In patients with a history of pre-diagnostic violence, a history of non-violent offending in the 18-month period pre-diagnosis was the strongest predictor of future violence.
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This finding suggests an adverse effect of hormonal contraception on psychological health in adolescent girls.
Because even moderate reductions in adolescent drinking and alcohol use disorders have the potential to reduce short- and long-term public health harms, these findings support broad implementation of the program.
Neuroimaging biomarkers of resilience maybe targets for prevention and treatment of depression in adolescents.
The investigators found that antisocial (β=0.23) and borderline (β=0.20) personality disorders were strongly associated with cannabis use as well as with cannabis use disorder.
Findings from a cohort study suggest that ECT is not associated with increased risk for dementia, even in the elderly.
Shared decision making was assessed by a blinded coder based on clinical records, patient perception and quality of care, and clinician perspective.
Although various clinical and psychosocial factors were associated with unhealthy lifestyle factors and higher risk for CVD, the strongest associations were with negative symptoms.
Adjunctive intranasal oxytocin was administered to participants with chronic schizophrenia for 12 weeks.
Adolescents with anxiety, mood, neurodevelopmental, sleep, and nonopioid substance use disorders and most mental health treatments were significantly more likely to receive opioids.
The incidence and prevalence of psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are higher in the rheumatoid arthritis population.
The effect of tobacco smoking, cannabis, and alcohol use on illness severity, non-adherence to medication, psychiatric symptoms, and quality of life in first episode psychosis was assessed.
Treatment beyond antipsychotic drugs is needed for people with schizophrenia, as positive symptoms are a peripheral node in the network.
Given the high risk for metabolic disorder and type 2 diabetes, clinicians should select psychotropic medications carefully and monitor metabolic conditions regularly in their patients with serious mental illness.
Overprescription, overuse, and addiction to benzodiazepines is a growing threat in the United States.
Technologic advances are increasing which means the creation of a new specialty, the medical virtualist, could be effective for healthcare challenges.
All 3 opioid-dependence pharmacotherapies — methadone, buprenorphine, and oral naltrexone — were associated with reductions in inpatient substance abuse treatment.
The majority of patients who commit suicide visit a healthcare provider within months of their death, representing an important opportunity to intercede and connect them with mental health resources.
The authors noted that apathy is very common and progressive among Huntington disease mutation carriers, even during early stages of the disease, and has been associated with decline in general functioning.
Patients randomly assigned to the intervention experienced a statistically significant improvement in quality of life, agitation, and overall neuropsychiatric symptoms.
Functional improvement was evaluated for individuals with psychotic disorders who underwent a 24-session social cognitive skills training program.
After a median of 25 years of follow-up, 2.4% of those born to a parent with a type 1 diabetes diagnosis were diagnosed with ADHD, compared with only 1.5% of the matched controls.
Although all-cause pharmacy costs were higher in the paliperidone palmitate group, adjusted all-cause medical costs were lower.
The new guideline focuses on evidence-based pharmacologic treatments in alcohol use disorder and includes recommendations about naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, topiramate, and gabapentin.
These results indicate the need for thorough preoperative psychiatric history assessment in patients considering bariatric surgery, as well as postoperative surveillance.
Physicians should counsel patients about firearms in their homes, especially when there is the potential for harm.
Researchers examined which atypical antipsychotic was more effective and safe in first-episode drug-naive schizophrenia.
Long-term cognitive impairment was not observed over a 6-month period with right unilateral electroconvulsive therapy vs pharmacologic treatment.
A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials compared the use of benzodiazepines alone or in combination with antipsychotic or antihistamine medications in patients experiencing acute psychotic illness.
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