Contrary to common belief, the prevalence of depression in older adults does not decrease with age.
The malware race is a battle between hackers and security experts.
Smartphone addiction appears to be linked to sleep disorders, anxiety and stress disorders, and greater consumption of alcohol and tobacco.
Healthcare systems are expanding in the numbers of people covered and in the care across lifespan.
Well-intentioned parents may not realize that it is terrifying for a youngster to be left without any parental direction, even if the child does not act scared.
Men, including male physicians, are less likely than female physicians to seek medical treatment for their own health conditions.
Clinicians should be better trained about the importance and roles of depression screening to improve patient care.
Non-monogamy can have rules and meanings as varied as the clients who practice it.
Siblings of children with disabilities may experience a "wide range of emotions.
Catastrophizing undermines pain treatment effectiveness and facilitates structural brain changes that serve to maintain pain and distress.
Rape has been linked with the strongest risk for PTSD in both women and men, followed by combat exposure and child molestation.
Impulse control disorders are thought to be related to impaired function of decisional impulsivity associated with rapid, disinhibited decision-making, rather than motor impulsivity.
Alcoholism can have a deleterious effect on interpersonal relationships, including romantic partners, friends, and coworkers.
Both postpartum and prenatal depression are among the most significant contributors to maternal morbidity and mortality.
The FY2017 appropriations bill raised serious concerns about significant reductions in funding for many proposed programs by the NIH and the CDC.
Little progress has been made in identifying effective agents for patients who don't respond to existing ADHD medications.
Postpartum PTSD is an area with limited physician knowledge.
Increased rates of depression in the United States could be at least partially due to the dietary shift away from omega-3 consumption.
A new bill aimed specifically at limiting medical liability was passed by Congress on March 1, 2017.
Elderly LGBTQ individuals are more likely to be depressed and have poor general health than non-LGBTQ seniors.
New classes of antibiotics are vital to ensure that effective treatment of patients with multidrug-resistant infections is available.
Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, discusses key issues surrounding medical liability, and why now is the right time to address malpractice reform in a meaningful fashion.
Shekhar Saxena, MD, director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization, speaks about depression.
Post-surgery pain is a continuum with no clear delineation.
"Diabulimia" may or may not be associated with bulimia or any of its symptoms.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is frequently believed to be a mild condition and is often overlooked by clinicians.
Nearly 15% of all gay men report dealing with anorexia or bulimia during their lifetime.
Medicaid patients experienced increased wait times for appointments to see healthcare providers.
A new agent would be the first oral treatment for suicidal behavior in patients with bipolar depression.
Planning for transitioning from pediatric care to adult care beings when the patients is a child or adolescent.
Technological advances have permitted us to improve the process by which informed consent is obtained.
Corrective action plans ares intended to prevent HIPAA violation fines from recurring.
Non-reporting of negative results contributes to a body of knowledge that is at best, incomplete, and at worst, wrong.
Is cogniphobia can be a modifiable factor in the treatment of patients with migraine?
Bright light therapy is an accepted treatment for seasonal affective disorder.
The development of new device technologies points to the need for new strategies to monitor their continuing safety and efficacy.
Updated guidelines focus on safe and effective opioid prescribing practices.
Providing care for the mental and physical health of people with diabetes will simultaneously improve both outcomes.
The FDA will consider electronic or written queries and comments submitted before April 19, 2017 to the final guidance documents to be completed.
While lithium has been the mainstay of treatment for decades, several other classes of medication have recently been used with varying degrees of success.
Further research is necessary to clarify the psychiatric viability of psychedelic use.
Psychiatric comorbidities including depression are a common complication of epilepsy in both children and adults.
Compared with male athletes, female athletes face a greater incidence of and longer recovery time from concussion.
Neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety are common in Parkinson's Disease, but often go unrecognized.
A National Academy of Sciences study looks at the health risks and benefits of cannabis.
Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD, discusses the implications of the failed solanezumab trial.
Factors such as shame and stigma impede the dialogue about mental illness across cultures.
Physicians who deem Facebook use compulsive should prescribe taking a 1-week break.
Effort must be made to create a more supportive medical education environment.
HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.
A patient does not have to be verbal to benefit from art therapy.
The PLISSIT model offers a method for introducing sexual health into the clinical conversation.
Practices must remain current, compliant, and efficient to respond to shrinking reimbursements, pay-for-performance payment models, stricter compliance regulations, and narrower margins
Artificial intelligence applications have been used in cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, and more.
More research is needed to show that medical residents' ability to provide high-quality. efficient patient care is accurately measured.
Disparities in direct patient access to EHR need to be addressed.
Psychiatrists should think beyond traditional models of therapy when looking to engage patients with ASD.
A PRECISION trial tested cardiovascular risks of COX-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs.
Advanced neuroimaging can more accurately diagnose traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder than CT or MRI.
The development of the psyche of an athlete typically begins in childhood and evolves through the life cycle.
According to one review, there are more individuals with serious mental illness in correctional institutions than in all US state hospitals.
Evidence indicates that distraction can provide pain relief, highlighting the influence cognitive processes have on pain perception.
Research on monogenic disorders has made vital contributions to all aspects of medical care, including our understanding of pain pathophysiology.
The recovery time varies depending on which class of medication the patient is overusing.
The Pain-Related Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep (PBAS) scale offers a tool to assess the interaction between sleep, insomnia and chronic pain.
It's the deadliest mental illness. What's being done about it?
Dr. Scott Zeller suggests it is time to move away from emergency intramuscular haloperidol.
One topic of criticism is the relative dearth of scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of 12-step programs.
You have probably heard the term 'Big Data' being bandied around, but what does it actually mean for the psychiatry sector? Dr Nicola Davies explains what Big Data is, before exploring how it's currently being applied within psychiatry.
Sundowning is a complex multifactorial condition that has eluded rigorous understanding of its pathophysiological causes.
Dr. Roger McIntyre suggests that the clinical relevance of cognitive dysfunction for any individual patient can only be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis.
National Suicide Prevention Week, September 5 - 11, 2016
Dr. Henderson suggests treating Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with antivirals rather than with antidepressants.
Many suicidal people experience difficulty describing their internal states, making assessment more challenging and demanding a high level of skill.
Several promising novel treatment options exist for those with OCD.
As the Congress, VA, CDC and the Obama Administration address the issue, recent neuroimaging studies point to effective diagnostic tools available for PTSD and TBI — two common conditions among suicide victims.
Neuroimaging studies have shown several neurophysiological substrates for depression: An overview by Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD.
FDA approval was based on a single clinical trial involving 111 patients, which was funded by the device manufacturer.
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Nicola Davies, PhD, suggests that a great deal of research is still required, but apps are certainly showing great promise as a means of enhancing treatment outcomes when used as an adjunct to therapy and medication.
In an email interview with Rheumatology Advisor, Louise Sharpe, PhD, spoke about the practical ramifications of her research for clinicians who treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Comprehensive measurements of drinking behavior during episodes such as binge, abstinence, and relapse are essential to reveal the factors and mechanisms that underlie alcohol abuse and dependence.
Ann Neumayer, MD, suggests that giving too many supplements can be harmful as well as giving too few.
Involvement of Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Fear Memory Overgeneralization Following Exposure to Traumatic Stress
The behaviors associated with body dysmorphic disorder diminish quality of life and create tremendous interference.
Although inconclusive, late-onset Alzheimer's Disease could be triggered by infectious pathogens.
Extreme trauma affects FKBP5 methylation in survivors of the Holocaust as well as in their offspring.
New technologies and methodological approaches are starting to elucidate the relationship between DNA and complex human behavior.
Maria Oquendo, MD, president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses her goals for the association.
Renee Binder, MD, recaps her year as president of the American Psychiatric Association.
University of Washington Tobacco Scholar Joseph Cerimele, MD, MPH, discusses the relationship between smoking and psychiatric illness.
A growing body of research finds disproportionately high rates of sexual assault among servicewomen.
A potential hurdle for clinicians and communities following adolescent suicides is to promote preventability while simultaneously reducing feelings of guilt.
New platform helps clinicians bridge the gap in translation of knowledge from bench to bedside.
Patients commonly report inter-episodic cognitive complaints during the "remitted" phases of depression that negatively affect their ability to engage in more cognitively demanding activities.
The methodological quality of schizophrenia guidelines varies, while lack of consistency across guidelines and inadequate adherence in the clinical setting can impact the quality of care and outcome.
Discussion with practitioners from either side elicits arguments about the shortcomings of the other. How can disputes be mitigated?
Great potential exists for using objective smartphone data to discriminate between depressive and manic states in patients with bipolar disorder.
Hesitation to discuss dying can lead to a lack of understanding on how to help patients achieve a "good death."
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- Bipolar Disorder: Childhood Trauma Modulates Impact on Amygdala, Hippocampus
- Psychiatric Evaluations: Questions on Suicide Need to Be Rephrased
- Subsequent Suicide Attempts May Be Reduced by Emergency Department Interventions
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- Prescription Opioid Misuse Remains a Persistent Problem
- Revised Treatment Guidelines for Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome
- Long-term Response to Prophylactic Mood Stabilizers in Bipolar Disorder
- Medically Supervised Withdrawal, an Option for Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids
- Navigating the Thin Line Between Identification & Intimacy With Patients