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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.

Discrepancy Between Primary Care Screening for Alcohol Use and Screening for Depression

Discrepancy Between Primary Care Screening for Alcohol Use and Screening for Depression

Screening of adult patients with significant depressive symptoms is often inadequate in the primary care setting, especially among those with hazardous alcohol consumption.

Combinatorial Pharmacogenetics Useful in Treatment for Depression

Combinatorial Pharmacogenetics Useful in Treatment for Depression

These data support the clinical use of combinatorial pharmacogenetics for patients with major depressive disorder.

Age of Onset of Bipolar Disorder Linked With Substance Use Disorders

Age of Onset of Bipolar Disorder Linked With Substance Use Disorders

Older adults with bipolar disorder may benefit from a detailed assessment of the use of substances.

Bipolar Disorder Knowledge Scale Shows Internal Consistency and Reliability

Bipolar Disorder Knowledge Scale Shows Internal Consistency and Reliability

A 25-item true and false questionnaire was used to assess knowledge of bipolar disorder.

Novel Psychological Intervention Feasible, Acceptable for Treating Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder

Novel Psychological Intervention Feasible, Acceptable for Treating Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder

Personal recovery improved more rapidly for participants in the anxiety in bipolar disorder intervention, but not social and personal functioning.

Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Investigators determined that titrating sertraline to 100 mg/day vs 50 mg/day for initial antidepressant therapy for a new MDD episode has no added benefit and increases cost.

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?

Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?

Adolescents with bipolar I disorder whose symptoms are in remission are significantly less likely to experience conduct disorder or antisocial personality disorder.

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