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Moms with postpartum depression apparently have reduced brain activity - one more thing to worry about

I came across a recent article on psychcentral.com about a recently published study linking postpartum depression to diminished brain activity. The study, published in this month's edition of American Journal of Psychiatry, was doneShow More Summary

Mind Matters’09

Today is the World Mental Health Day, in this connection SCARF India (Schizophrenia Research Foundation) in association with SNEHA & Department of Psychiatry; VHS is conducting an Event called MIND MATTERS’09 in Chennai. Venue: P S Senior Secondary School, R K Mutt Road, Mylapore, Chennai. Timings: 10 am to 7pm ENTRY FREE This is an […]

Back to the Future with Steve DiBenedetto

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Steve DiBenedetto’s current exhibition, Mile High Psychiatry, at Derek Eller marks a breakthrough for a painter who is best known for his encrusted surfaces jam-packed with helicopters, octopi and neural networks.

Out of Network Care : Why?

I'm still thinking about what I'm going to say in my talk about value in psychiatry from the patients' perspective. It seems to me that the question of value and getting one's money worth might include the fact that the cost is different in different settings. Show More Summary

Best and Worst in Psychology and Psychiatry – March 2015

March served us a whole host of significant research developments, highlighting the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of various medications, therapies, drugs and techniques for the treatment of disorders of the mind. Harder to swallow...Show More Summary

Responses to a Short Survey on Inpatient Psychiatry

147 responses Summary Was being treated on a psychiatric unit helpful to you? Yes, I was better at discharge 57 38.8% No, I was the same or worse at discharge 90 61.2% Were you admitted as a voluntary or involuntary patient? I entered...Show More Summary

YouTube Kids App Goes Overboard with Ads, Consumer Groups Charge

YouTube Kids is deceptive to children, consumer and children’s advocacy groups say. Organizations including the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Watchdog, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have jointly...Show More Summary

Study: 69 Percent Of People On Antidepressants Do Not Meet Criteria For Clinical Depression

There is an interesting study out in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry that has concluded that the majority of people taking antidepressants may not actually have depression. The study found that more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of people taking antidepressants did not meet the criteria for major depressive disorder, or clinical depression. Some 38 […]

More Forensic Psychiatry About The Crazed Wife-Murdering Composer

Dr. Ruth McAllister looks at contemporary testimony about Gesualdo and his relationships with others, including his second wife, a rival composer, musicians employed by someone else whom he dressed down to their faces, a former mistress tried for witchcraft, and one of his uncles, St. Carlo Borromeo.

WHEN ACADEMIC JOURNALS FIGHT: “A psychiatry journal, the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (JNM…

WHEN ACADEMIC JOURNALS FIGHT: “A psychiatry journal, the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (JNMD), has just published a remarkable attack on another journal, Frontiers in Psychology.... The back-story here is that a group of researchers wrote a letter to JNMD alleging several errors in a 2014 paper about psychotherapy for psychosis. […]

Education doesn't bring happiness

Getting a good education may not improve your life chances of happiness, according to new mental health research from the University of Warwick. In a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers from WarwickShow More Summary

Scientists Say Psychedelics “Safe and Harmless” [Video]

According to an open letter published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal this week, psychedelic drugs are harmless and as safe as “riding a bike or laying soccer”, and that the bans on the use of such drugs is “inconsistent with human rights”.  Scientists are now beginning to question not only the prohibitions against such drugs, […]

Academic Journals In Glass Houses...

A psychiatry journal, the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (JNMD), has just published a remarkable attack on another journal, Frontiers in Psychology. Here's the piece: it's by the JNMD's own Statistics Editor. In it, he writesShow More Summary

3 Trippy Ideas from a Radical Pioneer of Psychedelic Psychiatry

Dr. Humphrey Osmond was the guy who coined the term "psychedelic." He had some other ideas, too. In 1964, British psychiatrist Humphrey Osmond sat down with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Princeton, New Jersey for a sweeping, six-hour interview. Show More Summary

Common Brain Mechanisms in Mental Illness

An important new meta-analysis of brain imaging research came out this week in JAMA Psychiatry, “Identification of a Common Neurobiological Substrate for Mental Illness” which highlights the importance of the insula and anterior cingultate in healthy brain function. Show More Summary

Amazingly spun mindfulness trial in British Journal of Psychiatry: How to publish a null trial

Since when is “mindfulness therapy is not inferior to routine primary care” newsworthy?   Spinning makes null results a virtue to be celebrated…and publishable. An article reporting a RCT of group mindfulness therapy Sundquist, J., Lilja, Å., Palmér, K., Memon, … Continue reading »

No, Psychiatry Could Not Have Prevented the Germanwings Disaster

While some Germanwings Flight 9525 investigators sorted through debris in the Alps, others were in apartments and hospitals and doctors’ offices, seeking fragments of Andreas Lubitz’s life. As details leaked out—a doctor’s note, a depression...Show More Summary

Psychedelic Drugs ‘Safe as Riding a Bike or Playing Soccer’

Psychedelic drugs like MDMA and magic mushrooms are as safe as riding a bike or playing soccer, and bans against them are “inconsistent with human rights”, according to a letter published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal today. The letter,...Show More Summary

Do Aphrodisiac Foods Work?

“Foods as aphrodisiacs is totally fantasy. But with sex, sometimes fantasy works,” says Stephen Snyder, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Sorry if we are completely busting the fantasy here, butShow More Summary

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