News Round-Up: July 2010 3rd Edition

In the news this week, the Department of Health have released a new White paper, in the US the Alzheimer’s Association has published a new website which educates the public about research in this area and recent research has clarified the role of the disrupted in schizophrenia 1 gene (DISC1) further.

News

Clinical

Service Related

Health white paper for the NHS discussed here http://bit.ly/aB3vUs

Dementia

Cog performance and self-reported functioning in PD (open access) http://bit.ly/8X7eBE

Psychotherapy

Therapist competence benefit in cognitive therapy http://bit.ly/bRJzBg

Basic Sciences

Psychopharmacology

Experimental drug pc73 and preservation of memory function http://bit.ly/92knZM

Cognitive Psychology

Working memory skills important in piano accomplishment http://bit.ly/cc1PNK

Problem solving ability associated with bullying and being bullied in childhood http://bit.ly/cMIylo

Psycholinguistics

Report on study showing association between executive function and bilingualism http://bit.ly/9ZkEoM

Word-association tasks and relationship break-ups! http://bit.ly/dreQuj

Evolution

More on an important fossil primate find http://bit.ly/9dc1tK

Gorillas playing tag? http://bit.ly/cSEn5c

Psychiatry 2.0

Blog Round-Up

Dr Shock links to a video on the empathic civilisation, Shrink Rap have got onto facebook, Psychotherapy Browne Bag take a closer look at one aspect of psychotherapy, Mind Hacks has another Spike Activity Round-up.

Twitter Round-Up

Here are some of my favourite tweets from the last week.

@Anarchyswan: Human Evolution Recapped in Kids’ Brain Growth http://bit.ly/9xsMhj
@NeuroNow: Maturing thalamocortical functional connectivity across development.: … http://bit.ly/aGfaXo

@NeuroNow: Identifying Basal Ganglia divisions in individuals using resting-state functional connectivity … http://bit.ly/ame4rq

@BICloudSoftware: Professor Predicts The Cloud Will Be More Important Than The Net – Hot Hardware http://bit.ly/d3j1l0

@SandwichINK: RT @matthewbjohnson: Alzheimer’s Association Launches New “Research Center” Website to Expand .. http://ht.ly/186hJy

@NeurologyNow: New Guideline: MRI Better Than CT Scans at Diagnosing Stroke, http://bit.ly/9SaPJE (Note: American Academy of Neurology)

@psydir: Why (smart) practice makes perfect http://goo.gl/fb/hz22G

@LabSpaces: Researchers identify gene mutation that causes rare form of deafness – http://is.gd/dptfw

@vaughanbell: We over-estimate how much our friends agree with our political views. http://is.gd/dpsK0 via @David_Dobbs

@BoraZ: Conflict of Interest is not unique to corporate blogging http://bit.ly/b3f0Ej

@DrBermant: Twitter Doctors, a directory of the most influential doctors on Twitter, updated hourly http://twitterdoctors.net/

@DrShock: New blog post: ECT Hands On Experience http://www.shockmd.com/2010/07/12/ect-hands-on-experience/

@edyong209: Genes from Arctic bacteria used to create new vaccines http://bit.ly/a8c4yY
@MDLinx: Trends in prevalence of Alzheimers disease and vascular dementia in a Japanese community: … http://bit.ly/9lNyFf
@LabSpaces: The brain of the fly — a high-speed computer – http://is.gd/dpid5
@LabSpaces: Study sheds light on how psychiatric risk gene disrupts brain development – http://is.gd/drScO

@LabSpaces: Meditation helps increase attention span – http://is.gd/drSkx

@BoraZ: RT @LeeBillings All of Tarkovsky’s films avail free online: http://bit.ly/bdrXsl

@LabSpaces: ‘Dawning of a new age’ in bacteria research – http://is.gd/dpieB
@noahWG: 2 very important papers on parent-of-origin allelic expression in brain dev: http://bit.ly/dqPxpG http://bit.ly/9g8eGO

@thinkgenome: Age of the Genome: Episode 3 – Richard Dawkins – BBC Radio 4 …: Episode 3 SynopsisTen years … http://bit.ly/bghjSf

@psychcentral: World of Psychology: Feeling Low or Down? Online Research Study http://bit.ly/avBmHY
@MariSmith: Twitter – World’s Fastest Growing Search Engine! http://bit.ly/9UJens // by @douglasi via @smedio & @arkarthick

@BoraZ: Science Needs a Strategy http://bit.ly/cyoA09

Appendix – Resources

Clinical Research

Dementia

US Preventive services task force document on screening for dementia (open access) http://bit.ly/alz8Qi

Study investigates screening and economics of dementia care http://bit.ly/9FzQPn

Case study of early onset FTD (open access) http://bit.ly/a13P1C

Research on virtual reality executive testing in parkinson’s disease (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Psychosis

Paper on emotional expression in schizophrenia (open access) http://bit.ly/b1YnpO

Cognitive and mood effects of 30 hours of sleep deprivation (open access) http://bit.ly/aV1fMT

Hallucinatory voices in schizophrenia – a critical review (open access) http://bit.ly/dg2V7V

Paper on liliputian hallucinations (open access) http://bit.ly/dfxHqu

Review article on delusional disorder (open access) http://bit.ly/cnxSk9

Case report of milnacipran for negative sx (open access) http://bit.ly/cmTNBH

Case report of delusional parasitosis (open access) http://bit.ly/cAbSao

Case study of a patient with multiple delusions (open access) http://bit.ly/d9GP59

Case study of Fahr’s disease and psychosis (open access) http://bit.ly/aEkgog

Nightmares in ppl with schizophrenia and depression (open access) http://bit.ly/aw2E0j

Insight, psychosis and behaviour in mania (open access) http://bit.ly/djQK8N

Delusion of clonal pluralisation (open access) http://bit.ly/aw2E0j

Study investigating predictors of outcome in first episode psychosis (open access) http://bit.ly/djQK8N

Apathy and executive functioning in first episode psychosis (open access) http://bit.ly/c1DIY1

Paper on fish intake and psychotic symptoms (open access) http://bit.ly/cQijIF

Eating Disorders

Study investigating glutamine and anorexia (open access) http://bit.ly/cYp4Fv

Meta-analysis of factors influencing eating disorders (open access) http://bit.ly/bHFMbg

Virtual reality exposure and body image disturbance paper (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Neurotic, Stress Related and Somatoform Disorders Disorders

Study on augmented therapy for cockroach phobia (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Study on psychosocial stress, heart rate variability and panic disorder (open access) http://bit.ly/aVZjs4

Social phobia in Indian university students (open access) http://bit.ly/cpqpJ4

Insular cortex, declarative memory and PTSD http://bit.ly/ceyb0t

Paper on virtual reality therapy for anxiety disorders (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Virtual humans and alleviation of anxiety (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Study on risk factors for PTSD (open access) http://bit.ly/cxBQy1

Mood Disorders

Study on depression in Jamaicans with sickle cell disease (open access) http://bit.ly/9eBDaE

Epidemiology of common mood disorders across lifecourse (open access) http://bit.ly/dlId2u

Review of approaches to depression (open access) http://bit.ly/bFGgI9

Study on crisis plans for psychosis and bipolar disorder (open access) http://bit.ly/bnNwLl

Decision tree for depression risk factors (open access) http://bit.ly/dnYnmw

Study on cognitive function in depression subtypes (open access) http://bit.ly/9h2CQL

Depressive symptoms, cognitive function and advanced HIV (open access) http://bit.ly/cWgX3x

Personality

Study on family behaviour therapy for narcissistic and antisocial personality disorder in china (open access) http://bit.ly/9FwCqD

Schizoid personality and loneliness (open access) http://bit.ly/beIoos

Disorders of Sleep


Sleeping beauty – case study of klein-levin syndrome (open access) http://bit.ly/am6Xlz

Nightmares and borderline personality (open access) http://bit.ly/beIoos

Miscellaneous

Case study of genetic diagnosis in psychiatry (open access) http://bit.ly/cxOjuk

Diogenes syndrome revisited (open access) http://bit.ly/auajfz

Investigation of psychomotor retardation (open access) http://bit.ly/9RtDYI

Paper on DVT and PE in psychiatric settings (open access) http://bit.ly/cxOjuk

Development of mental health first aid guidelines (open access) http://bit.ly/arDjdE

Clinical rating scale for work absence and productivity (open access) http://bit.ly/drL2c8

Study on implementing clinical guidelines (open access) http://bit.ly/anf5x8

Augmented reality and learning (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Paper on global asessment of functioning tool (open access) http://bit.ly/9sEFb4

Study on ankle-brachial pressure index and cognitive function (open access) http://bit.ly/dzxgv7

sjogren’s syndrome psychiatric case series (open access) http://bit.ly/cGAPts

Cyber rehabilitation – open access http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Intersubjectivity in cyberspace (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Diet and prevalence of psychotic sx in female cohort (n=33000) (open access) http://bit.ly/cQijIF

Virtual reality for human classical conditioning (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Immersive virtual reality and anger management (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Portable devices and virtual therapy (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Learning Disability


Case series of psychiatric comorbidity in Prader Willi syndrome (open access) http://bit.ly/9xJA6g

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Psychiatric and psychosocial problems in ppl with normal intelligence autistic spectrum disorders (open access) http://bit.ly/9zLWR7

ECT

Case report 9 yr ECT maintenance therapy (open access) http://bit.ly/d5zDpu

Psychopharmacology

Study on Lithium absorption and drinking spring water (open access) http://bit.ly/b154fP

Study on polypharmacy (open access) http://bit.ly/cAV9rD

Analgesics, ssri and serotonergic syndrome (open access) http://bit.ly/cxOjuk

Pregabalin and sleep in GAD (open access) http://bit.ly/beIoos

AP’s and cognition in schizophrenia – a meta-analysis (open access) http://bit.ly/aLUQaZ

Post-injection delirium syndrome (open access) http://bit.ly/dBCav2

Study on weight mitigating agents and ap tx (open access) http://bit.ly/aRiuOg

Study on antidepressant compliance (open access) http://bit.ly/cjUn0P

Study on antipsychotics and gene expression profiles in the liver http://bit.ly/8ZNRwH

Case report – porencephaly and psychosis (open access) http://bit.ly/aVwJka

Natural comparison study of ap’s (open access) http://bit.ly/dsgBY8

Clinical psychopharmacology treatment guidelines conference – abstracts – open access http://bit.ly/cVfoZe

Tropisetron RCT (open access) http://bit.ly/cJ351x

Case series on SSRI and delirium (open access) http://bit.ly/b5M27A

Case study of SSRI’s (open access) http://bit.ly/d82WBN

Case series of SSRI’s and akathisia (open access) http://bit.ly/bMX1EV

SSRI AD delirium case report (open access) http://bit.ly/bPw2gt

Post-injection delirium part 1 (open access) http://bit.ly/8YEJ9r

Telepsychiatry

Systematic review of telepsychiatry literature – open access http://bit.ly/9Po4FS

Clinical Psychology

Cognitive branching in depression (open access) http://bit.ly/dmKPPP

Nintendo for neuropsychological testing (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Psychotherapy/Theory of Psychotherapy

Ego defence mechanisms in medical students (open access) http://bit.ly/cP8w81

RCT of internet delivered CBT open access http://bit.ly/dqCPay

Basic Sciences
Cognitive Psychology

Study on english speakers and understanding grammar http://bit.ly/b6Q4zl

Multiple errands test in virtual reality supermarket (open access) http://scr.bi/bu7b3c

Neurochemistry

Glutamate in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia (open access) http://bit.ly/9c9tQM

Genetics

Polymorphism in the dysbindin gene associated with multiple psychiatric conditions (open access) http://bit.ly/aWn7R4

Evolution

Homo Sapiens – Love and War – films

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