The Opioid Crisis Actually Began 40 Years Ago
(MedPage Today) -- Overdose epidemic has grown exponentially for decades (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence: identification of associated features in a clinical sample - Talevi D, Imburgia L, Luperini C, Zancla A, Collazzoni A, Rossi R, Pacitti F, Rossi A.
Violence is a burdensome problem in daily psychiatric practice, even though the diagnosisof a mental disorder is not sufficient to determine a violent behavior; therefore, other factors are involved. We predicted that the participants could be distributed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of a care management entity on use of psychiatric services among youths with severe mental or behavioral disorders - Tai MH, Lee B, Onukwugha E, Zito JM, Reeves GM, Dosreis S.
OBJECTIVE: Care management entity models have a positive impact on functioning and symptom control among youths with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. However, little is known about whether treatment benefits are sustained after discharge. The st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Morning Break: Male Menopause; Oops, Wrong Kidney; Fertility Apps' Accuracy
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

PUFAs for Anxiety: The Evidence to Date PUFAs for Anxiety: The Evidence to Date
For patients with anxiety unresponsive to antidepressants or psychotherapy, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be a promising alternative, research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

People with depression have a larger hypothalamus which may disrupt the HPA axis
Research, published inActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, suggests that people who suffer from depression have a larger hypothalamus, which may disrupt the HPA axis to increase cortisol release.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intensive psychiatric ward to reopen after addressing nurse shortages
A mental health unit in Suffolk that was forced to close due to staff shortages will welcome patients again next week after successfully recruiting 24 new nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Biological Reason Your Memory Of Sexual Assault Persists
In a timely New York Times Op-Ed today, Dr. Richard A. Friedman, Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, eloquently describes the biological basis of why “Memories Of Assault Will Stick”, referring specifically to sexual assault. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Physician burnout linked to increased risk of patient safety incidents, reduced patient satisfaction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 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

Alzheimer ’s Disease Burden to Double by 2060
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly 14 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease by then (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Disease Burden to Double by 2060
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly 14 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease by then (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Attacking the ACA Is an Attack on Mental Health
(MedPage Today) -- Threat is real for millions (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sharing May Be Contagious
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Combo Physical, Mental Activity Prevents Cognitive Decline
Benefits seen were greater than for social interaction alone in older black population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

In Older Adults, Arthritis Strikes the Depressed (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Treatments are lacking for the affective component of chronic pain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Stop Saying Social Media'Addiction '
(MedPage Today) -- It has severe implications for free speech (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The association between different traumatic life events and suicidality - Ásgeirsdóttir HG, Valdimarsdottir UA, Þorsteinsdóttir ÞK, Lund SH, Tomasson G, Nyberg U, Ásgeirsdóttir TL, Hauksdóttir A.
Background: Traumatic life events have been associated with increased risk of various psychiatric disorders, even suicidality. Our aim was to investigate the association between different traumatic life events and suicidality, by type of event and g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » NIMH Twitter Chat: Depression
In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, NIMH is hosting a Twitter chat on depression, a common but serious mood disorder. The event will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:00AM ― 12:00 PM ET. This chat will cover the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Research Programs (IRP) Webinar » Webinar: Are You Concerned About Your Child ’ s Irritability?
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST, join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a webinar on irritability in children, discussing common signs of severe irritability, how parents can help a child with severe irritability, treatment options, and ongoing research conducted at NIMH. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Genomic dark matter activity connects Parkinson's and psychiatric diseases
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Using a new technique known as laser-capture RNA seq, that involves cutting out dopamine neurons from a human brain section with a laser, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have cataloged more than 70,000 novel elements active in these brain cells. Their results are published this week in Nature Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Talking with the doctor makes it easier to deal with grief and bereavement
(Aarhus University) In a comprehensive study, researchers from Aarhus University show that grieving patients who receive what is known as talk therapy at the general practitioner shortly after a relative's death, have a lower risk of suicide and psychiatric illness than others. Data from 207,000 million Danes is included in the register-based study, which can contribute to new practices in the preventative area. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In depression the brain region for stress control is larger
(Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences) Although depression is one of the leading psychiatric disorders in Germany, its cause remains unclear. A recent study at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Germany, found that those affected by depressive disorder have a larger hypothalamus compared to their healthy counterparts. This could explain why many sufferers show increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol and are very often afflicted with periods of tension. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OIG: Some States Fail to Manage Foster Kids' Meds
(MedPage Today) -- Little to no oversight for many children in foster care on psych drugs (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Gains in Insurance Coverage
But no corresponding increase in treatment of substance use disorders among low - income adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Pediatricians Have Role in Supporting Transgender Youth
Recommendations developed for comprehensive care for youth identifying as transgender, gender diverse (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Book Review: The Anxiety Management Workbook
Although it is a normal human emotion and an adaptive response to threatening situations, anxiety can feel overwhelming, often trapping us in a loop of automatic thoughts that lead to physiological responses that convince us something is wrong. The result is a host of behaviors that help us avoid anything that triggers our anxiety, but which, over time, only causes it to increase. Moreover, should we reach for something to help us calm down — such as alcohol, a cigarette, or marijuana — it can make our anxiety even worse. Overcoming anxiety, says Renee Mill, takes more than a little practice. In her new book, T...
Source: Psych Central - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Healthy Living Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Psychology Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Treatment anxiety management book anxiety management workbook anxiety work Source Type: news

Immune Cell Link to Schizophrenia; Omega-3s For Anxiety
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - September 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Loneliness is bad for your health, Harvard doctor explains, urging us to 'treat people as medicine'
Harvard University professor of psychiatry Dr Christopher Bullock explains how loneliness hurts our brains and hormonal systems, raising health risks and why people are the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 % of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
8.2 percent of concurrent users of prescription meds at risk for potentially major drug - drug interactions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Urology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Jo Source Type: news

Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Most commonly observed types of PHI sent are referrals, laboratory results, medication lists (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

‘ Liking Gap ’ Might Stand in Way of New Friendships
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated
Incomplete death certificates led to under - reporting of 70,000 likely opioid deaths (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Budget Hike for NIH; Riding the'Canna-Bus'; Junk Food and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Book Review: The Anxiety Management Manual
Anxiety can feel paralyzing. It can keep us from doing the things we love. It can keep us from pursuing our goals. It can keep us from enjoying our lives. Yet anxiety need not be a roadblock. “Even if you have a genetic tendency for anxiety, or you have been anxious for a long time, it is still possible to make changes,” writes Renee Mill. In her new book, The Anxiety Management Manual: A Therapist Guide for an Effective 10-Session CBT Treatment Program, Mill harnesses a powerful yet succinct treatment program complete with a 4-step procedure to effectively begin the process of stimulating the brain circuitry t...
Source: Psych Central - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Psychology Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Stress anxiety management book anxiety management manual Source Type: news

Prison suicide in comparison to suicide events in forensic psychiatric hospitals in Germany - Voulgaris A, Kose N, Konrad N, Opitz-Welke A.
Background: There is limited international as well as national research on suicide events in prisons and in forensic psychiatric hospitals. This retrospective study compares completed suicide events within these two high-risk populations in state in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Arthritis and depression often occur together in older adults
(Wiley) Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to a new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Mental Health Services Research Conference - MHSR 2018
NIMH sponsored the 24th Mental Health Services Research Conference (MHSR), promoting areas of high priority services research and identifing opportunities to improve the health and well-being of people with mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Dementia Incidence Tied to Air Pollution
(MedPage Today) -- London study finds 40% increased risk among adults living with poorer air quality (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Tau PET Tracer Called Accurate for Alzheimer's Diagnosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But role in patient care still uncertain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Heroin Use Down, Marijuana Use Up in New SAMHSA Survey Heroin Use Down, Marijuana Use Up in New SAMHSA Survey
Although use of heroin, especially first-time use, decreased in the US in 2017, SAMHSA's annual survey showed concerning patterns of other types of substance use and related disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA: Immediate-Release Opioids Now Under REMS
(MedPage Today) -- But prescribers still not required to take training ... yet (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Chronic Pain and Suicide
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how should hospital quality be assessed? (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

A Hit Documentary Exposes Psychiatry's Past Failures A Hit Documentary Exposes Psychiatry's Past Failures
Dr Robert Berezin on the tale of triplets separated at birth for a tragically misguided purpose.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Senate Passes Package to Fight Opioid Crisis
(MedPage Today) -- Measure now heads to conference with the House (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Psychedelic Drugs to Treat Depression, PTSD?
Over the last 50 years, researchers have made “transformative” advances in understanding how the brain works. But there haven’t been corresponding breakthroughs in psychiatric drugs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate Passes Opioid Bill, Plans to Send to President Next Week Senate Passes Opioid Bill, Plans to Send to President Next Week
US Senators advanced a sweeping bill last night that includes provisions addressing international shipments of illegal drugs and the sharing of patients'substance abuse history among clinicians. A bill also passed to lift so-called gag clauses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Many Young Doctors Report Burnout, Regret Career Choice
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Many Middle, High Schoolers Report E - Cigarette Cannabis Use
Use is higher among males, current users of e - cigarettes or other tobacco products (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Research Opportunities for Improving Treatment Interventions and Recovery Services for Adults with SMI
In collaboration with SAMHSA, NIMH sponsored a workshop focused on research priorities for treatment interventions and recovery services for adults with serious mental illness (SMI). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news