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Peer Support Reduces Hospitalizations in People With Diabetes and Depression

Peer Support Reduces Hospitalizations in People With Diabetes and Depression

Patients with diabetes and depressive symptoms who received community-based peer support for diabetes management reported less frequent acute care visits and hospitalizations than patients with diabetes without depressive symptoms.

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

Administration hopes to identify the systemic factors that contribute to this problem.

Poor Diet, Physical Activity Behaviors May Lead to Metabolic Syndrome in Depression

Poor Diet, Physical Activity Behaviors May Lead to Metabolic Syndrome in Depression

Investigators examine the association between depression and metabolic syndrome, factoring in diet and physical activity.

Buprenorphine, Samidorphan Helpful in Refractory Depression

Buprenorphine, Samidorphan Helpful in Refractory Depression

An adjunctive buprenorphine/samidorphan combination seems beneficial for patients with major depressive disorder with inadequate response to antidepressant therapy.

Postpartum Pain Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Pain Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Patients at high risk for postpartum depression may need denser analgesia control after delivery.

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Researchers developed a 4-phase life stress interview to determine whether women with chronic urogenital pain could derive benefits from disclosing stressors and gaining awareness of links between stress, emotions, and symptoms.

Providing Patients With Treatment Options Improves PTSD Outcomes

Providing Patients With Treatment Options Improves PTSD Outcomes

Giving patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) their preferred treatment improves adherence and symptoms.

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Reduced head circumference in the offspring of women with untreated bipolar disorder appeared to be related to sociodemographic characteristics.

Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Increase Mortality in COPD, PTSD

Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Increase Mortality in COPD, PTSD

For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder, long-term benzodiazepine use is not associated with mortality, but there is an association for short-term benzodiazepine use.

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

The quality of patient monitoring may improve if the clinical practice guidelines are improved, as many healthcare professionals use the guidelines in their monitoring of patients taking lithium.

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