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Diagnosis Made Easier: Principles & Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians (2nd Edition)
It was a few weeks into my psychiatry residency, the print barely dry on my medical school diploma, when I met a patient we’ll call Sarah. Up to that point, the majority of those I had cared for on the inpatient psychiatry ward had been in and out of mental health care for years. When they came to our team, they arrived at least partially pre-packaged, with a working diagnosis that they carried — many for decades — along with a laundry list of medications that they had tried. After interviewing them and gathering collateral information from friends, family, and outpatient care providers, my attending and I would disc...
Source: Psych Central - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Dual Diagnosis General Medications Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Treatment diagnosing diagnosis made easy mental disorder diagnosis Mental Disorders Mental Health Clinicians Source Type: news

Guest Blog: New Hope for Cluster Headache
(MedPage Today) -- Headache neurologist Joshua Cohen, MD, MPH, discusses cluster headache and an investigational electrostimulation device that is showing promise for treating refractory cases. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Impaired Synapse 'Pruning' Linked to AutismImpaired Synapse 'Pruning' Linked to Autism
Brains of autistic children show significantly less 'pruning' of excess synapses and the overexpression of a key enzyme that may be remediated with a drug commonly used in transplant patients. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Ice Bucket Challenger Dies, Vicodin Now Schedule II
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Differential stigmatizing attitudes of healthcare professionals towards psychiatry and patients with mental health problems: something to worry about? A pilot study - Gras LM, Swart M, Slooff CJ, van Weeghel J, Knegtering H, Castelein S.
This study compares stigmatizing attitudes of different healthcare professionals towards psychiatry and patients with mental health problems. METHODS: The Mental Illness Clinicians Attitude (MICA) questionnaire is used to assess stigmatizi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Disclosure of domestic violence in mental health settings: a qualitative meta-synthesis - Trevillion K, Hughes B, Feder G, Borschmann R, Oram S, Howard LM.
Little is known about how psychiatric services respond to service users' experiences of domestic violence. This qualitative meta-synthesis examined the healthcare experiences and expectations of mental health service users experiencing domestic violence. T... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Longitudinal Stability of Specific Barriers to Medication AdherenceLongitudinal Stability of Specific Barriers to Medication Adherence
Medication non-adherence is common among pediatric organ transplant patients. What are the common barriers to adherence and do they remain stable or change over time? Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

DEA Further Restricts Hydrocodone Combination ProductsDEA Further Restricts Hydrocodone Combination Products
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has voted to move forward with rescheduling hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to schedule II drugs, an act that will take effect in 45 days. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Link Between OCD and Depression
If you have OCD, you probably know that you are at a greater risk for developing other forms of mental illness. Unfortunately, OCD and depression often go together. Let’s have a closer look at the relationship between OCD and depression and the impact of symptoms of depression on treatment for OCD symptoms. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

The Most Common Symptoms of OCD
OCD symptoms include obsessions and compulsions. Learn more about the treatment and diagnosis of OCD symptoms. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

The Most Effective Treatments for OCD
Although OCD symptoms can be debilitating, treatment for OCD can be safe and effective. Find out about medical and psychological treatment for OCD. (Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Source: About.com Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Midlife Obesity May Boost Dementia RiskMidlife Obesity May Boost Dementia Risk
Risk for subsequent dementia may be highest in individuals with a first record of obesity during their 30s, but the level of risk appears to diminish with increasing age. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Combination Therapy Optimizes Recovery in Severe DepressionCombination Therapy Optimizes Recovery in Severe Depression
Combination treatment with psychotherapy and antidepressant medication appears to optimize rates of recovery in patients with severe, nonchronic major depression. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Interviewing May Not Curb Drinking Among Young AdultsInterviewing May Not Curb Drinking Among Young Adults
Young people may not see meaningful benefits from a counseling approach designed to curb their alcohol use, according to a new analysis of previous research. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years May Predict Later-Life DisabilityHeavy Pot Use in Teen Years May Predict Later-Life Disability
A long-term study of Swedish men finds that those who smoked marijuana at age 18, especially the heaviest users, were more likely to end up on the nation's disability rolls by age 59. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among school children. Pupils with ADHD often make poorer decisions than their unaffected classmates. Researchers have now discovered that different learning and decision-making mechanisms are responsible for these behaviors, and localized the underlying impairments in the brain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The link between aggressive behavior and depression in adolescence. A cross-sectional study conducted in the psychiatric emergency unit at the Sainte-Anne hospital - Benarous X, Guedj MJ, Braitman A, Gallois E, Lana P.
INTRODUCTION: The link between depression and aggressive behavior in adults has been found in many studies. In adolescents, this relationship is still controversial. Several studies point out that irritability is a key symptom in adolescent depressed. Few ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Predictive validity of the HCR-20 for inpatient self-harm - O'Shea LE, Picchioni MM, Mason FL, Sugarman PA, Dickens GL.
BACKGROUND: Few instruments have been developed to assess the risk of self-harm by psychiatric patients and the evidence for their predictive validity is limited. Given that individuals who self-harm may also engage in other-directed aggression, and that t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Eye Test May Diagnose ADHD, Predict Treatment ResponseEye Test May Diagnose ADHD, Predict Treatment Response
A simple test examining involuntary eye movement may provide an objective physiologic marker for diagnosing ADHD and gauging the efficacy of stimulant medication. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes
(University of Zurich) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among school children. Pupils with ADHD often make poorer decisions than their unaffected classmates. Researchers from the University of Zurich now discovered that different learning and decision-making mechanisms are responsible for these behaviors, and localized the underlying impairments in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Robin Williams: “I’m Not Manic...
Robin Williams himself denied having either bipolar disorder or clinical depression. In the wake of his suicide, we now know his depression was severe. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

What People With Bipolar Are Saying About Robin...
The suicide of Robin Williams hit many with mental illnesses especially hard. Here are some of the things people with bipolar disorder had to say. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Robert Downey, Jr. - Poster Child for...
Actor Robert Downey, Jr. has punctuated a career filled with talent and promise with arrests, imprisonments and time spent in drug rehabilitation. Though he has reportedly been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, nothing has ever been said about his receiving proper treatment for that condition. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Signs of Depression
When taken with other symptoms, increased or decreased appetite and/or quickly gaining or losing weight can be a sign of depression. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

3 Critical Factors for a Healthy Relationship
Dr. Sue Johnson has explained that healthy relationships consist of three key factors that are discussed in this article. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Family Rituals & Routines Improve Health
A review of 32 studies affirms that family routines (such as bedtime, chores, and dinner time) and family rituals (such as birthdays, Christmas celebrations, and family reunions) are associated with marital satisfaction, adolescents' sense of personal identity, academic achievement, children's health, and stronger family relationships. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

So you think you might have multiple personalit...
This article discusses Dissociative Identity Disorder and offers some signs that point to a possible diagnosis of it. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Teen Gambling and Substance Abuse
A Florida study finds that some gambling is common among teens. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Father's Absence Increases Daughter's Risk of...
More on father-absence and teen pregnancy. Page 2. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Positivism, Humanism, and the Case for Psychiatric DiagnosisPositivism, Humanism, and the Case for Psychiatric Diagnosis
Dr. Ron Pies addresses common criticisms of the psychiatric profession. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

When a Family Member Commits Suicide
There are many ways for one person to leave another's life. Suicide may be the most painful way for those left behind.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - August 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Media Psychiatry bipolar disorder family manic depression mental health mental illness relationship robin williams suicide Source Type: news

Science News » Suspect Gene Corrupts Neural Connections
Researchers have shown in patients’ cells how a rare mutation in a suspect gene disrupts the expression of dozens of other genes underlying neural connections. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Doctors' Spouses: What's Not to Like?
(MedPage Today) -- When it comes to domestic life for physicians, things have changed since an oversexed and gory 1971 film with Gene Hackman called "Doctors' Wives" featured as one of its taglines, "Doctors' wives have everything. Except husbands." (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Head of psychiatrists group expresses concern over make-up of panel
Doctor says it is ‘a problem’ that three panellists must ‘jointly’ certify suicidal intent as obstetricians do not specialise in psychiatry (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - August 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit
New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 20, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

One City's Radical Approach to Mental Illness: Treat It
(MedPage Today) -- San Antonio has changed the way it deals with emergency calls involving mental illness, saving the city $50 million over 5 years and reducing the number of mentally ill patients in jail. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Stress and Telomeres in Women With Healthy BehaviorsStress and Telomeres in Women With Healthy Behaviors
Major life stressors are associated with accelerated telomere shortening in postmenopausal women, but healthy behaviors appear to protect against this effect, according to new research. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Impact of DSM-5: So Far, So LittleThe Impact of DSM-5: So Far, So Little
Dr. Nassir Ghaemi discusses the results of a recent Medscape survey looking at how DSM-5, now over a year old, has fared in clinical practice. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 19, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

The Perfect Storm in Borderline Personality Disorder
According to a new and very exciting theory of borderline personality disorder, three factors collide to produce the perfect storm that is one of psychology's least understood conditions. People with this disorder as well as their loved ones and therapists, can benefit from the five ways to provide safe and effective interventions.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Personality Psychiatry Therapy attachment theory Borderline Personality Disorder coping cutting david barlow DSM-5 emotional avoidance emotional dysregulation emotions negative emotions neuroticism parenting relat Source Type: news

More Depressed Teachers, More Difficult Child Behavior
How happy is your child's teacher? The answer could be related to the quality of the learning environment and the child's behavior both at home and at school. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David Rettew, M.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Psychiatry childcare depression teachers Source Type: news

Antipsychotics Linked to Acute Kidney InjuryAntipsychotics Linked to Acute Kidney Injury
Use of atypical antipsychotic medications may increase the risk for acute kidney injury in elderly patients, causing researchers to call for their use in this population to be reevaluated. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news