General Psychiatry

A recent study found that people who had a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a higher risk of experiencing which mental health disorder(s) within the next 6 months? Get the answer here.

Articles

For people who have trouble concentrating, help may be on the way through a new game app that helps improve the ability to focus just by playing.

After developing a mental disorder, the risk of developing another mental disorder increases, a recent study found. For how long did that higher risk persist?

Women who suffer from transvaginal mesh complications are at increased risk of new-onset depression and self-harm, according to new research.

Current or recent use of benzodiazepines or related drugs may increase the risk of pneumonia, according to a study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

NEW YORK—Use of statins, L-type-calcium-channel antagonists and biguanides are associated with lower rates of psychiatric hospitalization and self-harm in people with serious mental illness, researchers report.

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Blogs

BLOG: I’m going to spend nearly a month walking 275 miles on the John Muir Trail, through California’s Sierra Nevada range—going from Mt Whitney, at 14,505 feet above sea level, to the valley floor in Yosemite.

BLOG: Four women who have been bereaved by the loss of a physician loved one to suicide shared their stories at a  recent workshop. They were gripping, heartfelt, moving and evocative.

BLOG: As mental health professionals, we have the opportunities to be leaders within our communities to help address this problem. Let’s lead by example to make talking about mental health and suicide as normal as talking about the game last night or what you’re doing this weekend.

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Posters

Timothy Peters-Strickland, MD; Ainslie Hatch, DClinPsych; Anke Adenwala, MA; Katie Atkinson, MS; Benjamin Bartfeld, BS, MP
Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC; Steve Cole, PhD; Charles Raison, MD; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Cathy Zhao, PhD; Pravin Jadhav, PhD; Timothy Peters-Strickland, MD; Lada Markovtsova, PhD

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Video

In a new study published in JAMA, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players—more than half of them from the National Football League (NFL)—for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Vania Manipod, DO, a psychiatrist in private practice in Ventura, California, discusses how health care professionals can identify, prevent, and overcome professional burnout.

J. John Mann, MD and Charles Raison, MD discuss whether suicide is a result of genetics or an individual’s environment.

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