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 discovered that self-management strategies through the use of mobile applications improves adherence to medications with reminders and messages of support.
Researchers found data that showed in patients with schizophrenia, long-acting injectable antipsychotics are preferred and patients feel better supported in their illness.
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.
An expert subcommittee of the AAN has released an updated evidence-based clinical practice guideline on treating Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders.
The epidemic of opioid use disorder has led to substantial increases in new cases of HCV and HIV infection, as well as hospitalizations for other OUD-related infections.
Researchers found data to support the benefits of proactively helping patients with schizophrenia quit smoking, including the idea to try to create a substitute that would give patients the benefits that they find by self-medicating with cigarettes, but without the unhealthy adverse effects.
Providers and patients may not recognize signs of mental health disorders because they often overlap with those of respiratory diseases.
As rates of physician burnout continue to climb, a diverse group of researchers weigh in on enhancing resilience and particularly emphasize enlightening educators about how resilience develops during residency.
A range of studies show that connections among social identification, perception, and interpretation of social situations affect quality of life in patients with major depressive disorders.
When combined with other serotonergic agents, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can lead to a potentially fatal condition called serotonin syndrome, the incidence of which is likely underestimated.
Researchers found data to support their hypothesis that developmental stress vulnerability is the link between a predisposition and environmental triggers in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.
Researchers found data that inhaled loxapine has proven to be effective and generally well-tolerated when administered to agitated patients with schizophrenia.
A team of investigators from both Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology analyzed data on thousands of inactive ingredients in approved medications to further characterize them and enhance our knowledge of their safety.
Researchers believe that data show stress impairs the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and sympathetic nervous system, causing inflammation that is the link between type 2 diabetes mellitus and depression.
An estimated 25% of children and adolescents report having pain that persists for more than 3 months, with severe and disabling pain affecting 8% of this population.
The integration of technology into medicine has expanded into various uses in patients with Parkinson disease.
Ketamine was originally approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, but is increasingly being used to treat mood disorders such as treatment-resistant depression, anxiety disorders, and PTSD.
In a draft report issued December 28, 2018 by the US Department of Health and Human Services-sponsored Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, recommendations for a multidisciplinary approach to pain management were formulated.
A growing body of research suggests there may be associations between common viral infectious such as Epstein Barr and Toxoplasma gondii and schizophrenia.
The complexities of today’s high-tech methods of communication, data sharing, and data storage lay practices open to unforeseen and constantly changing threats, requiring vigilance and training of medical staff.
Researchers found that patients who have atrial fibrillation are more likely to have a history of depression than patients who do not.
By increased connectivity within the insular cortex through listening to music, symptoms, including auditory hallucinations, are rehabilitated in patients with schizophrenia.
Prioritization of patients’ well-being can lead physicians to neglect their own well-being, including their mental health.
Along with its effects on the endocrine system, melatonin is involved in regulating certain parameters of the cardiovascular system and central nervous system.
A rare disease diagnosis may have a significant impact on mental health, causing anxiety, stress, and low mood.
Researchers found that there has been little attention paid to intervention to enhance treatment adherence in nonpsychotic major depression, so they outlined steps for engagement, retention, and adherence for these patients.
Experts suggest evaluation of sleep patterns, including keeping track of insomnia in patients with schizophrenia.
The combined number of opioid-related suicides and overdoses almost tripled from 2000 to 2017.
The number of potentially abused elders is staggering: in 2015, older adults — defined as people age 65 or above constituted nearly 15% of the US population — up by 1.6 million from 2014.
Perhaps it is that tension between undeniable differences and inevitable merging that has led to more recent calls for cross-disciplinary cooperation.
Researchers found a small number of clinical trials that indicated antidepressant effects of cytokine blockers.
Curbside consults are commonplace in both hospital and ambulatory settings.
To gain deeper insight into the unique challenges facing psychiatrists working with inmates on death row, Psychiatry Advisor interviewed 3 individuals.
Whether negative symptoms are specified by category or across dimensions, discovering biomarkers to indicate specific treatment strategies is needed.
The US Preventive Services Task Force concluded that providing or referring pregnant or postpartum women to counseling has a moderate net benefit in preventing perinatal depression.
Researchers found that the inclusion of significant others in cognitive behavioral therapy for victims of violent crimes is beneficial for the victim and indirect victim.
This rise in prescribing of prescription opioids in the last 2 decades of the 20th century occurred at a time during which medical professionals were urged to resort to prescription opioids to manage untreated and chronic noncancer pain.