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10 of the most important things we learned about mental health this year

Research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) aimed to find a more efficient ... In 2018, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry found that increasing symptoms of anxiety were linked to higher levels of beta-amyloid ...

Source: INSIDER
Published: 10 Dec 2018

Being Trans Is Not a Mental Disorder

For trans people who want mental health care, psychiatrists can still bill for whatever ... Being trans should be a personal or social identity, not a psychiatric one. Indeed, for many transgender rights advocates, a category of gender dysphoria makes ...

Source: The New York Times
Published: 06 Dec 2018

Childhood Infection Linked to Subsequent Mental Health Disorders

Source Reference: Köhler-Forsberg O, et al "A nationwide study in Denmark of the association between treated infections and the subsequent risk of treated mental health disorders in children and adolescents" JAMA Psychiatry 2018; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.

Source: MedPage Today
Published: 05 Dec 2018

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2019

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2019 will prove to be a noteworthy event, with this we cherish mental health nursing by embracing the theme, “Fore-fronting nursing care to achieve mental wellness” , and would step forward to provide an ...

Source: openpr.com
Published: 10 Dec 2018

Study Finds 'Mismatch' of Mental Health Need, Care

"Our study shows there's a mismatch in the U.S. between those with the greatest need who may not be getting mental health care they need and a growing number of Americans who are getting treatments -- including psychiatric drugs-- they may not need," said ...

Source: WebMD
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Mind Matters: Interpreter services in mental health strip away language barrier

Gregory E. Smith, MD, serves as Chief of Psychiatric Services at Aiken Barnwell Mental Health Center. He has been practicing psychiatry for 30 years since he finished a residency in psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Source: Aiken Standard
Published: 10 Dec 2018

What to Know About Schizophrenia—a Chronic, Misunderstood Mental Illness

Doctors and mental health experts diagnose schizophrenia by performing physical examinations and medical tests to rule out those other causes of a person’s symptoms (like a tumor), as well as psychiatric evaluations of a person's thoughts and behaviors.

Source: Health.com
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Childhood Infections, Antibiotics Associated With Mental Health Disorders

Source Reference: Köhler-Forsberg O, et al "A nationwide study in Denmark of the association between treated infections and the subsequent risk of treated mental health disorders in children and adolescents" JAMA Psychiatry 2018; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.

Source: MedPage Today
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children

The study, published Thursday in JAMA Psychiatry, shows that a wide variety of infections ... The findings support the idea that infections affect mental health, possibly by influencing the immune system. “This idea that activation of the body’s ...

Source: WABE
Published: 05 Dec 2018

Bernalillo County to consider major project to tackle mental health crisis

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M.—Bernalillo County commissioners are set to discuss investing in a major project Tuesday in an attempt to tackle the state’s mental health ... of services including psychiatric urgent care, behavioral health clinics and a drop ...

Source: KOB
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Study Links Infections to Risk of Mental Illness in Young People

The findings were published December 5, 2018, in JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers in Denmark found that hospitalization for infections was associated with an 84 percent higher risk of a mental health disorder diagnosis such as schizophrenia or depression at a ...

Source: Everyday Health
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Mental health professionals weigh pros and cons of psychiatric advance directives for determining patient treatment during crisis

Marvin Swartz, M.D., professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University and director of the National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives Judy Ho, associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine University; she is also a ...

Source: KPCC
Published: 05 Dec 2018

Infections in the Young Tied to Mental Illness Risk

chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City. These include correlations between inflammation and symptoms of depression, as well as gut microbes and emotional health. Strong associations between mental ...

Source: WebMD
Published: 05 Dec 2018

Podcast: Can People With Mental Illness Be Happy?

GABE HOWARD was formally diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being committed to a psychiatric hospital in 2003. Now in recovery, Gabe is a prominent mental health activist and host ...

Source: Psych Central
Published: 10 Dec 2018

If You Have A Mental Illness, Should You Tell Your Employer?

“We did research on people with psychiatric disabilities ... On the difficulties of disclosing information about mental health to employers Goldberg: “It can be very hard. Then another aspect of it is if you don't disclose, you feel like you're ...

Source: WBUR
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Relationship impairments hinder men seeking mental health treatment

Vogt, PhD, research psychologist in the Women's Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System and associate professor of psychiatry at BUSM ... impairments hinder men seeking mental health treatment."

Source: Science Daily
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Infections in kids tied to subsequent mental illness risk in new study

The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday ... a professor of mental health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who was not involved in the study but has ...

Source: krtv.com
Published: 06 Dec 2018

What to know about borderline personality disorder, the misunderstood mental illness that may affect nearly 6% of Americans

With BPD and other mental health issues, it's important to seek qualified professional ... Oldham, an expert in personality disorders and professor of psychiatry in the Menninger department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of ...

Source: INSIDER
Published: 06 Dec 2018

The Madness of Our Mental Health System

not only tends to discredit the psychiatric enterprise, but provides a basis for the simplistic and arbitrary diagnoses widespread in primary care, in the mental health services field, and evident in most mental health literacy and mental health promotion ...

Source: Mad in America
Published: 08 Dec 2018

Brandon Nelson’s parents trusted his mental health treatment, but ‘our system failed them’

In 2008, Sharma’s license to practice psychiatry was “erased” for conduct deemed ... house in San Clemente was “a transitional living step-down facility for mental health patients,” and, based on all available information, Nelson was suitable ...

Source: Redlands Daily Facts
Published: 10 Dec 2018

Mental health law briefing 253 - The scope of maternal psychiatric claims: Primary or secondary victims?

The facts of the case were, sadly, typical of many birth injury cases. The Claimant’s child suffered fetal distress during labour and was born following a period of hypoxia prior to delivery. The child was born with cerebral palsy. The Defendant admitted ...

Source: Lexology
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Relationship impairment appears to interfere with seeking mental health treatment in men

Vogt, PhD, research psychologist in the Women's Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System and associate professor of psychiatry at BUSM. While the researchers cannot be sure why this sex difference emerged ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 11 Dec 2018

COMMENT: Open letter to president on mental health

Inequalities in mental health and the dilapidated state of psychiatric facilities have significant ethical implications which involve key bioethics principles of medicine and public health that involves respect for individuals, justice (equality and ...

Source: Mercury
Published: 10 Dec 2018

Infections in the Young May Be Tied to Risk for Mental Illness: Study

These include correlations between inflammation and symptoms of depression, as well as gut microbes and emotional health. Strong associations between mental illness and some physical conditions ...

Source: US News Health
Published: 05 Dec 2018

RNP – Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health) – Community Living Center Psychiatric...

Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting ...

Source: LemonWire
Published: 09 Dec 2018

Telepsychiatry increases access to mental health care

telepsychiatry makes mental health services more accessible for individuals living in communities with a lack of clinicians. According to a June 2018 American Journal of Preventive Medicine report, psychiatrists, psychologists and psychiatric nurse ...

Source: Columbia Chronicle
Published: 10 Dec 2018

Opinion: With so many resources, why is mental health still a problem at UT?

... of Tennessee’s Center for Health Education and Wellness’ Mental Health Clinic, they provide walk-in consultations, psychological assessment, crisis intervention, psychiatry and individual, couples and group therapy. Although they provide many ...

Source: The Daily Beacon
Published: 07 Dec 2018

APNewsBreak: Assaults increase at Washington mental hospital

Thousands of nurses, mental health technicians and security guards have been punched ... Another nursing supervisor, Willie Saw, said using "on-call" workers in a psychiatric hospital is problematic because they don't know the patients and need extra ...

Source: ABC FOX Montana News
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Changing the Mental Health Conversation

Mental health and addiction are among our nation’s most urgent health crises. For too long, mental health and addiction have been stigmatized and treated as moral failings. People don’t hesitate to talk to their doctors about blood pressure ...

Source: LinkedIn
Published: 12 Dec 2018