A list of noteworthy psychiatry-related stories from around the Web during the month of May.
Â A list of editors' choices of noteworthy articles published in May, in order of lead authors' names. Mentions are not endorsements.Sources:American Psychiatric Association Annual MeetingBehavior Change Techniques in Popular Alcohol Reduction Apps: Content AnalysisCreating Hope for Mental HealthEulogy for a Beautiful MindState-Dependent Differences in Emotion Regulation Between Unmedicated Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive DisorderDiabetes May Be a Risk Factor for Developing Alzheimer’sTo view the slides in PDF format, click here.For last month's Roundup, click here.Photo credit: Â©Wallybird-ShutterstockÂ
Conference CoverageAmerican Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
Commentary, blogs, and reports with a focus on bipolar, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia.
AppsBehavior Change Techniques in Popular Alcohol Reduction Apps: Content Analysis
Crane D et al • Journal of Medical Internet Research
The authors conclude, “Only a minority of alcohol-related apps promoted health while the majority implicitly or explicitly promoted the use of alcohol.”
VideoCreating Hope for Mental Health
Helen M. Farrell, MD • TEDx
In this TEDx Talk, Helen M. Farrell, MD discusses the current stigma around mental health and redefines the meaning of the word "normal." Dr Farrell is Forensic Psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Boston.
NewsEulogy for a Beautiful Mind
H. Steven Moffic, MD • Psychiatric Times
So many had stared at John Nash, for different reasons, at different times. Now that his own stare is frozen in time, the challenge is to understand the meaning of the stares that he had received during his life.
Bipolar DisorderState-Dependent Differences in Emotion Regulation Between Unmedicated Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder
Rive et al • JAMA Psychiatry
This cross-sectional study reports that medication-free patients with major depressive disorder vs bipolar disorder appear to differ in brain activations during emotion.
ResearchDiabetes may be a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s
Joseph Walker • Wall Street Journal
Researchers are studying the effect of blood sugar levels on the brain.