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Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say
(University of Southern California) Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system. The study sets the stage for future research on the debilitating mental illness that affects more than 21 million people worldwide. It is the largest analysis of 'white matter' differences in a psychiatric disorder to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments
Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician - patient relationship, quality of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Opioids Top List of Malpractice Claims Linked to Medications Opioids Top List of Malpractice Claims Linked to Medications
One problem is that some physicians cave into the requests of persuasive, pill-seeking patients against their better judgement, the medical liability insurer Coverys says in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Will Copycats Seek to Match, or Surpass, Las Vegas Shooter?
(MedPage Today) -- Psychiatrist says news reports contribute to risk (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: fMRI-measured brain mechanisms - Carhart-Harris RL, Roseman L, Bolstridge M, Demetriou L, Pannekoek JN, Wall MB, Tanner M, Kaelen M, McGonigle J, Murphy K, Leech R, Curran HV, Nutt DJ.
Psilocybin with psychological support is showing promise as a treatment model in psychiatry but its therapeutic mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, cerebral blood flow (CBF) and blood oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) resting-state functional connectivity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prepartum psychosis and neonaticide: rare case study and forensic-psychiatric synthesis of literature - Karakasi MV, Markopoulou M, Tentes IK, Tsikouras PN, Vasilikos E, Pavlidis P.
Peripartum psychosis is a rare but serious psychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of a mood episode with psychotic features. Although controversy surrounds the nosological status of peripartum mental disorders, these conditions continue to be o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Many College Students Believe Stimulants Can Boost Grades
More frequent use of alcohol, marijuana also tied to increased likelihood of prescription stimulant use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

ACG: Burnout Reported by About Half of Gastroenterologists
Factors associated with burnout include female sex, spending more hours on domestic chores, child care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Bright White Light Therapy Promising for Bipolar Depression
Midday bright light sessions associated with higher remission rate than dim red placebo light treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

NAM Announces Recipients of Awards, Honors
The National Academy of Medicine presented two prestigious awards at its annual meeting today, as well as announced the 2017 class of NAM Fellows. The 2017 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care was given to Diane Meier, professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, for her leading role in driving awareness and adoption of palliative care services in the United States. In addition, the Academy awarded the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health was awarded to Joseph Coyle, whose research laid the foundation for integrating neuroscience ...
Source: News from the National Academies - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Find Your Words: Hope for People with Depression or other Mental Health Conditions
As a psychiatrist for more than 20 years at Kaiser Permanente, it has become clear to me that when you help one person with (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Transgender Patients Feel Welcome in Your Practice? Do Transgender Patients Feel Welcome in Your Practice?
Dr Jack Drescher urges healthcare professionals to review and revise basic paperwork and urge staff to recognize the unique challenges of patients struggling with sex and gender identity challenges.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Low Prenatal Red Meat Intake Tied to Kids' Substance Misuse Low Prenatal Red Meat Intake Tied to Kids' Substance Misuse
Adolescent offspring of moms who ate lower amounts of meat while pregnant were at greater risk for problematic substance use than those of moms who consumed higher amounts of meat.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mom's Multivitamin Use May Cut Comorbid Autism, ID Risk Mom's Multivitamin Use May Cut Comorbid Autism, ID Risk
Multivitamin use in pregnancy may lower the risk for co-occurring autism and intellectual disability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Probable psychiatric disorder in a rural community of West Bengal, India - Barik A, Sarkhel S, Basu S, Chowdhury A, Rai RK.
This study aims to understand the factors associated with pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Early adversity and psychiatric symptoms - a prospective study on Ethiopian mothers and their children - Isaksson J, Deyessa N, Berhane Y, Hogberg U.
BACKGROUND: Maternal exposure to adversity during the perinatal period has been associated with increased susceptibility for psychiatric symptoms in the offspring. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible developmental effect of maternal perinat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Migraine-like visual auras among traumatized Cambodians with PTSD: fear of ghost attack and other disasters - Hinton DE, Reis R, de Jong J.
This article profiles visual auras among traumatized Cambodian refugees attending a psychiatric clinic. Thirty-six percent (54/150) had experienced an aura in the previous 4  weeks, almost always phosphenes (48% [26/54]) or a scintillating scotoma (74% [40... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment?
Title: Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Joseph Coyle, Catherine Lord, and Matthew State Receive NAM's Sarnat Award
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today awarded 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Joseph Coyle, whose research laid the foundation for integrating neuroscience and clinical psychiatry and shifted psychiatry's emphasis toward empirically based brain research; and to the team of Catherine Lord and Matthew State, whose work revolutionized the study of autism and related neuropsychiatric disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Psychiatrists blame cuts for failings at troubled mental health trust
They say Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has not invested in staff and support Related items fromOnMedica CQC puts mental health trust back in special measures Mental health services commissioning ‘in crisis’ Children and teens let down by mental health inpatient services in England Half of CCGs to cut mental health ’s budget share Mental health patients 'stranded' due to bed cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How straight millennials feel about 'bromance'
A series of interviews explores how a sample of young, straight, white, middle-class men experience 'bromances,' and how they fare compared with romances. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Psychotic-like experiences in help-seeking adolescents: dimensional exploration and association with different forms of bullying victimization - a developmental social psychiatry perspective - Catone G, Marotta R, Pisano S, Lennox B, Carotenuto M, Gritti A, Pascotto A, Broome MR.
BACKGROUND: Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) are common in the general population and increase the risk of psychotic disorders. Adolescents are a high-risk group of this condition. Stressful events, such as bullying, have a role in the onset of PLEs. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidality in German-speaking school psychiatry : thematization in textbooks from 1803 until the present - Gnoth M, Glaesmer H, Steinberg H.
This study was guided by the following questions: has suicidality been p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

A survey on the attitude towards renaming bipolar disorder in Japanese - Kato T, Kanba S.
For the revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD)-10 into the ICD-11, the Liaison Committee of Psychiatric Disease Names of Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology concluded that "disorder" ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Diseases of the pancreas and suicide mortality: a nationwide nested case-control study among patients with mental health disorders in Taiwan - Chen HM, Chen VC, Wang TN, Lu ML, Huang YC, Dewey ME, Lee JK, Tsai CP.
OBJECTIVE: Diseases of the pancreas, especially pancreatitis, have been implicated as possible risk factors for psychiatric illnesses, such as depression and anxiety disorder. This nested case-control study aimed to investigate the association between dise... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Impact of the new mental health services on rates of suicide and hospitalisations by attempted suicide, psychiatric problems, and alcohol problems in Brazil - Machado DB, Alves FJ, Rasella D, Rodrigues L, Araya R.
A sizeable proportion of all suicides have mental health issues in the background. The association between access to mental health care in the community and decreased suicide rates is inconsistent in the literature. Brazil undertook a major psychiatric ref... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks review – an agility of enthusiasms
These posthumously published essays range from psychiatry to plagiarism to near-death experiencesOne March in the mid 1990s I checked into a cheap hotel in Helsinki. I dropped my bag on the floor and, wondering what Finnish daytime television was like, switched on the TV. A darkened room with a dining table came into focus, and around it were six people having a conversation. To my surprise, all were speaking English, then a face I knew filled the screen – it wasOliver Sacks. Then another,Stephen Jay Gould, and another,Daniel Dennett. I had books by all three. It was snowing outside, and Helsinki seemed suddenly less...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Gavin Francis Tags: Science and nature Essays Books Culture Psychology Neuroscience Oliver Sacks Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Want to be a good friend? Close your eyes and listen
New research suggests that the best way to empathize with someone else's feelings might be to avoid looking at them and focus exclusively on their voice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mental Health Issues Impact Retirement Saving Behavior
Psychological distress linked to 24 percent reduced probability of holding retirement accounts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Pre - Retirement Morbidity Higher in Later Birth Cohorts
Worse measures of health for Americans who must work longer to reach Social Security retirement age (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

3 UCLA faculty receive National Institutes of Health research awards
Three researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have received National Institutes of Health Director ’s Awards for 2017, highlighting the game-changing potential of the research at UCLA. The awards, which total more than $10 million, are part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program supporting creative scientists who propose innovative, high-risk or unconventional biomedical research projects with the potential for unusually broad impact.“I continually point to this program as an example of the creative and revolutionary research NIH supports,” NIH Director Dr. Fran...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Virtual Interviewer Prods Veterans to Reveal Post-traumatic Stress Virtual Interviewer Prods Veterans to Reveal Post-traumatic Stress
Talking – to a computer-generated interviewer named Ellie – appears to free soldiers and veterans who served in war zones to disclose symptoms of post-traumatic stress, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Depression, SSRIs May Affect Bone Mass in Teens and Young Adults Depression, SSRIs May Affect Bone Mass in Teens and Young Adults
Major depressive disorder (MDD) and use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are associated with changes in bone metabolism in older adolescents and young adults, but the relationship is “ complex, ” with different effects in men and women, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for October 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. 10 tips for selecting and managing a medtech development partner There many things to consider when searching for and interacting with a product development firm – and the stakes are high! Most early-stage medical device ...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Adolescents self-harmed while under supervision at 'inadequate' private hospital
Some of the country’s most vulnerable and troubled young people were able to significantly self-harm and were allegedly sexually assaulted despite being under “constant observation” at a regional psychiatric intensive care unit. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Men Often Happier With Their ‘ Bromance ’ Than Their Romance
In small study, most felt more comfortable sharing emotions, resolving problems with a male buddy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Can ‘ Magic Mushrooms ’ Kick - Start Depression Treatment?
Psychelic drug shows some promise for hard - to - treat cases in study (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Ride - Sharing Services Could Cut Alcohol - Related Crashes
However, full effect on motor vehicle crash rate may be subject to local context (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Bill Passes for National Diabetes Commission; NAMS 2017
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression
Psilocybin, a magic mushroom compound, may succeed where other anti-depression treatments have failed; the drug may 'reset' the brain, new research shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Abbott study shows promise for DBS therapy for treatment-resistant depression
This study is a strong example of how our therapies can contribute to the innovation taking place within the broad field of neuroscience. We applaud the researchers who led this study and look forward to future advancements to support the care of people suffering from chronic, treatment-resistant depression,” Abbott neuromod division medical director Dr. Allen Burton said in a prepared statement. Abbott said that currently its DBS system is only indicated for treating essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Earlier this month, Abbott closed its $5.3 billion buy of diagnostics giant Alere (NYSE:ALR),...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Abbott Source Type: news

Morning Break: Trump Ends ACA Subsidies; Doc Blows His Lid; Global Opioid Inadequacy?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

'Psychotic nympho' Halloween outfit criticised by psychiatrists
Psychiatrists say the outfit stigmatises mental illness and is "one of the worst" they have seen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH awards almost $10 million to UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment
The National Institutes of Health, recognizing UCLA ’s leadership in understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder, has renewed its support of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment with a five-year, $9.7 million grant.The Autism Center of Excellence grant is directed by Susan Bookheimer, director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at UCLA. It supports research projects led by autism experts Mirella Dapretto, Dr. Shafali Jeste, Connie Kasari, Elizabeth Laugeson, Dr. Daniel Geschwind and Dr. Jim McCracken.“This renewed support will allow UCLA t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Burden of Pain Falls on the Emergency Department
(MedPage Today) -- Demand for treatment punishes those truly hurting, writes Edwin Leap, MD (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Menopause Triggers Brain Changes Linked to Alzheimer's Menopause Triggers Brain Changes Linked to Alzheimer's
New research may explain why women are more prone to develop Alzheimer's disease and points to potential avenues for early intervention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ACG Hosts Annual Meeting with World Gastroenterology Organisation
(MedPage Today) -- Thousands gather in Orlando for latest GI news, trends (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Do serum BDNF levels vary in self-harm behavior among adolescents and are they correlated with traumatic experiences? - Kavurma C, Varol Tas F, Serim Demirgoren B, Demirci F, Akan P, Eyuboglu D, Guvenir T.
The aim of this study was to compare serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels between adolescents that harm themselves, those that receive psychiatric treatment but do not harm themselves, healthy adolescents, and childhood traumas and to inve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news