How Calif. Medical Board's Opioid Accusations Went Down
(MedPage Today) -- Dangerous polypharmacy, high doses, poor recordkeeping -- and bad penmanship (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Behavior therapy may help prevent teen suicide - Slomski A.
A form of behavioral therapy that helps patients control their emotions and tolerate distress may prevent adolescents who are at high risk of suicide from harming themselves or attempting suicide again. In a JAMA Psychiatry study, 173 youths who had ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and suicidality: the mediating effects of psychiatric comorbidities and family function - Chen YY, Chen YL, Gau SS.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ("ADHD") and suicidality in children. Mediating effects of family function and psychiatric co-morbidities were also explored. METHODS: This is a national represe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Patient Complaints May Flag Cognitively Impaired Physicians Patient Complaints May Flag Cognitively Impaired Physicians
Cognitively impaired physicians were 20 times more likely to have an unsolicited patient complaint containing words like'forgetful'than their age-matched, healthy peers, a new study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

California Woman Dies After Jumping Out of Ambulance
  PLEASANTON, Calif. (KGO) -- It was a fatal pedestrian accident on the connector between two major interstates in the East Bay that started with a simple ambulance ride. It was a transport call, an ambulance ride for a patient from Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton to a psychiatric facilty in San Leandro, but it all changed when the patient became agitated and ended up, on foot, on connector ramp between Interstates 680 and 580. "The patient was being transported the patient got out of the ambulance," said California Highway Patrol Officer Josh Roberts, "And was walking in the traffic lanes.&quo...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Laura Anthony (ABC7) Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

California Woman Dies After Jumping Out of Ambulance
  PLEASANTON, Calif. (KGO) -- It was a fatal pedestrian accident on the connector between two major interstates in the East Bay that started with a simple ambulance ride. It was a transport call, an ambulance ride for a patient from Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton to a psychiatric facilty in San Leandro, but it all changed when the patient became agitated and ended up, on foot, on connector ramp between Interstates 680 and 580. "The patient was being transported the patient got out of the ambulance," said California Highway Patrol Officer Josh Roberts, "And was walking in the traffic lanes.&quo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Laura Anthony (ABC7) Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

‘ Deaths of Despair ’ May Have Helped Fuel Trump ’ s Victory: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

UCLA ’s epilepsy center offers hope to people with drug-resistant seizures
More than 20 new anti-seizure drugs have been introduced in recent decades — a number that means little to people with drug-resistant epilepsy. For them, treatment has not improved.Some people are willing to try medication after medication — coping with side effects and getting no relief from seizures — because they believe, as do their doctors, that maybe the next drug will work. Others have been afraid of procedures that could ease their seizures, or have believed wrongly that surgery is their only other option. Still others don ’t actually have epilepsy at all, but don’t know it. In fact, 4...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Acute Catatonia on Medical Wards: A Case Series Acute Catatonia on Medical Wards: A Case Series
This case series demonstrates that catatonia, which is often treatable, may be underdiagnosed in acute medical settings due to low awareness of the condition among both generalists and psychiatrists.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

How power changes the CEO brain
People who are primed to feel powerful may become less likely to see things from others' perspectives. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Talking about depression can be hard for Asian Americans
Experts said isolation, social pressure, and war trauma can contribute to depression. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ADHD Prevalence Rises, but Reasons Remain Unclear ADHD Prevalence Rises, but Reasons Remain Unclear
It remains unclear whether the rise in diagnoses of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) represents an actual increase in the disorder itself or changes in other factors affecting ADHD prevalence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lessons learned about children from war zones and refugee camps
(Reuters Health) - What do children really need? The answers may be found in war zones and refugee camps, a psychiatrist and relief worker suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Many Who Battle Cancer Stay Strong Mentally
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Cannabidiol May Reset Brain Function in Psychosis Cannabidiol May Reset Brain Function in Psychosis
A single dose of cannabidiol may alleviate psychotic symptoms and normalize brain function, results from a new imaging study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Anorexia is much harder to treat than previously thought
Stuart Murray, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, has just completed the largest study ever on anorexia treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young Adults With Autism at Significant Risk for Depression Young Adults With Autism at Significant Risk for Depression
Young adults with autism, especially those who are higher functioning, are at a significantly increased risk for depression, a large new study from Sweden suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Last 20 Years Saw Increase in Prevalence of ADHD in Children
Significant increases in prevalence in subgroups by age, sex, race/ethnicity, income, geographic region (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Self - Injury Tops Diabetes As Cause of Death in United States
In 2016, death rates were 29.1 versus 24.8 per 100,000 population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Remission of Schizophrenia Seen With Amisulpride, Clozapine
Symptomatic remission achieved for most with sequential administration of amisulpride, clozapine (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Pharmacist roles include helping with insulin treatment, virtual consults, diabetes management (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Book Review: You Are Not A Rock
No one wants to feel sad, angry, lonely, or anxious, but by avoiding those feelings, we may only make things worse. In You Are Not A Rock: A Step-By-Step Guide to Better Mental Health (For Humans), Mark Freeman encourages readers to feel feelings because we are not rocks. We do feel things and he provides steps to do this without becoming overwhelmed by our emotions. Freeman shares his personal experiences with compulsion and how he engaged in OCD behaviors to avoid unpleasant emotions. And he admits that his attempts at dealing with his feelings were a problem. Feelings can help us practice emotional fitness, which may in...
Source: Psych Central - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Mindfulness Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment mark freeman mental health book you are not a rock Source Type: news

Who's Likely to Develop Alzheimer's, and When?
(MedPage Today) -- Danish analysis shows absolute 10-year risks by age, sex, and APOE genotype (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Morning Break: Microwave Warfare; Saving American Medicine; CRISPR Pros and Cons
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Remission of Schizophrenia Seen With Amisulpride, Clozapine
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Remission can be achieved for most cases of schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder with amisulpride and clozapine, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the The Lancet Psychiatry. Ren é S. Kahn, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

August 2018 Briefing - Psychiatry
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Psychiatry for August 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Internet & telephone assisted training for child disruptive behavior found to be effective
(Elsevier) Positive long-term outcomes, such as a reduction in child disruptive behavior and increased parental skills, have been reported in a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Conversion therapy' hits the big screen while laws play out in states
A number of states are considering legislation to stop such therapy practices. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Robots and Surgery; Alcohol and Death: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include Parkinson's disease and metabolic syndrome, lorcaserin and heart problems, the global burden of alcohol related disease, and robotic surgery costs. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems and subthreshold psychiatric disorders in Austrian adolescents and the need for prevention - Philipp J, Zeiler M, Waldherr K, Truttmann S, Dur W, Karwautz AFK, Wagner G.
PURPOSE: Epidemiological data are crucial to plan adequate prevention strategies. Thus, this study aims at obtaining the prevalence of mental health problems (MHP) and subthreshold psychiatric disorders based on a representative sample of Austrian adolesce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

10% of US children diagnosed with ADHD
Research shows the increase in diagnoses is most pronounced in girls and minority groups. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

With stroke comes higher dementia risk
Study does not prove that strokes cause dementia, but reveals the strongest evidence to date of a link between the two. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Behavioral Health Disorder Diagnosis Decreases Access to High-Quality Facilities
Post-acute patients diagnosed with a behavioral health disorder are more likely to enter low-quality nursing home facilities and less likely to enter high-quality facilities than those without the diagnosis, according to study results in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Ellis Source Type: news

Risk of Depression Up in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Individuals with ASD had more than two - fold higher risk of depression diagnosis vs. non - autistic siblings (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Retrospective parental rejection is associated with aggressive behavior as well as cognitive distortions in forensic psychiatric outpatients - Smeijers D, Brazil IA, Bulten EBH, Verkes RJ.
OBJECTIVE: Parental rejection in childhood is associated with the increased risk of aggression in adulthood and is thought to contribute to the development of inaccurate beliefs regarding own or others' behavior (i.e., cognitive distortion) as well. Differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mental disorders and criminal recidivism in male juvenile prisoners - Bessler C, Stiefel D, Barra S, Plattner B, Aebi M.
Mental disorders and criminal recidivism in male juvenile prisoners Abstract. OBJECTIVE: Psychiatric disorders in juvenile prisoners exhibit a very high prevalence. However, it remains unclear whether this goes along with increased criminal recidiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

10% Of US Children Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Finds
(CNN) — The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday. The rise was most pronounced in minority groups, suggesting that better access to health insurance and mental health treatment through the Affordable Care Act might have played some role in the increase. The rate of diagnosis during that time period doubled in girls, although it was still much lower than in boys. But the researchers say they found no evidence confirming frequent complaints that the conditi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News ADHD CNN Source Type: news

FDA Says No to Dasotraline for ADHD FDA Says No to Dasotraline for ADHD
The agency requests additional efficacy and tolerability data for the investigational dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Depression Strikes Nearly 1 in 5 Young Adults With Autism: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Many Soldiers Who Attempt Suicide Have No Mental Health Dx
Similar medical, legal, family risk factors tied to suicide attempt regardless of mental health history (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mindfulness Training Acceptable Among Surgical Interns
Mindfulness - based stress reduction integrated into personal, professional settings over 12 months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Virtual Doctor's Appointment; Bug Battle; Where's the Meat?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Goats Can Read Human Emotions, Prefer Happy Faces
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Suicidal patients in a psychiatric emergency unit: clinical characteristics and aggression profile - Calegaro VC, Zatti C, Bastos AG, Freitas LHM.
OBJECTIVE: To explore and describe a profile of patients admitted to a psychiatric emergency facility, comparing patients with and without a recent suicide attempt in terms of their clinical characteristics and aggression. METHODS: This was an expl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Many Soldiers Who Attempt Suicide Have No Mental Health Dx
FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 -- More than one-third of enlisted soldiers with a documented suicide attempt have no history of mental health diagnosis, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in JAMA Psychiatry. Robert J. Ursano, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psychosis: Cannabis extract normalizes brain function
New research shows that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol reduces abnormal brain activity in people with psychosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Similar changes in the brains of patients with ADHD and emotional instability
(Karolinska Institutet) In both ADHD and emotional instability disorders (e.g. borderline and antisocial personality disorder as well as conduct disorder in children), the brain exhibits similar changes in overlapping areas, meaning that the two types of conditions should be seen as related and attention should be paid to both during diagnosis. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet behind a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry. The results can lead to a broader treatment for both conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Death Certificate Project' Terrifies California Doctors
(MedPage Today) -- Hundreds threatened with disciplinary action for opioid scripts to patients who overdosed (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Trump Moves to Establish a Three-Digit Suicide Hotline Trump Moves to Establish a Three-Digit Suicide Hotline
President Trump has signed a bill directing the FCC, SAMHSA, and the VA to study the feasibility of instituting a new, easy-to-remember, three-digit national suicide hotline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news