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Medical News Today: The Lazarus phenomenon: When the 'dead' come back to life
It is not often that patients who have been declared dead return to life, but it does happen. We explore what is known as the Lazarus phenomenon. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Does meditation carry a risk of harmful side effects?
Conclusion Many people around the world find meditation can be helpful. However, as with most things, there can be downsides. Some people – especially if they practice intensive meditation for many hours, such as on a retreat – have challenging or difficult experiences. Some religious teachers within Buddhism say these can be part of the path of the religious experience. However, for people doing meditation hoping to experience health benefits, without a religious context, these experiences can be unexpected and difficult to deal with. There are limitations in this study that mean we shouldn't try to apply it t...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Penn Medicine's Irene Hurford receives Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Irene Hurford, MD, an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry, has received a 2017 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Interactive Module Aims to Clarify Professional Boundaries
Module focuses on potential boundary violations relating to treating family, colleagues, receiving gifts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Alcohol, drug, violence and self harm among teens need similar attention
It's obvious that youngsters who harm themselves need psychiatric care, but drugs, alcohol, and violent injuries should set off similar mental-health alarm bells, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

To Nurture Compassionate Children, Start At Birth
Parents, caregivers and teachers often focus on teaching children to speak, to read and even to play. We also need to focus on helping to build children’s capacity for compassion, empathy and constructive experiences with others. These are called social-emotional skills, and they are vital to children’s success in school and life. Thankfully, every adult in children’s lives can help them build these skills – right from the start.  Children’s earliest experiences meaningfully shape who they are. From the moment they’re born, parents and caregivers can help children build a strong soc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism ’ s ‘ Worryingly ’ High Suicide Rates Spur Conference
Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

U.S. Moms - to - Be Often Victims of Assault
Researchers recommended routine prenatal screening for violence and trauma (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm
They're more likely to be obese and struggle with emotional eating as adults, research finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad ’ s ‘ Softer Side ’ ?
Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

5 Ways We Can Begin Taking Preventative Measures Today To Improve Brain Fitness
This study was one of the catalysts for other researchers to begin exploring just how malleable the brain truly is, and how brain performance can be improved through deliberate practice. Combine these two categories of brain health—diagnosable diseases and “brain fitness”—and suddenly a new conversation has risen: can neuroplasticity-based brain training and related research-to-practice innovation actually impact mental health, help improve people’s lives, and finally, have a significant impact on the associated economic issues. BrainFutures thinks so. BrainFutures 2017, a conference set for ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH to Host Multimodal Brain Stimulation Speaker Series
Beginning May 31, 2017, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will launch a speaker series intended to bring together leaders in the field conducting research using non-invasive brain stimulation and functional imaging including EEG, fMRI, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Politics Are Sick. Time to Call a Doctor? Politics Are Sick. Time to Call a Doctor?
By infusing government with scientists and clinicians, we might get a healthier democracy, Dr Jeffrey Lieberman argues.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Trump Wasn’t Always So Linguistically Challenged. What Could Explain The Change?
It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice: “ ... there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself — and the Russians, zero.” When President Trump offered that response to a question at a press conference last week, it was the latest example of his tortured syntax, mid-thought changes of subject, and apparent trouble formulating complete sentences, let alone a coherent paragraph, in unscripted speech. He was not always so linguistically challenged. STAT reviewed decades of Trump’s on-air interviews a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Standing Room Only at APA Town Hall on Physician Burnout Standing Room Only at APA Town Hall on Physician Burnout
Patient overload, frustrations with electronic health records, and growing cynicism were all discussed at the lively and crowded APA Town Hall on career burnout.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel ADHD Med May Make Mornings Easier
(MedPage Today) -- Improved BSFQ scores in kids with ADHD (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Morning Break: Magic Mushrooms; Mental Health Czar; ABIM Disclosures
(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, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Intranasal oxytocin increases emotion perception in autism
Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study published inTranslational Psychiatrysuggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Meditation Not All Sweetness and Light Meditation Not All Sweetness and Light
Individuals who practice meditation may have unexpected, challenging, distressing, and even functionally impairing experiences, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How To Tell A New Partner You Have A Mental Illness
I cried in his arms our first night together. I’m not good, I kept repeating, tears falling into my ears as he caressed my face. I knew what love required, and I knew that, time and again, I’d failed at giving it because of the ways my anxiety distorted my thinking, and my panic disorder made me alternately dependent, selfish, and needy. I wanted to write him a guide for loving me, so he could understand that when I tried to break up with him when one thing went wrong, when I changed plans because I didn’t feel like I could leave my house, when I criticized him much too harshly, it was because of faulty t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outreach » Professional Coalition for Research Progress: 2017 Meeting
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened the eighth Professional Coalition for Research Progress (Coalition) Meeting which served as an opportunity for representatives from professional organizations with an interest in NIMH research to hear about advances in mental health research, current and new research directions, and strategies for NIMH. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Brain images reveal roots of kids' increasing cognitive control
(Cell Press) As children age into adolescence and on into young adulthood, they show dramatic improvements in their ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions. Those 'executive functions' of the brain are key factors in determining outcomes, including educational success, drug use, and psychiatric illness. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on May 25 have mapped the changes in the network organization of the brain that underlie those improvements in executive function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA researchers find brain differences between people with genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism
A UCLA study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.Theresearch, published May 23 in the Journal of Neuroscience, sheds light on how an excess, or absence, of genetic material on a particular chromosome affects neural development.“Notably, the opposing anatomical patterns we observed were most prominent in brain regions important for social functioning,” said Carrie Bearden, lead author of the study and a pr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drink and drug service cuts will hit overstretched A & Es
Cuts to addiction services will impact A&Es and cost the NHS more in the long run, claims a Royal College of Psychiatrists professor. Budgets for services in some areas have been slashed by 50%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why This Clinic For Moms With Postpartum Depression Is A Game Changer
A new clinic in New York City is helping moms prioritize their mental health with its focus on diagnosing and treating women for postpartum depression and other postpartum disorders. The Motherhood Center of New York, which opened two months ago, offers treatment for moms battling perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Most commonly, the staff there treats moms with postpartum depression, but they also help women with postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis along with patients dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss. Paige Bellenbaum, program director at the Motherhood Center, said the hundreds...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parent-Delivered CBT May Widen Access to Anxiety Treatment Parent-Delivered CBT May Widen Access to Anxiety Treatment
This study shows that parent-delivered CBT is more cost-effective than therapist-delivered solution-focused brief therapy and is equally effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Strep Infection in Kids Ups Risk of Future Mental Disorders (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Danish study examines some aspects of PANDAS hypothesis (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

13 Reasons Why We Should Be Talking About Teen Suicide
By Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD The Netflix documentary series Thirteen Reasons Why has created a lot of social media buzz and has brought the topic of teen suicide to the forefront—in good ways and bad ways—since its release. The series graphically depicts the events surrounding a fictional teen’s suicide. It is indeed engaging, and the first few episodes draw the viewer in—but as the storyline unfolds, the glamorized and graphic depictions of suicide and revenge only reinforce popular misconceptions about suicide and the stigma of mental illness. The premise—in which the suicide has already been ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Sleep May Hike Mortality in Metabolic Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Highest risk in those with high blood pressure, poor glucose metabolism (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

PUFAs May Help Prevent'Brain Aging'PUFAs May Help Prevent'Brain Aging '
Polyunsaturated fatty acids promote healthy aging of the brain by supporting integrity of structures underpinning fluid intelligence and memory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ATS: Cancer - Related Suicide Risk Highest for Lung Cancer Patients
Odds up four - fold compared to people in the general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Helping Transgender College Students: Lessons From FSU Helping Transgender College Students: Lessons From FSU
Transgender youth on campus can face enormous challenges, but a unique initiative developed at Florida State University has gone a long way toward addressing the needs of this vulnerable student group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Politics Is Changing Conversations Between Therapists And Patients
The 2016 election and its aftermath brought unprecedented levels of stress surrounding politics. Just ask therapists. Mental health experts say the current political climate is coming up with patients during their sessions more than ever before ― and there are no signs of it slowing down. “Conversations have changed,” Cheryl Gore-Felton, a psychologist at Stanford Health Care, told HuffPost. “The anxiety and worry about the future are not new topics, but what is new is their relationship to politics.” A poll conducted in January by the American Psychological Association found that two thirds of al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychiatrists Anxious, Fearful Over Trump Budget Psychiatrists Anxious, Fearful Over Trump Budget
The newly released Trump Administration budget was a big concern for psychiatrists attending an APA Annual Meeting session with SAMHSA's deputy assistant secretary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Dark Web' Offers Easy Access to Illicit Drugs'Dark Web' Offers Easy Access to Illicit Drugs
Psychiatrists should be aware their patients may be involved in a flourishing underground pharmacy economy facilitated by the'Dark Web. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Anxiety disorders in adults with childhood traumatic brain injury: evidence of difficulties more than 10 years postinjury - Albicini M, McKinlay A.
OBJECTIVE: To explore long-term psychiatric outcomes in individuals with a history of childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) or orthopedic injury (OI). SETTING: Hospital emergency department, medical admission records and outpatient settings. PARTICIPANTS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anti-VEGF Injections Bring on Eye Anxiety
(MedPage Today) -- Many patients report stress from intravitreal treatments (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Montreal schizophrenia patients face their demons through virtual reality
An experimental treatment being piloted at Montreal's Philippe-Pinel Institute allows psychiatric patients to interact with avatars designed by them, to learn to suppress their inner voices. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

After destroying millions of children with psychiatric drugs, the industry now wants the FDA to expand electroshock "therapy" on children
(Natural News) Some people think that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, is one of those horrible treatments from yesteryear that civilized societies no longer undertake. However, approximately one million people around the world are given electroshock every year, including 100,000 Americans. Perhaps most disturbingly, some of the people who undergo this terrifying and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does the Way Trump Speaks Reveal an Underlying Problem?
(MedPage Today) -- An examination of the President's linguistic decline (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Book Review: The Anti-Depressant Book
Teenage suicides can leave us all feeling helpless — especially when they happen in epidemic proportions. But for teenagers who suffer from the sort of depression that might make them want to take their own life, there are few books written just for them. Adolescent psychiatrist Jacob Towery’s new book is an exception. Practical, easy to read, and extremely useful, The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide For Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy doesn’t simply offer one technique, but a wide variety suited specifically for the unique needs of teenagers. Towery starts...
Source: Psych Central - May 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Antidepressants Book Reviews Depression Medications Psychiatry Psychology Adolescents Anti Depressants Jacob Towery Teen Depression teen mental health Source Type: news

Underutilization of Clozapine'Shameful, Embarrassing'Underutilization of Clozapine'Shameful, Embarrassing '
Clozapine is underprescribed for schizophrenia because of concerns of adverse events and inadequate training. One expert says this underutilization"is shameful and embarrassing" for psychiatry.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: What Animals Teach Us
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how payers game Medicare, inconsistent cancer screening advice (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Political Turmoil, Health Reform Up Americans' Anxiety Levels Political Turmoil, Health Reform Up Americans' Anxiety Levels
A new poll shows that political turmoil and concerns about healthcare and health reform are contributing to rising rates of anxiety among Americans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

High Anxiety: Political Turmoil, Health Reform Take Their Toll High Anxiety: Political Turmoil, Health Reform Take Their Toll
A new poll shows that political turmoil and concerns about healthcare and health reform are contributing to rising rates of anxiety among Americans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

​UC Health begins construction of $60M neuroscience institute, provides first look inside
UC Health began construction today on a headquarters for the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, a $60.5 million outpatient center in Corryville that will treat people with neurologic and psychiatric diseases. Messer Construction Co. of Bond Hill is general contractor for the four-story building at 223 Piedmont Ave., UC Health disclosed today. The Chicago-based Perkins+Will architectural firm designed the 114,000-square-foot building, which will bring together more than 125… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Mom accuses Phoenix Children's Hospital of patient privacy violations
A Valley mom has accused Phoenix Children's Hospital of violating patient privacy laws. In a Facebook post from a mom worried that Phoenix Children’s Hospital violated patient privacy laws: “Are you familiar with HIPAA violations,” the Facebook post from Jennifer Maggiore starts. The PCH postcard addressed to her son was a notification that his doctor was leaving and that PCH didn’t have enough doctors to absorb his patients. The problem, she said, is that the postcard came from the psychiatry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news