Oral Herpes Tied to Double Dementia Risk in Older Adults Oral Herpes Tied to Double Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is associated with an increased risk for dementia but cytomegalovirus (CMV) is not, new observational data suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 1, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Source Type: news

Psychiatric risk factors and burn severity in self-immolation - Mannekote Thippaiah S, Ayub I, Challita YP, Ramos G, Richey KJ, Foster KN.
This study aimed to characterize potential clinical correlates and predisposing factors for self-immolation based o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychiatrists' perceptions of the role of journalists in suicide reporting and prejudices about mental illnesses in Portugal - Ribeiro E, Granado A.
International studies and the World Health Organization call for collaboration between media and mental health professionals to reduce the risk of imitative suicidal behaviour after suicide reporting - known as the Werther effect - and encourage individual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Xylazine-Laced Fentanyl Overdose: 'Make Sure They're Breathing'
(MedPage Today) -- With rising reports of the veterinary sedative xylazine -- also known as "tranq" -- being mixed in with illicit fentanyl, physicians should be aware that the clinical endpoint for "reversing" an overdose should be that the... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 1, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Upstate's SUNY ’s Tele-Psychiatry Network is key to improving access to mental health services for students
$1.3 million in funding keeps services available to students at nearly all SUNY campuses. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - March 1, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Dr. Joshua Gordon to Step Down as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
On February 29, 2024, Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., announced his decision to end his tenure as the director of the National Institute of Mental Health. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

CA Suit Targets Anti-Bias Training in Healthcare CA Suit Targets Anti-Bias Training in Healthcare
The litigation is part of a national crusade by right-leaning advocacy and legal groups against diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, initiatives in health care.KFF Health News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 29, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Business of Medicine Source Type: news

Suicide Screenings May Overlook 20% of Those at Risk Suicide Screenings May Overlook 20% of Those at Risk
Suicide screening may miss one fifth of those at risk, according to new data showing that not all those who attempt suicide meet criteria for a psychiatric disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cognitive Deficits Post-COVID Range From 3-6 IQ Point Loss Cognitive Deficits Post-COVID Range From 3-6 IQ Point Loss
COVID-19 –related cognitive deficits in severe cases were equivalent to a 9-point drop in IQ, new data show, with most deficits in memory, reasoning, and executive function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 29, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Source Type: news

CDC Issues New Guidance on Identifying, Responding to Suicide Clusters
(MedPage Today) -- The CDC has issued new guidance -- its first since 1988 -- on identifying and responding to clusters of suicide, as tens of thousands of lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Though suicide clusters are rare, they... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 29, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Abdominal Fat and Dementia; Mask Ban Lawsuit Tossed; FDA Rejects Psych Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. In middle-age men with high Alzheimer's dementia risk, higher pancreatic fat was linked with lower cognition and brain volumes. (Obesity) The Department of Justice... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 28, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Acupuncture Helps Alleviate PTSD Symptoms in Combat Veterans
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2024 -- Acupuncture may be clinically efficacious in combat veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study published online Feb. 21 in JAMA Psychiatry. Michael Hollifield, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Psilocybin-Related Calls to U.S. Poison Centers Rise Among Youths
(MedPage Today) -- Calls to poison centers about psilocybin among adolescents and young adults shot up after U.S. states and cities began decriminalizing the compound, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. National Poison Data System ... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 28, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Intervention Reduces Likelihood of Developing Postpartum Anxiety and Depression by More Than 70%
Results from a large clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health show that an intervention for anxiety provided to pregnant women living in Pakistan significantly reduced the likelihood of the women developing moderate-to-severe anxiety, depression, or both six weeks after birth. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 27, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Director ’s Innovation Speaker Series: Changing Minds & Advancing Lines: Why We Must Keep Pushing for Mental Health Equity
During this lecture, Daniel E. Dawes, J.D. , explored the crucial link between mental health and systemic health through the lens of equity and discuss how we can learn from and repair past issues to achieve mental health equity moving forward. A full recording of the event will be available soon. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 27, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news