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"Dad, I Think I Have ADHD"

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:06

Your son, Marcus, a college freshman, calls you at the end of September; he is struggling in his courses. In high school, he was involved in several sports and seemed to do well in his classes without much studying.

New research found antidepressants may increase risk of early death

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:34

Psychiatrists 50 years from today may look back and ask, did the drugs they used to treat brains harm the body? But the study's lead author suspects the ubiquitous pills take more lives than they save, and that one way they might take lives is through their effect on platelets, tiny cells in the bloodstream that form clots to stop bleeding. Platelets need the brain chemical serotonin to function properly.

VIDEODr Michael Thase: Screening for Depression Has to Be Coupled With Intervention

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:36

Screening for depression in the primary care setting can take as little as 30 seconds, but screening is only effective if it actually leads to intervention, explained Michael E. Thase, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Screening for depression in the primary care setting can take as little as 30 seconds, but screening is only effective if it actually leads to intervention, explained Michael E. Thase, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tracking depression

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:59

"Call no man happy until he is dead." - Aeschylus L.928 It was classmate Martin D. Bautista who somehow got to scribble "Call no man happy until he is dead" at the back of my Grant's Anatomy.

Trump vs. Psychiatrists: Who's Crazier?

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 09:49

Although the father of psychoanalysis is no longer fashionable, the Freudian concept of psychological projection is alive and well. These aren't isolated examples.

Antidepressants can do more harm than good

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 20:36

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20 minute test determines attention and memory capacity in patients with schizophrenia

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:08

Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona , in collaboration with the University of Oviedo and the Biomedical Research Networking Centre in Mental Health , have designed a test which can help determine the cognitive capacities of patients with schizophrenia. The test consists of a battery of assessments chosen by the researchers which permits them, in 20 minutes or less depending on the case, to examine patients' short-term memory capacities, mental agility and also organisational capacities.

New study on the placebo effect and antidepressants in children and adolescents

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:41

Although the clinical efficacy of antidepressants in children and adolescents is proven, it is frequently accompanied by side effects. In addition, the influence of the placebo effect on the efficacy of antidepressants is unclear.

Data Collection for Mental Health Studies Through Digital Platforms:...

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:47

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Mental and behavioral disorders are the main cause of disability worldwide.

Should Google Offer Depression Screening?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:59

Several influential psychiatrists are calling on Google to offer a Web-based depression screening test that could speed diagnoses and treatment of the estimated one in five Americans who experience the mental-health condition in their lifetime. In the current issue of the British Medical Journal BMJ, American psychiatrist Dr. Ken Duckworth says providing a screening test to people who are already seeking information online "could raise awareness to improve identification and treatment."

Could removing Trump come down to two Hoosiers?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

Fifty years ago, former Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh wrote a constitutional amendment that allows an unstable president to be removed. Could removing President Trump come down to two Hoosiers? Fifty years ago, former Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh wrote a constitutional amendment that allows an unstable president to be removed.

Antidepressants raise the risk of an early death by 33%

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:31

Warning for those on antidepressants: The commonly prescribed drugs raise the risk of an early death by 33%, controversial study finds The drugs - among the most commonly prescribed in the UK - do more harm than good, researchers claim, and their use should be severely curtailed. Psychiatrists disputed the latest findings, arguing that they have been safely used for years and offer a lifeline for depressed people.

Chronic pain common in people living with HIV

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:49

All people living with HIV should be screened for chronic pain, which affects 39 to 85 percent of people with the condition, recommend new HIVMA guidelines. Those who have chronic pain should be treated using a multidisciplinary approach focused on non-drug options ranging from yoga to physical therapy, note the guidelines.

Time to end stereotype around mental illness

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:23

New Delhi , Sep 13 : The tragic reality of India is that 70 million people are suffering from major to minor mental health related illnesses and it is prevalent across different sections of the society. There exists a stigma associated to this across India, especially in the rural and semi-urban parts our country; it requires exceptional efforts in spreading awareness among people.

How Harvey and Irma will affect mental health

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:18

Public health professor J Brian Houston and mental health expert Jennifer M First, of the University of Missouri-Columbia, explain how disasters trigger PTSD When major disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit, the first priority is to keep people safe. This process can involve dramatic evacuations, rescues and searches.

Gay people are anything but spineless, Mr Canavan

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:32

The survey forms have been sent out to determine whether same sex marriage will be legalised. Political reporter Michael Koziol explains what happens now.

Young adults with autism more likely to have psychiatric problems: study

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 01:55

Becoming a postsecondary student meant having to learn how to manage his time, figure out a course load he could handle and advocate for himself. The switch was particularly daunting for syndrome , as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depression.

Forgetting where you've parked your car could mean ADHD

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:39

Most of us make silly mistakes from time to time and are able to laugh them off. That's what I used to do when I accidentally left the bath overflowing or mislaid my purse for the umpteenth time.

Examining how psychiatric disorders progress

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:41

Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Angelos Halaris, MD, is co-editor of a major new publication examining how psychiatric disorders progress over time, and how this progression can be stopped. Neuroprogression in Psychiatric Disorders describes the progression of disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder , major depression and other mood and stress-related disorders.

Predicting the Unpredictable: Hurricane Irma Media Coverage

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:49

I live and practice in the Tampa Bay Area and am a professor in the psychiatry and social work departments at the University of South Florida in Tampa, a city that at one point was in the crosshairs of Hurricane Irma's path. Yet, just a few days earlier, Miami--a city 4 hours to the southeast--was predicted to be at the center of the hurricane's path, and then it was the Keys, and then the Gulf Coast cities of Naples and St. Pete Beach.

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