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Art in Medicine

Here are some links to online galleries that combine science, medicine, and art in some way. (previously: psychiatry and art)
posted by gemutlichkeit on Feb 19, 2014 - 5 comments

Which Came First, the Depression or the Insomnia?

Insomnia causes depression as much as depression causes insomnia: Three surprising points from a fascinating episode of KQED Forum [audio, no transcript] with guest Dr. Michelle Primeau of the Stanford School of Medicine. For those averse to audio (like me, normally), the NYT also covered the research in print:
  • First story: Treating Insomnia to Heal Depression,
  • Follow up a couple of days later: Double Effectiveness of Depression Treatment by Treating Insomnia,
  • Two readers (both psychiatrists) respond, and
  • A NYT editorial.
  • [more inside]
    posted by Hello Dad, I'm in Jail on Dec 5, 2013 - 22 comments

    PTSD and Gene Kelly's lost wartime star turn

    PTSD and Gene Kelly's lost wartime star turn: For the last six decades or so, a copy [of "Combat Fatigue Irritability"] has been filed away, along with thousands of other films, at the National Library of Medicine. The only people it has been lost to are the public and Gene Kelly’s devoted and still numerous fans. But now the National Library of Medicine is featuring Combat Fatigue Irritability in Medical Movies on the Web, and the film will be given a well-deserved, though very belated, New York premiere, on October 5, 2013, at the New York Academy of Medicine. [more inside]
    posted by theatro on Sep 25, 2013 - 8 comments

    "Patients with mental disorders deserve better."

    National Institute of Mental Health director Thomas Insell reports that NIMH will phase out its reliance on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), in favor of a revamped psychiatric diagnostic system based on "genetics, imaging, cognitive science, and other levels of information to lay the foundation for a new classification system." [more inside]
    posted by overeducated_alligator on May 4, 2013 - 105 comments

    Falling STAR*D?

    Falling STAR*D?: It is common practice for psychiatrists to switch depressive patients between different antidepressants if their current drug does not evince a symptomatic response. Despite clinical wisdom supporting this, little empirical, controlled evidence exists to direct “switching” protocols (e.g. if a patient with Z characteristics is on drug X, is it usually better to switch to drug A, B, or C? Will switching help at all?) in the psychopharmacological treatment of depression. The NIMH-funded STAR*D (Sequenced Alternatives to Relieve Depression) study aimed to address these questions of treatment direction in a very large (n>4000), “real-world” sample using a multi-phase treatment plan with different drugs (and cognitive therapy) at every step to maximize chances of eventual remission. Overall, the NIMH reported that about 67% of patients eventually achieved remission, with few differences in effectiveness between different types of treatment at each step. However, researchers and commentators have raised concerns regarding inconsistent reporting of outcomes, after-the-fact changes in study design and analysis, and other issues that may have inflated, partially invalidated, or misrepresented widely reported treatment outcomes. These inequities may also have implications for the secondary moderator analyses (i.e. does trait A predict switching to X or Y is better?) that were a major reason for the study. [more inside]
    posted by Keter on Jan 14, 2012 - 12 comments

    The Amoral Maze

    Jon Ronson - How to spot a psychopath
    posted by Artw on May 21, 2011 - 151 comments

    Aaron Beck & Cognitive Therapy

    The psychoanalytic mystique was overwhelming. It was a little bit like the evangelical movement.” How Aaron Beck and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped increase empiricism in psychotherapy.
    posted by Non Prosequitur on Oct 9, 2009 - 53 comments

    Placebos

    Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
    posted by homunculus on Aug 25, 2009 - 106 comments

    Lost Souls

    According to a new report, children in Sweden are becoming increasingly concerned by their parents' internet habits. "This summer she has been sitting up all day and all night and she forgets what's important to me. And when she's not at the computer she's like a lost soul. She just looks straight ahead and says nothing. I'm not doing so well." Dr Jerald Block from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland is pushing for internet addiction (and its three subtypes: excessive gaming, sexual preoccupations and e-mail/text messaging) to be included as a common disorder in the next update of the DSM (DSM-V). "The relationship is with the computer. It becomes a significant other to them. They exhaust emotions that they could experience in the real world on the computer... It's much more acceptable for kids to talk about game use, whereas adults keep it a secret. Rather than having sex, or arguing with their wife or husband, or feeding their children, these adults are playing games..."
    posted by chuckdarwin on Jun 26, 2008 - 66 comments

    Ibn Rushid Psychiatric Hospital

    Decline of an Iraqi Hospital: War Takes Toll on Baghdad Psychiatric Hospital. [Via Mind Hacks]
    posted by homunculus on May 22, 2008 - 6 comments

    Mental Illness Might Be Caused By Microbes

    Are you batshitinsane? Viruses and/or bacteria may be the cause.
    posted by amyms on Apr 19, 2008 - 17 comments

    Coming of Age on Antidepressants

    Who Are We? Coming of Age on Antidepressants. [Via Mind Hacks.] [more inside]
    posted by homunculus on Apr 16, 2008 - 49 comments

    Anti-depressants, Serotonin and Depression

    "Researchers found that failing to publish negative findings inflated the reported effectiveness of all 12 of the antidepressants studied." See also: Serotonin and Depression: A Disconnect between the Advertisements and the Scientific Literature. [more inside]
    posted by OmieWise on Jan 17, 2008 - 137 comments

    The Art of Psychiatry

    Dictionary of Disorder - shaping the DSM
    posted by Gyan on Jan 13, 2007 - 13 comments

    Is Medicalization Aversion Disorder a real disease?

    Psychiatry by Prescription - Do psychotropic drugs blur the boundaries between illness and health?
    posted by Gyan on Aug 26, 2006 - 39 comments

    The Japanese Gallery of Psychiatric Ar

    The Japanese Gallery of Psychiatric Art. Images from Japanese psychiatric medication advertisements: 1956-2003 (via Absent without leave)
    posted by matteo on Mar 9, 2005 - 14 comments

    Take 2 Thorazine & call me in the morning.

    The American Gallery of Psychiatric Art. 'Sanity For Sale: 1960-2000'. Magazine advertisements for psychiatric medications in the latter half of the twentieth century.
    posted by eyebeam on Jul 23, 2003 - 15 comments

    Utah Leads Nation in Rate of Anti-Depressant Use.

    Utah Leads Nation in Rate of Anti-Depressant Use. It is interesting (to me) in that the people doing the study credit a "Mother of Zion" syndrome of married Mormon women putting on the happy face regardless of how happy they truly are. My state is up at the top also. Could be all the rain I guess. . .*sigh*
    posted by Danf on Feb 20, 2002 - 45 comments

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