Eye Imaging May Give Early Clues to Alzheimer's
(MedPage Today) -- Abnormal retinal vasculature in two separate studies (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Three neuroscientists earn prestigious NIH grant for brain research
Three UCLA neuroscientists — Michele Basso, Dr. Peyman Golshani and Daniel Aharoni — received a nearly $3.7 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study that will develop imaging technology that allows the recording of tens of thousands of neurons to better understand how the brain goes aw ry in disease.The grant, part of the National Institutes of Health ’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, Initiative, will support the team ’s work to design, manufacture and test a miniature microscope for measuring brain activity in n...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Autism Risk: Mom ’ s Health May Matter More Than Meds
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Diagnoses, Treatment of Mental Health Conditions Up in College
Highest odds ratios seen for anxiety, panic attacks, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

What 'This Is Us' gets right about depression
So many people relate to Toby's experience with depression because it feels so real. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New Binge Eating Tx; DAYBREAK Results Disappoint; Opioid for MDD?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dissecting terror: How does fear work?
Fear is a universal human experience. In this Spotlight, we ask why fear evolved, what happens in the body, and why some people enjoy it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Opioid for Depression Comes Before FDA Panel
(MedPage Today) -- Buprenorphine/samidorphan drug to be scrutinized (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Morning Break: Pfizer Snubs Trump;'Vaginal Seeding'; Trick-or-Meth
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Unity's fate remains up in the air as deadline looms
With the final deadline looming, the Unity Center for Behavioral Health still didn ’t know for certain on Tuesday whether it will be allowed to retain its federal certification. The psychiatric hospital has until today to fix the patient and staff safety problems that have plagued it most of this year. As of Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services still had Unity on a termination track. The Oregon Health Authority has investigated the center since it received a complaint in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Management of self-inflicted orchiectomy in psychiatric patient. Case report and non-systematic review of the literature - Garofalo M, Colella A, Sadini P, Bianchi L, Saraceni G, Brunocilla E, Gentile G, Colombo F.
INTRODUCTION: Self-inflicted orchidectomy and auto-castration, also known as "Eshmun complex" is a rare phenomenon. The aim of our study it to present the management of a patient who performed a self orchiectomy and propose a non-systematic review of liter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Gender differences and similarities in aggression, suicidal behavior, and psychiatric comorbidity in borderline personality disorder - Sher L, Rutter SB, New AS, Siever LJ, Hazlett EA.
We examined gender differences and similarities in aggression, impulsivity, suicidal behavior, and psychiatric comorbidity in men and women with borderline personality disorder (BPD) compared with healthy controls. METHOD: A community sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Factors associated with psychiatric comorbidity in depression patients in primary health care in Chile - Cancino A, Leiva-Bianchi M, Serrano C, Ballesteros-Teuber S, C áceres C, Vitriol V.
OBJECTIVE: To identify the clinical and psychosocial factors associated with psychiatric comorbidity in patients consulting for depression in Primary Health Care (PHC) in Chile. METHODS: 394 patients with a diagnosis of major depression being treat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Psychiatric evidence and due process in firearms rights restoration - Gold LH, Vanderpool D.
In the preceding article, we reviewed the current state of federal and state regulation of restoration of firearms rights, termed "relief from disability (RFD)," for those who have had those rights suspended due to mental health prohibitors. This review de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Legal regulation of restoration of firearms rights after mental health prohibition - Gold LH, Vanderpool D.
The federal government and many states have laws restricting access to firearms by those who have been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric institution or adjudicated not competent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity. The federal governm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Factors associated with long length of stay in an inpatient psychiatric unit in Lilongwe, Malawi - Barnett BS, Kusunzi V, Magola L, Borba CPC, Udedi M, Kulisewa K, Hosseinipour MC.
PURPOSE: Studies of factors affecting length of stay during psychiatric hospitalization in sub-Saharan Africa are sparse. A better understanding of such factors may lead to interventions resulting in quicker patient stabilization and discharge, freeing up ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ketamine Being Used as Unapproved Treatment for Depression
Title: Ketamine Being Used as Unapproved Treatment for DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

State Bans on Conversion Tx for Gay Minors Gain Ground
(MedPage Today) -- More than a dozen states have outlawed the practice so far (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Changing characteristics of forensic psychiatric patients in Ontario: a population-based study from 1987 to 2012 - Penney SR, Seto MC, Crocker AG, Nicholls TL, Grimbos T, Darby PL, Simpson AIF.
PURPOSE: To quantify the demand for forensic psychiatric services in Ontario over the past 25  years and investigate whether the sociodemographic, clinical and offense-based characteristics of forensic patients have changed over time. METHODS: We i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Characterization of psychiatrically hospitalized college students - Braider L, La Lima C, Crimarco N, Hollander B, Reid-Russell A, Kane J, Greenwald B.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize contemporary college students requiring psychiatric hospitalization. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Sociodemographic and diagnostic information was gathered retrospectively and analyzed from the electronic medical records (EMRs) of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

For Diabetics, Going Vegan May Boost Mood Along With Health
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Research, Diabetes, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Peer Support Aids Patients With T2DM, Depressive Symptoms
Those with diabetes, depressive symptoms in peer support intervention had lower rate of hospitalization (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Permits Psilocybin to Be Tested for Refractory Depression FDA Permits Psilocybin to Be Tested for Refractory Depression
The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for psilocybin-assisted therapy for refractory depression, its manufacturer reports, laying the groundwork for an upcoming, large clinical trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aids May Curb Cognitive Decline Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aids May Curb Cognitive Decline
Sensory deprivation is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, but will correcting impaired hearing and vision prevent these outcomes? Yes, these studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Teen Cannabis Use May Increase Adult Psychosis Risk Teen Cannabis Use May Increase Adult Psychosis Risk
The use of cannabis by adolescents appears to lead to structural and genetic changes that increase psychosis risk in adulthood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

'Ecstasy' Study Results Promising for PTSD
MDMA is the active ingredient in what’s commonly known as “ecstasy” or “Molly.” It was invented in 1912 as a way to boost pharmaceutical production, but starting in the 1970s, psychiatrists found it enhanced communication with patients. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Ecstacy' Study Results Promising for PTSD
MDMA is the active ingredient in what’s commonly known as “ecstasy” or “Molly.” It was invented in 1912 as a way to boost pharmaceutical production, but starting in the 1970s, psychiatrists found it enhanced communication with patients. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SGLT-2 for Stage 3 CKD; Opioids for CKD; Kidney Transplant Discard & Disabilities
(MedPage Today) -- Roundup of more top abstracts from Kidney Week 2018 (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mortality Among Young People Declined From 1999 to 2015
Drops seen in SIDS, unintentional injury death, homicides (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Vax Law Loophole; Crowdfunded Quacks; No-Consent Drug Trial
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Stem Cells in Space; Alzheimer's Drug Woes; Brains on Acid
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Childhood Abuse, Complex Trauma and Epigenetics
Epigenetics refers to the study of a natural phenomenon and to the phenomenon itself. Epigenetics is the study of the mechanisms that turn on and off the expression of our genes without altering the DNA sequence. Epigenetics is also used to refer to the changes in expression of our genes. Factors such as age, nutritional habits, psychological stress, physical activity, working habits and substance abuse can trigger changes in gene expression (Alegría-Torres, 2011). These changes in gene expression, epigenetics, happen all the time in the natural world. For example, two identical twins, born with the exact same DNA s...
Source: Psych Central - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Abuse Children and Teens Genetics Neuroscience PTSD Trauma Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma epigenetics gene expression Transgenerational trauma Source Type: news

Michael Phelps Champions the Fight Against Depression
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Michael Phelps Champions the Fight Against Depression
Title: Michael Phelps Champions the Fight Against DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sertraline (Zoloft)
Title: Sertraline (Zoloft)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Do psychiatric symptoms remain stable over time? New reviews
(Wolters Kluwer Health) In patients with psychiatric disorders, stability of symptoms has important implications for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Two reviews of symptom stability over the course of psychiatric disorders -- bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders, respectively -- were published online by the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Texas A & M professor identifies new brain region that suppresses fear
(Texas A&M University) A study conducted at Texas A&M University has identified a new area in the brain involved in inhibiting fear, a discovery that holds potential for clinical interventions in patients with psychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The article was published in Nature Communications on Oct. 30. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards ten scientists for psychiatric research
(Brain& Behavior Research Foundation) The Brain& Behavior Research Foundation honored ten scientists with its 2018 Outstanding Achievement Prizes and awarded the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health at its International Awards Dinner on Friday, October 26, at the Pierre in New York City. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trans Inmates and Healthcare: What Is Best Practice?
(MedPage Today) -- Guidelines considered vague, more data needed on this segment of prison population (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can Mass Shootings Be Prevented?
(MedPage Today) -- Yes, if enough people share information about problem behaviors, says James Knoll, MD (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The Value of MRI After Traumatic Brain Injury
Several lesion patterns were significantly associated with poor long-term neurocognitive and psychiatric outcomes. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - October 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: Brain Health Brain MRI Source Type: news

Possible Malingering in PTSD, TBI Cases Calls for Careful Analysis
(MedPage Today) -- Study highlights challenges in diagnosis, treatment in veterans and general population (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Development of the Brief Addiction Therapist Scale (BATS)
Key findings A literature review and three-round Delphi survey facilitated the development of a Brief Addiction Therapist Scale (BATS), designed to evaluate the delivery of substance use treatment in routine practice. Practitioner feedback, and validation in four clinical samples including two multi-site studies, suggests the scale has good psychometric properties and high inter-rater reliability. In initial feedback practitioners and experts have been positive, supporting its utility, ease of use and importance. Research team Dr Gillian Tober, Head of Research and Training Leeds Addiction Unit, Leeds and York Partnersh...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - October 29, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism
Among children with ASD, those with severe symptoms more likely to be overweight/obese (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Secondary Prevention of MI in Schizophrenia Cuts CVD Mortality Secondary Prevention of MI in Schizophrenia Cuts CVD Mortality
Secondary prevention in individuals with schizophrenia who have suffered an MI cuts mortality in this population where CVD outcomes are notoriously poor and tied to a vastly reduced life expectancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Behavioral risk factors for depression vary with age, UCLA study finds
This study sought to identify how the risk factors varied among three age groups: younger (18-39 years old), middle-aged (40-59) and older (60-99) adults.METHODThe researchers collected data from more than 30,000 survey respondents, who answered questions about their lifestyle, including smoking, weight, physical activity and diet, as well as their history of depression. The team looked for correlations between the risk factors and depression, controlling for variables such as gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.Sixteen percent of all participants had a prior diagnosis of depression. Smoking was most strongly associ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Morning Break: PCP-Killing Millennials; Derm Paper Dust-Up; CBD a Magical Cure-All
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Individuals' experiences of sexual offending therapy in a forensic psychiatric setting - Bowden L, Glorney E, Daniels M.
This study qualitatively explored the perspectives of six male medium-secure patients regarding the treatment prog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

New guidelines on best practices for videoconferencing-based telemental health
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) New guidance is available from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to assist in the development and delivery of effective and safe interactive videoconferencing-based mental health services. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news