Psychiatry

Institutional Rearing Associated With Psychopathology Risk in Children

Institutional Rearing Associated With Psychopathology Risk in Children

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Children reared in an institution are found to have increased vulnerability to psychopathology diagnoses between childhood and adolescence.

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

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Educators' mental health and well-being is associated with their students' mental well-being or feelings of distress.

Illness Severity, Comorbid Clinical Features Affect Patient Capacity to Provide Informed Consent

Illness Severity, Comorbid Clinical Features Affect Patient Capacity to Provide Informed Consent

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Patients unable to give informed consent displayed insufficient understanding of the study risks and benefits and the difference between research and individualized care.

The Relationship Between Highpoint Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts

The Relationship Between Highpoint Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts

These findings point to the need to continue and expand clinical understanding of the variables contributing to suicidal behavior and the role of suicidal ideation.

Smartphone-Based Psychoeducational Programs May Be Effective for Bipolar Disorder Management

Smartphone-Based Psychoeducational Programs May Be Effective for Bipolar Disorder Management

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This research supports the efficacy of smartphone-based educational programs in the management of bipolar disorder.

Is Mandatory Reporting of Child Maltreatment in the Best Interests of the Child?

Is Mandatory Reporting of Child Maltreatment in the Best Interests of the Child?

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The complexities and ambiguities associated with reporting suspected cases of child abuse can contribute to confusion and the potential for harm.

Exclusion Criteria for Bipolar Trials Cast Doubt on Generalizability

Exclusion Criteria for Bipolar Trials Cast Doubt on Generalizability

Eligibility criteria employed in clinical trials assessing pharmacologic treatment of bipolar disorder typically preclude many affected patients, casting doubt about the generalizability of their results.

Mobile-Based Application Shows Benefits for Young Patients With Schizophrenia

Mobile-Based Application Shows Benefits for Young Patients With Schizophrenia

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Utilizing technology, such as smart phones, for behavioral interventions may improve mood and motivation in young patients with schizophrenia.

Is There a Link Between Familial Religiosity and Suicidal Ideation in Offspring?

Is There a Link Between Familial Religiosity and Suicidal Ideation in Offspring?

Overall, girls showed a significant decrease in the odds of suicidal ideation or attempts with increasing belief in religious importance. Boys showed no significant association.

Psilocybin Study Gets Green Light From FDA for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Psilocybin Study Gets Green Light From FDA for Treatment-Resistant Depression

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The trial will be a Phase 2b dose-ranging study (N=216) with patients from 12-15 research centers across Europe and North America.

Prototype Google Glass for Social-Affective Learning May Benefit Children With Autism

Prototype Google Glass for Social-Affective Learning May Benefit Children With Autism

Of the 14 families, 12 reported observing increased eye contact and greater social acuity in the children.

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.

Early Interventions Effective in Reducing Psychosis Duration in Military Personnel

Early Interventions Effective in Reducing Psychosis Duration in Military Personnel

These data have implications for the efficacy of the US military healthcare system as a whole in treating psychosis in service members.

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.

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