Tag: psychology

Global Youth Depression and Anxiety Doubled During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic doubled international rates of child and adolescent psychological...

Best massage guns 2021 | CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   You may have seen massage guns blow up on social media, thanks to mesmerizing slow-motion videos, or heard from your friends how...

Who Can Call Themselves ‘Doctor?’ The Debate Heats Up

Physicians and non-physicians clearly differ in whether or not a PhD or EdD should be able to call themselves ‘doctor,’ a new Medscape poll Who...

Transgender Resident Speaks Up on Coming Out in Medicine

Evelyn Carroll, MD, had planned on coming out as a transgender woman to her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic for the better part of a...

Fauci Worries About Possible Post-COVID ‘Mental Health Pandemic’

Anthony Fauci, MD, says he’s concerned about how Americans will react once the coronavirus pandemic is brought under control, CBS News reports. Noting that an...

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...

Opinion: GameStop’s stock surge and QAnon couldn’t seem more different — yet they have this trait in common

When former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger compared the short squeeze of GameStop’s stock to the recent storming of the U.S. Capitol, she was mostly referring...

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

The Cat’s Meow

When fourth-year medical student Chevelle Winchester was finishing her psychiatry rotation in Chicago under neurologist and psychiatrist Alan R. Hirsch, MD, she encountered a patient...

Smart People Use a Condom to Avoid HIV

A psychology journal has retracted a 2020 paper purporting to find that smarter people are more likely to use a condom during sex to avoid...

Doctors Worry About Patients Soon Reading Their Clinical Notes

Patients will soon be able to read the notes that physicians make during an episode of care, as well as information about diagnostic testing and...

Rapper Nicki Minaj Pays Tuition, Helps Future Black Doctor

Earlier this month, prospective med student Artavion Cook graduated from college, something made possible by the help of a famous female rapper. In 2017, Cook...

PTSD, Depression Combo Tied to High Risk for Early Death in Women

Middle-aged women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid depression have a nearly fourfold increased risk for early death from a variety of causes in...

Experts Call for Immediate Suspension of ECT, Others Push Back

Experts are calling for the immediate suspension of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for major depression. A new review by investigators led by John Read, PhD, University...

‘Worldwide Prevalence’ of OCD Higher in Women vs Men

Women have a higher lifetime risk than men for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a new meta-analysis suggests. Investigators analyzed 34 studies from around the world and...

No ‘Tidal Wave’ of New Mental Illness During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown are associated with increased depression...

New Insight into Neurobehavioral Effects of Legalized Cannabis

Researchers have published one of the first studies to characterize the association between the consumption of legal cannabis and subsequent pharmacologic and neurobehavioral outcomes, with...

Young Psychiatrists Share Stories From the Pandemic Front Lines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A series of tweets from a young psychiatry resident in the...

Humans are basically good. This incredible new book proves it.

If you’ve been watching a lot of TV during the coronavirus lockdown, then like me you may have noticed an odd collision of ads.  One...

Coronavirus Social: Facebook Physician Memorial

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. While Facebook lit a virtual candle in remembrance of physicians who...

A Call for ‘Urgent’ Global Action to Prevent Suicide

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 23, 2020 — A global group of suicide experts is urging governments around the world to take...

Striking Uptick in Anxiety, Other Psych Meds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The psychological, physical, and financial aspects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...