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Here Is An Issue We Still Have Not Addressed. How Will We Record And Protect Mental Health Information In An Electronic Health Record?
This appeared a little while ago. Proceed With Caution Elizabeth Gardner JUL 1, 2013 Adam Kaplin, M.D., chief psychiatric consultant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, wants everyone to be aware that depression is the biggest killer of heart attack patients during the year after their surgery. Not smoking, not high cholesterol, but an insidious mental illness that, like other mental illnesses, has serious physical repercussions. "Cardiologists should know that they need to pay extra attention to depressed patients because they're at much greater risk, since these diseases interact with each other," Kaplin says. ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 11, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr David More MB PhD FACHI Source Type: blogs

Drug Rep$
Meet your doctor's generous friend BY ROB WIPOND, JULY/AUGUST 2013 Pharmaceutical companies have paid billions of dollars in fines in the US for giving bribes and kickbacks to doctors. Are their drug sales representatives behaving any differently in Victoria? "Dinner and Yankee game with family. Talked about Paxil studies in children.” That note, written by a drug sales representative about his evening with a doctor and his family, was one of many records that forced GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to pay a $3 billion fine to the U.S. government in 2012. According to Public Citizen, since 1991, there have been 239 legal...
Source: PharmaGossip - July 10, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs

The Special Issue Spotter
We trawl the world's journals so you don't have to: Memory and the law - insights from case studies (Memory). Cultures of the internet (Transcultural psychiatry). How mindful should psychotherapists and counsellors be about mindfulness? (European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling). Social psychological perspectives on the legitimation of social inequality (European Journal of Social Psychology). Treatment programmes for high-risk offenders (Psychology, Crime and Law). Age in the workplace: challenges and opportunities (European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology). Eating disorders (special section ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs

New Item On The Menu: Pristiq
I saw my psychiatrist this afternoon - she has the most ADORABLE and sweetest "therapy dog".  I  just want to pet and love on her the whole time I am there!  As soon as I get there and bend down to pet her, she rolls over on her tummy for a belly rub!  How trusting is that?  I wish I could be so trusting - just roll over onto my most vulnerable side to anyone that tried to touch me!  Hmm, doesn't sound quite right coming from a human, though.  You get the idea.She put me on an anti-depressant, Pristiq.  She started to put me on Effexor - she asked if I had been on it before because m...
Source: bipolar.and.me - July 10, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

A ruptured eardrum turns out to be something much more
My shift is over and I’m ready to head out the emergency department door.  When I walked in 12 hours ago, the department had 20 waiting patients.  I look up at the monitor and after 12 hours of trying to wrestle the department under control, not only is it not under control, now we’re 25 patients deep in the weeds.  My partner Dr. Jim looks at me and says, “Get out of here.  Don’t even think about staying late.  You can’t save the world.” With me leaving, the department will drop to single coverage with Jim taking the reins alone the rest of the night.  Despite his words, the dejected look on his face rea...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 9, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Emergency Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

I Just Want To Sleep
Wow, I thought I was getting better, now here it is Tuesday and I'm a slobbering, crying mess again.  I just sit here, listening to nothing, the television isn't on, no music, all I hear is whatever sounds may or may not be coming from outside, stare at the walls, and think, think, think.  How strange is that?  But I don't want to do anything but that or sleep.  I really want to crawl back into bed and sleep, I feel physically and mentally exhausted, I want it all to go away, but I have a psychiatrist appointment this afternoon and I can't miss it.  I was just there a week ago but I guess she isn't...
Source: bipolar.and.me - July 9, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

Looking for a Doctor? 10 Questions You Should Always Ask
The average patient with bipolar disorder takes approximately 10 years to get a proper diagnosis. About 56 percent are first diagnosed with unipolar depression. I imagine the stats for depression and other diagnoses aren’t pretty either. Working with a good doctor can save you 15 years of pain and misery. Trust me, I know. I went through seven doctors before finding the one who saved my life. Not only was I diagnosed incorrectly for more than 10 years of my life, once I did get the right diagnosis, I was treated incorrectly — with about 15 different kinds of medication in the time period of four months. No wonde...
Source: World of Psychology - July 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Disorders General Health-related Medications Mental Health and Wellness Psychiatry Treatment Academic Appointments Adjunct Faculty Adult Practice American Psychiatric Association Bipolar Current Research Detox Different Kinds Source Type: blogs

Neuropsychology Abstract of the Day: Aging
CONCLUSIONS: Higher level of very late-life physical activity was associated with a lower risk of subsequent dementia in oldest-old women. These findings support future studies for late-life physical activity interventions for the prevention of dementia among oldest-old women.PMID: 23831179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - July 9, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

ADHD in Adults: 5 Tips for Taming Impulsivity
In people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), being impulsive is often one of the more challenging symptoms. “[I]mpulsivity is one of the core symptoms of ADHD,” according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author of Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD. It’s also “one of the more challenging aspects to treat and manage,” said Carol Perlman, Ph.D, a psychologist who specializes in ADHD and developed a cognitive behavioral therapy for adult ADHD. Impulsivity can manifest in many different ways in adults with ADHD. In fact, it can range from seemingly benign to more dangerous behaviors. ...
Source: World of Psychology - July 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: ADHD and ADD Brain and Behavior Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Adhd Adults Adhd Coaching Adhd In Adults Adhd Symptoms Adult Adhd Adults With Adhd Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Attention Deficit Hyperactiv Source Type: blogs

Progressing - Slow and Steady
After being SO incredibly depressed and now back on my medication, actually increasing the dosage of two of them, I'm feeling a whole lot better.  It's not been that long, I suppose two weeks since I ran out of Lamictal because I was an idiot.I guess that proves I truly do have a chemical imbalance, not that I wasn't already sure of it.  And that I am taking the right medications.  There are countless times I have tried numerous medications and had to stop because they had horrible side effects or made me eat everything in the house (which is a horrible side effect as well) or sometimes just d...
Source: bipolar.and.me - July 8, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

5 Tips for Finding the Right Therapist
Admitting we need help to face life’s issues is sometimes one of the hardest things we’ll ever have to do. Once we have made the decision to reach out and seek psychotherapy, we want to find someone that we feel we can connect with — someone we feel can truly understand not only where we are, but who we are. Most importantly, we want to find someone we can trust with our innermost thoughts and feelings. Finding a therapist should not be a rushed decision. It should take a little bit of time and effort. If you choose a therapist that you do not feel connected with, chances are you won’t make much progres...
Source: World of Psychology - July 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Donna M. White, LPCI, CACP Tags: Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Psychotherapy Treatment Cancer Consultations Couples Therapy Finding A Therapist Group Therapy Innermost Thoughts Insurance Little Bit Oncologist Ophthalmologist Opportunity Rese Source Type: blogs

Upper Valley Memory Cafe
I am making an effort to supply puzzles to as many Memory Cafes as possible. By Max Wallack +Alzheimer's Reading Room About a year ago, I became aware of a wonderful Memory Café that meets monthly. The Upper Valley Memory Café in Lebanon, New Hampshire has a wonderful program for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. Students from Dartmouth are integrally involved in this program, and I think this intergenerational project is extremely beneficial to all. Here is a link to their online blog,  Memory Memos, which includes some very interesting topics. There are also some wonderful photos of people i...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - July 8, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Max Wallack Source Type: blogs

DSM-5 Bipolar: David Kupfer Weighs In
Okay, this is really interesting. One can argue that the most trenchant criticism of DSM-5 bipolar comes from none other than the chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, David Kupfer. This requires some explanation:   Until 2009, Dr Kupfer was the chair of the department of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and Western Psychiatric Institute. He is one of the leading experts on mood disorders, having authored more than 800 articles and... (Source: John McManamy's SharePosts)
Source: John McManamy's SharePosts - July 7, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: John McManamy Source Type: blogs

10 Years of NB Government Inaction On Adult Autism Care: Is It Possible Our Elected Leaders Just Don't Care?
It is increasingly difficult to be polite when discussing the lack of compassion demonstrated by NB governments towards New Brunswick's adult autism population. As the letter from Gary Mayes to the Telegraph Journal in 2005 demonstrates, after two years, at that time, of flat refusals to act, the refusal of our governments to address adult autism care in a systemic, conscientious fashion over the last decade is fixed in stone:  Today New Brunswick still needs appropriate residential facilities to meet the individual needs of NB adults with autism, particularly those with severe symptoms including sensory challeng...
Source: Facing Autism in New Brunswick - July 7, 2013 Category: Autism Authors: H L Doherty Source Type: blogs

"It may have been Roaccutane"
Open verdict in death of Cheltenham College pupilJack Bowlby, the nephew of former champion racehorse trainer and novelist Jenny Pitman, was prescribed Roaccutane in December 2011. Photograph: SWNS.comA coroner has expressed concern at the way a prestigious public school cares for pupils in crisis following the case of a boy who died after taking an acne drug that has been blamed for causingdepression.The parents of 16-year-old Jack Bowlby, who was found with a ligature around his neck, also criticised Cheltenham College for the way it acted after the teenager expressed "very dark thoughts".Jack, the nephew of former champ...
Source: PharmaGossip - July 7, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs

Still Alive
WHERE DID YOU GO?I flatter myself by thinking you are asking this question.  I am writing a book of and about porn. (Source: The Last Psychiatrist)
Source: The Last Psychiatrist - July 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs

Neuropsychology Abstract of the Day: Neuropsychological Assessment
CONCLUSIONS: The WTT demonstrated excellent concurrent validity with existing 'Gold Standard' assessments of cognitive impairment. We believe that this instrument will prove to be a valuable additional screening assessment in epidemiological, primary care, specialist mental health or clinical investigations. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.PMID: 23824787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - July 6, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

I'm Just a Little Unwell, But Doing Great!
I'm feeling SO much better!  And to think, just a few days ago I was looking up lethal dosages of all of my medications, crazy!  I'm not 100% - yesterday I couldn't find the word "reputation", I'm still having memory issues.  I'm still a bit emotional, but overall, a huge, huge improvement.The changes I've made was getting back on Lamictal after running out, my psychiatrist increasing the dosage of Lamictal as well as Latuda, I've stopped drinking, not that I drank much anyway, but in no way do I want any form of depressant to enter my body, and today, for the first time in a few months, I ran!  It felt...
Source: bipolar.and.me - July 5, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

How to enhance access to mental healthcare in rural America
Rural America has a higher proportion of people who are at risk for mental health disorders and state offices of rural health have identified suicide, depression, anxiety disorders and lack of access to mental  healthcare, as major rural health issues.   A particularly sobering statistic is that suicide is the second leading cause of death in states with primarily rural populations. There is a shortage of mental health professionals practicing in rural areas so rural populations face significant disparities in accessing care, especially with regards to the provision of highly specialized services. Continue reading .....
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 5, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Just Trying to Keep Up!
I saw my therapist yesterday, and as I was talking, she asked me to open up my notepad on my iphone and write down things to tell my psychiatrist when I saw her as we were talking.  They work closely together, respect each other's work a lot, and when I tell them one of them has told me one thing and to tell them that, they take it seriously, or they ask me what did the other say when I tell them something.  Not about EVERYTHING, just once in awhile.So, because I have a horrible memory right now and have absolutely NO CLUE what she told me to write down in therapy, I will open up notepad and see what she told me ...
Source: bipolar.and.me - July 4, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

How's this for patient rights? Affinity Medical Center manager: file a safety complaint, and I'll plaster it to your head!
At my June 19, 2013 post "Affinity RNs Call for Halt to Flawed Electronic Medical Records System Scheduled to Go Live Friday" (http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2013/06/affinity-rns-call-for-halt-to-flawed.html) I noted what appeared to be an imperial hospital leadership recklessly and negligently ignoring their own nurses' concerns about safety of a new EHR system implementation.Now there's this at IndeOnline.com: "Judge orders Affinity to bargain with union" (http://www.indeonline.com/news/x1808710525/Judge-orders-Affinity-to-bargain-with-union?zc_p=1)CANTON (OH) — July 2, 2013A judge ruled Affinity Medical Center violated...
Source: Health Care Renewal - July 3, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: Affinity Medical Center National Nurses United National Labor Relations Board imperial CEO Ann Wayt bullying Source Type: blogs

Painful Problem: Why Kids Face Chronic Pain | LiveScience
This study shines a light on how poorly understood and mismanaged recurrent and chronic pain syndromes are." However, Walco also said he believes the number of pain patients reported in the new study is "potentially artificially inflated" due to the diagnostic codes used to identify pain patients. Those codes, Walco said, "leaned in the direction of psychological issues." The multiple diagnostic procedures and readmissions cited in the study underscore the need to do better when it comes to dealing with pain in youngsters, Walco said. Instead of treating chronic pain as an acute problem, physici...
Source: Psychology of Pain - July 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs

NIH Director’s Award Winner to speak at 2013 SharpBrains Summit
We’re glad to announce one more excel­lent speak­er at the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, Sep­tem­ber 19-20th. A Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University, Dr. Bruce Wexler won the NIH Director’s Award for high impact, high innovation, paradigm changing medical research, 2012–2016. Dr. Wexler is founder and chief scientist of C8 Sciences, one of the 10 Com­pa­nies to Watch in 2013/ 2014 accord­ing to our lat­est mar­ket report. He created C8 Kids, a brain-based content-independent pedagogy to directly improve thinking abilities in 5–9 year old children, combining computer presented brain exerc...
Source: SharpBrains - July 3, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Bruce Wexler C8 Kids C8 Sciences Mental-Health neurocognitive NIH Director’s Award Source Type: blogs

Is It Your Marriage or Your Depression?
“It often seems that I could fill a practice with cases of falling out of love, so common is the complaint,” writes bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer in his book, “Should You Leave?” He chronicles dozens of cases based on the stories of his patients and arrives at this little mantra: “Depression causes divorce as often as divorce cases depression.” His insight into the relationship between mood disorders and marriage is fascinating for a person like myself who recognizes the deterioration of marriage in so many surrounding couples, often due to an undiagnosed mood disorder. Blogger ...
Source: World of Psychology - July 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression Disorders Family General Marriage and Divorce Men's Issues Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Relationships Women's Issues Anger Bestselling Author Depressed Person Deterioration Divorce Cases Source Type: blogs

For psychiatric patients in the ED, waiting is the hardest part
There was the time I was hugging a trashcan in the lobby of the community hospital ED just a few blocks from my house. Not because I have a molded plastic fetish or because I like the smell of trash, mind you. I had an itinerant renal calculus, otherwise known as a kidney stone that was moving through my urinary system. It. Hurt. Like. Hell. I. Wanted. To. Die. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 3, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Emergency Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Adults with ADHD: How to Stop Beating Yourself Up
If you didn’t get diagnosed with ADHD until adulthood, you might’ve grown up with many damaging messages: You’re lazy. You’re not good enough or smart enough. You’re stubborn. You can’t do anything right. You also probably grew up with many hardships, including a poor academic record, parental disapproval and frequent punishments, according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author of Survival Tips for Women with ADHD. You might be seen “as spacey, wild, purposefully difficult or obstinate and [receive] a lot of negative feedback from others,” said Lidia Zylowska, M.D., a board-certified psychiat...
Source: World of Psychology - July 2, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: ADHD and ADD Brain and Behavior Disorders General Industrial and Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Self-Esteem Self-Help Academic Record Adhd Treatment Adult Adhd Adulthood Adults With Adhd Board Certified Psychiatrist Co Wo Source Type: blogs

The Psychology of Nostalgia (in under 300 words)
Nostalgia has been rehabilitated from a disease of the mind to a beneficial emotional experience. It seems incredible now but at one time nostalgia used to be considered a psychiatric condition: "Nostalgia was regarded as a medical disease confined to the Swiss, a view that persisted through most of the 19th century. Symptoms—including bouts of weeping, irregular heartbeat, and anorexia—were attributed variously to demons inhabiting the middle brain, sharp differentiation in atmospheric pressure wreaking havoc in the brain, or the unremitting clanging of cowbells in the Swiss Alps which damaged the eardrum and brain ce...
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 2, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Former Archdeacon of Wells, Dick Ackworth, denounces unfair ‘benefits test’ – read why and sign his petition. #ukmh #MentalHealth
The Link:   http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/department-for-work-and-pensions-make-the-wca-fair-for-people-with-mental-health-problems Dear Iain Duncan-Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, We call on you to stop re-assessments for people with mental health problems until your fit-for-work test is fixed. People with mental health problems are substantially disadvantaged by how they are being assessed and many are found fit to work when they are very unwell. Tens of thousands of people like me and my son have known for a long time how unfair this is. Why is this important? My son first became unwell with...
Source: Dawn Willis sharing the News and Views of the Mentally Wealthy - July 2, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Dawn Willis Tags: Mental Health, The News & Policies. Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer’s Disease Explained To Children
Julie struggles with understanding why her Halloween trick-or-treating got cancelled, or why Grandma can’t remember her name. Julie is struggling with understanding her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s disease. By Max Wallack +Alzheimer's Reading Room There is a growing need to explain Alzheimer’s Disease to young children. I recognized this need some time ago, and  since no book really existed aimed at the 4 to 10 year old audience I decided to tackle this need along with my colleague Carolyn Given. Not only did I want to explain this disease, but I also wanted to provide these young caregivers (children) with s...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - July 1, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Max Wallack Source Type: blogs

Americans are walking away from their inheritance…freedom
My column in today’s Greenville News. Disclaimer:  Incidentally, two readers have commented (one on the newspaper website and one in an e-mail) that I should have spent more time decrying the oppressive history of the United States.  At one time there were slaves, after all. And we conquered and displaced the Native Americans.  Well, all I can say is yes.  We did bad things. But the idea was a good thing. The goal was a good thing. The intellectual and moral and spiritual underpinnings of the American experience were brilliant and earth-shattering.  And in the end, the fruit of that experience was, and remains,...
Source: edwinleap.com - July 1, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Edwinlea Tags: culture faith family good ideas gone bad Greenville News column Liberty patriotism politics rant Source Type: blogs

Better, But It's a Long Road I Think
I think I'm slowly feeling better.  One day at a time. Actually, one minute at a time, one second at a time, one hour at a time - you get the picture.  I can be pretty happy one minute, the tiniest thing will happen and completely deflate my mood and those old, sad thoughts and feelings will start creeping in.  I have absolutely no idea if I'm anywhere close to being back to my normal self, or what my normal self even is.  When I ran out of Lamictal, I didn't know I was acting strangely for days although everyone around me saw it - even strangers who had never met me - so now I feel like I can...
Source: bipolar.and.me - June 29, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

You May Likely Gain Weight on these 6 Psychiatric Medications
I had been on the drug Zyprexa (olanzapine) for four weeks and had already gained 15 pounds which, you know, didn’t help my depression. After going to a wedding and catching a side view of myself, I called my doctor and told him that my name was now Violet Beauregarde, you know, the gum chewer in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” who becomes a blueberry balloon. Except that when I rose to the top of the room I was crying. “The two most common questions that patients ask me are, ‘Will I become dependent on the medications?’ and ‘Will I gain weight?’” says Sanjay Gupta, M.D. It’s a serious concern fo...
Source: World of Psychology - June 28, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Antidepressant Antipsychotic Disorders General Health-related Medications Mental Health and Wellness Self-Esteem Treatment Anticonvulsant Charlie And The Chocolate Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Chemical Compound Clozaril De Source Type: blogs

Psychiatrist Appt, and the Cycle Continues
I saw my psychiatrist last night - she was SO nice, she fit me in, the same day, at 8:00p.  She increased my Latuda and we went over what she wanted me to take as far as the Lamictal increase.  I have no idea why, but it was very hard for me to understand.  She was telling it to me, but I couldn't comprehend it.  She wrote it down for me, and I read it, and I still wasn't getting it.  She had written it down two different ways, so she crossed out one of the ways and had me read it back to her, and then I thought I understood.  Something so simple, reading the dosage amounts of medications to t...
Source: bipolar.and.me - June 28, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

Psychology in Brief: 5 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week
Meeting online = longer marriages--Internet banging--Suicides peak in spring--The power of cutlery--When uncertain we choose narcissistic leaders. Five things we didn't know last week from the world of psychology: Meeting online = (slightly) longer marriages Did you know that one-third of people who get married in the US originally met online? And it seems these marriages are slightly less likely to fail. In this sample of almost 20,000 people in the US: "...marriages that began on-line, when compared with those that began through traditional off-line venues, were slightly less likely to result in a marital break-up (separ...
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - June 28, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Psychology in Brief: 5 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week (28 June 2013)
Meeting online = longer marriages--Internet banging--Suicides peak in spring--The power of cutlery--When uncertain we choose narcissistic leaders. Five things we didn't know last week from the world of psychology: Meeting online = (slightly) longer marriages Did you know that one-third of people who get married in the US originally met online? And it seems these marriages are slightly less likely to fail. In this sample of almost 20,000 people in the US: "...marriages that began on-line, when compared with those that began through traditional off-line venues, were slightly less likely to result in a marital break-up (separ...
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - June 28, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Anxiety and Mania in Depression - Some Key DSM-5 Changes You Need to Know
If you happened to have been depressed in May, then you went to sleep one evening with DSM-IV depression and woke up with DSM-5 depression. What changed? Absolutely nothing, well sort of absolutely nothing.    The DSM, as you may be aware, is psychiatry’s diagnostic bible, issued by the American Psychiatric Association. As opposed to physical illnesses, mental illnesses are defined according to symptoms rather than cause. The... (Source: John McManamy's SharePosts)
Source: John McManamy's SharePosts - June 28, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: John McManamy Source Type: blogs

Guest blogger Dr. Manuel Mota-Castillo on the overdiagnosis of ADHD
We don't shy away from controversy here at Shrink Rap, and today, child psychiatrist Dr. Mota-Castillo joins us to discuss the idea that children with bipolar disorder are being misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder and then being inappropriately treated with stimulants, which may be causing them more harm than good.  I've already written about my thoughts on the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder as a catch-all category, and if you'd like to revisit that, see my article on Rethinking Bipolarity in Clinical Psychiatry News.   And now for our guest blogger: *             *   ...
Source: Shrink Rap - June 28, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Link feast
In case you missed them - 10 of the best psychology links from the past week: 1. "Every year, suicide peaks with the tulips and lilacs" - this article features poetic science writing at its best. David Dobbs describes a curious pattern in suicide rates that could provide clues to suicide risk in general. 2. "Over the years ... research has shown again and again that even trained, professional palates are terrible at judging wine." Related from the Digest archive: "Practising describing wines could help you become a connoisseur." 3. Scott Barry Kaufman interviews autistic savant Temple Grandin. 4. There's a lo...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - June 28, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs

Finding the pony in healthcare
by Kenneth H. Cohn I confess to having an out-of-body experience last week. As I listened to two orthopedic surgeons state why they could not trust hospital administrators to keep their word, I imagined Ronald Reagan telling a favorite story about twin boys whose parents brought them to a psychiatrist because they seemed to develop extreme personalities. First, the psychiatrist approached the overly pessimistic boy with a bunch of new toys. The boy cried. "If I played with them, I'm afraid that I'd break them," he explained. The psychiatrist next approached the optimistic twin, taking him to a room full of horse ma...
Source: hospital impact - June 28, 2013 Category: Health Managers Authors: Wendy Johnson Source Type: blogs

More Suicide Articles
I like it when I know celebrities, it makes me feel important.  So imagine how excited I was when I went to my Epic personalization session yesterday and I was seated with that famous New York Times quoted psychiatrist, Dr. Adam Kaplin.  Dr. Kaplin's work was discussed in a Well article earlier this week on the rise of suicide in the springtime, Clues in the Cycle of Suicide. Dr. Kaplin studies depression in patients with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune inflammatory disease. In M.S., he says, depression and inflammation feed each other: Even after accounting for the psychological effects of any serious illn...
Source: Shrink Rap - June 27, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Update Satellite — 06-26-2013
See more HealthCare Updates at my other blog at http://drwhitecoat.com. UK Accident and Emergency Department criticized for multiple failures after going into “crisis” mode from January through March due to a surge in patient volumes. Of course, all the investigators go and pick through the hospital’s policies four times in April after things have calmed down, rather than going and trying to address the problems in real time while they’re happening. Want to see me faint? Give me a story about an inspector going to a hospital during a crisis, and making a specific real-time recommendation on how to improve the ...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - June 27, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Healthcare Update Source Type: blogs

What If a Sugar Pill Was Just as Effective As Psychotherapy?
Yum, sugar pills! We talk about them all the time in science, where they have a much more formal and less appetizing name — placebos. A placebo is simply something used in research to act as a treatment equivalent, so as to not bias either the research subjects or the researchers themselves in how they perceive and react to the experimental treatment. In research on drugs, this often means giving one group of patients pills that look just like the medicine being studied, but lacking any active ingredient. In recent years, new research has emerged looking solely at the studies that were used to gain FDA approval of ...
Source: World of Psychology - June 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Antidepressant General Medications Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Research Treatment Active Ingredient Antidepressant Drug Antidepressant Medications Antidepressants Bias brain Control Group Decades Depression Drugs Source Type: blogs

Seeing Violence; Doing Violence
From Case Western Reserve University on Newswise: Aggression in school-age children may have its origins in children 3 years old and younger who witnessed violence between their mothers and partners, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. “People may think children that young are passive and unaware, but they pay attention to what’s happening around them,” said Megan Holmes, assistant professor of social work at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. Between three and 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence each ...
Source: The Situationist - June 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Situationist Staff Tags: Life Source Type: blogs

Extras
Eye-catching psychology studies that didn't make the final cut: What can we learn about emotion by studying psychopathy? [open access] Why do people attend science festivals? A tread-mill study of high-heel expertise: "high-heel experts adapted walking regularity more flexibly to shoe type and cognitive load than novices". [open access] "Ten undergraduate students from psychology classes were interviewed regarding their beliefs about the meaning of life" "marriages that began on-line .... were slightly less likely to result in a marital break-up (separation or divorce) and were associated with slightly higher mar...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - June 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs

Why social media is an imperative for disaster psychiatry
Hidden amongst all the intense media coverage surrounding Facebook’s IPO, there was a news item that was covered so briefly that if you blinked you may have missed it: Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, took a trip to Japan and during this visit told Japan’s Prime Minister that the terrible Tsunami that had struck the country in 2011 had inspired him to find ways that the social network could help people after natural disasters. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 25, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Social media Facebook Psychiatry Twitter Source Type: blogs

I was there
Regular readers know that I am a fan of the blog, 1boringoldman. Last week he did a post that set me to reflecting on my own career. In a long and lonely wait, he describes his experience of having his identity as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst pretty much thrown on the trash heap by the powers that be who are considered the leaders in psychiatry today.  Wednesday I was at a meeting of the curriculum committee of our Senior College and there was talk of developing a course looking at the future. One of the other members asked if I would be interested in taking an hour or so to look at mental health and I said sure...
Source: Jung At Heart - June 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs

Sensible and perplexing changes in ADHD diagnostic criteria (DSM-V)
The American Psychiatric Association recently published DSM-V, the first major revision to the diagnostic manual for psychiatric disorders since 1994. In DSM-V, ADHD is included in the section on Neurodevelopmental Disorders, rather than being grouped with the disruptive behavior disorders, i.e., Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. This change better reflects the way ADHD is currently conceptualized. Below I review changes that have been made to the actual diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Core symptoms A common criticism of the ADHD diagnostic criteria has been that the core symptoms reflect how the disorder p...
Source: SharpBrains - June 25, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. David Rabiner Tags: Attention and ADD/ADHD Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness diagnostic DSM-V Neurodevelopmental psychiatric Source Type: blogs

Where Do Docs See Pharma Ads? If You Said Mobile Devices...
Although many physicians report they use smartphones for work more than ever before, they actually notice ads for medicines least often on their mobile devices, which also includes tablets. Instead, doctors continue to pay more attention to ads that appear in medical journals that are printed on good, old-fashioned paper. Specifically, 66 percent of cardiologists and endocrinologists cite print journals as the place where they most often are aware of branded ads. And 63 percent of psychiatrists and 62 percent of oncologists say the same thing, according to a recent survey of 600 specialists and general practitioners by CMI...
Source: Pharmalot - June 25, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: esilverman Source Type: blogs

Addiction Trajectories: Book Review
This study of faith-based healing in the addiction recovery community forms one chapter of a new volume, Addiction Trajectories, edited by Eugene Raikhel of the University of Chicago and William Garriott of James Madison University. What anthropologists can do for addiction science is document these sociocultural attributes of addiction. In a chapter on buprenorphine and methadone users in New York City and the five boroughs, Helena Hansen, assistant professor of anthropology and psychiatry at New York University, finds that buprenorphine users live in predominantly white, high-income neighborhoods, tended to have college...
Source: Addiction Inbox - June 25, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs

HHS OIG Reports Small Percentage of Prescribers May be Overutilizing Part D Drugs
This report is a view into things to come under the Sunshine Act, as OIG relied on several of the same factors CMS will rely on including: (1) NPI #; (2) name as reported in the NPPES database; (3) National Drug Code (NDC); and (4) specialty. For example, OIG explained that it identified each prescriber's specialty based on the primary taxonomy code that he or she reported in the NPPES. The taxonomy code indicates a provider's specialty and subspecialty, if any. For example, it may indicate that a prescriber is a family-medicine physician specializing in geriatric medicine. OIG then grouped the taxonomy codes for simila...
Source: Policy and Medicine - June 25, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs