 2 non-randomised controlled trial conducted in the high-income countries. For the most part the evidence is of low quality. The interventions were classified as brief single session, intermediate-level and intensive family interventions dependi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: Onward and upward
In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reveals what articles piqued your interest in May. And, of course, there is mention of a certain wedding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Morning Break: Physics'Bangs' the Brain; Overheated Cars; Another Talc Verdict
(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, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Heart rate variability in bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder: a clinical review
Heart rate variability (HRV) in psychiatric disorders has become an increasing area of interest in recent years following technological advances that enable non-invasive monitoring of autonomic nervous system regulation. However, the clinical interpretation of HRV features remain widely debated or unknown. Standardisation within studies of HRV in psychiatric disorders is poor, making it difficult to reproduce or build on previous work. Recently, a Guidelines for Reporting Articles on Psychiatry and Heart rate variability checklist has been proposed to address this issue. Here we assess studies of HRV in bipolar disorder an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laws Allowing Service Denial to Sexual Minorities Tied to Distress
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Laws permitting denial of services to same-sex couples are associated with an increase in sexual minority adults experiencing mental distress, according to a study published online May 23 in JAMA Psychiatry. Julia Raifman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘I just knew he loved me. I could see it in his eyes’: can a psychologist cure lovesickness?
Psychotherapist Frank Tallis on one of his most extreme cases: Megan, a married woman with an undying passion for her dentistMegan was a conservatively dressed barrister ’s clerk in her mid-40s. Her hair was dark brown and styled in a neat bob. An uncharitable person might have described her as dowdy. Her GP’s referral letter summarised the key facts of her case, which contained the essential elements of a tragic love story: emotional extremity, reckless abandon , passion and desire.After a few introductory remarks about my role as a psychotherapist, I explained that I wanted to hear her version of events.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Frank Tallis Tags: Relationships Psychiatry Psychology Mental health Sex Life and style Society Science Source Type: news

Problem-based, peer-to-peer global mental health e-learning between the UK and Somaliland: a pilot study.
Conclusions Digital PBL represents an innovative method to extend the benefits of mhGAP-IG beyond front-line clinical staff, to healthcare students in LMICs. Clinical implications Educational resource limitations in LMICs may be overcome using digital platforms and PBL. Replication with non -medical healthcare students is the next step for this model to explore Aqoon's relevance to pressing global mental health workforce challenges. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living high, but feeling low? Study says that living in high-altitude areas increases your risk of depression
(Natural News) New systemic research based on 12 studies and published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry revealed that the incidents of depression and suicide among people who live in high-altitude states like Arizona are higher than those in low-altitude areas.The researchers from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City explained that low atmospheric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latent Profile Analysis and Conversion to Psychosis Latent Profile Analysis and Conversion to Psychosis
This study used a novel statistical approach to ascertain subgroups in risk assessment of those at clinical high risk of developing psychosis.Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

mHealth as effective as clinic-based intervention for people with serious mental illness
(American Psychiatric Association) A mobile health (mHealth) intervention was found to be as effective as a clinic-based group intervention for people with serious mental illness in a new study published online today in Psychiatric Services. In a randomized controlled trial, researchers compared an mHealth approach (FOCUS), using mobile phones to deliver intervention, to a more traditional clinic-based group intervention, the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Senators Seek Solutions to Disappearing Rural EDs
(MedPage Today) -- But senior Democrat warns of turning these areas into'sacrifice zones'(Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Estimated prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities in U.S. adolescents with depression by race/ethnicity, 2011-2012 - Weller BE, Blanford KL, Butler AM.
This study estimated the national prevalence of comorbidit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist faces CMS scrutiny over incident in psychiatric unit
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center is facing scrutiny from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services over an incident in the hospital's psychiatric unit. The hospital could face a loss of Medicare billing privileges unless the issues are correct. According to a spokesperson from CMS, the issue stemmed from an April incident in which a psychiatric patient was physically restrained by hospital staff. The patient later suffered cardiac arrest and die d. CMS said the staff failed to utilize proper… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

What Makes for a Healthy Community?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Research, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Major Depression in Males May Lower Chances of Conception
Active major depression in women not associated with negative fertility outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Social Isolation Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes
Those reporting high perceived social isolation have increased risk of death, hospitalization, ER visits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Auditory, Visual Hallucinations Often Partner in DLB Auditory, Visual Hallucinations Often Partner in DLB
New research suggests that auditory hallucinations are common in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies -- and often accompany visual hallucinations as a kind of'soundtrack. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Risk Allele Linked to PTSD, Depression After TBI Alzheimer's Risk Allele Linked to PTSD, Depression After TBI
While a link has previously been shown between the APOE epsilon 4 genetic variant and neuropathology, new research suggests it also elevates risk for psychiatric symptoms after TBI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can You Catch Up on Lost Sleep On the Weekends? Here ’s What Experts Think
Sleep experts have long preached the importance of a sleep routine. Going to bed and rising at roughly the same time every day helps to regulate circadian rhythms and improve overall sleep quality and quantity. But a new study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, offers a surprising asterisk to that advice: If you don’t get enough sleep during the week, it says, sleeping in on the weekends may cancel out at least some of the associated health risks. The findings are based on survey responses from more than 38,000 Swedish adults who answered questions about their lifestyle habits, medical histories and average ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news

Marriage Denial Laws Tied to Mental Distress in Gay Couples (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study examines mental impact of 2015 laws in Utah, North Carolina and Michigan (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study Affirms What Many Know: Antidepressants May Lead to Weight Gain
THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 -- If you're taking an antidepressant, you're likely to gain weight, a new study out of Britain reports. That's a finding that generated little surprise among mental health experts. " Psychiatrists have known about it,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Affirms What Many Know: Antidepressants May Lead to Weight Gain
Title: Study Affirms What Many Know: Antidepressants May Lead to Weight GainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Children and adolescents in high-risk environments more likely to become violent adults
(Springer) Children and adolescents who grow up with one or more of these environmental risk factors are likely to resort to violence, aggression and crime as adults, irrespective of an underlying mental illness. This is according to a new study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, which is published by Springer Nature (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Head: On Board with'Right To Try '
(MedPage Today) -- Also full speed ahead on Trump's strategies to lower drug prices (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

12 County - Level Factors Affect Individual Well - Being in U.S.
Factors fall into the categories of social and demographic, clinical care, physical environment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

App helps new and deaf parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The truth about the Santa Fe school shooting in Texas (video)
(Natural News) Want to know the truth about the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting? Watch my Counterthink video to learn: The common things we almost always discover about school shooters The link between psychiatric drugs and violent behavior Why most school shooters have been bullied by classmates and school staff Why school shooters often have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is formication?
Formication is the feeling of having insects crawling on or under the skin. This may lead to severe itching that affects a person ’s quality of life. Near-constant scratching can also lead to complications, including infection and even sepsis. In this article, we look at the causes of formication and how to treat it. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is formication?
Formication is the feeling of having insects crawling on or under the skin. This may lead to severe itching that affects a person ’s quality of life. Near-constant scratching can also lead to complications, including infection and even sepsis. In this article, we look at the causes of formication and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Warns on OTC Teething Products with Benzocaine
(MedPage Today) -- Asks manufacturers to pull products, will require warnings (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Are You Concerned About the High Rate of Physician Suicide? Are You Concerned About the High Rate of Physician Suicide?
Physician suicide rates are twice that of the general population, with one completed suicide daily.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

ADHD Drug Misuse in Kids a Growing Problem ADHD Drug Misuse in Kids a Growing Problem
Poison control centers average 200 calls per week related to misuse of ADHD medications in children and adolescents -- and the rate jumped 71% between 2000 and 2011, a new study reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Early Life Trauma May Affect an Adult Man ’ s Sperm
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, Fertility, Research, News, Source Type: news

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Morning Break: The DNA Talk; Ebola Containment Teetering; Va. Medicaid Expansion?
(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 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based group therapy: impact on psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents - Sams DP, Handley ED, Alpert-Gillis LJ.
The practice of mindfulness has long been incorporated into psychotherapy. Research on the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness exists within adult populations, and emerging empirical evidence demonstrates the benefit of such practices in the treatment of a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Changes in psychiatric and medical conditions and health care utilization following a diagnosis of sexual assault: a retrospective cohort study - Young-Wolff KC, Sarovar V, Klebaner D, Chi F, McCaw B.
INTRODUCTION: Sexual assault (SA) is alarmingly common and is associated with higher prevalence of psychiatric and medical conditions. However, many prior studies are limited to cross-sectional designs. Health care systems with electronic health records pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An fMRI Study Into Self-esteem and Self-knowledge An fMRI Study Into Self-esteem and Self-knowledge
This fMRI study investigated how feedback valence, consistency of feedback with self-knowledge, and global self-esteem influence affective and neural responses to social feedback.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

People with family history of alcoholism release more dopamine in expectation of alcohol
(Elsevier) People with a family history of alcohol use disorder (AUD) release more dopamine in the brain's main reward center in response to the expectation of alcohol than people diagnosed with the disorder, or healthy people without any family history of AUD, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers challenge genetic tests for guiding psychiatric treatment
(McLean Hospital) The paper reviewed the scientific basis and effectiveness of pharmacogenetic (Pgen) tests in guiding the choices and doses of psychiatric medications for treating major depressive disorder (MDD) and related psychiatric conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘ Pizza Challenge ’ Suggests Food Is Just More Tempting to Some
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Post - Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans
Findings based upon large study of homeless and housed Veteran surgical patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

LGBTQ Youth Face Persistent Challenges, High Stress LGBTQ Youth Face Persistent Challenges, High Stress
LGBTQ Youth Face Persistent Challenges, High StressMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news