Celebrity Suicides Trigger Copycat Deaths by Same Method Celebrity Suicides Trigger Copycat Deaths by Same Method
Not only does the suicide rate in the general population increase following a celebrity suicide but victims copy the method.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

NYU Resident, Medical Student Die by Suicide 5 Days Apart NYU Resident, Medical Student Die by Suicide 5 Days Apart
A New York University (NYU) resident describes feelings of vulnerability and helplessness after the deaths, as colleagues seek answers. NYU is offering counseling and support to the community.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

NYU Resident, Medical Student Commit Suicide 5 Days Apart NYU Resident, Medical Student Commit Suicide 5 Days Apart
A New York University (NYU) resident describes feelings of vulnerability and helplessness after the deaths, as colleagues seek answers. NYU is offering counseling and support to the community.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should 'shock therapy' be used to treat depression more often?
A study concludes that if electroconvulsive therapy was used earlier in the treatment of depression, the outcome for many patients would be much improved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Twice as many women as men are depressed, study finds
Women are diagnosed with major depression at double the rate of men, according to a new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Six percent of women and 3 percent of men have diagnoses of major depression, the study found. And researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto have found that some psychiatric disorders manifest differently in women and men and may requ ire treatment based on a patient's gender, according to MD Magazine. Diagnoses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation May Help Ease Depression Vitamin D Supplementation May Help Ease Depression
An updated meta-analysis shows that vitamin D supplementation improves depressive symptoms, with a medium overall effect size.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can Bad Men Change? What It ’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy
The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room of an old taupe bungalow on a leafy street in a small Southern city. Someone has shoved a workout bike into the corner to make room for a circle of overstuffed chairs dug up at the local Goodwill. The men jockey for a coveted recliner and settle in. They are complaining about co-workers and debating the relative merits of various trucks when a faint beeping interrupts the conversation. One man picks up a throw pillow and tries to muffle the sound of the battery running low on h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized nation sex offender therapy Source Type: news

Depression Has Spiked By 33% In the Last Five Years, a New Report Says
Diagnoses of clinical depression — also known as major depression — have risen by 33% since 2013, according to a new report from health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield. The report, which was based on insurance claims filed by 41 million privately insured Blue Cross Blue Shield members, calls depression the “second most impactful condition on overall health for commercially insured Americans,” behind only high blood pressure. That’s because people with depression also tend to have other health issues, such as chronic illnesses and substance abuse, and as a result may have more significant health...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days
When it comes to treating anxiety in children and teens, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are the bane of therapists' work. “With (social media), it's all about the self-image — who's 'liking' them, who's watching them, who clicked on their picture,” said Marco Grados, associate professor of psychiatry and clinical director of child and adolescent psychiatry […]Related:This 104-year-old just died in Switzerland, after making a powerful statement about assisted suicideE. coli-tainted romaine outbreak spreads to 29 states, sickens 149 peopleThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benzodiazepine ingestion as a way to die by suicide and related safety: the case of an elderly patient - Cremaschi L, Grancini B, De Carlo V, Pozzoli S, Altamura AC, Dell'osso B.
Benzodiazepines (BDZs) are widespread psychotropic compounds, often prescribed as first-line symptomatic option by general practitioners in patients with different psychiatric disorders. Sometimes, however, they contribute to delay the administration of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Depression May Dampen Memory
Title: Depression May Dampen MemoryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Mental Health Services Research Conference (MHSR) 2018
NIMH ’ s Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch hosts the 24th NIMH Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) Conference. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Privacy Vs Appropriate Care for Substance Abuse Issues
(MedPage Today) -- Lawmakers hear pros and cons of proposed changes to federal confidentiality law (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

House Panel Approves Over 20 Bills to Fight Opioid Abuse House Panel Approves Over 20 Bills to Fight Opioid Abuse
The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved more than 20 opioid measures in a series of voice votes. More controversy is likely when it takes up another set of these bills on May 17.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lymphoma, Leukemia Survivors Have Increased Health Care Use
Survivors who are psychologically distressed use even more services than those who aren't (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Site-of-Care Programs Gaining More Ground: Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, what's in store for the specialty pharmacy industry? (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depression May Dampen Memory
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Build a better neighborhood to boost kids' health
Low-income children tend to have less stress and be in better health living in higher-opportunity areas. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Poll says seniors are still sexy after all these years
The stereotype that older people are largely asexual is false, according to findings from the recent National Poll on Aging. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Teen Sexting Often Tied to Past Sexual Abuse
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

This Type of Exercise May Help Relieve Depression
Strength training is good for your body and your mind, according to a new review of more than 30 previously published studies. The paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that resistance exercise training (RET), such as weightlifting and strength training, is associated with a significant reduction in depressive symptoms. It also, of course, comes with physical benefits, like making bones stronger and preventing chronic conditions. Brett Gordon, the paper’s first author and a postgraduate researcher in the department of physical education and sports sciences at Ireland’s University of Limerick, s...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Morning Break: New Myeloma Tx; New EpiPen Shortage? Ticked Off by CDC
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ECT May Benefit Young Patients With Severe Autism ECT May Benefit Young Patients With Severe Autism
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may reduce depression and other psychiatric symptoms in patients with severe autism spectrum disorder, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CSF Vasopressin a First Autism Biomarker? CSF Vasopressin a First Autism Biomarker?
Low levels of arginine vasopressin, a hormone that has been linked to lower levels of sociability, in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may be a potential autism biomarker.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Are You Experiencing Emotional Abuse and Not Aware of It?
You may not think you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship or minimize it. You may not consider your partner abusive because they seem caring and loving towards you, until you do not comply. An abusive partner can be extremely loving when you make yourself available to meet all their needs and give them all your undivided attention. In fact, it is when the partner stops meeting the needs of the abuser that the tantrums, tears, insults, silent treatment or other forms of punishment are used to get their way. In many cases, an emotional abuser is co-dependent on their partner to make them happy, and make up for a...
Source: Psych Central - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nancy Carbone Tags: Abuse Codependence Narcissism Personality Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Self-Help Emotional Abuse emotional blackmail Punishment Source Type: news

Cyberbullying Wreaks Havoc on Teens' Mental Health Cyberbullying Wreaks Havoc on Teens' Mental Health
Depression and anxiety are common among adolescent psychiatric inpatients and outpatients who report being a victim of cyberbullying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Treatment adherence in adolescent psychiatric inpatients with severe disruptive behaviour - Boer SBB, Boon AE, Haan AM, Vermeiren R.
OBJECTIVE To examine pre-treatment characteristics associated with dropout in 224 adolescent psychiatric inpatients (mean age 17.1 years) with severe disruptive behaviour. To date, little is known about the factors predicting dropout among adolescents trea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lawmakers Mull Privacy Rules for Substance Abuse Records Lawmakers Mull Privacy Rules for Substance Abuse Records
Members of both parties expressed concerns about jeopardizing people's employment through broader disclosure, while also seeing a need for more tools to fight the national opioid crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

People with OCD process emotions differently than their unaffected siblings
(Elsevier) A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) feel more distress when viewing images to provoke OCD-related emotions than their unaffected siblings. Although the unaffected siblings showed lower levels of distress, they had higher levels of brain activity in regions important for attention. The findings suggest that the family members may draw on additional brain resources to compensate for potential abnormalities in emotion regulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Progress in posttraumatic stress disorder --Increased understanding points to new approaches for PTSD prevention and treatment
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Recent advances in scientific understanding of how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops and persists may lead to more effective treatment and even prevention of this debilitating disorder, according to the May/June special issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

GeneSight Weeds Out Ineffective Drug Therapies for Depression
This study was our largest study and the largest pharmacogenomic study in a mental health condition that has ever been conducted,” Bryan Dechairo, Ph.D., executive vice president of clinical development, Myriad Genetics, told MD+DI. “Our goal was to prove that when doctors and physicians see which medications are inappropriate for a patient and avoid using them, then that will actually improve the chances of the patient getting on a medication that will work for them.” Patients were divided into two treatment arms: the GeneSight Psychotropic test arm (n=560) in which clinicians used GeneSight test results...
Source: MDDI - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Testing Source Type: news

Looking to transform mental health for employees of Uber, eBay and others, Peninsula company lands $45 million round
Aiming to create an employer network of mental health providers, Lyra Health landed a Series B round of $45 million. Making up the round were new investors Tenaya Capital, Glynn Capital, Crown Ventures and Casdin Capital as well as existing investors, including Venrock, Greylock Partners and Providence Ventures. The Burlingame company, acting like an online employee assistance program, is targeting employers wh ose workers need a simple, fast way to access effective therapists and psychiatrists.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Looking to transform mental health for employees of Uber, eBay and others, Peninsula company lands $45 million round
Aiming to create an employer network of mental health providers, Lyra Health landed a Series B round of $45 million. Making up the round were new investors Tenaya Capital, Glynn Capital, Crown Ventures and Casdin Capital as well as existing investors, including Venrock, Greylock Partners and Providence Ventures. The Burlingame company, acting like an online employee assistance program, is targeting employers wh ose workers need a simple, fast way to access effective therapists and psychiatrists.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

These lights are like a mood ring for your room
Lights shifting between different shades of white deliver optimal brightness and color temperature at different times of day. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Hi-tech pill bottle may reduce opioid abuse
A pill dispenser, regulated via timer, could stop opioid addiction before it starts. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

IV Drug Shines in Postpartum Depression Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment benefit clear in less than 3 days, lasts at least a month (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Risk of Pediatric Mental Illness Up After Injury Hospitalization
In Medicaid population, those with burns or head injury at increased risk for mental health diagnoses (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

High Number of Years of Life Lost Due to Police Violence in U.S.
More than half of years of life lost are among people of color; greatest impact in those aged 25 to 34 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Teen Sexting Linked to Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Abuse
Correlations seen for sexting with intimate partner violence perpetration for boys, victimization for girls (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Conference News, Source Type: news

Approaches to Firearms for Persons With Dementia Discussed
Approaches to guns for patients with mild cognitive impairment could be similar to those for driving (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Evidence Lacking for Impact of PDMPs on Drug Overdoses
Evidence insufficient that drug monitoring programs increase or decrease opioid overdoses in U.S. (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Amyloid Theory Questioned; Guns and Dementia; More Autism Cases or Fewer?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

PBM Shakeup; Concussion Secrecy; Paying Hospital Exec to'Disappear '
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare-related investigations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Morning Break: Melania and Walmart Target Opioids; Nitrogen for Executions
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Opioid Prevalence in Suicide Victims Skyrockets Opioid Prevalence in Suicide Victims Skyrockets
The presence of opioids in the blood of suicide victims more than doubled from 2006 to 2017.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Creative people more at risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, huge study finds
A King's College study of Swedish medical records found those who studied subjects like music, drama or art at university have more psychiatric conditions than the general public. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just you, we're all living in the United States of Anxiety
Feeling more anxious these days? You ’ve got plenty of company.Anew survey from the American Psychiatric Assn. reveals that 39% of Americans feel more anxious now than they did a year ago. That ’s more than double the 19% of Americans who feel less anxious now than at this time last year. (Another... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: FY 2019 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2018 (FY 2019)
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update FY 2019 prospective payment rates for inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities, including extended units of acute care or Critical Access Hospitals. Also updates quality measures and includes a request for information related to health information technology, among other things. Comments on the proposed rule are due June 26, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A new mechanism for neurodegeneration in a form of dementia
(Elsevier) A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports that dementia-related and psychiatric-related proteins cluster together to form aggregates in the brain, leading to abnormal cell function and behavior. Aggregation of the protein TDP-43 is a hallmark of a pathological process that leads to dementia called frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). The study showed that as TDP-43 accumulates in the brain of patients with FTLD, it ropes in DISC1, an important protein in the pathology of many mental conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news