Psychology and Psychiatry

May 24, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    May 24, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: American Liver Foundation, anxiety, Appalachian News-Express, Barchester Health, Big News Network, biliary cancer, BreakThrough Digest, Business Standard, Camp Wabi, cancer cells, CBS Atlanta, child psyschology


May 3, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    May 3, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Anesthesiology, anxiety, Arizona, Arizona Horizon, Arizona Republic, Arizona State University, ASU, Austin Daily Herald, Big Group, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Interest Group


April 30, 2013

Is Suicide Screening Effective? Still no Clear Answer

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Since adults who die by suicide have often visited their primary care physician within the previous month, could routine screening for suicide by primary care physicians prevent suicides? Unfortunately, “there is not enough evidence to make a definitive recommendation for or against screening,” the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—a volunteer panel of national experts in […]

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Tags: depression, Dr. Timothy Lineberry, Psychiatric News, suicide, suicide prevention, suicide screening, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


April 25, 2013

Living with Season Depression

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

For some the grey winter skies are down-right depressing. “It’s got to be getting everybody in Minnesota down, doesn’t it?” said a Rochester resident. Making it an even tougher year for anyone coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder. “Especially with the weather we’ve had lately, it wouldn’t stun me to know a few extra folks are […]

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Tags: Dr. William Bobo, KAAL, seasonal affective disorder, seasonal depression


April 9, 2013

Anxiety? There’s an app for that

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The Mayo Clinic is reporting around 2,000 downloads of its Anxiety Coach App, which for $4.99 gives people instructions for managing their fears and a log for recording their anxiety levels when they confront their fears. A Star Tribune story examined the strong relationship in children between the avoidance of fears and the development of severe anxiety. For some […]

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Tags: anxiety, Anxiety Coach app, Dr. Stephen Whiteside, pediatric anxiety, Star Tribune


April 5, 2013

Rutgers’ Mike Rice Rage: Bad Behavior or a Mental Disorder?

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Psychiatrists say the most extreme form of rage isintermittent explosive disorder, or IED. “It’s somebody who really lacks control and is way over the top,” said Wallin, who did not speculate on why Rice behaved as he did. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disorder, which is listed in the DSM-V, involves repeated episodes of “impulsive, […]

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Tags: ABC News, aggressive, IED, impulsive behavior, intermittent explosive disorder, rage, violent behavior


March 29, 2013

Divided Attention: Kids with ADHD can become adults with ADHD and other problems

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

“In the past, we thought that ADHD was a childhood disease, but we conducted this study because it gradually became clear to the pediatricians and family practice doctors at Mayo Clinic that some proportion of children and adolescents with ADHD might carry the characteristics of the disease into adulthood,” explains Dr. Robert Colligan, psychology professor […]

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Tags: ADHD, adulthood, American Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago Health, Dr. Robert Colligan, Pediatrics journal


March 22, 2013

Mental Illness Not a Barrier to Weight Loss (Video)

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Maintaining a healthy weight among patients with serious mental illness often has been considered a lost cause because many psychotropic medications induce weight gain, according to Michael Jensen, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But with this study, “our psychiatric care providers can no longer say we can’t possibly prevent weight gain or […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Jensen, healthy weight, MedPage Today, mental illness, psychotropic medications, weight loss


March 21, 2013

Depression Raises Death Risk Among Heart Failure Patients

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that people with heart failure who are moderately to severely depressed have a four-fold higher risk of death, compared with people with heart failure who are not depressed…The study shows just how important it is to pay attention to patients’ mental health, as “depression is a key driver of healthcare […]

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Tags: Circulation: Heart Failure, depression, Dr. Alanna M. Chamberlain, heart failure patient, Huffington Post, mental health


March 21, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

    March 21, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: ABC News, AP, Associated Press, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, BusinessWeek, Cancer, cervical cancer, Choline, Choline C 11, concussion


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