Monthly Archives: July 2014

SHOULD ALL PSYCHIATRISTS CARRY GUNS?

Posted on July 26, 2014by artsmuklermd “Yo Dumplin. I’m home,” I called, swaggering into our ranch house. I swaggered because my sidearm, a Colt 45, weighed heavy on my right hip and made me walk funny. “My hero,” Dumplin said, smiling, and dressed in a black bustier and long white skirt. “100,000 followers tweeted that […]

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difference between inpatient and day clinic therapy for depression

  In a pilot study, German researchers investigated whether inpatient treatment of depression is more successful than treatment in a day clinic. However, no significant differences were found, they report in “Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics”. The study, carried out by the University of Heidelberg, involved 44 patients with major symptoms of depression. They were randomised to […]

(LFMS)

Current treatment options for depression, including drugs and brain stimulation procedures such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are effective but some time is needed before their effect kicks in. US researchers have now discovered that low field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) is just as effective and improves symptoms immediately. Scientists from Harvard […]

preschool depression

The study findings demonstrate that preschool depression was a significant and robust predictor of meeting full DSM-5 criteria for major depressive disorder in later childhood and early adolescence (i.e., at ages 6–13). The predictive power of preschool depression for school-age depression remained strong and undiminished even when other key environmental and familial risk factors were […]

effects of bullying

Dan Olweus (32) was the first to examine the lasting effects of bullying, demonstrating that young male victims were more depressed and had lower self-esteem in early adulthood than their nonbullied peers. Twenty years later, our study, using data from a large prospective British birth cohort, shows that being bullied in childhood retains associations with […]

lithium and pregnancy

In this prospective, observational comparative cohort study, 183 lithium-exposed pregnancies were followed up by the Israeli Teratology Information Service. First-trimester lithium exposure was associated with an increased risk (adjusted odds ratio=4.75 [95% CI=1.11–20.36]) of cardiovascular anomalies compared with nonteratogenic exposure. However, there were results that fell short of statistical significance for higher overall risk of […]

The Art and Science of Flirting

Samantha Boardman MD Become a fanPsychiatrist, Writer and Blogger http://www.PositivePrescription.com Print Article Knowing how to flirt is both an art and a science. A slew of research provides a convenient road map to what works best and what doesn’t: 1. Skip the cheesy jokes: According to research, both men and women react poorly to silly jokes, hollow compliments, […]

Evaluation of the radioprotective effect of bael leaf (Aegle marmelos) extract in mice.

Jagetia GC1, Venkatesh P, Baliga MS.   Author information   Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the radioprotective activity of a leaf extract of bael leaf (Aegle marmelos) (AME) in mice exposed to different doses of gamma-radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The acute toxicity of AME was evaluated in Swiss albino male mice administered various intraperitoneal single doses of AME. […]

long waits for medical consults

ONE small consolation of our high-priced health care system — our $2.7 trillion collective medical bill — has been the notion that at least we get medical attention quickly. Americans look down on national health systems like Canada’s and Britain’s because of their notorious waiting lists. In recent weeks, the Veterans Affairs hospitals have been […]

Dual reuptake inhibitors incur lower rates of tachyphylaxis than selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: a retrospective study.

BACKGROUND: The notion that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be associated with higher relapse rates than other antidepressants during maintenance treatment (tachyphylaxis) has been discussed for years, but to date there is little or no empirical evidence confirming this phenomenon. In this study, we systematically assessed prior anti-depressant treatment history in a cohort of depressed patients […]

Evidence-Based Treatments of Addiction

Charles P. O’Brien FOCUS 2011;9:107-117.   Both pharmacotherapy and behavioural treatment are required to relieve the symptoms of addictive disorders. This paper reviews the evidence for the benefits of pharmacotherapy and discusses mechanisms where possible. Animal models of addiction have led to some medications that are effective in reducing symptoms and improving function but they […]

Association of Western and Traditional Diets With Depression and Anxiety in Women

In this cross-sectional population-based study examining the association between diet and the high-prevalence mental disorders, the hypothesized association between habitual diet quality and these disorders was largely supported by the data. A dietary pattern comprising vegetables, fruit, beef, lamb, fish, and whole-grain foods (traditional) was associated with a lower likelihood of depressive and anxiety disorders, […]

Diet’s Relationship to Brain Health Provides Much Food for Thought

Clinical and Research News September 18, 2009 Jun Yan New research evidence supports a beneficial effect of a Mediterranean type of diet on preventing cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to two studies published in the August 12 Journal of the American Medical Association. A diet low in meat and poultry and high […]

Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants Shows No Cardiac-associated Risk in Offspring, Study Finds

New research shows that antidepressant pharmacotherapy does not appear to pose a risk for cardiac defects in infants born to women taking the medicines during the first trimester of pregnancy—including those that are contraindicated for pregnant women. A research team led by Krista Huybrechts, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School conducted a large-scalestudy with nearly 950,000 pregnant […]

quetiapine and BPD

Quetiapine Appears Effective in Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Study Finds A new study, “Comparison of Low and Moderate Dosages of Extended-Release Quetiapine in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial,” in AJP in Advance provides evidence for the antipsychotic quetiapine’s use as a potential therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD). A research team led by Donald […]

calming angry customers

    बड़े अक्षरों उसके मुंह से बाहर आने के साथ चिल्ला नाराज व्यक्ति की cartton यह गुस्सा ग्राहकों को शांत करने के लिए आता है, अपने एजेंट से भाषा की एक कुशल उपयोग बहुत महत्वपूर्ण हो सकता है. यहाँ, हम शब्दों और स्थिति को शांत और एक पारस्परिक रूप से सहमत सुलह के बारे […]

Training Medical Practice Staff to Deal with Angry Patients

By P.J. Cloud-Moulds A few weeks ago, a billing staff member was subjected to a particularly difficult and demanding patient phone call. The patient took 40 minutes of her time insisting that billing was done incorrectly, which it was not, and was just really very rude. I decided subsequent calls would never last this long, and […]