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Diabetes risk greater in children, young adults on second-generation antipsychotics

Diabetes risk greater in children, young adults on second-generation antipsychotics

Type 2 diabetes is greater with second-generation antipsychotics than with non-second-generation antipsychotic psychotropic medications for patients aged 6 to 25 years.

Positive mood associated with enhanced responses to influenza vaccination

Positive mood associated with enhanced responses to influenza vaccination

Greater positive mood significantly predicted greater antibody responses to the influenza vaccination.

Regular, leisure exercise may reduce incidence of depression

Regular, leisure exercise may reduce incidence of depression

A correlation was found between undertaking regular leisure-time exercise and reduced incidence of future depression but not anxiety.

Limited evidence available for augmentation therapy in treatment-resistant depression

Limited evidence available for augmentation therapy in treatment-resistant depression

Clinicians prescribing antidepressants may need to consider augmenting monotherapy with another agent.

Smartphone apps may improve symptoms in patients with depression

Smartphone apps may improve symptoms in patients with depression

Advancements in smartphone technology may present an opportunity to help patients manage depressive symptoms.

Off-label ketamine beneficial for patients with refractory mood disorders

Off-label ketamine beneficial for patients with refractory mood disorders

Patient selection is key to optimizing the risk-to-benefit ratio of ketamine therapy.

Evidence finds link between antidepressant drug use and type 2 diabetes

Evidence finds link between antidepressant drug use and type 2 diabetes

After the inclusion of recent negative studies, a statistically significant association between AD use and diabetes was observed.

Vitamin D supplements reduce depressive symptoms, cardiac events in moderate to severe depression

Vitamin D supplements reduce depressive symptoms, cardiac events in moderate to severe depression

In patients with depressive symptoms, vitamin D deficiency with no additional supplements had the highest depressive score at 6 months and shortest cardiac event-free survival.

Many avoidable emergency department visits include mental health and dental conditions

Many avoidable emergency department visits include mental health and dental conditions

A significant number of avoidable visits to the emergency department are related to mental health and dental conditions.

Psychosis not associated with worse outcomes in bipolar disorder

Psychosis not associated with worse outcomes in bipolar disorder

Psychosis was not associated with worse clinical or functional outcomes in patients with bipolar disorder.

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