New Gambling Disorders Guideline; Wrong Man Held at Psych Hospital; Sad Social Media

The American Psychiatric Association released a new edition of the clinical treatment guide for gambling disorders, as more and more people are turning to internet betting.

A ProPublica investigation uncovered a possible sexual assault of a patient by another patient in the Roseland Community Hospital psychiatric ward in Chicago.

A previously homeless man who was falsely held for 2 years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital because of mistaken identity just filed a federal lawsuit. (Hawaii News Now)

Childhood cancer survivors saw a slightly higher risk for psychiatric hospitalizations all the way through age 50 compared with the general population in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. (The Lancet Psychiatry)

Selena Gomez just launched a new mental health-focused social media platform, Wondermind, aimed at connecting users with resources. (CNN)

In related news, a new survey of over 8,000 people — who had an average age of 56 — found that social media use was tied to higher odds of depressive symptoms, which were highest for Snapchat, followed by Facebook, and TikTok. (JAMA Network Open)

A new report from SMI Adviser is offering guidance on how to improve behavioral health services for people living in rural communities.

Neurocrine Biosciences announced a collaboration and licensing deal with Sosei Group to develop novel muscarinic receptor agonists for schizophrenia, dementia, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. (BioPharmaDive)

The 26-year-old Wichita, Kansas patient who stabbed his psychiatrist more than 160 times was sentenced to life in prison. (AP)

  • Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and nephrology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company since 2015.

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