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.
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After 30 years, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy continues to gain support as a beneficial treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, especially post-traumatic stress disorder.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is commonly observed in medical settings, with a prevalence of up to 14% compared with 2% to 4% in the general population.1 Various studies have found rates of 12% to 18% in patients with diabetes, 15% to 23% in those with coronary heart disease, 23% to 54% in patients with multiple…
Currently, there is an unmet need for the development of rapid-acting antidepressants aimed at treatment-resistant patients with either major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder. A review of existing treatment options, as well as future possibilities, was published in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.1 Approximately 320 million people worldwide are affected by MDD, with a noted…
Peer support is recognized by such bodies as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the American Psychiatric Association as a valuable component of recovery-oriented services within systems of care.
Researcher data showed that the boundaries to successful treatment in depression in patients who are minorities are varied, but that there are certain predisposing factors such as adverse childhood events and genetics.
Researchers in Germany found that metacognitive intervention is effective in schizophrenia, specifically for patients with schizophrenia who make quick conclusions with their thoughts that in turn reinforce their delusions. They have created and implemented the use of a computer application to facilitate metacognitive intervention, which they believe is effective for patients with mental illness.
The number of deaths by suicide in spring 2019 highlighted the ripple effects of violence and sparked reports that a phenomenon called “suicide contagion” may have been a contributing factor in these incidents.
Researchers found that there a many factors that contribute to nonadherence to antipsychotic medication in patients with schizophrenia, including the patient’s perception that the physician is in alliance with their family, rather than listening to what he or she wants. Physicians who were interviewed by Psychiatry Advisor recommend listening to what is important to the patient. Weight gain associated with medications might be unacceptable to some patients, or medication-induced somnolence, which to some could be intolerable, might help severe insomnia in others.