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Poverty, Neighborhood May Affect Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Poverty, Neighborhood May Affect Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus are largely influenced by level of poverty, type of neighborhood of residence, and chronic stress.

AMA Seeks to Make Long-term Care Services More Affordable

AMA Seeks to Make Long-term Care Services More Affordable

The AMA House of Delegates has adopted a policy to make long-term care insurance simpler, more affordable and part of automatic enrollment for current employees and retirees.

Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Most physicians see value in EHRs, but almost half believe they detract from clinical effectiveness.

Intensive management for sicker patients increases outpatient care but not costs

It remains unclear whether there are significant cost benefits from more intensive management for sicker patients.

AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence

AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence

The issue of gun violence must be addressed by the physician leadership scientifically, in an evidence-based manner.

CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

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CVS Pharmacy is now offering home delivery nationwide for prescription drugs, for a service charge of $4.99.

Medication Adherence Predictors in Patients With Severe Psychiatric Disorders

Medication Adherence Predictors in Patients With Severe Psychiatric Disorders

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As antipsychotic medications are vital to the effective management of severe psychiatric disorders, investigators sought to examine reasons for medication nonadherence in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and other psychotic disorders.

More Adults Go to Psychiatrist, Not PCP, for Mental Health Care

More Adults Go to Psychiatrist, Not PCP, for Mental Health Care

The rate of mental health-related physician office visits is higher to psychiatrists than PCPs for all adults except those aged 65 years and older.

Direct Supervision by Attending Physician Doesn't Reduce Medical Errors

Direct Supervision by Attending Physician Doesn't Reduce Medical Errors

Direct supervision in which attending physicians join work rounds does not reduce the rate of medical errors.

Child Neuroblastoma Survivors at Risk for Psych Impairment

Child Neuroblastoma Survivors at Risk for Psych Impairment

Neuroblastoma survivors are at elevated risk for psychological impairment.

Psych Disorders Make Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Hard to Diagnose by Symptoms Alone

Psych Disorders Make Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Hard to Diagnose by Symptoms Alone

For patients with minor psychiatric disorders, symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease are unreliable for establishing the presence of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

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Mental health outcomes in patients with RA are unlikely to resolve with effective RA pharmacological disease management alone.

State Laws Permitting Denial of Services to Sexual Minorities Increase Mental Distress

State Laws Permitting Denial of Services to Sexual Minorities Increase Mental Distress

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Currently, 12 states have implemented laws allowing the denial of services to sexual minorities, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or those not sure of their sexual orientation

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

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Clinician attire is an important factor for a significant number of patients, and can influence the perception of care they receive.

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

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These analyses may serve clinicians in addressing potential psychiatric obstacles in patients undergoing fertility treatments.

FDA: Draft Guidance for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

FDA: Draft Guidance for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

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The US FDA has issued draft guidance for industry regarding the science and ethics of including pregnant women in drug development clinical trials.

Greater Credibility Needed in Investigations of Scientific Misconduct Reports

Greater Credibility Needed in Investigations of Scientific Misconduct Reports

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There are substantial limitations to depending only on institutional investigations of scientific misconduct.

Roseanne Barr's "Ambien Excuse" Tried in the Court of Public Opinion

Roseanne Barr's "Ambien Excuse" Tried in the Court of Public Opinion

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The "Ambien Defense" has been used in multiple instances of high-profile bad behavior. But does the excuse hold up?

Addressing Compassion Fatigue as a Cost of Caring: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 3

Addressing Compassion Fatigue as a Cost of Caring: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 3

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Interventions to Prevent Physician Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 2

Interventions to Prevent Physician Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 2

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 1

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 1

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

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The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual survey reveals people are going back to basics to get fit in 2018.

Have You Experienced an Ethical Conundrum Regarding Involuntary Commitment of a Patient?

Have You Experienced an Ethical Conundrum Regarding Involuntary Commitment of a Patient?

During your career, have you experienced an ethical conundrum regarding involuntary commitment of a patient? Share your de-identified stories with Psychiatry Advisor, and your story could be shared on the site. Help provide insight to other psychiatrists across the globe.

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

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System expansions in the current healthcare environment are making clear impacts on clinical care and patient safety.

FDA Issues Warning to Companies Selling Kratom-Containing Products

FDA Issues Warning to Companies Selling Kratom-Containing Products

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The US Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to 3 companies selling kratom-containing products with unsubstantiated claims regarding their effectiveness in conditions that include opioid withdrawal and addiction and chronic pain.

Considerable Global Variation in Access and Quality of Personal Health Care

Considerable Global Variation in Access and Quality of Personal Health Care

There is considerable global variation in personal health care access and quality.

Using Psychological Vulnerability Markers to Predict the Course of Affective Disorders

Using Psychological Vulnerability Markers to Predict the Course of Affective Disorders

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Routine assessments of these markers should be conducted before and during treatment as they may inform prognoses.

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Those With Sleep Apnea

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Those With Sleep Apnea

Successful CPAP use for obstructive sleep apnea may be associated with improved sexual quality of life.

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

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The American College of Physicians has released 7 position statements supporting equality in healthcare for women.

Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry: Promising Developments and Potential Pitfalls

Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry: Promising Developments and Potential Pitfalls

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Experts provide practical tips to aid in the often-challenging process of incorporating pharmacogenetic testing into clinical practice.

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