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Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level
Fitness in midlife, not just old age, can protect your brain health. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Minorities More Sensitive To Pain? Pain Medicine News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, reviewing how to assess and treat neonate pain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Our invisible addicts
A report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists highlights the need for clinical services to focus more on the needs of older people as growing numbers of baby-boomers seek help for substance misuse. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GOP Senator: Solve Opioid Crisis Through Community, Not Policy
(MedPage Today) -- Building'resilient families and resilient communities'will yield results, lawmaker says (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

High Cholesterol Tied to Lower Cognitive Decline in Old Age High Cholesterol Tied to Lower Cognitive Decline in Old Age
High cholesterol in midlife is usually associated with poor cognitive outcomes, but new research suggests that in old age, it may protect cognition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Signature Psychiatric doubles beds with expansion in Northland
Signature Psychiatric Hospital will double its presence in the Kansas City area through expansions at North Kansas City Hospital and Liberty Hospital. The behavioral health provider has operated 24 inpatient beds at North Kansas City Hospital since entering the area market five years ago; the expansion will add 12 beds at that campus and put 36 beds at Liberty hospital. The expansion will add much-needed inpatient psychiatric beds to the Northl and, where patients previously had few options. "It's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Signature Psychiatric doubles beds with expansion in Northland
Signature Psychiatric Hospital will double its presence in the Kansas City area through expansions at North Kansas City Hospital and Liberty Hospital. The behavioral health provider has operated 24 inpatient beds at North Kansas City Hospital since entering the area market five years ago; the expansion will add 12 beds at that campus and put 24 beds at Liberty hospital. The expansion will add much-needed inpatient psychiatric beds to the Northl and, where patients previously had few options. “It’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Innovative Programs Neutralize Online Mental Health Threats Innovative Programs Neutralize Online Mental Health Threats
Online threats to youth mental health, such as cyberbullying and websites that promote harmful behaviors, can be successfully neutralized through on- and offline initiatives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Depression Seen in One in 20 Childbearing - Aged Women
Yet, antidepressant use is low in those with minor and major depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Tax on millionaires boosts California mental health services
A tax on the wealthy is helping to reduce homelessness, incarceration and hospitalization. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Students to walk out nationwide protesting gun violence
Student walk out protest is the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism against gun violence. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

TBI: A Risk Factor for Violent Crime? TBI: A Risk Factor for Violent Crime?
Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) appears to double an individual's risk of committing a violent crime, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Daily dose of violent video games has no long-term effect on adult aggression
(Springer) Playing violent action adventure games for prolonged periods does not make adults more aggressive say researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. A new study led by Simone K ü hn looked at the influence long-term violent video game play has on aggression levels, and compared this with playing a life simulation game or not playing a video game at all. The research is published in the Springer Nature journal Molecular Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Substance Use Mortality Varies Widely Across U.S. Counties
Considerable variation in mortality due to alcohol and drug use disorders, self - harm, interpersonal violence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Depression Common, Often Untreated in Young Women Depression Common, Often Untreated in Young Women
One in 20 young women suffer from major depression, yet only about a third are treated with antidepressants, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid ODs Outpacing Other ‘ Deaths of Despair ’
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

IL - 6 Levels Predict Response to ECT in Depressive Disorder
Higher IL - 6 at baseline linked to lower end - of - treatment Montgomery - Asberg Depression Rating Scale scores (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Great Recession Linked to Increase in BP, Blood Glucose
Larger effects of 2008 to 2010 recession seen for younger adults and older homeowners (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Opioid Receipt Up for Teens With Mental Health Conditions
Teens with pre - existing mental health conditions, tx more likely to transition to long - term opioid use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Death maps show where despair is killing Americans
Researchers have mapped out deaths from alcohol, drugs and violence and found troubling patterns of despair. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Types of violence and psychiatric symptoms among women survivors of violence in Bangladesh - Akter F, Deeba F.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A comparative analysis of suicides in Greece's main port city area of Piraeus before (2006-2010) and during (2011-2015) the country's severe economic crisis - Paraschakis A, Michopoulos I, Efstathiou V, Christodoulou C, Boyokas I, Douzenis A.
We investigated all cases of completed suicide in the city area of Piraeus -the largest port in Greece- for the years 2006 up to 2015. We searched, among others, parameters regarding the victims' psychiatric medication intake and drug and alcohol use that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

1 in 20 Younger Women Suffers Major Depression
Title: 1 in 20 Younger Women Suffers Major DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - March 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Men and women have opposite genetic alterations in depression
(Elsevier) Men and women with major depressive disorder (MDD) have opposite changes in the expression of the same genes, according to a new postmortem brain study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada. The findings, published in Biological Psychiatry, indicate distinct pathology, and suggest that men and women may need different types of treatment for depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Plays Role in Long-Term Teen Opioid Use (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Those with anxiety, sleep disorders more likely to receive opioids (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Evaluation of Mental Health Service Act in L.A. County Shows Services Reaching Those in Need
Funding from California's special tax for mental health services has allowed Los Angeles County to reach the seriously mentally ill and those at risk for mental illness with services and prevention efforts, lowering both homelessness and the need for psychiatric hospitalizations, while improving employment and wellbeing. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - March 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Great Recession of 2008 Triggered More Than Financial Woes
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Diabetes, News, Source Type: news

Fake Insta Doc; Humana's Weird Pay Bump Tax Trick; Few NPDB Searches
(MedPage Today) -- The week in investigative reporting in health (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer ’ s Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Doctors find air pocket where part of man ’ s brain should be
The 84-year-old man arrived in the emergency room with complaints that weren't uncommon for a patient his age. He had reported feeling unsteady over the last several months, culminating in repeated falls in recent weeks. In the three days leading up to his hospital visit, his left arm and leg had noticeably weakened. Still, there were no […]Related:She gouged out her eyes while high to get closer to GodDentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse center (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Variations Impacting Empathy Tied to Psych Issues
Positive correlations of genetic variations with Empathy Quotient, risk for schizophrenia, anorexia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Childhood Maltreatment, Bullying Seem to Up Teen Pregnancy Risk
These factors also appear to explain high pregnancy rates among sexual minorities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Teenagers are sexting - Now what?
Experts suggest parents should talk to children about relationships and developing sexual identities. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Daytime drowsiness increases risk of Alzheimer's in elderly
Daytime sleepiness in cognitively normal elderly leads to a buildup of a plaque in the brain, a preclinical stage of Alzheimer's. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Morning Break: Disease X; Suicideville; Are Docs a Different Breed?
(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 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study: Doctors Who Prescribe More Opioids Make More Money
This study suggests that conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry may influence oncologists in high-stakes treatment decisions for patients with cancer,” the authors concluded. Some studies have looked at whether the amount of money a doctor receives makes a difference. Studies by researchers at Yale University, the George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health and Harvard Medical School have all found that the more money physicians are paid by pharmaceutical companies, the more likely they are to prescribe certain drugs. Dr. Patrice Harris, a spokeswoman for the American Medical Associ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

South Africa:Denosa Statement On the Eastern Cape's Ticking Psychiatric Time Bomb
[COSATU] DENOSA has noted with great concern the report by City Press on 4 March 2018 about the dire situation in Tower Psychiatric Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Reveals the Impact of Untreated Depression Brain Imaging Reveals the Impact of Untreated Depression
Higher concentrations of a marker of inflammation in three regions of the brain suggest unteated major depression, particularly when such concentrations persist for longer than 10 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Women are human: brief guide on international human rights law for psychiatrists - Sobredo LD.
Violence against women has gained public awareness in Argentina over the last few years. As any other social phenomena, gender violence is present in the work of psychiatrists, especially in the way they approach to clinical practice. International human r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sporadic and recurrent non-suicidal self-injury before age 14 and incident onset of psychiatric disorders by 17 years: prospective cohort study - Wilkinson PO, Qiu T, Neufeld S, Jones PB, Goodyer IM.
BACKGROUND: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is highly prevalent in adolescents and may be a behavioural marker for emergent mental illnesses. Aims To determine whether sporadic or recurrent NSSI up to the age of 14 years predicted increased risk of new ons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nonsuicidal self-injury in community adolescents: a systematic review of prospective predictors, mediators and moderators - Valencia-Agudo F, Burcher GC, Ezpeleta L, Kramer T.
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) usually starts during adolescence and is associated with an array of psychological and psychiatric symptoms and future suicide attempts. The aim of this study is to determine prospective predictors, mediators and moderators o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Multidimensional impulsivity as a mediator of early life stress and alcohol dependence - Kim ST, Hwang SS, Kim HW, Hwang EH, Cho J, Kang JI, Kim SJ.
Early life stress (ELS) leads to increased susceptibility to serious psychiatric problems such as alcohol dependence, but the mechanisms through which ELS affects alcohol dependence are unclear. We investigated the mediating role of multi-dimensional impul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cannabidiol Treatment for Cannabis Users With Psychosis Cannabidiol Treatment for Cannabis Users With Psychosis
What benefits might cannabidiol offer in the treatment of individuals with early psychosis?Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Sex Differences in Alzheimer's Disease Sex Differences in Alzheimer's Disease
How do the cognitive impacts of Alzheimer disease differ between men and women?Current Opinion in Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Smoking heightens risk of psychoses
(Academy of Finland) Smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day is linked to a higher risk of psychoses compared to non-smoking young people. The risk is also raised if the smoking starts before the age of 13. This has been shown in a study led by Academy Research Fellow, Professor Jouko Miettunen. The results were recently published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

She gouged out her eyes while high to get closer to God
There was a message from God, 20-year old Kaylee Muthart believed, that she needed to sacrifice something special. Muthart was high on methamphetamine, a freight train of a dose bigger than all the others, and the signs were all there. A white bird along a dark path. A man with a biblical name asking for […]Related:Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse centerInfants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know why (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gangnam Style for Pain Relief: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the art of controlling goosebumps (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why you should talk to your dog
A new study confirms what many pet owners have felt all along: your dog really is like a baby, and talking to them improves bonding in a similar way. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Genes play a role in empathy
(Institut Pasteur) A new study led by scientists from the University of Cambridge, the Institut Pasteur, Paris Diderot University, the CNRS and the genetics company 23andMe suggests that our empathy is not just a result of our education and experience but is also partly influenced by genetic variations. These results will be published in the journal Translational Psychiatry on March 12, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can ’t figure out why.
Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured. It’s estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time. But the common denominator of a small group of patients at a Virginia […]Related:Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse centerInfants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know whyWhy more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save lives (So...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news