Adolescent patients with bipolar disorder are at a uniquely vulnerable period in their lives, which presents challenges in treatment. What are some of their experiences and risks that medical professionals should be looking out for and communicating to parents?
In an interview with Christine Moutier, MD, psychiatrist and chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, she speaks about how the current COVID-19 pandemic presents opportunities to improve suicide prevention efforts on multiple levels.
Researchers conducted a population-based, longitudinal cohort study of data from adolescent participants in the IMAGEN Study, seeking to identify early associations with the development of eating disorders.
Researchers compared the rate at which patients diagnosed with both depression and a substance use disorder received acute and continuous pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy with the rate at which patients solely diagnosed with depression received the same treatments.
Excessive stress because of the COVID-19 pandemic can have a detrimental effect on nurses’ mental health; therefore, the APNA has developed a Well-Being Initiative for nurses seeking help for excessive stress.