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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APA 2018Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Prevalence of ASD Estimated at 16.8 per 1,000 for 8 - Year - Olds
In 2014, prevalence of autism spectrum disorder varied among sites and by sex and race/ethnicity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Therapy app Talkspace plans to prescribe drugs
Therapy provider Talkspace is expanding its services with plans to begin prescribing medication to app users. Roni Frank, Talkspace co-founder and head of clinical services, said the company will pilot the psychiatry program starting in October. Licensed psychiatrists who work for Talkspace as independent contractors will work directly with the company’s therapists and prescribe medication when neede d, per Business Insider. Users won't completely forego a face-to-face consultation: Talkspace… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Scientists Pinpoint Dozens of Genes That Increase Risk of Depression
Title: Scientists Pinpoint Dozens of Genes That Increase Risk of DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - April 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Gay and gray session: an interdisciplinary approach to transgender aging - Johnson K, Yarns BC, Abrams JM, Calbridge LA, Sewell DD.
With the overarching goals of improving the healthcare of older transgender individuals and of inspiring pertinent clinical research, a session at the 2017 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting focused on an interdisciplinary approac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Suicidal patients presenting to secondary and tertiary emergency departments and referral to a psychiatrist: a population-based descriptive study from Japan - Chihara I, Ae R, Kudo Y, Uehara R, Makino N, Matsubara Y, Sasahara T, Aoyama Y, Kotani K, Nakamura Y.
BACKGROUND: In Japan, although many suicidal studies were previously conducted in tertiary emergency department (ED) settings, no published studies have reported on suicidal patients presenting to the secondary EDs. The aim of the study was to describe the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk of readmission for suicide attempt after epilepsy hospitalization - Xu KY, Rossi KC, Kim AM, Jett é N, Yoo JY, Hung K, Dhamoon MS.
The objective of this study was to examine if epilepsy admissions are associated with a higher readmission risk for suicide attempt, independent of psychiatric comorbidity, compared with index admissions for other medical causes. METHODS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Differentiating medicated patients suffering from major depressive disorder from healthy controls by spot urine measurement of monoamines and steroid hormones - Wijaya CS, Lee JJZ, Husain SF, Ho CSH, McIntyre RS, Tam WW, Ho RCM.
Introduction: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a common psychiatric disorder. Currently, there is no objective, cost-effective and non-invasive method to measure biological markers related to the pathogenesis of MDD. Previous studies primarily foc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Differential responses of the HPA axis to mild blast traumatic brain injury in male and female mice - Russell AL, Richardson MR, Bauman BM, Hernandez IM, Saperstein S, Handa RJ, Wu TJ.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects 10 million people world-wide, annually. TBI is linked to increased risk of psychiatric disorders. TBI induced by explosive devices has a unique phenotype. Over 1/3 of people exposed to blast-induced (b)TBI have prolonge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Aggression, impulsivity, and their predictive value on medical lethality of suicide attempts: a follow-up study on hospitalized patients - Gvion Y.
This study examined the role of aggressive-impulsive variants, and suicide history in predicting the medical severity of follow-up suicide attempts. METHODS: 97 consecutive psychiatric in-patients who participated in earlier study 2-5 y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Sociodemographic and psychiatric characteristics among homicide offenders in Serbia - the province of Vojvodina (1996-2005) - Gaji ć Z, Milatovic J, Golubović B, Dadasovic J, Ralevic S, Golubovic J.
This study presents sociodemographic and psychiatric characteristics ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Outpatient mental health treatment utilization and military career impact in the United States Marine Corps - Ghahramanlou-Holloway M, LaCroix JM, Koss K, Perera KU, Rowan A, VanSickle MR, Novak LA, Trieu TH.
Service members (SM) are at increased risk of psychiatric conditions, including suicide, yet research indicates SMs believe seeking mental health treatment may negatively impact their military careers, despite a paucity of research examining actual career ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Inpatient volume and quality of mental health care among patients with unipolar depression - Rasmussen LR, Mainz J, J ørgensen M, Videbech P, Johnsen SP.
This study examined the association between inpatient volume in psychiatric hospital wards and quality of mental health care among patients with dep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychiatric symptoms and sociodemographic characteristics associated with the attempted suicide of cocaine and crack users under treatment - Silva DC, Ávila AC, Yates MB, Cazassa MJ, Dias FB, Souza MH, Oliveira MS.
The objective of this study was to analyze the symptoms and sociodemographic characteristics associated with the history of attempted suicide (TS) of cocaine and crack users hospitalized for treatment. Methods This is a cross-sectional ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Low self-esteem and high psychological distress are common among depressed adolescents presenting to the pediatric emergency department - Varpu Puuskari TAS.
This study examined the degree to which adoles... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The credibility of testimony from minors allegedly victims of abuse within the Italian legislative framework - Montanari Vergallo G, Marinelli E, Mastronardi V, di Luca NM, Zaami S.
The authors aim to analyze the key aspects related to the testimony of children who might have been victims of sexual harassment and abuse. The issue of medico-legal psychiatric assessment of minors who claim to have been sexually abused is extremely conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiological study of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders in Lithuania - Lesinskiene S, Girdzijauskiene S, Gintiliene G, Butkiene D, P ūras D, Goodman R, Heiervang E.
BACKGROUND: From the public health perspective, epidemiological data of child mental health and psychosocial correlates were necessary and very lacking in Lithuanian society that has been undergoing rapid socio-economic change since the past decades. Toget... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: FY 2019 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2018 (FY 2019)
Pre-publication notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to update FY 2019 prospective payment rates for inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities, including extended units of acute care or Critical Access Hospitals. Also updates quality measures and includes a request for information related to health information technology, among other things. Comments on the proposed rule are due June 26, 2018. The notice will officially appear in the May 8, 2018 issue of the Federal Register. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 30, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Researchers say chronic dizziness can result from, or trigger, psychiatric disorders
(American Osteopathic Association) Dizziness can fall into a number of broad categories, including vertigo (spinning sensation), presyncope (near-fainting), and disequilibrium (imbalance). When a patient's description of symptoms appears consistent with one of these categories, physicians are better equipped to make an accurate diagnosis. Patients who have a difficult time describing their symptoms, or seem to experience several different symptoms, are likely experiencing non-specific dizziness -- which should be a cue for physicians to ask about the patient's mental health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming | Edward Bullmore
The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatmentDepression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The major scientific discoveries reported last week by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium inNature Genetics are a hard-won breakthrough in our understanding of this very common and potentially disabling disorder.If your parents have been depressed, the chances that you have been or will be depressed are significantly increased. The b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Edward Bullmore Tags: Depression Medical research Biology Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Social media addiction: Teens leave rehab with a sense of "power"
Teens who spend more time on social media are more likely to report mental health issues. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Researchers Explore Palliative Approach to Falls in Advanced Dementia
Among individuals with advanced dementia, falls may indicate both the presence of disease and the need for a palliative approach to care, according to findings published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Ellis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Predicting psychosis: Brain folds hold the key
Catching psychosis at an early stage is the key to successful treatment. Examining communication between folds on the cortex may predict those at risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

' This Is Not a Safe Drug': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Family - Based Treatment of Teen Eating Disorders Helpful
Findings based on mothers'and teens'perception of helpfulness and outcomes of family - based treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Eptinezumab Effective in Chronic Migraine
(MedPage Today) -- Intravenous CGRP blocker shows rapid treatment effect (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

St. Louis Character: Dr. John Constantino works to get in front of youth autism
During his third year of medical school at Washington University, Dr. John Constantino decided to go into psychiatry after doing a rotation at the Malcolm Bliss Psychopathologic Institute, a facility for the severely mentally ill. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Margaret Crane Source Type: news

St. Louis Character: Dr. John Constantino works to get in front of youth autism
During his third year of medical school at Washington University, Dr. John Constantino decided to go into psychiatry after doing a rotation at the Malcolm Bliss Psychopathologic Institute, a facility for the severely mentally ill. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Margaret Crane Source Type: news

St. Elizabeth helps launch youth mental health facility
St. Elizabeth Healthcare has donated $250,000 to help the Children ’s Home of Northern Kentucky create a new psychiatric residential treatment facility. The Covington-based Children’s Home opened the residential facility in March to provide comprehensive treatment to youths battling mental illness, substance abuse or severe emotional disturbances. Often, such youths are transitioning from a psychiatric hospital and need to practice and strengthen skills they are learning before they return home… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Certain Anticholinergic Drugs Appear to Raise Dementia Risk
Dementia link seen with antidepressant, urological, and anti - Parkinson's drugs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Knowledge Not Tied to Addictive Tanning Behavior in Millennials
Increased knowledge not linked to less tanning; negative link for self - esteem, tanning behavior (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Open Access References: Spring 2018
This report a summary of barriers and strategies to the uptake of CER/PCOR and future perspectives on the field. Carer experience of end-of-life service provision: a social network analysis Rosemary Leonard, et. al. in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. To identify the position of formal service providers in the networks of those providing end-of-life care in the home from the perspective of the informal network. (Source: Society for Participatory Medicine)
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: General Newsletter Source Type: news

Morning Break: Depression Genes; Self-Delivery;'Fresh' Food Poisoning
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Minority Fellowship Program (Short Title: MFP)
Program to reduce behavioral health disparities and improve healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations by: (1) increasing the knowledge of behavioral health professionals on issues related to treatment and recovery support for racial and ethnic minorities with a substance use disorder (SUD); (2) improving the quality of SUD treatment services delivered to racial and ethnic minority populations; and (3) increasing the number of culturally competent professionals in psychology focusing on services appropriate for those with SUDs, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine who teach, administer services,...
Source: HSR Information Central - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS Drives Patient-Centered Care over Paperwork in Proposals to Modernize Medicare and Reduce Burden
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the payment systems for services furnished by a range of medical facilities. The proposed rules for fiscal year 2019 would update Medicare policies and rates for the Skilled Nursing Facilities Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS), Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update, and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 27, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Dementia risk linked to some medicines
A study links the long-term use of some drugs with a higher risk of dementia. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Autism prevalence increases
The CDC estimate of increase is based on calculations on 11 communities across the nation. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Dozens of Opioid Bills Advance in House
(MedPage Today) -- Includes repeal of the Institutions of Mental Disease exclusion, requirement to check Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Drug - Related Endocarditis Cases Up From 2007 to 2015
Increase in endocarditis over nine - year study period mirrored increase in concomitant mixed drug use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Pathology, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Do Serial Killers Just Stop? Yes, Sometimes
Joseph James DeAngelo ’ s arrest occurred more than 30 years after the Golden State Killer ’ s spree ended. Experts cite cases involving murderers whose crimes ceased long before they were caught. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Sex Crimes Psychiatry and Psychiatrists DeAngelo, James Joseph Source Type: news

House Subcommittee Approves Opioid Package House Subcommittee Approves Opioid Package
Among the proposals with bipartisan support was a bill to create a loan repayment program for healthcare professionals willing to work in substance abuse treatment in regions hard hit by the opioid crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

House Panel Approves Multiple Opioid Bills for House Vote House Panel Approves Multiple Opioid Bills for House Vote
Among the proposals with bipartisan support was a bill to create a loan repayment program for healthcare professionals willing to work in substance abuse treatment in regions hard hit by the opioid crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism, ADHD Risk Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism, ADHD Risk
Prolonged use of acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CDC: Autism Prevalence Up Slightly to 1 in 59 CDC: Autism Prevalence Up Slightly to 1 in 59
Improved detection in minority populations may be one reason for the uptick in autism spectrum disorder prevalence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Multiple Anesthesia Exposures Affect Learning and Attention
Adverse outcomes more likely to develop in children with multiple exposures before age 3 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

ACOG Committee Recommends Better, Ongoing Postpartum Care
Provider contact within three weeks, comprehensive follow - up by 12 weeks rather than single visit (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Substance Use Disorders Linked to Conversion to Schizophrenia
Cannabis, amphetamine, opioid use disorders all linked to conversion from schizotypal disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Use It or Lose It to Prevent Alzheimer Disease Use It or Lose It to Prevent Alzheimer Disease
Exercise and cognition training could alleviate symptoms of cognitive declineMedscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Are people with psychiatric disorders violent? - Leyton M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Substance Use Disorders Linked to Conversion to Schizophrenia
THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 -- Substance use disorders are associated with conversion from schizotypal disorder to schizophrenia, according to a study published online April 25 in JAMA Psychiatry. Carsten Hjorth øj, Ph.D., from Copenhagen University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news