Category Archives: Miscellaneous Disorders

Mortality Risk High for Dementia Patients Taking Antipsychotics, Study Finds from Psychiatric News Alert

The Voice of the American Psychiatric Association and the Psychiatric Community joriswiggers@gmail.com sent you this article, saying: I thought this would interest you! Mortality Risk High for Dementia Patients Taking Antipsychotics, Study Finds Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System say that though antipsychotic medications are associated with increased mortality in older adults, little […]
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Medscape: The Gut Microbiome and Diet in Psychiatry: …

I found this online.  I hope you find it as fascinating as I did.  Your mood is greatly influenced by the bacteria in your intestines!  There are ten times more microbes in your intestines than there are cells in your body.  Go figure!       A link to the following Medscape article was sent […]
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The RDoc vs. DSM5 debate roils on

Note: RDoC is the NIMH official new diagnostic system, set up against the DSM-5 in 2013 by Thomas Insel, director.  The DSM is the well known diagnostic manual used by mental health services for decades. I was obsessed by a recent, totally innovative article by Alexopoulos and Arean(Molecular Psychiatry 2014) on a new psychotherapy model […]
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A Solution to an Overloaded System?

Recently I have been eagerly reading about a few smart people who are studying new solutions to help psychiatrists with an endemic problem: we are an overworked speciality that is far outstripped by a growing demand for our services.  It is a sobering thought, the vast, vast majority of folks with behavioural health care issues […]
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A Narrative of Psychiatric Diagnoses: the DSM-5

It could be like this. A person is born with unrecognized alterations in brain function; maybe it is genetics, maybe it was the pregnancy, but something is different. The child looks hyperactive, inattentive, and moody by elementary school. School performance is poor. The difficult social behaviors lead to bullying, harsh discipline, and trauma. The parents […]
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