APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry
The American Psychiatric Association acknowledges past practices and events contributing to racial inequality, and is working to develop anti-racist policies that promote equity in mental health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Personalized Brain Stimulation May Reduce OCD Behaviors Personalized Brain Stimulation May Reduce OCD Behaviors
Noninvasive neuromodulation that is personalized to the brain's reward center may provide lasting improvement in obsessive compulsive behaviors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Guiding gender-atypical kids through puberty
Kids encounter changing expectations and social norms during puberty, based on their body parts. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Rescuers at risk: emergency personnel face trauma and post traumatic stress symptoms
(Frontiers) Researchers at the University of Bern's Hospital of Psychiatry have for the first time, demonstrated varying levels of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in emergency personnel and rescue workers, with emergency department and psychiatry department staff demonstrating the highest levels of PTSS, suicidal thoughts and dysfunctional coping strategies. The study highlights the urgent need for job-specific training to improve emergency workers' quality of life and ability to cope with work-related trauma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researches Show Efficacy Of Personalized Brain Stimulation In Psychiatric Treatments
Two new studies show the potential of personalized brain stimulation to treat psychiatric disorders. The approach delivers pulses of electric or magnetic energy to certain areas in the brain. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Repeated Ketamine Infusions Linked to Rapid Relief of PTSD Repeated Ketamine Infusions Linked to Rapid Relief of PTSD
In what investigators call the first randomized controlled trial of repeated ketamine infusion for chronic PTSD, the treatment was associated with significant symptom reduction after 2 weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pandemic worsens child mental health crisis
The crisis is making life harder for kids and their families, and stressing the entire health care system. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Peer victimisation during adolescence and its impact on wellbeing in adulthood: a prospective cohort study - Armitage JM, Wang RAH, Davis OSP, Bowes L, Haworth CMA.
BACKGROUND: Peer victimisation is a common occurrence and has well-established links with a range of psychiatric problems in adulthood. Significantly less is known however, about how victimisation influences positive aspects of mental health such as wellbe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic in changes of prevalence of predictive psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents in Bangladesh - Mallik CI, Radwan RB.
Lockdown, isolation, quarantine and social distancing are proved to be only effective measures to prevent and tackle COVID-19 till date. Unfortunately, these measures have caused physical, economical and mental health problems. Children and adolescents are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Finding meaning in the life of a loved one who dies is part of grief
We ’ve all lost so much through the pandemic, but by making sense of it we can look forwardDeath came early into David Kessler ’s life. He was just 13 when his mother died, and her loss prompted his decision to forge a career working in palliative care. He went on to collaborate with psychiatristElisabeth K übler-Ross, a central figure in the field, who devised the five stages of grief. In lectures he would talk about his mother ’s death and remind his audiences that no one is exempt from loss; and yet, he says today, in his heart he believed his personal experience of devastating grief was behind hi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Moorhead Tags: Death and dying Society Coronavirus Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Being heard is more important to some people than following COVID-19 regulations
Researchers find people are willing to incur costs to take a stance. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Managing Stress and Anxiety
NIMH hosted a livestream event on managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic with NIMH expert Dr. Krystal Lewis on Thursday, January 14, 2021. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » NIMH Expert Dr. Krystal Lewis Discusses Managing Stress & amp; Anxiety
On January 14, 2021, NIMH conducted a livestream event on managing stress and anxiety with NIMH expert Krystal Lewis, Ph.D. Dr. Lewis discussed coping techniques on how to maintain your mental health during the pandemic and when to get professional help. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Women Forgoing Reconstruction After Mastectomy Pleased
22 percent experienced'flat denial,'when the option of no reconstruction after mastectomy was not initially offered (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Bupropion - Naltrexone Bests Placebo in Methamphetamine Use Disorder
Response was low but higher with naltrexone - bupropion than placebo during 12 - week, two - stage trial (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Memory Preserved in Rare Aphasia Tied to Alzheimer Disease
Decline in language function, but not episodic memory, seen for primary progressive aphasia associated with Alzheimer disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Dietary Fiber Lowers Premenopausal Depression Risk
Significant association between dietary fiber intake and prevalence of depression seen for premenopausal, but not postmenopausal, women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians
HHS intends to expand use of buprenorphine in treatment for opioid use disorder by easing a requirement that has often been cited as an'administrative burden. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Billions of Years Old, Lithium Still Has a Promising Future Billions of Years Old, Lithium Still Has a Promising Future
The story behind"the most effective medication in psychiatry" is one of both serendipity and dogged persistence, but its utility is far from confined to the history books.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Workaholics at a greater risk of depression
International researchers found that people in jobs with strong demands were five times more likely to be prone to work addiction. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Childhood Insulin Levels Tied to Later Psychosis Childhood Insulin Levels Tied to Later Psychosis
A new study links high childhood insulin levels to early adult psychosis and elevated childhood BMI to early adult depression, suggesting a possible"cardiometabolic signature," researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Efficacy of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on impulsive behaviours and aggressiveness in psychiatric disorders - Bellino S, Bozzatello P, Badino C, Mantelli E, Rocca P.
It is the focus of increasing interest to investigate the effects of long-chain n-3 and long-chain n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFAs; LC n-6 PUFAs) on psychiatric symptoms in a transdiagnostic perspective. There is some evidence that low leve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Hallucinations in Older Adults: A Practical Review Hallucinations in Older Adults: A Practical Review
This review highlights key issues for the clinician caring for older adults with hallucinations. How is assessment, management, and treatment best approached?Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Revisiting the Global Workspace orchestrating the hierarchical organisation of the human brain
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) A paper published on 4 January in the open access journalNature Human Behavior by Gustavo Deco, director of the Brain and Cognition Center, and Morten L. Kringelbach, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University (UK) and the Center for Music in the Brain, University of Aarhus (Denmark). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More Breast Cancer Survivors Opting to ‘ Go Flat ’ After Mastectomy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Can kids have seasonal affective disorder?
Seasonal depression can manifest in different ways in young people. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Child mental health in England before and during the COVID-19 lockdown, Lancet Psychiatry
Although evidence has emerged of the effect of COVID-19 on adult mental health,1 few studies around the world cover children.2 Given the importance of probability sampling and similar prepandemic baseline measures,3 the follow-up of England's Mental Health of Children and Young People (MHCYP) survey provides a rare resource on what the pandemic has meant for children.4 We consider the clinical and policy implications of the initial study results. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A third of Americans don & apos;t see systemic racism as a barrier to good health
Survey shows that there is not a consensus view on the effects of systemic racism. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The challenge of pandemic fatigue is hitting people hard
Pandemic fatigue can make people feel isolated, and young adults are especially susceptible. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Naltrexone and Bupropion Promising Combo for Meth Addiction Naltrexone and Bupropion Promising Combo for Meth Addiction
The combination treatment may be a game changer for some patients with severe methamphetamine use disorder, results of a new randomized trial, ADAPT-2, suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lithium Resistance in Bipolar Tied to Deficient Gene Expression Lithium Resistance in Bipolar Tied to Deficient Gene Expression
A decrease in activation of the LEF1 gene may be the reason why many patients with bipolar disorder do not respond to lithium, considered the'gold standard'treatment, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

As COVID-19 cases rise at a state psychiatric hospital, a federal judge mulls releasing patients
As coronavirus infections soar at a locked California psychiatric hospital, a federal judge weighs whether to release hundreds of patients (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Winton Source Type: news

Cognitive Performance During Menopause Transition Examined
Longitudinal declines seen in measures of learning, memory, attention/working memory domains in low - income women of color (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

Lethal Means Counseling, Cable Locks Promote Safe Firearm Storage
Lethal means counseling outperformed control at six months; cable locks outperformed control at three, six months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

‘ Awareness ’ Under C - Section Anesthesia May Be Less Rare Than Thought
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Practice ’ s Bariatric Nonsurgical Visits Up With Telehealth During Pandemic
Follow - up visits increased for nonsurgical providers; however, new patient and follow - up surgical visits did decrease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More Than Agreement, Scans Show
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

How and why to take a break from the news
The world is "on fire" and so are our central nervous systems. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Interpersonal psychotherapy delivered by nonspecialists for depression and posttraumatic stress disorder among Kenyan HIV-positive women affected by gender-based violence: Randomized controlled trial - Meffert SM, Neylan TC, McCulloch CE, Blum K, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Verdeli H, Markowitz JC, Kahn JG, Bukusi D, Thirumurthy H, Rota G, Rota R, Oketch G, Opiyo E, Ongeri L.
BACKGROUND: HIV-positive women suffer a high burden of mental disorders due in part to gender-based violence (GBV). Comorbid depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are typical psychiatric consequences of GBV. Despite attention to the HIV-GBV s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Immediate and longitudinal effects of maltreatment on systemic inflammation in young children - Entringer S, de Punder K, Overfeld J, Karaboycheva G, Dittrich K, Buss C, Winter SM, Binder EB, Heim C.
Exposure to child maltreatment increases the risk for psychiatric and physical diseases. Inflammation has been proposed as a mechanism through which early adverse experiences become biologically embedded. However, most studies providing evidence for the li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More Than Agreement, Scans Show
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Brain drain: Arguing with others puts a lot more strain on your brain than agreeing with them, a new study finds. " Our entire brain is a social processing network, " said senior author Joy Hirsch, professor of psychiatry,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Financial Toxicity Linked to QOL After Breast Cancer Surgery
Strongest correlation seen for BREAST - Q psychosocial well - being, with 0.89 change per unit change in financial toxicity score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

New studies support blood test for early detection of Alzheimer's disease
(University of Gothenburg) In three recent publications in Molecular Psychiatry, Brain and JAMA Neurology researchers from the University of Gothenburg provide convincing evidence that an in-house developed blood test for Alzheimer's disease can detect the disease early and track its course, which has major implications for a potential use in clinical practice and treatment trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What are the links between violence and mental illness? Update from Harvard Review of Psychiatry
(Wolters Kluwer Health) When there is news of a violent attack, we sometimes hear that it could be related to mental illness - which may make us ask whether the violence could have been predicted or prevented. Current research and perspectives on associations between violence and mental illness are presented in the special January/February issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news