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One cigarette a day 'increases heart disease and stroke risk'
Smokers need to quit cigarettes rather than cut back on them to significantly lower their risk of heart disease and stroke. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Psychiatric Assessment Is Key Before and After Bariatric Surgery Psychiatric Assessment Is Key Before and After Bariatric Surgery
A small but increased risk of suicide and nonfatal self-harm found in a new analysis shouldn't deter patients from bariatric surgery, but pre- and postoperative mental health assessment is essential.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Public mental health care for older Californians is lacking as need grows
California ’s older adult population will increase 64 percent by 2035, and with it the need for more mental health services. Yet the state’s public mental health system lacks adequate services specifically tailored to older adults, according to a study and other documents released today by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Notably, the state has no systematic record of which local agencies used state mental health care funds to provide services for older adults or data to measure whether treatments worked.This is the state ’s first evaluation of mental health services for adults 60...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

South Africa:Life Esidmeni - Welcome to 'Know Nothing' Qedani Mahlangu's Forgetful World
[Daily Maverick] Former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu was warned of the disastrous implications of moving psychiatric patients from Life Esidimeni. On Wednesday, she denied having heard any of the foreboding predictions. Welcome to Qedani's world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Can Shut Out the Shock of Mass Shootings
It took only 23 days for the U.S. to witness its 11th school shooting of the year, during which a Marshall County High School student killed two of his classmates and wounded more than a dozen others. The Jan. 23 assault, in Benton, Kentucky, was the second school shooting of the week. It was only a Tuesday. Despite (or perhaps because of) the recent frequency of such horrors, the story was somewhat lost in a news cycle dominated by Oscar nominations, the end of the government shutdown, and the impending sentencing of Larry Nassar. While the town of Benton was undoubtedly rocked by the incident, the rest of the country&rsq...
Source: TIME: Science - January 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime psychology/mental health Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Can Shut Out the Shock of Mass Shootings
It took only 23 days for the U.S. to witness its 11th school shooting of the year, during which a Marshall County High School student killed two of his classmates and wounded more than a dozen others. The Jan. 23 assault, in Benton, Kentucky, was the second school shooting of the week. It was only a Tuesday. Despite (or perhaps because of) the recent frequency of such horrors, the story was somewhat lost in a news cycle dominated by Oscar nominations, the end of the government shutdown, and the impending sentencing of Larry Nassar. While the town of Benton was undoubtedly rocked by the incident, the rest of the country&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime psychology/mental health Source Type: news

Smokers think health effects are farther off than they may be
Researchers found that compared with nonsmokers, those who smoke generally believe that any health problems would strike later in life. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Philadelphia aims to be first US city to host safe injection sites
Philadelphia wants to become the first U.S. city to permit medically supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Stop Selling Illegal Opioid Addiction Treatments, Feds Warn Stop Selling Illegal Opioid Addiction Treatments, Feds Warn
Two federal agencies are warning makers of a dozen unapproved opioid addiction treatments that their products are being illegally marketed and sold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cognitive Training Aids Memory in People With Mild Impairment
Learned strategies can help older adults in everyday life (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Agencies target 'illegal, unapproved' products that claim to treat opioid addiction
Federal regulators are cracking down on those selling products that “illegally” claim to treat or cure opioid addiction and withdrawal. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

e-Cigarettes May Spark Smoking in Teens, says NAS Report e-Cigarettes May Spark Smoking in Teens, says NAS Report
e-Cigarettes are less harmful than combustible tobacco products, but they may also spur youth to go on to smoke conventional cigarettes, says a major report from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Morning Break: DEA Relaxes on Opioids; Statin Resistance; TNS for PTSD
(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 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Political terrorism and affective polarization in "black" and "red" terrorists in Italy during the years 1968-1988 - Pacini M, Maremmani I.
Psychiatric evaluations of violent political crime were mostly performed on a case-by-case basis in a forensic environment, which made them unduly dependent on categories of presumed dangerousness and legal responsibility, rather than on a clinical definit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Plasma metabolome analysis of patients with major depressive disorder - Kawamura N, Shinoda K, Sato H, Sasaki K, Suzuki M, Yamaki K, Fujimori T, Yamamoto H, Osei-Hyiaman D, Ohashi Y.
This study sought to characterize the plasma metabolite profiling of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: Psychiatric assessments were made with the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnosis. In the exploratory cohort, pla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Less smartphone time equals happier teenager
Teens who spent more time on social media, were less happy, less satisfied with their lives and had lower self-esteem. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Is Obesity ‘ Contagious ’ ?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Closed - Head Injury May Induce TBI Even If No Concussive Sx
Concussion - like deficits after impact injury, lower shear diffuse stress after blast exposure in mice (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking 15.5 Percent in 2016
Increase in percentage of ever smokers who quit during 2005 to 2016, from 50.8 to 59 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Happiness may lie in 1 hour of screen time daily
Researchers at San Diego State University examine whether teens who spend a lot of time on their smartphones are more or less happy as a result. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Hits, Not Concussions, Cause CTE; Smoking and PD; APOE4 News
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

South Africa:Life Esidimeni - Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu Spins a Web of Confusion and Deceit to Shift the Blame
[Daily Maverick] The Life Esidimeni arbitration was delayed for weeks to hear Gauteng's former health MEC testify. Under cross-examination on Monday, in front of the families of 143 dead psychiatric patients, she wavered between ignorance, half-truths and deception. By GREG NICOLSON. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scant Evidence for Heart Benefits, Risks with Cannabis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Studies suffer from low-quality data, inadequate exposure assessment (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Probiotics
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infections, Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

Prevention of child maltreatment: strategic targeting of a curvilinear relationship between adversity and psychiatric impairment - Constantino JN.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The impact of severe mental disorders and psychotropic medications on sexual health and its implications for clinical management - Montejo AL, Montejo L, Baldwin DS.
Sexual dysfunction often accompanies severe psychiatric illness and can be due to both the mental disorder itself and the use of psychotropic treatments. Many sexual symptoms resolve as the mental state improves, but treatment-related sexual adverse events... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Decline in suicide mortality after psychiatric hospitalization for depression in Finland between 1991 and 2014 - Aaltonen KI, Isomets ä E, Sund R, Pirkola S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Curcumin improves memory and mood, new UCLA study says
Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.The research, published online Jan. 19 in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, examined the effects of an easily absorbed curcumin supplement on memory performance in people without dementia, as well as curcumin ’s potential impact on the microscopic plaques and tangles in the brains of peop...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Symptoms of Depression May Influence Head, Neck CA Mortality
Depressive symptoms during treatment planning may predict survival; influenced by treatment response (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, ENT, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic
Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

High Amyloid, Anxiety, Depression May Predict Early Alzheimer's High Amyloid, Anxiety, Depression May Predict Early Alzheimer's
High levels of beta amyloid combined with symptoms of anxiety and depression in cognitively normal older adults may signal preclinical Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How to match your workout to your personality type
How you choose to exercise says a lot about who you are, study says. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

APOE4 No Deterrent to Cognitive Benefits of Lifestyle Program
(MedPage Today) -- Early intervention made a difference over 2 years (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Confusion Common in Seniors Prescribed Antibiotics for UTI
Confusion independently associated with receipt of antibiotics for UTI in nursing home residents (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Emotions Faced by Living Kidney Donors Can Impact Daily Life
Support, clear communication from health care team essential for improving donor comfort level (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nephrology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Prevalence and phenomenology of psychotic-like symptoms in borderline personality disorders - associations with suicide attempts and use of psychiatric inpatient treatment - Schroeder K, Sch ätzle A, Kowohl P, Leske L, Huber CG, Schäfer I.
BACKGROUND: Psychotic-like symptoms are found in a subgroup of borderline patients (BPD). Reported prevalence is heterogeneous (up to 50% affected). Investigations in Germany have not been conducted so far. Furthermore, the precise phenomenology of the psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

A cry for help and protest: self-immolation in young Kurdish Iraqi women -a qualitative study - Amin PM, Mirlashari J, Nikbakht Nasrabadi A.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major psychiatric emergency that has always been a topic of great interest to researchers. Self-immolation is a heinous suicide method that is common in Eastern societies. The present study was conducted to explore probable issues ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk-taking, Peer-influence and Child Maltreatment Risk-taking, Peer-influence and Child Maltreatment
This neurocognitive study investigated the relationship of childhood maltreatment with risk-taking and risk sensitivity and the influence of peers on risk behavior.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

The ins and outs of Area 25
(Society for Neuroscience) Neuroscientists have charted the incoming and outgoing connections of a brain region located deep within the monkey prefrontal cortex that has important roles in emotion and memory processes. The comprehensive, high-resolution map reported in JNeurosci provides new insight into how emotional regulation may become disrupted in psychiatric disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Being rich might make you want to hook up, but not for long
What is the impact of wealth and availability of resources on mating preferences? New research investigates and makes surprising discoveries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

The Twisted Psychology of Parents Who Torture Their Children
Don’t try to fathom what was going on in the minds of the California parents who starved and imprisoned their 13 children for years before one of the victims escaped and informed the police last weekend. Really, there is no unraveling it—not fully, at least. Basic empathy and the care of offspring are among the most fundamental lines of code in the human operating system. When that gets corrupted—when the protectors become tormentors, when the nurturers become jailers—it’s nearly impossible to grasp, much less explain. That doesn’t mean that forensic psychologists and others aren’t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology Source Type: news

Why Evenings May Be a Dangerous Time for Dieters
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Screw up (in small ways) at parenting. It's good for your kids
Your shortcomings as a parent will help your kids emotionally thrive, says one pediatrician. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Genotyping May Boost Antidepressant Treatment Success Genotyping May Boost Antidepressant Treatment Success
Impairments in the gene that encodes the enzyme responsible for metabolizing the antidepressant escitalopram may be responsible for treatment failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Hospitals as Drugmakers; Weight Loss Limbo;'Old' Adolescents
(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 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cost - Effective in Depressed Teens
CBT associated with lower costs in adolescents who declined or quit taking antidepressants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Propranolol May Fill'Dire' Treatment Need for PTSD Propranolol May Fill'Dire' Treatment Need for PTSD
Patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who actively recalled their traumatic event under the influence of propranolol showed a substantial decrease in symptom ratings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

C-PTSD and Eating Disorders
As a relatively new and still poorly recognized concept, few people come to therapy identifying as suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). As a rule, a diagnosis of C-PTSD comes only after the process of self-discovery in therapy has begun. When people suffering from C-PTSD are referred to a therapist, or decide to seek help for themselves, it is usually because they are seeking help for one of its symptoms, including dissociative episodes, problems forming relationships, and alcohol or substance abuse. One of the more common issues that leads to the discovery of C-PTSD is the presence of an eating ...
Source: Psych Central - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Loneliness Psychology PTSD Trauma Treatment affect regulation Bingeing Body Image C-PTSD Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma complex posttraumatic stress di Source Type: news

Cortisol in Hair a Biomarker for Stress, Treatment Efficacy Cortisol in Hair a Biomarker for Stress, Treatment Efficacy
In a new study, investigators used hair cortisol concentrations to assess the effectiveness of a humanitarian intervention in war-affected, displaced Syrian adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Gambia:'Tanka Tanka' Receive Medication, Printing Materials
[Foroyaa] 'Tanka Tanka' Psychiatric Hospital, the only psychiatric referral hospital in the country, recently received medication and printing materials worth D15, 000. The items were donated by 'No Health without Mental Health' organization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news