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Blood test could predict risk of suicide

17 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

A simple blood test could determine a person’s risk of suicide and provide a future tool of prevention to stem suicide rates. In a study published online Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers say they have discovered...Show More Summary

Problem drinking in midlife doubles chance of memory problems in later life

A study published today [Weds July 30] in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry indicates that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later...Show More Summary

Why this is an exciting time to work in psychiatry

Today, I celebrated mental health care.  And this was after a morning of battling with insurance companies, patching together community care plans, trying to create an inpatient bed for a suicidal patient where none exist, and arguing with agencies for better patient support. I work on a busy inpatient psychiatric unit that provides a daily […]

Can medical students lean in to psychiatry?

I recently read an interesting article in Glamour about why Zosia Mamet, an actress on HBO’s Girls, refuses to “lean in.”  While the column focuses on the influence of modern-day feminism on notions of professional success, her words resonated with me as a medical student and an aspiring psychiatrist. “I have been incredibly blessed with success in my […]

Links 7/25/14

Links for you. Science: Desert Rat Relies on Microbes To Detoxify Its Deadly Meals How A Giant Act Of Philanthropy May Kickstart Psychiatry (we’ll see…) Detection of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Genome in an Air Sample Originating from … Continue reading ?

Inadequate Mental Health Care for Blacks with Depression and Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that Blacks with depression plus another chronic medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, do not receive adequate mental health treatment.

Murder In The Family: Jeremy Perkins killed his mom in a schizophrenia outburst, which was not being treated due to their Scientology beliefs against psychiatry

Find-A-Grave: Elli J. Present Perkins Timeline and Scientology Cover-Up Jeremy Perkins: A Scientology Family Tragedy Wikipedia: Death of Elli Perkins Movies/Documentaries 48 Hours: A Question of Faith Deadly Devotion: The Scientology Cure Jeremy Perkins

Immunity, signaling genes may be linked to schizophrenia

The secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry’s most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body’s immune system, according to a genome-wide study published online Tuesday.

Lacking Trust in One's Doctor Affects Health of Emotionally Vulnerable Cancer Patients

The physical and mental well-being of people with cancer may be affected by how they feel about their relationship with their physician and by differences in attachment styles, finds a new study from General Hospital Psychiatry.

How A Giant Act Of Philanthropy May Kickstart Psychiatry

      If scientists ever decipher the complex biology behind diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression, a lot of the credit may go not to a few deep-pocketed philanthropists and the money they’ve poured into the tiny stretch along the Charles River in Cambridge between Harvard and MIT.           [...]

Integrating psychiatric care into primary care: The VA example

For the better part of the last two decades I have practiced psychiatry in a variety of different American health care systems, and over these years I have, on numerous occasions, heard psychiatric services referred to in manner that imply (often subtly) that such services are not medical care.  These references come not only from […]

Stay stress-free on your summer vacation

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? Or time off to recover when you get home? Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center, has some advice to help you decompress and get the benefits of true stress relief from your summer break.

Validity of change in DSM-5 ADHD age of onset criterion confirmed

Washington D.C., July 14, 2014 – A recent study published in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry confirms the validity of the DSM-5 change to the age of onset criterion for diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). read more

A thought lab in the sun

Neuroscientist Karl Friston, being an absolute champ, in an interview in The Lancet Psychiatry “I get up very late, I go and smoke my pipe in the conservatory, hopefully in the sunshine with a nice cup of coffee, and have thoughts until I can raise the energy to have a bath. I don’t normally get […]

Learning about human nature after a cancer diagnosis

Recently, in front of my family, friends, colleagues, and teachers, I accepted my diploma during the graduation ceremony for the UCLA psychiatry residency program. While it wasn’t my real diploma — it’s been months since I’ve been able to work, so when I’m better I need to go back and finish some requirements — my […]

Another Wackjob Thinks Gay Rights Equals Everyone Marrying Their Dog

How does someone like this even get on a news show? Well, it's Fox News, so never mind. But how does someone like this become a doctor of psychiatry? Dr. Keith Ablow, the resident psychiatrist at Fox News, claimed this morning that legalized same sex marriage would lead to bestiality. Show More Summary

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Menckenlite: Control freaks love psychiatry, a means of social control with no Due Process protections. It is a system of personal opinion masquerading as science. See, e.g., Boston University Psychology Professor Margaret Hagan’s book, Whores of the Court, to see how arbitrary psychiatric illnesses are. Peter Breggin, Fred Baughman and Thomas Szasz wrote extensively about […]

Conservative Rage at Soccer and World Cup Is Nothing New

Many Americans were incredulous to hear Fox News' resident expert on psychiatry -- and on conspiracy theory -- Dr. Keith Ablow claim that President Obama is using the World Cup to distract Americans at "a time when there are so manyShow More Summary


Keith Ablow, the Fox News Channel's resident expert on psychiatry, on Outnumbered, 6/26/2014, explaining why the World Cup is a plot to distract the masses from Benghazi or whatever: I'm suspect. Uh I am suspect. Because here's the thing, Um why at a time when there're so many national issues that- and international issues that are […]

The Lancet Psychiatry: Adults with Asperger Syndrome at significantly higher risk of suicidal thoughts than the general populati

Adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population, according to the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. read more

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