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Organic psychosis and nystagmus? consider dextromethorphan toxicity
2 out of 5 stars Dextromethorphan in Cough Syrup: The Poor Man’s Psychosis. Martinak B et al. Psychopharmacol Bull 2017 Sep 15:47:59-63. Full Text Dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medications. At recommended therapeutic dosage (up to 120 mg per day in divided doses) DXM is safe and has no psychiatric effects. However, DXM and its major metabolite —dextrorphan — act as NMDA receptor antagonists, producing effects similar to those of phencyclidine (PCP) or ketamine when taken in large amounts. The intensity of psychiatric symptoms seen after DXM overdose...
Source: The Poison Review - September 26, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cough and cold medicine dextromethorphan ketamine over-the-counter phencyclidine Source Type: news

Cancer Distress May Lead to Missed Appointments
Doctors should consider patient's mental well - being, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

FDA Shuts Down Online Pharmacies
(MedPage Today) -- Seized 100 web domains as part of international effort against counterfeit meds (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Resistance Exercise Linked to Reduced Anxiety Resistance Exercise Linked to Reduced Anxiety
People who do resistance exercises like weight lifting may experience less anxiety than people who don ’ t workout, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

10-Minute Tool Assesses Global Cognition in Schizophrenia 10-Minute Tool Assesses Global Cognition in Schizophrenia
An abbreviated cognitive battery, the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool for Schizophrenia (B-CATS), allows quick assessment of global cognition in patients with schizophrenia, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A Brief History of Gender Diagnoses A Brief History of Gender Diagnoses
Gender dysphoria was first described in the late 1800s, but the concept didn't enter the popular imagination until the 1950s.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Radiation ‘ Less Scary ’ Than Thought
Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Tibetan Yoga Improves Sleep Quality During Chemo
Long - term benefits seen for those who practice at least two times a week (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Worker Contribution to Health Benefits Up in 2017
Share of firms offering coverage, workers receiving coverage remained stable (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

HCR-20 shows poor field validity in clinical forensic psychiatry settings
Assessment and prediction of violence risk is central to forensic psychiatry practice. From the 1970s, increasing awareness of the limitations of clinical judgement alone meant services began to employ actuarial risk assessment tools, which were shown to significantly improve predictive accuracy.1 However, these tools soon came under criticism for their own limitations, including focus on relatively static factors that are immutable and lack of applicability to specific real-world scenarios.1 This led to the development of structured professional judgement (SPJ) tools, which have largely replaced purely actuarial tools as ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis of multisource data establishes wide-ranging antecedents of youth suicide in England.
Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people worldwide and an international public health concern.1 While research has established common risk factors that may serve as key components of suicide prevention strategies (eg, past suicidal behaviour, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse), little is known about specific antecedents of youth suicide. Knowing what factors precede youth suicide can help frame targets for intervention and identify promising sites for suicide prevention.The authors collected data from the Office for National Statistics about people aged 10G Ç ô 19- á years who died by...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of anorexia nervosa: a multimethod investigation translating experimental neuroscience into clinical practice
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe psychiatric condition and evidence on how to best treat it is limited. This programme consists of seven integrated work packages (WPs) and aims to develop and test disseminable and cost-effective treatments to optimise management for people with AN across all stages of illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applying deep neural networks to unstructured text notes in electronic medical records for phenotyping youth depression
Conclusion Our efforts are meant to demonstrate the potential for this type of approach for patient recruitment purposes but it should be noted that a larger sample size is required to build a truly reliable recommendation system.Clinical implications Future efforts will employ alternate neural network algorithms available and other machine learning methods (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Structured group psychoeducation in patients with bipolar disorder delays time to mania and time to any episode compared with a peer support group
Clinical effectiveness and acceptability of structured group psychoeducation versus optimised unstructured peer support for patients with remitted bipolar disorder (PARADES): a pragmatic, multicentre, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial. Lancet Psychiatry 2016;3:1029G Ç ô 38.Based in part on the resource heavy group psychoeducation delivered in Barcelona, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) argue that psychological interventions specifically developed for adults with bipolar disorder improve outcome, and therefore have made a developmental quality standard that pati...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is ADHD a sleep disorder?
The theory that ADHD symptoms are caused by sleep deprivation, or even that the condition itself is a sleep disorder, is gaining momentum among researchers. But others contend that the pharmaceuticals used to treat ADHD, not the disorder itself, are the sleep-depriving culprit. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects about 5 percent of children, according to the American Psychiatry Association. Symptoms include an inability to focus, impulsive behavior and hyperactivity, The disorder… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
Mental health screening at start of and during cancer treatment is vital, study author says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Discovered: Gene associated with schizophrenia risk regulates early brain development
(Penn State) A gene associated with the risk of schizophrenia regulates critical components of early brain development, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State University. The gene is involved in the translation of proteins from RNA and in the proliferation and migration of neurons in the brain. Understanding the function of this gene -- described this month in journal Molecular Psychiatry -- could lead to more effective treatments for schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Blocking the 'love hormone' may reduce social anxiety
Oxytocin may intensify positive or negative social experiences by affecting different brain areas. Blocking the hormone may relieve social anxiety. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

APOE Allele Type Tied to Mortality Risk
No racial difference in the association between these alleles and mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Conduct disorders and psychopathy in children and adolescents: aetiology, clinical presentation and treatment strategies of callous-unemotional traits - Pisano S, Muratori P, Gorga C, Levantini V, Iuliano R, Catone G, Coppola G, Milone A, Masi G.
Conduct Disorder (CD) is a psychiatric diagnosis characterized by a repetitive and persistent pattern of behaviour in which the basic rights of others and major age-appropriate social norms or rules are violated. Callous Unemotional (CU) traits are a meani... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer Ill Effects
Added stress may interfere with daily activities, study suggests (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing
Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar situations
According to a study, published in Biological Psychiatry,after experiencing negative social interactions, oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar social situations in mice.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Falls in hospitalized geriatric psychiatry patients: high incidence, but only a few fractures - Oepen D, Fleiner T, Oliva Y Hausmann A, Zank S, Zijlstra W, Haeussermann P.
Fall rates from 3.2 to 17.1 falls per 1,000 hospital days in geriatric psychiatry facilities have been reported to date. Up to 5% of the falls result in severe injuries, but data concerning medical consequences are scare. This brief report presents a retro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Risk factors leading to increased rehospitalization rates among adolescents admitted to an acute care child and adolescent psychiatric hospital - McCarthy L, Pullen LM, Savage J, Cayce J.
PROBLEM: Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents in the United States, with suicidal behavior peaking in adolescence. Suicidal and self-harming behavior is often chronic, with an estimated 15-30% of adolescents who attempt suicide having... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment severity and alcohol use in adult psychiatric inpatients: the mediating role of emotion regulation difficulties - Dutcher CD, Vujanovic AA, Paulus DJ, Bartlett BA.
OBJECTIVE: Emotion regulation difficulties are a potentially key mechanism underlying the association between childhood maltreatment and alcohol use in adulthood. The current study examined the mediating role of emotion regulation difficulties in the assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lady Gaga ’ s Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients'lives, experts say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Montelukast Associated With Nightmares, Depression
Odds of depression, aggressive behavior, suicide ideation, nightmares, headaches all increased (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez Had CTE. How Much More Damage Can The NFL Take?
Is the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnosis for Aaron Hernandez, the convicted murderer and former New England Patriots tight end who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence, all that surprising? Not really, given what we know about this degenerative brain disease. Several ex-NFL players (Junior Seau, Dave Duerson, Andre Waters, Ray Easterling) who took their own lives were diagnosed with CTE postmortem. CTE victims have struggled with impulse control, turned violent against their spouses, abused drugs, raged and acted irrationally. In 2012 Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who had C...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Aaron Hernandez CTE Football New England Patriots NFL Source Type: news

Longevity Gap Continues to Widen for Schizophrenia Patients Longevity Gap Continues to Widen for Schizophrenia Patients
People with schizophrenia have not experienced the same increase in longevity as the general population that has occurred during the past 40 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Making Sense of Emotion: Innovating Emotional Intelligence
Dr. Frank John Ninivaggi, assistant clinical professor of child psychiatry (Rowman& Littlefield) (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Using MRI to Predict Response to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Schizophrenia Using MRI to Predict Response to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Schizophrenia
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression
But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Asthma, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

Mental health days aren't helping, psychiatrist claims
Sir Simon Wessely, former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, warned the NHS is unable to cope with patients. Campaigns would only convince more people they are ill, he said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Lottery Winners Who Got in Trouble With the Law
One of New Jersey’s richest Powerball winners was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child, prosecutors said, landing him on a growing list of lottery winners who have either befallen misfortune or been accused of a crime. Pedro Quezada, 49, won $338 million — one of the state’s biggest Powerball jackpots in history — in 2013. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a young girl for about three years when the child was between 11 and 14 years old, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said in a statement. The alleged crimes took place before Quezada won the lotter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Crime Lottery onetime Source Type: news

Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death
A new meta-analysis shows a 33% increased risk for death with antidepressant use in the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Rural Uganda Gets a Health Worker Boost
September 21, 2017The sight of serene hills stretching into the horizon calmed my nerves as we snaked our way through steep and narrow dirt roads deep in Buhweju district, in South Western Uganda, 319 kilometers from the capital, Kampala.  Suddenly, it dawned on me why this district is considered “hard to reach” as I imagined what it would be like to traverse the same ground during a rainstorm or at night.It ’s here that I meet Janet Alupo, 20, an operating theatre assistant at Nsika Health Center IV who plans to take this same journey—plus an additional 332 kilometers—every three months ...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: lfreeze Source Type: news

Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults
A review of voluntary adverse event reports found that asthma medication montelukast was linked to increased reports of depression and nightmares in adults and children, and aggression in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Survival and Cause of Death in Multiple Sclerosis Survival and Cause of Death in Multiple Sclerosis
While patients with MS continue to have a shorter life expectancy and almost threefold higher mortality rate than those without, this long-term population study shows promising improvements over time.Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Personality changes don't precede clinical onset of Alzheimer's, FSU study shows
(Florida State University) Findings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study links brain inflammation to suicidal thinking in depression
(Elsevier) Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the University of Manchester. Dr. Talbot and colleagues found that the increase in the inflammatory marker was present specifically in patients with MDD who were experiencing suicidal thoughts, pinning the role of inflammation to suicidality rather than a diagnosis of MDD itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Specific Efforts May Aid Quality of Life for Schizophrenia Caregivers
Supportive interventions would cut affiliate stigma, enhance family - centered care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers ’ Prices
Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Magnesium Levels Tied to Dementia Risk
Both too high and too low of levels tied to increased dementia risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Will an E - Cigarette Harm Your Heart?
The nicotine may cause adrenaline levels to spike, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Three Suicide Prevention Methods'Highly' Cost-effective Three Suicide Prevention Methods'Highly' Cost-effective
Two follow-up interventions for patients, identified during ED visits as being at high risk for suicide, were found to be cost-effective, and another lowered costs compared to usual care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

From Hopeless to Healer: Persecuted in Nigeria, Stonewalled by the NFL
(MedPage Today) -- Early struggles prepared Bennet Omalu for character assassination in the U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Football in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in Adults Football in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in Adults
Playing organized football before age 12 may increase the risks for depression, apathy, and impaired behavioral regulation in adulthood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

You Asked: Can a Breakup Make You Sick?
Love hurts, but a breakup can be agony—even beyond the emotional pain. If you’ve gone through a highly emotional split, researchers say your immune system can take a significant hit. “Breaking up with a partner leaves people feeling blue and lonely, even when it’s something they wanted,” says Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University. “Time heals wounds, and people recover, but the time course for recovery is related to how much a person continues to be preoccupied with thoughts of their former...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized break up Breakup Divorce ex boyfriend ex-girlfriend how to get over a breakup how to get over someone how to recover from a breakup immune system Love Relationship relationship advice relationships Sex/Relationshi Source Type: news

Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence
Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news