Abnormal psychology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32533/all en Hospital environment tied to PTSD in heart patients: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/hospital-environment-tied-ptsd-heart-patients-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 13 (Reuters) - Being treated for a heart attack in a crowded emergency department may be linked to developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a U.S. study.</p> <p>Previous research has found that about one in eight heart attack patients develop PTSD symptoms, which were tied to the risk of having a second heart attack and dying within three years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/hospital-environment-tied-ptsd-heart-patients-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Medicine Psychiatry Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:33:39 +0000 5754444 at http://www.globalpost.com Evidence lacking on what works best to help kids after trauma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/evidence-lacking-what-works-best-help-kids-after-trauma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 14 (Reuters) - There's no good evidence on what types of treatment might help ward off anxiety and stress disorders in children and teens exposed to traumatic events, such as mass shootings, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p>Researchers writing in Pediatrics said that a few psychological interventions, including talk therapy and school-based programs, "appear promising" to help young people cope with the types of trauma resulting from things such as natural disasters and accidents as well as shootings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/evidence-lacking-what-works-best-help-kids-after-trauma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Medicine Psychiatry Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:30:03 +0000 5755218 at http://www.globalpost.com Five mental disorders have common gene problem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/five-mental-disorders-have-common-gene-problem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five major psychiatric disorders share a common problem in several faulty genes, according to the biggest study of its kind published on Thursday.</p> <p>In the widest trawl yet of genetic mutations linked with mental disorders, US-led researchers looked through the DNA code of 33,332 people with autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder or schizophrenia.</p> <p>Their genomes were matched against 27,888 "controls," or people who did not have these illnesses, in a bid to spot tiny changes in genes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/five-mental-disorders-have-common-gene-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Psychiatry Psychopathology AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:30:53 +0000 5769141 at http://www.globalpost.com Old grandfathers, abuse in women linked to autism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/old-grandfathers-abuse-women-linked-autism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Having an older grandfather or being a mother who was abused in her youth are linked to higher odds of having a child with autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in a leading US psychiatry journal.</p> <p>The analysis by two separate teams appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, adding to research that suggests hereditary and environmental influences on autism risk likely reach across multiple generations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/old-grandfathers-abuse-women-linked-autism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Autism Health Technology AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:17:10 +0000 5789171 at http://www.globalpost.com UN Secretary General issues message on World Autism Awareness Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/un-secretary-general-issues-message-world-autism-awareness-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has issued a message on World Autism Awareness Day. The UN office in Baku told APA that World Autism Awareness Day has succeeded in calling greater international attention to autism and other developmental disorders that affect millions of people worldwide.</p><P>“The current session of the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a new resolution on this issue, demonstrating a commitment to help affected individuals and families.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/un-secretary-general-issues-message-world-autism-awareness-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Autism Health Technology Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:34:14 +0000 Asianet 5800803 at http://www.globalpost.com 6th World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/6th-world-autism-awareness-day-april-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The country will join the rest of the world in celebrating the 6th World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) on April 2 with the theme, “Make the Rights Real of Persons with Autism.”</p><P>The celebration is mandated under the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 62/139 promulgated in December 2007 declaring April 2, 2008 and the succeeding years as the World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).</p><P>The resolution recognized autism as a world-wide health concern and also a response to urgent call for autism awareness and the provision of services for affected persons.</p><P>For the month of April,</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/6th-world-autism-awareness-day-april-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Disaster Environment Health Labor Social Issues Technology Weather World Autism Awareness Day Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:36:35 +0000 Asianet 5803500 at http://www.globalpost.com Autistic children no burden: PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/autistic-children-no-burden-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Putting utmost importance on raising more awareness about autism, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the autistic children are not a burden and urged all to ensure their due rights and respect in the society.</p><P>“We’ll have to ensure that the autistic children get their due rights and respect in the society as they belong to our families and society,” she told the inaugural session of a discussion at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center marking the 6th World Autism Awareness Day.</p><P>The Day is being observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the world aiming to i</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/autistic-children-no-burden-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Education Health Medicine Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 16:17:31 +0000 Asianet 5804103 at http://www.globalpost.com Autism is not a tragedy -Autism Society of the Philippines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/autism-not-tragedy-autism-society-the-philippines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Extremely short attention span, no response when called by name, indifference to others, no single words by 16 months, no two-word phrases by 24 months and many other signs that indicate that the child has autism.</p><P>That leads some parents to think that they are in a tragedy. “It is a natural reaction to such devastating news.However, that sad notion should not happen,"said Mary Janette L.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/autism-not-tragedy-autism-society-the-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Autism Janette L. Peňa Psychiatry Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:37:46 +0000 Asianet 5807518 at http://www.globalpost.com Swedish anorexia patients targeted by modelling agencies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/swedish-anorexia-patients-targeted-modelling-agencies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Stockholm treatment centre for eating disorders on Thursday said talent scouts from modelling agencies had approached their patients outside the clinic, hoping to recruit them.</p> <p>"They were outside the building and waited for the girls to go out for a walk," the director of the public institution, Anna-Maria af Sandeberg, told Swedish news agency TT, without naming the agencies.</p> <p>The unscrupulous head hunters were familiar with the patients' every day routine and would stop at nothing, she added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/swedish-anorexia-patients-targeted-modelling-agencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Medicine Psychiatry AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:47:51 +0000 5819496 at http://www.globalpost.com Board told man who killed cop with snow plow should be detained in hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/board-told-man-who-killed-cop-snow-plow-should-be-detained-h <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - A man who was found not criminally responsible for killing a Toronto police officer with a snowplow should be locked up in a psychiatric hospital with few privileges, a hearing was told Friday.</p> <p>Richard Kachkar remains a significant risk to public safety, and should be put on anti-psychotic medication, psychiatrist Dr. Philip Klassen told the Ontario Review Board.</p> <p>However, "realistically speaking his risk is low" and his prognosis is very good, Klassen said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/board-told-man-who-killed-cop-snow-plow-should-be-detained-h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Medical ethics Mental disorder Richard Kachkar The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:05:41 +0000 5828034 at http://www.globalpost.com Bipolar disorder tied to mother's flu in pregnancy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130510/bipolar-disorder-tied-mothers-flu-pregnancy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrew M. Seaman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children born after being exposed to the flu during pregnancy may have a nearly four-fold higher risk of later developing bipolar disorder, according to a small new study.</p> <p>The senior researcher said the results can't prove that a mother's bout of flu while pregnant causes her child to develop the mental disorder, but the association does suggest that some cases might be prevented.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130510/bipolar-disorder-tied-mothers-flu-pregnancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Psychiatry Psychopathology Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 11 May 2013 01:19:28 +0000 5835434 at http://www.globalpost.com Exercise can boost mood, self-esteem: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130515/exercise-can-boost-mood-self-esteem-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If you want to boost your mood, a 10-minute brisk walk could do the trick, according to a new report released from the UK's Mental Health Foundation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130515/exercise-can-boost-mood-self-esteem-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Mind Psychiatry Social Issues Well being Wed, 15 May 2013 10:30:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5838093 at http://www.globalpost.com US psychiatry gets makeover in new manual http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130518/us-psychiatry-gets-makeover-new-manual <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The latest makeover to a massive psychiatric tome honored by some, reviled by others and even called the "Bible" of mental disorders is being released Saturday with a host of new changes.</p> <p>The first major revamp in more than 20 years of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, will be unveiled in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatry Association.</p> <p>Hoarding, gambling and marijuana withdrawal are among the newly expanded disorders contained in the fifth revision of the 947-page reference book.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130518/us-psychiatry-gets-makeover-new-manual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Psychiatry Psychopathology Social Issues Well being Sat, 18 May 2013 20:45:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841114 at http://www.globalpost.com Family members want RCMP to do more for officers with post-traumatic stress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130521/family-members-want-rcmp-do-more-officers-post-traumatic-str <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Krista Bouchard was married to a Mountie for 13 years — a quirky, funny, chatty guy she'd met on a blind date.</p> <p>Thirty-year-old Martin Bouchard was an RCMP officer in Manitoba and had a French accent and plenty of friends.</p> <p>But three years into the marriage, Krista Bouchard started noticing symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder — apparently related to her husband's posting in Shamattawa, a First Nations reserve that she said was resistant to outside policing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130521/family-members-want-rcmp-do-more-officers-post-traumatic-str" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Business Krista Bouchard Labor Law Medicine Psychiatry Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 21 May 2013 22:02:09 +0000 5843213 at http://www.globalpost.com SAP looks to recruit people with autism as programmers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/sap-looks-recruit-people-autism-programmers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German software company SAP is looking to recruit people with autism as programmers and product testers, drawing on skills that can include a close attention to detail and an ability to solve complex problems.</p> <p>SAP has asked start-up Danish recruitment company Specialisterne to help it find, train and manage employees diagnosed with the disability.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/sap-looks-recruit-people-autism-programmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abnormal psychology Business Health Labor Law Psychiatry Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 20:47:00 +0000 5844146 at http://www.globalpost.com