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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

Healthcare Update Satellite — 11-14-2013
See more news from around the web over at my other blog at DrWhitecoat.com An example of the downside to government-run health care. Patients in Venezuela can’t get proper medical care. 300 cancer patients were just sent home when supply shortages and “overtaxed equipment” made it “impossible … to perform non-emergency surgeries.” 70% of the radiation therapy machines are inoperable. Basic supplies such as needles, syringes, medications, operating room equipment, X-ray film, and blood needed for transfusions are all in short supply. There is no anesthesia for elective surgery. Patients can no longer get organ d...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - November 15, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Healthcare Update Source Type: blogs

3 Reasons Why Not All Mental Health Professionals are Created Equal
The biggest regret of those who have lived through a depressive or bipolar disorder episode is that they didn’t obtain a rigorous diagnosis and treatment plan early enough. Lora Inman is one such person, interviewed in my book Back From The Brink. A long-time depression sufferer and passionate mental health advocate, she went for decades without a proper diagnosis or treatment, which prolonged her suffering and made postpartum depression even harder to manage. Lora’s story perfectly illustrates three very good reasons why you need a trusted mental health professional. Not all doctors are well-versed in mental health ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Graeme Cowan Tags: Antidepressant Bipolar Depression Disorders General Medications Motivation and Inspiration Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Bipolar Disorder Clinical Psychology General Practitioners getting help Graeme Cowan M Source Type: blogs

Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half on NPR's Fresh Air!
If you've ever read Allie Brosh's blog, Hyperbole and a Half, you wouldn't be surprised to learn she wrote a book.  It's called Hyperbole and a Half.  Allie (pictured above), likes to write about and illustrate her life.  She talks about her childhood adventures (to use a tame word), her hopes, dreams, and aspirations, and her struggles with depression.  The drawings and the humor are phenomenal.  So yesterday, I'm sitting with a patient and my phone lights up.  I ignore it.  Between patients, I read.  An excited text from Jesse.  Jesse if often excited; he'll be excited that he...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Unearthing & Ridding Yourself of Toxic Shame
Shame is inexorably tied to the question that many of us will eventually ask ourselves: “Are we a human doing or a human being?” In other words, is our value and appreciation for and about ourselves determined by what we do (and how it affects others) or just by who we are? Human doers live their lives chasing the proverbial carrot, which is unattainable. Because core shame is maintained from the inside, no amount of “carrots” will ever relieve a person of it. It is simply impossible to reach a goal that is neither possible nor realistic. Self-worth determined by what we do is not life-affirming, nor is it person...
Source: World of Psychology - November 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Ross Rosenberg, MEd, LCPC, CADC Tags: Brain and Behavior Family General Parenting Personality Psychology Relationships Self-Esteem bullying Human Implicit self-esteem Joyce Marter Roy Baumeister Self Image Self Loathing Shame shaming toxic shame Source Type: blogs

New Path?
SOME of my purchases were delivered yesterday - SIX! And I know there are so many more on the way! As I was opening them, I felt so much regret, I felt like an idiot, wasting all that money and didn't have any excitement whatsoever about each thing.  As a matter of fact, I was thinking I couldn't believe spent so much money on junk.Mark called when I was upset about it, and as soon as he heard my voice, because spouses just know each other that well, he knew I was sad.  He asked if I was and I told him yes, but at that time I hadn't figured out the reason why yet, I just thought the feeling came over me for ...
Source: bipolar.and.me - November 13, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

Who Are the 5-10 Percent That Get Alzheimer's?
Conclusions Regardless of how low a person’s test scores were, the researchers determined that lopsidedness in their score distribution correlated with dementia. They predicted that people with low scores that were evenly distributed were not likely to develop dementia. But those with clearly lopsided test score distributions on the 13 measures administered were already experiencing varying levels of dementia. “Departures from the normal bell-shaped pattern of variability on cognitive tests might determine which people with low scores develop dementia,” says David J. Schretlen, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry and...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - November 13, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

On Giving Gifts to Patients: Where's Your Line?
There is an interesting article in the New York Times by Abigail Zuger called When Healers Get Too Friendly.  The author talks about giving a patient her old laptop, stripped clean, with no other useful destination but the back of a closet, and most likely, ultimately the trash. Dr. Zuger writes:And now it is suddenly decades later, his H.I.V. has long been perfectly controlled, and he is still fomenting revolution. He used to march and holler; now he works social media with a miserable old desktop computer that keeps breaking down.As it happens, about a week before one of our infrequent appointments — he barely nee...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Sarah L.
Sarah’s story is a reminder that gluten sensitivity comes in many different forms. – Dr. Perlmutter 11 years ago, in my third trimester of pregnancy, I developed itchy skin that made my life all but unbearable. I did neither marks nor welts on my skin. I considered myself “lucky” when hives would show so people didn’t think I was totally crazy. I saw my GP, dermatologists, and of course a psychiatrist. I was prescribed Effexor, Adavan, Xanax. Nothing helped the itch, and I knew these drugs were not what I needed. I wasn’t crazy or depressed. I was crazy and depressed because my skin felt...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 12, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success adavan digestive effexor gluten free Gluten Sensitivity itch itchy skin Pregnancy Pregnant xanax Source Type: blogs

Free Webinar: The Heart of Self-Acceptance
Join Francine Shapiro, Noah Rubinstein and Mike Bundrant for this special, one-hour event, The Heart of Self-Acceptance. During this live webinar, each speaker will discuss how to gain greater self-acceptance as well as fundamental obstacles that get in the way. This free webinar will be hosted on Monday, Nov. 18 @ 7:00 PM EST. Registration is free, but space is limited. Do you need to learn to accept yourself? You will leave this presentation with clear ideas that you can act upon immediately to improve your self-worth. After the presentations, PsychCentral host Zoë Kessler will moderate a panel discussion by allowing ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: General Personality Psychology Self-Esteem Self-Help Webinar EMDR EMDR Institute Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing francine shapiro iNLP Center Mental Health Mental Health Professional Mike Bundrant Noah Rubinstein Source Type: blogs

Scientists Predict Time It Takes from Alzheimer’s Diagnosis to Nursing Home and Death
A Columbia University Medical Center-led research team has clinically validated a new method for predicting time to full-time care, nursing home residence, or death for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. +Alzheimer's Reading Room The method, which uses data gathered from a single patient visit, is based on a complex model of Alzheimer’s disease progression that the researchers developed by consecutively following two sets of Alzheimer’s patients for 10 years each. The results were published online ahead of print in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading Room Email: ...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - November 11, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

This Week in Mentalists – Final Edition
This Week in Mentalists is a series that’s been going for several years now, hosted on various blogs. It’s now time for it to come to an end. As I described a few days ago, this is for a few reasons. The round-ups have been declining in popularity for a while now. The various changes of websites probably didn’t help, and it’s something that accelerated when Pandora had to depart from being co-editor due to an unexpected pregnancy. Ultimately though, the main reason is that the way people talk to each other on social media has evolved. Previously the main focus of conversation was on blogs. People st...
Source: Dawn Willis sharing the News and Views of the Mentally Wealthy - November 10, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Zarathustra Tags: Mental Health, The News & Policies. Source Type: blogs

Huge Pre-trib list
Discussion.url16 Seriously Creepy Things Kids Have Said - The Epoch Times.urlA Look Into The Darkness ? Jay Parker w- Jeff Rense - A Most Righteous Rant Against Our Dictator Obama!!! - An October Surprise In November.urlAre Blacks Monsters Is Crime a White Idea 2cypher - Real Politics for real people.urlAudioslave - I Am The Highway (Lyrics) - Audioslave - I Am The Highway - Autumn In November - Kirwin.urlBarack Obamas Hidden Past With Bill Whittle Part 1) - BEST of OBAMA VOTERS - Black mobs and the coming race war.urlBlack Panthers Condemn Obama - Boy, 14, 'slashed teacher, 24, to death - Can God Turn this Game Around - ...
Source: Nightmare Hall - Welcome to my nightmare - November 9, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Source Type: blogs

Final Rules for U.S. Mental Health Parity Released: No Surprises But Also No Silver Bullet
Much was made this past week about the Obama administration’s publication of the final rules that put into place the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Some media reports are suggesting that this will take down all barriers to mental health treatment. However, the reality is a little bit more complicated, as I last noted in this article. The release of the final rules will have little impact to most Americans, because most insurance companies already were complying with the interim final rules. But you wouldn’t know that from the media coverage, which glosse...
Source: World of Psychology - November 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Minding the Media Policy and Advocacy Treatment Audie Cornish Health Care Insurance Insurance Companies Insurance Company Julie Rovner Managed care media reports Medical Care Medicine Mental Source Type: blogs

7 life lessons I learned from surfing
Sometimes I’m surprised I wasn’t born with gills. It’s like I was meant to spend more time in water than on land. I didn’t discover this until I was thirteen or so, when I started high school and had to join a sports team because of a school requirement. I arbitrarily chose water polo, because it was a fall sport. I sucked at it, but fell in love. I played competitively through high school and college. When I graduated, I wasn’t ready to give up the water yet and joined a masters swim team. I swam regularly through medical school, even setting a couple of records in competitions. Continue reading ... Your patien...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 9, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Divide and Ruin
Been reading . Just read about 'Munich' regarding which the author, Fritz Stern, asserts that General Beck, then head of the German military, had prepared a coup should England have refused to give in to Hitler's demands. The first World War was in part occasioned by Britain's strategy of keeping down a strong power on the continent, which conflict Germany looked to win without German opposition. This apparently mirrored Britain's strategy in India where it sought to keep in conflict potentially rival factions so that it could rule. It is what Britain did in interwar Palestine promoting ant anti-Jewish mufti over other mor...
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - November 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Tags: Book Britain Germany Holocaust Jewish war Source Type: blogs

Link feast
Our 10 favourite psychology and neuroscience links from the last week or so: A neuroscientist shares his experience of being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease: "I am still at the beginning of my fascinating, frightening and ultimately life-affirming journey as a brain scientist with a disabling disease of the brain." How stressed are you? Take the BBC's Stress Test compiled by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The latest research on the teenage brain - watch Sarah-Jayne Blakemore's Rosalind Franklin lecture at the Royal Society last week. Neuroscientists are scrambling to work out what Ob...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - November 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs

University Researchers Are Seen as Enablers in Latest Major Drug Fraud
By Paul BaskenFederal prosecutors on Thursday concluded another multibillion-dollar settlement with a major pharmaceutical company accused of illegally marketing its drugs.In this case, the company was Johnson & Johnson, the total payment was $2.2-billion, and the key drug was Risperdal, which was approved by federal regulators to treat schizophrenia in adults but was being marketed for other patients, including children with behavioral problems.As with similar instances involving other major drug companies in recent years, the case file includes a list of academic researchers who wrote articles for medical journals th...
Source: PharmaGossip - November 8, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs

Medicare and that PQRS thing that you have to do by the end of 2013: A Guide for the totally wretched
Warning: boring content intended for Medicare clinicians who file claims.  Even a graphic won't spice this up. Blanket disclaimer: I have no special insights and I did my best to get someone to figure this out for me.  I am not liable or responsible in anyway if the information below is wrong, if Medicare cuts your fees or repossesses your first-born. Medicare and I have a hate-hate relationship, yet still, I remain a non-participating provider and have not opted out.  It's a matter of time, and grappling with my own guilt and inertia, but for the moment, I remain under their thumb.  Over on Reidbord'...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Drinking and Diabetes Don't Mix
Compared with some other stuff we put in our mouths, the trouble with alcohol might not seem to be a big deal for most of us who have diabetes. We all know, of course, that even a little alcohol can mean big trouble for those of us who can’t handle alcohol in moderation. More than 30 percent of adult Americans have “experienced alcohol use disorders during their lifetimes,” according to a 2007 study in JAMA Psychiatry. That... (Source: David Mendosa's SharePosts)
Source: David Mendosa's SharePosts - November 7, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: David Mendosa Source Type: blogs

The NY SAFE Act and Mandatory Reporting: Following Up 7 Months Later
Over on Clinical Psychiatry News, I have a post up on how it's going with the NY SAFE Act and the provision that requires reporting of mentally ill patients who are judged to be "likely to be dangerous."  If you're interested, surf over there.  Comments are welcome on either site.  Hopefully, I'll be back later with more posts.  Life has been a bit busy lately!----- 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 7, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs

Yahoo - poem about aging with dementia
Turning true-blue loyal friends into treacherous strangers. Dementiaby Max WallackIt gallops in silently on powerful hoofs Snatching sweet, precious, forgotten memories Turning true-blue loyal friends into treacherous strangers Clogging synapses with emptiness Crumbling trust into excruciating paranoia With bleak darkness comes the anxious wakefulness of broad daylight And bitter terror encompasses every living fiber "If I sleep, where will I be when I wake up?" The compulsion to run, the paralysis of fear Mature, child-like dependence Retracing youthful development, but in rapid reverse Cureless medicines, meaningless ...
Source: I am an Alzheimer's Caregiver - November 6, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

Medication, Take Me Away
I just did something that is probably not so great.  I stopped taking Geoden over 2 years ago and I just took 4 of them and considering taking more.  I just want my life to go away.  No, not suicide, but I would be totally fine if one day I died in my sleep.  Can't think of a better way to go.Mark's mid-life crisis is so overwhelming.  No, I'm not the one having the crisis but he is so unpredictable, so argumentative, and says hurtful things without realizing it.  Other than ranting and raving all the time about how he became a failure and how he has the worst luck in the world and I could jus...
Source: bipolar.and.me - November 6, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

A New, and Huge ($2.2 Billion) Settlement for Johnson and Johnson, but "No Individuals were Charged with Wrongdoing"
The march of legal settlements made by big health care organizations has resumed with a bang.  As reported in most major media outlets, giant drug/ device/ biotechnology company Johnson and Johnson has made a big settlement with the US Department of Justice.The Basics of the SettlementAs reported by Bloomberg / Businessweek, Johnson & Johnson agreed to resolve criminal and civil probes into the marketing of Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug, and other medicines by paying more than $2.2 billion, one of the largest U.S. health-fraud penalties. J&J’s Janssen unit will plead guilty to a misdemeanor criminal ...
Source: Health Care Renewal - November 5, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: deception kickbacks Johnson and Johnson impunity crime marketing legal settlements Source Type: blogs

Johnson & Johnson to Pay More Than $2.2 Billion to Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigations
Despite the FDA warnings and increased health risks, from 1999 through 2005, Janssen aggressively marketed Risperdal to control behavioral disturbances in dementia patients through an “ElderCare sales force” designed to target nursing homes and doctors who treated the elderly. Allegations Include Off-label Marketing and Kickbacks to Doctors and Pharmacists. +Alzheimer's Reading Room Global health care giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from allegations relating to the prescription drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natr...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - November 5, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

Johnson & Johnson to Pay More Than $2.2 Billion to Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigations - DoJ
Johnson & Johnson to Pay More Than $2.2 Billion to Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigations Allegations Include Off-label Marketing and Kickbacks to Doctors and Pharmacists WASHINGTON - Global health care giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from allegations relating to the prescription drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natrecor, including promotion for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and payment of kickbacks to physicians and to the nation’s largest long-term care phar...
Source: PharmaGossip - November 5, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs

J&J to pay $2.2B to settle Risperdal marketing allegations
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay over $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company promoted powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.The agreement is the third-largest settlement with a drugmaker in U.S. history, and the latest in a string of actions against drug companies allegedly putting profits ahead of patients.Justice Department officials alleged that J&J used illegal marketing tactics and kickbacks to persuade physicians and pharmacists to prescribe Risperdal and Invega, both antipsyc...
Source: PharmaGossip - November 5, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Update Satellite — 11-04-2013
See more medical news from around the web on my other blog at DrWhiteCoat.com 72 year old Connecticut patient awarded $9.3 million after being hospitalized for UTI, then given overdose of Lovenox. She developed intra-abdominal bleeding and required several surgeries and blood transfusions to correct the problem. She also developed a large abscess at the site of a central line insertion. Attorneys for the patient say that it was “an understatement” to say that the standard of care was violated. One of the ideas behind providing more patients with “insurance” (not with “health care,” mind you) is that the insured...
Source: WhiteCoat's Call Room - November 5, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: WhiteCoat Tags: Healthcare Update Source Type: blogs

An interesting comment on The Guardian’s #Bedlam review. #MentalHealth
I was particularly drawn to this reader comment:  Lynnh61 02 November 2013 10:51am   Recommended 7   “Without wishing to take anything away from the courage of the participants for allowing the cameras to record their experiences I really felt the programme was otherwise disappointing as it seems again to go no further than provide another reductionist view of mental health focusing largely on symptoms and treatments providing viewers with a similar viewpoint to that of the Victorians visited the old asylums. This seems especially true when compared with this week’s BBC 4 series, Disowned and Dis...
Source: Dawn Willis sharing the News and Views of the Mentally Wealthy - November 4, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Quinonostante Tags: Mental Health, The News & Policies. anxiety bedlam disability movement discrimination OCD stigma The Guardian Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer's, Money, and the Checkbook
Why would any Alzheimer's caregiver think or believe that a person living with Alzheimer's disease is competent enough to handle their own finances, write checks, and make decisions on major purchases like a car? By Bob DeMarco +Alzheimer's Reading Room Alzheimer's caregivers often experience problems with money, checkbooks, and scams being perpetrated on persons lviing with Alzheimer's disease. I have to scratch my head on this one. Why would any Alzheimer's caregiver think or believe that a person living in a state of dementia is competent enough to handle their own finances, write checks, and make decisions on majo...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - November 4, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

How To Beat Your Negativity Bias
Reframing is possibly the most powerful tool self development and Life Coaching has to offer. It has been scientifically proven not just to improve happiness, but also to change the structure of the brain in a positive way. I think we can both agree that’s very cool, but what’s even cooler is that it’s not even that hard to do if you can be arsed. In fact even though I don’t know you I’d go as far as to say you’re already probably an expert reframer. That’s the good news, but there’s some bad news to follow. The Negativity Bias As a Human Being you’re hard-wired to remember negative events more easily...
Source: Life Coach Blog: The Discomfort Zone : - November 3, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Tim Brownson Tags: Life Coaching Source Type: blogs

This Week in Mentalists Awards 2013 – The Shortlist
After a month of nominations from the public, we now have a shortlist for the This Week in Mentalists Awards 2013. This is the fourth year of the awards, showcasing the best in mental health blogging (and also for the first time this year, vlogging). Sifting through the nominations to come up with a shortlist turned out to be a tricky one, not least because a lot of people nominated without stating a category, or stated a category when a blog seemed more to belong in a rather different once. Hence I’ve had to do a certain amount of juggling between the categories. The more eagle-eyed readers may notice that one categ...
Source: Dawn Willis sharing the News and Views of the Mentally Wealthy - November 3, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Zarathustra Tags: Mental Health, The News & Policies. TWIM awards Source Type: blogs

When is it Time to Get Help for My Mental Health or Relationship Concern?
As a therapist, a common question I get asked is: “When is the best time to get help?” It may not have even occurred to you to get some professional advice, even if you’ve Googled your problem. It’s common to believe that you should be able to fix it yourself and that seeking help is a sign of weakness. Every day, I see clients who have tolerated a problem for way too long. Whether the problem is a marital- or work-related issue, it’s possible that the person has had it for years or even decades. I hear myriad tales of all kinds of abuse: verbal, emotional, sexual and even physical. My clients ask me...
Source: World of Psychology - November 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Sophie Henshaw, DPsych Tags: Family General Marriage and Divorce Men's Issues Money and Financial Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships Stress Treatment Women's Issues child support Cost-benefit analysis Mental Health Mental Health Treatment Psychiatric Source Type: blogs

The Gift of Adversity: An Interview with Dr. Norman Rosenthal
Today I have the privilege of interviewing Dr. Norman Rosenthal, the noted research psychiatrist about his new book, “The Gift of Adversity,” that explores how life’s disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become better, bigger, and more resilient human beings. As a world-class psychiatrist, what have you found to be the most important tool your patients can arm themselves with when confronting adversity? The most important tool is a clear head. Don’t panic. In most situations there is time to think; thinking is your friend, and impulsive action is your enemy. Analyze the situation,...
Source: World of Psychology - November 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Books General Interview Memory and Perception Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Adversity Concentration Camps Depression Human Norman Rosenthal Psychology Viktor Frankl Source Type: blogs

Malaise…
I was trying to figure out this much maligned malaise I am in today when I remembered my father gave me my medications yesterday at 2 PM after he closed the pharmacy at noon and they have long since worn off. I took some more of my psychiatric medications and hopefully in an hour I will be feeling better.  I also think my blood pressure medication is the key component to me feeling better today. Especially regarding the fatigue I feel. Corralled By Graybeard… Earlier today, I was driving to my parent’s house to pick up some lunch.  Graybeard, with his Gilligan’s hat, waves me to a stop practically getting i...
Source: The 4th Avenue Blues - November 3, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Andrew Quixote Source Type: blogs