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

Mental Illness Deniers Are as Dangerous as Climate Change Deniers
Back in the mid-80’s, I was one of a few, fortunate psychiatrists in Massachusetts in charge of administering the just-released atypical antipsychotic medication clozapine. In our clinic, its use was still limited to a small number of carefully-selected patients with schizophrenia who had not responded to any of the conventional antipsychotic agents. Harry was one of my first clozapine patients. He had been an inpatient for much of his adult life, and was widely thought to be a “lost cause.” For many years, Harry had been tormented by threatening “voices” urging him to harm either himself or ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ronald Pies, M.D. Tags: Antipsychotic Bipolar Disorders Medications Psychiatry Schizophrenia Stigma Antipsychiatry Denial Hospitalization Mental Health over-prescription Stigmatization Thomas Szasz Source Type: blogs

Physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the World Medical Association
The World Medical Association (WMA) is cogitating on physician-assisted suicide. Their current statement, adopted in 1992, “editorially revised” in 2005, and reaffirmed in 2015, is as follows: Physician-assisted suicide, like euthanasia, is unethical and must be condemned by the medical profession. Where the assistance of the physician is intentionally and deliberately directed at enabling an … Continue reading "Physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the World Medical Association" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - May 4, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: D. Joy Riley Tags: Health Care bioethics Canadian Medical Association euthanasia physician assisted suicide Royal Dutch Medical Association syndicated World Medical Association Source Type: blogs

Small Things I Do Every Day to Manage My Bipolar Disorder
Living with bipolar disorder can feel overwhelming. Maybe you’re tired of the ups and downs of different episodes—the soaring energy, the debilitating fatigue, the racing I-need-to-do-everything-and-I-need-to-do-it-now thoughts, and the dark, decelerated, bleak thoughts. Maybe you’re exhausted from struggling with an especially stubborn and deep depression, which makes it tough to concentrate on anything, and feels like you’re walking through a river of waist-high molasses in a fog. Managing bipolar disorder can feel overwhelming, too. What can make it much easier is getting effective treatment...
Source: World of Psychology - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode Hypomania Manic Episode Mood Disorder Self Care self-compassion Source Type: blogs

Healthline's Best Depression Bloggers for 2019
Facebook isn’t always the best curator of excellent content. If you’re looking for people who write about depression, you are going to loveHealthline’s new list.I am honored to be included in Healthline’sBest Depression Blogs of 2019. This is my fourth year to be listed. What a wonderful resource they have put together for you.Many mental health sites have made curated lists of depression bloggers over the years (you can find some of themhere), but Healthline’s is the most consistent year over year. You should bookmark the link. They update it every Spring with their new selections. Read on fo...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Depression Goodreads Hobnobbing Source Type: blogs

Does ’ 13 Reasons Why ’ Increase Suicide Rates?
Conflicting research released last month gave us a very unclear answer about whether simply watching or being exposed to a television show about teen suicide — Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why (13RW) — results in an increase in actual teen suicide in real life. One study found a correlation (not a causal relationship) between the two, while another study found declines in suicidal thoughts and self-harm behaviors. So what’s the real story? 13 Reasons Why is a Netflix television series that explores the first-hand account of a fictional teenage girl’s life and eventual suicide. The second season delve...
Source: World of Psychology - May 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Children and Teens General Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy Students Suicide 13 Reasons Why 13rw suicidal Source Type: blogs

Podcast: What ’s it Like to Work in a Psych Hospital?
It’s a sad fact that many people still think a psych hospital is like what they saw in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. But modern psychiatric care is nothing like that. This week’s guest worked for years in a psychiatric emergency facility and joins us to share his thoughts about the experiences he had while employed there.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Gabe Nathan is an author, editor, actor, playwright, director and a lover of commas. He has worked as an Allied Therapist and Developmental Specialist at Montgomery County Emergency Service,...
Source: World of Psychology - May 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: Caregivers General The Psych Central Show Treatment Gabe Howard inpatient psychiatric hospital Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

America ’s broken health care system is killing our doctors
In today ’s health care system, we as physicians find ourselves frustrated by inefficient EHRs, heavy patient workloads and complex regulatory burdens. Our cumbersome health care system has led to high rates of dissatisfaction among our fellow physicians, and more dire, high rates of suicide. The physician suicide epidemic has many grasping for solutions. Even more […]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 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/gary-price" rel="tag" > Gary Price, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Practice Management Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Teenage suicide: trouble in a virtual paradise
It ’s not just someone obsessed by Columbine.  Last year, a seemingly normal teen was found dead from suicide in a Corona del Mar park. Just a few weeks ago, a young man walked into a local South County fast food joint, then into the restroom, where he was found hung. Another was found dead on […]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 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-brant-zawadzki" rel="tag" > Michael Brant-Zawadzki, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Qualitative Value in a Quantitative World: The Future of Healthcare and Wellbeing – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 5/3 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Erica Johansen (@thegr8chalupa) on the topic of “Qualitative Value in a Quantitative World: The Future of Healthcare and Wellbeing”. There is mounting evidence that our daily human experience […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics depression Janae Sharp mental health Sharp Index Suicide Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Q & A
I’ve been receiving some interesting questions, feedback, and comments since the launch of Conscious Growth Club started a few days ago. I think it makes sense to answer them all in one place since I imagine that more people have similar questions about the group.I didn’t pre-write this in advance in case you’re wondering. In fact, I hadn’t decided to write such a post till I woke up this morning and had some ideas swirling in my head regarding recent questions and comments about the group.How many members does Conscious Growth Club currently have?I’ve added a real-time counter to the top of t...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Announcements Source Type: blogs

Strengthening the frontline: investing in primary care for effective suicide prevention
This report, produced with the Samaritans, explores the role of GP services in helping people who are at risk of suicide. It identifies five areas for improvement to help GPs to offer life-saving support: the provision of effective, ongoing training for GPs; investment in the capacity of primary care services to enable longer appointments and continuity of care for patients needing ongoing support; emotional support for GPs themselves; more effective care pathways for people who feel suicidal to clinical and social support; and opportunities to refer patients who need more specialist support.ReportPress release (Source: He...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - April 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Guideposts for Surviving a Loved One ’ s Suicide
We don’t have conversations about the power and beauty of this crucible in our culture, as we tend to squash down negative feelings and push ourselves to get back to work. That moment. The heartbreaking, life-altering moment that you find out someone you love has taken their own life is one you will never forget. Twice in the last month, I’ve had friends experience that moment. I lived through that moment five years ago, and have been forever changed by it. Suicide has been in the news lately, and seemingly on the rise— especially for young people. The CDC found in 2016 that it was the second leading caus...
Source: World of Psychology - April 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Grief and Loss Publishers Spirituality & Health Suicide Trauma Grieving Process Surviving Suicide surviving trauma Source Type: blogs

Doctor, how are you, really?
My longtime psychiatrist died by suicide. It still doesn’t seem real. It’s nearly impossible to accept that someone who had the talent and resources to help so many others couldn’t avail himself of the help that he needed. It’s even harder to accept that I sensed something was wrong and didn’t do anything about it. […]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 - April 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/deborah-courtney" rel="tag" > Deborah Courtney < /a > < /span > Tags: Patient Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

The True Winners and Losers of Financial Regulation: Remarks at the New York League of Independent Bankers
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of delivering some remarks to the New York League of Independent Bankers. I spoke about how and why financial regulation often has consequences that are very different from the ones that policymakers intend. What follows are my written remarks — I hope you enjoy reading them.Finding myself in New York before a group of community bankers, I cannot help but think of George Bailey, the lead character in the 1946 movieIt ’s A Wonderful Life.Bailey is of course the manager of Bailey Bros. ’ Building and Loan, the local bank in Bedford Falls, New York. He’s also the ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Diego Zuluaga Source Type: blogs

Monday 29 April 2019
Yes, that’s next Monday.  That’s four days away. It’s the day that the trial starts in the UK… I’m talking about the High Court action against GlaxoSmithKline that is being taken by a group of UK patients who are determined to finally have their day in court confronting GlaxoSmithKline. It has been a long slog with many false starts but we have finally, finally made it.  Over the years there were times I really did think that we would never get to court. But we have and I for one am ready. And this time GSK, it’s personal. Let’s shine a light under this pa...
Source: seroxat secrets... - April 25, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Big Pharma GSK Paxil Seroxat Source Type: blogs

Podcast: What is Mental Health First Aid?
 We all know what first aid is. Many of us even have first aid kits that we’ve purchased or put together ourselves. We pull them out when we have a minor injury and grab the bandages or whatever we need. But what about first aid for the mind? It’s not a kit you can pick up at the pharmacy, but there is mental health first aid that you can learn. Find out more about it in this episode.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Michael Cox is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas and is the co-founder and therapist in private practice at Whole...
Source: World of Psychology - April 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard mental health first aid Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

Suicide Rates Rising in Long Term Care
A six-month investigation by Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes. "Even in supervised settings, records show, older people find wa... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 25, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Trauma-Informed Primary Care
Samyukta Mullangi By SAMYUKTA MULLANGI MD, MBA, DANIEL W. BERLAND MD, and SUSAN DORR GOOLD MD, MHSA, MA Jenny, a woman in her twenties with morbid obesity (not her real name), had already been through multiple visits with specialists, primary care physicians (PCPs), and the emergency department (ED) for unexplained abdominal pain. A plethora of tests could not explain her suffering. Monthly visits with a consistent primary care physician also had little impact on her ED visits or her pain. Some clinicians had broached the diagnosis of functional abdominal pain related to her central adiposity, and recommended weight...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Patients Physicians Adverse Childhood Experience primary care Social Determinants of Health Trauma Source Type: blogs

Destigmatizing Mental Health Through Storytelling – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 4/26 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Janae Sharp (@coherencemed) from the Sharp Index on the topic of “Destigmatizing Mental Health Through Storytelling”. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT #HITsm Topics depression Janae Sharp mental health Sharp Index Suicide Source Type: blogs

What It Takes to Be a Mental Health Advocate: An Interview With Christina Huff
Christina Huff At one point Christina Huff was living her dream: thriving as a paralegal in Chicago and newly in love. Five years and one divorce later, she’s still piecing together the debris – living with bipolar disorder and accepting a different kind of life. She has translated her passion for law to mental health advocacy, helping others rise from difficulty with gracefulness and determination, and is a beautiful model of turning pain into service. Living with bipolar, anxiety, eating disorders, and chronic pain, she beautifully weaves bits of her life and advice from other warriors on her site, Bipolar Ho...
Source: World of Psychology - April 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Bipolar Interview Mental Health and Wellness Peer Support Source Type: blogs

These 4 Signs Of Despair Are Rising In Middle-Aged
People in their late 30s and 40s are experiencing these four indicators of despair. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - April 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Suicide Source Type: blogs

Looking Your Best for Depression
If You’re Depressed, Why Bother Getting Up& Ready for the Day?I was recently asked if I had a blog post about why I cared so much about my dress, hair, and appearance despite my depression. What drives me to bother cleaning up when laying in bed while reading news in my PJs is easier to do? Why bother shaving? Why bother showering? Why bother getting up at all?I couldn’t find a specific blog where I addressed this issue, but the pat answer is that my vanity is a super power. Vanity overpowers the darkest, deepest depressions to make sure at least my hair is presentable. Doesn’t that sound superficial?...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - April 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Family Goodreads Suicide Source Type: blogs

Podcast: There ’s More to Trauma than PTSD
 Most of us are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD (deservedly) gets a lot of attention, largely focused on soldiers returning from service. But trauma comes in many forms, and most people have experienced it in one form or another. In this episode, learn about the differences between PTSD and other forms of trauma, how to identify it, and what can be done about it.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., is the author of the psychotherapy book, “Trauma & the Struggle to Open Up:  From Avoidance to Recovery &...
Source: World of Psychology - April 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General PTSD The Psych Central Show Trauma Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

In the era of team-based care: Some decisions have to be made alone
There is a lot of talk about team-based care nowadays, and I had seen some shining examples of that, most recently when a patient at my clinic had a suicide in the family. But at the same time, there are so many decisions – judgment calls, really – that we make every single day where […]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 - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/a-country-doctor" rel="tag" > Hans Duvefelt, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Why Is the USA Only the 35th Healthiest Country in the World?
By ETIENNE DEFFARGES According the 2019 Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, the U.S. ranks 35th out of 169 countries. Even though we are the 11th wealthiest country in the world, we are behind pretty much all developed economies in terms of health. In the Americas, not just Canada (16th) but also Cuba (30th), Chile and Costa Rica (tied for 33rd) rank ahead of us in this Bloomberg study. To answer this layered question, we need to look at the top ranked countries in the Bloomberg Index: From first to 12th, they are Spain; Italy; Iceland; Japan; Switzerland; Sweden; Australia; Singapore; Norway; Israel; Luxe...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Economics Health disparities Health Policy American healthcare Etienne Deffarges Mediterranean Diet Opioids world health Source Type: blogs

Electronic Vindication
Dilbert by Scott Adams, courtesy www.dilbert.comMy very first blog post as Doctor Dalai went online on 1/29/2005, beginning with a rant about ScImage lifted from one of my early AuntMinnie.com entries. In the subsequent fourteen years, my writing has become slightly more sophisticated (emphasizeslightly), but my basic premise has not wavered: PACS interfaces by and large are not as user-friendly as they could be, in other words, theySUCK. Forgive the epithet, but that is a very accurate statement, and most would agree.Most, but not the vendors. In browsing through my years of navel-gazing, I came across several entries whe...
Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - April 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

How Writers Write About Heartbreaking Things and Care for Themselves in the Process
For more than 20 years, Mary Cregan wanted to write her recently published memoir The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery, but she felt that she couldn’t. It’s primarily because she wasn’t ready to face the exposure required to be so honest about such a devastating, difficult part of her life. Because that’s the thing about writing: We let readers into our innermost thoughts and feelings, into our souls, and that can be scary. We tackle topics we’d never bring up with a close friend, let alone a stranger, and yet that’s exactly what we do. We share our stories with thou...
Source: World of Psychology - April 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Books Creativity Disorders General Habits Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Stigma Heartbreak Vulnerability writing Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Can Selfishness Be a Good Thing?
 As children, we are told that being selfish is a bad thing. We’re told to share our toys with our siblings, for example. And we’re told that putting others before yourself is the way to be. But is selfishness always wrong? Can it be that, sometimes, being selfish is a healthy thing, even in relationships? This week’s guest believes this to be so. Listen in to learn why.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Dr. Laura Dabney has been in practice in Virginia Beach for almost twenty years and has treated patients in more than a dozen cities across Vir...
Source: World of Psychology - April 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General Relationships The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard Selfishness Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

Why It ’ s Okay to Cry in Public
I waited three months after I was discharged from the hospital for suicidal depression to make contact with the professional world again. I wanted to be sure I didn’t “crack,” like I had done in a group therapy session. A publishing conference seemed like an ideal, safe place to meet. A crowded room of book editors would certainly prevent any emotional outbursts on my part. So I reached out to colleague who had been feeding me assignments pre-nervous breakdown and invited her for a cup of coffee. “How are you?” she asked me. I stood there frozen, trying my best to mimic the natural smile I had...
Source: World of Psychology - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression General Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help bonding Crying Embarrassment Emotional Expression Source Type: blogs