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Science News » Webinar: Analyzing and Using RDoC Data in Your Research
The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit hosts a webinar featuring a conversation with three NIMH-funded researchers who have approached the issue of how to analyze and integrate data that illustrate RDoC principles. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Tx for Mental Illness Inadequate: Psychiatric Times and Neurology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, virtual reality technology for stroke rehab (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 4, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Opioid REMS Impact Unclear
(MedPage Today) -- Stakeholders agree it's difficult to measure effects (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Warning: Abilify Tied to Impulse Control Problems
(MedPage Today) -- In rare cases, may prompt "uncontrollable urges" (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New Practice Guidelines on Antipsychotic Use in DementiaNew Practice Guidelines on Antipsychotic Use in Dementia
Judicious use of antipsychotics to treat agitation or psychosis in patients with dementia is the focus of new practice guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Loneliness of OCD
I get a lot of comments on my blog. One recurring theme is that obsessive-compulsive disorder is often accompanied by feelings of intense loneliness. Those with OCD typically realize how bizarre their symptoms might seem to others and would feel humiliated if they were to be “found out.” So they do everything in their power to hide their disorder. The flip side of this, of course, is that if nobody knows what you are going through, then you have no support system. There is not one person who can encourage you to get help or advocate for you. OCD can be such a lonely illness. Such a lonely illness. Those words pierce ri...
Source: Psych Central - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Disorders Family General Loneliness Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Personal Stories Mental Health Support occupational recovery social recovery Stigma Source Type: news

Self-rated expectations of suicidal behavior predict future suicide attempts among adolescent and young adult psychiatric emergency patients - Czyz EK, Horwitz AG, King CA.
This study's purpose was to examine the predictive validity and clinical utility of a brief measure assessing youths' own expectations of their future risk of suicidal behavior, administered in a psychiatric emergency (PE) department; and deter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tryptophan via serotonin/kynurenine pathways abnormalities in a large cohort of aggressive inmates: Markers for aggression - Comai S, Bertazzo A, Vachon J, Daigle M, Toupin J, Côté G, Turecki G, Gobbi G.
Aggressive behavior is one of the most challenging symptoms in psychiatry, and biological markers for aggression lack of large sample validations. Serotonin (5-HT) and other neuroactive compounds deriving from Tryptophan (Trp), including kynurenine (Kyn), ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Jack Kerouac revisited: "Madness" in On the Road between stigma and glorification - Wigand ME, Rüsch N, Becker T.
On the Road is a classic American novel that appeared at a time of great political, cultural, and psychiatric upheaval. Published almost 60 years ago, it still exerts great influence. We propose that the affirmative approach toward "madness" in the novel c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Tensions between policy and practice: a qualitative analysis of decisions regarding compulsory admission to psychiatric hospital - Fistein EC, Clare IC, Redley M, Holland AJ.
The use of detention for psychiatric treatment is widespread and sometimes necessary. International human rights law requires a legal framework to safeguard the rights to liberty and personal integrity by preventing arbitrary detention. However, research s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence during pregnancy: case report of a forensic psychiatric evaluation - Telles LE, Barros AJ, Moreira CG, Almeida MR, Telles Mde B, Day VP.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Variation in the Serotonin Transporter Gene and AlcoholismVariation in the Serotonin Transporter Gene and Alcoholism
This study investigates the importance of genetic and epigenetic factors in alcohol dependence, focusing on the serotonin transporter gene and its role as a moderator of treatment response. Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

rTMS Treatment of Auditory Hallucinations in SchizophreniarTMS Treatment of Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia
Is rTMS truly effective in relieving auditory hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia--or is the placebo effect a major source of bias in rTMS studies? Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

From Brintellix to Trintellix: Drug's Name Changes for Safety From Brintellix to Trintellix: Drug's Name Changes for Safety
The FDA has approved a brand name change for the antidepressant Brintellix to decrease the risk of prescribing and dispensing errors due to name confusion with an antiplatelet agent. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Mental Health Advocates Call on Senate for Better Care
(MedPage Today) -- Simply paying attention to mental illness is 'not enough,' expert says (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Health Tip: Focus on the Positive
And don't dwell on the negative (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

Minority Health Issues Need Bigger Play, House Dems Say
(MedPage Today) -- More diversity in clinical trials and health workforce needed (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 2, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ACP: Choose CBT Before Drugs for Insomnia Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But access to behavioral therapy not always easy, experts caution (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 2, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Campaign Aims to Help Young LGBT Adults Stop SmokingFDA Campaign Aims to Help Young LGBT Adults Stop Smoking
A $35.7 million campaign, initiated by the FDA, aims to help young adult lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons stop smoking. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Campaign Aims to Curb Smoking Among LGBT Young AdultsFDA Campaign Aims to Curb Smoking Among LGBT Young Adults
A $35.7 million campaign, initiated by the FDA, aims to help young adult lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons stop smoking. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Many ICU Patients Suffer Psychiatric Symptoms: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, greater healthcare challenges for children in rural areas (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 2, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Psychiatric symptoms impact mental health court engagement
People living with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Interventions to help this population, such as mental health courts, are becoming popular across the country. New research finds that for mental health courts to be successful, every professional engaged in the process should be aware of the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and participant engagement within the system and connect participants with comprehensive treatment and services as early as possible. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Is Good About Living With Depression?
A few months ago someone asked me if there was anything good about living with depression. I answered the question but I must admit that I was stumped by it. What could possibly be good about living with depression or any other mental illness? After all my mental illness has repeatedly pounded me into submission, driven me to my bed for days, and pushed me past the end of myself for thirty-nine years. I have struggled through the seemingly impossible task of finding a decent psychiatrist combined with the stressful experiential process of figuring out the correct medication regimen, and cloudy thinking that is the hallmark...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

APA Urges Cautious Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia
(MedPage Today) -- New guideline advocates judicious use and tapering if patient is stabilized (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 2, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

APA guideline stresses judicious antipsychotics in dementia
Antipsychotics should be used judiciously when patients with dementia develop agitation or psychosis, according to the American Psychiatric Association’s first practice guideline on this issue... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - May 2, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Psychiatric Meds in Schizophrenia: Effects on MortalityPsychiatric Meds in Schizophrenia: Effects on Mortality
Dr Peter Yellowlees reviews an observational study from Sweden evaluating the effect of commonly used psychiatric medications on mortality in patients with schizophrenia. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 2, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does listening to the radio make driving more dangerous?
Driving while listening to the radio might interfere with our ability to notice hazards more than we once thought. Would you notice an elephant by the side of the road? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia
Title: Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - May 2, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Expand prescribing of buprenorphine for opioid abuse? Experts weigh pros and cons
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Buprenorphine is a critical part of treatment for the growing epidemic of opioid abuse -- but also carries the potential for misuse and diversion. The debate over whether 'to expand or not to expand' prescribing of buprenorphine for opioid abuse is discussed in an expert review in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Psychiatric symptoms impact mental health court engagement`
(University of Missouri-Columbia) People living with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Interventions to help this population, such as mental health courts, are becoming popular across the country. New research from the University of Missouri finds that for mental health courts to be successful, every professional engaged in the process should be aware of the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and participant engagement within the system and connect participants with comprehensive treatment and services as early as possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What Causes Vomiting?
Discussion Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of ingested material out of the mouth. It is a normal part of digestion for ruminants such as cows and camels. Nausea is an unpleasant abdominal perception that the person may describe as feeling ill to the stomach, or feeling like he/she is going to vomit. Anorexia is frequently observed. Nausea is usually associated with decreased stomach activity and motility in the small intestine. Parasympathetic activity may be increased causing pale skin, sweating, hypersalivation and possible vasovagal syndrome (hypotension and bradycardia). Retching or dry heaves is when there are sp...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting
Calorie cutters said their sleep and relationships improved, too (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - May 2, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Desperate for Shut-Eye?
Physicians' group recommends cognitive behavioral therapy before drugs for insomnia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 2, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Worsening Depression Linked to Higher Dementia Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Ongoing study finds 'worsening' trajectory the only one tied to dementia (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

NH Gov. Hassan Starts Study Of Health Care Worker Shortage
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan has created a commission to study New Hampshire’s shortage of health care workers. The Democrat says the shortage “increasingly threatens” the state’s ability to care for its citizens and limits health care choices. Her office says the state is facing a shortage of doctors, nurses, mental health workers, substance abuse counselors, psychiatrists and home-care providers. An executive order creating the commission doesn’t offer details on the shortages in each profession. The panel will look at recruitment and training, rules and payment around home heal...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Local News Politics Gov. Maggie Hassan Health Care New Hampshire WORKERS Source Type: news

Can men be included in the population subjected to puerperal psychosis? A case report - Colombel M, Rebillard C, Nathou C, Dollfus S.
INTRODUCTION: Puerperal psychosis (PP) is a psychiatric disorder that occurs in 1 out of 1000 pregnancies. Well known since antiquity, its symptoms have often been described in mothers, but few studies have successfully investigated a related disorder in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news