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St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C.

The “Government Hospital for the Insane” opened in 1855 on a remote hilltop to the southeast of Washington, D.C. as one of America's first public hospitals specializing in psychiatry. Later popularly known by the less prickly moniker St. Show More Summary

OCD and Computational Psychiatry

There is a relatively new field of research known as computational psychiatry, which focuses on the development of mathematical models to better understand defects in the brain — defects that lead to adverse behaviors. A new study published in the journal Neuron discusses findings from […]

The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks review – an agility of enthusiasms

These posthumously published essays range from psychiatry to plagiarism to near-death experiences One March in the mid 1990s I checked into a cheap hotel in Helsinki. I dropped my bag on the floor and, wondering what Finnish daytime television was like, switched on the TV. Show More Summary

Training managers can improve workers' mental health

(University of New South Wales) Basic mental health training for managers can reap significant benefits for workers' mental wellbeing, a world-first study published today in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry suggests.In addition to large...Show More Summary

Research identifies brain chemical abnormalities in earliest stage of psychosis

(Elsevier) A new study of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis reports elevations in the brain chemicals glutamate and glycine. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study led by Dr. Dost Öngür of Harvard Medical School provides the first ever measurement of glycine levels in patients with psychotic disorders.

Politics And Reality Radio: One In 11 Americans Have Impulsive Anger Issues And Guns

This week, we begin with Jeffrey Swanson, a professor of Psychiatry at Duke University, who will talk about an eye-raising study that he and his colleagues published in 2015 which looked at the number of Americans who display signs of impulsive anger and have ready access to a firearm. Show More Summary

Affidavit: Patient stabbed psychiatrist more than 160 times

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Dr. Achutha Reddy ran the Holistic Psychiatry Services clinic in Wichita, Kansas

Persons With Dementia Deserve A Better Trained Health Workforce

Co-authored by Sandra Swantek, MD, associate professor and director of geriatric psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center

One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

A landmark study led by the Black Dog Institute has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression - and just one hour can help. Published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the results show even...Show More Summary

Genes, Violence, and Testing

The abstract of an article in Molecular Psychiatry entitled Genetic background of extreme violent behavior reads as follows: In developed countries, the majority of all violent crime is committed by a small group of antisocial recidivistic offenders, but no genes have been shown to contribute to recidivistic violent offending or severe violent behavior, such as […]

Cell model of the brain provides new knowledge on developmental disease

(Karolinska Institutet) By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are creating cell models of the human brain. In a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry the researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmental disease lissencephaly differ from healthy cells. Show More Summary

Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

….How did psychiatry come to play a crucial role in criminal trials? Why do defense and prosecution psychiatrists often disagree drastically in their expert opinions? What good, if any, does psychiatry do in our courts? To begin to answer these questions, we must first look at how the insanity defense operates. Show More Summary

E-Mental Health Tool May Be Key for Astronauts to Cope with Anxiety, Depression in Space

A clinical trial of an innovative e-mental health tool led by a Stony Brook University psychiatry professor to help address stress, anxiety and/or depression will begin on September 18. The trial is designed to inform the delivery of mental health treatments for astronauts on long duration space missions.

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic Presented by Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center

The Department of Psychiatry at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center will present Substance Use Disorders in 2017: Tackling the Opioid Epidemic & More on Wednesday, October 25, from 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

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Cousinfucking, kink orientations, and psychiatry! by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: Is it an open relationship or is it blackmail? Should they tell their third they're cousins? Should he stay in his marriage or goShow More Summary

CWRU & University Hospitals physician-researcher Martha Sajatovic, MD Receives International Brain Health Grant, Joins Team in New Diabetes Research Project

Martha Sajatovic, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research and Director of the Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Research Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, is the recent recipient of two major research grants.

Martha Sajatovic, M.D., receives international brain health grant, joins new diabetes research project

(Case Western Reserve University) Martha Sajatovic, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research and Director of the Neurological...Show More Summary

Gender dysphoria purely a ‘social craze’ that will lead to regrets: psychiatric expert

A former Johns Hopkins psychiatry professor wants to make it clear that transgenderism is 'an experimental procedure... that is not being done with controls.'

Pinpointing the origins of autism

(McGill University) The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings published in Biological Psychiatry brings us closer to understanding the pathology of autism, and the point at which it begins to take shape in the human brain. Show More Summary

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