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Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog Medically cleared?aka Neurological Mind-Boggler 011 A 27 year-old previously well female, presented with a two week history of increasingly bizarre behavior. Her family reported that she had become more withdrawn over this time, stopped attending work and described her as walking around “talking to voices”. On the day of admission she walked into her parents room and urinated on the floor. Prior to this she had no psychiatric or medical history, and was performing well in her job as a lawyer. Her family reports that prior alcohol use as ‘minimal’ and no history of recreational dru...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - November 28, 2011 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: James Haridy Tags: Clinical Case Clinical Interpretation eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured Neurology Psychiatry and Mental Health altered mental state anti-NMDR receptor encephalitis autoimmune neurological mind-boggler Source Type: blogs
More Clinician Reaction to DSM-V
I swear, the only clinicians who think well of this project are the clinicians working on it. Here's Doug Bremner: Wacky-doodle diagnoses from the DSM committee, including internet addiction disorder, expanded ADD and GAD, temperament dysregulation disorder, and giving your soul away to meet criteria for PTSD. Podcast here. All I need are the code changes and eliminations, otherwise the DSM makes a nice paper weight. I hate when people call it the bible of psychiatry or, heaven forbid, the...
Source: Dr. X's Free Associations - November 28, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: DrX Tags: Front Page Psychology & Psychoanalysis Source Type: blogs
When I am an EskimoWaiting at my fishing holeAdler surfaced and burbledThings about complexesI took a complex back to my cold wifeShe baked it in her ovenShe gave birth to a childWe called him: Alexander the Great.12th Oct. 2011. Istiklal Cadeci. Lost in translation inside the libraries. No Turkish writer is known to the mind. The artistic covers, the type of papers and the libraries decoration intensifies the feelings of ignorance. When the eyes caught the Latin alphabet they jumped to the conclusion that all book were in English, to be shocked later that most, if not all, were in Turkish. Forgotten was Turkey's use of La...
Source: psychiatry for all - November 28, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
I’m One Of The 20% Of U.S. Women On Antidepressants: And My Life Is Better For It
Last week, new research revealed that one in five Americans take some sort of psychiatric medication. Among women, that number was a little higher—25% on mental health drugs in general, with 20% taking an antidepressant. I’m one of those 20% of women. And I am oh-so-thankful that I am. Depression is one of those things that goes untreated by a large number of sufferers—and for a long time, I was part of that group. But taking matters out of my own hands (and head) has done wonders for my life. I’ve had depressive spells for as long as I can remember. Once, I read back through my first-grade diary and realized that ...
Source: Genetics and Health - November 28, 2011 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Elizabeth Nolan Brown Tags: FEEL mental health antidepressants apathy depression Source Type: blogs
More than a civil war
Steve Diamond made an interesting post last week describing the longstanding tension between the brain/behavioral and the mind/psychodynamic camps in psychology as a civil war. I have written here a number of times about this conflict, one that is at the heart of what is happening in psychiatry as well (if you are interested in the state of affairs in mental health, you really should read 1BoringOldMan who does a superb job of taking apart the trail of studies and inflated promises that got us here). I wish that what we are in were a civil war because then at least there would be active debate and engagement on these issue...
Source: Jung At Heart - November 28, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
The Man who Stares at Flies
Another morning. Still functioning in the waiting mode. Waiting the answer to my job application. The coffee types in Iraq are not the same to those in Algeria. I miss Algeria. Is that evident?Putting the coffee down I held the novel: The Men who Stare at Goats. I spent the last night with my dictionary reading it. It is so funny. But, reading in the morning is more difficult since, the weather is warm, and the flies are active. I put the novel down. Put a drop of my coffee on the cover and ordered one of the flies with few clear words: Land, Drink, Coffee. And you know what? She obeyed!!!To confirm my abilities I ordered ...
Source: psychiatry for all - November 28, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Parkinson’s Disease: Neurologist Care Improves Lifetime Clinical Outcomes
Parkinson’s disease is a complex constellation of symptoms. As reported in the August 30, 2011 issue of Neurology, neurologist care of Parkinson patients greatly improves their quality of life and long term clinical outcome. Parkinson disease affects approximately 1 million Americans. It is only second to Alzheimer’s disease as a common neurodegenerative illness. Early diagnosis, recognition of associated symptoms and comorbidities as well as comprehensive care are necessary if a Parkinson patient’s long term clinical outcomes and quality of life are to be maintained. Neurology has commonly not been taugh...
Source: Sarasota Neurology - November 27, 2011 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. K Tags: General Medicine Memory Loss / Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia Movement Disorders Parkinson's disease anxiety depression hip fracture neurologist neurology Sarasota neurologist Source Type: blogs
Ethical Dilemmas Of Psychiatry: Should Confidentiality Ever Be Breached?
I’ve been asked several ‘ethical dilemmas’ in the past few weeks. I’m putting them up on Shrink Rap, but please don’t get hung up on the details. These aren’t my patients, but the details of the stories are being distorted to disguise those involved. The question, in both cases, boils down to: Should the mental health professional report the patient to his professional board? In the first case, a psychiatrist is treating a nurse who is behaving badly. The nurse is stealing controlled substances from the hospital and giving them to friends who ‘need’ them. She doesn&...
Source: Better Health - November 26, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Dinah Miller, M.D. Tags: Opinion Breach Communication Confidentiality Consensual Relationship Dilemmas Ethics Inappropriate behavior Integrity Licensing Board Morals Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapist Treatment Source Type: blogs
Please Don't Tell
Earlier, we were talking about an ethical dilemma in The Very Badly Behaved Health Care Practitioner-- What should a therapist do if he's treating another therapist who confesses he's been having an affair with a patient? Should the treating therapist report his patient to their respective licensing board? Of course, the comments are the most interesting part of that post. It got me thinking about two things: Doctor-Patient Confidentiality and What is a Patient? From the Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: The Oath of Hippocrates, traditionally sworn to by newly licensed physicians, includes the...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 26, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Research: Veterans learn to use yoga and meditation exercises to reconnect with their emotions
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that mindfulness-based therapy is a promising intervention for treating anxiety and mood problems in clinical populations. To learn more, enjoy these related articles on Stress and Meditation. Source of pic: BigStockPhoto
Source: SharpBrains - November 25, 2011 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Health & Wellness anxiety anxiety symptoms brain-exercise Brain-Fitness Breathing cancer depression Emma Seppala Emotions generalized anxiety disorder healthy minds medical conditions meditation mental-fitness Mental-Health Source Type: blogs
Payments to Doctors by Pharmaceutical Companies Raise Issues of Conflicts - NYTimes.com
From 2009 to early 2011, at least 25,000 Texas physicians and researchers received a combined $57 million — and probably far more — in cash payments, research money, free meals, travel and other perks, according to data culled from 12 drug companies and provided by the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. Dozens of these medical professionals were paid more than $100,000 each during that period. And 114 were professors, physicians, psychiatrists or researchers who were already paid a salary by the state — in some cases more than a half-million dollars a year. These state employees brought in near...
Source: PharmaGossip - November 25, 2011 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Marijuana Use and Adolescents
: What Clinicians Need to Know As marijuana use among teenagers increases and its perceived danger among this age group decreases, clinicians need to know the latest science about the harmful effects of the drug on the adolescent brain, according to a researcher at the University of Colorado, Denver. Paula Riggs, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, notes the most recent Monitoring the Future Survey shows a significant increase in marijuana use, including daily marijuana use among U. S. high school students and a decrease in perceived risk of use. “There are a number of indicators, including the increasing number of states that...
Source: Twelve Step Facilitation.com - November 24, 2011 Category: Addiction Authors: Sparrow Tags: Addiction Assessment Drugs Symptoms of addiction adolescent brain high school students marijuana use teenagers Source Type: blogs
Psychiatric Manual Revision Pushes Ahead Amid Continued Concerns
The American Psychiatric Association’s years-long efforts to revamp its big book of diagnoses has been fraught with controversy. Critics have said that the committee charged with the fifth full revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, known as the DSM, is being too secretive and trying to make too many changes, among other concerns. In the latest chapter in the saga, the American Counseling Association – there are about 120,000 licensed counselors in the U.S. – recently laid out its concerns to the APA (read the letter here), bringing up the transparency issue as well ...
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - November 23, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Shirley S. Wang Tags: Drugs Mental health Source Type: blogs
Narrativity and medicine
The Nordic Network for Studies in Narrativity and Medicine (which I have reported about before in our Danish blog) is holding its first meeting at Medical Museion, Friday 9 – Saturday 10 December. Here’s the list of speakers (in chronological order): Thomas Söderqvist: Are There Any Narratives in These Exhibitions? Rita Charon: What is Medicine For? A Radical Recognition, an Honor Restoried and Restored Eva Hammershøy: A Strategy for Literature and Medicine Rolf Ahlzén: Medical Humanities: Straddling the Disciplines? Kari Nyheim Solbrække: Gender or Human Suffering: Do We Have to Choose? Using a Narrative...
Source: Biomedicine on Display - November 23, 2011 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Thomas Söderqvist Tags: conferences medical humanities Source Type: blogs
Hi there, I am a nurse and a coach. I have worked in psychiatry, community health nursing, and wellness education. I am interested in topics relating to nurses well-being, self-care, and balance because as a nurse I struggled with these issues. But after a lot of healing and self-work I have been through some major shifts. I now am interested in hearing about other nurses journeys to wellness and health and am passionate about creating space for nurses to be well, take time for themselves, and live a life of balance. Thanks for having me here! Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN, Health Coach
Source: Nurse.Com Forums - Blogs - November 23, 2011 Category: Nurses Authors: livingsublimewellness Source Type: blogs
Teeth Defender: a Videogame to Help Kids Overcome ‘Dentistophobia’
A group of research students from the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, have developed a game to help children overcome their fear of dentists. The game will be played with 3D glasses and a game controller, while the children sit on the dentist’s chair. The project was initiated by Rob Kooij and the testing program was supported by many dentists.The students have been working on this ‘serious game’ since September, but the gameplay isn’t perfect yet. In the game itself you will have to defend a row of teeth: the bad guys are represented by soda and candy, while the good guys are (of course) toothpicks...
Source: Medgadget - November 23, 2011 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Stanley Darma Tags: Dentistry Pediatrics Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the CDC: A Long, Tangled Tale
by David Tuller Note: This account draws from interviews, a close reading of a fraction of the 4608 epidemiologic studies that pop up (as of today; yesterday it was 4606) on a PubMed search for “chronic fatigue syndrome,” and a review of many pages of government documents–in particular the minutes and testimony from meetings of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one of many such panels established to provide guidance to federal health officials. Not much here will be a surprise to anyone who has read the better ME/CFS blogs, or Hillary Johnson’s ...
Source: virology blog - November 23, 2011 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Information CDC centers for disease control CFS chronic fatigue syndrome david tuller elizabeth unger myalgic encephalitis william reeves Source Type: blogs
When I saw this review of the biography of George Kennan, I thought of how the U.S. might have done better with him as Secretary of State during the Kennedy period. I see that Kissinger had some recent comments on Kennan also.
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - November 22, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Navigating the Long Road to a Sjogren's Diagnosis - ABC News
Suffering for over six years with widespread, unidentifiable pain and fatigue is a test of patience. For me, the answer came years after seeing dozens of doctors shrug their shoulders at my condition or say I was in excellent health since I looked well.After enduring endless exams, rounds of blood drawing, body and brain scans, all for no diagnosis at all, I was determined to get answers somewhere else and that's what landed me mid-country. I finally found my diagnosis in the Midwest, thousands of miles away from my home in Massachusetts.This specialist asked me to describe everything of concern. Then he examined me and be...
Source: Psychology of Pain - November 22, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Guest Blogger Dr. Ron Pies on Internet Anonymity
Internet Anonymity: Is it Ever Justified? Consider Meagan’s dilemma. She is a 30-year-old, separated store clerk who is now living in a shelter for battered women. Meagan was severely abused by her husband, and now takes care to conceal her whereabouts, lest he try to find her. Using the internet connection at her public library, Meagan finds a website that deals with issues of battering, including help for those women (or men) who want to obtain a restraining order against the abusing spouse. Meagan would like to participate in the online discussion, but is afraid to use her full name. She suspects that her husband “t...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 22, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Occupy LSX report
This was originally published on BMJ Blogs Established on 15 October outside St Paul’s and watched over by a statue of Queen Victoria, the Occupy London Stock Exchange (LSX) camp continues its controversial settlement in central London. Paul, a doctor whose day job is as a sexual health specialist in South London, shows me around. For a movement with no apparent leadership, lurking somewhere must nevertheless be an effective organising team. The camp is clean and alongside the accommodation are larger tents with information, welfare, first-aid, and “university” roles. Paul tells m...
- November 21, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Frontier Psychiatrist Tags: BMJ Misc. Source Type: blogs
Autism Expert Psychologist Dissects Mottron's "Misleading" "Mischief"
The mainstream media (MSM) has embraced with open arms activist/researcher Dr. Laurent Mottron's "autism advantage" piece in Nature. In that article Mottron downplays the serious challenges faced by those like my son with severe autistic disorder and recasts autism disorders in the image of his mentor Michelle Dawson and several other high functioning persons with autism who work in his lab. Almost without exception the MSM has regurgitated Mottron's beliefs and opinions without serious examination of the scientific basis, if any, for those beliefs, and without offering differing views of credible autism experts. An&...
Source: Facing Autism in New Brunswick - November 21, 2011 Category: Autism Authors: Autism Reality NB Source Type: blogs
The Stability of Psychiatric Diagnoses
We've talked a lot about diagnoses here on Shrink Rap. We've talked about how diagnoses are made, how valid they might be, how as labels they can be stigmatizing or damning in a person's life. We've talked about how they are used to guide treatment and how they are demanded to obtain reimbursement for care. What we haven't talked about is how they hang out over time. When I see a patient for the first time, we meet for 2 hours, I take a full history, family members may come in, and subsequent to the appointment, I may talk with a past psychiatrist, a current primary care doc, and I may request old rec...
Source: Shrink Rap - November 21, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Paxil Study 329 contd. - 1 Boring Old Man » a walk on the wrong side side of the street?…
President Ruth J. Simmons Office of the President Brown University … Dear President Simmons, We write to you about our ongoing concerns regarding a journal article that originated at the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, under the leadership of Dr. Martin Keller. Between 1993 and 1998, SmithKline Beecham [subsequently GlaxoSmithKline] provided $800,000 to Brown University for its participation in the above study. The results were published in 2001 by Keller et al. in a journal article, ‘Efficacy of paroxetine in the treatment of adolescent major...
Source: PharmaGossip - November 21, 2011 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Does Your Therapist Think You’re A Narcissist?
Psychotherapy is, by it’s nature, a narcissistic endeavor. That’s not to say that the patient is a narcissist, but the journey itself is meant to focus on patient’s interior life, and it’s not always about the greater good. In my last post, several commenters said they feel uncomfortable talking about themselves or worry that their therapist will mistakenly think they are narcissistic because they talk about themselves in therapy. It’s not at all unusual for people to express some discomfort about talking about themselves in therapy, or to comment, “all I do in here is complain,̶...
Source: Better Health - November 20, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Dinah Miller, M.D. Tags: Opinion All About Me Complaining ego Judgmental Narcissism Problems Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Self-importance selfishness Talk Therapy vanity Source Type: blogs
It was another Friday in Al-Mada Publication House in Al-Mutanabbee Street. A middle aged woman with short hair, beautiful face with no makeup, comfortable clothes that doesn't reveal her body, came and distributed a short-story collection to us. The cover was a colored painting resembling Van Gogh paintings signed by the name: Hayat (=literally this female name can be translated to: Life). The author of the short-story collection is named: Safira Jameel Hafudh (Safira is a female name that can be translated to: Unveiled). I merely had the ability to thank that lady with a faint smile surprised by the initiative, since I n...
Source: psychiatry for all - November 20, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Keller, Study 329 and Paxil contd. - The Brown Daily Herald
Ten years after its publication, a study by Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Martin Keller continues to generate concern in the medical community due to its alleged link to child suicide. Last month, the global nonprofit Healthy Skepticism wrote to the University requesting support for its efforts to retract Keller's article — commonly known as Study 329 — from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Healthy Skepticism expressed concern that the study, which identified the drug Paxil as an effective combatant of depression in children, "seriously misrepresented both the eff...
Source: PharmaGossip - November 20, 2011 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
ADHD Treatment Efficacy – Questions Concerning The Use Of ADHD Stimulant Medications Arise
The topic of ADHD treatment efficacy is one that sparks a great deal of dissention amongst experts. It seems on one side of the debate you have prescription stimulant manufacturers and medical doctors and the other side of the debate natural health advocates along with a great many psychiatrists. The conventional wisdom is that ADHD treatment efficacy, when it comes to stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall, is in the 70 percentile range in the very short-term. While an impressive number included are those who only have shown marginal improvement. Side Note: It reminds me of the argument drug companies make for...
Source: Life With ADHD - November 20, 2011 Category: Other Conditions Authors: ADHD Dad Tags: ADHD Research Concerning Efficacy Questions treatment Source Type: blogs
Bling, hoodies, lab coats, giant clocks, and...Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology!Well-known psychiatrist, textbook author, and rapper Dr. Stephen M. Stahl is featured in this video [ostensibly] about the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) in psychiatric disorders."The first ever rap video explaining the workings of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the psychiatrist's brain. Featuring renowned psychiatrist and educator Dr. Stephen M. Stahl, this short educational video is both fun and informative." © NEI"The Neuroscience Education Institute—founded in 2000 by award-winning author and psychiatrist Dr....
Source: The Neurocritic - November 20, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs
I'd have to agree. What bothers me most about Romney is his attitude that he's going to tell China what to do about their currency and remind Iran that it forgot to grovel, not to mention running over Perry on humanitarian issues. I'm afraid it's the fat man with the sexual past. Here are the reviews of books he has done on Amazon; the beginning of them, the most recent, are about the campaigns of Grant & Lee in the last phase of the Civil War.
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - November 19, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Tags: Republican Source Type: blogs
Surgery and Bipolar Venting
My sinus surgery was this afternoon (well, technically yesterday afternoon,), and it went well except for waking up in a lot of pain. I didn't think it would ever go away. The nurse called the anesthesiologist to see what more she could give me for pain, but it didn't help. They finally called Mark to the recovery room, and he convinced me to eat something so I could take pain pills. That eventually helped. I've been fine ever since, but have been taking hydrocodone as soon as it's time to take the next dosage. Even though I'm not in pain, I don't want to start. When I was being re...
Source: bipolar.and.me - November 19, 2011 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs
Dr. Peter Breggin: New Research: Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression
Shortly after Prozac became the best-selling drug in the world in the early 1990s, I proposed that there was little or no evidence for efficacy, but considerable evidence that the drug would worsen depression and cause severe behavioral abnormalities. I attributed much of the problem to "compensatory changes" in neurotransmitters as the brain resists the drug effect. Since then, in a series of books and articles, I've documented antidepressant-induced clinical worsening and some of its underlying physical causes. Now the idea has gained ground in the broader research community and has recently been named "tardive dysphoria...
Source: PharmaGossip - November 19, 2011 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Autism Advantage? NO! Conor Advantage? YES!
If you have been to this blog before you know that I talk about autism as a disorder not as an advantage. If someone does not have any deficits in daily functioning ability then, by everything I have read in the DSM's, and in materials written by psychologists, psychiatrists and pediatricians working with, and diagnosing, autistic children and adults they should not have one of the "autism spectrum disorder" diagnoses. It is my deeply rooted belief that it is important to speak honestly about autism and the challenges it presents, particularly for those persons who are severely affected by autism. I do not believe t...
Source: Facing Autism in New Brunswick - November 19, 2011 Category: Autism Authors: Autism Reality NB Source Type: blogs
ADHD Drugs For Children – We Are Now On High Alert
The gloves are off! The recent increase in prescriptions for ADHD drugs for children has prompted reactions from both sides of the battlefield. On the one hand we have the prestigious AAP (American Academy of Paediatrics) prepared to lower the age of children who can be put on Ritalin. They now say that this age limit should be four years, instead of six. On the other side we have groups like the The National Alliance Against Mandated Mental Health Screening and Psychiatric Drugging of Children whoare on the warpath. They are fighting to raise awareness of what ADHD really involves and how we can treat it non-inv...
Source: Life With ADHD - November 19, 2011 Category: Other Conditions Authors: ADHD Dad Tags: ADHD Drugs children Source Type: blogs
PTSD, and Alzheimer's Treatments- FDA-on-label or off label, formularies, studies
So what is new with the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Well we still have two government approved meds, one is Paxil (paroxitine) and one is Zoloft (sertraline). It has been over ten years since these were approved and have been indicated by the FDA for the treatment of PTSD. Sometimes they help and sometimes they make things worse. Basically most psychiatric meds out there have been used for somebody somewhere to treat PTSD.A few basic facts:Most people associate PTSD with veterans of combat wars. The truth of the matter is in shear numbers there are more civilians with PTSD than veterans. However for t...
Source: Caregiver Survival: I Hate Alzheimers - November 18, 2011 Category: Dementia Tags: meds Drug studies FDA Alzheimer's Indications off label PTSD on-label Source Type: blogs
He got his labs yesterday.....no surprise - A1c is 10.1
CK is 370 Cholesterol is 192 Triglycerides are 1438 HDL is 21 LDL is 171 But an A1c of 10.1??? I'm positive that's what's causing the horrid smells. Ketoacidosis? The beginnings of it? I am just hoping that his primary doc will see these labs and call him in. Or that the endo will see them. I'm really thinking a psychiatrist needs to see them! Why is he doing this to himself? A death wish? I know he is in denial....but how can you deny the numbers? Well, I do know. He has always said that "9.0 is high for me". He doesn't ever look at what the "charts" sa...
Source: Wife of a Diabetic - November 18, 2011 Category: Diabetes Tags: A1c 10.1 high glucose Source Type: blogs
Peggy Noonan had a column in the WSJ yesterday that resonated with me. Perhaps more later. In brief, the product vs. salesmanship.
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - November 18, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Cool Video – Stuart Kloda, MD-Suboxone Outpatient Detox-Opiates-Heroin-Oxycontin-Oxycodone-Percocet
Check out this video. I found it was pretty good and you should enjoy it. Author’s Description: Call Kloda directly at (646) 713-6578 Concierge addiction treatment for New York and New Kloda completed a rigorous two-year Addiction Medicine fellowship at the Addiction Institute of New York, a Columbia University affiliate in Manhattan located at Luke’s & Roosevelt His experience includes serving as the medical director for the inpatient drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation unit at Roosevelt Kloda cared for many patients with co-occurring psychiatric and medical Kloda now provides discreet, con...
Source: Addiction Recovery Blog - November 18, 2011 Category: Addiction Authors: Addiction Recovery Author Tags: Medical Detox Source Type: blogs
Best of the Blogs: November 18, 2011
There are so many ways we can better ourselves. Formally, we can seek help through therapy, books, retreats and from the tutelage of teachers of workshops and graduate programs. But perhaps the best way to learn life’s greatest lessons is by confronting the things in our lives that we’re most afraid. It’s something that occurred to me recently. That even after years of counseling courses, I have barely made a dent in the school of learning and that some of the biggest, most difficult challenges still await me. Part of the reason why I bring this up is that Thanksgiving is next week. For some, the upcoming...
Source: World of Psychology - November 18, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura Tags: Best of Our Blogs Adhd anxiety Anxious Thoughts Boundaries Challenges Coping With The Holidays Counseling Courage Distraction E Book Good Food Good Friends Graduate Programs Greeting Card grief Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Source Type: blogs
Our round-up of the latest juicy psychology links from around the web: Published today - new e-book "Mad mobs and Englishmen?: Myths and realities of the 2011 riots" by the psychologists Steve Reicher and Cliff Stott. The Guardian have a preview. "I had an orgasm in a brain scanner," boasts Kayt Sukel. Is a stranger trustworthy? You'll know in 20 seconds. In Praise of Daniel Kahneman - Guardian editorial on the nobel-winning psychologist. Debate at the Society for Neuroscience conference on whether girls and boys really do have different brains. Why Kids With High IQs Are More Likely to Take Drugs Amnesiac cellis...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - November 18, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs
Draft Guide to Vermont’s Prescribed Products Gift Ban and Disclosure Law 2012:Update Round 2 - A Guide to Confusion
The “legality principle” is the fundamental legal ideal that requires all law to be clear, ascertainable and non-retrospective. The legality principle posits that laws must give fair warnings to citizens of the nature of the conduct declared to constitute a criminal or civil offense. There are several cornerstones associated with the legality principle. First, laws must be promulgated in a democratic way. Second, those laws enacted must be publicized so that the public and citizens are aware of them. Third, laws must be clear and comprehensible; they cannot be vague or ambiguous. Fourth, laws must impose a...
Source: Policy and Medicine - November 18, 2011 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
Neuropsychology Abstract of the Day: Cognition in Depression
CONCLUSIONS: The current meta-analysis was the first to systematically demonstrate reduced neuropsychological functioning in first-episode MDD. Psychomotor speed and memory functioning were associated with clinical state, whereas attention and executive functioning were more likely trait-markers. Demographic factors were also associated with heterogeneity across studies. Overall, cognitive deficits appear to be feasible early markers and targets for early intervention in MDD.PMID: 22088608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BrainBlog - November 17, 2011 Category: Neurologists Tags: psychiatry neuropsychology depression cognition attention memory Source Type: blogs
The Mental Health Hope Symposium: Do Not Cut Mental Health Care
Consider these alarming statistics: * By 2020, behavioral health disorders will surpass all physical diseases as a major cause of disability worldwide. * Of the more than 6 million people served by state mental health authorities across the nation, only 21 percent are employed. * More than half of adolescents in the United States who fail to complete high school have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder. * Between 2009 and 2011 states cumulatively cut more than $1.8 billion from their budgets for services for children and adults living with mental illness. * In 2009, there were an estimated 45.1 million adults aged 18 or old...
Source: World of Psychology - November 17, 2011 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Anxiety and Panic Bipolar Borderline Personality Depression Disorders Dissociative General Money and Financial Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry PTSD Research Schizophrenia Treatment Actress Glenn Advocacy Organizations Alarmi Source Type: blogs
1 In 5 Americans Now On Mental Health Drugs. Are We Over-Medicating?
Almost half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug, and now a new report tells us that more than 20% of us take at least one medication to treat a mental health problem–a number that is up 22% since 2001. It’s an alarming trend for sure, and has us wondering: Are all of these drugs really necessary, or are Americans over-medicated? Granted, mental health disorders are a serious illness which require serious treatment. According to the statistics released by Medco Health Solutions, more than a quarter of us suffer from mental health problems which have us taking antidepressants, antipsychotics, att...
Source: Genetics and Health - November 17, 2011 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Deborah Dunham Tags: FEEL mental health antidepressants depression mental health drugs Source Type: blogs