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Discovery hints at why stress is more devastating for some
(Rockefeller University) Some take stress in stride; others struggle with it, even developing psychiatric disorders. New research at Rockefeller University has identified the molecular origins of this so-called stress gap in mice. The results could contribute to a better understanding of the development of depression and other disorders brought on by stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 2, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to Tell if Your Decisions are from Your Evolved or Primitive Brain
Decisions can be motivated by thoughtful consideration from our higher mind (frontal lobe/ executive functions), or fear-based survival instincts (amygdala, impulses) from a more primitive mind. When decisions are informed by our higher mind, they are more likely to lead to positive outcomes. Alternatively, decisions driven by survival instincts from the past can hold us back. John, a successful engineer, had episodes of procrastination, doubt, and panic when making decisions. He would ruminate indecisively. Growing up, John’s dad was anxious and opinionated. Fearful of his dad’s criticism and anger, John tried to stay...
Source: Psych Central - August 31, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lynn Margolies, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Family Motivation and Inspiration Parenting Stress Work Issues Attachment Theory Childhood Trauma Clarity Coping Skills Defense Mechanisms Immature coping strategies Insecurity Perspective Relationships & Love Source Type: news

Is There a "Cure" for Bipolar Disorder?
Every now and then I get an email from someone asking this question. Now that it's apparent that bipolar disorder is a physical illness that affects mind and (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 31, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Where Does My Mental Illness End, And Where Do...
Andy BehrmanFrom my friend Andy Electroboy Behrman comes a thoughtful and thought-provoking essay on the journey through life with bipolar disorder. Is (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 31, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder Genes Uncovered
Novel genes have been identified as possible contributors to bipolar disorder. The condition, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a chronic and devastating psychiatric illness, affecting 0.5-1.6% of the general population across their lifetime. Its causes are not yet fully understood, but genetic factors are thought to play a large role. Professor Markus Nothen of the University of Bonn, Germany, explains, “There is no one gene that has a significant effect on the development of bipolar disorder. Many different genes are evidently involved and these genes work together with environmental factors in a complex w...
Source: Psych Central - August 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jane Collingwood Tags: Bipolar Disorders Family Genetics Chromosomes Inflammation mania Metabolism Mood Disorder Neuroscience Research Twin Studies Source Type: news

'Brain Training' May Cut Risk for Cognitive Decline'Brain Training' May Cut Risk for Cognitive Decline
Participating in divided-attention training programs can increase activation of the brain region involved in multitasking in healthy adults, which may help reduce the risk for cognitive decline. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 29, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Urgent Care Centers Opening For Mental lllnesses
(MedPage Today) -- Mental health urgent care centers, also known as crisis stabilization units, are opening throughout California in response to the shortage of psychiatric beds and the increase in patients with mental illnesses showing up at hospital emergency rooms with nowhere else to go. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - August 29, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

You Can Worry and Be Happy
Some time ago, there was a popular song by Bobby McFerrin that urged us “Don’t worry. Be happy.” The lyrics suggest that worrying and being happy are contradictory feelings. They’re not. When kept at a reasonable level, worrying has a positive function in our lives. In fact, refusing to worry about being evicted for not paying the rent or about not having anyone in your life to love you as the song says, isn’t at all wise. Not worrying means not being motivated to do what you need to do to make positive change. Never having a worry can isolate us from people we love and can even put us in danger. The Positive Fu...
Source: Psych Central - August 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Anti-anxiety Happiness Healthy Living Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Stress worry Source Type: news

Blog Post » Manipulating Memory
A pair of articles published this week in two of the most prestigious science journals describe the manipulation of memory with neurotechnologies capable of precisely targeting brain circuitry. One study used optogenetics to turn on and turn off memory associations, changing negative associations to positive ones, in mice. The other study used magnetic stimulation and functional magnetic resonance imaging to improve memory for words associated with faces, by boosting connectivity in a human brain memory circuit. As the field moves from descriptive studies to more mechanistic tuning of brain circuits, it will have to be min...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thomas Insel Source Type: news

Therapies for Conversion DisordersTherapies for Conversion Disorders
We still don't have a firm understanding of the mechanisms behind conversion disorders, or consensus on what to call them--but recent studies suggest that effective therapy is possible. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Are There So Many Classifications of...
A brief look at the various subsets, descriptions and classifications for bipolar disorder and mood disorders - as defined in the United States and internationally. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Here's What You Need to Know About Bipolar...
Why do you get bipolar disorder? What are bipolar I and bipolar II, and what are mania, hypomania and bipolar depression? Answers can be found here. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

4 People - 4 Types of Depression
The first category of symptoms of depressions is low mood. People describe it variously as depression, sadness, emptiness or some similar term. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Teen Boys More Likely to Receive Mental Health ServicesTeen Boys More Likely to Receive Mental Health Services
Approximately 4% of US teens had a serious emotional or behavioral difficulty for which they sought help, and boys were more likely than girls to receive nonmedication mental health services. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Add-on Guanfacine Helpful for Stubborn ADHDAdd-on Guanfacine Helpful for Stubborn ADHD
Children and adolescents who don't respond well to psychostimulant monotherapy may benefit from adding guanfacine extended-release, research confirms. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Treatment Before Tragedy: A Mother's Plea
This is a mother's passionate plea that puts a face on the plight of the severely mentally ill. Deprived of adequate treatment and decent housing, they are housed in jails or left homeless on the street. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Allen J. Frances, M.D. Tags: Ethics and Morality Law and Crime Parenting Psychiatry Adam Lanza apa NAMI nimh patient advocacy prisons Psychiatric Treatment severely mentally ill Source Type: news

Identifying Gene-Environment Interactions in SchizophreniaIdentifying Gene-Environment Interactions in Schizophrenia
While both environmental and genetic factors have been implicated in the etiology of schizophrenia, the complex interplay of genes, environment, and underlying mechanisms still need to be addressed. Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

The Nature-Nurture Question: Nature
The operations of nature are not defined by genetically determined physiological brain mechanisms–genes, neurotransmitters, localized areas of cortex, etc.–as is commonly believed. Rather, they come from our genetically programmed temperaments. The role of temperament is to field and digest the impacts of "nurture" in the construction of consciousness.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - August 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert Berezin, M.D. Tags: Child Development Depression Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience Personality Psychiatry Source Type: news

Tricking Memory in Lab Animals Stokes Hope for PTSDTricking Memory in Lab Animals Stokes Hope for PTSD
The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain to joy and a once-happy memory to pain. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Area Drives Exercise, Reward MotivationBrain Area Drives Exercise, Reward Motivation
The brain's dorsal medial habenula may be responsible for motivation to exercise and other rewarding activities - a finding that could lead to improved treatments for depression. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

WHO Calls for Strict Global Regulation of e-CigarettesWHO Calls for Strict Global Regulation of e-Cigarettes
The WHO is calling for global regulation of e-cigarettes and similar devices as public health concerns gain momentum, especially as they affect youth and nonsmokers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Tedious Consent Forms, Platelet-Rich Plasma: The Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- A regular update on what's new in anesthesiology from our friends at Anesthesiology News. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depression therapy aids other cancer symptoms
Conclusion Not surprisingly, this well-conducted study suggests that offering cancer patients with clinical depression an intensive, systematic treatment for depression involving all the people involved in their care, works better than the current approach. As the authors point out, the trial had some limitations. The sample was mainly women receiving follow-up or adjuvant treatment for breast and gynaecological cancers, so it is unclear whether the findings are generalisable to other cancer patients. Also, patients and their GPs could not be “masked” as to whether they were in the DCPC group or the group receiving u...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Cancer Source Type: news

Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks
Title: Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain NetworksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - August 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

4 People - 4 Types of Depression
A discussion of the signs of depression from a less clinical viewpoint, using imaginary people to describe the symptoms of major depression. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Ketamine May Curb Suicidal ThoughtsKetamine May Curb Suicidal Thoughts
Ketamine administered to patients expressing suicidal thoughts was associated with an increased wish to live and a decreased wish to die independently of the drug's rapid antidepressant effect. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Does Urban Living Cause Mental Illness? Does Urban Living Cause Mental Illness?
A new study suggests that environmental factors might not be as important as previously thought in the development of mental illness. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

Morning Break: Mr. and Mrs. Cheech and Chong, Tech Czar for Obamacare
(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 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ADHD Not a Learning Disability?ADHD Not a Learning Disability?
A new imaging study that reveals the potential underpinnings of ADHD suggests the condition may be more of a decision-making, vs a learning, impairment. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

4 People - 4Types of Depression
A discussion of the signs of depression from a less clinical viewpoint, using imaginary people to describe the symptoms of major depression. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Methods For Treating Bipolar Disorder
A treatment plan for bipolar disorder primarily consists of pharmacological intervention (medications) with therapy as a possible intervention. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to ADHD
Conclusion This study suggests a potential link between women taking antidepressants during pregnancy and an increased risk of ADHD, but not ASDs, in their children. The limitation to this type of study is that factors other than the antidepressants, such as the depression itself, or genetic factors increasing both depression and ADHD risk, might be causing the effect seen. The researchers used various methods to take this into account, but acknowledge that other factors could still be having an effect. While the link with ADHD remained significant after taking maternal depression into account, it did not remain significan...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Pregnancy/child Medication Source Type: news

Antidepressants and Psychological Therapies in IBSAntidepressants and Psychological Therapies in IBS
Is it time to consider psychological approaches to irritable bowel syndrome an important component of care? Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism ServicesFederal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services
dvocates applaud the move, but some states are concerned about the costs of providing such therapy. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

DSM-5 Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis
I had just come off my first overnight shift. From 8pm to 8am, I was the go-to resident for any issues that arose on any of the three psychiatry units, along with any emergent psychiatric consults from anywhere in the hospital. A psych patient couldn’t sleep? My pager went off. Another fell while getting himself a midnight snack? It’s my pager again. A patient on surgery mentioned that he couldn’t take this anymore and just wanted to end it all? Yup, that’s me, too. Someone admitted to the ICU after throwing himself from a moving car? You get the picture. By morning, we’ll just say I was getting a little tired ...
Source: Psych Central - August 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Dual Diagnosis General Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Dsm 5 dsm 5 made easy dsm5 mental disorder diagnosis morrison Source Type: news

How to Stop Taking Things Personally
Relationships are complicated. Ideally, we strive for healthy, fulfilling interactions with others where there is mutual respect and genuine caring. Some relationships however, challenge us and make us question ourselves. Learning how to identify difficult interactions will help us to navigate through them and to find what we need to live our own authentic life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - August 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Abigail Brenner, M.D. Tags: Happiness Psychiatry Relationships Self-Help confrontations that are one-sided controlling people creating healthy boundaries dependency on relationships having our needs met letting others define who you are listening not being hear Source Type: news

e-Cigarettes Prompting Kids to Smokee-Cigarettes Prompting Kids to Smoke
More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette tried e-cigarettes in 2013, the CDC says. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Depression, Anxiety Common in New PD Patients Depression, Anxiety Common in New PD Patients
Depression, fatigue, apathy, and anxiety are common among patients with newly diagnosed untreated PD, a new study finds, and researchers urge ongoing monitoring of new patients for these nonmotor symptoms. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Happiness an Attainable Goal in SchizophreniaHappiness an Attainable Goal in Schizophrenia
Happiness may be an attainable goal for at least some patients with schizophrenia and is associated with positive psychosocial attributes that can be enhanced. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news