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Characteristics and triage of children presenting in mental health crisis to emergency departments at Detroit regional hospitals - Williams K, Levine AR, Ledgerwood DM, Amirsadri A, Lundahl LH.
OBJECTIVES: The number of children in the United States utilizing emergency department (ED) services for psychiatric crises is increasing, and psychiatric-related ED visits disproportionately burden hospital resources. Yet, there is limited available infor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Confirmed: ADHD Brain Is Different Confirmed: ADHD Brain Is Different
The largest imaging study to date shows delayed development of five brain regions in children with ADHD, suggesting it is a neurologic disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

South Africa: Psychiatric Patients to Be Moved From NGOs Next Week
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa says the transfer of psychiatric patients, who are still under NGO facilities, will begin next week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Minister Motsoaledi to Brief MPs On Esidimeni Deaths
[News24Wire] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is on Thursday expected to brief Parliament on the deaths of psychiatric patients transferred from Life Esidimeni clinics to NGOs in Gauteng. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The link between dissociation and both suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-injury: meta-analyses - Calati R, Bensassi I, Courtet P.
Dissociative disorders (DD) are frequently associated with suicidal behaviors. We performed the first meta-analysis of studies comparing rates of suicide attempts (SA) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in psychiatric individuals with and without DD. We i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Jainism - its relevance to psychiatric practice; with special reference to the practice of Sallekhana - Somasundaram O, Tejus Murthy AG, Raghavan DV.
Jainism is one of the oldest religions of India. Since the founding of the religion, Jainism has given prominence to Sallekhana, death by ritual fasting facing north, as exemplified in the deaths of Bhadrabahu and Chandragupta Maurya. The controversy wheth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Reincarceration risk among men with mental illnesses leaving prison: a risk environment analysis - Barrenger SL, Draine J, Angell B, Herman D.
Reentry interventions for persons with mental illness leaving prison have consisted primarily of linkage to mental health services and have produced mixed results on psychiatric and criminal recidivism. These interventions primarily focus on intra-individu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A methodology for assessing deployment trauma and its consequences in OEF/OIF/OND veterans: the TRACTS longitudinal prospective cohort study - McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Fonda JR, Fortier CB.
Many US veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq have multiple physical and psychiatric problems. A major focus of research has been on determining the effects of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), but mTBI is rarely diagnosed in the absence of co-occurring condi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk of suicide according to the level of psychiatric contact in the older people: analysis of national health insurance databases in Taiwan - Yeh ST, Ng YY, Wu SC.
PURPOSE: Suicide in the older people is a serious problem worldwide; however the effect of psychiatric contact on the risk of suicide has not been fully explored. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychiatric contact and sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Impact of child maltreatment on meaning in life in psychiatric patients - Weibel S, Vidal S, Oli é E, Hasler R, Torriani C, Prada P, Courtet P, Guillaume S, Perroud N, Huguelet P.
Child maltreatment (CM) worsens prognosis and quality of life in several psychiatric conditions. Meaning in life is a construct which relates to the sense of purpose that one can perceive in life, and is a key aspect of recovery in psychiatric patients. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A cycles-breaking framework to disrupt intergenerational patterns of maltreatment and vulnerability during the childbearing year - Sperlich M, Seng J, Rowe H, Fisher J, Cutherbert C, Taylor J.
We propose a cycles-breaking conceptual framework to guide perinatal research, interventions, and clinical innovations that can prevent or disrupt intergenerational cycles of childhood maltreatment and psychiatric vulnerability. The framework is grounded i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social science's curious war with pop culture and how it was lost: the media violence debate and the risks it holds for social science - Ferguson CJ, Beresin E.
For nearly half a century, psychologists, pediatricians and psychiatrists have studied the potential impact of media violence on aggression and societal violence, particularly among youth. Despite hundreds of studies, scholars have failed to find consensus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Bad hospital design is making us sicker
Research supports an urgent need to change the way we build, maintain and work in hospitals, and many facilities could do more to promote rest and healing while preventing stress and infection. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - February 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depression or Dementia? Imaging May Solve Diagnostic Dilemma Depression or Dementia? Imaging May Solve Diagnostic Dilemma
Decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain seen on brain imaging may help differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, new research suggests. But questions remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study
Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review
Along with improving physical mobility, breaking a sweat seems to counteract mental deficits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Stress Hormone May Help Explain Health Advantages of Marriage Stress Hormone May Help Explain Health Advantages of Marriage
Married couples may be healthier than single, divorced or widowed adults at least in part because they have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a recent study suggests. (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

‘ Off - Label ’ Antidepressants Common, But Where ’ s the Evidence?
One - third are prescribed for conditions like pain or migraine with little scientific backup, study says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Depression Screening in Primary Care Still Rare Depression Screening in Primary Care Still Rare
Despite recommendations supporting universal depression screening, only 4% of primary care practices report they routinely provide it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

After Stroke, ‘ Blue ’ Light May Help Beat the Blues
Akin to sunlight, it could ward off depression during rehab, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Association between substance use diagnoses and psychiatric disorders in  an adolescent and young adult clinic-based population - Welsh JW, Knight JR, Hou SS, Malowney M, Schram P, Sherritt L, Boyd JW.
PURPOSE: Adolescents with substance use disorders are more likely to have a current psychiatric disorder. However, when compared with the adult literature, there is relatively limited information regarding the specific co-occurrence of certain mental healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Linked To Powerful Drop In Teen Suicide Rate
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.    function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.calle...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelzman ' s Picks: GOP Rhetoric on ACA Grows More Nuanced
(MedPage Today) -- Also: What ' s in the new Common Rule (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Spoiler Alert! Most People Don ’ t Want to Know the Future
Part of the concern: worry over pending unpleasant events, study found (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 22, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Bleeding Strokes Take Heavy Toll on Brain
Study found increased risk of dementia, depression in five years following brain attack (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings
And that ' s especially true for women, study suggests (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 21, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease
Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Anthropologist psychiatrist sees global health through a cultural prism
As a pre-med major at UC San Diego studying biochemistry, Ippolytos Kalofonos discovered his future career while listening to a guest lecturer at an undergraduate seminar.Here was a field that wove together his interests in health, medicine and social context, he learned after listening to the medical anthropologist. Kalofonos was always interested in broader issues beyond the lab where he worked. He volunteered at a Red Cross emergency room in Tijuana, and was struck by the various forms of inequality “that were swirling around me” locally, nationally and globally.“I was really excited by the idea of medicine as a s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MDLive expands to offer behavioral telemedicine services in all 50 states
Telemedicine provider MDLive, which has a behavioral health network of more than 1,300 mental health professionals, is now offering virtual psychiatric services with contracted psychiatrists in all 50 states. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Feeling Good about Chronic Pain; Freezing Genitals; Geezer Stoners
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain
(University of Cambridge) Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The study, published today in Translational Psychiatry, raises hopes that there may be a biomarker -- a biological measure of addiction -- that could be used as a target for future treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Thinking like an athlete can decrease anxiety
Learning how to slow one ’s body down is the most important thing for being able to perform at your best and overcome anxiety. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - February 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage was legalized
Fewer U.S. teens attempted suicide in states where same-sex marriage was legal in the years leading up to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling upholding gay marriage. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - February 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain
Researchers suggest making friends of all ages (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 21, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests
Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Antidepressants may not be perfect, but they DO save lives
As a psychiatrist, Professor Carmine Pariante has treated thousands of people over the past 25 years for debilitating clinical depression. He writes that antidepressants do help in many cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP: Treatment, Not Punishment, Best for Opioid Abuse in Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Also, two studies examined risk of opioids to young children (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

RheumNow: Chronic Pain Associated with Poverty and Less Education
(MedPage Today) -- A recent analysis examined pain disparities among older adults (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Acupuncture Lessens Migraine Attacks in Chinese Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But lack of full blinding a major trial limitation (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperammonemia?
Discussion Reye’s syndrome (RS)is named for Dr. Douglas Reye who along with Drs. G. Morgan and J. Baral described encephalopathy and fatty accumulation and degeneration in children in a 1963 Lancet article. RS usually affects children but can occur at all ages. All organs can be affected but the liver and brain are primarily affected causing liver failure and encephalopathy as toxic metabolites (especially ammonia) accumulate, and intracranial hypertension and cerebral edema occurs. As the ammonia levels begin to rise (> 100 mg/dL) patients lose their appetite, have nausea and emesis and mental status changes whic...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Same - Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides
Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 20, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Stress Buster
5 stress management tips you can use at work (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Mental illness and heart disease are often found in the same patients
Researchers are discovering some surprising ties between cardiac health and mental health. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - February 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week ' s topics include risks of gestational diabetes, managing low back pain, ED physician opioid prescribing, and cooling the scalp for chemotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

This Is What Obamacare's Critics Won't Admit Or Simply Don't Understand
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); THOUSAND OAKS, California ― Maryann Hammers is likely to die from ovarian cancer someday. But she hopes someday won&rsqu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Dems, GOP Squabble over CMS Nominee
(MedPage Today) -- Also: healthcare projected as almost 20% of the economy in 2025 (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Fathers get depressed during and after pregnancy, too
A new study says some men also experience depression during and after their female partners' pregnancies. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - February 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Air Pollution Linked To Millions Of Premature Births Around The Globe
This study highlights that air pollution may not just harm people who are breathing the air directly ― it may also seriously affect a baby in its mother’s womb,” Dr. Chris Malley, a researcher at the University of York and the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “Preterm births associated with this exposure not only contribute to infant mortality, but can have life-long health effects in survivors.” For the study, researchers from Sweden, the U.S. and the U.K. looked at data on air pollution levels in different countries, analyzing PM levels by region. Then, they compared PM level...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Air Pollution Linked To Millions Of Premature Births Around The Globe
This study highlights that air pollution may not just harm people who are breathing the air directly ― it may also seriously affect a baby in its mother’s womb,” Dr. Chris Malley, a researcher at the University of York and the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “Preterm births associated with this exposure not only contribute to infant mortality, but can have life-long health effects in survivors.” For the study, researchers from Sweden, the U.S. and the U.K. looked at data on air pollution levels in different countries, analyzing PM levels by region. Then, they compared PM level...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Won’t Make America Great Until We Trump Addiction And Mental Health
With millions of Americans potentially losing access to health care, and an addiction crisis that’s draining our resources every day it goes unaddressed, we must take a moment to reflect on those American ideals and ethics that we hold so dearly. Access to mental health and addiction treatment facilitated by the Affordable Care Act allows millions to seek affordable and effective treatment for otherwise terribly expensive chronic health conditions. Between 2010 and 2015, the share of people foregoing mental health care due to cost has fallen by about one-third for people below 400 percent of the federal poverty level...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news