Methylphenidate Good First - Choice Pediatric ADHD Drug
For adults, amphetamines are reasonable first choice to treat attention - deficit hyperactivity disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Trump Wants Opioid Manufacturers to Face a Federal Lawsuit Trump Wants Opioid Manufacturers to Face a Federal Lawsuit
President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit, separate from state lawsuits, against opioid manufacturers in an effort to help stem an epidemic of addiction in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Five Symptoms in Young Girls Tied to Early Adult Anxiety
(MedPage Today) -- " Not liked " in kindergarten linked to negative mental health effects (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

‘It Reopened Some Old Wounds.’ For Some Survivors, Retelling Church Sex Abuse Brings Back PTSD, Anxiety—and Closure
For decades, Tim Lennon repressed memories of the childhood abuse he says he suffered at the hands of a priest. It wasn’t until 1995, when Lennon was in his late 40s and living in San Francisco, that he stumbled across information about clergy sexual abuse and felt decades-old memories come flooding back. “I said, ‘Oh my god, that happened to me,'” Lennon remembers. But even that moment, he says, didn’t prepare him for the memories that resurfaced in 2010 — an avalanche that he believes was triggered by his twin daughters turning 12, the age around which he says he was raped by a priest....
Source: TIME: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Over 75 People in Connecticut Park Overdosed on K2 in a Day Over 75 People in Connecticut Park Overdosed on K2 in a Day
Samples sent to the DEA contained potent synthetic marijuana. A local man was arrested and is considered a person of interest regarding at least some of the overdoses, most of which happened in a park near Yale.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk
In the largest study of its kind to date, investigators found a modest but worrisome association between use of benzodiazepines and an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Counseling Needed for Pediatric Patients With Impaired Fertility
Report outlines recommendations for counseling of those at risk for sexual dysfunction, fertility issues (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Letter should be sent informing patient of their discharge, providing at least 30 days'notice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology Source Type: news

Object Constancy:  Understanding the Fear of Abandonment and Borderline Personality Disorder
This article focuses on the fear of abandonment, which, to its excess, could show up as a lingering feeling of insecurity, intrusive thoughts, emptiness, unstable sense of self, clinginess, neediness, extreme mood fluctuations and frequent relationship conflicts. On the flip side, one might also cope by cutting off completely, and become emotionally numb. Neuroscientists have found that our parents’ response to our attachment-seeking behaviors, especially during the first two years of our lives, encode our model of the world. If as infants, we have healthy attachment interactions with an attuned, available, and nurt...
Source: Psych Central - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Imi Lo Tags: Borderline Personality Codependence DBT Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Trauma Treatment Source Type: news

Yes, You Can Prevent Suicide
(MedPage Today) -- Advice from a physician and suicide survivor (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Ketamine augmentation for major depressive disorder and suicidal ideation: preliminary experience in an inpatient psychiatry setting - Sinyor M, Williams M, Belo S, Orser B, Vincent M, Mah L, Zarate C, Castel S, Levitt AJ, Schaffer A.
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is known to rapidly reduce depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation (SI) in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), but evidence is limited for its acceptability and effectiveness in "real-world" settings. This case series exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Anhedonia and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in psychiatric outpatients: the role of acuity - Hawes M, Galynker I, Barzilay S, Yaseen ZS.
BACKGROUND: Anhedonia-impairment related to the experience of pleasure-has been identified as a potential risk factor for suicide, with some mixed findings. The current study sought to clarify the role of acuity of anhedonia in the relationship between anh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

First Biomarker Evidence Autism Is Linked to DDT First Biomarker Evidence Autism Is Linked to DDT
A large study provides the first biomarker evidence that maternal exposure to the pesticide DDT may raise the risk for autism in offspring.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Efficacy of Alcohol Interventions for Incarcerated People Efficacy of Alcohol Interventions for Incarcerated People
How effective are current alcohol interventions in the prison setting?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

BU professor receives Presidential Award from the American Psychological Association
(Boston University School of Medicine) Terence M. Keane, PhD, professor of psychiatry and clinical psychology and assistant dean for research at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received the Presidential Award from the Division of Trauma Psychology at the American Psychological Association (APA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy increases risk of mood disorders for female offspring
(Elsevier) High maternal levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy increase anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring at the age of 2, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The effect of elevated maternal cortisol on the negative offspring behavior appeared to result from patterns of stronger communication between brain regions important for sensory and emotion processing. The findings emphasize the importance of prenatal conditions for susceptibility of later mental health problems in offspring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Professionals Have Role in Warning About Impaired Driving
Substantial portion of drug - tested, fatally injured drivers test positive for opioids or marijuana (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

‘You Have a New Identity.’ Patients Share What It’s Like to Recover From a Face Transplant
After having more than 20 surgeries over four years, Katie Stubblefield finally has a new face. In May of last year, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic helped the then 21-year-old become the world’s 40th face transplant recipient, and the youngest in U.S. history. Today, Stubblefield, whose story was first told in National Geographic’s September cover story, is recovering well — and adjusting to the novel life, identity and reality that come with her new appearance. “I’m starting over in a lot of ways,” Stubblefield says through her parents, Robb and Alesia. (Her speech is still recovering ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Bedtime ADHD Tx OK'd; Benzodiazepine Scripts Rise; Exercise Vs. Addiction
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cosmetic Procedures Boost Well - Being, Poll Shows
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed
Expert panel recommends five action steps for treating opioid abuse and its intersecting epidemics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices
In survey of independent practices in NYC, higher adaptive reserve linked to lower odds of burnout (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Marijuana May Improve Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer
Some significant benefits observed in quality of life domains for patients with newly diagnosed HNC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, ENT, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
Most due to respiratory distress, psychiatric/behavioral emergencies, or seizures (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Technology has driven us into a cognition crisis. Is there anything we can do about it?
Adam Gazzaley, a scientist who ’s spent his career researching the link between human nature and technology, has some advice on what we can do about our generation’s cognition crisis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Peer Pressure Tactic Successfully Curbs Overprescribing Peer Pressure Tactic Successfully Curbs Overprescribing
Peer comparison letters sent to high-volume quetiapine prescribers led to a significant reduction in the number of prescriptions written for elderly patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Parental Religious Beliefs Influence Kids' Suicide Risk Parental Religious Beliefs Influence Kids' Suicide Risk
Offspring of parents with strong religious beliefs have an 80% reduced risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Monthly HIV Tx Effective; Curing Hemophilia; Elephants and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

No Benefit of Switching Antipsychotics in Early Schizophrenia No Benefit of Switching Antipsychotics in Early Schizophrenia
Patients with first-episode schizophrenia who don't respond to a first antipsychotic may achieve rapid remission with clozapine, a drug that's usually reserved for severe disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The dynamic relationship between insight and suicidal behavior in first episode psychosis patients over 3-year follow-up - Ayesa-Arriola R, Ter án JMP, Moríñigo JDL, Rivero MC, Setién-Suero E, Al-Halabi S, Cuesta MJ, David AS, Crespo-Facorro B.
Studies have established the high risk of suicide in first episode psychosis (FEP). Between 15% and 26% of FEP patients attempt suicide at least once before their first contact with psychiatric services and 2-5% die from suicide. Also, many patients with s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Characteristics of a suicide attempt predict who makes another attempt after hospital discharge: a decision-tree investigation - Jordan JT, McNiel DE.
The year following discharge from psychiatric hospitalization is a high-risk period for suicidal behavior, particularly among patients initially hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Demographic and clinical correlates have been identified; however, charac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Agreement between self and psychiatrist reporting of suicidal ideation at a Veterans Administration psychiatric emergency clinic - McClure JR, Tal I, Macera CA, Ji M, Nievergelt CM, Lee SY, Kayman J, Zisook S.
BACKGROUND: With suicide rising in the United States, identifying and preventing suicides is increasingly important. To provide a valuable step toward achieving effective suicide risk assessment, this study examines the agreement between self-report measur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How well do incident reporting systems work on inpatient psychiatric units? - Reilly CA, Cullen SW, Watts BV, Mills PD, Paull DE, Marcus SC.
BACKGROUND: Adverse events and medical errors have been shown to be a persistent issue in health care. However, little research has been conducted regarding the efficacy of incident reporting systems, particularly within an inpatient psychiatry setting. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Boundary-spanning care: reducing psychiatric rehospitalization and self-injury in a jail population - Bursac R, Raffa L, Solimo A, Bell C, Ford E.
This study examined the impact of a pilot treatment program involving continuity of patient c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Predeployment predictors of psychiatric disorder-symptoms and interpersonal violence during combat deployment - Rosellini AJ, Stein MB, Benedek DM, Bliese PD, Chiu WT, Hwang I, Monahan J, Nock MK, Sampson NA, Street AE, Zaslavsky AM, Ursano RJ, Kessler RC.
BACKGROUND: Preventing suicides, mental disorders, and noncombat-related interpersonal violence during deployment are priorities of the US Army. We used predeployment survey and administrative data to develop actuarial models to identify soldiers at high r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A study of psychiatric comorbidity after traumatic limb amputation: a neglected entity - Sahu A, Gupta R, Sagar S, Kumar M, Sagar R.
BACKGROUND: Amputation following trauma is emerging as a major health burden on the medical services and on the families and the society as well. Loss of limbs causes inability to support self and the family that further leads to various psychiatric disord... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide and physician-assisted death for persons with psychiatric disorders: how much overlap? - Kim SYH, Conwell Y, Caine ED.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Male tobacco smokers have brain-wide reduction of CB1 receptors
(Elsevier) Chronic, frequent tobacco smokers have a decreased number of cannabinoid CB1 receptors, the 'pot receptor', when compared with non-smokers, reports a study in Biological Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AMA Adopts New Policy on Housing for Homeless
Housing declared top priority for improving health, well - being of chronically homeless (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: The Beauty of Human Anatomy
(MedPage Today) -- Also, keys to understanding and resisting burnout (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New Textbook Tackles the Occupational Hazard of Physician Suicide New Textbook Tackles the Occupational Hazard of Physician Suicide
The American Psychiatric Association has published a new textbook designed to educate trainees and established practitioners alike about the growing occupational hazard of physician suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

When Head Injuries Make Life Too Hard, Suicide Risk May Rise
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in ‘ Global Loneliness Epidemic ’
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Peer Comparisons Can Decrease Risky Prescribing Patterns
Meaningful, persistent drop in quetiapine prescribing seen, with no negative patient effects (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Intervention Cuts Risk for HIV in Young Transgender Women
Intervention group had greater reduction in condomless sex acts versus standard of care group (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases
Dually trained med/psych physicians can effectively care for hospital patients with psychiatric issues (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: DNA Risk Calculator; Xolair for Food Allergies; Med Students Ditch School
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Physicians boarded in both medicine and psychiatry can offer a way to address some of the challenges associated with caring for medical patients with psychiatric comorbidities, according to an article published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals again rank No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 7 nationally
UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica ranked No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 2 in California and No. 7 nationally in the annual U.S. News& World Report assessment released today.It ’s the 29th consecutive year that U.S. News has placed UCLA Health on its honor roll, a distinction reserved for only 20 hospitals in the nation that deliver high-quality care across a range of specialties, procedures and conditions.“UCLA Health is proud to once again be recognized for comprehensive excellence in patient care,” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of the UCLA Hospital Syste...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More Evidence Exercise Improves Mental Health More Evidence Exercise Improves Mental Health
This study, which included over 1 million people, found that exercise has beneficial effects on mental health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news