News tagged with psychiatry
Women admitted to psychiatry wards experience high levels of violence and sexual assaults, according to a report released this week by the Victorian Mental Illness Alliance Council.
Health May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The relationship between the heritable risk for schizophrenia and low intelligence (IQ) has not been clear. Schizophrenia is commonly associated with cognitive impairments that may cause functional disability. There are clues ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 16, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In a first-of-its-kind effort to illuminate the biochemical impact of trauma, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered a connection between the quantity of cannabinoid receptors in the human brain, known ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to be depressed in adulthood, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—People provided with a real-time readout of activity in specific regions of their brains can learn to control that activity and lessen their anxiety, according to new findings published ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Women who come down with the flu during pregnancy may be at increased risk of having a child who develops bipolar disorder, a new study suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The pain sensations of others can be felt by some people, just by witnessing their agony, according to new research.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Use of alcohol to self-medicate mood symptoms correlates with increased odds of subsequent alcohol dependence and persistence of dependence, according to a study published online May 1 in JAMA Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's warning that high doses of the antidepressant citalopram can cause potentially serious abnormal heart rhythms might be doing more harm than good.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 03, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—By studying what happens in the normal brain when neurons fire, Australian scientists have been able to identify a finely and dynamically regulated process. They also describe how dysfunction of this process ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Late-life depression is associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease and, most predominantly, vascular dementia, according to the results of a new meta-analysis published ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Extreme fatigue is common in U.S. teens and often goes untreated, a new study finds.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—The biggest study of fetal growth and autism to date has reported that babies whose growth is at either extreme in the womb are at greater risk of developing autism.
Autism spectrum disorders May 01, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
A combination of two tasks for implied sexual associations has distinguished – with more than 90 per cent certainty – a group of paedophilic men from a group of men with a sexual preference for adult ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 25, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 6
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have figured out how to measure an infant's risk of developing autism by looking for abnormalities in his/her placenta at birth, allowing for earlier diagnosis and ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 25, 2013 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Psychiatry is a medical specialty officially devoted to the treatment, study and prevention of mental disorders. The term was first coined by the German physician Johann Christian Reil in 1808.
Psychiatric assessment typically involves a mental status examination, the taking of a case history. Psychological tests may also be conducted. Physical examinations may be carried out and on occasion neuroimaging or other neurophysiological studies are performed. Mental disorders are diagnosed based on criteria listed in diagnostic manuals, such as the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), and the World Health Organization.
Psychiatric treatment employs a variety of therapeutic modalities including medications, psychotherapy, and a wide variety of other treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation. Depending upon the disorder being treated, the severity of the symptoms, and level of impaired functioning, treatment may be conducted on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Research and the clinical application of psychiatry are conducted on an interdisciplinary basis involving various sub-specialties and theoretical approaches.
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