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Blog Post ยป Mapping the Risk Architecture of Mental Disorders
In this blog, Dr. Insel describes the results of two new genetics studies and why they are milestones in our understanding of the genetics of autism and schizophrenia. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thomas Insel Source Type: news

UCLA faculty contribute to international study on the biology behind schizophrenia
UCLA researchers were part of a multinational effort that has identified more than 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia. The study, the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, provides important new insights about the biological causes of schizophrenia, and it could lead to new approaches to treatment. The report was published in the July 22 online edition of the journal Nature. "As recently as five years ago, we still lacked proof that mental disorders had a genetic basis," said Dr. Nelson Freimer, a UCLA professor of psychiatry and director of...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 22, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Anti-Amyloid Drug Has Mixed Results
COPENHAGEN (MedPage Today) -- The amyloid plaque-busting drug crenezumab for Alzheimer's disease slowed cognitive decline in patients with mild baseline impairment but missed its primary endpoint in a phase II trial. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Psychiatrist Fired as 'Payback' for Marijuana Research?Psychiatrist Fired as 'Payback' for Marijuana Research?
Psychiatrist and researcher Sue Sisely claims the University of Arizona fired her as 'payback' for her pursuit of research into marijuana as a potential treatment for PTSD. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How social media fuels Munchausen by proxy
Case of woman accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son raises concerns about how the Internet may fuel psychiatric condition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Your Patients Using Fake Names?
(MedPage Today) -- A case study in the American Journal of Medicine poses a vexing question many healthcare professionals have faced: What should you do when your patients use fraudulent names? (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Tau Imaging Strong Predictor of Memory LossTau Imaging Strong Predictor of Memory Loss
Tau protein in key brain areas of cognitively normal older individuals is strongly correlated with memory loss over time. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Busy Docs, MD's Manslaughter Conviction
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Big Rewards in Caring for Dementia CaregiversBig Rewards in Caring for Dementia Caregivers
A brief psychological intervention for family members who care for dementia patients dramatically reduces caregiver depression and anxiety, improves quality of life, and is cost-effective. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Mimics PsychosisSleep Deprivation Mimics Psychosis
After being kept awake for 24 hours, healthy, sleep-deprived individuals exhibit response deficits that are key markers of schizophrenia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Alcohol, Energy Drink Mix Tied to Urge to Drink: StudyAlcohol, Energy Drink Mix Tied to Urge to Drink: Study
Mixing alcohol and energy drinks increases the urge to drink more than drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study from Australia. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why are we afraid of spiders?
The involvement of disgust and cultural history in spider phobia suggests that such fear may have a complex originread more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Graham C.L. Davey, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Psychiatry Stress Source Type: news

International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia
(University of North Carolina Health Care) As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Largest gene discovery 'kick-starts' new search for schizophrenia treatments
(Cardiff University) The discovery of over a hundred genetic risk factors linked to schizophrenia provides vital new clues in understanding what causes the condition and will kick-start the search for new treatments, according to leading British scientists. In the biggest molecular genetic study of schizophrenia ever conducted, the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium (PGC), led by Professor Michael O'Donovan from Cardiff University's MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, combined all available schizophrenia samples into a new, single systematic analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Schizophrenia's genetic 'skyline' rising
(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the 'skyline' of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. Researchers combined data from all available schizophrenia genetic samples to boost statistical power high enough to detect subtle effects on risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Infant Sleep and the Crying-It-Out Debate
It is time to reign in the unsupported claims made by both sides of the pick them up versus let them cry debate.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - July 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David Rettew, M.D. Tags: Child Development Ethics and Morality Parenting Psychiatry cry it out Ferberize infant sleep Source Type: news

Newman's Notes: Inside the Ondansetron Black Box (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Emergency physician David H. Newman, MD, dissects the ondansetron black box warning. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

You Could See It Coming: Chronic War Stress, Chronic Disease
The Israelis and Palestinians live cheek by jowl, and the threat of immediate violence brutally lingers for both, sometimes with devastating health consequences. This shows, once again, that biology can affect our politics, and politics can affect our biology. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregg Murray, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Politics Psychiatry Stress Arab-Israeli conflict biopolitics chronic inflammation disputed territories Gaza Hamas IDF Israeli-occupied territories Israeli-Palestinian conflict Middle East Middle East politics Palestin Source Type: news

Female bodybuilding as an antidepressant
Bodybuilding. Women think it will give them big unattractive muscles, difficult to reconcile with ideals of femininity that insist on lithe and slim. But standards are changing, and many young women like the idea of being pumped. read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - July 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edward Shorter, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Psychiatry Source Type: news

Xanax for dogs? Epidemic of medicated dogs calling into question sanity of their owners
(NaturalNews) More and more vets are prescribing mind-altering psychiatric drugs for dogs they've diagnosed with depression or anxiety. These drugs come with a whole busload of side effects and warnings, including, according to the ASPCA ironically, increased anxiety.(1) Dogs who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Yehuda Nir, a Psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 84
As a child, Dr. Nir had to masquerade as a Roman Catholic in German-occupied Poland, an ordeal that he turned into a well-received memoir and that guided him in treating victims of trauma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JOSEPH BERGER Tags: Nir, Yehuda Psychology and Psychologists Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Germany Jews and Judaism Deaths (Obituaries) Poland Anti-Semitism Holocaust and the Nazi Era World War II (1939-45) Source Type: news

When You Shouldn’t Drink Grapefruit Juice...
Drinking grapefruit juice can cause serious problems with your medications. Here's why, and a partial list of drugs that can be affected. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

How to Recognize a Manic or Hypomanic Episode
Here's what you need to watch for that may signal someone you know is starting into or having a bipolar manic or hypomanic episode. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

3 Red Flags That Could Signal Bipolar Disorder
Learn how to tell when your experiences are normal and when they’ve pushed into the extremes of depression or mania associated with bipolar disorder. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Resuscitation in the ED: Beyond the ABCs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Approaching a critically ill patient can be nerve-racking, making it hard to remember what to do. Here's an expanded ABCs mnemonic to jog your memory and unrack your nerves. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Predictors of mental health-related acute service utilisation and treatment costs in the 12 months following an acute psychiatric admission - Siskind D, Harris M, Diminic S, Carstensen G, Robinson G, Whiteford H.
OBJECTIVE: A key step in informing mental health resource allocation is to identify the predictors of service utilisation and costs. This project aims to identify the predictors of mental health-related acute service utilisation and treatment costs in the ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Horror films and psychiatry - Friedman SH, Forcen FE, Shand JP.
CONCLUSIONS: Horror films often either include psychiatrists as characters or... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Disturbing findings about the risk of suicide and psychiatric hospitals - Large MM, Ryan CJ.
The results of a study in this issue of the Journal cast further doubt on the appropriateness of suicide risk assessment when patients receive hospital-based psychiatric care. They also raise the disturbing possibility that psychiatric care might, at le... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Recent violence in a community-based sample of homeless and unstably housed women with high levels of psychiatric comorbidity - Riley ED, Cohen J, Knight KR, Decker A, Marson K, Shumway M.
OBJECTIVEs. We determined associations between co-occurring psychiatric conditions and violence against homeless and unstably housed women. METHODS. Between 2008 and 2010, we interviewed homeless and unstably housed women recruited from community v... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Internet Gaming Disorder in DSM-5
Hooked on games? Internet Gaming Disorder is a "Condition for Further Study" in the DSM-5. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Media Parenting Self-Help addicts American Psychiatric Association apa computer dsm DSM-5 game games Internet internet games laptop Source Type: news

Prevention of physicians' suicide - Sheikhmoonesi F, Zarghami M.
The suicide rate in physicians has been reported to be higher than general population or other academics. Previous studies found that 85-90% of people who commit suicide had been suffering from some type of psychiatric disorder. Suicide prevention is the k... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Why can pot make you paranoid?
THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, may cause disturbing changes in perception and other psychiatric disorders, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common stressors among suicide attempters as revealed in a psychiatric service of Eastern Nepal - Shakya DR.
BACKGROUND: Stress is one of the three major risk factors of suicide, along with altered mental state and access to suicidemeans. There is scant data from Nepal about the stressors being common among suicide attempters. OBJECTIVE: To identify commo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Performance improvement program helps doctors better manage depression, reports journal of psychiatric practice
(Wolters Kluwer Health) A performance improvement initiative for physicians can significantly increase their use of evidence-based practices in screening for and treating depression, in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

5 Requirements to Qualify for Disability
The Social Security Administration has a formula for determining if an individual is considered disabled. There are five basic steps that must be met in order to qualify for disability. Here is an outline of these steps. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Pdoc
is a term derived from the compression of two words. More ... (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Anxiety Attacks Happen in Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety attacks or panic attacks are common in people who have bipolar disorder. Many with bipolar disorder also suffer from one or more anxiety or panic disorders. Here is an overview of the various types of anxiety attacks and panic disorders that may affect those who have bipolar disorder. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

What Is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and What...
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a severe inflammatory eruption of the skin and mucous membranes that may occur as a result of treatment with Lamictal (lamotrigine). More ... (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - July 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Supportive Spouse, Family, Friends Contribute...
Friends, family and positive experiences accumulate over a lifetime to help counteract the normal wear and tear of life, according to a new study. (Psychosomatic Medicine, May/Jun-2002) (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Center for Students Suspended for Violence
Since it opened last Nov. 15, the V.I.S.A. Center has provided roughly 200 students who have been suspended from the Buffalo Public Schools for acts of violence a safe, weapon-free environment where they can feel comfortable expressing themselves. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General...
The Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health Contents (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news