Tulane University researchers asked respondents in an online survey to report the impact of their COVID-19 experiences and COVID-19 disruption, as well as any mental health, physical health, or alcohol problems they experienced before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Researchers looked at whether patients with OCD, after achieving wellness, can taper to discontinuation of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) and maintain decreased symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Researchers analyzed data to determine housing outcomes for adults who were homeless at admission to substance use disorder treatment programs.
Investigators conducted a cross-sectional study to ascertain the disparities between California Latino and non-Latino White smokers with Medicaid insurance regarding smoking cessation.
Researchers searched for systemic reviews and meta-analyses of the clinical effect of ketamine, esketamine, or arketamine in treating mental health disorders in Medline and PsycINFO.
Patients with COVID-19 have experienced increased sleep disturbances, and individuals who have been more affected by the pandemic had increased nightmares, prior studies have shown. This is the first study of the oneiric activity of people with COVID-19 and the first comparing their oneiric activity with those of individuals who have not had COVID-19.
With the last review of the global burden of mental disorders published in 2013, updates in methodology, epidemiological databases, and burden estimation were included in the 2019 review.
Registries databases were searched for randomized controlled trials published between 1952 and 2020 that evaluated psychological interventions for adults diagnosed with bipolar I or bipolar II disorder.
Researchers conducted a long-term follow-up with children born in Sweden between 1994 and 2006 whose data were included in the Swedish Medical Birth Register to study the risk of psychiatric disorders in young adults conceived with assisted reproductive techniques and to examine the parental role.
Researchers looked at the development and initial psychometric evaluation of the Body Image after Mastectomy Scale (BIMS), the sole tool developed to comprehensively capture specific maladaptive behaviors and beliefs that contribute to body image distress among mastectomy patients.
Working remotely carries certain challenges, including the expression of emotions. Many workers use emojis to express emotion or adhere to social norms in their conversations with colleagues via asynchronous communication. In a study, variations in the use of emojis forecasted whether software developers working remotely dropped out from the online work platform GitHub.
A panel of 15 experts and stakeholders reviewed findings of a systematic literature search and discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health care, clinical practice, and management of individuals with schizophrenia and BP-I.
The 27-page Global Drug Survey presents data from 32,022 individuals from 22 countries. It provides an update on psychedelic microdosing, which has seen rising academic interest for its use in the healing of sadness, anger, and agitation.
For the most part, research on the EEG signatures of ADHD has concentrated on its frequency spectrum or event related evoked potentials. In this study, researchers investigated EEG microstates.
In order to determine prescription drug misuse (PDM) trajectories, researchers included 11 cohorts of high school seniors who were surveyed about past-year PDM in the Monitoring the Future study. Participants were followed up from baseline until they were aged 50 years.
Three social factors, conspiracy mentality, prosociality, and authoritarianism, were examined by researchers to determine the longitudinal relations between individual willingness to undergo vaccination against COVID-19.
A 93-question survey was sent to faculty in academic health sciences to determine how they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The authors searched PubMed/MEDLINE and Web of Science databases for studies of clinically diagnosed AD cases with frontal or behavioral presentations or bvFTD cases with neuropathological evidence of AD.
Using a systematic review, the authors of this study synthesized research to examine whether criminogenic risk interventions can effectively curb criminal justice involvement for individuals with serious mental illness.
After there was wide-scale public attention to a rap song dealing with suicide, the daily call volumes to the United States Suicide Prevention Lifeline were assessed.
This study looked at the mental health training of primary care practitioners and an antistigma intervention for people with lived experience of mental illness.
While extreme phenotype sequencing has brought about the identification of high-impact rare genetic variants for many complex disorders, this has yet to be tested in studies of severe schizophrenia. A total of 112 individuals with severe, extremely treatment resistant schizophrenia were sequenced and the burden of rare, damaging missense and loss-of-function variants between severe, extremely treatment-resistant schizophrenia, typical schizophrenia, and controls across mutation intolerant genes were compared.
Whether major depressive disorder is a comorbidity of bipolar disorder isn’t really known. Researchers built a predictive model of major depressive disorder to bipolar disorder conversion and with the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership validated the results across a multi-national network of patient databases.
With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the risk for adolescent depression, this randomized controlled trial tested online single-session interventions during the pandemic in adolescents from all 50 US states recruited via social media who had elevated depression symptoms.
Researchers sought to determine whether a real-time clinical decision support tool can help physicians identify clinically stable patients and safely discontinue overnight vital sign checks.
This is the first study utilizing pre- and mid-pandemic data to assess the psychosocial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on a cohort of children primarily of racial and ethnic minority groups.
With night work being known to increases the risk of diabetes, researchers simulated working at night and examined whether people exhibit internal circadian misalignment and impaired glucose tolerance and what happens when they eat during the night compared with eating during the day.
Clinical trials have not yet put a focus on early intervention for psychosocial impairment nor have clinical trials examined the contribution of components of borderline personality disorder treatment except for individual psychotherapy. Researchers in this study looked at which combination of treatment components is adequate for an early intervention for young people with borderline personality disorder.
The divide in binge drinking between men and women is getting smaller, however, little is known about sex-specific differences. Researchers examined the trends and correlates of binge drinking among older Americans.
Researchers examined the factors associated with access to medications for opioid use disorder in adolescents and young adults.
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