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Blocking stress protein could prevent diabetes and obesity

If you're feeling stressed out, you might want to think twice before seeking comfort in junk food. A new study from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry has found that a stress-related protein could increase the chances of diabetes...Show More Summary

The Critical Role Nutrition Plays in Mental Health

One of the most unrecognized factors in the development of mental health is the role of nutrition. The link between diet and mental health is growing as the field of Nutritional Psychiatry/Psychology expands. This field is becoming more impactful as epidemics continue to make headlines […]

New method helps identify causal mechanisms in depression

(Elsevier) People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. Show More Summary

Marriage may help stave off dementia

Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, concludes a synthesis of the available evidence published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Lifelong singletons and widowers are at heightened risk of developing...Show More Summary

Why Marriage Is Linked to a Lower Risk of Dementia

People who have never married or whose spouse has died are at increased risk of developing dementia compared to married people, according to a new review in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. But being single may not be as big a health hazard as it once was, the analysis finds. The new paper…

In Russia, a Familiar Pattern

Among the subjects in my Impromptus column today is Russia. I bring up the case of Stanyslav Klykh, a Ukrainian historian and a political prisoner of the Kremlin. Klykh is apparently being tortured to death under psychiatry — which was...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Uses Black Friday To Demonstrate His Narcissism As Hundreds Killed In Egypt [Opinion]

Over the past 12-months President Donald Trump has been described as mentally ill on numerous occasions. Experts in the field of psychiatry have lined up to claim that Trump has a narcissistic personality disorder. Of course, none of...Show More Summary

What are the origins of mental illness?

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What Are the Origins of Mental Illness? Psychiatric research is full of complex problems and the appeal of new technologies to untangle them is high. A new study in Translational Psychiatry aimed to do just that: By growing cerebral organoids, or mini brains, derived from the cells of a group of...

Teenage depression linked to father's depression

(University College London) Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new Lancet Psychiatry study led by UCL researchers.

How to Listen to and Support Victims of Sexual Trauma

Before Sigmund Freud founded psychoanalysis, he was a neurologist whose growing interest in psychiatry led him to study hysteria. “Hysteria” was a catch-all term for a number of symptoms, both physical and mental, believed to only affect women; the term itself derives from the Greek word for uterus. Show More Summary

When Paranoia Meets Reality: Your Medicine Snitching On You

Medication non-compliance is a problem: patients don't take their pills. We hear about it all the time in psychiatry: people don't take their medications and they relapse. Sometimes they decide they don't need them when they do, sometimes they don't like the side effects or risks of the medications, but mostly, they just forget. Show More Summary

Legal implications of neuroscience research - Harvard Review of Psychiatry presents update

(Wolters Kluwer Health) New research on the biological basis of psychiatric disorders has important implications for legal proceedings as well as mental health treatment, according to a special issue on 'Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and the Law,' presented in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

In defense of Sigmund Freud

As a medical student, I immortalized myself with my classmates when I informed a lecturing psychiatry professor that I considered Freud’s theories slightly more credible than the nuns’ tales about guardian angels. The lecturer ignored my obnoxious comment and continued his lecture. But Freudians have been on the defensive for the past decade. This trend […]

Psychotropic Medication use in Autism Spectrum Disorders may Affect Functional Brain Connectivity

Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2017 Sep;2(6):518-527. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2017.06.008. Linke AC1, Olson L1,2, Gao Y1,2, Fishman I1, Müller RA1. Abstract Background: Prescription of psychotropic medications is common in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), either off-label or to treat comorbid conditions such...

Lupus linked with increased risk of dementia

(Wiley) A new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study indicates that the risk of dementia may be elevated in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease affecting a range of systems including the peripheral and central nervous system.

Psychology Around the Net: November 4, 2017

This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers artificial intelligence and psychiatry, a decline in teachers’ mental health, how to continue making progress, and more. Let’s go! Artificial Intelligence Is Here and It Wants to Revolutionize Psychiatry: Are we more comfortable sharing our true feelings and […]

Somatic Psychiatry in the Spotlight

Somatic psychiatry has taken over psychiatry. The fundamental and incorrect premise of somatic psychiatry is that the source of psychiatric problems come from defects in the brain.

Smartphones and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

Can technology solve some of our biggest mental health challenges? That’s the key question being addressed by some of the nation’s top technology and mental health experts during the McLean Hospital Technology in Psychiatry Summit next week (November 6-7) at Harvard Medical School. Show More Summary

Research links locus coeruleus activity with hyperarousal in PTSD

(Elsevier) A new study in Biological Psychiatry has linked signs of heightened arousal and reactivity -- a core symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- to overactivity of the locus coeruleus (LC), a brain region that mediates arousal and reactivity. Show More Summary

The Devilish Side of Psychiatry

Final Destination 3 (2006) The devil always experienced malicious pleasure in imposing himself in neuropsychiatric nosology Olry and Haines (2017) published a mischievous article in the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences:Having...Show More Summary

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