General Psychiatry

The Robot Will See You Now: The Increasing Role of Robotics in Psychiatric Care

The Robot Will See You Now: The Increasing Role of Robotics in Psychiatric Care

By

Dr Pransky shares some examples of robots that have shown impressive psychiatric applications, as well as her thoughts on giving robots the critical role of delivering healthcare to human beings.

Psychotherapy May Reduce Frequency of Nonepileptic Seizures

Psychotherapy May Reduce Frequency of Nonepileptic Seizures

Adherence to psychotherapy was linked to lower seizure frequency, higher quality of life and fewer ED visits.

AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos

AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos

DeepGestalt technology was better than doctors at identifying a range of genetic syndromes, according to reports.

Challenging Stigma: Should Psychiatrists Disclose Their Own Mental Illness?

Challenging Stigma: Should Psychiatrists Disclose Their Own Mental Illness?

By

Psychologists and psychiatrists discuss the stigma of mental health disorders in practicing clinicians.

Physical, Sexual Abuse and Concurrent Opioid/Benzodiazepine Use in Chronic Pain

Physical, Sexual Abuse and Concurrent Opioid/Benzodiazepine Use in Chronic Pain

By

Patients with chronic pain and a history of physical and sexual abuse were found to be more likely to concurrently use benzodiazepine and opioids.

Incorrect Prescribing Alerts Common for Psychotropic Meds

Incorrect Prescribing Alerts Common for Psychotropic Meds

Incorrect prescribing alerts for psychotropic medications may be common.

Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017

Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017

From 2005 to 2017, there was a substantial increase in telemedicine use, although use was still uncommon in 2017.

Prevalence of Benzodiazepine Use 12.6 Percent in the United States

Prevalence of Benzodiazepine Use 12.6 Percent in the United States

Overall, 12.6% of US adults report past-year benzodiazepine use, with misuse accounting for 17.2% of overall use.

Examining Predictors of OCD Treatment Response Trajectory

Examining Predictors of OCD Treatment Response Trajectory

By

Intensive residential treatment was found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, although different response trajectories were observed.

Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Suicide Attempt Linked to Prescribed Access

Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Suicide Attempt Linked to Prescribed Access

By

Researchers analyzed data from a US insurance claims dataset to evaluate the relationship between suicide attempts and prescription psychotropic medications.

Focused Medication Review Not Linked to Psychotropic Drug Optimization

Focused Medication Review Not Linked to Psychotropic Drug Optimization

By

Investigators determined that although psychotropic medication review may reduce the number of prescriptions dispensed, clinical and economic benefits have yet to be identified; therefore, they do not recommend medication review as part of routine care.

Part 1: Adolescent Tech Use and Mental Health: Expert Roundtable

Part 1: Adolescent Tech Use and Mental Health: Expert Roundtable

By

The use of technology is also transforming the mental health landscape, with significant implications for clinicians who work with adolescents, in particular.

Antipsychotics Increase Risk for Unexpected Death in Youths

Antipsychotics Increase Risk for Unexpected Death in Youths

Antipsychotic use is associated with an increased risk for unexpected death among children and youths.

Prevalence of Benzodiazepine Use, Misuse Among US Adults Analyzed

Prevalence of Benzodiazepine Use, Misuse Among US Adults Analyzed

By

Alprazolam was found to be the most commonly misused benzodiazepine.

Menopause Symptoms Associated With Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault

Menopause Symptoms Associated With Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault

By

Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder may be associated with menopause symptoms.

FDA Clears Freespira Digital Therapeutic for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

FDA Clears Freespira Digital Therapeutic for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By

Palo Alto Health Sciences announced that the FDA has granted clearance to Freespira, a new digital therapeutic for the treatment of PTSD.

"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals

"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals

By

There is substantial discussion in the United States regarding the use of public accommodation laws to legislate bathroom access for transgender individuals.

Infections Linked to Increased Later Risk for Mental Disorders

Infections Linked to Increased Later Risk for Mental Disorders

Infections requiring hospitalization or treatment with anti-infective agents are associated with an increased subsequent risk for mental disorders.

Follow-Up Care After First Emergency Department Visit for Youth With Psychotic Disorders

Follow-Up Care After First Emergency Department Visit for Youth With Psychotic Disorders

By

Adolescents and young adults who visit emergency departments for psychotic disorder for the first time often do not receive timely follow-up care.

The Benefit of Pets to People With Mental Health Conditions

The Benefit of Pets to People With Mental Health Conditions

Researchers conducted a systematic literature search to identify studies exploring the role of companion animals in the management of mental health conditions.

Improvisational Music Therapy Not Beneficial in Children With Autism

Improvisational Music Therapy Not Beneficial in Children With Autism

By

In children with autism, improvisational music therapy showed no significant difference in symptom outcome.

APA: Medical Discrimination Based on Size Psychologically, Physically Harms Patients

APA: Medical Discrimination Based on Size Psychologically, Physically Harms Patients

Patients' health can be affected by medical discrimination based on their size.

How Can Men Be Encouraged to Seek Help for Mental Health?

How Can Men Be Encouraged to Seek Help for Mental Health?

By

Men, including male physicians, are less likely than female physicians to seek medical treatment for their own health conditions.

Late Teen Emotional Stability Inversely Tied to Mental Illness

Late Teen Emotional Stability Inversely Tied to Mental Illness

Emotional stability assessed in late adolescence is inversely associated with serious mental illness.

OCD, Mental Disorder Risk Increase with Streptococcal Throat Infection

OCD, Mental Disorder Risk Increase with Streptococcal Throat Infection

The risk of any mental disorder was increased for individuals with a positive streptococcal test, especially for OCD and tic disorders

Schizophrenia Patients on Multiple Drugs Experience Cognitive Burden

Schizophrenia Patients on Multiple Drugs Experience Cognitive Burden

By

Scientists researched the association between multiple drug treatments for psychotic disorders and anticholinergic burden.

Women With Mental Illness Have Lower Cervical Cancer Screening Rates

Women With Mental Illness Have Lower Cervical Cancer Screening Rates

Women with severe mental illness were less likely to be screened for cervical cancer.

Dual Diagnosis of an Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus

Dual Diagnosis of an Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus

By

"Diabulimia" may or may not be associated with bulimia or any of its symptoms.

Gender Differences in Alcohol Use Disappearing

Gender Differences in Alcohol Use Disappearing

Females are also closing the gender gap with regard to health problems associated with alcohol consumption.

Brain Structure Alterations Observed in Children With PTSD

Brain Structure Alterations Observed in Children With PTSD

Researchers used MRI to detect variations in neural connections among earthquake survivors.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters