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Impact of the Syrian crisis on the hospitalization of Syrians in a psychiatric setting - Lama S, François K, Marwan Z, Sami R.
Determine the impact of the Syrian crisis on the hospitalization of Syrians in a psychiatric setting. All Syrians admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Lebanon between the 1st of January 2009 and the 31st of December 2013 were included. Number of admission... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Violence risk assessment in psychiatric patients in China: a systematic review - Zhou J, Witt K, Xiang Y, Zhu X, Wang X, Fazel S.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to undertake a systematic review on violence risk assessment instruments used for psychiatric patients in China. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted from 1980 until 2014 to identify studies that used psy... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Depression during pregnancy - Pearlstein T.
A proportion of women enter pregnancy with active psychiatric symptoms or disorders, with or without concomitant psychotropic medication. Studies report that exposure to untreated depression and stress during pregnancy may have negative consequences for bi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The 8 Most Important Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past 10 Years
We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least. The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth since its inception in 1998, dramatically increasing our understanding of human flourishing. We now know more than ever about what makes us happy, how we can spread happiness socially and geographically, and how happiness affects our physical and mental health. But it's just the beginning. In the next decade, we're likely to see not only a greater understanding of positive emotions, but also the application of this research on a practical level to improve well-being on a globa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 8 Most Important Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past 10 Years
We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least. The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth since its inception in 1998, dramatically increasing our understanding of human flourishing. We now know more than ever about what makes us happy, how we can spread happiness socially and geographically, and how happiness affects our physical and mental health. But it's just the beginning. In the next decade, we're likely to see not only a greater understanding of positive emotions, but also the application of this research on a practical level to improve well-being on a globa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

ICYMI: Quantifying The Dad Bod And Why We Need More Black Doctors
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we found ourselves drawn to stories about sexual politics in health. We were blown away by our colleagues Carina Kolodny and Amber Genuske's year-long project exploring the history and power of the clitoris. We also read up on an insurance company that said it would stop covering preventative HIV drugs to its peril, and about the retraction of a study that was published in the journal Science last year, claiming that gay canvassers were able to change voters' minds about gay marriage after only 22 minutes of conversation. Read on and tell us in the comments...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Many Parts to Solving Opioid Addiction Problem, Congress Told
(MedPage Today) -- Better interstate data exchange needed, according to state health officials. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation Techniques Promising for Resistant OCDBrain Stimulation Techniques Promising for Resistant OCD
DBS is enjoying something of a comeback with new research on this and other modes of brain stimulation showing encouraging results in treatment-resistant obsessive- compulsive disorder. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

What the Josh Duggar Fiasco Can Teach Us About Pedophilia
Want a challenge? Try feeling sorry for a pedophile—those guys (and they’re almost always guys) who lust for children, stalk children and may eventually molest or rape children. Even in prison they’re targets of violence from other inmates. When a murderer finds you morally repugnant, you know you’ve fallen far. That universal loathing is on display again with public outrage around the news that reality TV star Josh Duggar, 27, of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, responded to allegations that he molested five underage girls when he was 15, saying that he “acted inexcusably for which I am extr...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 22, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized abstinence Brain Duggar pedophilia psychology sexual abuse Source Type: news

Free mental safe houses open in New York City
A new program is taking an innovative approach to helping New York adults with mental health issues and those who may be on the brink of a psychiatric crisis. Parachute NYC, a federally funded project more than two years in the making, has created res... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 43-bed psychiatric facility proposed for Wake County
Springstone, a national chain of private hospitals that treats mental illness, filed plans to build Triangle Springs, a 43-bed psychiatric facility in Wake County. These services are needed in Wake County and around the state: A top concern of nearly every hospital executive in the county – and really the state – is that mental and behavioral health patients clog hospital emergency rooms sometimes for weeks on end. Consider that 17 percent of Wake County adults reported being diagnosed with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Amyloid-Beta Imaging in Prodromal Alzheimer'sAmyloid-Beta Imaging in Prodromal Alzheimer's
Can amyloid-beta imaging with 18F-florbetaben PET accurately predict individuals who will progress from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's dementia? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The Value of the Mini-Mental State ExamThe Value of the Mini-Mental State Exam
Dr Yellowlees discusses findings of a Cochrane Review that checks the value of the Mini-Mental State Examination for predicting which patients will advance to dementia. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 22, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Anxiety UK to launch new Research Fund thanks to AUK Fundraisers
Anxiety UK is a user-led mental health charity established in 1970 that provides direct support services (including psychological therapies) to individuals affected by a range of anxiety disorders. We undertake a campaigning and awareness function; representing those with personal experience of anxiety in the UK. Over the years, the charity has supported researchers with a range […] (Source: ANXIETY UK News)
Source: ANXIETY UK News - May 22, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Heroin Is Tops for Keeping Addicts in Treatment (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But finding says more about conflicting evidence than benefits of the drug. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 22, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

An Internet Depression Therapy as Effective as Drugs?An Internet Depression Therapy as Effective as Drugs?
Dr Jan Philipp Klein discusses a new Internet-based psychological intervention to treat depression. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 22, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

5 All-Natural Ways to Keep From Being a Two-Minute Man
The two-minute man is a title no man wants to claim. Pride aside, as many as 1 in 3 men say they would like to last longer in bed. If you want your lovemaking to go the distance, researchers say there are several all-natural remedies you can try to extend your performance in the bedroom. 1. Reduce Your Stress If it's hard for you to perform when stressed, imagine how your man's "little guy" feels. Mayo Clinic researchers say that stress is one of the leading psychological factors contributing to erectile dysfunction. Before resorting to more elaborate measures to increase your stamina in bed, take an honest assessment o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

According to Science, Your Sex Drive Is Real
Every seven seconds. That's how often men supposedly think about sex, according to conventional wisdom. And women, you ask? Well, if you believe that same conventional wisdom, not nearly as much. In fact, one sensational claim out there in the media right now takes that a step further by arguing that women, in fact, have no sex drive at all. This claim comes at a flash point in the debate surrounding the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) potential approval of what would be the first-ever medical treatment option for women's most common sexual dysfunction. With the FDA's decision expected this summer, silly season is d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Smoking, drug abuse could more than triple annual ER visits
Smokers are four times more likely than non-smokers to become frequent visitors of emergency rooms, according to findings uncovered by a preliminary study by an emergency room utilization researcher. Also, substance abuse and psychiatric illness could triple annual ER visits. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Doctors Have a Moral Responsibility to Discuss Alternatives to Conventional Medicine
A growing number of scientific studies underscore the need for more training in and, by extension, dialogue about alternatives to conventional medicine, for a few reasons: First, education and information about such alternatives will empower doctors to guide their patients through the maze of therapies available -- distinguishing between therapies that are helpful and harmful, as well as ensuring that there is no contraindication between conventional and alternative therapies that a patient is using. Second, this knowledge will provide doctors with the skills to help patients optimize treatment of the symptoms associated...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Botox Promising for Depression: Review (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis of limited research suggests injections could improve depressive symptoms. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Failure in Addiction Therapy Usually Seen Early (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patient still using after a week or two? Time to try something else. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

My Journey with Anxiety
There is a problem in thinking that you are supposed to be advancing in your practice all the time. You don’t have to constantly be on the road. If you have a flat tire, that is also part of the journey. – Chogyam Trungpa My healing process after my breakdown has seemed pretty smooth, even if it has taken some time, the need to discover and use several new “tools” and, most of all, quite a huge effort. In these months I’ve been reading and listening to hundreds of opinions about how non-linear the healing process usually is, about how the line that describes the way we feel day after day is more of a tang...
Source: Psych Central - May 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alexis Flye Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Medications Personal Stories Psychotherapy anxious thoughts Chögyam Trungpa recovery Source Type: news

Marijuana Doesn't Curb Agitation, Aggression in DementiaMarijuana Doesn't Curb Agitation, Aggression in Dementia
However, the absence of major adverse effects in a study of low-dose oral tetrahydrocannabinol leaves room for testing a higher dose, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: News Source Type: news

Live Music Strikes the Right Note in Military Health FacilityLive Music Strikes the Right Note in Military Health Facility
A performing arts program that provides live music at a military hospital is having a positive effect on the emotional state of patients and staff. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder Recognized Earlier but Mortality Remains HighBipolar Disorder Recognized Earlier but Mortality Remains High
Bipolar disorder is being diagnosed at an earlier age, but there has been no significant decrease in BD-related mortality. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

"Sit Up Straight!" The Mental Health Benefits of Good Posture
Coping with Stress Remember when your mother told you to "sit up straight?" Apart from what your mother may have considered proper decorum, good posture appears to have many surprising mental health benefits. A recent breakthrough study coming from The University of Auckland concluded that sitting with an upright posture can function as a coping mechanism against stress. The researchers asked participants to complete several questionnaires assessing their affect/mood, self-esteem and arousal levels after performing a task designed to induce mild stress. During the task, the participants were randomly assigned to one of tw...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Majority of Youth With Severe Mental Illness Go UntreatedMajority of Youth With Severe Mental Illness Go Untreated
The number of children and adolescents with severe mental health impairment receiving mental health care has increased in the past 2 decades, but more than half remain untreated. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Refeeding Program for Patients With Extreme Anorexia NervosaRefeeding Program for Patients With Extreme Anorexia Nervosa
Can a compulsory, enteral re-feeding program for extremely underweight anorexia nervosa patients provide improved outcomes? BMC Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Be mindful of mindfulness: drug-free doesn't mean side-effect free
When it comes to psychiatric treatments, it’s not just mood-altering drugs that can have side-effects Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Philip Hoggart Tags: Science Psychology Mental health Science and scepticism Source Type: news

Smoking and drug abuse could more than triple annual ER visits
(University at Buffalo) Smokers are four times more likely than non-smokers to become frequent visitors of emergency rooms, according to findings uncovered by a preliminary study led by Jessica Castner, a University at Buffalo emergency room utilization researcher. Also, substance abuse and psychiatric illness could triple annual ER visits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Severe Mental Illness Found to Drop in Young, Defying Perceptions
A new report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, comes at a time of debate over the rates and treatment of childhood mental disorders. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute of Mental Health Marcus, Steven Autism Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder New England Journal of Medicine Teenager Source Type: news

Poor Sleep May Exacerbate Asthma in Urban Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Children generally underreported waking in the night. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

PTSD Effects Linger Years After Oklahoma Bombing PTSD Effects Linger Years After Oklahoma Bombing
Survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 report more depression and anxiety than controls, and almost a quarter report symptoms that would meet criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

In a World of Cutting-Edge Technology, We Are From the Stone Age... and the Sooner We Recognize That, the Happier We'll All Be
When did you last check your smartphone? If you're like most of us, it was about 6.5 minutes ago. As we swipe from one screen to the next, we give little thought to the amount of information and immediacy which has which has crept into every corner of our existence. Our lives are awash with the electronic glow of screens, large and small, deluging us with a constant torrent of emails, social media and non-stop twitterings, day and night. It's easy to accept this as the norm, but living in this constantly saturated state is utterly unknown in all of human history. The sheer scale of demands for our immediate attention and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Body of Truth: How Science, History & Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight
“Although we learned long ago to abandon magical thinking in connection with weather, crops, the care of animals, and other natural phenomena, it still has us in its grip when we think of diet.” So writes Ruth Gay in her 1976 American Scholar essay, “Fear of Food.” And if you are like me — like many people, many women — you might feel that grip. Simply asking what your relationship is to food reveals the disproportionately powerful role that eating plays, how what we consume intermingles with who we are and how we judge ourselves. We work under certain assumptions: that thin is beauty and health wrapped i...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Anorexia Book Reviews Bulimia Eating Disorders General Healthy Living Motivation and Inspiration Weight Loss Women's Issues binge eating Body of Truth Harriet Brown obsession with weight Source Type: news

Suicide Among Elementary-Aged Black Children Is On The Rise
Since the 1990s, suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled, while suicide rates among white children have fallen, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study examined statistics for children between the ages of 5 and 11 from 1993 to 2012, and found that while the overall suicide rate among this age group remained stable, the rate increased significantly among black children (from 1.36 to 2.54 per 1 million children), and decreased significantly among white children (from 1.14 to 0.77 per 1 million children), during the same period. While the suicide rates among ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Another Peek Behind the Curtain: How a Psychiatrist Diagnoses and Treats Bipolar Disorder
My previous article "How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain" discusses the experience of seeing a psychiatrist for the first time. However, not every patient who comes to my office for an initial evaluation with depression has major depressive disorder. Some people suffering from depression may have (or think that they have) bipolar disorder. In brief, as a psychiatrist, when a new patient presents for evaluation and treatment, I always conduct a detailed patient interview to collect a thorough history. The patient will find that we have a wide ranging discussion. At times it will be open-ended ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news