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Immigrant Teens Less Likely To Use Drugs, Commit Crime

Immigrant teens are more law-abiding than their native-born peers, according to a new study published in peer-reviewed journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. It’s the latest study to debunk the connection between immigrants and crime. Inspired by the spike of unaccompanied minors from Central America last summer, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin [...]Show More Summary

Bad Science creates False and Dangerous Beliefs.

Science is what is used to justify psychiatry today. If it is science at all, it is bad science. Both the pharmaceutical industry and many of today’s psychological theories including those that support CBT, employ the hoax of evidence-based psychiatry.

'In the Mind Fields' and the renewed emphasis on a mindful approach to mental illness

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

In a 1956 cover story marking the centenary of Sigmund Freud's birth, Time celebrated the Viennese physician as the father of American psychiatry. While the magazine acknowledged that fewer than 10% of the nation's 9,000 psychiatrists were "hard-core analysts," it estimated that at least 70% of...

Goth teens more vulnerable to depression and self-harm

Young people who identify with the goth subculture might be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The findings show that teenagers who identified very strongly...Show More Summary

Staring into someone’s eyes for 10 minutes can cause hallucinations

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

There’s a new kind of high you can get — legally — no drugs required. According to a recent study published in the journal Psychiatry Research, staring into someone’s eyes for 10 minutes can induce hallucinations, from seeing distorted faces to monsters. Eye contact is seen as a great way to foster...

Psychiatry is reinventing itself thanks to advances in biology

Seeking biological markers for mental disorders is starting to bear fruit, says Thomas Insel, director of the US National Institute of Mental Health

"But if gender were nothing more than a social convention, why was it necessary for Caitlyn Jenner to undergo facial surgeries, take hormones and remove her body hair?"

"The fact that some transgender individuals use hormone treatment and surgery to switch gender speaks to the inescapable biology at the heart of gender identity." Richard A. Friedman, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, asks a good question (in the NYT). Show More Summary

Best And Worst in Psychology & Psychiatry – July 2015

Pre-1970s was an exceptionally dark time for the chronically ill, where the mental wellbeing of terminally ill patients was treated as taboo. In this month’s roundup, there are some far reaching implications from the psychological-side of thanatology research (the scientific study of death). Recently, we’ve celebrated the birth, on July 8, 1926, of the journalist […]

Suicidal behaviour predicted by blood test showing gene changes

Adjustments in gene activity seem to indicate when someone is considering suicide. A test for it could save lives – and shake up psychiatry

WashU Expert: Picking Up the Phone to Improve Mental Health in Seniors

A new study in JAMA Psychiatry shows that therapy provided via telephone for older adults in rural areas is effective in treating anxiety disorder. In an accompanying editorial, Eric J. Lenze, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Show More Summary

Want to Stop Islamic State Recruitment? Look to Muslim Mothers

last monthNews : Truthdig

Jon Rawlinson / CC BY 2.0 Here’s an idea: Call in the mothers to combat Islamic State recruitment. As Aliya Saeed of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry writes in The Guardian, “The voice of Muslim mothers is conspicuously absent...Show More Summary

Barney Carroll on domesticating psychosis

Although posted only a couple of days ago, my presentation from Royal Edinburgh Infirmary, Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh is now passing the benchmark of over 1000 views. You can also find an interesting Storify of my lecture by … Continue reading »

This is what happens when you check your smartphone before you go to sleep

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body. Show More Summary

Links 7/23/15

Links for you. Science: No good deed goes unpunished The weekly grind of social jetlag could be a weighty issue BEACON Researchers at Work: Tools for mapping rare mutations Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis Other: How Ayn Rand Became Libertarians’ Sociopathic Pixie … Continue reading ?

1DocWay Raises $1.7M to Expand Telepsychiatry Network

1DocWay, Inc., a NYC-based leading telepsychiatry network operator announced that its psychiatry delivery network has treated over 20,000 patients in 11 states during the first half of 2015. To accelerate its growth, 1DocWay has raised...Show More Summary

Psychiatry is not what it used to be

There was a time when most of what I knew about psychiatrists came from Woody Allen. In his 1973 movie "Sleeper," his character wakes up in the future and complains, "I haven't seen my analyst in 200 years. He was a strict Freudian, and if I'd been going all this time, I'd probably almost be cured...

Researches Hope to Use Virtual Reality to Treat Schizophrenia, Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder

Researchers in London are hoping virtual reality technology can help medical professionals better understand and treat psychological disorders. Dr Lucia Valmaggia, a psychological researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology...Show More Summary

UAB to Open Mental Health and Wellness Clinic for LGBTQ Community

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychiatry will open a mental health and wellness clinic specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning individuals...a population that is underserved and at risk for depression, anxiety and suicide.

Psychiatry's Most Promising New Treatment Is a Pacemaker For the Brain

At the end of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a young Jack Nicholson lies in bed with two fresh centipede scars across his forehead. His face is expressionless, an open-mouthed stare, his entire body broken into absolute submission....Show More Summary

Best and Worst in Psychology and Psychiatry — June 2015

While reviewing the thousands of studies published in psychology and psychiatry this June 2015 a clearly dominant theme emerged — it’s all about the kids! From treating mental illness and problems with child development, to understanding both child and parent thinking and behavior, school might be out, but child psychology takes center stage in this […]

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