WATCH: What these parents want you to know about caring for a child diagnosed with PANDAS
Brian and Natalie Barnes' son Parker was diagnosed with the psychiatric and neurological condition called PANDAS and say they are still searching to find him treatment for a full recovery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 2020 Source Type: news

Turning Vacant Lots Green Improves Neighbors' Mental Health
(MedPage Today) -- Intervention uses grass and trees'as a drug'(Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Moves to Boost Development of More Generics
(MedPage Today) -- Issues 43 new guidance documents in bid to provide'clarity'(Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Abstinence Rates for Substance Use Increasing Among Teens
Trends in non - use differed by substance, with marijuana use decreasing the least (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Offspring Feel Effects of Maternal Depression After Birth (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Depression during pregnancy tied to higher stress reactivity in children (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Synthetic Pot Laced With Rat Poison a Risk to US Blood Supply Synthetic Pot Laced With Rat Poison a Risk to US Blood Supply
The US Foor and Drug Administration warns that synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison poses a significant health risk to users and the US blood supply.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Concussed Athletes With ADHD at Heightened Risk for Persistent Mood Changes Concussed Athletes With ADHD at Heightened Risk for Persistent Mood Changes
Athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a greater risk for developing symptoms of anxiety and depression after a concussion than their peers without ADHD, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Suicidality among psoriasis patients: a critical evidence synthesis - Wu KK, Armstrong AW.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with under-investigated and underappreciated links to psychiatric comorbidities, including anxiety, depression, and suicidality. In this review, we synthesize and discuss the literature investigating the ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The Satisfaction of Suboxone Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- It's become the most comprehensive, integrated thing that I do (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Parents say kids develop psychiatric problems after strep infection
Sabrina Smith, 11, from Danbury, Connecticut, was seven years old when she was diagnosed with PANDAS, an autoimmune disorder that creates neurological symptoms after a strep infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cured Meats Strongly, Independently Tied to Increased Mania Risk Cured Meats Strongly, Independently Tied to Increased Mania Risk
Eating nitrate-cured meats such as beef jerky and other processed meat snacks has been strongly linked to an increased risk for mania, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How Beef Jerky Might Affect the Risk of Mania
Scientists are learning that certain foods — either because of their natural ingredients or because of added chemicals — can have significant effects on health. One way in which food can exert this influence health is through inflammation, which is triggered by the immune system and may have an impact on the risk of developing a number of chronic conditions. Plenty of foods contribute to inflammation, from sugar to saturated fat. But in a new study, cured meats are under scrutiny. They usually contain nitrates, a group of chemicals used as a preservative to cure meats like jerky, meat sticks and hot dogs, and...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

WTC - Related PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean - Up Crew
Similar magnitude of risk in men and women, independent of depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Physicians Should Be Aware of Animal, Child Abuse Link
Children over 10 years of age who abuse an animal may be victims of child abuse (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Unique Brain'Fingerprint' May Predict Therapeutic Response Unique Brain'Fingerprint' May Predict Therapeutic Response
A unique'brain fingerprint'may help identify the most beneficial therapeutic intervention for individual patients, potentially sparing millions from undergoing ineffective treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Teach Your Children Well — About Substance Abuse
“Teach your children well,” a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young classic encourages. Children are impressionable, like sponges that soak up whatever liquid they are immersed in. Some parents say they’d rather have their teens drink at home than elsewhere, where they’re in danger of driving impaired. Many parents minimize or dismiss the dangers, rationalizing that because they survived their youth, particularly if they grew up in the more freewheeling 1960s and ’70s, their children will survive as well. But this attitude has the opposite effect of the intended one. “Parental attitudes favo...
Source: Psych Central - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Parenting Substance Abuse Source Type: news

It's Up to Us to Prevent Trainee Docs' Suicide
(MedPage Today) -- Achieveable steps to end the epidemic (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Docs' Mental Health: Do State Boards Have a Right to Ask?
(MedPage Today) -- Second of a three-part MedPage Today investigation (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Maladaptive personality traits and 10-year course of psychiatric and medical symptoms and functional impairment following trauma - Waszczuk MA, Li K, Ruggero CJ, Clouston SAP, Luft BJ, Kotov R.
BACKGROUND: Personality is a major predictor of many mental and physical disorders, but its contributions to illness course are understudied. PURPOSE: The current study aimed to explore whether personality is associated with a course of psychiatric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Heterogeneity in emotion regulation difficulties among women victims of domestic violence: a latent profile analysis - Weiss NH, Darosh AG, Contractor AA, Forkus SR, Dixon-Gordon KL, Sullivan TP.
BACKGROUND: Research over the past two decades supports emotion regulation as a transdiagnostic factor related to the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric difficulties and risky behaviors. However, prior investigations are li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Socio-cognitive functioning in stimulant polysubstance users - Kroll SL, Wunderli MD, Vonmoos M, Hulka LM, Preller KH, Bosch OG, Baumgartner MR, Quednow BB.
BACKGROUND: Using more than one psychotropic substance is accompanied by increased risks for psychiatric and physical disorders. Accordingly, deficits in basal cognitive functions have been consistently associated with polysubstance use (PSU), whereas litt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drugs alone won't fix our epidemic of depression | James S Gordon
To fight a rising tide of depression and suicide, psychiatrists need to do more than just fill patients up with pillsThe New York Times recently published an important investigative reportshining a long-overdue light on the painful, sometimes disabling experience of withdrawing from antidepressants – drugs that millions of Americans have been taking, sometimes for decadesThe recent deaths ofKate Spade andAnthony Bourdain threw into stark relief the human toll that depression can take. But the problem is complex, with multiple factors. We are seeing a striking increase in the number of Americans diagnosed with depress...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: James S Gordon Tags: Depression Science Mental health Medicine Source Type: news

App, Brief Intervention may be Lifesaver for Suicidal Teens
A troubled teenager is hospitalized with suicidal thoughts. The patient is diagnosed, medicated, and counseled by a team of experts. The teen is sent home a few days later, and the following week the parent finds the child's bedsheets fashioned into a noose. The scenario is tragically common in the field of psychiatry, which has long struggled to develop strategies to help adolescents cope with recurring thoughts of suicide in the weeks after leaving the hospital. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Venus and Mars on the benches of the faculty: influence of gender on mental health and behavior of medical students. Results from the BOURBON national study - Fond G, Bourbon A, Auquier P, Micoulaud-Franchi JA, Lan çon C, Boyer L.
Medical student wellness has emerged as an important issue in medical education. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the gender influence on psychiatric and/or psychological follow-up, psychotropic and illicit drug consumption, addictive behaviors, quality of l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Strategies, including a paid time off bank, allow staff some flexibility while maintaining a business (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 19, 2018 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

What a Trade War Could Mean for Opioid Epidemic What a Trade War Could Mean for Opioid Epidemic
The nation ’ s effort to combat this public health crisis could get caught in the crossfire of the Trump administration ’ s trade policies.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Texas Clinics Busting Traditional Silos of Mental and Physical Healthcare Texas Clinics Busting Traditional Silos of Mental and Physical Healthcare
Efforts to provide care that integrates physical and mental health services are spreading, partly because untreated mental health conditions negatively affect physical health and escalate health care costs.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Apathy Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Memory Clinic Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings suggest early marker for clinically significant cognitive decline (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

High Social Media Use May Fuel ADHD in Teens High Social Media Use May Fuel ADHD in Teens
Frequent use of digital media may be putting young people at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today
Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers'generation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

' Mental Health Czar' Bullish on Prevention, Mental Health Issues'Mental Health Czar' Bullish on Prevention, Mental Health Issues
US'mental health czar'Elinore McCance-Katz is pushing forward with her two-pronged platform of substance abuse prevention and severe mental illness, including overseeing a new APA grant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Top Comments on Medscape Psychiatry The Top Comments on Medscape Psychiatry
See our top picks for the best comments on Medscape Psychiatry in June 2018.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Nitrates in Meat May Be Tied to Mania: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

How Bad Are Sleep Problems for Hospital Patients?
(MedPage Today) -- Pretty bad, say Dutch researchers, but fixable with " simple changes " in nightly routines (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Nitrate-Cured Meats Linked to Manic Episodes
(MedPage Today) -- Meat sticks, jerky showed biggest association (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates--chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks--may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science News » “ Covert ” Neurofeedback Tunes-up the Social Brain in ASD
Young people with autism unknowingly tuned up flagging neural connections by playing a picture puzzle game that was rigged by their own brain activity. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Growing Array of Street Drugs Now Laced with Fentanyl
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians, officials spotlight grim trends and possible solutions (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: Providing support for those mourning a death by suicide
UCLALekeisha A. SumnerLekeisha A. Sumner is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA. Thisop-ed appeared in The Conversation.Recent headlines of celebrities and their loved ones who have died by suicide — Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, and Tina Turner’s son Craig Turner — have made thisleading cause of death a topic of mainstream conversations. Globally, suicide accounts formore deaths than homicide and war combined. Annually, an estimated 48 million people experience grief to suicide loss worldwide. As rates in the United States increase, it is likely that many...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Problem Solving Helps Prevent Depression in Low - Income Moms
Problem - solving education appears to work by decreasing perceived stress in low - income mothers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

High Frequency of Digital Media Use Linked to ADHD Symptoms
Modest but significant link seen between higher frequency of media use, subsequent symptoms in teens (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Can eating the right foods help boost your mental health?
There's emerging evidence that nutritional psychiatry – or using diet to treat mood disorders, such as depression – may be beneficial, doctors say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Military personnel show brain changes similar to those in retired football players suspected to have CTE
This study was supported by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Fund for Alzheimer ’s Disease Research; the Parlow-Solomon and Plot Professorships; Bob and Marion Wilson; the Ahmanson Foundation; the National Institutes of Health; and the Department of Energy.The FDDNP tracer is intellectual property owned by UCLA and licensed to TauMark LLC. Barrio, Huang, Omalu, Satyamurthy and Small are co-inventors of the marker. Barrio, Fitzsimmons, Huang, Satyamurthy and Small have a financial interest in TauMark. Other disclosures are listed in the study. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Children ’s of Alabama providing telephone-based mental health education
Children ’s Hospital of Alabama has opened a Psychiatric Intake Response Center to help patients and providers navigate the mental health care system.  The PIRC, which was created in conjunction with the Anne B. LaRussa Foundation of Hope, has therapists on staff that asses risk factors and answer questi ons about mental health concerns. They also provide community resource information and safety planning for future crises.  The PIRC, located in Birmingham's Children’s Emergency Department,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Children ’s of Alabama providing telephone-based mental health education
Children ’s Hospital of Alabama has opened a Psychiatric Intake Response Center to help patients and providers navigate the mental health care system.  The PIRC, which was created in conjunction with the Anne B. LaRussa Foundation of Hope, has therapists on staff that asses risk factors and answer questi ons about mental health concerns. They also provide community resource information and safety planning for future crises.  The PIRC, located in Birmingham's Children’s Emergency Department,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: The Art of Giving Bad News
(MedPage Today) -- Also, a potential staffing " ghost town " at nursing homes (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Police Killings Tied to Poor Mental Health in Blacks Police Killings Tied to Poor Mental Health in Blacks
Black individuals in the US are three times more likely than whites to be killed by police, but new research suggests it's the killing of unarmed blacks that negatively affects mental health in the community.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Video » “ Covert ” Neurofeedback Tweaks Brain in ASD
Young people with autism unknowingly tuned up flagging neural connections by playing a picture puzzle game that was rigged by their own brain activity. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Title X Lawsuit Goes Down; Juul Goes Global; Slumping Inpatient Volume
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Opioid Prescribing in Teens Still High, but Tide May Be Turning Opioid Prescribing in Teens Still High, but Tide May Be Turning
Efforts to reduce opioid prescribing do not appear to have affected prescribing among adolescents as much as desired.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news