For insights on the effect of more vigilant personal hand hygiene and guidance on how best to maintain these practices while addressing concerns about skin disorders, we spoke with Joel Schlessinger, MD, a board-certified dermatologic surgeon.
Transparency about COI may actually exacerbate bias among both clinicians and patients alike; disclosure may simply transform a secret bias to an open bias, or may seemingly absolve a researcher of evident bias.
Recent shifts in studies of sex and gender reiterate the critical need to tailor mental health care to each patient and to remain mindful about assumptions regarding sex and gender and their role in a given patient’s specific challenges.
Investigators sought to determine whether there exists a mechanistic association between Alzheimer disease (AD) and depression, including whether progression of depressive symptoms is related to cognitive decline during beginning stages of AD or whether depression could predict risk of developing AD.
Many older persons may have subthreshold depression, defined in the DSM-5 as depressed mood with at least 1 symptom of MDD and the presence of “clinically signiﬁcant distress or deﬁcit lasting at least 2 weeks.”
Responses to treatment depend on the target chosen, with 5 targets yielding positive outcomes, including the ventral anterior limb of the internal capsule, subthalamic nucleus, nucleus accumbens, ventral capsule/ventral striatum, or inferior thalamic peduncle, all involving fronto-striato-thalamocortical circuits.
Katlein França, MD, PhD, spoke with Dermatology Advisor about the use of the behavior therapy technique “habit reversal training” (HRT) for the treatment of trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, and itch.
Since the 1960s, the number of psychiatric beds in the United States has decreased dramatically as a result of the closure of the traditional asylum system and the shift to community-based mental health care.
A growing body of research points to the role of the gut-brain axis in the development of Parkinson disease, with inflammatory bowel disease, leaky gut, and altered gut microbiota observed in the gut, often years before the onset of symptoms of Parkinson disease.
The Science of Cannabis Symposium welcomed both clinicians and legal experts and aimed to provide medical and legal education for healthcare providers who are considering the use of cannabis in their medical practice.
Common comorbidities in OSA such as cardiovascular disease and metabolic abnormalities, may confer a higher risk for the development of mental and cognitive impairment in patients with OSA compared with the general population.
According to a review published in Addictive Behaviors in October 2019, an estimated “1.2 million long-term antidepressant users in England, and 6 million users in the U.S.A., could be taking antidepressants without clinical indication and could therefore try withdrawing.”
Depression is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease, with more than 300 million individuals suffering from depression.1 Yet, the limited scope of therapeutics for the condition has left patients with few treatment options and low rates of remission. This may change as progress is made on the pathophysiology of depression. Indeed,…