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The War on Grief

The DSM-5, the most recent version of psychiatry's diagnostic bible, makes it possible to classify grieving that endures beyond a rather brief span of time as a mental illness. This pathologizing of grief has ancient roots extendingShow More Summary

The Lancet journals: Three-quarters of depressed cancer patients do not receive treatment for depression but a new approach coul

Three papers published in The Lancet Psychiatry, The Lancet, and The Lancet Oncology reveal that around three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression, and that a new integrated treatment programme is strikingly more effective at reducing depression and improving quality of life than current care. read more

March on Stress Assesses MPHRP's care

Professor Neil Greenberg of March on Stress at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, visited the Philippines to assess the competencies of mental

5 Weird Ways Stress Can Actually Be Good for You

last weekHealth : Healthland

We hear over and over again that stress is unhealthy. And all that talk makes us, well, stressed. But getting worked up isn’t always a bad thing, says Richard Shelton, MD, vice chair for research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama Birmingham; after all, the body’s fight-or-flight response is meant to…

Reasons I Abandoned My Long Position In Cytori

By Kenneth Pittman: Background: I am a physician (currently practicing Child Psychiatry, also board certified in Pediatrics) and part-time investor. I invest in several biotech companies and was invested in Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTX) for over a year until recently. Show More Summary

The Lancet Psychiatry: reclassification of PTSD diagnosis potentially excludes soldiers diagnosed under previous criteria

A new head-to-head comparison of screening questionnaires for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, shows a worrying discordance between the previous version of the PTSD definition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—fourth edition (DSM-IV) and DSM-5, released in 2013. read more

Dynavax Is More Than Just HEPLISAV

By Kenneth Pittman: Background: I am a physician (currently practicing Child Psychiatry, also board certified in Pediatrics) and part-time investor. I invest in several biotech companies, including Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX), the main subject of this article. Show More Summary

Fox News Expert Says Michelle Obama Needs to "Drop a Few" Pounds

Dr. Keith Ablow, Fox News' resident psychiatry expert, thinks First Lady Michelle Obama can't be practicing what she preaches in terms of healthy eating. On the daytime lady talk show Outnumbered yesterday, he leaned back in his seat, exposed his gut, and proclaimed: "She needs to drop a few." Read more...

How Schizophrenics Around the World Describe the Voices They Hear

How we define mental illness is one of the most fraught issues in psychiatry; skeptics of the psychiatric establishment fear that broad definitions of mental illness could make people see their symptoms as more problematic than necessary. Show More Summary

RXi Pharmaceuticals: Early-Stage Biotech With A Promising Future

By Kenneth Pittman: Quick Background: I am a physician (currently practicing Child Psychiatry, also board certified in Pediatrics) and part-time investor. I invest in several biotech companies, including RXi Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RXII), the main subject of this article. Show More Summary

The Creative Brain : Links to Mental Illness?

If you're a psychiatrist, you likely know who Nancy Andreasen is. For as long as I've been around, she's been one of those big names in psychiatry and someone who leaves you to wonder if she ever sleeps, or if she has a clone, because it's hard to imagine that one human being can accomplish so much. Show More Summary

Twitter Psychosis as a Cultural Artifact

The creation of the category “Twitter Psychosis" tells us more about the culture of contemporary psychiatry than it does about the purported dangers of social media overuse. Can Twitter really “cause” psychotic symptoms in predisposed...Show More Summary

Blood Test May Predict Suicide Risks

Predicting what people may be at risk to take their own lives may come down to a simple blood test in the not to distant future. A new study published in yesterday’s American Journal of Psychiatry may have revealed a genetic marker that could predict how in certain people, stress and anxiety may lead to [...]

Blood test could predict risk of suicide

last monthHealth : The Checkup

A simple blood test could determine a person’s risk of suicide and provide a future tool of prevention to stem suicide rates. In a study published online Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers say they have discovered...Show More Summary

Problem drinking in midlife doubles chance of memory problems in later life

A study published today [Weds July 30] in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry indicates that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later...Show More Summary

Why this is an exciting time to work in psychiatry

Today, I celebrated mental health care.  And this was after a morning of battling with insurance companies, patching together community care plans, trying to create an inpatient bed for a suicidal patient where none exist, and arguing with agencies for better patient support. I work on a busy inpatient psychiatric unit that provides a daily […]

Can medical students lean in to psychiatry?

I recently read an interesting article in Glamour about why Zosia Mamet, an actress on HBO’s Girls, refuses to “lean in.”  While the column focuses on the influence of modern-day feminism on notions of professional success, her words resonated with me as a medical student and an aspiring psychiatrist. “I have been incredibly blessed with success in my […]

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Inadequate Mental Health Care for Blacks with Depression and Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that Blacks with depression plus another chronic medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, do not receive adequate mental health treatment.

Murder In The Family: Jeremy Perkins killed his mom in a schizophrenia outburst, which was not being treated due to their Scientology beliefs against psychiatry

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