Revolution in the head: from Maniac to Homecoming, the era of introspective TV
From Cary Fukunaga ’s Maniac to Julia Roberts’ new Amazon show, television is exploring its darkest subject yet – the human brain – and it all started with Tony Soprano on a horseIn an early episode of the Julia Roberts showHomecoming, a soldier is brought back from Afghanistan to live in a rehabilitation centre in Florida, where he will learn to reintegrate into civilian life. At dinner in the hall, he begins to question the food on the plate in front of him. The pineapple cobbler the men are served every night is “really laying it on thick”, he announces, served to make them believe th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Drama Psychology Television Culture Mental health Legion Mr Robot The Sopranos Julia Roberts Dan Stevens Cary Fukunaga Jonah Hill Emma Stone US television & radio TV crime drama Schizophrenia Psychiatry Society Kill Source Type: news

Mind sweepers: welcome to the age of introspective TV
From Cary Fukunaga ’s Maniac to Julia Roberts’ new Amazon show Homecoming, television is having an introspective moment, exploring its darkest subject yet – the human brainIn an early episode of the Julia Roberts showHomecoming, a soldier is brought back from Afghanistan to live in a rehabilitation centre in Florida, where he will learn to reintegrate into civilian life. At dinner in the hall, he begins to question the food on the plate in front of him. The pineapple cobbler the men are served every night is “really laying it on thick”, he announces, served to make them believe they are in Flo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Drama Psychology Television Culture Mental health Legion Mr Robot The Sopranos Julia Roberts Dan Stevens Cary Fukunaga Jonah Hill Emma Stone US television & radio TV crime drama Schizophrenia Psychiatry Society Kill Source Type: news

Sexual harassment and iPhone's AirDrop
Without the proper settings, iPhone users can receive inappropriate messages from strangers. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Tx; Probiotics and Gastroenteritis: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include teens'personality characteristics and mortality risk, and chronic disease outcomes with different provider types (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Reasons Family Members Side with Sexual Abusers
Living with the emotional effects of sexual abuse is painful enough. Unfortunately, many survivors open up about their abuse only to find that their family members’ reactions toward them are just as painful — if not more so — than the original trauma. It may shock some people to learn that family members often choose to side with sexual abuse perpetrators and against their victims, especially if the abuse was committed within the family. I regularly hear from sexual abuse survivors who tell me the myriad ways their families scold and reject them in the aftermath of disclosure, all while favoring their abu...
Source: Psych Central - November 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: MIranda Pacchiana, MSW Tags: Abuse Domestic Violence PTSD Trauma Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Seeking biomarkers for precise alcohol abuse therapies
Mayo Clinic research combines genetics and psychiatry to seek biomarkers for precise alcohol abuse therapies?? Mayo Clinic research is bringing together knowledge of psychiatry, genetics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics and artificial intelligence to seek biological markers associated with alcohol use disorder and treatment response. Finding the molecular drivers of alcohol use disorder commonly known as alcoholism, could [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » National Drugs & amp; Alcohol Chat Day 2018
NIDA hosts its annual National Drugs& Alcohol Chat Day on January 24, 2018. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

How to Spot a Narcissist
Narcissists can be beguiling and charismatic. In fact, one study showed that their likable veneer was only penetrable after seven meetings. But you don’t want to fall in love with one. Over time you can end up feeling ignored, uncared about, and unimportant. Typically, a narcissist’s criticism, demands, and emotional unavailability increase, while your confidence and self-esteem decrease. You’ll try harder, but despite pleas and efforts, the narcissist appears to lack consideration for your feelings and needs. Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) occurs in men tha...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Narcissism Personality Trauma Narcissistic Personality Disorder narcissistic supply Selfishness Source Type: news

Mental Disorders Through Adolescence in US Blacks and Whites Mental Disorders Through Adolescence in US Blacks and Whites
This study examined racial differences in the lifetime risk of 5 DSM-IV mental disorders, and how prevalence of these disorders might change with age.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Young English women are struggling with mental health
Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental illnesses. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Minnesota's Largest Hospitals
This list ranks community hospitals, so facilities such as the Minneapolis VA hospital and psychiatric hospitals are excluded. The Minnesota Department of Health considers data for this list to be preliminary. It was still under internal state review as of press time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Minnesota's Largest Hospitals
This list ranks community hospitals, so facilities such as the Minneapolis VA hospital and psychiatric hospitals are excluded. The Minnesota Department of Health considers data for this list to be preliminary. It was still under internal state review as of press time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Folie à deux and homicide: Literature review and study of a complex clinical case - Guivarch J, Piercecchi-Marti MD, Poinso F.
Folie à deux is a psychiatric illness involved in homicides. OBJECTIVE: To study the mechanisms leading to homicide and determine homicide risk factors in folie à deux patients through a literature review and the study of a complex clinical case.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of psychiatric symptoms among first responders in a Southern State - Jones S, Nagel C, McSweeney J, Curran G.
First responders (FRs) respond to critical incidents as an expectation of their profession, and after years of service, exposure to trauma can accumulate and potentially lead to mental health problems, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A gap pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lack of emotional awareness is associated with thwarted belongingness and acquired capability for suicide in a military psychiatric inpatient sample - Baer MM, LaCroix JM, Browne JC, Hassen HO, Perera KU, Weaver J, Soumoff A, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M.
OBJECTIVE: To examine potential links between facets of impulsivity and emotion dysregulation to components of the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide (thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, and acquired capability) among U.S. military... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The relationship between emotional clarity and suicidal ideation among trauma-exposed adolescents in inpatient psychiatric care: does distress tolerance matter? - Viana AG, Raines EM, Woodward EC, Hanna AE, Walker R, Zvolensky MJ.
The present investigation examined associations between low emotional clarity (the extent to which individuals are confused about the specific emotions they are experiencing) and suicidal ideation in a diverse sample of trauma-exposed inpatient adolescents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Teen Girls Who Self-Harm Show Brain Changes Teen Girls Who Self-Harm Show Brain Changes
In adolescent girls who engage in self-harm, brain volume may be reduced in areas involved in emotion regulation, similar to adults with borderline personality disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Another Depot Antipsychotic OK'd; Brexanolone Approval Delayed
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA Warns Sellers of Illegal Tianeptine Supplements FDA Warns Sellers of Illegal Tianeptine Supplements
Jack B Goods Outlet Store and MA Labs receive warning letters from the FDA for marketing diet supplements containing the unapproved antidepressant tianeptine for opioid addiction, pain, and anxiety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Numbers Put to Suicide Risk after Cancer Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Association varies by type of cancer, sex, and time since diagnosis (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Eating Disorders and the Brain
Eating disorders are biologically based brain illnesses influenced by environmental and psychological factors. Environmental risk factors for developing an eating disorder include weight and appearance pressures, media messaging, and weight bullying. Biological factors include dieting/food exposure, genetics, neurochemistry, neurobiology, and hormones (notably estrogen). Psychological factors include stress, life transitions, identity, trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use. While risk factors predispose certain individuals to eating disorders, precipitating factors such as significantly altering how one eats or s...
Source: Psych Central - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jillian Lampert, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., L.D., F.A.E.D. Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Bullying Children and Teens Eating Disorders Neuroscience Psychology Women's Issues Body Dysmorphia Body Image bulimia. food addiction Source Type: news

Opioids Are In the Spotlight. But Meth Hospitalizations Are Surging
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245% from 2008 to 2015, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That dwarfs the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids, which were up by about 46%. The most significant increases were in Western states. The surge in hospitalizations and deaths due to amphetamines “is just totally off the radar,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Veteran preferences for the caring contacts suicide prevention intervention - Reger MA, Gebhardt HM, Lee JM, Ammerman BA, Tucker RP, Matarazzo BB, Wood AE, Ruskin DA.
OBJECTIVE: The Caring Contacts intervention has been implemented with a variety of methodologies. The purpose of this study was to examine high-risk inpatient preferences for the Caring Contacts intervention. METHOD: Veteran psychiatric inpatients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

PHC4 financial report: 2017 proved to be a mixed year for Pa. specialty hospitals
FFiscal 2017 produced mixed results for the Philadelphia region ’s specialty hospitals, according to a financial performance report released this week by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. The PHC4 report found eight of the 11 psychiatric hospitals in the five-county area generated profits last year, while only one of the area’s five lon g-term acute care hospitals [LTAC] finished the year in the black. The report also showed three of the region’s four rehabilitation hospitals… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How your personality could affect your longevity
Can personality help predict how long you will live? A newly published study suggests that personality traits in adolescence may speak to mortality risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Infanticide and child murder - admissions to the Central Mental Hospital 1850-2000 - Mulryan N, Gibbons P, O'Connor A.
This study looks at the problem from an Irish perspective, particularly with regard to the forensic psychiatry service. The case notes and legal files of 64 women admitted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Study calls for shake-up in mental health provision to improve patient outcomes
(University of Bath) New research suggests that practitioners should rethink how psychiatry is presented to patients in order to improve mental health outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ER Doctor, Pharmacist Among Dead in Chicago Hospital Shooting ER Doctor, Pharmacist Among Dead in Chicago Hospital Shooting
Doctors unite in mourning on Twitter and vent at the NRA, using #ThisIsOurLane.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Hospital Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Reduced Alzheimer's Pathology Mediterranean Diet Tied to Reduced Alzheimer's Pathology
Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is significantly associated with a reduction over time in beta-amyloid accumulation, a biomarker of cerebral Alzheimer's disease pathology, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How Some Stress Can Actually Be Good for You
Stress is often viewed as an exclusively negative sensation: Work deadlines pile up, family drama takes its toll, busy schedules wear us thin and we wind up drained. Stress occurs when someone feels an imbalance between a challenge and the resources they have to deal with it, says Kathleen Gunthert, a professor of psychology at American University. Researchers have identified two different types of stress — ‘distress,’ which refers to negative stress (a breakup) and ‘eustress,’ which refers to positive stress (starting a new job). Chronic stress — defined as “the physiological or p...
Source: TIME: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine Selna Tags: Uncategorized health Lifestyle Living psychology Stress Source Type: news

Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism
No significant link seen for ASD risk and exposure to particulate matter (PM)2.5, nitrogen dioxide (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Poisonous Public Housing; VA's Nursing Home Woes; Illegal Medical Detention
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk
A new study zooms in on four genetic variants that influence the likelihood of death by suicide. It also finds 207 genes that need further investigation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

The role of childhood abuse for suicidality in the context of the interpersonal theory of suicide: An investigation in German psychiatric inpatients with depression - Sch önfelder A, Hallensleben N, Spangenberg L, Forkmann T, Rath D, Glaesmer H.
BACKGROUND: Several studies provide evidence for a relationship between childhood abuse and suicidality across the lifespan. To examine this association in the context of the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide (IPTS), we investigated whether its... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa: 72 Hours to Care - the Precarious Road to Psychiatric Help
[Bhekisisa] For many people with severe mental illnesses, these special wards can be a lifeline and the first step to care -- if they can get there. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Neuroimaging study reveals 'hot spot' for cue-reactivity in substance-dependent population
(Medical University of South Carolina) Medical University of South Carolina neuroscientists have identified a region of brain that may be a new clinical target to treat addiction. In a Translational Psychiatry article, they report locating a 'hot spot' in brain activity associated with substance use disorder that could potentially be targeted by brain stimulation therapies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). These findings have led to a clinical trial of TMS in patients with cocaine and alcohol use disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene testing doesn't add much information for antidepressant or antipsychotic prescribing
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Pharmacogenetic tests are marketed as an aid to psychiatrists in selecting the antidepressant or antipsychotic medication that will work best in individual patients, based on their genetic makeup. But for most patients, these pharmacogenetic tests don't provide much useful information, beyond a basic understanding of how antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs are metabolized, suggests a study in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Personality and mood affect brain response to personal choice
(Elsevier) Personality traits and mental health affect how people value personal control in decision making, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' influence teen suicide? Survey asks at-risk youths
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A significant proportion of suicidal teens treated in one psychiatric emergency department said that watching the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' had increased their suicide risk, a University of Michigan study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First professorship in clinical neurotechnology
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Prof. Dr. Surjo Soekadar's research explores how neurotechnologies can be used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Having been appointed Germany's first Professor of Clinical Neurotechnology, he now took up his new position at Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin. At the same time, Prof. Soekadar is also embarking on his ERC Starting Grant-funded project into the development of innovative brain-computer interfaces. Funded by the European Research Council (ERC), his project will receive approximately € 1.5 million. (Source: EurekAl...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trauma May Up Risk for Menopause Symptoms in Older Women
(MedPage Today) -- Study argues for awareness of prevalence of traumatic histories in this population (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

11 things we ’ d really like to know: When Will We Solve Mental Illness?
Biology was supposed to cure what ails psychiatry. Decades later, millions of people with mental disorders are still waiting. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Psychology and Psychologists Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Anxiety and Stress Brain Broad Institute Hearing Voices Network Source Type: news

Dr Martin Scurr hits out at the General Medical Council
Dr Martin Scurr writes on the current state of affairs surrounding the General Medical Council that recently fell under further scrutiny after not checking the documentation of 'psychiatrist' Zholia Alemi. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medication for mental health: Call to 'end pill-shaming'
The Royal College of Psychiatrists says it's worried some people are not getting the help they need. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation May Best Gold Standard Therapy for PTSD Meditation May Best Gold Standard Therapy for PTSD
Prolonged exposure therapy is the gold standard treatment for veterans with PTSD. Investigators found transcendental meditation is at least as effective in reducing symptoms and helping patients regain peace of mind.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

High-Dose Testosterone Promising for Depression in Men High-Dose Testosterone Promising for Depression in Men
Research findings have been inconsistent regarding the use of testosterone to treat depression in men. A study suggests that at higher doses, it can be helpful for men with low depressive symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Workplace Bullies Can Threaten the Heart
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation
Prescription opioid misuse more likely for female respondents identifying as bisexual (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Pfizer vs Trump; Florida vs Opioid Pharmacies; Facebook and Suicide
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news