FDA Panel Delivers Mixed Reviews for Two New Opioids FDA Panel Delivers Mixed Reviews for Two New Opioids
An FDA advisory committee gives the nod to a sublingual opioid, but amid loud criticism around safety, while narrowly recommending against approval for an intravenous preparation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Domestic Violence, PTSD and Triggers
People catch colds because they were exposed to a virus or infection.   Some people get cancer because cells have begun endlessly dividing in their body. We get itchy because an irritant has affected our skin.   We get hungry because our body needs nourishment on a regular basis, or thirsty because we aren’t sufficiently hydrated. I could go on and on … usually the things that we experience in our daily lives are a cause and effect thing; this happens because that happened, and so on. PTSD is similar, but also so very different. It happens when someone has experienced a traumatic event and...
Source: Psych Central - October 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Deborah Gray Tags: Personal Stories PTSD Trauma Abusive Relationship Domestic Violence Spousal Abuse triggers Source Type: news

Kids ’ Concussion Symptoms May Persist for a Year
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Preliminary outcomes of a computerized CBT/MET intervention for depressed cannabis users in psychiatry care - Glasner S, Kay-Lambkin F, Budney AJ, Gitlin M, Kagan B, Garneau HC, Venegas A.
Although depression is common among cannabis users, there is a paucity of targeted interventions addressing depression and cannabis use disorders concurrently. In the present pilot study, we examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Managing difficult and violent adolescents (adolescents difficiles) in France: a genealogical approach - Gansel Y.
'Difficult adolescent' is a clinical category defined by psychiatrists' expertise. Since the end of the 1990s, it has been extensively used to describe a population of disruptive, violent yet vulnerable adolescents, at the margins of public institutions th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Short term risk of non-fatal and fatal suicidal behaviours: the predictive validity of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale in a Swedish adult psychiatric population with a recent episode of self-harm - Lindh ÅU, Waern M, Beckman K, Renberg ES, Dahlin M, Runeson B.
BACKGROUND: The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) is a relatively new instrument for the assessment of suicidal ideation and behaviour that is widely used in clinical and research settings. The predictive properties of the C-SSRS have mainly ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Psoriasis and suicidality: a review of the literature - Liang SE, Cohen JM, Ho RS.
Psoriasis is a chronic systemic inflammatory skin disease, which has been associated with an increased risk of numerous medical and psychiatric comorbidities, including suicidality. Suicidality, which can be divided into the categories of suicidal ideation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicide methods and specific types of accidental death and fatal poisoning among discharged psychiatric patients: a national cohort study - Walter F, Carr MJ, Mok PLH, Antonsen S, Pedersen CB, Shaw J, Webb RT.
OBJECTIVE: Persons discharged from inpatient psychiatric units are at greatly elevated risk of dying unnaturally. We conducted a comprehensive examination of specific causes of unnatural death post-discharge in a national register-based cohort. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Psychological distress and psychiatric disorder after natural disasters: systematic review and meta-analysis - Beaglehole B, Mulder RT, Frampton CM, Boden JM, Newton-Howes G, Bell CJ.
BACKGROUND: Natural disasters are increasing in frequency and severity. They cause widespread hardship and are associated with detrimental effects on mental health.AimsOur aim is to provide the best estimate of the effects of natural disasters on mental he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder: present and future - Crumlish N.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder (ASD) differ from almost every other psychiatric diagnosis in that they may only be diagnosed with reference to an aetiological event - an external traumatic stressor. ASD occurs immediately a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

All-cause mortality of hospital-treated borderline personality disorder: a nationwide cohort study - Kj ær JNR, Biskin R, Vestergaard C, Munk-J Rgensen P.
Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are known to present frequently in emergency rooms, and they have a high rate of suicide. The mortality rate of patients with BPD is still unclear. The Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register and The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychiatric disorders secondary to neurometabolic disorders - Herrera PM, Velez Van Meerbeke A, Bonnot O.
Some diseases secondary to inborn errors of metabolism are associated with psychiatric disorders or minor neurological symptoms. The existence of some cases with exclusively psychiatric symptoms represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Approach to children with aggressive behavior for general pediatricians and hospitalists: Part 1-epidemiology and etiology - Haidar-Elatrache S, Wolf M, Fabie NAV, Sahai S.
Children and adolescents are increasingly presenting to the hospital and emergency department with aggressive behavior and psychiatric emergencies. The rise in pediatric mental health problems, coupled with a lack of much needed resources, necessitates tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could omega-3 supplements help reduce anxiety?
The first literature review and meta-analysis to investigate omega-3 supplements and anxiety concludes that they could benefit some people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Book Review: The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy
In her new book, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Deb Dana offers a window into the inner life of a traumatized person and a way out of trauma and back to finding joy, connection, and safety through enlightening theory, rich experiential practice, and practical steps. “The autonomic nervous system,” Deb Dana writes, “responds to challenges in daily life by telling us not what we are or who we are, but how we are.” Informing, guiding, and regulating our experiences, the autonomic nervous system tells us when we are safe and can proceed forward and when we are under ...
Source: Psych Central - October 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Neuroscience Psychology Psychotherapy Stigma Stress Trauma Treatment Autonomic Nervous System Deb Dana Polyvagal Theory Source Type: news

Quiz Time: Quick, Which Docs Dole Out High-Priced Meds?
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety
Anxiety seems like a simple, straightforward topic. After all, it’s a common emotion—everyone feels anxious from time to time. And it’s a common condition. In fact, it’s the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety disorders affect about 18 percent of adults every year. And yet there are many, many misconceptions. Misconceptions that affect how we view anxiety and how we see ourselves. Misconceptions that affect how we navigate anxiety and how we navigate our lives—limiting them and making them less joyful. We asked anxiety experts to share what they really want readers to know about anx...
Source: Psych Central - October 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Self-Help Stress Trauma Treatment Anxiety Disorder anxiety facts anxiety myths Source Type: news

Book Review: Calm Clarity:  How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain
While there are many goals we may pursue in life — a better career, a better relationship, a greater sense of meaning, and deeper connection with those around us — they all start with first gaining a sense of clarity over what is getting in our way, what is helping move us toward our goals, and how we can begin to take ownership of our brains in a way that allows us to live the kind of lives we want. For Due Quach, a survivor of PTSD and a successful management consultant, understanding how to improve her brain function wasn’t just necessary, but advantageous. She writes, “It took many years for me ...
Source: Psych Central - October 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Happiness Memory and Perception Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychology Self-Help Trauma Calm Clarity Due Quach Higher Self Inner Sage PTSD Source Type: news

Violent Video Games Tied to Physical Aggression
Meta - analysis included multiple ages, nationalities, ethnicities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

High-Quality Diet Linked to Better Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder High-Quality Diet Linked to Better Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder
A higher-quality diet and lower body mass index have been linked to improved outcomes in patients with bipolar disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How perfectionism affects your (mental) health
Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

A high fat diet may increase the risk of offspring developing insulin resistance
Female mice fed a high fat diet are more likely to produce offspring which become insulin resistant and obese, according to research published inTranslational Psychiatry.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists discovered genes that contribute to the ADHD development
(Sechenov University) A team from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University together with foreign colleagues analyzed the genomes of several families that have members with ADHD. The results have shown that all patients had specific features in certain genes. The identification of such patterns may help diagnose ADHD. The work was published in the Molecular Psychiatry journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gut Microbiota Signature Altered in Alzheimer's Disease Gut Microbiota Signature Altered in Alzheimer's Disease
The composition of gut microbiota is altered in patients with Alzheimer's disease, potentially supporting the inflammatory theory of the disease's pathogenesis, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Childhood Trauma May Drive Poor Outcomes in Anxious Depression Childhood Trauma May Drive Poor Outcomes in Anxious Depression
Childhood trauma, particularly sexual abuse, is more common in those with anxious depression and causes permanent biological changes, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sit - Stand Desks Good for the Mind. What About the Body?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Pedophilia OCD: The Conundrum to Let Go of the Fight
If you experience pedophilia OCD, you are someone who loves children. You may also struggle with unwanted sexual thoughts. Before OCD began to trigger you with this type of thoughts, you may have believed such thoughts would never cross your mind. And when they did, you felt ashamed, guilty, and confused. Trying to suppress and fight those thoughts appeared to be the most logical solution. The idea of not doing anything about intrusive thoughts seems despicable. Your mind may say, “If I let those thoughts happen without doing anything, it probably means I enjoy them!” You may respond, “Of course not! But...
Source: Psych Central - October 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Anxiety Anxiety Disorder Avoidance Pedophilia OCD pOCD Source Type: news

Most People Can Recognize About 5,000 Faces
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

What Strategies Can We Use to Prevent Death by Suicide? What Strategies Can We Use to Prevent Death by Suicide?
Strategies for preventing death by suicide: Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses results from a recent meta-analysis.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Popular'Club Drug' Tied to Brain, Cognitive Changes Popular'Club Drug' Tied to Brain, Cognitive Changes
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate, which is widely used as a'party drug,'causes functional brain changes, especially after drug-related comas, Dutch researchers have shown for the first time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nigeria:One Out of Four Nigerians May Suffer Mental Illness, Says Ogun Psychiatric Hospital
[Guardian] Abeokuta -The management of Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State, yesterday disclosed that the medical facility admits over 36,000 patients suffering from mental illness every year, adding that one out of four persons in the society suffers mental illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What ’s so inspiring about respiration?
Equal parts audacity and hard work define UCLA neuroscientist Jack Feldman ’s impressive career.As a postdoctoral student attending a scientific meeting in Stockholm in 1979, the Brooklyn, New York native presented his research disputing a popular theory. He ’d identified a new cluster of nerve cells as a key driver in how the brain is wired to control breathing. A top investigator took the microphone and loudly ridiculed Feldman’s findings.When his nemesis claimed a year later at a meeting in Germany that he ’d discovered the same brain site, Feldman worried the fellow would name the region after h...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Netflix Addiction; Bipolar Disorder & Diet; World Mental Health Day
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Dementia Risk Lower for Afib Patients on Blood Thinners
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows atrial fibrillation tied overall to faster cognitive decline, dementia (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Maternal Mental Illness Impairs Recognition of Child Emotions Maternal Mental Illness Impairs Recognition of Child Emotions
Pregnant women with a history of depression and bipolar disorder are impaired in their ability to recognize baby facial expressions and cries, even if their condition is in remission, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Low-Flow NHF Therapy Fizzles in CPAP Non-Compliant Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- Flow rate possibly'too low to make a difference'(Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Promise of Precision Medicine in Psychiatry Nears Reality Promise of Precision Medicine in Psychiatry Nears Reality
Innovative approaches and widespread data sharing are essential to develop novel therapies that deliver on the long-held promise of precision medicine in psychiatry, says a European expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Teens are being bullied ‘constantly’ on Instagram
Harassment on the platform can be uniquely cruel, and for many it feels like there ’s no escape. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Social media may reduce depression risk for older people with pain
Online socializing may weaken the tie between pain and depression for older people. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

When Should You Test for Alzheimer's?
(MedPage Today) -- New criteria show when spinal fluid analysis is, and isn't, appropriate (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Be the change: ensuring an effective response to all in psychiatric emergency equal to medical care
Care for people in mental health crisis does not adequately address the needs of the community it is intended to serve, according to this report. It outlines ten recommendations that would make urgent and emergency psychiatric health care'minimally adequate', and calls on governmental agencies, policy makers and health and social services to take radical action to address inequalities and improve mental health crisis care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Recognize the Manipulation of a Drug Addict
Anyone who has a close friend or relative that has struggled with a substance use disorder knows all too well about the manipulative ways of a person who is controlled by their addiction. These behaviors cause extreme heartache and pain and they even have the power to break up families and end marriages. Amid a relationship that has been damaged by addiction, it’s not always easy to identify manipulative behaviors, let alone how to respond in a healthy way. However, if you can take a step back and peel back the filter from your eyes, you might just see that your loved one is manipulating you into fueling his or her a...
Source: Psych Central - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kelsey Brown Tags: Addictions Codependence Relationships & Love Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Drug Addiction Emotional Manipulation Manipulative Behavior Source Type: news

Immigrant Youth More Apt to Visit ED for Mental Health Issues
(MedPage Today) -- Even higher rates for refugee children in Canadian study (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Shouldn’t Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults. A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that roughly one in three adults ages 65 to 80 use these drugs at least occasionally to fall asleep, and OTC meds like Benadryl and Tylenol PM are the pills of choice for sleepless seniors. Experts say this is concerning for a number of reasons. Studies have linked the regular, long-term use of OTC sleep medicines to some potentially serious side effe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health sleep Source Type: news

Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Residents describe daily barrage of microaggression, bias; being tasked as race/ethnicity ambassadors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Balloon Dilation Flops in Sleep Apnea Without Sinus Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized study supports recent AAO-HNSF consensus statement (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What does childhood anxiety look like?
Anxiety in children often presents as a constellation of negative behaviors. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Noise: The other pollution hurting our health
Children's cognition can be affected by plane noise. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

World Mental Health Day: IOM Honours Migrants ’ Resilience During and After Difficult Journeys
Image courtesy of the World Federation for Mental Health. Source: Twitter @WMHDayBy International Organization for MigrationGENEVA, Oct 9 2018 (IOM)Today, on World Mental Health Day, IOM would like to honour all the migrants who stand strong in the face of adversity and uphold human rights and values. Migration should be a positive experience, but often isn’t. As people move in search of opportunity, or in pursuit of new adventures, too often their journeys are characterized by insecurity and sometimes physical danger, especially for those who are pushed to leave their countries of origin due to abuse or human rights...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: International Organization for Migration Tags: Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Aberrations; Dime-Sized Nerve Repair; 3-Minute Parkinson's Dx?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news