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Advice Goddess | Aug. 24, 2017

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 01:47

My husband has a great body, but since we got married two years ago, he has completely stopped working out. One reason I was initially so attracted to him was that he was in great shape.

Health care: Shortage of psychiatrists in London hits wait times for kids

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 23:35

Kids who need mental health services in London face a dire shortage of psychiatrists, a bottleneck critics warn could make already months-long wait times even worse. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said this week youth mental health should be a priority for doctors, a huge hurdle since the governing body for Ontario doctors lists fewer than 100 child and youth psychiatrists in the entire province.

Stress, along with poor eating and sleeping habits, can challenge Trump

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 19:10

Stress doesn't affect President Trump in what may be surprising ways, but his poor sleeping and eating habits likely don't help. Stress, along with poor eating and sleeping habits, can challenge Trump Stress doesn't affect President Trump in what may be surprising ways, but his poor sleeping and eating habits likely don't help.

Is Your Teen Depressed?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:57

Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teenager thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems.

Antipsychotics common for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:13

Antipsychotic medication is frequently being prescribed to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities , often without a psychiatric diagnosis, a new study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences has found. The study, published today in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry , has made significant strides in filling the gap in research about prescribing practices of antipsychotic medication to adults with IDD.

Linking mental health and the gut microbiome

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:13

Better understanding the gastrointestinal microbiome may help psychiatrists treat mental health disorders such as depression, highlights a review in Frontiers in Psychiatry . From a psychiatric standpoint, the underlying causes of depression are still not fully understood and depression remains difficult to treat in some cases.

Depressed but can't see a therapist? This chatbot could help

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 07:38

Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco. Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy particularly efficient in treating ADHS in adults

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:12

Cognitive-behavioural therapy group training was shown to achieve the same results as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder . Both methods led to a comparable decrease in symptoms.

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Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:27

Psychology of Youth Muscat initiative targets the youth in the hope to empower them and educate them on mental health awareness. Psychology of Youth Muscat initiative targets the youth in the hope to empower them and educate them on mental health awareness.

The Psychology Of Eclipses

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:50

Martin Voracek, Maryanne Fisher and Gernot Sonneck, psychologists based at the University of Vienna published a study entitled 'Solar Eclipse and Suicide ', examining whether the total solar eclipse which occurred over Austria in 1999, might have influenced suicide rates. An eclipse is clearly a profoundly emotional experience for many.

Depression: What About Ketamine?

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:42

You've likely seen ketamine in the news lately. It's rapid action in reducing/eliminating depression is sparking enthusiasm in both psychiatrists and patients.

People on the Move

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 04:47

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized attorney Patrick J. Doyle Jr. as a Two Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The institute is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10 personal injury attorneys in each state.

Gadgets can be addictive like consuming alcohol, says expert

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 20:06

Around 203 delegates from across the country came together to take part in the 13th Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry got underway Saturday. "The conference has been planned to deliver the most recent advancements in Biological Psychiatry by eminent psychiatrists from across the country," said a statement.

Psychiatric Treatment as Religious Experience

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 13:34

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is frequently described by the general public and the mental health profession alike as the "bible of psychiatry." It is not a coincidence that the DSM has come to be known colloquially as a bible for guiding psychiatric diagnosis.

Sioux Trails takes telemental counseling to the next level

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 02:33

A new service at a local mental health clinic means clients will be able to lie on their own couch during sessions instead of their therapist's. Sioux Trails Mental Health Clinic is expanding its telemental health program to allow therapy clients to communicate with their therapists via video-chat.

Why Some People Don't Develop Bipolar Disorder Despite High Genetic Risk

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:14

Can we escape from our DNA? Evidence in recent years has led psychiatrists to conclude that bipolar disorder-a mental health disorder characterized by abnormal shifts in mood and energy level-has genetic roots, a notion that could lead us to believe it is unavoidable for those carrying the relevant genes. But new research suggests that our brains may be able to overcome the genetic pull, and even allow those at high risk for the condition to avoid it completely.

Silver Hill names new president and medical director

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:44

John Santopietro, M.D. has joined Silver Hill Hospital as its new president and medical director, effective in September. John Santopietro, M.D Santopietro is the successor to the hospital's current President and Medical Director Dr. Sigurd Ackerman, who has served in this capacity for 14 years.

Democrats in Congress Explore Creating an Expert Panel on Trump's Mental Health

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:23

Three congressional Democrats have asked a psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine to consult with them about forming an expert panel to offer the legislators advice on assessing President Trump's mental health. Yale's Dr. Bandy Lee told STAT that over the last few weeks members of Congress or their staff have asked her to discuss how members might convene psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals "to review the president's mental health, and review it on a periodic basis."

More on "Behavior Priming" and Unconscious Influences

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:23

Last year, psychologists B. Keith Payne and colleagues breathed new life into the debate over 'social priming' with a paper called Replicable effects of primes on human behavior . Behavioral or social priming - the idea that subtle cues can exert large, unconscious influences on our behaviour - was a major topic of research for many years, but it's since been largely discredited.

Psychiatric training ban sparks RHH site visit

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 22:29

REPRESENTATIVES from the nation's peak psychiatry college will make an urgent visit to the Royal Hobart Hospital after a decision to withdraw the hospital's training accreditation. It was revealed last week that the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists had cancelled the RHH's accreditation, with the decision linked to the hospital's inability to cope with demand.

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