Surge in'Deaths of Despair' Hits the US Surge in'Deaths of Despair' Hits the US
Despite progress in overall US health system performance, states are losing ground on key measures affecting life expectancy, a new Commonwealth Fund report shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » 2018 Global Mental Health Workshop: Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health
The NIMH Office of Research on Health Disparities and Global Mental Health, together with Grand Challenges Canada, convened the annual Global Mental Health Workshop. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Hormone Linked To Autism May Provide New Test And Treatment
CALIFORNIA (CBS Local) –  A test and possible treatment for autism may be on the horizon after a new study finds a link between the disorder and one particular hormone in the human body. The Details: Scientists in California have found a link between one hormone and autism Vasopressin is connected to social behavior in humans Monkeys with poor social abilities had the same low levels of vasopressin as children with autism Researchers at Stanford and the University of California, Davis have found that the hormone vasopressin is connected to social behavior and may be a key biomarker for detecting...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Autism Children Chris Melore Local TV Medicine Science talkers Source Type: news

Failed Trial Results of Verubecestat in Alzheimer's Published Failed Trial Results of Verubecestat in Alzheimer's Published
Treatment with the BACE inhibitor verubecestat was not effective in slowing the clinical progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease in a phase 3 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Janssen to Present Data in Treatment-Resistant Depression, Schizophrenia, Health Economics and Outcomes and Population Health at American Psychiatric Association 2018 Meeting
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More than one million children under age 6 are on psychiatric drugs... parents don't know what they're getting into
(Natural News) Are children in the United States being over-medicated? According to some recent statistics, it surely looks that way. Over a million children six years of age or under are prescribed a psychiatric medication. Overall, more than eight million kids in America are on some sort of psychotropic drug — and the medical establishment... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospital Slapped With U.S.$100 000 Suit
[The Herald] Harare Central Hospital is accused of negligently admitting a violent psychiatric patient in a general ward who later attacked and seriously injured a patient who was recovering from an operation. Mrs Tatenda Majuru, the victim of the attack, accuses the hospital of negligence and argues that the institution is culpable for the injuries she suffered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is your love life being hampered by an immune response?
When we note signs of illness in others, we unconsciously tend to avoid them. But does this defense mechanism persist in potentially romantic situations? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Childhood communication enhances brain development, protecting against harmful behaviors
(Elsevier) Children with greater parent communication in early adolescence have less harmful alcohol use and emotional eating in young adulthood, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain stimulation reduces suicidal thinking in people with hard-to-treat depression
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) A specific kind of brain stimulation is effective in reducing suicidal thinking in a significant portion of people with hard-to-treat depression, according to a new CAMH study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Forty per cent of people in the study reported that they no longer experienced suicidal thoughts after receiving bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cognitive remediation can be implemented in large systems of psychiatric care
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Cognitive remediation, an evidence-based, recovery-oriented behavioral intervention for patients with mental illness, can feasibly be implemented in large systems of care, according to researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Even a little exercise might make us happier
People who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Suicide is a leading cause of death for new moms but awareness is low
Too many American moms don ’t have access to, or education about, the mental health treatment they might need. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Acetaminophen, NSAIDs Don't Consistently Worsen IBD
(MedPage Today) -- But authors stop short of recommending change in guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can a photograph a day keep the doctor away?
Could posting one photo to the Internet every day improve your well-being? A new study attempts to find out, but, unsurprisingly, it's complicated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depression and anxiety in patients with cancer
This clinical update outlines the prevalence, aetiology, and management of depression and anxiety in patients with cancer to raise awareness of the need to address the psychiatric consequences of cancer. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Intervention Best for Early-Phase Psychosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Systematic review supports boosting early intervention services (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Shocker! Is Vioxx Coming Back... as an Orphan Drug?
(MedPage Today) -- Milton Packer wonders whether its return represents innovation or opportunism (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Positive effects of an anti-aggression and de-escalation training on ward atmosphere and subjective safety may depend on previous training experience - Fr öhlich D, Rabenschlag F, Schoppmann S, Borgwardt S, Lang UE, Huber CG.
Anti-aggression and de-escalation (ADE) trainings of health-care professionals working on psychiatric inpatient wards have been shown to increase staff knowledge and confidence, which could be connected with higher subjective safety. Additionally, a potent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Is electroconvulsive therapy a treatment for depression following traumatic brain injury? - Srienc A, Narang P, Sarai S, Xiong Y, Lippmann S.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by blunt or penetrating injury to the head. The pathophysiological evolution of TBI involves complex biochemical and genetic changes. Common sequelae of TBI include seizures and psychiatric disorders, particularly... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of statins and cholesterol on patient aggression: is there a connection? - Leppien E, Mulcahy K, Demler TL, Trigoboff E, Opler L.
Overview: Psychiatric adverse effects, including aggression, have been reported with the use of statin medications; however, there is little data to support or refute the theory that statins or low serum cholesterol do in fact increase a patient's r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lab-Generated'Minibrains' Shed New Light on Schizophrenia Lab-Generated'Minibrains' Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
Cerebral organoids that model schizophrenia may lead to a better understanding of the disease processes in the human brain, as well as new targets for drug development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Party drug' could help to treat PTSD
MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could potentially help individuals with PTSD. A recent trial adds to the evidence but more work is needed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pilot study validates artificial intelligence to help predict school violence
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A pilot study indicates that artificial intelligence may be useful in predicting which students are at higher risk of perpetrating school violence. The researchers found that machine learning -- the science of getting computers to learn over time without human intervention -- is as accurate as a team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, including a forensic psychiatrist, in determining risk for school violence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ecstasy as a Remedy for PTSD? You Probably Have Some Questions.
A study suggests that therapy combined with the drug MDMA could be useful when traditional treatments for PTSD have failed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVE PHILIPPS Tags: Ecstasy (Drug) Veterans Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Food and Drug Administration Lancet Psychiatry, The (Journal) Mithoefer, Michael Source Type: news

Treating PTSD With Ecstasy? You Might Have Some Questions.
A study suggests that therapy combined with the drug MDMA could be useful when traditional treatments for PTSD have failed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVE PHILIPPS Tags: Ecstasy (Drug) Veterans Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Food and Drug Administration Lancet Psychiatry, The (Journal) Mithoefer, Michael Source Type: news

Ecstasy May Help Some PTSD Sufferers, but Safety Issues Remain
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Dependence, Research, News, Source Type: news

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Practices should be aware of basic employment laws in their state, which vary with number of employees (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Most U.S. Adults Support More Mental Health Services for Kids
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

The Frightening Spread of Synthetic Opioids
(MedPage Today) -- Perry Wilson, MD, discusses the tectonic shift in the illicit drug landscape (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

More Evidence Anticholinergic Meds Boost Dementia Risk More Evidence Anticholinergic Meds Boost Dementia Risk
A new study provides'robust'evidence that antidepressants, urologic drugs, and drugs for Parkinson's that have definite anticholinergic activity raise the risk for dementia years after use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Synthetic Opioids Now Most Common Drugs in Overdose Deaths Synthetic Opioids Now Most Common Drugs in Overdose Deaths
A study has found that synthetic opioids are now the key contributors opioid-related overdose deaths, especially when combined with other illicit or prescription drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Midlife Anxiety Tied to Late-Life Dementia Midlife Anxiety Tied to Late-Life Dementia
Midlife anxiety appears to be an independent risk factor for late-life dementia, but more research is needed to determine whetehr it is prodromal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Anesthesia Before Age 3 Not Linked to Intelligence Deficits
However, multiple early exposures associated with decreases in processing speed, fine motor abilities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Are suicide risk factors gender specific? - Pawlak JM, Miechowicz I, Dmitrzak-Weglarz M, Szczepankiewicz A, Zaremba D, Kapelski P, Rajewska-Rager A, Czerski P, Skibi ńska M, Hauser J.
In this study we tested 20 factors described in the literature (sociodemographic and clinical factors as wel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The analysis of the phenomenon of violence in psychiatric patients - Masna B, Giezek M, Ciechowicz J, Zabielska P, Ba żydło M, Tomczak J, Paszkiewicz M, Safranow K, Karakiewicz B.
OBJECTIVES: Domestic violence is a phenomenon stemming from various social issues. One of such issues, which arouses much interest, is the behavior of psychiatric patients using violence in their family. The aim of the following work was the analysis of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of punishment: implications for psychiatric disorders - Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P, Killcross S, McNally GP.
Punishment involves learning about the relationship between behavior and its adverse consequences. Punishment is fundamental to reinforcement learning, decision-making and choice, and is disrupted in psychiatric disorders such as addiction, depression, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Morning Break: Kids' Tackle Football Risk; Bad Blood; Delivering Bad News
(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 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Here's what happens to people who try to get off psychiatric drugs
(Natural News) Many people have spoken out about the potential threats posed by psychiatric drugs. Often heralded as life-saving treatments, few skeptics are given the time of day by the mainstream legacy media. Why put in the effort required by some “alternative” treatments (like dietary and lifestyle modifications) when you can just pop a pill... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

April 2018 Briefing - Psychiatry
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Monthly Briefing, Source Type: news

April 2018 Briefing - Psychiatry
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Psychiatry for April 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 - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pain As a Risk Factor for Common Mental Disorders Pain As a Risk Factor for Common Mental Disorders
This study examined the association of pain with the development of first or recurrent episodes of common mental disorders. Might pain management serve as a preventative in some cases?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Where brain cells get their information may determine their roles in diseases
(Salk Institute) Salk scientists find differences in communication pathways to two cell types implicated in psychiatric and movement disorders (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Communication difficulties linked to increased risk of self-harm and suicidal behavior
(Elsevier) Children who have difficulties with social communication have a higher risk of self-harm with suicidal intent by the age of 16 years compared to those without, reports a new study published in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). The study was designed to understand whether characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders in childhood are linked with suicidal thoughts, plans and self-harm at 16 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mid - Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late - Life Dementia Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Allergies and Asthma May Be Linked to Mental Health Allergies and Asthma May Be Linked to Mental Health
People who suffer from asthma and allergic rhinitis have an increased risk for developing a psychiatric disorder, and assessing their emotional condition and monitoring their mental health might be worthwhile, say researchers from Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Psychological Interventions Improve Some Menopausal Symptoms Psychological Interventions Improve Some Menopausal Symptoms
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

What's Hot: Your Guide to APA 2018 Annual Meeting What's Hot: Your Guide to APA 2018 Annual Meeting
This year's theme -- Building Well-Being Through Innovation -- addresses two key issues psychiatrists face today: burnout, and the role of technology and innovation in mental health care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Voluntary or involuntary acute psychiatric hospitalization in Norway: a 24h follow up study - Hustoft K, Larsen TK, Br ønnick K, Joa I, Johannessen JO, Ruud T.
The Norwegian Mental Health Care Act states that patients who are involuntarily admitted to a hospital must be reevaluated by a psychiatrist or a specialist in clinical psychology within 24h to assess whether the patient fulfills the legal criteria for the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news