Dr. Michael Hirsch, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • psychiatry

Affiliation:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds.

    Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkillers previously were sev...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overconfident people are better at convincing others that they're more talented than they really are, and therefore are more likely to get promotions and reach high-level positions, a new study indicates.

    The researchers added that these "self-...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An exercise component of the popular Nintendo Wii video game may help multiple sclerosis patients improve their balance by rewiring their brains, a new study suggests.

    No medications exist to preserve balance in MS patients, and some drugs make ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Sleep drunkenness" is more common than previously thought, affecting about one in 15 Americans, according to a new study that looked at the sleeping habits of more than 19,000 adults.

    Also called confusional arousal, the condition causes people t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of Americans on work disability chronically use powerful prescription painkillers, according to a new study.

    Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to best help people with severe but short-term depression, a new study reports.

    Four out of five people suffering from severe depression for less than two years experienced full recovery when ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon.

    In a prepared statement, Susan Schneider said her husband continued his ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When large numbers of workers lose their jobs, suicide attempts increase among certain groups of teens, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed the results of a survey of more than 403,000 American teens conducted from 1997 to 2009, along with n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon.

    In a prepared statement, Susan Schneider said her husband continued hi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping difficulties may increase the risk of suicide in older adults even when other symptoms of depression aren't present, a new study suggests.

    The study focused on adults 65 and older, and poor sleep included difficulty falling or staying ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A region of the brain that plays a key role in contextual memories has been pinpointed in rats by researchers.

    Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders can affect contextual memory.

    Contextual memories help you recall your location w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The apparent suicide Monday of Academy Award-winning actor and comic star Robin Williams has refocused public attention on depression, its sometimes link to substance abuse and, in tragic cases, suicide.

    Williams was last seen alive at his suburb...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-related suicide attempts in the United States increased over a recent six-year period, with dramatic increases seen among young and middle-aged adults, health officials reported Thursday.

    Overall, suicide attempts involving prescription medi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Self-absorbed narcissists can ruin your day, but a new study suggests an easy way to detect one: Just ask.

    That's because truly narcissistic people don't see the character trait as a flaw and are more than willing to admit to it, say researchers f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who serve in the U.S. military are less likely to drink alcohol than their civilian peers, a new study suggests.

    Overall, members of the military are more likely to consume alcohol. However, these researchers found ...Full Article