Psychiatry

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

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The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

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Abilify MyCite adds a digital sensor to the medication aripiprazole. The sensor, an ingestible event marker, is activated by contact with stomach acids and transmits a signal to a skin patch the patient wears, which then transmits to an app.

Off-Label Prescribing Common With Certain Psychiatric Medications

Off-Label Prescribing Common With Certain Psychiatric Medications

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Using data from the 2012 and 2013 National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys, researchers looked at all adult outpatient visits to psychiatric practices for chronic care management in which ≥1 psychiatric medication was prescribed.

FOSTA-SESTA Threatens Sex Worker Livelihoods: What Mental Health Providers Should Know

FOSTA-SESTA Threatens Sex Worker Livelihoods: What Mental Health Providers Should Know

Sex workers already operate at the social and economic margins. SESTA-FOSTA makes it increasingly difficult for them to advertise and screen clients safely, deeply cutting into their incomes and threatening their livelihoods.

Remission of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Veterans Depends on Close Clinical Observation

Remission of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Veterans Depends on Close Clinical Observation

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This study supports the effects of close clinical observation and the use of combined treatment interventions including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for achieving remission in veterans with treatment-resistant depression.

From Abused Child to Serial Killer: Investigating Nature vs Nurture in Methods of Murder

From Abused Child to Serial Killer: Investigating Nature vs Nurture in Methods of Murder

Not all abused children become serial killers, and not all serial killers are victims of childhood abuse. However, the connection between the two cannot be dismissed as just coincidence.

Medical Clearance of Psych Patients in the ED: Consensus Recommendations

Medical Clearance of Psych Patients in the ED: Consensus Recommendations

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An AAEP task force created recommendations for medical evaluation of psychiatric patients presenting to the ED.

US Police Killings Harm Mental Health in Black Americans

US Police Killings Harm Mental Health in Black Americans

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Police killings of unarmed black Americans may have a negative impact on the mental health of this population.

CDC Report: Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

CDC Report: Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Providing barrier-free access to proven cessation treatments is critical to reduce smoking-related disease and death in the United States.

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Reduces PTSD Symptoms

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Reduces PTSD Symptoms

Active doses of MDMA with adjunctive psychotherapy were effective in reducing PTSD symptoms in veterans and first responders.

#MeToo: Helping Victims Cope With Sexual Harassment

#MeToo: Helping Victims Cope With Sexual Harassment

Mental health professionals regularly grapple with the best way to support clients navigating an onslaught of sexual violence in their daily lives.

Politically Focused Thoughts, Behaviors Tied to Psychopathology

Politically Focused Thoughts, Behaviors Tied to Psychopathology

Findings suggest that politically-focused intrusive thoughts and ritualistic behaviors are associated with psychopathology and obsessive compulsive symptoms.

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

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The Goldwater Rule has proven remarkably resilient and has not been seriously challenged for half a century — until now.

Sexual Harassment: Psychological Effects of a Shifting Public Perspective

Sexual Harassment: Psychological Effects of a Shifting Public Perspective

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An expert discusses how the shifting public view of sexual harassment is affecting the nation.

ADHD Medications Increasingly Prescribed to Women of Reproductive Age

ADHD Medications Increasingly Prescribed to Women of Reproductive Age

Researchers observed a 344% increase in the percentage of reproductive-aged women who filled at least 1 prescription for ADHD medication, from 2003 to 2015.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cost-Effective for Some Adolescents With Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cost-Effective for Some Adolescents With Depression

A brief cognitive behavioral therapy program is cost-effective for adolescents with depression who declined or stopped using antidepressants.

Psychiatric Genetic Testing May Be Beneficial for Some Minors

Psychiatric Genetic Testing May Be Beneficial for Some Minors

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Researchers identified 5 nonmedical themes that affect the decision to implement predictive genetic testing for psychiatric conditions.

Using Conscious vs Unconscious Thinking to Solve Problems in Medicine

Using Conscious vs Unconscious Thinking to Solve Problems in Medicine

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A physician shares his thoughts on the differences between conscious and unconscious thinking and how both apply to solving problems in medicine.

Careful Design of ECT Research Important for Ethical Concerns

Careful Design of ECT Research Important for Ethical Concerns

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Although electroconvulsive therapy is effective for patients with severe psychiatric disorders, various misconceptions still exist.

Navigating the Patient-Physician Relationship With Pathological Liars

Navigating the Patient-Physician Relationship With Pathological Liars

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Exploring the pathophysiology of lying and the patients who lie.

It's Time to Address Body Image Issues in Gay Men

It's Time to Address Body Image Issues in Gay Men

Nearly 15% of all gay men report dealing with anorexia or bulimia during their lifetime.

Discrepancy in Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women With Mental Illness

Discrepancy in Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women With Mental Illness

Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says.

Addressing Substance Abuse as a Treatable Chronic Medical Condition

Addressing Substance Abuse as a Treatable Chronic Medical Condition

Outlines health and public policy interventions for effective prevention and treatment.

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Well-Being of Child Witnesses

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Well-Being of Child Witnesses

Recommendations for pediatricians relating to expert testimony is also provided.

Postpartum Depression Also Found Among New Fathers

Postpartum Depression Also Found Among New Fathers

Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at highest risk of depression.

Postpartum Depression Risk Increases with Gestational Diabetes

Postpartum Depression Risk Increases with Gestational Diabetes

Researchers find that risks are higher if a woman has suffered an earlier bout of depression.

More HIV Screening Needed for Severe Mentally Ill Patients

More HIV Screening Needed for Severe Mentally Ill Patients

Rates of infection are up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates are similar to those without psychiatric issues.

Long-Term Benefits with Psychotherapy in Depressed Teens

Long-Term Benefits with Psychotherapy in Depressed Teens

Early treatment of depression may lower the risk of future episodes of mood disorders.

Elevated Vitals in Male Teens Linked to Increased Risk for Psych Disorders

Elevated Vitals in Male Teens Linked to Increased Risk for Psych Disorders

Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders might be spotted during a routine physical at age 18 years.

Wait Times for Psych Patients in Emergency and Inpatient Care Growing Dramatically

Wait Times for Psych Patients in Emergency and Inpatient Care Growing Dramatically

This survey has found that nearly 1 in 5 emergency room doctors report waiting 2 to 5 days for an inpatient bed for a psychiatric patient.

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