(Frontiers) Better understanding the gastrointestinal microbiome may help psychiatrists treat mental health disorders such as depression, highlights a review in Frontiers in Psychiatry.
There are two definitions of fugue. One refers to music (contrapuntal composition), and the other involves psychiatry (awareness of one’s identity). But thanks to new technology in the enterprise cloud computing world offered by a rising startup of the same name, there may soon be another meaning: automation. Show More Summary
Having a purpose in life may help people maintain their function and independence as they age, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. People in the study who reported having goals and a sense of meaning were less likely to have weak grip strength and slow walking speeds: two signs of declining physical…
(Elsevier) The use of new technologies in geriatric psychiatry shows promise for advancing personalized medicine and improving patient care. A new study in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry describes the successful adaptation...Show More Summary
That violent criminals decide to act violently based on their interpretation of a situation would be a radical discovery when psychiatry, psychology and sociology assign violent acts to unconscious motivations, deep emotional needs, inner psychic conflicts or sudden unconscious emotional outbursts. Show More Summary
A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry this month finds that the rate alcohol use disorder, or what's colloquially known as "alcoholism," rose by a shocking 49 percent in the first decade of the 2000s. One in 8 American adults, or 12.7 percent of the U.S. population, now meets diagnostic criteria...
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry looks at rates of alcohol use from 2002 to 2013. Alcohol use in general went up, and problem drinking — binging, abuse and dependence — increased even more.
The opioid epidemic isn’t the only public-health crisis plaguing the US. Americans are hitting the bottle harder than ever, according to a new study published by JAMA Psychiatry, posing new challenges for the US’s strained health-care...Show More Summary
More Americans are drinking high amounts of alcohol, and the greatest increases are seen among women and older adults, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. In the new report, researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism compared two large studies of people who self-reported their drinking habits. The first…
(McGill University) Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?
A recent study by Penn Medicine researchers published online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that the costs associated with the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), one evidence-based...Show More Summary
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A recent study by Penn Medicine researchers published online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that the costs associated withShow More Summary
Matthew S. Kayser, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Penn Medicine, has been awarded a 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF).
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Matthew S. Kayser, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Penn Medicine, has been awarded a 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
I'm going to send you over to the Washington Post for an article that was published last week, written by Stanford psychiatry resident Dr. Nathanial Morris: please check out 'Psych Wards' aren't what you think. Morris makes the point that the inpatient psychiatry units is portrayed something out of a horror show, when really it is a place of healing. Show More Summary
(Elsevier) Adolescent depression increases the risk of violence, suggests a study published in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
The evidence is so strong, psychiatrists were compelled to break a decades-old commandment. A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures - even the president. Show More Summary
(University of New South Wales) A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression, published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry, shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain unclea...
NONPARTISAN PROFESSIONALISM IS A MYTH. THERE’S ALWAYS AN “EXCEPTION” THAT FAVORS THE LEFT: “Psychiatry group tells members they can defy ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health.” Trump is dragging down virtually the entire establishment, simply by causing it to froth at the mouth and act foolishly and hypocritically, in ways that are plainly […]
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