A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
While many suicide prevention techniques are effective, others have not been proven to be beneficial.
Patients presenting with depression should be evaluated for sleep disorders.
Teenagers assigned to receive CBT treatment recovered 8 weeks faster than those receiving only standard care.
Post traumatic stress disorder can occur in anyone, but is most common among military veterans, who experience PTSD at a staggering rate.
Female veterans who served in Vietnam developed PTSD at a significantly higher rate than women who served at bases near Vietnam or in the US, says JAMA Psychiatry.
Veterans with PTSD who are screened with same-day integrated mental health services are more likely to be treated appropriately, says research published in Psychiatry Services.
Research reveals that focus on diet, mental health, and lifestyle may help lower the number of new cases of Alzheimer's disease.
The challenge associated with assessing for anxiety disorders is that the clinical features of one disorder can closely resemble those of another.
Use of a new designer drug, a synthetic version of cathinone, appears to be on the rise.
The latest revision of the diagnostic manual does away with the complex multiaxial organization in favor of a simpler chapter order of disorders.
Enforcement of 2008 law will require insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness.
Teenagers often give vague answers when asked about sensitive topics like substance abuse or suicide.
How do I do what is best for the patient if the patient cannot afford a higher level of treatment?
As more military personnel return to the United States with PTSD symptoms, now is the perfect time to refresh our knowledge on treating this disorder.
Many patients are so overwhelmed with the day-to-day activities of life that health takes a back seat.
Stress-management counseling is the least common type of counseling provided by primary-care clinicians, study shows.
In head-to-head study, Budeprion XL 300 mg not therapeutically equivalent to brand-name Wellbutrin XL 150 mg.
Patients that experienced pain in a sad emotional context reported higher subjective pain scores than in neutral or happy contexts, results of a small study show.
Having a first-degree relative with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder increases risk for autism spectrum disorders.
As many as 71.2% of women aged 50 years and older who participated in an online survey reported that they were trying to lose weight and 13% reported at least one eating disorder symptom.
Assessing mental health in primary care can be daunting, especially if community resources are scarce and your patient has limited finances.
With our heavy schedules, it is often easier to focus on the task at hand. But is this really providing our patients with the best care?
Patients must understand that depression during pregnancy can be more risky to the mother and child than antidepressant use.
Try bright light therapy before sleep medications or stimulants for patients with insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders.
One-third of U.S. adults with physician-diagnosed arthritis report having anxiety or depression.
Patients with depression are significantly more likely to have peripheral artery disease (PAD), and PAD-related events, research shows.
What are the differences in side effects and responses to the available SSRIs?
Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with post traumatic stress disorder are more likely to be prescribed opioids for pain and are at higher risk for adverse events with the medications than veterans without a mental health diagnosis.
Pregnant women who take antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), may be increasing their child's risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.