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,…
A workgroup convened by the US Department of Veteran Affairs and US Department of Defense released updated joint clinical practice guidelines with the goal of reducing the incidence of suicide through screening and evaluation of patients identified with elevated risk.
Delirium is highly prevalent in critical care, especially among elderly patients and individuals with dementia. Although rates vary widely across studies, findings suggest delirium affects more than 15% of hospitalized patients. For additional discussion regarding this topic, Neurology Advisor interviewed Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD, MBA, FACP, FACLP, clinical vice chair of psychiatry and psychology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.