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M-A: Psychosocial and psychological interventions for relapse prevention in schizophrenia.

17 Oct, 2021 | 21:12h | UTC

Psychosocial and psychological interventions for relapse prevention in schizophrenia: a systematic review and network meta-analysis – The Lancet Psychiatry

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Oxytocin does not improve social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder.

14 Oct, 2021 | 09:52h | UTC

News release: Oxytocin does not improve social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder, NIH-funded study suggests – National Institutes of Health

Original study: Intranasal Oxytocin in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder – New England Journal of Medicine

 


New Global Burden of Disease analyses show depression and anxiety among the top causes of health burden worldwide, and a significant increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Oct, 2021 | 21:57h | UTC

News release: New Global Burden of Disease analyses show depression and anxiety among the top causes of health burden worldwide, and a significant increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Original study: Global prevalence and burden of depressive and anxiety disorders in 204 countries and territories in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic – The Lancet

Commentaries:

Depression and anxiety disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic: knowns and unknowns – The Lancet

COVID-19 pandemic led to stark rise in depressive and anxiety disorders globally in 2020: study – The Lancet

Covid crisis dramatically worsened global mental health, study finds – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


World Mental Health Day: prioritize social justice, not only access to care.

10 Oct, 2021 | 21:37h | UTC

World Mental Health Day: prioritise social justice, not only access to care – The Lancet (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Editorial: Brain health and its social determinants.

10 Oct, 2021 | 21:35h | UTC

Brain health and its social determinants – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for screening to detect major depression.

10 Oct, 2021 | 21:34h | UTC

Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for screening to detect major depression: updated systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis – The BMJ

See calculator: PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire-9)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Age at onset of mental disorders worldwide: large-scale meta-analysis of 192 epidemiological studies.

10 Oct, 2021 | 21:31h | UTC

Age at onset of mental disorders worldwide: large-scale meta-analysis of 192 epidemiological studies – Molecular Psychiatry

Commentary: Age at onset of mental disorders: global meta-analysis provides data for targeting effective interventions – The Mental Elf

 


The German Guidelines for the treatment of anxiety disorders.

8 Oct, 2021 | 10:16h | UTC

The German Guidelines for the treatment of anxiety disorders: first revision – European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

 


Saying ‘person with schizophrenia,’ not ‘schizophrenic,’ can affect clinician beliefs, study finds.

1 Oct, 2021 | 10:05h | UTC

Saying ‘person with schizophrenia,’ not ‘schizophrenic,’ can affect clinician beliefs, study finds – STAT

Original article: It’s Time for Counselors to Modify Our Language: It Matters When We Call Our Clients Schizophrenics Versus People With Schizophrenia – Journal of Counseling & Development ($)

 


RCT: Maintenance vs. discontinuation of antidepressants in patients who felt well enough to discontinue antidepressant therapy.

30 Sep, 2021 | 10:22h | UTC

Maintenance or Discontinuation of Antidepressants in Primary Care – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentaries:

Many can stop anti-depressants without relapse – BBC

Study highlights difficulty of stopping antidepressants – Associated Press

 


Methylphenidate for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults: a narrative review.

30 Sep, 2021 | 10:07h | UTC

Methylphenidate for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults: a narrative review – Psychopharmacology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Magnitude of the placebo response across treatment modalities used for treatment-resistant depression in adults.

29 Sep, 2021 | 10:04h | UTC

Magnitude of the Placebo Response Across Treatment Modalities Used for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Network Open

Invited Commentary: Treatment-Resistant Depression—Resistant to Placebos as Well? – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentaries on Twitter

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RCT: Methylphenidate may improve apathy in patients with Alzheimer Disease.

28 Sep, 2021 | 09:06h | UTC

Effect of Methylphenidate on Apathy in Patients With Alzheimer Disease: The ADMET 2 Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Methylphenidate for Apathy in Alzheimer Disease—Why Should We Care? (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A of randomized trials: Efficacy of exercise combined with standard treatment for depression compared to standard treatment alone.

28 Sep, 2021 | 08:55h | UTC

Efficacy of exercise combined with standard treatment for depression compared to standard treatment alone: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – Journal of Affective Disorders

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study: Insulin resistance linked to increased risk of major depressive disorder.

24 Sep, 2021 | 08:59h | UTC

Incident Major Depressive Disorder Predicted by Three Measures of Insulin Resistance: A Dutch Cohort Study – The American Journal of Psychiatry

Commentaries:

Insulin Levels, BMI in Youth May Be Linked to Psychosis, Depression Risk in Adulthood – Psychiatric News

Insulin Resistance Linked to Major Depressive Disorder, Dutch Study Finds – Psychiatric News Alert

Insulin resistance doubles risk of major depressive disorder – Stanford Medicine

 


RCT: Preemptive intervention may improve developmental outcomes in infants showing early signs of autism.

21 Sep, 2021 | 09:01h | UTC

Effect of Preemptive Intervention on Developmental Outcomes Among Infants Showing Early Signs of Autism: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Outcomes to Diagnosis – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Commentaries:

Intervening Before 18 Months May Reduce Odds of Autism Diagnosis in Babies Identified at High Risk – Psychiatric News Alert

Expert reaction to trial looking at the effect of a pre-emptive intervention in children showing early signs of autism on developmental outcomes – Science Media Centre

Autism therapy aimed at infants may reduce likelihood of later diagnosis – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


5000 alcohol-related cancer deaths could be prevented every year by doubling alcohol taxes in the European Region, says WHO/Europe.

21 Sep, 2021 | 08:52h | UTC

5000 alcohol-related cancer deaths could be prevented every year by doubling alcohol taxes in the European Region, says WHO/Europe – World Health Organization

Original study: Modelling the impact of increased alcohol taxation on alcohol-attributable cancers in the WHO European Region – The Lancet Regional Health – Europe

Related:

Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases – World Health Organization

The Lancet taskforce on NCDs and economics

To improve global health, tax the things that are killing us – Financial Times

Reducing cardiovascular disease burden through targeted dietary policies

Fiscal policies for the prevention of diseases

 


Editorial: Brain health and its social determinants.

19 Sep, 2021 | 23:28h | UTC

Brain health and its social determinants – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Lamotrigine in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder.

19 Sep, 2021 | 23:25h | UTC

Lamotrigine in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder – Cochrane Library

Summary: Lamotrigine as a treatment for prevention of recurrence of bipolar disorder – Cochrane Library

 


What an enormous global study can tell us about feeling better during the pandemic.

10 Sep, 2021 | 05:27h | UTC

What an enormous global study can tell us about feeling better during the pandemic – Vox

Original study: A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic – Nature Human Behavior

 


New Canadian study confirms the excess mortality associated with eating disorders.

10 Sep, 2021 | 05:03h | UTC

New Canadian study confirms the excess mortality associated with eating disorders – The Mental Elf

Original study: Excess mortality associated with eating disorders: population-based cohort study – The British Journal of Psychiatry

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Editorial | Anticholinergic drugs and dementia: time for transparency in the face of uncertainty.

9 Sep, 2021 | 08:57h | UTC

Anticholinergic drugs and dementia: time for transparency in the face of uncertainty – Cochrane Library

Systematic review: Anticholinergic burden (prognostic factor) for prediction of dementia or cognitive decline in older adults with no known cognitive syndrome – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Recent cannabis use linked to increased risk of myocardial infarction in young adults: a cross-sectional study.

7 Sep, 2021 | 21:38h | UTC

Recent cannabis use and myocardial infarction in young adults: a cross-sectional study – Canadian Medical Association Journal

News release: Recent cannabis use linked to heart attack risk in younger adults – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows – CNN

 


M-A: Long-acting injectable versus oral antipsychotics for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia.

6 Sep, 2021 | 10:40h | UTC

Long-acting injectable versus oral antipsychotics for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia: a systematic review and comparative meta-analysis of randomised, cohort, and pre–post studies – The Lancet Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Long-acting injectable antipsychotics: more effective than oral medications at preventing hospitalisation and relapse in schizophrenia according to new review – The Mental Elf

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Effect of monthly injections of naltrexone on alcohol consumption.

6 Sep, 2021 | 10:39h | UTC

Effect of extended-release naltrexone on alcohol consumption: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Addiction (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


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