Psychiatry

Retirement Associated With Increased Risk for Depressive Symptoms

Retirement Associated With Increased Risk for Depressive Symptoms

Employment status displayed a lagged effect on depression, with retirement preceding higher levels of depression 2 years after initial retirement status report.

Sexual Harassment, Assault Affect Physical and Mental Health in Women

Sexual Harassment, Assault Affect Physical and Mental Health in Women

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Women who were exposed to sexual harassment and/or assault were found to experience higher blood pressure, poorer sleep, and mood changed that can affect mental health.

Aggression in Bipolar I Disorder and Psychosis Associated With Suicidal Ideation, Alcohol Abuse

Aggression in Bipolar I Disorder and Psychosis Associated With Suicidal Ideation, Alcohol Abuse

Management of alcohol abuse, suicidal ideation or behavior, and manic symptoms may reduce aggression among patients with bipolar disorder with psychotic features.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Suboptimal Fetal Growth

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Suboptimal Fetal Growth

Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors for maternal depression may increase the risk for low birth weight in children.

Depression or Psychosis Predicts Perinatal Recurrence of Bipolar Disorder

Depression or Psychosis Predicts Perinatal Recurrence of Bipolar Disorder

Investigators sought to determine clinical predictors to identify risk for perinatal recurrence in women with bipolar disorder.

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.

Last 20 Years Saw Increase in Prevalence of ADHD in Children

Last 20 Years Saw Increase in Prevalence of ADHD in Children

Significant increases in prevalence in subgroups by age, sex, race/ethnicity, income, geographic region.

Mindfulness Training Acceptable Among Surgical Interns

Mindfulness Training Acceptable Among Surgical Interns

Mindfulness-based stress reduction integrated into personal, professional settings over 12 months.

Polypharmacy Therapy for Schizophrenia Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Polypharmacy Therapy for Schizophrenia Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators aimed to assess the effect of psychotropic medications, BMI, duration of schizophrenia, number of hospitalizations, and physical activity on the risk for T2D.

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.

High Prevalence of Diabetes in Those With Severe Mental Illness

High Prevalence of Diabetes in Those With Severe Mental Illness

Prevalences of diabetes and prediabetes higher among racial/ethnic minorities with mental illness.

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain

Children with abdominal pain commonly had clinically significant anxiety, moderate disability, pain.

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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

Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices

Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices

In survey of independent practices in NYC, higher adaptive reserve linked to lower odds of burnout.

Parental Depression Ups Odds of Child Use of Health Services

Parental Depression Ups Odds of Child Use of Health Services

Findings seen across spectrum of care -- outpatient, emergency department, inpatient.

Antidepressants and Bleeding Risk: What's the Link?

Antidepressants and Bleeding Risk: What's the Link?

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Results showed an increased risk of bleeding with SRIs by 1.16-2.36 times with an even higher 3.17- to 10.9-fold risk with concomitant NSAIDs.

Food Addiction Phenotype in Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Mood, Anxiety Disorders

Food Addiction Phenotype in Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Mood, Anxiety Disorders

The researchers noted that these findings highlight the complexity of obesity as a disease that shares a common etiology with some psychiatric and addictive disorders.

Once-Monthly Perseris Approved for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Once-Monthly Perseris Approved for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

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Perseris, an atypical antipsychotic, has an extended-release delivery system that releases sustained levels of risperidone over 1 month.

Therapy Focusing on Mindfulness, Interoception Improves Outcomes for Women With Substance Use Disorder

Therapy Focusing on Mindfulness, Interoception Improves Outcomes for Women With Substance Use Disorder

These findings are consistent with emerging neurocognitive models linking interoception to emotion regulation and related health outcomes, providing valuable input in improving substance use disorder treatment.

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Investigators sought to determine the differences between youth with cyclothymic disorder and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.

Any Opioid Use Tied to Involvement in Criminal Justice System

Any Opioid Use Tied to Involvement in Criminal Justice System

History of involvement with criminal justice system increased with intensity of drug use.

fMRI Evidence for Social Motivation Hypothesis of Autism

fMRI Evidence for Social Motivation Hypothesis of Autism

These data show that ASD may arise from an early neurobiological difference in response to rewarding social stimuli, which could result in reduced social motivation.

Regular Repeated Assessments Align Self-Reports, Case Manager Reports in Schizophrenia

Regular Repeated Assessments Align Self-Reports, Case Manager Reports in Schizophrenia

Repeated assessments improved the patients' ability to assess their own situation and the case workers' understanding of the patients' situations.

Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Linked With Abnormal Functional Connectivity

Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Linked With Abnormal Functional Connectivity

Local functional connectivity may serve as neuroimaging marker to investigate the human brain connectome.

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Physicians Seeking Mental Health Care

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Physicians Seeking Mental Health Care

New policy recommends state licensing boards to only inquire about current conditions

Personality Disorders Related to Adverse Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Personality Disorders Related to Adverse Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

These data may lead to a more nuanced understanding of bipolar disorder and to a better definition of the effectiveness of interventions directed at treating both personality disorders and bipolar disorder.

Older Age Tied to Poorer Course of Major Depressive Disorder

Older Age Tied to Poorer Course of Major Depressive Disorder

Results were slightly attenuated but remained mostly significant with adjustment for prognostic factors

Recommendations for Psychological Treatment of Anxiety in Primary Care

Recommendations for Psychological Treatment of Anxiety in Primary Care

Increased implementation of integrated primary care could help to improve the availability of psychological treatment for this patient population.

Prolonged Exposure to Psychotropic Medications Common in Medicaid-Insured Children

Prolonged Exposure to Psychotropic Medications Common in Medicaid-Insured Children

Researchers emphasized the need for outcomes research in pediatric populations to elucidate the long-term effects of early and sustained psychotropic medication exposure.

Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder Associated With Impaired Family Functioning

Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder Associated With Impaired Family Functioning

Further investigation into the family-based mechanisms of childhood-onset bipolar disorder may assist in the development of future targeted, effective therapies.

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