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Donald Trump Flunks Actual Sanity Test Given By Keith Olbermann

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Time for some armchair psychiatry. Sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann used the 20 items on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist ? an actual clinical tool used to help diagnose psychopathy ? to assess Donald Trump. The results? Well,...Show More Summary

Urocortin-3: A signaling molecule for making friends

Meeting new people can be both stressful and rewarding. Research at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, reported today in Nature Neuroscience, suggests that a molecule involved in regulating stress in the brain may also help determine how willing we are to leave the safety of our social group and strike up new relationships. read more

Psychiatry Is Edging Dangerously Close to Eugenics

Eugenics was a powerful movement in England, the United States and Nazi Germany from the late nineteenth century until 1945. Psychiatry is headed in that dangerous direction.

Study: Medicare Beneficiaries May Face ‘Treatment Gap’ For Painkiller Abuse, Misuse

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

When most people think of the victims of the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic, they seldom picture members of the Medicare set. But a research letter published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry found Medicar...

Paths to Autism: One or Many?

Philadelphia, PA, July 19, 2016 - A new report in Biological Psychiatry reports that brain alterations in infants at risk for autism may be widespread and affect multiple systems, in contrast to the widely held assumption of impairment specifically in social brain networks. read more

Genomic region associated with autism plays role in specific cognitive functions

Philadelphia, PA, July 18, 2016 - A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports that variations in 16p11.2, a region of the genome associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have distinct effects on cognition. The findings...Show More Summary

Psychotherapists Gravitate Toward Those Who Can Pay

last weekHealth : The Checkup

There’s something that really bothers Stanford psychiatry professor Keith Humphreys. When he thinks of all the years he spends training the next generation of psychiatrists, the enormous investment i...

Mini-Brain Model of Idiopathic Autism Reveals Underlying Pathology of Neuronal Overgrowth

The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the nation...Show More Summary

News. News. And Too Much News.

Oh my, time has been getting away from me and it's been a bit since I've written a blog post on Shrink Rap! First let me steer you over to Clinical Psychiatry News where ClinkShrink has written an article called " New Mexico High Court...Show More Summary

What a medical student learned during his psychiatry rotation

Psychiatry was my first clinical rotation, and I did not know what to expect when I began. When I initially got assigned to the dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT) team, I had no clue what that would entail beyond working with some borderline patients and that the preconception of borderline patients is that they can be […]

Psychiatrist Distinguishes Demonic Possession From Mental Illness Among People In The United States

Richard Gallagher, a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College and a certified psychologist, distinguishes demonic possession from mental illnesses among people in the United States. Gallagher began working with a Catholic Priest after being asked his professional opinion about a troubled woman. Show More Summary

Poor sleep health could contribute to inflammatory disease

Philadelphia, PA, July 6, 2016 - A new meta-analysis in Biological Psychiatry reports that sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. "It is important to highlight that both too...Show More Summary

Does Marijuana Use Dampen Brain's Response to Reward Over Time?

Recreational cannabis use over time may damage the brain's response to monetary rewards,suggestsa new studypublished in JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers at the University of Michigananalyzed 108 individuals in their early 20s. Seventy-five percent of participants were men, and nearly all were white. The investigators reviewed brain scans at three points over the [...]

Changes in brain networks may help youth adapt to childhood adversity

Philadelphia, PA, July 5, 2016 - A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports a neural signature of emotional adaptation that could help researchers understand how the brain adapts to childhood adversity and predict which kids may be vulnerable to developing later psychopathology. read more

New Tool Can Predict Individual's Risk of Psychotic Disorders

A new risk calculator can predict an individual's risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a new study published today in The American Journal of Psychiatry. The research involved collaborators fromShow More Summary

Board-Certified New York Psychiatrist Thinks “Demonic Possession” Can Be the Correct Diagnosis

Richard Gallagher, a board-certified psychiatrist and a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College, has a book coming out that literally gives the devil his due. 

Erasing unpleasant memories with a genetic switch

Researchers from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (Germany) have managed to erase unpleasant memories in mice using a 'genetic switch'. Their findings were published in Biological Psychiatry. Dementia, accidents, or traumatic events can make us lose the memories formed before the injury or the onset of the disease. Show More Summary

Religious service attendance associated with lower suicide risk among women

Women who attended religious services had a lower risk of suicide compared with women who never attended services, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Suicide is among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States. The major world religions have traditions prohibiting suicide. read more

Watch this inspiring cancer rap from a doctor diagnosed with leukemia

Props to Elana Miller at Zen Psychiatry.  Truly inspiring. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.

Greenery in neighborhoods may reduce adolescent aggressive behavior

Washington, DC, June 28, 2016 - A study to be published in the July 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that adolescents in urban communities may have less aggressive behaviors if they live in neighborhoods with more greenery, such as parks, golf courses, or fields. read more

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