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Experience of shame mediates the relationship between pathological narcissism and suicidal ideation in psychiatric outpatients - Jak šić N, Marcinko D, Skocic Hanzek M, Rebernjak B, Ogrodniczuk JS.
OBJECTIVE: Pathological narcissism, described by 2 dysfunctional phenotypic forms-grandiosity and vulnerability-has often been connected to suicidal tendencies in theoretical and clinical literatures. Furthermore, shame proneness has been implicated as a k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

UR Medicine Opens Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center for Pediatric Patients
UR Medicine ’s Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center celebrates its opening on March 29. The center brings together Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Child Neurology, and Child Psychiatry to collaborate on care for pediatric patients, and is home to the new Levine Autism Clinic that provides speci alized care for patients with autism spectrum disorder. This is the region’s first stand-alone center to integrate care of autism with pediatric neuromedicine and child and adolescent psychiatry services, and will serve more than 25,000 patients each year. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

US heroin use has increased almost fivefold in a decade, study shows
Researchers say increase is seen across all social groups, ages and sexes and highlight link between misuse of prescription opioids and heroin abuseHeroin use among American adults has increased almost fivefold in the last decade, according to a study based on a survey of almost 80,000 people.Researchers found that just after the turn of the millennium, 0.33% of the adult population reported having used heroin at some point in their life, but 10 years later it had risen to 1.6% – a figure corresponding to about 3.8m Americans.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Drugs Society Drugs policy Psychiatry US news Science Source Type: news

For-profit operator set to open 2nd hospital for mental health and addiction treatment
A psychiatric hospital that opened nearly five years ago in Dublin is changing its name to better coordinate with a sister hospital opening soon. Columbus Springs East is set to open May 2 at 2085 Citygate Drive near the interchange of Interstates 270 and 670 in Columbus, following interior finishes and landscaping in the $18 million project. Meanwhile parent Springstone Inc. has changed the name of Dublin Springs Hospital to Columbus Spri ngs Dublin. Both have 72 beds and will employ about 250… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Still too few women in key senior roles on NHS boards
NHS will struggle to meet its gender parity target by 2020 at this rate, says report Related items fromOnMedica BMA calls for more women to lead doctors Psychiatrists fear new contract will harm recruitment of women Women ’s work Women under-represented in academic medicine Academic world – the gender gap (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 29, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

15 Funny Tweets About Having Anxiety That Are Way Too True
Let’s not sugar coat it: Anxiety can be a real nightmare. One of the worst parts about the condition is feeling like you’re totally alone in your experience. But here’s the good news: You’re not. In fact, nearly 40 million Americans also deal with the disorder. And a lot of those people are really funny. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these hilarious tweets about the condition below: 1. BRAIN: hey whachya doinME: nothing just relaxingBRAIN: would u like to think about all of ur failuresME: what noBRAIN: and away we go— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) March 26, 2017 2. me laying...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACP: Opioid Addiction Is Not a Crime (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Guidelines call for proper treatment of this chronic condition (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Fruit, Veg Consumption May Lower Psychological Stress Fruit, Veg Consumption May Lower Psychological Stress
A longitudinal study of more than 60,000 Australians showed an association between vegetable and fruit consumption and reductions in psychological stress primarily in women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

States Consider Mandatory Treatment for Opioid Abusers States Consider Mandatory Treatment for Opioid Abusers
Several states are drafting legislation to force those who abuse opioids into treatment. Such proposals are a step in the right direction, but are poorly crafted, say addiction experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pediatric ADHD Accounts for 6 Million Physician Visits Annually Pediatric ADHD Accounts for 6 Million Physician Visits Annually
US children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) made more than 6 million visits to physicians ' offices in a single year. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Preventing prison suicide: Staff perspectives.
Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League for Penal Reform are working together to investigate suicide prevention in prisons. The work explores how police, the judiciary, prisons and health care providers can collaborate to prevent people from losing their lives through suicide in prison. This is the fourth in a series of briefings. Centre for Mental Health ' s earlier briefing presented perspectives of people in or with previous experience of prison (Centre for Mental Health and Howard League, 2016). This briefing discusses the perspectives of staff working in prison as well as those reviewing clinical care post sui...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haloperidol for long-term aggression in psychosis
Psychotic disorders can lead some people to become agitated. Characterised by restlessness, excitability and irritability, this can result in verbal and physically aggressive behaviour - and both can be prolonged. Aggression within the psychiatric setting imposes a significant challenge to clinicians and risk to service users; it is a frequent cause for admission to inpatient facilities. If people continue to be aggressive it can lengthen hospitalisation. Haloperidol is used to treat people with long-term aggression. To examine whether haloperidol alone, administered orally, intramuscularly or intravenously, is an effect...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haloperidol plus promethazine for psychosis-induced aggression.
Health services often manage agitated or violent people, and such behaviour is particularly prevalent in emergency psychiatric services (10%). The drugs used in such situations should ensure that the person becomes calm swiftly and safely. To examine whether haloperidol plus promethazine is an effective treatment for psychosis-induced aggression. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: What Now for Medicaid; New Use for Spinach; Silencers and Hearing
(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 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Meet your new electronic trauma intervention
(Springer) The popular building-block computer game Tetris might be more than an idle pastime that keeps you glued to a screen. Playing it shortly after experiencing a traumatic event seems to block some of the recurrent intrusive memories that people are often left with. The proof-of-concept of the role, which Tetris could play within psychological interventions after trauma, is described in Springer Nature's journal Molecular Psychiatry, in a joint study by Lalitha Iyadurai and Emily Holmes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Alcohol use in veterans with schizophrenia less common than thought
This study was supported by the U.S.  Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research and Development Service Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, and VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About Emotional Struggles
Here ' s why it ' s important (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

Higher Suicide Risk in Veterans Who Abuse Opioids Higher Suicide Risk in Veterans Who Abuse Opioids
While drug and alcohol problems are associated with a higher risk of suicide among veterans, the increased danger is particularly high with opioid abuse, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Treat Substance Abuse as Chronic Condition, ACP Says Treat Substance Abuse as Chronic Condition, ACP Says
The American College of Physicians has issued a new policy statement with recommendations for preventing and treating substance abuse, emphasizing that it is a chronic condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Meeting name American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) 2017 Meeting name American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) 2017
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAGP 2017Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy for non-motor symptoms of Parkinson ' s disease: a clinical review
Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in Parkinson ' s disease (PD) and have a disproportionate impact on quality of life and carer burden. Pharmacological treatment is the main approach in dealing with these symptoms, but it is limited by variable efficacy and risk of drug interactions. Non-pharmacological approaches using the cognitive –behavioural therapy (CBT) model are viable alternatives and in this review paper we summarise the evidence of CBT for three of the most common psychiatric manifestations of PD: depression and anxiety, impulse-control disorders and insomnia. Most studies modified the usual CBT format to i...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Consensus for Discontinuing Mainstay Alzheimer ' s Drugs No Consensus for Discontinuing Mainstay Alzheimer ' s Drugs
Guidelines for initiating treatment of Alzheimer ' s symptoms with cholinesterase inhibitors are well established, but consensus as to when, how, and whether to discontinue treatment is lacking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

It ’s Not About the Panini: A Story About OCD and Anorexia
18 years ago I found myself drawn to a light switch. Turning the lights on and off became an ordeal as every room’s light switch hypnotized me into gliding my fingers across it, pressing my fingertips against the smooth plastic until it satisfied me. A similar undertaking occurred with door knobs. I felt the intense need to wrap my hands tightly around the knob, releasing it and then grasping it again. I did this until the tightness in my stomach dissolved, until I felt calm enough to walk away. Around the same time, intrusive thoughts infiltrated my mind. They began as the mispronunciation of words in my ...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Karina Pinzón Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Anorexia Nervosa Avoidance Body Dysmorphic Disorder Bulimia Nervosa compulsive pic Source Type: news

Knowledge, self-confidence and attitudes towards suicidal patients at emergency and psychiatric departments: a randomised controlled trial of the effects of an educational poster campaign - van Landschoot R, Portzky G, van Heeringen K.
Educational posters are used to enhance knowledge, attitudes and self-confidence of patients. Little is known on their effectiveness for educating health care professionals. As these professionals may play an important role in suicide prevention, the effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The development of psychiatric services providing an alternative to full-time hospitalization is associated with shorter length of stay in French public psychiatry - Gandr é C, Gervaix J, Thillard J, Macé JM, Roelandt JL, Chevreul K.
International recommendations for mental health care have advocated for a reduction in the length of stay (LOS) in full-time hospitalization and the development of alternatives to full-time hospitalizations (AFTH) could facilitate alignment with those reco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Psychiatric Symptoms in Patients Receiving Dolutegravir Psychiatric Symptoms in Patients Receiving Dolutegravir
Which psychiatric symptoms may be associated with the use of this antiretroviral drug -- and how often do they occur?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Antidepressants, Seizure Meds OK for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings in line with current FDA-approved drugs (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How the word 'you' helps us deal with negative experiences
'You' is one of the most commonly used words in the English language. New research examines its psychological importance and how it helps us cope. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sex may be key to a happy marriage, study finds
A study in newlyweds finds that sex leads to an 'afterglow' that lasts for 2 days, and the stronger the afterglow, the greater the marital satisfaction. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week ' s topics include ' drip and ship, ' direct to consumer ads, steroid injections for low back pain, and cancer mutations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Psychiatric comorbidity and suicidal ideation in psoriasis, melanoma and allergic disorders - Pompili M, Innamorati M, Forte A, Erbuto D, Lamis DA, Narcisi A, Rea C, Orsini D, D'Arino A, Arcese A, Bellini S, Trovarelli S, Serafini G, Amore M, Costanzo A, Girardi P.
OBJECTIVE: Psychiatric disorders and suicide risk (especially in psoriasis) are frequent and disabling conditions in patients with skin diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the risk of suicide and stressful life events in a sample of patients wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Generic (Scientific) » Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health
Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health 2017 (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Delayed Walking May Signal Spontaneous Gene Anomalies in Autism
Researchers have discovered a pattern of genetic glitches and behavioral features, such as delayed walking, in some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that could ultimately lead to identification of subgroups and improved treatment. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Dying To Go To Heaven: What The Heaven’s Gate Suicides Teach Us About Islamic Martyrdom
It was 20 years ago this week, March 20-26, 1997, that 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult “graduated” from this life to ascend to the UFO mothership that they believed would take them to an extraterrestrial paradise. I’ll never forget it. I was on book tour for Why People Believe Weird Things, and neither I nor any of my peers who study belief systems had ever heard of the cult. It was hard to fathom. Now, as I look back 20 years later, I believe the mass suicide has a deeper lesson that goes far beyond the confines of New Age fringe cults, and has relevance to understanding the motivations o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brookline mental health hospital acquired by Arizona firm
Bournewood Health System has been acquired by Arizona-based Alita Care, positioning the mental health hospital to grow in the future. Bournewood, based in Brookline, includes inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs for both adults and adolescents with psychiatric and substance abuse issues. The hospital was acquired for an undisclosed price, by Alita, which owns 16 locations throughout the country. Alita is o wned by private equity firm Kohlberg& Company. A spokeswoman said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Brookline mental health hospital acquired by Arizona firm
Bournewood Health System has been acquired by Arizona-based Alita Care, positioning the mental health hospital to grow in the future. Bournewood, based in Brookline, includes inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs for both adults and adolescents with psychiatric and substance abuse issues. The hospital was acquired for an undisclosed price, by Alita, which owns 16 locations throughout the country. Alita is o wned by private equity firm Kohlberg& Company. A spokeswoman said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.     Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com. Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Spousal Suicide Ups Morbidity, Mortality in Surviving Partner Spousal Suicide Ups Morbidity, Mortality in Surviving Partner
People bereaved by spousal suicide have a significantly higher risk for physical and mental disorders and mortality compared to the general population and those bereaved by other types of spousal death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Self-harm Episode Dramatically Raises 1-Year Suicide Risk Self-harm Episode Dramatically Raises 1-Year Suicide Risk
An episode of self-harm dramatically increases the risk for suicide within 1 year, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers
New study sheds light on the psychological effects of spiritual retreats, after finding they alter chemical systems in the brain associated with emotion. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia
A new study indicates that the causes of ALS/MND and schizophrenia are biologically linked. The scientists say that the new findings have major implications for how we classify diseases and that they challenge the existing divide between neurology and psychiatry. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mental Illness or Brain Disorder?
Why is it that the idea of “mental illness” is so much scarier to many people than any other illness? We talk freely about cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, yet whisper about Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Of course the media portrayal of these illnesses doesn’t help, but surely there must be more to it than that. While the “physical illnesses” mentioned above are seen as diseases that happen to us, the “mental illnesses” are perceived as us. We get heart disease, but we are bipolar. We get cancer, but we are obsessive-compulsive. Heart disease and cancer are separate f...
Source: Psych Central - March 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Caregivers Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Bipolar Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Mental Illness Neuroplasticity Psychology Schizophrenia Stigma Source Type: news

We are the hollow men: the worldwide epidemic of mental illness, psychiatric and behavioral emergencies, and its impact on patients and providers - Tucci V, Moukaddam N.
All across the world, patients are coming to their local Accident and Emergency Departments/Casualty Centers (EDs). They are in pain. Sometimes, their eyes scream out their suffering and other times they appear as cold, empty shells reflecting the hollowne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Possible factors influencing the duration of hospital stay in patients with psychiatric disorders attempting suicide by jumping - Omi T, Ito H, Riku K, Kanai K, Takada H, Fujimi S, Matsunaga H, Ohi K.
BACKGROUND: Patients with psychiatric disorders have a high rate of suicide. The present study investigated factors influencing hospital stays for Japanese patients with psychiatric disorders attempting suicide by jumping. METHODS: We diagnosed all... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Involvement of patients in planning their future treatment may reduce compulsory admissions to hospital.
The use of coercion in the treatment of psychiatric patients is of growing concern, particularly in the context of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml). Increasing rates of compulsory admission are one example. It is therefore important to find interventions that can prevent compulsory admission to hospital for people with severe mental illness. Approaches to reduce compulsory admission such as advance directives or compulsory treatment orders have been studied in isolation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fundamental Facts About Mental Health 2016
This year ' s Fundamental Facts follows the recent publication of the 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS). This highlights that, every week, one in six adults experiences symptoms of a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression, and one in five adults has considered taking their own life at some point. Nearly half of adults believe that, in their lifetime, they have had a diagnosable mental health problem, yet only a third have received a diagnosis. The APMS brings to the fore the widening gap between the mental health of young women and young men. Women between the ages of 16 and 24 are almost ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementation of treatment guidelines for specialist mental health care.
A huge gap exists between the production of evidence and its uptake in clinical practice settings. To fill this gap, treatment guidelines, based on explicit assessments of the evidence base, are commonly used in several fields of psychiatry, including schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. However, it remains unclear whether treatment guidelines have any material impact on provider performance and patient outcomes, and how implementation should be conducted to maximise benefit. The primary objective of this review was to examine the efficacy of guideline implementation strategies in improving process outcomes (pe...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP): A new model that addresses limitations of traditional taxonomies
(American Psychological Association) An inaugural publication from an international consortium of psychologists and psychiatrists offers a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) -- introduced by Dr. Roman Kotov and colleagues (Online First) in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology -- is a new, dimensional classification system of a wide range of psychiatric problems that was developed to reflect the state-of-the art scientific evidence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

An intriguing new gene candidate in the search for Alzheimer disease therapies
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Tau pathology is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia in older age. While symptomatic treatments exist, there are currently no preventive therapies for AD. Investigators at BWH and Rush University Medical Center reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with Tau accumulation. Published in Molecular Psychiatry, the paper describes the identification and validation of a genetic variant within the protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor-type delta (PTPRD) gene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news