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Celebrity Tips For Beating Depression
When we suffer from depression, including bipolar disorder and postpartum depression, we may feel responsible for the depressive feelings. Like somehow it’s our fault. We may also feel alone in battling the illness and lack support or inspiration from others. Sometimes this may cause us to give up hope and feel like there’s no end to how low we’re feeling; after all, if there’s nothing we can do and nobody we can turn to for help, there’s no point in trying to get better. Celebrities Can’t Get Depressed, Can They? After all, only ordinary people like you can suffer from depression. High-flying celebrit...
Source: World of Psychology - December 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Graeme Cowan Tags: Bipolar Books Depression Disorders General Industrial and Workplace Psychology Substance Abuse Treatment Alastair Campbell Bipolar Disorder Celebrities celebrity depression Cliff Richey Clinical Depression Depressed postpar Source Type: blogs

Quantifiable Goals
A local hospital was recently reviewed by one of those hospital accreditation agencies.  It did well-- passed with bells and whistles -- but for a few citations for psychiatry.Individual Treatment Plans (ITP)s:"Surveyors cited us for not having measurable goals in the ITPs. So, changes were made to [the electronic records system] to  clarify the requirement for objective and measurable patient goals as well as the patient’s progress toward those goals."Okay, so help me with this.  Two decades of trying to come up with acceptable, measurable goals and I'm left with the idea that therapy has a limited number...
Source: Shrink Rap - December 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Hunger Games Catching Fire: Badass Body Count
sorry old man, I have a dress fitting to go to (Source: The Last Psychiatrist)
Source: The Last Psychiatrist - December 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs

Should we consider an integrative psychiatry model?
As a psychiatrist who is passionate about integrative mental health treatments, I was excited to spend five days recently in St. Petersburg, Florida for the annual conference of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. At the conference, I learned that even more than I previously realized, our ecosystem and environment have a profound effect on our happiness and wellness, and can either give us easy access to good food and healthy activities, or add toxins and contaminants to our already stressed bodies. I learned about botanical and herbal treatments for anxiety and insomnia, including lemon balm, skullcap...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 29, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Patient Modesty: Volume 60
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Source: Bioethics Discussion Blog - November 28, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs

Happy Thanksgiving! Free Novels Now through Black Friday.
Happy Thanksgiving!Now through Black Friday (November 27-29, 2013), three of my novels will be available as free downloads to Kindle. No cost.  No parking.  No crowds.  No Kindle, you say?  There is a link below to download a free Kindle app onto your computer, phone, or tablet.  Double Billing is the story of a woman whose life changes when she discovers she has an identical twin she never knew existed. It's a short book and a quick read with some plot twists.  So far, I think it's my best fiction. Home Inspection is a story told through psychotherapy sessions in a format that is similar...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 28, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Do I Need to Go Back on Psychiatric Medication?
It’s not the first time I have pushed it. This time, it was my (new) son. After being on a number of different medications for different diagnoses for the past 10 years, I went off my medicine two months into my first pregnancy. I haven’t known life without medication in 10 years. Except that one time. And let’s just say I was put on a medical leave from university, sent 4,000 miles back to my parents — and it wasn’t pretty. And that’s putting it lightly. Much to my amazement now, I live a pretty normal life. Parts of me wondered how I’d ever do normal things like be in steady relatio...
Source: World of Psychology - November 27, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jillayna Adamson Tags: Disorders General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Personal Treatment Women's Issues getting off of meds Psychiatric Drugs Psychiatric Medication psychiatrid meds Source Type: blogs

Hearing Voices? It’s OK, It’s Part Of Who We Are
In my 30′s my life was turned upside down by a huge psychotic breakdown.  I was terrorised by auditory and visual hallucinations.  The voices I heard provided a relentless commentary on what was happening in my mind.  I link my psychotic episode to traumatic events during my dysfunctional childhood and first, abusive marriage.  I am in no doubt about this and challenge those who say “it would have happened anyway” because in no way was it biological in origin.  I first heard voices at 14, just after the death of my grandmother.  I was anxious and depressed and my parents took me, without telling me,...
Source: Dawn Willis sharing the News and Views of the Mentally Wealthy - November 27, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: judithhaire Tags: *Special Guest Writers* Hallucination Hearing Voices Movement Member of Parliament Mental disorder National Health Service NHS Psychosis Rufus May Source Type: blogs

Interview with Air Ambulance Provider, CSI Aviation
There is a remarkable degree of overlap between medical technology enthusiasts and aviation aficionados. Perhaps this is why there are so many analogies drawn between the aviation and health care industries, with the former serving as a model that the latter strives to emulate (e.g. safety checklists, decision support tools/gauges, etc). A few of us Medgadget editors also have backgrounds as aeronautical engineers or pilots, so when we had the opportunity to learn more about air ambulances we jumped on it. The result is the interview below with Michele Martinez of CSI Aviation, which arranges for air ambulance transport s...
Source: Medgadget - November 26, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Shiv Gaglani Tags: Emergency Medicine Medgadget Exclusive Source Type: blogs

Top stories in health and medicine, November 26, 2013
From MedPage Today: Alzheimer’s Gene Effects Show Up in Infancy. Infants and toddlers with the Alzheimer’s disease-associated APOE4 genotype already showed distinctive patterns of brain structure relative to other young children. ADHD Prevalence Still Rising, CDC Says. Rates of parent-reported diagnoses of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continued their upward trend through 2011. FDA Opens Door to Wider Avandia Prescribing. The FDA has loosened restrictions on the diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia) — under fire since 2007 because of potential cardiovascular risks — and will allo...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 26, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: News Diabetes Endocrinology Heart Neurology Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

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Dallas Mayor Rawlings JFK Event speech. (Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans)
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - November 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs

Holiday Shopping at Shrink Rap? Free Novels Tomorrow through Black Friday.
Black Friday is Coming!From Wednesday through Black Friday (November 27-29, 2013), three of my novels will be available as free downloads to Kindle. No cost.  No parking.  No crowds.  No Kindle, you say?  There is a link below to download a free Kindle app onto your computer, phone, or tablet.  Double Billing is the story of a woman whose life changes when she discovers she has an identical twin she never knew existed. It's a short book and a quick read with some plot twists.  So far, I think it's my best fiction. Home Inspection is a story told through psychotherapy sessions in a format ...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Cyberchondria: Do Medical Websites Hurt More Than They Help?
Welcome to the world of online medical sites and diagnostics — WebMD, Mayo Clinic, MedicineNet, take your pick. While it’s tempting to easily type in symptoms and research potential illnesses when feeling under the weather, I advocate that these sites do more harm than good and only propel worries further. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m prone to anxiety as it is when sick, so it’s not exactly mentally healthy to Google “headaches” and then proceed to read that I have a brain tumor. Or I’ll type in “back tightness,” where I’m led to a page that speaks of muscle cramping (okay, fair enough), bu...
Source: World of Psychology - November 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Lauren Suval Tags: Anxiety and Panic Brain and Behavior Disorders General Health-related Psychology Self-Help Stress Technology cyberchondria health informatics Internet medical websites Webmd Worry worrying Source Type: blogs

"Deep Brain Stimulation in Children: Parental Authority Versus Shared Decision-Making"
by Farah Focquaert has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract This paper discusses the use of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric... (Source: Neuroethics and Law Blog)
Source: Neuroethics and Law Blog - November 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: NELB Staff Source Type: blogs

CogCubed Aims to Bring a Tangible User Interface (TUI) to ADHD Patients
The objective tools typically provide reports, or ‘printouts’ designed for highly trained professionals. We wanted to do something different, by providing a web portal that can be seen and utilized by providers, parents and/or patients. It  made sense to partner with a human-centered design firm like Azul 7 because they are experts in taking a lot of data, disseminating it, and understanding what is useful for people to actually use this tool to find value. We still provide the ‘printouts’, but you don’t need to have a PhD to understand it.   Medgadget: How has Azul 7 impacted usability?  Kurt Roots: The...
Source: Medgadget - November 25, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Shiv Gaglani Tags: Medgadget Exclusive Pediatrics Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Confessions of a Prosocial Psychopath
Many neuroscientists have been howling about the media coverage surrounding a new book written by UC Irvine Professor Emeritus, Dr. James H. Fallon. This is because unbeknownst to himself for 58 years (or apparently to anyone else, for that matter), he was secretly a psychopath. How did he finally discover this? Did he complete the Psychopathy Checklist and score over 30?No.Instead, he diagnosed himself as a psychopath on the basis of his PET scan.Compared to a control brain (top), neuroscientist James Fallon’s brain (bottom) shows significantly decreased activity in areas of the frontal lobe linked to empathy and morali...
Source: The Neurocritic - November 25, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

The "Magic" of the Doctor-Patient Relationship
There is no doubt that in psychotherapy, some of what heals is the relationship the patient has with the therapist.  Medicines can be helpful, even when they are prescribed by a doctor with no personality, but no one enjoys going to see a doctor "just to get a prescription."  In therapy, it's hard, if not impossible, to heal if the patient does not see the therapist as being reasonably kind, empathic, and mutually valued, at least some of the time.   Aside from any medications, aside from the exact use of the words chosen, and aside from what tribe of psychotherapy the therapist aligns with, part of wha...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 24, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Virginia's Law On Civil Commitment: 4-6 Hours to find a bed or the dangerous go free
Virginia is a funny state.  They like their guns and they like their civil rights.  Well, not for sex offenders who get to serve life terms in "treatment" facilities after their prison terms are finished, but that's for another day.If you've been paying attention to the news, you know that former Virginia state senator and gubernatorial  candidate Creigh Deeds was stabbed in the chest and face by his 24 year old son on Tuesday.  After the altercation, the son died of a gun shot wound, at this point his death was believed to be a suicide.  The son was a student at William and Mary College, one of Vi...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 24, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Anxiety - Interesting Suggestion
I saw my psychiatrist yesterday and told her I was doing really, really well, probably 1000% times better, but I have a lot of problems with anxiety.  It can overwhelm me at times. She did increase my Latuda by 40 more (milligrams?) and said to take the extra in the morning, but what she really suggested in addition was to do yoga or meditate, learn how to bring my thoughts into the present.  She was totally right - my anxiety comes from worrying about the future or the past, so she said I needed to learn how to bring my thoughts into the present.  I thought that was a most excellent idea, especially si...
Source: bipolar.and.me - November 23, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

When Should You Go to the Hospital for Severe Depression?
Knowing when to commit yourself or a loved one to the hospital to be treated for severe depression can be a very gray area. I wish there were a set of directions much like those when you are in labor: if contractions come within five minutes of each other and last a minute, pack your bags. Some physicians will make the decision for you, but usually it is up to you. Here are a few guidelines. 1. When you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else. If you are very suicidal and have gone as far as making plans, you should be in a safe place where you don’t have to rely on sheer willpower. All of us who have experie...
Source: World of Psychology - November 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Antidepressant Depression General Medications Psychiatry Psychology Treatment Clinical Depression Depression (mood) Hospital Hospitalization inpatient Medicine Physician Severe Depression Suicide Source Type: blogs

Best Post of August 2013: Profile of Wash U NP Fellow Dr. PJ Cimino
The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from August 1, 2013, when I profiled Dr. PJ Cimino, a prominent first-year neuropathology fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. After a short biographical sketch, Dr. Cimino answers a few of my questions:Dr. PJ CiminoP.J. Cimino grew up in Seattle, WA, where he did both his undergraduate studies (double major in neurobiology and biochemistry) and Medical Scientist Training Program (combined MD/PhD program) at the University of Washington. He earned his PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior while working in the laboratory of Tom Montine MD, PhD in the Department of Pathology....
Source: neuropathology blog - November 22, 2013 Category: Pathologists Tags: Best of the Month series neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Confused Thinking about New Cholesterol Guidelines - Were Conflicts of Interest to Blame?
For years, clinical practice guidelines promulgated by prominent health care organizations have been hailed with accolades as received wisdom.  However, there is increasing reason to be skeptical of such guidelines.  Many guidelines are not based on rigorous application of the principles of evidence-based medicine, and often seem to arise from the personal opinions of their authors.  This is particularly troublesome when those authors  have conflicts of interest, and when the organizations that sponsor guideline development have institutional conflicts of interest.  Back in 2011, an Institute of Me...
Source: Health Care Renewal - November 22, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: American College of Cardiology American Heart Association conflicts of interest evidence-based medicine guidelines logical fallacies Source Type: blogs

Is ADHD Overdiagnosed? It’s Complicated, Part 2
Earlier this year, the CDC released data that showed that diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) went up over the past few years. But the CDC data also showed that diagnoses went up across the board for multiple mental disorders. Some media outlets at the time, however, only focused on the increase in the diagnosis of ADHD. This two-part article (part 1 is here) examines whether there really is an “over”-diagnosis of ADHD — or whether it’s more complicated than answering with a simple “yes” or “no.” The Recent BMJ Study This past month, the prestigious...
Source: World of Psychology - November 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: ADHD and ADD Children and Teens Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Minding the Media Parenting Policy and Advocacy attention Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Bmj Depression Diagnosis Media Outlets Mental Disor Source Type: blogs

Medicine then and now: The importance of team
I have been visiting different sites and having staff meetings with different groups of clinicians since I came back to my psychiatric services chief job recently. I have noticed something that is very important to the smooth operation of a mental health center, and most likely any health care facility you might look at. In order to do the best job possible and help the most people who need us, we must work as a team. 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 - November 21, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Is ADHD Overdiagnosed? Yes & No
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: April 2, 2013 A headline on Monday about the marked rise in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, described incorrectly the disorder that saw the increase. It is A.D.H.D. — not hyperactivity, which is present in only a portion of A.D.H.D. cases. The article also misidentified the organization that plans to change the definition of A.D.H.D. to allow more people to receive the diagnosis and treatment. It is the American Psychiatric Association, not the Am...
Source: World of Psychology - November 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: ADHD and ADD Children and Teens Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Minding the Media Parenting Policy and Advocacy Treatment Alan Schwarz American Psychiatric Association attention Attention Deficit Attention Deficit Hy Source Type: blogs

When is disclosure not disclosure?
WHEN IS DISCLOSURE NOT DISCLOSURE? Hint: When it is made by the Chairman of the DSM-5 Task Force.Here is a case study in conflict of interest (COI). A remarkable confession has just appeared by a group of 5 prominent academics, writing in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Having been outed to the Editors, they now admit to concealing pertinent financial information. One of the five is David J. Kupfer, MD, chairman of the DSM-5 Task Force and past chairman of the department of psychiatry at The University of Pittsburgh. The others are from Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and Chicago.With millions in funding from NIMH, these folks have be...
Source: Health Care Renewal - November 21, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: Bernard Carroll conflicts of interest David Kupfer deception DSM-5 JAMA JAMA Psychiatry NIMH Robert Gibbons Thomas Insel Source Type: blogs

New Deep Brain Stimulation System Measures Neurotransmitter Release
In this study, the investigators will monitor extracellular neurotransmitter levels using a probe that is able to perform real time electrochemical detection during deep brain stimulation surgery. The overall question this study is designed to answer is: Are there neurotransmitters released during deep brain stimulation? Interestingly, the primary outcome measure is adenosine1 release recorded by WINCS, and the secondary outcome measure is dopamine release (pre-, during, and post-DBS, over a time frame of 30 min). Adenosine A2A antagonists may extend the duration of action of L-dopa, a primary treatment for PD. Preliminary...
Source: The Neurocritic - November 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

2013: The Year Of Autism's Grand Error, The DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder
Photo by Harold L DohertyEdward Ritvo-Susan Swedo Shootout at the IMFAR Corral, Sheraton, Toronto, May 18, 2012The year 2013 will be remembered as the year the simplified DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder definition was imposed on a very complex and diverse group of disorders and/or symptoms.  Catherine Lord, Susan Swedo and other members of the DSM-5 committee responsible for the definition change simply ignored criticisms of their proposals and pushed ahead because, in their minds, they know better than their critics. It would be one thing if the DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder critics were simply par...
Source: Facing Autism in New Brunswick - November 21, 2013 Category: Autism Authors: H L Doherty Source Type: blogs

Researchers Back Peddle From Their Own Risperdal Study
In the wake of the $2.2 billion settlement by Johnson & Johnson to resolve criminal and civil charges for illegal marketing of the Risperdal antipsychotic pill (more here), two of the authors of a medical paper that was used to inappropriately market the medicine are back peddling from the publication, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Denis Daneman, a professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of Toronto, asked The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, which published the article a decade ago, to retract the article or remove his name. But the publisher declined to do so, maintaining that the article ...
Source: Pharmalot - November 20, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: esilverman Source Type: blogs

Researchers Back Pedal From Their Own Risperdal Study
In the wake of the $2.2 billion settlement by Johnson & Johnson to resolve criminal and civil charges for illegal marketing of the Risperdal antipsychotic pill (more here), two of the authors of a medical paper that was used to inappropriately market the medicine are back peddling from the publication, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Denis Daneman, a professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of Toronto, asked The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, which published the article a decade ago, to retract the article or remove his name. But the publisher declined to do so, maintaining that the article ...
Source: Pharmalot - November 20, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: esilverman Source Type: blogs

Is Your EMR Compromising Patient Privacy?
Two prominent physicians this week pointed out a basic but, in the era of information as a commodity, sometimes overlooked truth about EMRs: They increase the number of people with access to your medical data thousands of times over. Dr. Mary Jane Minkin said in a Wall Street Journal video panel on EMR and privacy that she dropped out of the Yale Medical Group and Medicare because she didn’t want her patients’ information to be part of an EMR. She gave an example of why: Minkin, a gynecologist, once treated a patient for decreased libido. When the patient later visited a dermatologist in the Yale system, that sensitive...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 20, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: James Ritchie Tags: EHR EHR Benefits Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR EMR Security Healthcare HealthCare IT HIPAA Breaches HIPAA General Hospitals Medical Privacy Patient Advocacy Patients Security Rule Deborah Peel Heng Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Update Satellite — 11-20-2013
This report says that mental health patients make up almost half of the emergency department patients at Denver Health every weekend. When you cut funding for psychiatric care by 20% and cut the number of psychiatric beds by 30%, the patients with psychiatric problems don’t just disappear. When they can’t get help, they end up in the emergency department, in jail, or even worse. Could the Columbine or Aurora shootings have been prevented by expanding psychiatric care? Probably not. But one emergency department physician noted that for every “high-profile event that everybody knows about, there’s a hundred that were...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - November 20, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Healthcare Update Source Type: blogs

The Special Issue Spotter
We trawl the world's journals so you don't have to. Here are the latest journal special issues in psychology:New angles on the brain (Nature).Terrorism Psychology: Theory & Application (Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology).Gene-environment interplay in child psychology and psychiatry: challenges and ways forward (Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry). Open access.Memory and The Law: Case Studies (Memory).The influence of the latest technology on psychotherapy (Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy).Exploring the canine mind: Studies of dog cognition (Learning and Motivation).Peace psychology (American Psych...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - November 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs

Now It's the Cardiologists' Turn
People like to rag on psychiatry: we've got our own anti-psychiatry movement, and one of the biggest issues for these groups is that "psychiatry" (whoever our singular voice might be) misrepresented itself by saying there are chemical imbalances responsible for mental illness, when no precise imbalance has yet been identified.  We're not like internal medicine and it's sub-specialties where there are numbers and a cut-off for when you have diabetes, and when your cholesterol raises your risk of heart disease.  Those numbers are reportedly precise science, but, actually, those illnesses are defined like psychiatri...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

There are 636,120 ways to have post traumatic stress disorder
The latest version of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) controversial diagnostic code - "the DSM-5" - continues the check-list approach used in previous editions. To receive a specific diagnosis, a patient must exhibit a minimum number of symptoms in different categories. One problem - this implies someone either has a mental illness or they don't. To avoid missing people who ought to be diagnosed, over time the criteria for many conditions have expanded, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the case of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Indeed, in their new analysis of the latest expanded diagnostic c...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - November 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs

ADHD: What a Difference a Diagnosis Makes
There I was in 2011, ready to hang myself in the cold, dark basement as my wife worked upstairs in her home office. I was wearing my robe, crying profusely, and had quietly walked down to the bottom floor where our home gym was. The cold cable that was used to pull weights down while working out felt horrific as I put it around my neck — as my brother had done three years before. He was successful in killing himself, and a piece of our family died that day as well. Perhaps I hadn’t gotten the help I needed from a counselor after my brother’s death, since the statistics of family members who commit suicide rises ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeff Emmerson Tags: ADHD and ADD Depression Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Family Physician Hospital Major Depressive Disorder Mental Disorder Psychiatry Suicide Source Type: blogs

Turning the heat on ICE
Today's blog post can be found over on Clinical Psychiatry News HEREwhere ClinkShrink is talking about the fate of mentally ill immigrants who are detained without either legal representation or psychiatric treatment.   Clink also tells us what to do if an illegal immigrant is admitted to your inpatient unit and  ICE comes knocking at your door.  ICE: Immigration Customs Enforcement. ----- Listen to our latest podcast at mythreeshrinks.com or subscribe to our rss feed. Email us at mythreeshrinks at gmail dot com Our book is out now. (Source: Shrink Rap)
Source: Shrink Rap - November 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Glaxo 'Falls Short Of Open Data Disclosure:' Jureidini Explains
Over the past few months, a group of researchers has been haggling with GlaxoSmithKline over access to detailed data for an infamous 2001 study of its Paxil antidepressant called 329 that tested the pill for treating depression in adolescents. The researchers, who are led by Jon Jureidini, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Adelaide in Australia, want a 1998 clinical study report that they hope to reanalyze and republish. The original results reported that Paxil was effective, but the trial actually missed its endpoints and figured in a ghostwriting controversy (here is the study). As a result, Glaxo s...
Source: Pharmalot - November 18, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: esilverman Source Type: blogs

ADHD is a Doctor's Diagnosis
Children are increasingly diagnosed with serious and complex psychiatric disorders. Parents should always seek a second opinion from a doctor regarding their children’s mental health.Contributor: Eve OrionPublished: Nov 18, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - November 18, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

Behavioral Disorders in Children: What You Should Know
Our children are increasingly being diagnosed with psychiatric disorders once typically reserved for very troubled adult patients. Parents must make informed decisions regarding medication alternatives for troubled children.Contributor: Eve OrionPublished: Nov 18, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - November 18, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

Oprah and criticism of the president
In a person's death, 'I will come as a thief in the night.' Fr. Denis Farkasfalvy pointed out 'for the skeptics' that Jesus must certainly have said that for none of his followers would have put those words in his mouth. 'Have you ever had a thief in your house?' Fr. Abbot said. 'It is a surprise, disruptive, and humiliating. The passage of time is the passage of opportunity and can you imagine the disruption, the humiliation of the thief death.' And I think in a roundabout way these thoughts explain Oprah Winfrey's assertion that criticism of the president is racist. Many back lives did not come to a full fruition but rat...
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - November 18, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs

OCD & Trying to Catch Every Last Detail
Last Christmas, I received as a gift Deepak Chopra’s book, Super Brain. As a person with a mental illness, I wasn’t sure if this was good news or bad news. A majority of my prior Christmases have been lackluster because I relive the same year, in and out, without seeming to make the progress I desire in my life. It’s kind of like the movie Groundhog Day , only for years and years. I wasn’t sure if analyzing my brain any further would be a good idea. So how does OCD relate to all the books, paintings, and movies that a society produces? Essentially, these supposedly give us hope that our lives will get bett...
Source: World of Psychology - November 18, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Keith Fraser Tags: Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Minding the Media OCD Personal Psychology Self-Help Treatment Christmas Christmases Cognition Deepak Chopra details Film Groundhog Day Obsessive Compulsive Disorder obsessive-c Source Type: blogs

Critical Care Compendium update
LITFL’s Critical Care Compendium is a comprehensive collection of pages concisely covering the core topics and controversies of critical care. Currently there are almost 1,500 entries with more in the works… Some pages are more developed than others, and all the pages are being constantly revised and improved. Links to new references and online resources are added daily, with an emphasis on those that are free and open access (FOAM!). These pages originated from the FCICM exam study notes created by Dr Jeremy Fernando in 2011, and have been updated, modified and added to since. As such will be particularly us...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - November 17, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Critical Care Compendium Education eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured CCC LITFL collection Source Type: blogs

PTSD and the Forensic Psychiatrist
  This blog post is aimed at anyone considering a career in forensic psychiatry. Please read this interview in the Ottawa Citizen entitled 'Tough forensic guy' John Bradford opens up about his PTSD'.I'm going to preface this post by saying that I know the man featured in this interview. He is an extremely accomplished and internationally recognized authority on the evaluation and treatment of sex offenders. To think that we could have lost him is a devastating idea to me. He has always been respected within the forensic community, but I respect him even more after this interview.In this article Dr. Bradford talks abou...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 16, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: ClinkShrink Source Type: blogs

Best of Our Blogs: November 15, 2013
We go to great lengths to avoid what is for what we think life should be. We numb ourselves with drugs, alcohol, food, work, gossip and mindless TV. As a result, we lose the opportunity to learn from and truly know life for what it is. Whatever challenge you’re enduring could feel unacceptable, intolerable, and terrifying. You may not believe you have the ability to cope. But courage doesn’t always come in heroic proportions. Sometimes all it requires is taking a step in awareness. I love what best-selling author Kris Carr says on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday about her ten year journey with stage IV cancer: ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Ethics Family therapy Health Care Kris Carr Mental Health mind Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Private Practice Psychiatry Psychological Trauma Psychology social media Source Type: blogs

Killing a Gift Horse with Naltrexone
I received an email update today with important news from the world of psychiatry and addiction.  The email highlighted a study from the October issue of Jama Psychiatry, entitled ‘A Randomized, Double-blind Evaluation of Buprenorphine Taper Duration in Primary Prescription Opioid Abusers’.  The study compared relapse rates in opioid addicts who were tapered off buprenorphine […] (Source: Suboxone Talk Zone)
Source: Suboxone Talk Zone - November 15, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: J T Junig Tags: Addiction Buprenorphine Public policy Research risks side effects Suboxone Subutex treatment buprenorphine maintenance long term buprenorphine naltrexone opioid addiction treatment risks of suboxone suboxone diversion Suboxon Source Type: blogs

Killing the Suboxone Gift Horse with Naltrexone
I received an email update today with important news from the world of psychiatry and addiction.  The email highlighted a study from the October issue of Jama Psychiatry, entitled ‘A Randomized, Double-blind Evaluation of Buprenorphine Taper Duration in Primary Prescription Opioid Abusers’.  The study compared relapse rates in opioid addicts who were tapered off buprenorphine… (Source: Suboxone Talk Zone)
Source: Suboxone Talk Zone - November 15, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: J T Junig Tags: risks buprenorphine maintenance long term buprenorphine naltrexone opioid addiction treatment risks of suboxone suboxone diversion Suboxone treatment Source Type: blogs

BMJ - Hidden Data Putting GlaxoSmithKline to the test over paroxetine
Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6754Child and adolescent psychiatryChild and adolescent psychiatry (paedatrics)More topics ArticleRelated contentRead responses (1)Article metricsPeter Doshi, associate editorAuthor Affiliationspdoshi@bmj.comBlockbuster antidepressant paroxetine is no stranger to headlines. The drug is now back centre stage as requests for clinical data from one of its trials are testing manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline’s commitment to full transparency, Peter Doshi reportsWhen the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(JAACAP) published study 329 in 2001,1...
Source: PharmaGossip - November 15, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs

Candy Crush: Psychiatry's New Frontier? Watch Dinah on Al Jazeera America Tonight at 10:45 PM Eastern Time
It started innocently enough: a conversation with an old high school friend about Angry Birds.  Joe warned me, "Don't do it. It's like crack."  Soon, I was hooked, and I wrote a blog post called A Brief Psychological Analysis of Angry Birds.  It got picked up by KevinMD and a legal blog.  It got a lot of Facebook 'likes,' more than any for my profound psychiatry writings.  Isn't that silly?Last week, I was contacted by Eliana Docterman, a reporter at Time Magazine.  I know about Angry Birds, could I comment on Candy Crush, it's taking the country by storm, millions of downloads with people spe...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Life Sentences for First-time, Non-Violent Offenders
I'm hijacking Shrink Rap for a moment.  I feel like I'm justified in linking to an article about mandatory minimum prison terms because the correctional system is where many people obtain psychiatric services in our country. Nicholas Kristof writes in Serving Life for This?about some egregious stories of people serving long prison terms for drug-related offenses.  One woman had no prior legal history, was not found with any drugs, but was convicted based on the testimony of others who testified against her in exchange for reductions in their own sentences.  So the 32 year old mother, with no prior ...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs