Lithium in Pregnancy Tied to Infant Morbidity, Malformation Risk Lithium in Pregnancy Tied to Infant Morbidity, Malformation Risk
In utero lithium exposure is linked to adverse outcomes. A new meta-analysis shows higher risk for malformations in first-trimester exposure and neonatal readmission in exposure throughout the pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Being Fit in Middle Age May Protect Against Depression
About 16 million adults in the U.S., and 350 million people around the world, have depression, a major source of physical and mental disability. It affects people’s employment and their ability to socialize and maintain relationships. Now, in a large study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers say there may be a relatively inexpensive, non-invasive way to combat depression, beginning in middle-age. The scientists, led by Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, director of the center for depression research and clinical care at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, report that being physically fit can lower the...
Source: TIME: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Morning Break: Stolen Babies; Binge Drinkers' Hearts; Airplane-Cancer Link
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why Do We Continue to Doubt Antidepressants' Efficacy? Why Do We Continue to Doubt Antidepressants' Efficacy?
Dr Jeffrey Lieberman on why'lies, damned lies, and statistics'may account for the backlash against antidepressants.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

New mechanism involved in memory loss associated with aging discovered
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) A study led by Lu í sa Lopes, Group Leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular Jo ã o Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal) and published today in the prestigious journal Molecular Psychiatry, describes a new mechanism involved in memory loss associated with aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Predicting future suicide: clinician opinion versus a standardized assessment tool - Randall JR, Sareen J, Chateau D, Bolton JM.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of clinician prediction of risk to a standardized assessment of presentation status. METHODS: All adult psychiatry emergency department consults in the two main hospitals in Winnipeg, Canada, were assessed us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Emergency organization of child psychiatric care following the terrorist attack on July 14, 2016, in Nice, France - Chauvelin L, Gindt M, Olliac B, Robert P, Th ümmler S, Askenazy F.
In the actual context of terrorism targeting children and families, it seems essential to describe different experiences of pediatric psychological emergency devices after such unexpected mass trauma. Here we testify our experience of the psychological eme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Schizotypal personality traits and social cognition are associated with childhood trauma exposure - Quid é Y, Cohen-Woods S, O'Reilly N, Carr VJ, Elzinga BM, Green MJ.
OBJECTIVES: Childhood trauma is a common risk factor for adult psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar-I disorder (BD). However, its association with schizotypal personality traits, as well as cognitive and social cognitive abilities,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect of errorless learning on psychotic and affective symptoms, as well as aggression and apathy in patients with Korsakoff's syndrome in long-term care facilities - Rensen YCM, Egger JIM, Westhoff J, Walvoort SJW, Kessels RPC.
Objectives:Errorless learning is a promising rehabilitation principle for learning tasks in patients with amnesia, including patients with Korsakoff's syndrome. Errorless learning might possibly also contribute to decreases in behavioral and psychiatric pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Blog Post » Highlighting Services and Effectiveness Research at NIMH
Figuring out how best to deliver effective therapies is the domain of services research. Dr. Gordon offers examples of the spectrum of services research supported by NIMH. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

New Antidepressant Use May Raise COPD Death Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Taking SSRI/SNRI's linked to poorer respiratory outcomes in study (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Doc-to-Doc: Ketamine and Its Future in Mood Disorders
(MedPage Today) -- F. Perry Wilson, MD, sits with Yale psychiatric expert Gerard Sanacora, MD, PhD (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

AHS Conference Surveys Changing Migraine Landscape
(MedPage Today) -- CGRP inhibitors and a whole lot more (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

In Cancer Patients, PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden
Post - traumatic stress symptoms also linked to lower risk of readmission in hospitalized CA patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Preterm Birth Linked to Increased ADHD Symptoms
Association holds after adjustment for unmeasured genetic, environmental factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Prevalence Up Across Adult Age Groups
After 2007, overall increase in adjusted odds of daily versus nondaily cannabis use for ages 12 to 64 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Microglia Explained; ALS Right-to-Try; Incredibles 2 Strobes
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Adolescent victimization and early-adult psychopathology: approaching causal inference using a longitudinal twin study to rule out noncausal explanations - Schaefer JD, Moffitt TE, Arseneault L, Danese A, Fisher HL, Houts R, Sheridan MA, Wertz J, Caspi A.
Adolescence is the peak age for both victimization and mental disorder onset. Previous research has reported associations between victimization exposure and many psychiatric conditions. However, causality remains controversial. Within the Environmental Ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drugging Immigrant Kids; Infection Reports to End; NY's Orkambi Showdown
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare-related investigations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Morning Break: Slicing the FDA; NHS Turns 70; Right-to-Try Falls Flat
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mental health issues in obesity influenced by gut bacteria
A study inMolecular Psychiatry reports that changes in gut bacteria, driven by obesity, may be linked to anxiety and depression levels.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sudan:Tijani Al-Mahi, the Encyclopedic Psychiatrist
[SudaNow] With the increasing incidences of mental disorders, Sudanese should stop to pay tribute to the pioneer of psychiatry in the country, the late Professor al-Tijani al-Mahi, who in 1949 made this treatment possible in the Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends in State Suicide Rates and Contributing Circumstances Trends in State Suicide Rates and Contributing Circumstances
Why are suicide rates in the US increasing at such an alarming rate -- up nearly 30% since 1999?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Using a Brain-Computer Interface to Ease Epilepsy Seizures
Patients suffering from epilepsy may soon have a new device that could help treat seizures by preventing them altogether. NeuroPace Inc., a medical technology company based out of Silicon Valley, announced the launching of its flagship technology earlier this month, the next-gen RNS System. The company has spent years developing the technology as a means to treat refractory epilepsy, a condition that affects more than 1 million people in the United State alone. The RNS system is a closed-loop, brain-responsive neurostimulation system that was designed to prevent epileptic seizures by stopping them at the sou...
Source: MDDI - June 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Business Source Type: news

Psychiatric hospital loses certification and federal dollars
Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital has lost its federal certification and $53 million in annual federal funds after a recent unannounced inspection discovered a list of health and safety violations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Another Oxycodone Drug Set to Go Before FDA Advisors
(MedPage Today) -- Remoxy intended to deter abuse by smoking, snorting or injecting (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

No Ties Between Anti-HIV Drug and Depression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Efavirenz also did not increase risk for suicidal ideation in African study (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Accidental Buprenorphine Exposures Rise Again in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Time for unit-dose packaging to be standard? (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Are the Eyes Windows to Early Dementia? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Thinner retinal nerve fiber layer may be associated with worse cognitive function (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Same liberal media claiming immigrant children held in "cages" say nothing when American children are chemically IMPRISONED with psychiatric drugs
(Natural News) The mass media is once again going nuts over the fact that aliens entering our country illegally from south of the border are being captured and put in detention facilities as they await deportation. Some sources, chomping at yet another opportunity to bash President Trump, are intentionally describing these facilities in the worst... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Fresca & #039;s Sleep Apnea Device & #039;Curve & #039; the CPAP Compliance Problem?
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FRESCA Medical, Inc., a privately held sleep solutions and connected health company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted their de novorequest to market the CURVE™ Positive Airway Pressure delivery system for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  The de novo pathway is reserved for marketing approval of novel devices of low to moderate risk. The FRESCA system includes a dedicated flow generator, a lightweight and ergonomic air delivery hose, and a comfortable nasal pillow...
Source: MDDI - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Poorer Motor Function Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Poorer Motor Function
Children of women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may have a small increased risk of poorer motor development, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Commonly used HIV drug worldwide not associated with increased risk for suicide in Uganda
(American College of Physicians) A multinational collaboration of researchers found that efavirenz, the key component of the most commonly used HIV cocktail in the world, was not associated with increased risk for depression or suicide in patients living with HIV in Uganda. These findings conflict with previous reports from the United States and Europe linking efavirenz with adverse psychiatric side effects. The study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Psychiatric expert claims one in six people with psychosis is linked to cannabis use  
Professor Robin Murray said that smoking cannabis is linked to psychosis. He said 50,000 people have the condition due to smoking cannabis as teenagers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Kids, Summer Is Time for Other Types of Learning
SUNDAY, June 24, 2018 -- It's important for children to socialize during their summer holidays, a family medicine and psychiatry expert says. " Kids deserve a break during the summer. They've worked hard during the school year and this is their time... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blaming the victim, all over again: Waddell and Aylward's biopsychosocial (BPS) model of disability - Shakespeare T, Watson N, Alghaib OA.
The biopsychosocial model (BPS) of mental distress, originally conceived by American psychiatrist George Engel in the 1970s and commonly used in psychiatry and psychology, has been adapted by Gordon Waddell and Mansel Aylward to form the theoretical basis ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Opioids and OD; Test for Diabetes: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the emotional consequences of gun violence, a single test to diagnose diabetes, use of medicines to help addiction after opioid overdose, and screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Gov't Loosens Rules on Association Health Plans
(MedPage Today) -- Also: FDA approves 3-month implantable glucose sensor (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Highly empathic people have a unique view of music
A study using brain scanning technology concludes that music activates different brain areas for people who demonstrate higher levels of empathy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How horses perceive and respond to human emotion
A new study shows, for the first time, that horses read and respond to human emotions by integrating the facial expressions with their tone of voice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

' Death Is Sudden': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Most Teens, Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Report Stigma
Stigma is associated with two - fold higher odds of poor glycemic control after adjustment for confounders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

More Kratom Products Recalled Owing to Salmonella Risk More Kratom Products Recalled Owing to Salmonella Risk
News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

New AMA Policy Calls for Physician Training on Suicide New AMA Policy Calls for Physician Training on Suicide
The American Medical Association encourages physician training on suicide risk assessment and prevention and how to counsel patients on gun safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Herpesvirus May Drive Development, Progression of Alzheimer's Herpesvirus May Drive Development, Progression of Alzheimer's
In potentially game-changing research, a novel study of postmortem brain samples suggests human herpesvirus may be implicated in the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Police Killings Harm Well - Being of All Blacks: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

LifePoint-owned hospital settles whistleblower lawsuit
A LifePoint Health Inc. facility has settled a whistleblower lawsuit with the U.S. government that alleged Medicare fraud. Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a $784,000 settlement with LifePoint’s Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tenn. The lawsuit was filed pursuant to the False Claims Act by two former employees who worked in the hospital’s geriatric psychiatric unit.  LifePoint (Nasdaq: LPNT) is No. 4 on the Nashville Business Journal’s list of largest publicly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news