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Your NEJM Group Today: Assigning Blame for Opioid Epidemic / HPV Tests vs. Cytology / California Psychiatry Opportunities
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Assigning Blame for the Opioid Epidemic: Dr. Rebecca Haffajee discusses the growing number... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stroke and Methamphetamine Use in Young Adults: A Review Stroke and Methamphetamine Use in Young Adults: A Review
Does methamphetamine use put young people at risk for hemorrhagic stroke? What might be the mechanisms of methamphetamine-associated stroke?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Mini-Symposium - Computational Psychiatry: Multiscale Models of Mental Illness
On November 12, 2017, NIMH hosted a mini-symposium to introduce new and burgeoning field of computational psychiatry. Computational psychiatry applies cutting-edge quantitative methods and theoretical models to investigate neural or cognitive phenomena relevant to psychiatric diseases. Presentations covered practical examples of theory- and data-driven computational models of cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia, emotion regulation, anxiety, and drug addiction. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Report Backs Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness
(MedPage Today) -- May help keep people with psychiatric conditions out of criminal justice system (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study Pokes Holes in Kratom ’s ‘Bad Rap’
A recently published scientific review led by URMC associate professor of Psychiatry Marc Swogger, Ph.D., may help reduce misconceptions about the controversial plant kratom and highlight its potential as a tool to treat opioid addiction that deserves more research. The study points to kratom's potential as a safer substitute for opioids and suggests it also may help reduce negative mood and relieve anxiety. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Graphic Anti - Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

More Teens Vaping, Fewer Misusing Opioids More Teens Vaping, Fewer Misusing Opioids
The latest federal data on adolescent drug use show that both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes, and abuse of opioid pain relievers is down.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Blog Post » On Being Ill
After an emergency room visit on Thanksgiving, Dr. Gordon reflects on treatments for injury vs. psychiatric conditions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Alcohol Abuse: Craving Scores, Predict Relapse Risk Alcohol Abuse: Craving Scores, Predict Relapse Risk
Scores on an alcohol craving assessment scale, combined with early-age drinking, are reliable predictors of long-term relapse risk after discharge from an alcohol addiction treatment program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

I ’m OK (sort of): The Unpredictability of OCD
When people ask me how I’m doing, I say that I’m doing ok. And sometimes I really am. The problem is that when you’re someone like me, someone who lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you’re basically ok until suddenly you’re not. Let me explain. OCD is unpredictable. It’s that schoolyard bully that sneaks up behind you to pull your pigtails just when you found a spot in the shade to sit and read your book peacefully. It’s the unpredictable storm, the one that you think has passed, only to be followed by scattered thunderstorms an hour later. It’s the questions of...
Source: Psych Central - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Cushman Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychology Students Treatment college coping obsessions. compulsions Ocd support worry Source Type: news

Psychiatric comorbidity and intimate partner violence among women who inject drugs in Europe: a cross-sectional study - Tirado-Mu ñoz J, Gilchrist G, Fischer G, Taylor A, Moskalewicz J, Giammarchi C, Köchl B, Munro A, Dabrowska K, Shaw A, Di Furia L, Leeb I, Hopf C, Torrens M.
This study determined the prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity and intimate partrner violence (IPV), and factors associated with psychiatric comorbidity among WWID recruited f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Forensic psychiatric assessment for organic personality disorders after craniocerebral trauma - Li CH, Huang LN, Zhang MC, He M.
OBJECTIVES: To explore the occurrence and the differences of clinical manifestations of organic personality disorder with varying degrees of craniocerebral trauma. METHODS: According to the International Classification of Diseases-10, 396 subjects ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Payment incentives for community-based psychiatric care in Ontario, Canada - Rudoler D, de Oliveira C, Cheng J, Kurdyak P.
BACKGROUND: In September 2011, the government of Ontario implemented payment incentives to encourage the delivery of community-based psychiatric care to patients after discharge from a psychiatric hospital admission and to those with a recent suicide attem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comparison of criminal characteristics in depression patients and schizophrenics with homicide behavior - Wang J, Fu PX, Gao YL, Zhu MX, Shi TT.
OBJECTIVES: To explore the criminal characteristics of forensic psychiatry expertise in depression patients and schizophrenics with homicide behavior. METHODS: A total of 40 depression (depressive episode) patients and 50 schizophrenics with ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Health unions react to NHS workforce strategy draft plans
Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans.  Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, and allied health professionals have identified areas of improvement that would give the NHS a more flexible positive workplace culture. Chair of the NHS unions and UNISON head of h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS public services Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Women more unhappy than men for almost their entire lives
An expert from the London-based Royal College of psychiatrists claims that women may be happier than men above the age of 85 because more people are widowed by then (stock). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender and Memory in Binge Drinking Adolescents Gender and Memory in Binge Drinking Adolescents
This study examined the effects of acute exposure to alcohol on learning and memory in adolescent men and women. Are females more vulnerable to the neurotoxic impact on cognition then males?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 48-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) requirements. It provides the requirements for the Emergency Plan, Policies and Procedures, Communications Plan, Training and Testing, a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Witnessing Terror Event Can Lead to Daily Migraines (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study done in young survivors of 2011 mass shooting in Norway (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Low Oxytocin Tied to Impaired Social - Emotional Function
Findings among women with a history of eating disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

ADHD drug use in pregnancy increases risk of heart defects, study finds
The attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug methylphenidate is associated with an increased risk of heart defects in infants whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketamine Rapidly Reduces Suicidal Ideation Ketamine Rapidly Reduces Suicidal Ideation
Ketamine led to clinically meaningful reductions in suicidal ideation within 24 hours after infusion that persisted at 6 weeks with optimized pharmacologic therapy, results of a large trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Gift - Giving Stress Under Wraps
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

Celexa vs. Cymbalta (Comparison of Differences and Similarities)
Title: Celexa vs. Cymbalta (Comparison of Differences and Similarities)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - December 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Treating depression requires a multifaceted approach
Depression affects one in four women and one in six men. It is the cause of more than $200 billion in lost productivity, work absenteeism, and disability and health care costs annually, and is believed to contribute to roughly a million suicides worldwide each year.These were among the statistics experts shared at aZ ócalo/UCLA discussion on depression and the efforts UCLA is undertaking to better diagnose and treat it. The event, which was held Dec. 11, drew a packed house to the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in downtown Los Angeles.The evening featured panelists Gene Block, UCLA chancellor; &nb...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The brain benefits of your child's dinosaur obsession
Studies show that intense interests make better learners and smarter kids. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Transcranial magnetic stim dev Brainsway raises $9m
Transcranial magnetic stimulation device developer Brainsway has raised $8.5 million, according to a report from Globes Israel. The round was joined by The Phoenix Holdings and IBI Investment House, which has an existing 8% stake in the company. Israel-based Brainsway is developing magnetic stimulation helmets for treating neurological and psychiatric disorders, according to Globes Israel. The company reported $7.5 million in revenue for the first nine months of 2017 from sales of its transcranial magnetic stimulation device designed to treat depression, according to the report. Brainsway has since switched from a business...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Brainsway Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation Treatment in Mental Illness Effective Smoking Cessation Treatment in Mental Illness Effective
Headway is being made in the treatment of tobacco dependence in psychiatric and substance abuse patients, owing to a better understanding of the safety and efficacy of therapeutic strategies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Tower Health, Acadia partnership includes plan to construct new hospital
Reading Hospital and Acadia Healthcare have formed a joint venture partnership to provide expanded behavioral health services in the Berks County region. The centerpiece of the partnership will be the construction of a 144-bed psychiatric care hospital in Bern Township, Berks County. "We have an urgent need for additional behavioral health resources in our community," said Clint Matthews, president and CEO of Tower Health and Reading Hospital. "A cadia Healthcare offers extensive national experience… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Cognitive Status Doesn ’ t Impact Cortical A β , Tau in Parkinson ’ s
Cortical A β , tau does not differ in Parkinson's patients who are cognitively normal, with MCI (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

These Personality Traits May Help You Live Longer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Psychotherapy May Up Buprenorphine Adherence Psychotherapy May Up Buprenorphine Adherence
Psychotherapy as an adjunct to buprenorphine maintenance treatment significantly improves long-term treatment retention rates compared standard counseling provided by prescribing physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Novel Migraine Drug Advances; Nusinersen Ethics; Trauma-Free Spinal Taps?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Stopping Opioid Addiction at One Key Source: The Hospital Stopping Opioid Addiction at One Key Source: The Hospital
Based on research conducted at the University of Michigan ’ s medical center, a group of surgeons developed a strategy to help post-surgical patients from misusing or abusing their prescription painkillers.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

USPSTF Nixes HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Guidance includes estrogen alone and estrogen-progestin combo (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Kudos celebrates latest associations to sign up to its services
Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced the latest associations to sign up for its service. The breadth of organizations represented demonstrates the growing range of regions and communities in which Kudos is being recognized as a “must have” tool for managing research dissemination and impact.   Celebrating a century of academic excellence in accounting research and education, the American Accounting Association publishes 17 world-class scholarly journals, such as The Accounting Review, Accounti...
Source: News from STM - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Patients assaulted in psychiatric institutions: literature review and clinical implications - Ladois-Do Pilar Rei A, Chra ïbi S.
BACKGROUND: The psychiatric ward is a place where all forms of violence are treated. Occasionally, this violence involves acts of aggression between patients in emergency psychiatric units or hospital wards. Such events can lead to the development or worse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Peter Wyman Chosen to Co-Lead Suicide Prevention Task Force
URMC professor Psychiatry Peter Wyman, Ph.D, was recently selected to co-chair the Governor's new Suicide Prevention Task Force, aimed at developing innovative prevention strategies, particularly for high-risk groups like teens, veterans, individuals with mental illness and members of the LGBTQ community. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Altmetric announces the top 100 list for 2017
This study revealed a Dinosaur species had teeth that it lost as it aged. Testing of an Ebola vaccine during the West African outbreak found that it was completely effective – offering hope should the virus return. The development of an artificial womb for lambs has opened new possibilities for their application amongst humans. Topical issues Some key themes stood out. Scientific research, technology, humanity and environmental science continue to intersect and capture the public’s attention. The most widely discussed research topics in 2017 were: Medical Science (53) Biological Science (17) Earth and Environ...
Source: News from STM - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

How to Perk Up the Holidays for Hospital Patients
Title: How to Perk Up the Holidays for Hospital PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - December 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Management of Sexual Problems: The Approach of Mindfulness Management of Sexual Problems: The Approach of Mindfulness
This review examines the application of mindfulness-based interventions to the treatment of sexual problems. How might mindfulness benefit sexual health and well-being?Current Opinion in Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

How loneliness affects our health
A recent finding suggests that loneliness may be a preclinical sign for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

$5 million grant from NIH will enable UCLA to develop new models for autism
Many genes that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders have been identified, but their mechanisms remain largely unknown. Now a team of UCLA researchers has received a five-year grant of more than $5 million from the National Institutes of Health to support its work to identify those mechanisms.Led by Dr. Daniel Geschwind at UCLA, researchers will work with counterparts at Stanford University to assess the specific impact of genetic mutations on alterations in molecular, cellular and neural circuitry. Geschwind is the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics and a professor of neurology a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) Awards Ceremony
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) initiative was created to support the research programs and career development of outstanding scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long-term commitment to research most relevant to NIMH. These awards seek to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, or basic research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

2017 Psychiatry News Quiz: Test Your Smarts 2017 Psychiatry News Quiz: Test Your Smarts
The safety of antidepressants, corruption in a'top rated'psychiatric hospital, and the opioid crisis were among the most read news stories by psychiatrists this year. Test your news knowledge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 28th Annual Meeting American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 28th Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAAP 2017Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Set to Skyrocket Alzheimer's Set to Skyrocket
By 2060, an estimated 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer ’ s disease or mild cognitive impairment, a dramatic increase over the 6.08 million currently affected, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Preconception Paternal SSRI Use Linked to ADHD in Offspring
Slightly increased ADHD risk in children born to fathers using SSRI in the three months preconception (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Deceleration in Health Care Spending Growth in 2016
Enrollment trends drove slowdown in Medicaid and private health insurance spending growth in 2016 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 11, 2017 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

Neuroscientists show deep brain waves occur more often during navigation and memory formation
FINDINGSUCLA neuroscientists are the first to show that rhythmic waves in the brain called theta oscillations happen more often when someone is navigating an unfamiliar environment, and that the more quickly a person moves, the more theta oscillations take place — presumably to process incoming information faster.In an unexpected finding, theta oscillations were most prominent in a blind person who relied on a cane to move. The scientists hypothesized that a sightless person explores a strange environment through multiple senses, which would require more brain activity to process the extra sensory input.BACKGROUNDThe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news