Being female, having a family history of psychiatric conditions, and having higher illness severity are associated with bipolar disorder II.
Although neuroimaging studies of major depressive disorder in youth were largely inconsistent, blunted reward-related activity was noted as a potential biological marker for both disorder onset and course.
Researchers found that significant improvement in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes among veterans.
Elder abuse is most commonly committed by family members.
Marijuana use is risky for young people and pregnant women.
Investigators noted a significant increase in the odds of concurrent and subsequent marijuana use in adolescents and young adults who used e-cigarettes.
Primary care diabetes prevention programs that promote physical activity become less effective when patients experience depressive symptoms.
Opioid deaths decreased during January to July 2018, while deaths from illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) increased during the same period.
More than 60% of young adults who reported nonmedical prescription opioid use in the previous 30 days screened positive for depressive symptomology using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Short Depression Scale.
Americans should not use electronic cigarettes while health officials investigate cases of severe lung illness that may be linked to the devices.
The USPSTF draft recommendation statement says there is inadequate evidence for weighing the benefits and harms of cognitive screening in older adults.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative settlement with a coalition of states and local governments that sued the company over its role in America’s ongoing opioid crisis.
The pattern of increasing psychotic-like experiences, minority status, trauma, and family divorce were predictive of emergent mental disorders in a cohort of Chinese youth.
Violent behavior, alcohol use, and suicidal ideation were associated with suicide attempts by veterans, both prior to admission into specialized intensive PTSD programs run by the Veterans Health Administration and after discharge.
Results from both studies showed that treatment with esketamine plus standard of care was clinically meaningful and statistically significantly superior to placebo plus standard of care.
A phase 3 trial evaluating pimavanserin (Acadia) for the treatment of dementia-related psychosis has been stopped early due to positive findings in a planned interim efficacy analysis.
Settlement talks with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis have reached a stalemate and the company is expected to file for bankruptcy.
Although winter is most commonly associated with seasonal affective disorder, some people experience SAD during the summertime.
Use of hearing aids is associated with lower risks for being diagnosed with Alzheimer disease, dementia, depression, anxiety, and injurious falls among elderly adults diagnosed with hearing loss.
Recognizing prescription opioid dependence and expanding the use of buprenorphine could improve the quality of life for patients with chronic pain.
More than a quarter of the genetic risk factors for adolescent hypomanic traits were also associated with ADHD symptoms.
Evidence to date suggests that the risk for all-cause dementia is 40% to 60% higher in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Nearly $2 billion in grants to help fight the US opioid epidemic will be handed out to states and local governments.
Recall of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) marketing at retail stores is associated with increased subsequent ENDS initiation among youth and young adults.
Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) was an effective treatment for selective mutism in children, according to study data published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders. Participants were recruited from the outpatient mental health department at a children’s hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Children aged 4 to 10 years with selective mutism were eligible for inclusion.…
Researchers evaluated survey results to determine the prevalence and impact of perceived bullying during residency.
Federal health officials have proposed a revamp of patient confidentiality regulations to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people for opioid addiction.
Childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with an increased risk for psychiatric morbidity, including suicide attempt.
A 2013 Pew Research Center and Internet Life Project report found that 59% of US adults said that they turned to the Internet regarding a health problem during the past year.
Patients enrolled in the telehealth intervention HOPE saw clinically significant reductions in depression symptoms but not glycemic control.
Phazix, a gel designed to help patients who have difficulty swallowing medications, has been made available over-the-counter by Arkray USA.
While investigators found support for the use of cognitive and functional remediation in patients with bipolar disorder, they stressed the need for additional randomized controlled trials.
The verdict could have huge implications as other states and communities target pharmaceutical companies.
The Department of Homeland Security has expanded the criteria for determining if an individual is considered a public charge.
The CRAFFT screening tool has acceptable concurrent and predictive value for substance use and substance use disorders in youth who visit pediatric emergency departments, and has value in predicting substance use disorders at follow-up.
ADHD medication use was associated with a lower risk for emergency department visits for unintentional injuries and traumatic brain injuries in both boys and girls at the population and individual levels.
A fivefold increase was seen in Medicaid-covered prescriptions for buprenorphine during 2011 to 2018.
Although payment for enrolling in medical research is not likely to make participation involuntary or invalid, it may create a situation that is not in the best interests of the participant.
Prevalence rates of major depressive disorder in patients with borderline personality disorder are higher than those reported by patients with other personality disorders; however, rates of remissions, recurrences, and new onsets were similar in both groups.
Adults who take prescription opioids for severe chronic pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues if they also use cannabis.
Enrollment in a South Carolina Medicaid waiver program for children with autism spectrum disorder was largely equitable between neighborhoods, although privileged neighborhoods had higher enrollment in years of inequity.
Early-onset psychiatric comorbidity was primarily associated with increased risk for natural death in adults with ADHD, while later-onset psychiatric comorbidity was more often associated with death due to such causes as suicide and unintentional injury.
Consistent with research on adults with bipolar disorder, lithium is associated with decreased suicidality, better psychosocial functioning, and fewer depressive symptoms in children and adolescents.
Children who meet sleep and screen time recommendations have lower levels of impulsivity.
As opioid overprescribing is a key contributor to the current opioid crisis, implementing appropriate prescribing strategies in medical education may prepare future physicians to appropriately and ethically prescribe opioids.
Levels of apathy in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder were primarily associated with depression, but also with dysexecutive functioning and defeatist beliefs.
Although the number of young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with antipsychotic drugs is low, many antipsychotic prescriptions do not appear to be clinically warranted.
A vaping industry group has launched legal action to delay the US Food and Drug Administration’s upcoming review of electronic cigarettes.
The American College of Physicians endorses the necessity of a comprehensive process for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest to ensure the integrity of clinical guidelines and guidance statements.
Patients with mental illness who received discontinuous or no primary care between age 17 and 18 had an increased rate of mental health-related hospitalization in young adulthood.