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
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
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.
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...
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
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
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...
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
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
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 […]
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
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
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 [...]
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
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
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.
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
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
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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