Tag: mental disorder

Increased Risk for Suicide, Self-harm in ICU Survivors

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Critically ill adults who survive a stint in the intensive care...

Motor Abnormalities a Harbinger of Serious Mental Illness?

Motor problems in children may be a harbinger of serious mental illness, new research suggests. Investigators found that motor abnormalities were twice as common among...

Heart Rate Variability a Biomarker of Bipolar Disorder Severity?

Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) is associated with severity in patients with bipolar disorder (BD), in terms of both individual and overall measures of disease...

COVID Vaccine ‘Side Effect’ or Functional Neurological Disorder?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The development of unusual movements after COVID-19 vaccination may be a...

Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a...

Nonfatal Opioid Overdose Rises in Teen Girls

More adolescent girls than boys experienced nonfatal opioid overdose and reported baseline levels of anxiety, depression, and self-harm, according to data from a retrospective cohort...

Global Experts Weigh In on Psychedelics

In 1967, when the United Nations Convention on Drugs classified psychedelics as Schedule I substances, it effectively ended research into these agents as potential therapeutics...

Include Psych Patients in Next COVID Vaccine Round, APA Urges

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is urging the inclusion of patients...

Billions of Years Old, Lithium Still Has a Promising Future

In a six-decade career spent researching and prescribing lithium ― a long-established therapy for bipolar disorder ― psychiatrist David Dunner, MD, has many stories about...

Two Genes in Prefrontal Cortex Implicated in PTSD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A post-mortem analysis of brain tissue from people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) revealed that two genes in the...

Global Experts Map the Latest in Bipolar Management

A new monograph offers a far-reaching update on research and clinical management of bipolar disorders (BDs), including epidemiology, genetics, pathogenesis, psychosocial aspects, and current and...

Kennedy, NIMH Demand Urgent Action on COVID-19 Mental Health Toll

A public–private partnership, led by mental health advocate Patrick Kennedy and the head of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD,...

‘Worrisome’ Rates of Suicidal Thoughts in Kids With Epilepsy

Children with epilepsy with no previous psychiatric diagnosis have alarmingly high rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, new research suggests. In a study of more...

Three Key Factors Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in BPD

Three specific symptoms may help clinicians identify patients with borderline personality disorders (BPD) at highest risk for suicide. Results of a large longitudinal study show...

Immunodeficiency Strongly Linked to Mental Illness, Suicidality

Patients with a primary humoral immunodeficiency (PID) are 91% more likely to have a psychiatric disorder and 84% more likely to exhibit suicidal behavior, compared...

New Risks of Prescription Opioids Discovered

Prescription opioid use increases the risk for major depressive disorder (MDD) and anxiety and stress-related disorders (ASRD), new genetic evidence shows. The findings also suggest...

Late-Stage Lyme Disease and Psychiatric Illness: Final Verdict?

Lyme neuroborreliosis (LN), a late-stage manifestation of Lyme disease, is not associated with an increased risk of developing serious psychiatric illness, results of a large,...

Survey Explores Mental Health, Services Use in Police Officers

New research shows that about a quarter of police officers in one large force report past or present mental health problems. Responding to a survey,...

Mental Illness Tied to Increased Mortality in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A psychiatric diagnosis for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is linked to...

Depression or Anxiety? Blood Biomarkers May Tell the Tale

Metabolic alterations linked to inflammation and lipid metabolism can distinguish depression from anxiety and determine disease severity, new research suggests.  Results from a Dutch study...

Aggression Influenced by Genetic, Environmental Factors

Aggression in individuals is influenced by genetic and environmental factors, but can be reduced with treatment, according to Emil F. Coccaro, MD. “It actually is...

Pearls for Administering Cognitive Exams During the Pandemic

Patients have often been labeled as “poor historians” if they are not able to recollect their own medical history, whether through illness or difficulties in...

Frequent Cannabis Use in Depression Tripled Over Past Decade

Not only are individuals with depression at significantly higher risk for cannabis use compared with those without depression, this trend has increased dramatically over the...

Novel Drug May Lower Agitation in Multiple Psychiatric Disorders

The novel lysine-specific demethylase 1 inhibitor vafidemstat (ORY-2001, Oryzon Genomics) is effective for treating agitation and aggression across a number of psychiatric disorders, new research...

As a Black Psychiatrist, She Is ‘Exhausted’ and ‘Furious’

  As told to Usha Lee McFarling Being told the operating room has already been cleaned. Being questioned by patients about where you went to...