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Barney Carroll on domesticating psychosis

Although posted only a couple of days ago, my presentation from Royal Edinburgh Infirmary, Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh is now passing the benchmark of over 1000 views. You can also find an interesting Storify of my lecture by … Continue reading »

This is what happens when you check your smartphone before you go to sleep

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body. Show More Summary

Links 7/23/15

Links for you. Science: No good deed goes unpunished The weekly grind of social jetlag could be a weighty issue BEACON Researchers at Work: Tools for mapping rare mutations Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis Other: How Ayn Rand Became Libertarians’ Sociopathic Pixie … Continue reading ?

1DocWay Raises $1.7M to Expand Telepsychiatry Network

1DocWay, Inc., a NYC-based leading telepsychiatry network operator announced that its psychiatry delivery network has treated over 20,000 patients in 11 states during the first half of 2015. To accelerate its growth, 1DocWay has raised...Show More Summary

Psychiatry is not what it used to be

There was a time when most of what I knew about psychiatrists came from Woody Allen. In his 1973 movie "Sleeper," his character wakes up in the future and complains, "I haven't seen my analyst in 200 years. He was a strict Freudian, and if I'd been going all this time, I'd probably almost be cured...

Researches Hope to Use Virtual Reality to Treat Schizophrenia, Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder

Researchers in London are hoping virtual reality technology can help medical professionals better understand and treat psychological disorders. Dr Lucia Valmaggia, a psychological researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology...Show More Summary

UAB to Open Mental Health and Wellness Clinic for LGBTQ Community

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychiatry will open a mental health and wellness clinic specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning individuals...a population that is underserved and at risk for depression, anxiety and suicide.

Psychiatry's Most Promising New Treatment Is a Pacemaker For the Brain

At the end of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a young Jack Nicholson lies in bed with two fresh centipede scars across his forehead. His face is expressionless, an open-mouthed stare, his entire body broken into absolute submission....Show More Summary

Best and Worst in Psychology and Psychiatry — June 2015

While reviewing the thousands of studies published in psychology and psychiatry this June 2015 a clearly dominant theme emerged — it’s all about the kids! From treating mental illness and problems with child development, to understanding both child and parent thinking and behavior, school might be out, but child psychology takes center stage in this […]

Newswire: Gene Simmons will guest star on Scorpion for some reason

Scorpion is a CBS procedural so ridiculously formulaic it almost swings around into brilliant self-parody. A group of geniuses who specialize, respectively, in psychiatry, mechanics, math, and overall smartness tackle a Homeland Security case each week that coincidentally requires psychiatry, mechanics, math, and overall smartness to be solved. Show More Summary

Deepak Chopra Shares Methods to Achieve Optimum Wellbeing

Above, watch family medicine and psychiatry Professor Paul Mills and co-founder of JIYO, a social wellbeing platform, Poonacha Machaiah on "The Future of Wellbeing" panel, moderated by Gina Murdock, with Deepak Chopra at the 2015 Aspen...Show More Summary

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Mathias Basner on the Science of Sleep

Mathias Basner is an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and the deputy editor of the journal SLEEP. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights...Show More Summary

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Mathias Basner on the Science of Sleep

Mathias Basner is an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and the deputy editor of the journal SLEEP. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights...Show More Summary

Achieving Bright Futures Through Modern Psychiatry

Imagine that you are struggling daily with diabetes that you couldn't get under control. Your blood sugar levels are fluctuating radically, making it impossible to participate in your usual work and family obligations. You would do anything...Show More Summary

Most antipsychotic drugs prescribed to teens without mental health diagnosis, study says

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A new study indicates that antipsychotic drug use has been on the rise among adolescents, even though most had not been diagnosed with a mental disorder.The study, published this week in JAMA Psychiatry, used data from thousands of prescriptions...Show More Summary

A Place To Discuss Mental Health (And Video Games)

Jennifer is a popular YouTuber. Jennifer loves video games. But Jennifer is also a medical doctor passionate about mental health and psychiatry. Here’s what she decided with those two opposing parts of her life: fuse them. The result: Prescription Pixel. Show More Summary

Psychiatric Drugs are False Prophets with Big Profits

The underling theory of somatic psychiatry is that the source of human struggle is considered to be the brain itself, rather than the person. Treatments that follow from this simplistic, mechanistic, and reductionist notion have been to act directly on the brain, always with violating and destructive outcomes. This is now the tenet of the American Psychiatric Society.

Pharma Make The Most of A Negative Result

A misleading piece of statistical rhetoric has appeared in a paper about an experimental antidepressant treatment. The study is published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. JAD is a respectable mid-ranked psychiatry journal - yet...Show More Summary

Overcoming Garden Variety Moodiness

If you tend to moodiness and would like an approach that is "psychology" or "psychiatry light," give this a try.

Trends in Youth Psychiatric Treatment: The Plot Thickens

A major new study looks at changes in the rates of child psychiatric disorders and their treatment. Its combination of both good and bad news will be a challenge to the cherry pickers on both sides of the psychiatry debate.

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