Top Ten Drugs Tied to Overdose Deaths Top Ten Drugs Tied to Overdose Deaths
US deaths from drug overdose increased 54% from 2011 to 2016, a new report by the CDC shows. Although rankings changed, the top 10 drugs involved remained consistent throughout the study period.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Science News » Studies Support Use of Team-Based Care for Early Psychosis
Two recent studies add to the evidence that team-based early intervention services are feasible in real-world health care settings and result in improved outcomes for patients. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Real-Time Remote Therapies Effective for Smoking Cessation Real-Time Remote Therapies Effective for Smoking Cessation
Offering evaluation and treatment for smoking cessation via audiovisual conferencing results in quit rates equivalent to in-person treatment, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamin D May Prevent Schizophrenia -- or It May Not Prenatal Vitamin D May Prevent Schizophrenia -- or It May Not
As tantalizing as the findings of a new study may be, no real cause and effect has been established with this'lifestyle biomarker ,'says Dr Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamin D May Prevent Schizophrenia -- But Really? Prenatal Vitamin D May Prevent Schizophrenia -- But Really?
As tantalizing as the findings of a new study may be, no real cause and effect has been established with this'lifestyle biomarker ,'says Dr Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Atypical Antipsychotics Heighten Gestational Diabetes Risk Atypical Antipsychotics Heighten Gestational Diabetes Risk
Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses a new study which shows that two antipsychotics in particular may have negative metabolic effects.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Death Is Not an Acceptable Outcome for Mental Illness Death Is Not an Acceptable Outcome for Mental Illness
Suicide and mental illness: Dr Jeffrey Lieberman discusses recent events and the need for improved access to treatment.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

South Africa: Criminals Can Vote, but Psychiatric Patients Are Still Barred
[Daily Maverick] All societies impose age thresholds for activities regarded as an adult and a universal adult franchise should be just that - universal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Risk Up for Later - Born Siblings of Children With ASD, ADHD
Odds of both ASD and ADHD increased for later - born siblings of children with either diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Can Intellectual Engagement Stem Cognitive Decline?
(MedPage Today) -- It may boost mental ability in old age, but won't affect the trajectory of decline, study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Novel Drug for Cannabis Use Disorder Shows Promise Novel Drug for Cannabis Use Disorder Shows Promise
A phase 2a trial provides evidence that pharmacologic fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibition is a viable therapeutic strategy to treat problematic cannabis use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder
The prescription-only reSET-O application is intended for use in conjunction with outpatient therapy to treat opioid use disorder.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Doubled Risk of Refractory Hypertension With Sleep Apnea in Blacks
(MedPage Today) -- " Under-recognized " risk factor in African-Americans (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pilot Walk-in Clinic Improves Access to Mental Health Care Pilot Walk-in Clinic Improves Access to Mental Health Care
The ability to walk into a clinic without an appointment helps patients with mental illness get needed psychopharmacology, stay in treatment, and even reduce future emergency department visits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Digital Therapeutic Shows Promise for Opioid Addiction New Digital Therapeutic Shows Promise for Opioid Addiction
A prescription digital therapeutic that can be downloaded to a smartphone is a promising treatment option for opioid addiction when used as an adjunct to usual care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel Tx Helps Men Quit Cannabis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor lessened symptoms of withdrawal and use (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Aaap 2018 aaap 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAAP 2018Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

A review of risk factors for methamphetamine-related psychiatric symptoms - Chang X, Sun Y, Zhang Y, Muhai J, Lu L, Shi J.
The illegal use of methamphetamine (MA) is a growing public health concern globally and results in a series of negative effects. The prominent detrimental effect of MA use is MA-related psychiatric symptoms (MAP) and is observed at a much higher incidence ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Peer victimization in preadolescent children with ADHD in Turkey - Örengül AC, Goker H, Zorlu A, Gormez V, Soylu N.
The present study aims to investigate peer victimization and its relationship with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses and quality of life (QoL) among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Study sample consisted of 66 children with ADHD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Morning Break: Trump's Fetal Tissue Crackdown; Electronic Medical Errors; Old Folks Toking
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Overdose Risk Factors in Addicted Youth Identified Overdose Risk Factors in Addicted Youth Identified
A history of IV drug use or mood disorders increases overdose risk in young patients in treatment for substance abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group -- 2012 and 2015 Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group -- 2012 and 2015
Suicide rates among the U.S. working age population have been increasing. Are workers in certain occupations at greater risk?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Editing consciousness: How bereaved people control their thoughts without knowing it
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A new study from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Irving Medical Center shows that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, a discovery that could lead to more effective psychiatric treatment for bereaved people. The researchers, who studied 29 bereaved subjects, are the first to show how this unconscious thought suppression occurs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Laugh in the Face of Anxiety
Anxiety occasionally visits us all. When we give an important presentation, take a test, go on a first date or walk down a dark alley our minds and bodies naturally respond by going on high alert and attuning to the potential dangers and risks of these endeavors. A healthy amount of anxiety prevents us from falling victim to those dangers and risks. Choosing not to go down that dark alley could be a life-saving response. But an excessive amount of anxiety can increase our risk of suffering negative consequences. The millions of people who suffer from social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder...
Source: Psych Central - December 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nichole Force, M.A. Tags: Anxiety Creativity Amygdala Humor Laughter Neuroscience Source Type: news

Neurofilament Light Tied to Cognitive Decline
(MedPage Today) -- NFL levels also boosted ability to discern between certain disorders (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Childhood Infections, Antibiotics Associated With Mental Health Disorders (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Highest risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Improvement seen in patients'ability to manage disease, medical students'ability to educate them (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Depression in Men: It Looks Different Than You Might Think
There is a big emphasis in our society on men being strong and tough. They should be able to handle anything and shouldn’t struggle with emotions and feelings. They just tough it out and power through. The only problem with that is, it isn’t true. Men can’t just power through anything and the belief that you should be able to is putting you in a bad situation. When it comes to depression women are more likely to be diagnosed, but does that mean that men don’t struggle with it too?  It’s true that depression is more prevalent in women, however, that doesn’t mean t...
Source: Psych Central - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julie K. Jones, Ph.D., LPC Tags: Bipolar Depression Men's Issues Stigma Stress Gender Differences Source Type: news

More Are Seeking Mental Health Care, But Not Always Those Who Need It Most
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health
Circadian rhythm researchers are uncovering crucial links between our internal clock and neurodegenerative and psychological disorders.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Novel Tx Helps Men Quit Cannabis, Reduces Withdrawal
(MedPage Today) -- Fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor lessened symptoms of withdrawal on first day (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

MDMA Boosts Social Bonding, Improves Cooperation MDMA Boosts Social Bonding, Improves Cooperation
MDMA helps individuals regain trust, a finding that may ultimately pave the way for treating psychiatric disorders with the agent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » NIH Intramural Reddit “ Ask Me Anything ” with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. - Developing Novel Therapeutics for Depression
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ’ s Intramural Research Program (IRP) teamed up for a Reddit “ Ask Me Anything ” (AMA) discussion with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. During the Reddit AMA, Dr. Zarate answered questions from the public about current treatments for depression and the latest research efforts to develop cutting-edge therapies for the condition. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa's Children Aren't Getting the Mental Health Care They Need
[The Conversation Africa] Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received increased scientific, clinical and public attention over the past few decades. It's the most common psychiatric disorder in children - affecting 2% to 16% of the school going population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Difficulties in emotion regulation and suicide ideation and attempt in adolescent inpatients - Hatkevich C, Penner F, Sharp C.
This study aimed to examine the concurrent relation between six dimensions of emotion dysregulation, proposed by Gratz and Roemer (2004), and suicide ideation and attempt in a large sample of psychiatric adolescent inpatients. A sample of 547 adolescent in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Accumulating evidence suggests curcumin and turmeric can treat psychiatric disorders
(Natural News) Living with a psychiatric disorder can be devastating for both sufferers and their loved ones. Unfortunately, many of the solutions offered by modern medicine do more harm than good while offering little in the way of relief. Thankfully, researchers have discovered that a compound in the popular Indian spice turmeric has the potential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former UMPC exec named CEO of University of Colorado Hospital
UCHealth has named a former UPMC executive as its next CEO of University of Colorado Hospital. Christopher Gessner was named president and CEO of the hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Gessner will also have oversight for UCHealth’s other facilities in Metro Denver, including Broomfield Hospital, Highlands Ranch Hospital and numerous outpatient locations. He’s slated to begin the position in late February. Gessner, 52, was president of UPMC Children’s Hospital and Western Psychiatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andrew Dodson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms
The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

The Lancet Psychiatry: Novel approach for the treatment of cannabis use disorder shows promise in phase 2 trial
(The Lancet) Peer-reviewed / Randomised Controlled Trial / People.Experimental drug reduced cannabis use and withdrawal symptoms compared with placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pot withdrawal eased for dependent users
(Yale University) A new drug can help people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder reduce withdrawal symptoms and marijuana use, a new Yale-led study published Dec. 6 in the journal Lancet Psychiatry shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Computers can 'spot the difference' between healthy brains and the brains of people with DID
(King's College London) Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, on the basis of their brain structure, in new research part funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and published in The British Journal of Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alterations in brain networks explain why some children are resilient to maltreatment
(Elsevier) People who experience childhood maltreatment frequently have perturbations in their brain architecture, regardless of whether they develop psychiatric symptoms, but a study in Biological Psychiatry found additional alterations in people who don't develop symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Anxiety Relief in Kids, Dogs Have It Down Pat For Anxiety Relief in Kids, Dogs Have It Down Pat
Interacting with dogs increases positive emotions in children and reduces anxiety, demonstrating that this type of pet therapy"can improve clinically relevant symptoms," researchers note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A Win for Novel PTSD Tx; Alzheimer Subgroups; Fortnite Rehab
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Infections Linked to Increased Later Risk for Mental Disorders
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- Infections requiring hospitalization or treatment with anti-infective agents are associated with an increased subsequent risk for mental disorders, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in JAMA Psychiatry. Ole... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infections in the Young May Be Tied to Risk for Mental Illness: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms
History of sexual assault and current PTSD also associated with higher risk for menopause symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Childhood Infection Linked to Subsequent Mental Health Disorders
(MedPage Today) -- Highest risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Childhood Infections May Trigger Mental Illness Childhood Infections May Trigger Mental Illness
A study provides'compelling'evidence that severe infections, as well as treatment with antibiotics, place children at heightened risk of developing a mental disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Beware of the Dark Triad
Think of the Dark Triad of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism as the Bermuda Triangle — it’s perilous to come near it! The traits of all three often overlap and create personality profiles that are damaging and toxic, especially when it comes to intimate relationships, where we let our guard down. One woman was the subject of identity fraud at a time when she was very in love with her boyfriend who lived with her in her apartment. Her bank accounts and credit cards had been compromised. She was speaking regularly with the FBI and suffered extreme anxiety and emotionally stress. The authorities were u...
Source: Psych Central - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Narcissism Personality Dark Triad Machiavellianism Manipulation Source Type: news