In psychology and psychiatry, it really means "average" or "typical," but we too easily think of it as a synonym for "how everyone is supposed to think and feel." -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Why Prozac and its ilk so often fail, and why the future of psychiatry might be psychedelics
A new medical paper raises complex questions over ethics and human rights, as it reports on a study that took place in a religious camp where mentally ill patients were chained up for long periods. The paper's called Joining psychiatric care and faith healing in a prayer camp in Ghana and it's out now in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Show More Summary
A new report shows depression and anxiety are the top reasons college students seek counseling; a psychiatry professor lists a variety of factors. The post One in Five College Students Have Anxiety or Depression—Here’s Why appeared first on The Good Men Project.
“Trauma isn’t what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you.” – Gabor Maté Dr. Gabor Maté (@drmate) is a physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology. He’s well known for studying and treating addiction. Dr. Maté has written several books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. […]
(University of Turku) A new research report shows that a high ranking in the Human Development Index is connected with the availability of mental health services. In a comparison between 17 European and Asian countries, Norway, Switzerland and Finland had the highest ratio of child and adolescent psychiatrists. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) approved a policy statement stating that “‘conversion therapies’ should not be part of any behavioral health treatment of children and adolescents.”Show More Summary
Kevin Yuill, who is an academic who has written extensively about euthanasia and assisted suicide wrote an interesting article that was published by Spiked titled: Assisted Dying: A failure of Psychiatry. In his article, Yuill comments on the death of Aurelia Brouwers, the 29-year-old Dutch woman who died by euthanasia for psychiatric reasons and the […]
(Brown University) A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.
Ocean Medical Center received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for residency training programs in family medicine and psychiatry, practice areas in which there are serious shortages of physicians expected in New Jersey and the nation. Show More Summary
By David Rosenberg, Professor, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Wayne State University. Anxiety and depression are the top reasons that college students seek counseling, a new report shows. Shutterstock.com Many of us think of college as a wondrous time of new experiences and great freedom to explore...
(University of Liverpool) A new study, published in BMC Psychiatry, conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton, suggests that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions.
(Elsevier) Exposure to androgens (male hormones) during brain development alters genes related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry. Using male human cells, researchers at the...Show More Summary
(Elsevier) A new study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports that processing of negative emotion can be strengthened or weakened by tuning the excitability of the right frontal part of the brain.
(Elsevier) A study published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that five novel genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been identified by exploiting genetic overlap between ADHD and educational attainment.
By J. Wesley Boyd, Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University and Emily Nagisa Keehn, Associate Director, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School, Harvard University. The U.S. incarcerates a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country in the world. There’s little doubt among researchers that mass [...]Show More Summary
(Elsevier) The common food preservative sodium benzoate improves symptoms in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia patients, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...Show More Summary
I Think My Child Has a Learning Disability. What Do I Do? Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Atlas Psychiatry and was written by Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Laura Niditch, Ph.D. Warning Signs Your child’s grades are slipping. He can’t keep up with his peers, and he doesn’t seem to be making progress despite hours helping him […]
I’ve been sectioned and know plenty of ‘nutters’ but none is a bombastic bully like Trump. Politics and psychiatry don’t mix There is no question that Donald Trump makes many people, myself included, profoundly uncomfortable. His politics are repulsive enough, but it’s more the way he conducts himself personally. Show More Summary
A psychiatrist who briefed members of Congress on President Donald Trump’s mental state said she is receiving thousands of death threats every day. Dr. Bandy X. Lee, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, told the New Haven Register that the threats were received...