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Sleep at night and association to aggressive behaviour; patients in a psychiatric intensive care unit - Langsrud K, Kallestad H, Vaaler A, Almvik R, Palmstierna T, Morken G.
Evaluations of associations between sleep at night and aggressive behaviour in Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) are lacking. The aims were to explore if sleep duration or night-to-night variations in sleep duration correlated with aggressive behavio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Reimagining the environment in developmental psychopathology: from molecules to effective interventions - Fearon P.
The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry's Annual Research Review (ARR) is a must-read special issue of the journal that presents a series of major reviews of key topics in the field. This year the ARR consists of eight reviews, each accompanied by a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why we should stop 'phubbing'
Ever been snubbed by a friend mid-conversation so that they can take a call? New research reveals how this behavior, known as 'phubbing,' makes us feel. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

When you need to take time off work for mental health reasons
It ’s important to know your rights and your company’s policies. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Some e-cigarette users may struggle to quit smoking
Smokers who say they want to kick the habit might have an easier time if they don't use e-cigarettes, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » 2018 Global Mental Health Workshop: “ Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health ”
The NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) and Grand Challenges Canada will co-convene the annual Global Mental Health Workshop, highlighting the importance of diversity in science along the research pipeline, in the global mental health research workforce; and in the individuals who participate in mental health research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Lofexidine Wins FDA Panel's Backing for Opioid Withdrawal
(MedPage Today) -- Votes nearly unanimously to approve drug (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Therapy Best Treatment for Complicated Grief Due to Suicide Therapy Best Treatment for Complicated Grief Due to Suicide
Grief-oriented therapy is more effective than antidepressants in helping individuals with complicated grief due to suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Eating Disorders Overlooked in Men, Minorities Eating Disorders Overlooked in Men, Minorities
Only one third of people with eating disorders in the US receive treatment. New research points to disparities in care and shows that certain individuals are less likely to be diagnosed and treated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Some e-Cigarette Users May Struggle to Quit Smoking Some e-Cigarette Users May Struggle to Quit Smoking
Smokers who say they want to kick the habit might have an easier time if they don ’ t use e-cigarettes, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Meditation May Reduce Depression in Primary Care Meditation May Reduce Depression in Primary Care
The incidence of major depressive disorder among patients with subthreshold depression who received an intervention that included mindfulness was less than half that of patients who received usual care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lowering Antipsychotic Dose Can Improve Symptoms in Schizophrenia Lowering Antipsychotic Dose Can Improve Symptoms in Schizophrenia
Reducing the dose of risperidone and olanzapine can improve cognitive function and negative symptoms in patients with stable schizophrenia, new research from China suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Age-Alcoholism Interactions May Harm the Brain's Frontal Cortex Age-Alcoholism Interactions May Harm the Brain's Frontal Cortex
Older alcohol-dependent individuals may be at increased risk for gray matter loss and functional compromise, even if excessive drinking starts late in life, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Medical Students, News, Source Type: news

Geographic, Social Variances Tied to Higher Drug - Related Mortality
Economic, social conditions, and family distress tied to higher drug mortality rates (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Amygdala Neurons Reduced in Adulthood With Autism
This is in contrary to normal neurologic development where mature neurons increase into adulthood (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Social Isolation, Loneliness May Increase AMI, Stroke Risk
Social isolation linked to increased mortality among individuals with history of AMI or stroke (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Ascension to sell Connecticut medical center
Ascension has signed a letter of intent to sell its St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Hartford HealthCare. The deal would include the 473-bed St. Vincent's hospital, as well as a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility, a large multispecialty provider group and St. Vincent's Special Needs Services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Our goal, in coordination with the Board of St. Vincent’s, has been to position St. Vincent’s so its associates, physicians and volunteers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Morning Break: Too-Costly Healthcare; Abortion Debates; Antibiotic Use Soars
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Discovering Your True Self — Who You Really Are
Codependents often wonder what is normal. They feel insecure and wonder how others perceive them. Many tell me they don’t really know themselves. They’ve become people-pleasers, editing what they say and adapting their behavior to the feelings and needs of others. Some sacrifice themselves — their values, needs, wants, and feelings — to someone they care about. For other codependents their behavior revolves around their addiction, whether it’s to a drug, a process, such as sex or gambling, or to pursuing prestige or power in order to feel secure. They usually do so to the detriment of themselv...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Addictions Alcoholism Anger Binge Eating Codependence Eating Disorders Personality Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Substance Abuse Abusive Relationships Authentic Self Codependency Dysfunctional Family emotional needs Source Type: news

No evidence that regularly smoking cannabis may lead to schizophrenia
Dr Musa Sami is a researcher and academic psychiatrist at King's College London. Since the 1960s, cannabis potency and rates of use have risen in many Western countries, he says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brighter Days Ahead: Light Therapy for Bipolar Depression Brighter Days Ahead: Light Therapy for Bipolar Depression
Medscape spoke with Dr Dorothy Sit about her research into the potentially robust impact of this simple treatment.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

5 reasons sex is good for you
Having sex at least once a week was highly predictive of improved cognitive functioning. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Early Social Media Use May Harm Teen Girls ’ Well - Being
Findings show correlation between social media interaction and well - being stronger for girls (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Brain Autopsy Shows Sex-Specific Differences in Depression Brain Autopsy Shows Sex-Specific Differences in Depression
Men and women with major depressive disorder have opposite molecular mechanisms that contribute to the condition, a new postmortem brain study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Book Review: It ’ s Not Always Depression
How many of us are truly connected to our emotions? Since emotions can be uncomfortable, we can all probably admit to dealing with them in an unhealthy manner at some point. Maybe we cope through our addiction to technology, through comfort eating, or other things. In It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self, Hilary Jacobs Hendel talks about techniques we can use to stay connected to our emotions rather than the traditional therapy model of discussing thoughts and personal histories. “Everyone of us can benefit from...
Source: Psych Central - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Book Reviews Depression Disorders is it depression not always depression Source Type: news

FDA: Many Questions on Novel Opioid Withdrawal Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Agency staff cites limited trial data in advance of advisory committee meeting (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Outcry after 144 psychiatric patients die during transfer to other facilities
Patients were transferred from a private health care provider to other facilities, and some were not properly licensed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sports ‘ Sponsorships ’ Hawk Junk Food to Kids
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

No Cognitive Benefit in Alzheimer's Gene Transfer Trial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- AAV2-NGF injections give same results as sham treatment (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

South Africa shocked by deaths of 144 psychiatric patients
At least 144 psychiatric patients died after South Africa's Gauteng provincial government hastily transferred 1,711 state-funded psychiatric patients in 2015 and 2016 from private health care provider, to other facilities, dozens of which were not properly licensed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Preventing Interpersonal Violence in Relationships, Part 2
This is Part 2 in a series on interpersonal violence in relationships. Read Part 1 here. Risk Factors — People Who May Be Vulnerable to Dating Abuse It can be hard to imagine why any person would allow a partner to hurt them and frighten them, while remaining in the relationship. A number of common risk factors may make some individuals more vulnerable to the risk of relationship abuse: A trauma history – Adverse experiences, especially in childhood, can impair a person’s ability to function well psychologically, emotionally, and in relationships. Especially when the trauma is not recognized and trea...
Source: Psych Central - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robyn Brickel, MA, LMFT Tags: Abuse Alcoholism Anxiety Codependence Family Parenting Relationships & Love Substance Abuse Trauma Women's Issues #metoo controlling behavior dating abuse dating violence Domestic Violence Emotional Abuse emotional dependen Source Type: news

The psychometric properties in the Chinese version of the Reasons For Living Inventory and the relationship with suicidal behaviors among psychiatric patients in Taiwan - Chiu YC, Liu SI, Lin CJ, Huang YS, Fang CK, Sun FJ, Kao KL, Huang YP, Wu SI.
This study examines the reliability, factor structure, convergent, and construct validities of the Mandarin Chinese version of the Reasons For Living Inventory (RFL) among Taiwanese psychiatric patients. Demographical characteristics of patients who hold t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Older women who died by suicide: suicide means, sociodemographic and psychiatric risk factors, and other precipitating circumstances - Choi NG, Dinitto DM, Sagna AO, Marti CN.
We examined potential differences in sociodemographic and risk/precipitating factors among older female suicide decedents who died by drug overdose versus fir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The effects of early life stress on reward processing - Novick AM, Levandowski ML, Laumann LE, Philip NS, Price LH, Tyrka AR.
Early life stress (ELS), in the form of childhood maltreatment, abuse, or neglect, increases the risk for psychiatric sequelae later in life. The neurobiology of response to early stress and of reward processing overlap substantially, leading to the predic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medicare May Restrict Opioid Rx
(MedPage Today) -- Should the government set opioid limits? (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Health Tip: Ways to Reduce Stress
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

South Africa shocked by deaths of 144 psychiatric patients
from neglect; 'huge system failure' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Opioid analgesics reduce use of antipsychotics in persons with Alzheimer's disease
(University of Eastern Finland) Initiating an opioid analgesic reduced the use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines in persons with Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. These drugs are frequently prescribed to treat behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia, which can be worsened by other symptoms, such as pain. The results were published in International Psychogeriatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing Interpersonal Violence in Relationships, Part 1
As a therapist, I want to help survivors of dating violence, domestic violence, and abusive relationships recover their sense of safety and self-fulfillment in life. And I want to do more. I want more people to know how grave the damage is to survivors of abuse and sexual assault. I want to see more action and education to stop dating and interpersonal violence and prevent it. Artists and performers can be powerful allies for awareness. In a song “The Whole Damn Year,” singer songwriter Mary J. Blige explains the harrowing experience of a person living with relationship trauma: Bad, how deep the pain is Oh, you...
Source: Psych Central - March 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robyn Brickel, MA, LMFT Tags: Abuse Anger Codependence PTSD Relationships & Love Trauma Women's Issues #metoo controlling behavior dating abuse dating violence Domestic Violence Emotional Abuse Insecurity Intimate Partner Abuse intimidation Jealousy R Source Type: news

Top doctor warns of a  psychosis, paranoid delusions and a superskunk schizophrenia timebomb
Britain could set off a schizophrenia timebomb if it ignores the dangers of super-strength ‘skunk’ cannabis, one of the UK’s most eminent psychiatrists warns today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orthotics and Heel Pain; Bacteria and Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include infants with bronchiolitis, orthotics for heel pain, behavioral therapy in dementia, and H. pylori infection in early gastric cancer (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

D.C. Week: NIH, CDC Get Budget Boost in New Spending Bill
(MedPage Today) -- Also, president launches major opioid offensive, names new CDC head (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Being nice, or being smart: What leads to success?
Do nice people really finish last? If so, who is most likely to succeed? A new study claims to hold the answer to these burning questions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sad in the spring? Allergy-mood link is real
Experiencing an allergic reaction is a risk factor for developing depression. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Vascular Malformations Contribute to Lower Quality of Life
Patients report increased pain and psychosocial distress specifically (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

' We Eat What We Kill': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sad In The Spring? Allergy-Mood Link Is Real
(CNN) — You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people daily turn to Twitter to vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nose and uncontrollable sneezing and coughing. Seasonal allergies, which affect about 36 million Americans, aren’t just an annoyance; many doctors agree that there is a real connection between allergies and mood. “‘Cranky’ is really the best word for it,” said Katie Ingram, 30, of Alexandria, Virginia, a triathlete who has seasonal allergies. “I take a lot of medication for it, and that makes me sleepy. And I can’t do a lot of the things that I like to do ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Allergies Local TV Source Type: news

Do Contraceptive Hormones Increase Suicide Risk? Do Contraceptive Hormones Increase Suicide Risk?
Dr Peter Yellowlees talks about the association between hormonal contraception and suicide.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Why this Scottsdale psychiatrist is opening a med spa
This psychiatrist is taking mental health to a new level (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news