Psychiatry

Most adolescents with ADHD have indifferent attitudes toward medication

Most adolescents with ADHD have indifferent attitudes toward medication

By

A majority of study participants also reported that they frequently skip doses of ADHD medication.

Discontinuation of antidepressants before 1 year may increase relapse risk in patients with anxiety

Discontinuation of antidepressants before 1 year may increase relapse risk in patients with anxiety

By

Antidepressant discontinuation increased the odds of relapse compared with continued therapy.

Alcohol use and high-risk drinking has increased among US adults

Alcohol use and high-risk drinking has increased among US adults

Increases were greatest among women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, and individuals with lower educational level and family income.

APA identifies reasons for underuse of buprenorphine

APA identifies reasons for underuse of buprenorphine

The number of physicians adopting buprenorphine therapy has not kept pace with the magnitude of the opioid epidemic.

Higher childhood intelligence linked to lower mortality risk

Higher childhood intelligence linked to lower mortality risk

By

Researchers sought to examine the link between intelligence scores during childhood and leading causes of death during the life course.

Physical activity may not reduce the risk of dementia

Physical activity may not reduce the risk of dementia

By

Results from a 27-year follow-up study found no association between physical activity and a lower risk of dementia.

Depression among diabetes patients may affect long-term drug adherence

Depression among diabetes patients may affect long-term drug adherence

By

Patients exhibiting moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms had worse adherence than nondepressed patients.

Political conflicts in the workplace cause stress post-election

Political conflicts in the workplace cause stress post-election

A recent survey found that 26% of workers felt tense or stressed ever since the election, due to political discussions at work.

Drug and alcohol use associated with higher risk of adolescent firearm homicide

Drug and alcohol use associated with higher risk of adolescent firearm homicide

By

Substance use is associated with an increased risk of adolescent firearm homicide.

Psychiatric, behavioral conditions linked to future long-term opioid use

Psychiatric, behavioral conditions linked to future long-term opioid use

By

Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.

Psilocybin treatment reduces depression, anxiety in cancer patients

Psilocybin treatment reduces depression, anxiety in cancer patients

By

Two studies found that psilocybin (magic mushrooms) treatment was effective for anxiety and depression.

Electroconvulsive therapy effective for major depressive disorder

Electroconvulsive therapy effective for major depressive disorder

By

Electroconvulsive therapy is effective for depression in patients with suicidal ideation and resistance to other treatments.

AAP recommendations for behavioral and emotional problems in young children

AAP recommendations for behavioral and emotional problems in young children

By

Most young children with an emotional, behavioral, or relationship problem receive no interventions for their disorder.

Dementia rates decline over the last decade in the United States

Dementia rates decline over the last decade in the United States

The prevalence of dementia dropped about 24% between 2000 and 2012.

Depression limits adherence to COPD maintenance medications

Depression limits adherence to COPD maintenance medications

Older adults with depression are less likely to adhere to COPD maintenance medications regimens.

Suicide prevention: restricting access to lethal means is effective

Suicide prevention: restricting access to lethal means is effective

By

While many suicide prevention techniques are effective, others have not been proven to be beneficial.

Most antidepressants may be ineffective for children, adolescents

Most antidepressants may be ineffective for children, adolescents

By

For children and teens diagnosed with depression, the benefits of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants may not outweigh the risks.

FDA approves buprenorphine implant for opioid dependence

FDA approves buprenorphine implant for opioid dependence

By

Probuphine is the first buprenorphine implant approved for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

By

Mothers who heavily used tobacco during pregnancy increased the risk of their children developing schizophrenia.

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

By

Antidepressant use for anxiety, panic, and ADHD has increased.

Hospitalizations due to opioid abuse, dependence increasing significantly

Hospitalizations due to opioid abuse, dependence increasing significantly

By

Since 2002, the number of hospitalizations due to opioid abuse and dependence has increased by 72%.

Clozapine use and neutropenia

Clozapine use and neutropenia

Low dose lithium can bring return absolute neutrophil count (ANC) to normal levels.

Sleep problems in young adults associated with chronic pain later in life

Sleep problems in young adults associated with chronic pain later in life

Young adults with sleep problems have increased risks of developing chronic pain and experiencing worsening in pain severity.

SSRIs and cardiovascular events—Is there a connection?

SSRIs and cardiovascular events—Is there a connection?

By

A large study found that use of SSRI medications to treat depression does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients 20 to 64 years of age.

Link between obesity and depression in college-educated women

Link between obesity and depression in college-educated women

Women considered obese were more likely to have depression than women of a normal weight.

Ketamine treatment may benefit patients with depression

Ketamine treatment may benefit patients with depression

By

Researchers saw improvement in 80% of patients treated with ketamine infusion therapy.

Stimulant misuse increasing in young adults

Stimulant misuse increasing in young adults

By

The rate of misuse of prescription stimulants has risen among young adults despite the rate of prescriptions remaining the same.

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for autism screening in all children

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for autism screening in all children

By

The USPSTF has found insufficient evidence to support screening all young children for autism spectrum disorder if a parent or clinician has no expressed concerns.

Minimal benzodiazepine use associated with slightly higher risk of dementia

Minimal benzodiazepine use associated with slightly higher risk of dementia

By

Patients administered low doses of benzodiazepines have an elevated risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease compared with patients who received higher doses.

USPSTF recommends screening all adults for depression

USPSTF recommends screening all adults for depression

By

The USPSTF has updated its 2009 depression screening guidelines, now recommending that all adults be screened for depression.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters