What Should I Treat First, Depression or My Addiction?
Depression and Addiction Throughout life, everyone has bad days and low moments. We all get into a “funk” or have times when we feel the blues. While this is a normal part of life and reaction to stress or traumatic events, depression is an entirely different thing. According to the American Psychiatry Associaton, Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. The condition causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a pers...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - June 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Depression Depression Treatment Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment antidepressants co-occurring disorder co-occurring disorders co-occurring disorders treatment co-occurring psychological disorders depression disorder Source Type: blogs

Discussing the DNA Damage Hallmark of Aging at Long Long Life
The Long Long Life team will be putting together a set of videos in the months ahead, one for each of the Hallmarks of Aging. The first to be published covers the hallmark of DNA damage, stochastic mutational change to nuclear DNA that is widely thought to make a meaningful contribution to the dysregulation of cell behavior in aging. This is evidently the case for cancer risk, as cancer is caused by mutations that enable rampant, unregulated growth, but may only be important otherwise when mutations occur in stem cells or progenitor cells that are able to propagate the mutations widely in tissues. The Hallmarks of A...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 17, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs

Cyberbullying: The Psychological Effects on Teens
Cyberbullying is the repeated and willful use of digital technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person. Cyberbullies use cell phones, computers and tablets. They use email, text messaging, social media, apps, forums and gaming in their efforts to humiliate their peers and others. With today’s mandatory need for smartphones and 24-7 access to social media platforms, anyone can be a perpetual target. But because teens and young adults access these digital platforms so often, they are the most vulnerable. Staying “connected” online with friends is not always as innocent as it appears. He...
Source: World of Psychology - June 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John Tsilimparis, MFT Tags: Bullying Children and Teens Parenting Students Trauma Adolescence Cyberbullying Self Harm Social Isolation social media Substance Abuse Teen Depression teen suicide Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Kanye West Helping People with Bipolar Disorder?
Kanye West’s interview about living with bipolar disorder has recently made the media rounds. Mr. West speaks about not liking medication, about mania being a creative outlet, and the career edge he believes he has because of living with mental illness. Suffice to say, whenever someone gains an audience by speaking about living with bipolar disorder, our hosts are going to take notice. Do they agree with Mr. West? Listen now to find out. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Do you know many homeless schizophrenics who are eating well?” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Kanye West Bipolar&rsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - June 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Minding the Media Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: June 15, 2019
This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers ways you can be “good” at therapy (no joke), highlights an 11-year-old Montreal boy who created a video game to help kids understand mental health, how focusing on a few key habits can help keep you grounded when life gets hectic, recognizing postpartum depression in fathers, and more. Get to learning! Therapists Share 7 Ways You Can Be “Good” at Getting Therapy: No, this definitely is not about winning at therapy. You won’t find tips on how to make your therapist like you or trick your therapist into thinking you’re not as sad as you ac...
Source: World of Psychology - June 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net anxiety esketamine goals habits Happiness Luke Toledo men and postpartum depression panic Spravato Therapy Video Games workplace Source Type: blogs

The Impact of the Media ’s Glamorization of Drug Abuse on Mental Health
You're reading The Impact of the Media’s Glamorization of Drug Abuse on Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. We often hear about celebrities with addictions from various news outlets. Addiction and mental health issues can affect anyone. In fact, about 19% of all U.S. adults have dealt or are currently dealing with a mental illness, according to a national survey held by SAMHSA in 2017. The Role of Media in Drug Abuse It has been shown that the media contributes to the stigma of m...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NicoleClarke Tags: depression internet culture psychology self education self improvement celebrities with addictions celebrity overdoses role of media in drug abuse songs about drugs Source Type: blogs

Gluteomorphin: The opiate in your food
Yes: there are opiates that derive from various food proteins that exert peculiar effects on the human brain. The worst? The opiates that come from the gliadin protein of wheat and related grains. Opiate receptor researchers at the National Institutes of Health originally coined the term “gluteomorphin” nearly 40 years ago when it was determined that the gliadin protein of wheat undergoes partial digestion (since humans lack the digestive enzymes to fully digest proline-rich amino acid sequences in proteins from seeds of grasses) to yield peptides that are 4- to 5-amino acids long. Some of these peptides w...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Opioids addictive binge eating bulimia eating disorders Gliadin opiates wheat belly Source Type: blogs

8 Ways to Write Away Your Worries
You are worried about a litany of things, and it feels like these worries are pelting you in the head like balls from a pitching machine. You are worried about your upcoming presentation. You are worried your house won’t sell. You are worried the weather will be terrible on your vacation. You are worried your daughter is upset with you. You are worried you said something offensive to your new colleague. You are worried you didn’t pay an important bill—or do something else that’s important. And you are worried about a hundred other things that you’re worried you won’t remember—or ca...
Source: World of Psychology - June 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Creativity General Habits Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress Brainstorming Creative Outlet Creative Writing Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Meet the Schizophrenic Stunt Girl and YouTuber
 Rachel Star Withers is a speaker, YouTuber, and lives with schizophrenia. She is also a professional stunt woman and tends to describe herself as a “schizo stunt girl.”     In this episode, Rachel tells us a little of her history with the disease and details how she first started in mental illness activism.  Originally meant to just help other people with schizophrenia know that they were not alone, her YouTube channel, RachelStarLive, has become the longest existing chronicle of a personal experience with schizophrenia.  Listen Now! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ...
Source: World of Psychology - June 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Peer Support Podcast Schizophrenia The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Physician Suicide
Dr Andrew Tabner Physician Suicide A friend of mine killed himself recently. This is a call to arms. As a profession it’s time for us to wake up to this problem, and to act. (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr Andrew Tabner Tags: SMILE2 Wellness Physician Suicide Source Type: blogs

5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction
What Are 5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction? Addiction always stems from a root cause, also known as one of the reasons for addiction. It is extremely important to treat both the root cause of the addiction in addition to the physical addiction itself. Staying sober involves much more than just detoxing from drugs or alcohol and abstaining from them in the future. It also involves finding the underlying reasons for the addiction and treating that as well, so that it does not exacerbate the addiction in the future. This is why so many people fail when they attempt to quit using drugs or alcohol cold turkey. While there can ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - June 4, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Abuse Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Alcoholism Anxiety Children Depression Depression Treatment Drug Treatment LGBT LGBTQ Mental Health Painkiller Source Type: blogs

How secondary post-traumatic stress contributes to physician burnout
Physicians have the highest rate of suicide of any profession in the U.S., including military service. We lose about one doctor per day in the U.S. to suicide. The high levels of stress, lack of sleep, ease of self-medication, and reluctance to seek mental health treatment are among the reasons for these high numbers. But […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/laura-shamblin" rel="tag" > Laura Shamblin, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Practice Management Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: June 1, 2019
Happy June, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net is packed with information about exercise and anxiety (and it’s probably not what you’re expecting), the unhealthy relationship between self-worth and professional achievements, the new official definition of work-related burnout, and more. Can Working Out Make Your Anxiety Worse? Experts Weigh In: You probably associate exercise with anxiety in the way that exercise is a great way to manage anxiety, and that’s true — just not true for everyone. Holistic psychiatrist Ellen Vora, M.D. and gynecologist and obstetrician Anna Cabeca,...
Source: World of Psychology - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net achievements Anthony Rostain anxiety campus mental health Children chronic workplace stress college Emily Esfahani Smith Exercise Janet Hibbs kids military school counseling services self-worth Seth Source Type: blogs

A physician ’s sudden, disastrous day. And its tragic consequences.
An excerpt from  Physician Suicide: Cases and Commentaries. “Dear Richard and Yvonne, I feel I have no choice but to end my life and am doing so in the hope that you will take this letter and employ it in the way that I suggest below. Please use what has happened to me as an example […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/peter-yellowlees" rel="tag" > Peter Yellowlees, MBBS, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Understanding Machine Learning And Deep Learning In Medicine
Algorithms, datasets, machine learning, deep learning, cognitive computing, big data, and artificial intelligence: IT expressions that took over the language of 21st-century healthcare with surprising force. If medical professionals want to get ahead of the curve, they rather get familiarized with the basics of A.I. and have an idea of what medical problems they aim to solve. So, let’s take a closer look at machine learning and deep learning in medicine. The ante-room of artificial intelligence The term “artificial intelligence” might be misleading as due to the overuse of the expression, its meanin...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine AI algorithm deep learning Health Healthcare Innovation machine learning smart smart algorithm smart health technology Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Being a Professional Musician with Bipolar Disorder
 There are a huge number of individuals with mental illnesses who have successful, fulfilling careers, despite the setbacks of their illnesses. In this episode, we’re joined by Erika Nielsen, a professional cellist, who shares the story of her diagnosis, the changes she had to make in her life, what it was like “coming out” as having bipolar disorder, and much more.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Erika Nielsen is a Canadian cellist, writer, and artist based in Toronto. Erika has a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, collaborative arti...
Source: World of Psychology - May 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: Bipolar General Professional The Psych Central Show Career Gabe Howard Musician Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

People Who Self-Harm May Be Compensating For Their Difficulty Interpreting Bodily Signals of Emotion
By Emma Young I hurt myself today To see if I still feel From Hurt by Johnny Cash  Deliberate self-injury (without the intent to commit suicide) is widely thought to be a way that some people, especially teenagers and young adults, cope with or express feelings that they find overwhelming. However, a set of three studies published as a preprint at PsyArXiv by psychologists at Swansea University, reveals that difficulties with perceiving and interpreting the bodily signals of emotion may also play a role – a finding that could help inspire new treatment approaches.  Previously, interviews with people w...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Mental health Suicide/ self-harm Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Becoming a Parent with Mental Illness
Having children is a deeply personal choice and one that should not be taken lightly. Ensuring that you are financially able, emotionally stable, and mature enough to withstand the rigors of parenting is something that every person must do. All that said, how does one factor their own mental illness concerns into the decision? Should people like Gabe and Michelle – one who lives with bipolar and the other, schizophrenia – have children? Is the risk of passing on the burdens of mental illness too great of a risk? Does having mental illness mean you can’t be a good parent? Where is the line? Our hosts disc...
Source: World of Psychology - May 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Parenting Relationships Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 27th 2019
In this study, we found that cofilin competes with tau for direct microtubule binding in vitro, in cells, and in vivo, which inhibits tau-induced microtubule assembly. Genetic reduction of cofilin mitigates tauopathy and synaptic defects in Tau-P301S mice and movement deficits in tau transgenic C. elegans. The pathogenic effects of cofilin are selectively mediated by activated cofilin, as active but not inactive cofilin selectively interacts with tubulin, destabilizes microtubules, and promotes tauopathy. These results therefore indicate that activated cofilin plays an essential intermediary role in neurotoxic signaling th...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 26, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: May 25, 2019
This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at the alternatives to turning your hobby into a job, whether or not a person’s “true self” actually exists, the ending of Game of Thrones and the beginning of our parasocial breakup, and more. Enjoy! You Don’t Have to Monetize Your Joy: When we enjoy something, and we’re really good at it, it’s common for people to suggest we figure out how to make money at it. Turn it into a job, or a business, or find a company looking to hire someone who can do precisely what it is enjoy doing and do well. However, even if the idea sounds intri...
Source: World of Psychology - May 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net entitled Essentialism Game of Thrones Hobbies Millennials Narcissistic parasocial breakup patient advocacy Patrick Mulvaney True Self Source Type: blogs

Withdrawing Life Support: Only One Person ’s View Matters
Dominic Wilkinson, University of Oxford Shortly before Frenchman Vincent Lambert’s life support was due to be removed, doctors at Sebastopol Hospital in Reims, France, were ordered to stop. An appeal court ruled that life support must continue. Lambert was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in 2008 and has been diagnosed as being in a […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Dominic Wilkinson Tags: Health Care Neuroethics bioethics Disability, Chronic Conditions and Rehabilitation Dominic Wilkinson's Posts Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Future of Psychiatry: Telehealth, Chatbots, and Artificial Intelligence
Could a chatbot, an online community, or a telepsychiatry solution offer meaningful help for people who are fighting mental health issues? Could virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or genetics appear as elements of assistance in the toolkit of medical professionals in the fields dealing with the human psyche? While we agree that medical fields requiring the most empathy and human touch will most probably not be swept away by new innovations, we looked thoroughly at how technology will appear in the future of psychiatry. Perhaps even help heal the cursed prince from Beauty and the Beast? The human touch is indispen...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Virtual Reality in Medicine AI apps AR artificial intelligence digital health digital health technologies health apps Innovation mental health psychiatry psychology technology VR Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Mental Health Info – Telling Fact from Fiction
 Being hospitalized for any reason is never a fun time, but there are some instances where it can be a harrowing experience. This is especially true for psychiatric patients, who are already in a crisis even before being plunged into the hospital atmosphere, which can overwhelm them. This disconnect between patients and hospital staff has long been an issue. Today’s guest shares some insights on her work to improve this relationship.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest John M. Grohol, Psy.D. is the founder & CEO of PsychCentral.com, a mental health a...
Source: World of Psychology - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General Research The Psych Central Show Dr John Grohol Gabe Howard Internet Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

Ketamine for major depression: New tool, new questions
Ketamine was once used mainly as an anesthetic on battlefields and in operating rooms. Now this medication is gaining ground as a promising treatment for some cases of major depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the US, recent estimates show 16 million adults had an episode of major depression in the course of a year. Suicide rates rose substantially between 1999 and 2016, increasing by more than 30% in 25 states. Because of its rapid action, ketamine could have a role to play in helping to prevent suicide. Why is ketamine exciting for treating depression? If a person responds to ketamine, it c...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert C. Meisner, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Health Health trends Mental Health Source Type: blogs

A Conservative View of the Present State of Senolytic Development for Rejuvenation
Here, one of the leading researchers working on the biochemistry of senescent cells - and their relevance to aging - considers the state of development of senolytic therapies. These are treatments, largely small molecule drugs at this stage, but also including suicide gene therapies, immunotherapies, and more, that are capable of selectively destroying some fraction of the senescent cells present in old tissues. There is tremendous enthusiasm in the scientific and development communities for the potential to create significant degrees of rejuvenation via this approach. The results in mice are far and away more impressive a...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 22, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

New Insights Into Hikikomori – People Who Withdraw From Society For Months Or Years On End
By Emma Young Hikikomori is a dark term that describes people who stay holed up in their homes, or even just their bedrooms, isolated from everyone except their family, for many months or years. The phenomenon has captured the popular imagination with many articles appearing in the mainstream media in recent years, but, surprisingly, it isn’t well understood by psychologists.  The condition was first described in Japan, but cases have since been reported in countries as far apart as Oman, Indian, the US and Brazil. No one knows how many hikikomori exist (the term refers both to the condition and the people with ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Cross-cultural Mental health Source Type: blogs

Environmental Effects on the Mind and Body:  Depression Relief
Nature is an important aspect of our daily lives that is too often taken for granted. Now, in our technologically-driven society, we are often shut away from nature, and the times that we are out in nature, we are unable to appreciate it in its entire splendor. It is hard to truly separate yourself from the rest of the world, considering we are always “on”, but the effects of doing so prove beneficial to your general well-being and emotional clarity. “[We] are all a part of nature. We are born in nature; our bodies are formed of nature; we live by the rules of nature,” writes Wesley P. Sc...
Source: World of Psychology - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Taylor Bourassa Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression General Research Sunlight Vitamin D Source Type: blogs

When should physicians provide a good death?
By Mark McQuain A recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Perspective by Deborah Denno, Ph.D., J.D., entitled “Physician Participation in Lethal Injection” (subscription or limited free access required) discussed physician involvement in state-sanctioned capital punishment by lethal injection. Some of the arguments for physician involvement in euthanasia (“a good death”) or Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) … Continue reading "When should physicians provide a good death?" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - May 21, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Mark McQuain Tags: Health Care bioethics euthanasia human dignity physician assisted suicide syndicated Source Type: blogs

Coaching and Leadership Training Can Help Med Students Avoid Burnout
Jack Penner JP Mikhaie Margaret Cary By MARGARET CARY, JACK PENNER, and JP MIKHAIE Burnout is one of the biggest problems physicians face today. We believe that addressing it early — in medical school — through coaching gives physicians the tools they need to maintain balance and meaning in their personal and professional lives. We say that after reading comments from participants in our coaching program, “A Whole New Doctor,” developed at Georgetown University School of Medicine. This program, born almost by chance, provides executive coaching and leadership training to medical stude...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Physicians A Whole New Doctor Burnout Jack Penner JP Mikhaie Margaret Cary Medical Education Source Type: blogs

Podcast: What ’s So Inspirational About a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic?
 Throughout our lives, we are inspired by many people, from our parents to our teachers to celebrities to great thinkers of the past and present. And sometimes, we find ourselves being an inspiration for others. Also, sometimes, this fact surprises us. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle talk about both being inspired by others and how it feels to be an inspiration to others.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “In the right light, all of us are fantastic. In the right, light we all suck.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Inspiration’ Episode [00:30] Is Michelle amazing? [3:30] Is G...
Source: World of Psychology - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Inspiration & Hope Schizophrenia Success & Achievement Source Type: blogs

Sign our Letter to the G7 Today to Make a Difference for Youth Mental Health
Join Us: #ChangeDirection Want to make a difference in youth mental health? Sign on now to drive global collective action for youth mental health, as we petition G7 Leaders to make mental health a priority.  Help us get the word out. Share this with your friends and encourage them to join us in solidarity to demand action now by world leaders. Show the extent of the passion around the world for youth mental health. We must shine a light on the widespread but often “invisible” social and economic costs of mental illness, uniting mental health efforts around the world to mobilize political leadership. ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathryn Goetzke Tags: Children and Teens General Parenting Policy and Advocacy Adolescence G7 High School Youth Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Humanizing the Patient Experience
Being hospitalized for any reason is never a fun time, but there are some instances where it can be a harrowing experience. This is especially true for psychiatric patients, who are already in a crisis even before being plunged into the hospital atmosphere, which can overwhelm them. This disconnect between patients and hospital staff has long been an issue. Today’s guest shares some insights on her work to improve this relationship.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Since 2017, Gretchen L. Ramsey, MPS has been the Director of Patient Experience at Geisinger Ho...
Source: World of Psychology - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General The Psych Central Show Treatment Gabe Howard patient experience Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

This Really Has To Be Unequivocally Good News For Those Under Stress.
This appeared last week:Google backs Australian 'world-first suicide surveillance' AI projectGoogle.org giving $1.2 million grant and support to Turning Point, Monash University effortGeorge Nott (Computerworld) 09 May, 2019 12:36 Australian addiction treatment and research centre Turning Point has been named as one of 20 organisations globally to take a share in US$25 million funding from Google ’s charitable arm, Google.org.The A$1.21 million will be used by the centre for a three-year project to establish a “world-first suicide surveillance system”, with Monash University and the Eastern Health Fo...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Common Signs of Someone Who May Be Suicidal
About 70 percent of people who commit suicide give some sort of verbal or nonverbal clue about their intention to end their life. That means you could be in a position to guide someone to get help before they commit the one action that can never be taken back. While 30,000 Americans die each year due to suicide, more than 800,000 Americans attempt suicide. Although women attempt suicide three times as often as men, men are four times more likely to be successful in their attempt. Warning signs of suicide are not difficult to spot, but professionals differentiate between someone who simply has a passing thought of suicide o...
Source: World of Psychology - May 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Depression Support Suicidal Thoughts Suicide Source Type: blogs

But Maybe Autism Parents Can Let Go?
What’s the other side of the “I can never die?” plaint of the autism parent? I’ve done a lot of writing about the need for more protections of our vulnerable guys who do not live with us. Even so, for many of us that is not a sustainable solution. And we are not the center of the issue, even though we love our children and want to protect them. No, they themselves are. And it is their right as human beings to claim their independence if that is what they wish. So — perhaps we parents can take a lesson from — of all things — the story of Abraham and Isaac. Not the sacrifice part &md...
Source: Susan's Blog - May 13, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Susan Senator Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

There Is Limited Evidence To Support The Widely Held Belief That Psychotherapy Changes The Body As Well As The Mind
By guest blogger Tomasz Witkowski Looking at the latest epidemiological data, it could be argued that we are in the midst of a pandemic of mental illness, of dimensions never before seen in human history. The WHO estimates that over 350 million people around the world are presently suffering from depression, which constitutes almost 5-6 per cent of the population. At its extreme, depression may lead to suicide, by which it is estimated that around 1 million people die every year. And the numbers continue growing. Faced with this rising tide of illness, it is impossible to overestimate the importance of hard facts and ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - May 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: biological guest blogger Health Mental health Therapy Source Type: blogs

Automatic Negative Thoughts: Got ANTS on the Brain?
Numbers bandied about from many sources indicate that adults have somewhere between 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day. Most are repetitive and many are negative. Two important questions call to be answered: Where do the thoughts originate? What are we to do with them? The response to the first comes from a portion of the brain known as the claustrum. It is defined as, “a thin, irregular, sheet-like neuronal structure hidden beneath the inner surface of the neocortex.” It is connected to the switching on of thoughts. The response to the second is equally complicated. As I am writing this article, my mind ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Brain and Behavior Memory and Perception Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: May 11, 2019
This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers the health benefits of pet ownership, an interesting method for sticking to positive habit changes, how listening to others’ mental health recovery stories can help you, and more. Enjoy! Talking to Your Pet Is Not So Wacky After All. It’s Actually Good for You — and Your Health: Research says loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Could pet ownership help combat loneliness and all its health consequences? Instagram Co-Launches a Mental Health Awareness Campaign to Help People Find Support: Instagram and the American ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Bullying Children and Teens Family Habits Psychology Around the Net Research Technology Adolescents American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Epilepsy family diagnosis instagram Mental Health Awareness Mothers Obesity Positi Source Type: blogs

Hope Contagion: 13 Reasons Why It ’ s Time to Change Direction
There are so many reasons more, but let’s start with 13. As we can argue all day about if suicide contagion is “real”, yet why not focus on Hope? Our goal is to come up with a Hope contagion, and we need your help to make it possible. The reasons why we need to change direction to hope, now, are endless. We compiled many statistics on hopelessness, and as you will see they are shocking. But instead of focusing on the statistics, let’s just look at the news. The college entrance scandal, the #MeToo movement, weapon carrying to school, teen suicide & contagion, and more. Believe it or not, each an...
Source: World of Psychology - May 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathryn Goetzke Tags: Suicide Source Type: blogs

Undoing the harm: Tapering down from high-dose opioids
For many years, health care providers like me were told that we were undertreating pain and that pain was a vital sign that needed to be measured. Concurrently, we were reassured that opioids were a safe and effective way to treat pain, with very little potential for development of abuse. As a result, opioid prescriptions in the United States skyrocketed. A common way to compare opioids is to calculate their strength relative to morphine, called morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs. In 1992, our country dispensed 25 billion MMEs of prescription opioids; by 2011, that number had reached 242 billion. Meanwhile, opioid-rel...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Weiner, MD Tags: Addiction Pain Management Risks and Prevention Source Type: blogs

Podcast: What Do We Know About Trauma?
 Emotional trauma can have many sources, and it affects people of all ages. But it doesn’t express itself the same way for everyone. Pulling from his years as a psychologist and hundreds of personal interviews, this week’s guest discusses the different forms of trauma, the correlations between trauma and psychosis, and much more.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early p...
Source: World of Psychology - May 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness The Psych Central Show Trauma Emotional Trauma Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

The nuances between palliative care vs. physician-assisted suicide
Sometimes referred to as“right-to-die,”“physician-assisted suicide” laws make it possible for terminally ill patients to use prescribed medications to end their lives instead of facing a protracted death. The latest state to pass legislation allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives was New Jersey. The law will go into effect on August 1. […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-tolliver" rel="tag" > Kevin Tolliver, MD, MBA < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Palliative Care Source Type: blogs

Small Things I Do Every Day to Manage My Depression
Some days you feel well, and other days, darkness envelopes you. You feel achingly sad, or you feel absolutely nothing. You’re exhausted, and every task feels too big to start. You feel weighed down, as though there are sandbags attached to your shoulders. Managing the symptoms of depression can be hard. But even the smallest steps taken every day (or on most days) can make a significant difference. Below, you’ll learn how five different women live with depression on a daily basis, and the small, yet pivotal actions they take. Having a daily routine. “Having a daily routine helps me push through the days ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Habits Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Self Care self-compassion Source Type: blogs

Private Health Insurance Organizations Shouldn ’t Dictate Quality of Care
By LYNLY JEANLOUIS Health insurance companies are standing in the way of many patients receiving affordable, quality healthcare. Insurance companies have been denying patient claims for medical care, all while increasing monthly premiums for most Americans. Many of the nation’s largest healthcare payers are private “for-profit” companies that are focused on generating profits through the healthcare system. Through a rigorous approval/denial system, health insurance companies can dictate the type care patients receive. In some cases, this has resulted in patients foregoing life-saving treatments or proc...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Health insurance Lynly Jeanlouis private health insurance Quality improvement Quality of care Source Type: blogs

Researchers Say Growing Up With A Troubled Or Harsh Father Can Influence Women ’s Expectations Of Men, And, In Turn, Their Sexual Behaviour
By Emma Young The power (or powerlessness) of parents to shape their children for good or ill continues to preoccupy psychologists and the public alike. Among evolutionary-minded developmental psychologists, one specific idea is that girls’ later attitudes to relationships is influenced by their fathers’ behaviour. For instance, US research has found that girls with disengaged, harsh, and often absent fathers are known to start having sex at a younger age, and to have more sexual partners. However many questions about these findings remain. For example: might other aspects of the girls’ childhoods be invo...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - May 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Dating Developmental evolutionary psych Sex Source Type: blogs

Preventing Youth Suicide: Strategies That Work
American children are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. Over 7 percent of high school students say they engaged in non-fatal suicidal behavior, while 17 percent say they seriously considered suicide within the previous year, according to a nationwide survey. For children under 15, the prevalence of death by suicide nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017. Considering these sobering statistics, it’s no surprise that suicide has become the second leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Sadly, many parents don’t recognize the signs of depression in their children until a crisis occurs. ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachael Reeder, LCSW Tags: Children and Teens Communication Depression Parenting Suicide Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Does Sleeping Alleviate Mental Illness Symptoms?
In conclusion. In conclusion, if you want to have a good prosperous life, practice good sleep hygiene and make Gabe happy because he really likes this topic. Everyone, if you like A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes. Listen to us everywhere, write us a review, give us five stars, tell us you love us, tell the world you love us, share everything. We love you and we hope you love us. Thank you everybody. Announcer: You’ve been listening to A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast. If you love this episode, don’t keep it to yourself head over to iTunes or your preferred podcast ap...
Source: World of Psychology - May 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Depression Schizophrenia Sleep Source Type: blogs

Sri Lanka's Easter Attacks: Dismantling Myths to Prevent the Next Attack
On Easter Sunday, suicide bombers hit six locations across Sri Lanka, killing and wounding hundreds of people. Even before ISIS claimed responsibility, there was no obvious connection to the quarter-century of violence that afflicted the nation until 2009. It is worth dismantling a few myths that might prevent better preparation for similar attacks in the future. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - May 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jonah Blank Source Type: blogs

What I Want Someone Who ’s Overwhelmed with Their Mood Disorder to Know
You have depression, or bipolar disorder. And on some days, you feel like you’re treading water—at best. You’re tired of struggling. You’re tired of regularly feeling tired. You’re angry that your to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. You’re angry that you have to deal with so much darkness day in and day out. Some days are just hard. Some days you feel so overwhelmed. It is on these days that you probably feel like the only person on the planet who’s struggling with persistent symptoms. Thankfully, you’re not. And thankfully, it will get better. We asked individua...
Source: World of Psychology - May 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Depression Disorders General Inspiration & Hope Self-Help Mood Disorder overwhelm peer support Source Type: blogs

Body Dysmorphic Disorder ’ s Impact on Kids Today
The teenage years are hard on kids’ sense of identity and self-esteem, especially as their bodies and minds are changing and growing at a rapid rate. As a parent, it may feel like you are jumping through mental and emotional hoops, doing your best to build up your child while still maintaining discipline. However, adolescents who struggle with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) may need more help than most parents may realize. Body Dysmorphic Disorder Strikes At A Vulnerable Age Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental disorder that leads individuals to constantly think about their perceived appearance flaws. These flaws may...
Source: World of Psychology - May 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tyler Jacobson Tags: Eating Disorders Parenting Perfectionism Adolescence Body dysmorphia Body Image Teenagers Source Type: blogs