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Death With Dignity? Study Shows Friends and Family of People Dying in Assisted Suicide Suffer PTSD

In a way, this may be a hopeful sign. A study in European Psychiatry shows that 20% of close friends or family who witness assisted suicide develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). From the study: Of the 85 participants, 13% met the criteria for full PTSD (cut-off?35), 6.5% met the criteria for subthreshold PTSD (cut-off?25), and 4.9% met the […]

Psychiatry Celebrates its Top-Ten Hits

In the current issue of the journal History of Psychiatry, Mark Micale, who teaches psychiatric history at the University of Illinois and is one of the most important international figures in the field, answers the question, “What have been the ten most important changes in psychiatry since World War II?” read more

Suicide Risk Drops 26% After Talk Therapy

2 days agoHealth : Healthland

Suicide is a problem with few concrete preventive solutions, but a new study in Lancet Psychiatry finds that intervening with talk therapy after a suicide attempt seems to have some amazing long-term effects. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked at data from about 65,000 people who had attempted suicide between 1992-2010…

Schizophrenia may be triggered by excess protein during brain development

A gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the biological process of the disease, according to new Rutgers research. In the study, published in Biological Psychiatry, Bonnie Firestein,...Show More Summary

Global surge in ADHD diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine, expert suggests

A new article attributes ADHD's global growth to five trends: expanded, overseas lobbying efforts by drug companies; the growth of biological psychiatry; the adaptation of the American-based Diagnostic and Statistical Manual standards,...Show More Summary

Scientists have identified a fear-reducing hormone

Researchers have found that oxytocin, known as the bonding hormone, can also reduce fear. Scientists from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Bonn, the German Cancer Research Center, and Chengdu University worked together to research its effects on the fear response. Show More Summary

The Lancet Psychiatry: Coping strategies therapy significantly improves dementia carers' mental health and quality of life

A brief coping strategies therapy which provides stress relief and emotional support for people caring for relatives with dementia can reduce depression and anxiety and improve wellbeing at no extra cost to standard care, new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests. read more

More on the enigma of blindness and psychosis

A long-standing enigma in psychiatry has been why no-one has been able to find someone who has both congenital blindness and a diagnosis of schizophrenia. The newest and most comprehensive archive study to date has just been published on exactly this issue although it raises more questions than it answers. Evelina Leivada and Cedric Boeckx […]

Trifles make the sum of life

I’ve just found a curious scientific paper that looks at whether computational models of neural function are of relevance to clinical psychiatry. Oddly, it is written as a debate between two Charles Dickens characters. The paper was published in the journal Neural Networks and is entitled “Are computational models of any use to psychiatry?”. It […]

In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers

At the urging of Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey and others lobbying to keep mentally ill people from being locked up in county jails, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Wednesday to fund several programs for people undergoing psychiatric crises.

People Share What ADHD Really Feels Like

Many people misunderstand what it means to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “ADHD is not like pregnancy,” said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “It is not an either you have it or you don’t phenomenon.” Each of us has some ADHD traits […]

Progress in bipolar disorder -- update from Harvard Review of Psychiatry

November 11, 2014 - Several lines of research have opened exciting new frontiers in scientific understanding and clinical management of bipolar disorder. Recent advances in bipolar disease research are described in this month's special issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. read more

Progress in Bipolar Disorder--Update from Harvard Review of Psychiatry

Several lines of research have opened exciting new frontiers in scientific understanding and clinical management of bipolar disorder. Recent advances in bipolar disease research are described in this month's special issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

HIP HOP PSYCH initiative aims to tackle mental health issues through hip-hop

The two worlds of hip-hop and psychiatry are being brought together in a unique project led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, which aims to use the lyrics and music of artists such as Nas and Tupac to help tackle issues surrounding mental health. read more

The Lancet Psychiatry: Guidelines limiting duration of overseas deployment prevent mental health problems in UK troops

Prolonged periods of deployment among the UK's armed forces have fallen since the introduction of the "Harmony Guidelines" to limit tours of overseas duty--which might have led to a reduction in mental health problems, new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal suggests. read more

Do Depression Drugs Still Need Suicide Warnings?

2 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

It's been 10 years since the FDA put a black box warning on antidepressants, saying they can cause suicidal thoughts and behavior. But the psychiatry community never fully agreed. What now?

Professional Voices—Depression: A Drop to Diagnose

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Professional Voices returns to The Fix—Today's Column: The onward march of the medicalization of psychiatry and addiction treatment.

Thrust Upon Me: My Personal Experience With the Ebola Response in Liberia

I returned to Liberia in April of this year, after a one year absence, with a team from the Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, to conduct a rapid assessment of Mental Health services and interventions in New Kru Town, a drug infested ghetto outlying Monrovia. Show More Summary

Thrust Upon Me: My Personal Experience With the Ebola Response in Liberia

I returned to Liberia in April of this year, after a one year absence, with a team from the Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, to conduct a rapid assessment of Mental Health services and interventions in New Kru Town, a drug infested ghetto outlying Monrovia. Show More Summary

Is Transit Active Transportation?

PSU Transportation Seminar Links Between Public Transportation and Physical Activity Speaker: Brian Saelens, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Seattle’s Children’s Hospital & University of Washington Topic:  Links Between Public Transportation and Physical Activity When: Friday, November 7, 12-1 p.m. Show More Summary

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