Letters suggest Robert Burns was bipolar, academics say
Researchers from the University of Glasgow looked at blocks of letters written over nine years of Burns' life and used modern psychiatry methods to analyse his state of mind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pot Addiction Grows; State Seeks Abortion Names; Price Disclosure Preview?
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depression, Money Woes Higher in Heart Patients With Job Loss
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Dogs May Help Soothe Vets With PTSD
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Morning Break: CDC on Hep A; State Suicide Rankings; The Boring Genome
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Nurse Practitioner Demand Surges As Insurers Push Retail Care
Only family physicians and psychiatrists are more in demand than nurse practitioners, the 2018 healthcare staffing report from Merritt Hawkins said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:WMT NYSE:HUM Source Type: news

Staff shortages delay opening of trust’s new psychiatric ward
Staff shortages have forced a trust to push back the opening of a new ward treating patients with some of the most severe mental health needs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suicide in Nepal: qualitative findings from a modified case-series psychological autopsy investigation of suicide deaths - Hagaman AK, Khadka S, Wutich A, Lohani S, Kohrt BA.
South Asia accounts for the majority of the world's suicide deaths, but typical psychiatric or surveillance-based research approaches are limited due to incomplete vital surveillance. Despite rich anthropological scholarship in the region, such work has no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The relationship between smoking and suicidal behavior in psychiatric patients with major depressive disorder - Holma KM, Holma I, Ketokivi M, Oquendo MA, Isomets ä E.
OBJECTIVES: Smoking frequently associates with suicidal behavior, but also with confounding other risk factors. We investigated, whether smoking independently predicts suicidal ideation, attempts (SAs), or modifies risk of SAs during major depressive episo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Science News » Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference
The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought the topic of suicide into everyday conversations. It ’ s important to know some facts and to know what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Surgeon General Urges AMA to Diversify Membership
(MedPage Today) --'Ask yourselves if you're looking at where the puck is going'(Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Poor Social Network Adds Health Risks Across Cardiac Diagnoses
Having no one to talk to linked to worse self - rated mental and physical health, anxiety, depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Factors associated with recidivism at a South African forensic psychiatric hospital - Morgan N, Fabbro GD.
This study examines common factors associated with recidivism among state patients at a South African forensic psychiatric hospital. More specifically, demographic, clinical and criminological factors of a recidivist group are compared to a non-reci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Low-Dose Antipsychotic Effective in Late-Onset Psychosis Low-Dose Antipsychotic Effective in Late-Onset Psychosis
This study suggests a role for antipsychotics in reducing psychosis symptoms in this condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

As CBD Oil Flirts with Mainstream, Questions Mount As CBD Oil Flirts with Mainstream, Questions Mount
Sales and promotions of CBD products (some combined with small amounts of THC) are exploding. Industry analysts predict the market in the U.S. will reach $1 billion a year by 2020.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why Canada's Pot Legalization Won't Stop Black-Market Sales Why Canada's Pot Legalization Won't Stop Black-Market Sales
Jake Rowinski, a 20-year-old University of Toronto student, buys marijuana every week from one of the many self-described"medical" dispensaries in downtown Toronto.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Canada Clears Major Hurdle in Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Canada Clears Major Hurdle in Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
Canada's Senate on Thursday voted to legalize recreational marijuana, clearing a major hurdle that puts the country on track to become the first Group of Seven nation to permit national use of the drug.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Public Support Only Moderate for Opioid Harm Reduction Strategies
Stigmatizing attitudes toward opioids linked to lower support for two evidence - based strategies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Amyloid PET Changes Diagnosis, Treatment (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dutch study may boost prospects for insurance, Medicare coverage (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

5 Mind-Body Exercises for Anxiety Relief
Anxiety can drain a lot of energy, making it hard to keep doing what we want to or to feel connected to others. What’s worse is that it can pull us into feeling like it might never change. It can take different forms, ranging from nervous and worried thoughts, to self-doubts and feeling not good enough, to a frantic and restless sense of needing to do more, or to a purely physical experience of becoming dizzy or tight in the chest or throat. However we experience it, anxiety is a phenomenon that involves both mind and body. I want to share a few exercises here for helping get some relief from anxiety, that you could ...
Source: Psych Central - June 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Soph Sam Davis, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Mindfulness Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Source Type: news

Assisted Suicide Divides AMA Delegates
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians share personal stories (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Individual risk prediction: or, confidence intervals for dummies - Lockhart J.
Experts in many fields, including forensic psychology and psychiatry, are asked to provide risk assessments regarding future events. These risk estimates are used in individual decision-making, often with life-changing consequences. How should the expert c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Could an allied health care approach reduce the unacceptable incidence of suicide after psychiatric hospital discharge? - Weston-Green K, Osborne AL, Newell K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Experiences of frontline nursing staff on workplace safety and occupational health hazards in two psychiatric hospitals in Ghana - Alhassan RK, Poku KA.
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric hospitals need safe working environments to promote productivity at the workplace. Even though occupational health and safety is not completely new to the corporate society, its scope is largely limited to the manufacturing/processi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Distinct dimensions defining the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale: implications for assessing inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms - Stanton K, Forbes MK, Zimmerman M.
There has been growing interest in studying attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adulthood as a result of research indicating that ADHD often persists into adulthood and frequently is comorbid with other psychiatric disorders. Adult ADHD symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Psychiatric effects of antiepileptic drugs in adults - Dussaule C, Bouilleret V.
Epileptic and psychiatric diseases share overlaps. Indeed, anxiety and depression are common comorbidities in epilepsy, and patients with psychiatric disease are at risk of epilepsy. Some antiepileptic drugs (AED) have psychiatric side effects; conversely,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Early scars are forever: childhood abuse in patients with adult-onset PTSD is associated with increased prevalence and severity of psychiatric comorbidity - Gekker M, Coutinho ESF, Berger W, Luz MPD, Ara újo AXG, Pagotto LFADC, Marques-Portella C, Figueira I, Mendlowicz MV.
Childhood abuse and PTSD are independently associated with severe psychiatric comorbidity. We hypothesized that among patients with adult-onset PTSD, a history of child abuse was associated with increased prevalence and severity of comorbid mental disorder... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

McLean investigators suggest that brain circuits could unlock new psychiatric treatments
(McLean Hospital) The findings of the studies highlight the complexity of brain inhibitory systems and the importance of taking a subtype-, circuit- and neuronal population-specific approach to develop future therapeutic strategies using cell type-specific drug delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Developmental Outcomes of Patients with 22q11 Deletion Sequence?
Discussion 22q11.2 deletion sequence (22q11) is the most common micro-deletion syndrome. Most deletions are de novo. It affects ~1 in 2000-4000 live births. As it is autosomal, it affects males and females equally. Childhood mortality is low and often associated with congenital heart defects. Its phenotypic expression is highly variable. Some of the most common medical problems are: Congenital heart defects especially conotruncal abnormalities Palatal problems especially velopharyngeal incompetence and/or cleft lip/palate Immunodeficiency especially T-cell lymphopenia, but also abnormalities of IgG production, autoimmu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

DEMONS really are possessing people, warns psychiatrist, as pure evil sweeps over humanity
(Natural News) An Ivy League-educated psychiatrist is convinced that there’s a growing epidemic of demonic possession in the world today, and that most everyday people now recognize the dark reality of this scary situation. Dr. Richard Gallagher, who boasts degrees from both Princeton University and Yale University, says that, despite conflicting opinions within mainstream medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addressing the rise in suicide
The recent suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain only hint at the dimensions of this increasing public health crisis. Tony Dokoupil visits the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and talks with a woman who attempted suicide at age 19 about her empathy for the victims of suicide. He also discusses the public health ramifications of suicide with Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chair of Columbia University's psychiatry department, and with Mike Shinoda, of the band Linkin Park, who last year lost his friend and bandmate Chester Bennington to suicide. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

D.C. Week: CMS Issues First State Medicaid Scorecards
(MedPage Today) -- Also: Medicare Trust Fund to run dry 3 years sooner than expected (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

A psychiatrist explains how to talk to someone who may be considering suicide
Dr. Gail Saltz says the best way to start a conversation with a loved one or friend you are worried about is to simply start with, "Can I talk to you." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frank Tallis: ‘I often feel when I write fiction that I am just doing psychology in a different way’
The psychotherapist and fiction writer on the importance of sci-fi and Freud, and the connection between love and madnessFrank Tallis is a novelist, nonfiction writer and clinical psychologist. He has heldlecturing posts in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry and neuroscience at King ’s College London. He has written horror fiction, a series of detective novels featuring the fictional detectiveMax Liebermann and four books about psychology, includingChanging Minds, a history of psychotherapy.The Incurable Romantic, an account – told through case histories of his patients – of a life spentin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lisa O'Kelly Tags: Books Culture Psychology Science and nature books Fiction Source Type: news

Status quo of German-speaking medical students' attitudes toward and knowledge about central aspects of forensic psychiatry across four European countries - Warnke I, Gamma A, Buadze A, Schleifer R, Canela C, R üsch N, Rossler W, Strebel B, Tényi T, Liebrenz M.
While forensic psychiatry is of increasing importance in mental health care, limited available evidence shows that attitudes toward the discipline are contradictory and that knowledge about it seems to be limited in medical students. We aimed to shed light... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Working with decisionally capable patients who are determined to end their own lives - Yager J, Ganzini L, Nguyen DH, Rapp EK.
Psychiatrists face complex, vexing, and often conflicting issues in assessing and managing patients with advanced medical illnesses who are determined to end their own lives. Substantial differences of opinion exist among psychiatrists regarding the roles ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Systematic review of comorbidity between DSM disorders and depression according to age and sex in youth - Zavaglia E, Bergeron L.
Unipolar depression is often comorbid with other psychiatric disorders in youth, particularly with anxiety and disruptive disorders. Previous literature reviews suggested that patterns of comorbidity differed by age and sex. However, most authors from prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring psychiatric inpatients' beliefs about the role of post-discharge follow-up care in suicide prevention - Riblet N, Shiner B, Scott R, Bruce ML, Wasserman D, Watts BV.
INTRODUCTION: Patients are at increased risk for death by suicide following a psychiatric hospitalization. There has been limited study of the association between patient engagement in follow-up care after psychiatric hospitalization and suicide risk. Unde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rehabilitation trajectories and outcomes in individuals with mild traumatic brain injury and psychiatric histories: a TRACK-TBI pilot study - Bertisch H, Satris G, Temkin N, Barber J, Manley GT.
OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in rehabilitation trajectories and return to work (RTW) and social outcomes in individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) with and without significant psychiatric histories at index hospitalization. SETTING: Thr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The attributes of successful de-escalation and restraint teams - Snorrason J, Biering P.
Inpatient violence is a widespread problem on psychiatric wards often with serious consequences, and psychiatric hospitals have set up teams to de-escalate and restrain patients with aggression (D-E&R teams) which are specially trained to respond to it in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Making sense of suicide when there were no signs
Saying suicide is preventable isn't always fair to suicide loss survivors. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

' In 2018, Nothing Will Happen': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

CDC: 25% Rise in U.S. Suicides During 1999-2016
(MedPage Today) -- 49 states saw significant increase in suicide rates during this time (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How to Support Loved Ones Who May Be At Risk of Suicide, According to Psychologists
Two high-profile deaths by suicide — those of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain — were met with an outpouring of grief from fans this week. But mental health professionals say they should also serve as an important reminder to support other people who may be struggling, given rising suicide rates across nearly every segment of the U.S. population. “We often don’t take time to reach out to those we care about and love, even when we notice there’s a concern,” says Nadine Kaslow, a past president of the American Psychological Association and a professor at Emory Universi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is separation anxiety disorder in adults?
Separation anxiety is part of development for young children, but it may also occur in adults. Unfounded fear concerning one's self or family, difficulty sleeping, and depression are some of the symptoms. Treatment involves learning management strategies and therapy. Find out about separation anxiety in adults here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Linked to Distress
Those with worse emotional distress also report worse urinary, sexual, bowel functions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Older Age Tied to Poorer Course of Major Depressive Disorder
Results were slightly attenuated but remained mostly significant with adjustment for prognostic factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Study: Bariatric Surgery OK for Kids with Psych Illness
(MedPage Today) -- Mental health disorders not predictive of outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Kanye West is praised by the UK's top psychiatrist
In a blog for the British Medical Journal, Professor Wendy Burns, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, yesterday praised the 41-year-old for speaking out about bipolar disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mental health clinic open in Zoar Valley
The Gowanda area has a new resource for mental health services. The Buffalo Psychiatric Center and Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center opened a new site in the Cattaraugus County village, providing outpatient behavioral health services for adults, children and adolescents. The Zoar Valley Recovery and Treatment Center is located in a 9,500-square- foot site just off Main Street, double the size of its former temporary site. The site will house traditional clinic services from the Buffalo… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news