Blog Post » Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide
In this message for National Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH ’ s efforts to address the rising rates of suicide in the U.S. among Black youth. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Even Moderate Drinking May Raise Hypertension Risk in Diabetes Even Moderate Drinking May Raise Hypertension Risk in Diabetes
Moderate alcohol use is thought to have a cardioprotective effect, but a new study points to an increased risk of hypertension with such use in patients with T2D.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Low-Level Light Therapy Safe for TBI in Humans Low-Level Light Therapy Safe for TBI in Humans
The first trial of its kind in humans has concluded that low-level infrared light therapy not only is safe after mild TBI but also positively affects the brain in a measurable manner.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Suicide attempt by self-dissection of permanent pacemaker leads - Masoom H, Berbenetz NM, Chow J, Acosta JG, Amin F.
We present the case of a patient with depression who attempted suicide through self-dissection and severing of her permanent pacemaker leads. The case highlights the importance of screening for psychiatric disorders prior to device implantation and continu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Mental Illness Recognition Up in U.K. General Hospital Admissions
Diagnostic recording less accurate for those with minority ethnicity, married status, better health (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Loneliness a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Findings independent of known diabetes risk factors, depression, living alone, social isolation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk
Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with up to a twofold increased risk of dementia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Stress, Depressive Symptoms Up With Increasing COVID - 19 Deaths
Exposure to COVID - 19 - related media, conflicting COVID - 19 information in media linked to symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Middle - Aged Americans Report More Pain Than Seniors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Surge in Opioid Overdoses Linked to COVID-19 Surge in Opioid Overdoses Linked to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an surge in opioid overdose deaths, a new study confirms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities
On July 13, the National Institute of Mental Health held a virtual meeting to help promote HIV prevention and treatment science, as well as inform the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative (EHE) and HIV efforts worldwide through furthering HIV-related intersectional stigma and discrimination research advances and opportunities. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities Workshop (Virtual)
On July 13, the National Institute of Mental Health held a virtual meeting to help promote HIV prevention and treatment science, as well as inform the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative (EHE) and HIV efforts worldwide through furthering HIV-related intersectional stigma and discrimination research advances and opportunities. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

SSRIs Linked to'Small But Significant' Increase in Violent Crime SSRIs Linked to'Small But Significant' Increase in Violent Crime
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may increase risk for committing violent crime -- even up to 12 weeks after drug discontinuation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Hostility Predicts Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome
More than half of patients scored as hostile; hostility predicts all - cause mortality but not ACS recurrence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Timing of Gender - Affirming Care Linked to Mental Health
Mental health worse with late pubertal stage, older age for youth presenting for gender - affirming care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Inverted U - Shaped Link Seen for Sleep Duration, Cognitive Decline
Decline in global cognitive z - score faster for individuals with ≤ 4 hours, ≥ 10 hours of sleep nightly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Patient characteristics associated with the need for long-term treatment in a child psychiatry hospital after the earthquake in Mexico City - Ulloa RE, Sarmiento E.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the demographic and clinical characteristics associated with the need for long-term treatment in a child psychiatry facility. METHOD: Demographic characteristics, diagnosis, source of referral, time elap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Guidance for working with a patient who elicits fear in the psychiatrist - Nossel I, Lowenthal D.
While it is clear that most societal violence is not due to mental illness, there is conflicting evidence regarding whether mental illness itself increases violence risk.1 Nonetheless, variables associated with mental illness, particularly substance abuse,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Attempted suicide in a woman with steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis: a case report - Fatica JP, Hussain N, Khan A, Yadav S.
Steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis (SREAT) is a rare phenomenon that manifests with nonspecific psychiatric and neurological signs and symptoms, an elevated serum thyroid peroxidase antibody level, and a positive treat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Implementing a program to reduce restraint and seclusion utilization in a public-sector hospital: clinical innovations, preliminary findings, and lessons learned - Dike CC, Lamb-Pagone J, Howe D, Beavers P, Bugella BA, Hillbrand M.
The Alternative to Restraint and Seclusion State Incentive Grant was a national initiative to reduce restraint and seclusion use in psychiatric hospitals and community based mental health settings sponsored by the National Association of State Mental Healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Neurophysiology and psychopathology underlying PTSD and recent insights into the PTSD therapies-a comprehensive review - Aliev G, Beeraka NM, Nikolenko VN, Svistunov AA, Rozhnova T, Kostyuk S, Cherkesov I, Gavryushova LV, Chekhonatsky AA, Mikhaleva LM, Somasundaram SG, Avila-Rodriguez MF, Kirkland CE.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a well-known psychiatric disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Pharmacodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) have been used to treat patients with PTSD. However, it remains unclear whether t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The cost of safety: balancing risk and liberty in psychiatric units - Zhong R, Wasser T.
The systems approach is a widely accepted method for addressing healthcare adverse events. However, when adverse events are behavioral in nature, such as self-injury or aggression, a systems approach can restrict patient autonomy. We propose guidelines for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonist-related intoxication: impact and legislative success - Hassen GW, Eng A, Scherbakova I, Majid AEA, Piscina AR, Amilineni T, Francois C, Roy A, Yiu K, Li C, Lyashenko M, Diep M, Chirurgi R, Pashmforoosh G, Kalantari H.
Synthetic cannabinoids Receptor Agonist (SCRA) intoxication presents with various medical and psychiatric symptoms. The products are sold as K2 or Spice. The symptoms range from agitation, altered mental status (AMS), lethargy, paranoid behavior, psychosis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Reducing violent incidents between police officers and people with psychiatric or substance use disorders - Pollack HA, Humphreys K.
This article describes evidence-based strategies designed to reduce the prevalence of police encounters with people in behavioral crisis (PBCs) and to make such encounters less dangerous for all parties when they do occur. Some of these strategies are impl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Demographic, clinical and social characteristics of forensic patients diagnosed with schizophrenia at the Free State Psychiatric Complex, Bloemfontein, South Africa - Setlaba NNC, Mosotho NL, Joubert G.
Schizophrenia, prevalent in forensic mental health settings, is chronic and devastating, with a generally unfavourable course and prognosis. The aim of this study was to determine the demographic, clinical and social characteristics of forensic patients di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Patricide and overkill: a review of the literature and case report of a murder with Capgras delusion - Trotta S, Mandarelli G, Ferorelli D, Solarino B.
[SafetyLit note: Capgras syndrome is a psychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member (or pet) has been replaced by an identical impostor] Despite being an infrequent crime, parental h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention? Antidepressants for Dementia Prevention?
The SSRI escitalopram appears to lower amyloid-beta levels in cerebrospinal fluid of cognitively normal older adults, suggesting a potential role for these drugs in preventing Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep
Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Amanda Bowles: Doctor error contributed to anorexic woman's death
An eating disorder psychiatrist apologises to Amanda Bowles' family for not intervening sooner. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older Adults Experiencing More Loneliness During Pandemic
However, many do report using technology to connect with friends and family (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Depression Common Among Psoriasis Patients
Women, patients younger than 30 years have higher rates of depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

A Young Physician Hopes to Buck the Status Quo in Congress A Young Physician Hopes to Buck the Status Quo in Congress
In November, Dr Cameron Webb could become the first Black physician ever elected to Congress, where he hopes to bridge the gap between health and politics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel Tool May Predict Bipolar Disorder Long Before Onset Novel Tool May Predict Bipolar Disorder Long Before Onset
A unique machine learning tool shows promise in predicting the onset of bipolar disorder years before it occurs, results of a new proof-of-concept study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ECG Promising for Predicting Major Depression, Treatment Response ECG Promising for Predicting Major Depression, Treatment Response
The resting heart rate of patients with major depression may offer clues as to how well they will respond to antidepressant therapy, and may even predict disease onset, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Meta - Analysis Links PTSD to Increased Dementia Risk
Risk up in veterans and general population, remains significant after exclusion of high - bias studies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Substance Use Disorder Linked to Increased Risk for COVID - 19
Increased risk especially strong for those with opioid use disorder, tobacco use disorder (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Passing Out From Alcohol Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk Passing Out From Alcohol Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk
Alcohol-induced loss of consciousness is associated with a doubling of the risk for subsequent dementia, regardless of overall alcohol consumption, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia? Vitamin B1 Deficiency a Key Driver of Alcohol-Related Dementia?
Individuals with alcohol use disorder have higher rates of dementia, and new research suggests that thiamine deficiency might play a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis Links PTSD to Increased Dementia Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with the risk for dementia, according to a meta-analysis published online Sept. 15 in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Mia Maria Günak, from University College... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Substance Use Disorder Linked to Increased Risk for COVID-19
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Substance use disorder (SUD) is associated with a higher risk for COVID-19 than that seen in the general population, as well as worse outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in Molecular Psychiatry. Quan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Traumatic events and adolescent psychopathology in a United States national probability sample - Vacek S, Whisman MA.
This study was conducted to examine, in a U.S. probability sample of adolescents, the associ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Screening for plagiarism in psychiatric research: similarity scores are not all the same (letter) - Miller BJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The impact of socially stigmatized preexisting conditions on outcomes after injury - Ma LW, Kaufman EJ, Hatchimonji JS, Xiong R, Scantling DR, Stoecker JB, Holena DN.
BACKGROUND: Socially stigmatized preexisting conditions (SSPECs), including alcohol use disorder (AUD), drug use disorder (DUD), and major psychiatric illness, may lead to provider minimization of patient symptoms and have been associated with negative out... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"Don't … break down on Tuesday because the mental health services are only in town on Thursday": a qualitative study of service provision related barriers to, and facilitators of farmers' mental health help-seeking - Vayro C, Brownlow C, Ireland M, March S.
The suicide rate of farmers is approximately double that of the general Australian population, yet farmers employ fewer help-seeking behaviours (Arnautovska et al. in Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:593-599, 2014; Brew et al. in BMC Public Health 16:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Matt Hancock urged: stop withdrawal of lithium drug
We've partnered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the College of Mental Health pharmacy, the Royal College of GPsand patient groups to urge Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Mat (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Violence risk assessment in mental health care - Journal of Psychiatric Practice outlines a therapeutic risk management approach
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Assessing the potential for violent behavior by patients with psychiatric disorders is an essential but challenging responsibility for mental health professionals. A five-part series currently being published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice summarizes an expert approach to screening, assessment, and management of the risk of " other-directed violence. " The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Gut a New Therapeutic Target for Major Depression? The Gut a New Therapeutic Target for Major Depression?
Unique bacterial profiles in the gut microbiota of patients with major depression, particularly in those with treatment-resistant disease, suggest dietary interventions may be worth trying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ADHD Prevalence Higher Among Blacks Than U.S. Population
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Black individuals may be at higher risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than the general U.S. population, according to a review published online Sept. 9 in JAMA Psychiatry. Jude Mary C énat, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news