New Data Strongly Support Opioid Agonists for Addiction New Data Strongly Support Opioid Agonists for Addiction
New research provides strong support that opioid agonists, methadone, or buprenorphine cut the risk of overdose death by 80%, yet many addiction programs don't offer them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Positive Effects of Meditation Show Up on Brain Imaging Positive Effects of Meditation Show Up on Brain Imaging
The positive effects on psychological well-being of practicing transcendental meditation correlate with functional changes in the brain, according to a neuroimaging study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Rare case report of Van Gogh syndrome in a patient with paranoid schizophrenia - Mudgal V, Rastogi P, Niranjan V, Razdan R.
We describe here a 22-year-old male Indian with decreased sleep, aggressive behaviour, self-muttering, disorganised behaviour, frequent spitting, biting and self-mutilation; he bit off his rig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Horse Riding Plus Brain-Building Exercises May Help Kids With Autism, ADHD Horse Riding Plus Brain-Building Exercises May Help Kids With Autism, ADHD
A combination of horseback riding and brain-building activities may help improve motor skills in children with neurodevelopmental conditions like autism-spectrum disorders and ADHD, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Video Game - Like Intervention May Aid Children With ADHD
Attentional functioning improved in four - week trial for children receiving intervention versus control (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Association between traumatic spinal cord injury and affective and other psychiatric disorders-a nationwide cohort study and effects of rehabilitation therapies - Wan FJ, Chien WC, Chung CH, Yang YJ, Tzeng NS.
This study aimed to investigate the association between traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) and the risk of affective and other psychiatric disorders, and the role of the rehabilitation therapies. METHODS: In this population-based, retr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How to Manage Your Anxiety About Coronavirus
On Feb. 25, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave Americans some unsettling advice: prepare for coronavirus to disrupt your life. In light of the accelerated global spread of COVID-19, CDC officials called a U.S. domestic outbreak increasingly likely, and urged Americans to ready themselves for possibilities like school closures, remote working and self-quarantine. Those comments were a stark departure from the CDC’s earlier assurances that a worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, while serious, posed relatively little threat to the U.S., due to minimal domestic person-to-person transmission and preca...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Child Death Grief a Public Health Threat
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By External SourceNAIROBI, Feb 27 2020 (IPS) Grief over the loss of a child poses a threat to public health in Sub-Saharan Africa, as nearly two-thirds of mothers in some countries suffer the death of at least one child, a study has found. According to the World Health Organization, 5.3 million children under five died in 2018 globally. The risk of a child dying before reaching five is about eight times higher in Africa than in Europe. According to the study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Excellent long-term stability of treatment gains of stepwise treatment for pediatric OCD
(Elsevier) A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that the long-term stability of treatment gains for children and adolescents diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), participating in a stepwise manualized treatment, is excellent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
Partisan divisions in favorable opinion of the ACA have gotten larger rather than smaller over time (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 26, 2020 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

Marijuana Use Continues to Grow in Older Adults Marijuana Use Continues to Grow in Older Adults
Cannabis use in older Americans is growing. New research shows that over a 4-year period use of the drug in individuals age 65 and older increased by 75%.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Startling' Increase in Alcohol-Induced Deaths'Startling' Increase in Alcohol-Induced Deaths
Alcohol-induced deaths in the US have increased substantially over the years and have recently accelerated, prompting calls for urgent action.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Abortion and suicide attempt - Hirakawa H, Ishii N.
We read with interest the Article by Julia Steinberg and colleagues in The Lancet Psychiatry,1 in which the authors examined the risk of first suicide attempt before and after abortion, adjusting for age, calendar year, socioeconomic status, history of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Abortion and suicide attempt - Authors' reply - Steinberg JR, Laursen TM, Adler NE, Munk-Olsen T.
In response to Hirofumi Hirakawa and Nobuyoshi Ishii's Correspondence,1 we are happy to clarify what we controlled for in our Article. We did control for diagnoses of bipolar disorder in the covariate of previous psychiatric contacts; this variable tur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Urgent outpatient care following mental health ED visits: a population-based study - Barker LC, Sunderji N, Kurdyak P, Stergiopoulos V, Gonz ález A, Kopp A, Vigod SN.
OBJECTIVE: Follow-up after psychiatric emergency department (ED) contact is key to optimizing outcomes for vulnerable patients. We aimed to quantify the likelihood of receiving outpatient mental health care after psychiatric ED visits in a population-level... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Parent and Child Mental Health and Health Care Utilization Parent and Child Mental Health and Health Care Utilization
This study examined the association of the mental health of the child and parent and health care utilization. What role might psychological services play in reducing pediatric HCU?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Cerebral Hemorrhage and Alcohol Exposure: A Review Cerebral Hemorrhage and Alcohol Exposure: A Review
This review examined the evidence for the association of alcohol intake with intracerebral hemorrhage. What are the possible mechanisms underlying the link between chronic alcohol abuse and ICH?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Impairment Screening
Evidence lacking for screening for community - dwelling older adults with no signs or symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Will Artificial Intelligence Make Psychiatry Better? Will Artificial Intelligence Make Psychiatry Better?
Attention and popularity in AI is increasing across medicine, and psychiatry is no exception. But can it live up to its promise and improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Intraday weather conditions can influence self-report of depressive symptoms - Xu C, Wu W, Peng-Li D, Xu P, Sun D, Wan B.
The weather is arguably one of the most common topics in daily conversation. However, it is also a well-known factor in psychiatric problems worldwide such as depression, where particularly elders and females are prone to the condition. Previous studies ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Content, diagnostic, correlational, and genetic similarities between common measures of childhood aggressive behaviors and related psychiatric traits - Hendriks AM, Ip HF, Nivard MG, Finkenauer C, van Beijsterveldt CEM, Bartels M, Boomsma DI.
This study aims to quantify agreement among widely used measures of childhood A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

5 Tips for Fighting Addiction
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Long - Term Antidepressant Use Appears to Raise Risk for T2DM
Study suggests glucose tolerance improves with antidepressant discontinuation or dose reduction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Medication Treatment May Lower Risk for Opioid Overdose Death
But protective effect during care does not last after discontinuation of treatment for opioid use disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines Implicated in High Rate of ED Visits Benzodiazepines Implicated in High Rate of ED Visits
Seven out of eight ED visits attributed to adverse events from benzodiazepines involve self-harm or nonmedical use of these drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fake psychiatrist 'did not contribute' to Suffolk man's death
An epileptic man's death "may have been prevented" by better follow-up care, an inquest hears. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Report Assesses Long-Term Health Effects of Antimalarial Drugs Used by U.S. Troops
While there is robust evidence about the concurrent side effects of antimalarial drugs, few studies have examined health effects that persist months or years after the drug was stopped. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds there is currently insufficient evidence to determine whether there is an association between antimalarial use and neurologic and psychiatric outcomes, including anxiety, depression, and the development of symptoms that mimic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Further research is warranted because existing studies are limited in their design. The repor...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 Tips for Fighting Addiction
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Overcoming addiction can be difficult, with powerful cravings often causing relapse. But a psychiatrist offers some tips for success. Know your triggers, said Dr. Nahla Mahgoub, of Gracie Square Hospital in New York... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mental-Health Researchers Ask: What Is ‘Recovery’?
There are many ways to measure mental distress. But it ’s far harder to predict, or even describe, the improvement that often follows. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict Carey Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Hearing Voices Network Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Therapy and Rehabilitation your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Gambia: Brusubi 'Rotaract' Club Visit 'Tanka Tanka' Psychiatric Hospital
[Foroyaa] The 'Rotaract' Club of Brusubi visited 'Tanka Tanka' Psychiatric Hospital on Friday February 14th with items such as sanitary pads, second hand clothes, underwear, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, a bag of rice and cake, to celebrate Valentine's Day with patients and staff of the Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ngomahuru Psychiatry Hospital Understaffed
[The Herald] Masvingo -Ngomahuru Psychiatry Hospital is understaffed and running with only 17 nurses instead of the required 60. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chronic inflammation in pregnancy linked to childhood neurodevelopmental delays
(Elsevier) A new study reported in the journal Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, strengthens evidence that chronic low-grade inflammation, common to these maternal conditions, may be partly to blame for the higher risk of childhood neurodevelopmental delays. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychiatry: Five clearly defined patterns
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Psychiatrists led by Nikolaos Koutsouleris from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have used a computer-based approach to assign psychotic patients diagnosed as bipolar or schizophrenic to five different subgroups. The method could lead to better therapies for psychoses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A psychiatrist was found guilty of distributing 1,200 painkillers after opioid task force bust
The doctor prescribed more than 1,200 pills to three sisters over a three-year span. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Bellware Source Type: news

Accidental deaths in young people with epilepsy and psychiatric comorbidity-a Danish nationwide cohort study - Aagaard SK, Dreier JW, Sun Y, Laursen TM, Christensen J.
The objective of this study was to investigate the accident-related mortality among people younger than 55  years of age with epilepsy compared with the general population and to study how psychiatric comorbidity influences this risk. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mild traumatic brain injury impacts associations between limbic system microstructure and post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology - Sydnor VJ, Bouix S, Pasternak O, Hartl E, Levin-Gleba L, Reid B, Tripodis Y, Guenette JP, Kaufmann D, Makris N, Fortier C, Salat DH, Rathi Y, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Shenton ME, Koerte IK.
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that afflicts many individuals, yet the neuropathological mechanisms that contribute to this disorder remain to be fully determined. Moreover, it is unclear how exposure to mild tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The quantification of the psychiatric revolution: a quasi-natural experiment of the suicide impact of the Basaglia Law - Ronchetti C, Toffolutti V, McKee M, Stuckler D.
BACKGROUND: The Italian 180/1978 reform abolishing asylums is one of the most contested mental health programs ever implemented. It aimed to shift care of mental illness into the community improving outcomes and reducing expenditure. It was a model for suc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Increases in Alcohol - Induced Death Rates ID ’ d Across U.S.
Alcohol - induced death rate increased among men and women, with recent acceleration in rate (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Smokers Who Quit Before Gastric Bypass Surgery Relapse
61.7 percent of those who smoked one year preop smoke at seven years postop (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Overcoming Agoraphobia
Anxiety and agoraphobia are two of the most searched for terms related to mental health in the UK. On average the two terms are searched for 122,000 times a month on Google suggesting a large need for help with this area. Agoraphobia is typically found in up to 3% of the population. Mainly people aged 20-30 with it being twice as prevalent in women. But anyone can suffer from this regardless of age, sex or gender. Under the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, agoraphobia is defined as a condition where individuals have a disproportionate fear of public places. People often see environm...
Source: Psych Central - February 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gregory Warwick, DCounsPsych, CPsych, AFBPsS Tags: Agoraphobia Anxiety Panic Disorder Exposure Therapy Panic Attack Source Type: news

Video » Depression Mental Health Minute
Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Few U.S. Residential Drug Treatment Centers Give Recommended Medications Few U.S. Residential Drug Treatment Centers Give Recommended Medications
Most people who check in to residential treatment facilities to recover from opioid use disorder won't be given medicines proven to help combat addiction, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Specific Gut Bacteria in Infants Linked to Future Anxiety Specific Gut Bacteria in Infants Linked to Future Anxiety
Lower levels of a specific gut bacteria in infants are associated with the development of anxiety in toddlers, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Suicidal Patients Often Excluded From Antidepressant Trials Suicidal Patients Often Excluded From Antidepressant Trials
Clinical trials of antidepressants that inform FDA approval decisions often exclude suicidal patients, leaving clinicians uncertain of the efficacy of these drugs in this patient population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Handling a Stressful Day
For me, the most important day of the month is when I go to the veteran’s hospital where I get my medication. I wake up before 8am to make sure I get a parking spot. I immediately go to the blood lab where I get blood work done to ensure that I am not experiencing any adverse reactions to my medication. After my blood has been taken, I go to my appointment with my doctor. This would be a normal schedule for me. When things do not go as planned, an interruption in the routine can create stress. Stress can be a trigger for my schizophrenia. I take deep breathes and deal with other triggers like needing a cup of coffee...
Source: Psych Central - February 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Schizoaffective Disorder Schizophrenia Antipsychotic Psychosis veterans Source Type: news

Severe Infection Tied to Substance-Induced Psychosis Severe Infection Tied to Substance-Induced Psychosis
Severe infection is linked to an increased risk of substance-induced psychosis. However, hepatitis is the most strongly linked and the only infection tied to schizophrenia conversion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

NHS 'took 18 months to help after suicide attempt'
Poor treatment for those who self-harm or attempt suicide is putting lives at risk, psychiatrists say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Declining Physical Activity at Age 12 Tied to Depression at 18 Declining Physical Activity at Age 12 Tied to Depression at 18
In the first study to objectively measure physical activity in teens, investigators found declining physical activity starting at age 12 was linked to an increase in depression scores at age 18.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
About three - quarters report voluntarily telling a health care provider outside gender clinic about their identity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 20, 2020 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