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Dentists keep dying of this deadly lung disease. The CDC can ’t figure out why.
Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured. It's estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time. But the common denominator of a small group of patients at a Virginia […]Related:Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse centerInfants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know whyWhy more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save lives (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: The Heart of Trauma
Betrayal, painful losses, devastating natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and mass shootings can all cast a physiological residue on those left in their wake. A neuroscientific footprint that extends far beyond the experiences that caused it, but into all aspects of our lives, trauma can jeopardize our ability to experience the very relationships that can help heal it. In The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brian in the Context of Relationships, Bonne Badenoch demonstrates how the safe sanctuaries of warm, loving relationships can help heal trauma, and how we can create them. It has been said that success...
Source: Psych Central - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews PTSD Stress Trauma Treatment books on relationships embodied brain heart of trauma Source Type: news

D.C. Week: States Plead for Federal $$ in Opioid Fight
(MedPage Today) -- Also, HHS chief promises to shrink docs'administrative burden (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Changing the conversation around men and mental health
NBA All-Star Kevin Love penned an essay detailing a panic attack that he suffered earlier in the season. Love's article focuses on changing the perception of mental health – not only for athletes, but for everyone. Psychiatrist and author Dr. Gail Saltz joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the importance of talking to young boys about mental health. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do you really know how your partner feels?
We think that we know our long-term partners well, and that we can tell if they're facing an emotional struggle. But how accurate are we, really? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Early Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into Adulthood
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

More U.S. Schools Offering Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth More U.S. Schools Offering Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth
A growing number of U.S. schools are offering safe spaces for preteens and teens who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) and prohibiting harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse center
Two nursing assistants have been accused of engaging in sexual relations with two patients from a psychiatric and substance abuse treatment center in Iowa. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the certified nursing assistants, who were identified by authorities as Paige Lynn Johanningmeier and Megan Marie Penney, developed a relationship with two patients at the Prairie View Management facility in […]Related:Infants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know whyWhy more civilians are now learning milita...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Out Of The Madhouse
Michael Maitland suffered from clinical depression, anxiety, and anorexia so severe that it landed him in the emergency room with a collapsed lung. In his new book, Out Of The Madhouse: An Insider’s Guide To Managing Depression and Anxiety, which he co-wrote with his father, Michael takes us inside his journey – through journal entries – from suicidal to recovery. “I can’t really believe how I managed to get this bad. At university (2007-2010), I slowly started to notice I didn’t feel right. I began staying in more, not seeing people, and struggling with how I felt about myself. As my se...
Source: Psych Central - March 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Book Reviews Depression Treatment managing anxiety Managing Depression out of the madhouse Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Role Narrows for Opioids in Chronic Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Also, plaudits for ACP's HbA1c guidance,'reboot'for EHRs (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Text Message - Based Intervention Helps With Sobriety Maintenance
Findings among liver transplant candidates with alcoholic liver disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

DOJ Repeats Threat to Hold Opioid Prescribers Accountable
(MedPage Today) -- AMA, PharmedOut leaders also pitch solutions at insurers'policy conference (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Rich people are less likely to notice you
Study shows your socioeconomic status affects the way you think. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Risk May Affect Kids' Brain Function, Volume Alzheimer's Risk May Affect Kids' Brain Function, Volume
Genetic risk for Alzheimer's may be related to cognition and hippocampal volume in childhood, a finding with implications for disease prevention, risk detection, and pathogenesis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Number of child and adolescent psychiatrists falling
The Royal College of Psychiatrists wants the government to allow more recruitment from overseas. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could living at high altitude increase suicide risk? Evidence suggests possible treatments, reports Harvard Review of Psychiatry
(Wolters Kluwer Health) High-altitude areas -- particularly the US intermountain states -- have increased rates of suicide and depression, suggests a review of research evidence in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can't sleep? Could be down to genetics
(Springer) Researchers have identified specific genes that may trigger the development of sleep problems, and have also demonstrated a genetic link between insomnia and psychiatric disorders such as depression, or physical conditions such as type 2 diabetes. The study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, which is published by Springer Nature, was led by Murray Stein of the University of California San Diego and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychiatry's role in the management of human trafficking victims: an integrated care approach - Gordon M, Salami T, Coverdale J, Nguyen PT.
Human trafficking is an outrageous human rights violation with potentially devastating consequences to individuals and the public health. Victims are often underrecognized and there are few guidelines for how best to identify, care for, and safely reintegr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The roles of socioeconomic status, occupational health and job rank on the epidemiology of different psychiatric symptoms in a sample of UK workers - Lopes B, Kamau C, Jaspal R.
There is a considerable gap in epidemiological literature about community mental health showing how psychiatric symptoms are associated with job rank, socioeconomic status, and occupational health. We examine data from 4596 employees collected in the Unite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Media guidelines for reporting on suicide: 2017 update of the Canadian Psychiatric Association policy paper - Sinyor M, Schaffer A, Heisel MJ, Picard A, Adamson G, Cheung CP, Katz LY, Jetly R, Sareen J.
This paper has been substantially revised by the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Research Committee and approved for republication by the CPA's Board of Directors on May 3, 2017. The original policy paper1was developed by the Scientific and R... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Immediate and brief intervention after suicide attempts on patients without major psychiatric morbidity-a pilot study in northern Israel - Givon L, Levi A, Bloch B, Fruchter E.
This article describes a pilot program for suicide prevention that took place in two districts in Israel from 2009 to 2012. The program targeted specific population, patients in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Early vulnerabilities for psychiatric disorders in elementary schoolchildren from four Brazilian regions - Paula CS, Mari JJ, Bordin IAS, Miguel EC, Fortes I, Barroso N, Rohde LA, Coutinho ESF.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to identify early vulnerabilities for psychiatric disorders among Brazilian elementary school children, controlling for familial and community adversities. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study examining the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

More Research Needed on Gender Dysphoria Treatments in Youth More Research Needed on Gender Dysphoria Treatments in Youth
Evidence that hormonal treatments for transgender adolescents can achieve desired physical effects is “ low, ” and studies regarding their psychosocial impact are lacking, researchers in Australia say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Doctor's Widow on Anti-Suicide Crusade
(MedPage Today) -- ZDoggMD talks with wife and mother whose physician husband committed suicide (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Exclusive: New demand on government for easier overseas recruitment
Mental health leaders have urged the government to add child and adolescent psychiatrists to its shortage occupation list to make it easier to hire them from overseas, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

"The rowdy ones:" configurations of difference in a private psychiatric hospital - Hannah SD.
Drawing on participant-observation and semi-structured interviews, this paper examines the local forms of clinical practice in a 26-bed acute psychiatric inpatient unit located within a private psychiatric hospital in the Northeastern United States. It foc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Adult brains do not grow new neurons
Discovery could change treatments for memory loss diseases. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

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The American Academy of Pediatrics asked Shelly Flais, MD to make a public service announcement regarding teen depression.  You may view it by clicking Here.Teen years are difficult and as parents we see their moods change often so we tend to think they'll grow out of it.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has published guidelines to help physicians to tackle mental health issues.  One in 5 teens will experience depression.  It often goes untreated and undiagnosed due to a lack of access to mental health providers.  It is difficult to talk to your pediatrician about emotional and be...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - March 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Learning from Silence;'Rigged' Drug System; NCCN Guidelines Questioned
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy linked to brain alterations
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A new study published in Biological Psychiatry has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study showed for the first time a relationship between air pollution exposure and a difficulty with inhibitory control -- the ability to regulate self-control over temptations and impulsive behavior -- which is related to mental health problems such as addictive behavior and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children
(Elsevier) A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, reports that the air pollution levels related to brain alterations were below those considered to be safe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to childhood violence linked to psychiatric disorders
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Investing in diminishing socioeconomic status inequalities and in preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. The results showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder such as depression and anxiety and an externalizing disorder including attention-deficit hyperactivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder among road traffic accident survivors: a PRISMA-compliant meta-analysis - Lin W, Gong L, Xia M, Dai W.
BACKGROUND: Involvement in road traffic accidents (RTAs) may put individuals at increased risk for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, among which posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presents a public health issue. However, a great disparity was observ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patient-controlled hospital admission for patients with severe mental disorders: a nationwide prospective multicentre study - Thomsen CT, Benros ME, Maltesen T, Hastrup LH, Andersen PK, Giacco D, Nordentoft M.
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether implementing patient-controlled admission (PCA) can reduce coercion and improve other clinical outcomes for psychiatric in-patients. METHODS: During 2013-2016, 422 patients in the PCA group were propensity score matched... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Boosting brain ’s immune cell function improves Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice, study finds
Scientists have known for about five years that mutations in the gene TREM2 increase a person ’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now, UCLA researchers have shown in mice that boosting levels of the TREM2 protein could help treat people with Alzheimer’s. TREM2 makes the brain’s immune cells more effective at fighting disease and protecting brain cells, theyreport in the March 7 issue of Neuron.“We showed that boosting TREM2 — at least in these mice and if you do it early enough — is beneficial,” said Dr. X. William Yang, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral scie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blood Test May Distinguish Anorexia From'Constitutional Thinness'Blood Test May Distinguish Anorexia From'Constitutional Thinness '
A simple and inexpensive blood test may differentiate anorexia nervosa from constitutional thinness in cases in which psychological criteria are insufficient.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ECT for Depression: No Long-term Dementia Risk ECT for Depression: No Long-term Dementia Risk
Patients with severe depression who undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have no greater risk than the general population of developing dementia over the long-term, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Linked to Brain Health in Psychosis Patients Lifestyle Linked to Brain Health in Psychosis Patients
Just as in the general population, patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder should follow a healthy lifestyle, which includes being physically and cognitively active.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Kids' Chronic Pain and Life Challenges Go Hand-in-Hand
(MedPage Today) -- Risk factor for poorer school function, as well (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Book Review: Parenting the Addicted Teen
While parents play a critical role in a teen’s recovery from addiction, the cycle of addiction itself often disempowers the entire family in such a way that recovery and reconnection become almost impossible. In her new book, Parenting the Addicted Teen: A 5-Step Foundational Program, Barbara Krovitz-Neren contends that in reconnecting and learning to be present for their families, parents may hold the key to their teen’s recovery. “The lack of support for parents in the addiction and mental health field during, and even more so, after treatment astounds me,” writes Krovitz-Neren. When children with...
Source: Psych Central - March 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Parenting Self-Help Substance Abuse addiction in teens Parenting the Addicted Teen teenager addiction Source Type: news

Cannabidiol Is Effective Add - On for Treatment - Resistant Epilepsy
More effective than placebo for reducing seizure frequency, achieving seizure freedom (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Validation of Adolescent Suicide Assessment Protocol-20 (ASAP-20) to Sri Lankan adolescents - Malalagama AS, Tennakoon S, Abeyasinghe DRR.
PURPOSE: Youth suicide rates are rising worldwide, including Sri Lanka, where 46.5/100,000 among 15-19yrs was reported in 1986. Identifying high risk adolescents is vital. Dearth of trained professionals, demands an instrument utilizable by non-psychiatris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Schizophrenia Tied to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk Schizophrenia Tied to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk
This study suggests that the risk for breast cancer is higher in women with schizophrenia compared to the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Heroin Use in Pain Patients Signals Something Badly Amiss
(MedPage Today) -- Tied to other illicit drug use, non-adherence to prescribed opioids (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lurasidone (Latuda) Gets FDA Nod for Bipolar Depression in Kids Lurasidone (Latuda) Gets FDA Nod for Bipolar Depression in Kids
Lurasidone is now indicated for the treatment of major depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in children and adolescents aged 10 to 17 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Partner ’ s Heart Pump Can Burden Their Caregiver
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Sensitivity Heightened with Chronic Low Back Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Catastrophizing is also a common feature (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Suicide rates, psychiatric hospital bed numbers, and unemployment rates from 1999 to 2015: a population-based study in Hong Kong - Lee EHM, Hui CLM, Chan PY, Chang WC, Chan SKW, Chen EYH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress among Syrian refugees: trauma exposure characteristics, trauma centrality, and emotional suppression - Chung MC, Shakra M, AlQarni N, AlMazrouei M, Al Mazrouei S, Al Hashimi S.
This study revisited the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and examined a hypothesized model describing the interrelationship between trauma exposure characteristics, trauma centrality, emotional suppression, PTSD, and psychiat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mental health treatment for victims of human trafficking -- Journal of Psychiatric Practice presents initial recommendations
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Cognitive therapies should be considered when addressing the harmful psychological consequences of trauma in victims of human trafficking, according to a review and recommendations in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news