Neurology and Psychiatry are two distinct specialties within medicine, both of which treat disorders of the brain. It's completely uncontroversial to say that neurologists treat patients with brain disorders like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Show More Summary
Usually, we provide the top 5 best and top 5 worst findings coming from topical psychology and psychiatry research publications. However, this October there was an overwhelming number of good news findings worth shouting about. So this month’s roundup is a little different. Below there are 7 best findings. The bad news, for once, is […]
KINGSTON - Queen's University researchers Philip Burge and Dianne Groll (Psychiatry) and two co-authors have just published a study regarding the attitudes and preferences of prospective adoptive parents. The study found that those who...Show More Summary
The iconoclastic psychiatrist Thomas Szasz said that mental illness was metaphorical, not real, because mental diseases lacked biological substrates. The absence of a substrate predisposes psychiatry to overdiagnosis and avoiding overdiagnosis is psychiatry’s biggest challenge. Show More Summary
New research from the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, sheds light into the role of layers in the brain. The study, published today in Neuron,Show More Summary
Close to 10% of Americans have a drug abuse disorder during their lifetimes, according to a new report released Wednesday. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, shows that 9.9% — or more than 23.3 million Americans — have been diagnosed with a drug use disorder (DUD). Many of them are untreated. The data comes from…
Psychiatry, a field that has forgotten so much! But it’s the kids who are now paying a price for this.
Like an expensive car, your brain functions best when it gets "premium fuel" — that is, nutritious, minimally processed foods. The emerging field of nutritional psychiatry is finding that what you eat directly affects the structure of your digestive tract, the function of your brain, and, ultimately, your mood. Show More Summary
I meant to post this around Halloween... The quote is from Dr. Terry Clifford’s Tibetan Buddhist Medicine and Psychiatry, a book that many think is one of the best on the subject of Tibetan Medicine: Compassion is also understood to be a supreme medicine and protection against ghosts and demons. For according …
Compared to their secular brethren, children raised in religious homes tend to be jerks, says a new study. The study, conducted by Prof. Jean Decety, the Irving B. Harris Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry and the College and director of the University of Chicago Child Neuro Suite, tested the behavior of 1,170 Christian, [...]
Suma Chand, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of psychiatry at Saint Louis University, uses cognitive exercises that help build the gratitude 'muscle'.
Biology, psychology and social forces can all affect mental health.
Goodbye 50 minute therapy visits, the new mode of treatment by psychiatrists are short medication-focused appointments. Here are some ideas to work with and hopefully change the status quo.
How to respond to a headline which reads, "Wanted in Saudi Arabia: Executioners," (NYT, 5/18/15). What are the benefits? Is dental included? What is the co-pay for psychiatry? Will the Saudi's provide a moving allowance for potential...Show More Summary
A new study to be published online November 5 in the American Journal of Psychiatry casts a shadow on light therapy's status as the gold standard for treating SAD, or seasonal affective disorder. read more
A gift of $20 million from the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund to the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco will support research on mood disorders.
The 2015 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics and Health Outcomes will be presented to Laura Roberts, MD, MA, who is chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and an internationally recognized scholar in bioethics, psychiatry, medicine and medical education. Show More Summary
Over 5,000 psychology and psychiatry research studies are published in high ranking journals every month. That’s far too many for a single person to read, digest and assimilate and still have some spare time on their hands. As is custom in our monthly roundups, we have sieved through the mass of research to bring you […]
How can you tell if someone is depressed? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) - the 'bible' of psychiatry - diagnoses depression when patients tick off a certain number of symptoms on the DSM checklist. AShow More Summary
Talk therapy has been scientifically proven to increase mental health and to ease conditions such as schizophrenia. This fact comes to us in a new study by The American Journal of Psychiatry, funded by the National Institute of Mental...Show More Summary