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Uncle's Overdose Spurs Medicaid Official to Change Course Uncle's Overdose Spurs Medicaid Official to Change Course
Almost 2 years after his uncle's death, Andrey Ostrovsky was Medicaid's chief medical officer, grappling with an opioid crisis that kills about 115 Americans each day, learned his uncle had died of a drug overdose.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain ‘ Pacemaker ’ Might Help Slow Alzheimer ’ s
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Resolutions to Cut Drinking May Be Tough to Keep
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Morning Break: 20-Week Abortion Bill Fails; Trump's Drug Price Jawboning; Lights Out, America!
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Talk Therapy May Be Worth It for Teen Depression
Title: Talk Therapy May Be Worth It for Teen DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - January 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mortality, CVD, T2DM Risks Not Up for Living Kidney Donors
Increased risks for ESRD, preeclampsia, although absolute risk of these outcomes remains low (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Learning from complaints: why patient involvement matters
The Psychiatric Teaching Unit at Derbyshire Healthcare NHSFT has won accolades for its programme of involving patients in the teaching and training of undergraduate medical students - here's why Related items fromOnMedica GP complaints system ‘must improve’ Families of older patients struggle to complain Complaints to primary care rose by 9.7% in past year Check history and ensure informed consent for contraception Difficult patients really are harder to diagnose (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

On the potential for iatrogenic effects of psychiatric crisis services: the example of dialectical behavior therapy for adult women with borderline personality disorder - Coyle TN, Shaver JA, Linehan MM.
OBJECTIVE: Although previous research has suggested that people with a history of using psychiatric crisis services are at higher risk for suicide, it is unclear whether this link is attributable to individual risk factors or iatrogenic effects of service ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescents - Plener PL, Kaess M, Schmahl C, Pollak S, Fegert JM, Brown RC.
BACKGROUND: 25-35% of adolescents in random samples drawn from German schools have been found to have manifested at least one episode of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). The prevalence in samples from child and adolescent psychiatric clinics is approximatel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patients admitted to hospital after suicide attempt with violent methods compared to patients with deliberate self-poisoning -a study of background variables, somatic and psychiatric health and suicidal behavior - Persett PS, Grimholt TK, Ekeberg O, Jacobsen D, Myhren H.
BACKGROUND: In Norway, there are about 550 suicides recorded each year. The number of suicide attempts is 10-15 times higher. Suicide attempt is a major risk factor for suicide, in particular when violent methods are used. Suicide attempts with violent met... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Exposing the junk science behind the mental health racket: A look at the hoax behind the toxic medicines used to treat “mental disorders”
(Natural News) Psychiatry might sound like a science, but it’s not quite as cut and dried as other areas of medicine, and that’s something you might want to think about before blindly accepting any psychiatric diagnoses a doctor gives you – and especially before you start taking any psychiatric medications. Mental disorders can be quite... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arizona Governor Signs Opioid Crackdown Legislation Arizona Governor Signs Opioid Crackdown Legislation
Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey on Friday signed into law legislation intended to crack down on opioid abuse, calling it vital to combat an epidemic felt statewide and across the nation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Aging Accelerated in Schizophrenia, but Not Bipolar Disorder Brain Aging Accelerated in Schizophrenia, but Not Bipolar Disorder
The brain in people with early-stage schizophrenia, but not bipolar disorder, ages more quickly than normal, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Trusting a Stranger May Be a Case of Deja Vu
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Yale Psychiatry trainees use telepsychiatry to reach faraway patients
The trainees are participating in new VA-based clinic the uses remote video technology to provide diagnostics, medication management, and supportive therapy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Insightec, Virginia Tech collab on focused ultrasound brain disorder R & D
Insightec said today it is partnering with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute looking to develop treatments for brain disorders utilizing the company’s Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound device. The treatments will also utilize Siemens (NYSE:SI) magnetic resonance imaging devices, with potential applications in treating cancer, brain tumors, targeted disruptions of the blood-brain barrier for therapeutic delivery and neuromodulation to treat psychiatric disorders. “There is considerable basic research to be done in order to develop safe and efficacious protocols for these treatments and...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Research & Development Ultrasound INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Talk Therapy May Be Worth It for Teen Depression
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Science News » Molecular Secrets Revealed: Antipsychotic Docked in its Receptor
Scientists have deciphered the molecular structure of a widely-prescribed antipsychotic docked in its key human brain receptor. The discovery may hold clues to designing better treatments for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Science News » Mental Illnesses by the Numbers
Redesigned web section adds interactive tools, sharing features. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

DEA Expands Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment via NPs, PAs DEA Expands Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment via NPs, PAs
Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are now permitted to prescribe and dispense FDA-approved opioid treatment medications, the DEA rules.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Specific White Matter Patterns Linked to Youth Psychopathology
Transdiagnostic significance of this feature confirmed across range of clinical domains, cognitive test scores (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Care Spending Up, Mainly Due to Rising Prices
Spending increasing despite no change or decline in utilization of most health care services (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 29, 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

Autism Tied to Suicidal Behavior in Teens, Young Adults Autism Tied to Suicidal Behavior in Teens, Young Adults
Adolescents and young adults with autism face have more psychiatric comorbidities than their nonautistic counterparts. New research shows they are also at higher risk for suicide attempts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Arm Movement Abnormalities May Aid Autism Diagnosis Arm Movement Abnormalities May Aid Autism Diagnosis
Sophisticated electromagnetic sensors may detect almost imperceptible differences in the arm movements in children with autism. The technology may provide objective aid in diagnosing the disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Circadian Dysfunction May ID Preclinical Alzheimer ’s (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fragmented rhythms associated with plaque pathology (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Taking playtime seriously
Experts say play is intrinsic to children's natures, but still needs support and attention from adults. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Morning Break: Unneeded Opioids; P4P's Failure; Lethal Hospital Fire
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Ethnic disparities in trauma-related mental illness: is ethnic identity a buffer? - Townsend TG, Kaltman S, Saleem F, Coker-Appiah DS, Green BL.
Despite evidence that racial and ethnic characteristics influence the impact of traumatic exposure on psychological health, little is known about how race and ethnic identity can alter, and possibly protect against, the effects of trauma on the psychiatric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Interpersonal trust and suicide ideation among adolescent psychiatric inpatients: an indirect effect via perceived burdensomeness - Hill RM, Penner F, Vanwoerden S, Mellick W, Kazimi I, Sharp C.
This study sought to examine the association between interpersonal trust (theoretically conceptualized as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Best practices in managing child and adolescent behavioral health emergencies [digest] - Feuer V, Rocker J, Saggu BM, Andrus JM, Wormley M.
Behavioral health emergencies most commonly present as depression, suicidal behavior, aggression, and severe disorganization. Emergency clinicians should avoid relying solely on past medical history or previous psychiatric diagnoses that might prematurely ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa:Life Esidimeni - Horror Story Under the ANC's Watch
[Daily Maverick] Who is responsible for the deaths of 143 Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients? Who should be held accountable? The answer lies at the door of Luthuli House, where the ANC Deployment Committee resides - this is where the responsibility lies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ECT for Manic State in a Bipolar, OCD Teenager ECT for Manic State in a Bipolar, OCD Teenager
Should electroconvulsive therapy be considered in young patients with severe mania when first-line treatment options have failed?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Psychiatric medications are not overprescribed for kids, finds study
(Columbia University Medical Center) A new study at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) challenges the popular notion that psychiatric medications are overprescribed in children and adolescents in the US. When the researchers compared prescribing rates with prevalence rates for the most common psychiatric disorders in children, they discovered that some of these medications may be underprescribed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How your gut can make you seem smarter than you really are
New research furthers our understanding of the connection between our gut and our brain, and reveals surprising ways in which our gut drives our decisions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

How Genetic Testing Saved My Life from Debilitating Clinical Depression
The psychologist’s qualifications are proudly displayed in frames on his wall: a doctorate in clinical psychology, board certifications in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology. Maybe this means he can help me. I need an expert on the human mind to help me figure out why mine cannot cooperate, why consciousness has become so unbearable for me.   I am sitting on the couch in his office. He sits in his desk chair, awaiting my gaze to meet his. When I do, he delivers his first question: “Have you been considering suicide?” I am at the brink of desperation, and I figure I must be totally ho...
Source: Psych Central - January 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kristen Davis Tags: Antidepressants Depression Genetics Medications Mood Stabilizers Neuroscience Personal Stories Self-Esteem Stigma Suicide Treatment Blame Clinical Depression Compassion Disease Model Dopamine Genetic Research genetic test Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Battered woman syndrome: Stages and recovery
Battered woman syndrome is a condition that can develop as a result of an abusive relationship. Learn about the symptoms, stages, and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Female relatives 'nag' the most, says study
We all have to deal with troublesome relationships, but which social ties do we find most 'difficult' and why don't we simply cut them off? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Research to Inform Stepped-Care Interventions for Persons at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis
The goals of this concept are to encourage research to test the feasibility and effectiveness of a stepped-care intervention model; to improve symptoms and functioning for individuals at “ clinical high risk ” (CHR) for psychosis; and to reduce rates of transition to a psychotic disorder. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Early Screening for Autism Spectrum
The primary goal of this initiative is to encourage research that would develop and validate new screening methods for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that can be used in infancy (0-12 months of age). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Why Trust in Healthcare is Waning
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Review: Lower Cognitive Scores for HIV + , HIV - Exposed Children
Lower scores for HIV + , HIV - exposed uninfected children versus HIV - unexposed and uninfected (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

HeatSticks Not Such a Hot Solution to Tobacco-Related Disease HeatSticks Not Such a Hot Solution to Tobacco-Related Disease
An FDA committee has determined that a new'heat-not-burn'tobacco device does not definitively reduce risk for tobacco-related disease but does reduce exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Blog Post » Excellent Science
NIMH leadership has defined a set of principles to help compare the quality of research proposals across the full breadth of the Institute ’ s portfolio; Dr. Gordon explains how these principles can help ensure that NIMH prioritizes excellent science while assuring portfolio balance across timeframes. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Faster Cognitive Decline Tied to Hyperglycemia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Link was seen in those with diabetes and prediabetes (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Panel Mulls Medicaid Exclusion of Some Residential Tx Facilities
(MedPage Today) -- Current rules bar federal Medicaid dollars for larger facilities (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

APA Mulls Proposed Changes to DSM-5 APA Mulls Proposed Changes to DSM-5
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is considering five revisions to the DSM-5 following the first use of a new process that allows any physician to suggest evidence-based changes to the manual.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Australian Study: Parents Should Stop Supplying Alcohol (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Teens getting alcohol from adults had greatest risk for adverse outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Massed Prolonged Exposure Tx Tied to More PTSD Improvement
Reduced PTSD symptoms more than minimal - contact control; was noninferior to spaced therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Significant Increase in Sleep Duration Reported for 2003 - 2016
Longer sleep mainly due to retiring earlier; decrease in watching TV or reading before bed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Book Review: It ’ s Not Always Depression
Depression is thought to be one of the most common psychological ailments. When clinical social worker Hilary Jacobs Hendel wrote an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “It’s Not Always Depression,” it was the most emailed article for 48 hours, and stayed in the top ten shared articles for more than a week. Clearly, Hendel had struck a chord. In her new book, It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self, Hendel presents what we commonly label depression as a loss of the authentic self; a loss that not o...
Source: Psych Central - January 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Depression General Happiness Psychodynamic Psychology Self-Help books about depression depression books emotional suffering Source Type: news