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M-A: Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:00h | UTC

Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One

 


Phase 2 RCT: Psilocybin, a psychedelic compound, shows promise for the treatment of depression in a study with 59 patients

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:17h | UTC

Trial of Psilocybin versus Escitalopram for Depression – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Magic mushroom compound performs as well as antidepressant in small study – Imperial College London AND First-of-its-kind study pits psilocybin against a common antidepressan – STAT AND Psilocybin Not Significantly Different from Escitalopram for Depression – NEJM Journal Watch AND Expert reaction to phase 2 trial comparing psilocybin and escitalopram for depression – Science Media Centre

 


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

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:31h | 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

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study shows U.S. women nurses are at increased risk of death by suicide compared to physicians and the general population

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:23h | UTC

Association of US Nurse and Physician Occupation With Risk of Suicide – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Rate of Suicide Among Women Nurses Compared With Women in the General Population Before the COVID-19 Global Pandemic – JAMA Psychiatry

Author Interview: Suicide Risk Among US Nurses and Physicians

Commentary: Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population – University of Michigan

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion | More kids are being diagnosed with ADHD for borderline (yet challenging) behaviors. Our new research shows why that’s a worry

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:14h | UTC

More kids are being diagnosed with ADHD for borderline (yet challenging) behaviours. Our new research shows why that’s a worry – The Conversation

Original study: Overdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Scoping Review – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Ketogenic diet reduces alcohol withdrawal symptoms in humans and alcohol intake in rodents

12 Apr, 2021 | 00:36h | UTC

Ketogenic diet reduces alcohol withdrawal symptoms in humans and alcohol intake in rodents – Science Advances

 

Commentary onTwitter

 


Cohort study: One in ten have long-term effects 8 months following mild COVID-19

8 Apr, 2021 | 09:12h | UTC

One in ten have long-term effects 8 months following mild COVID-19 – Karolinska Institutet

Original study: Symptoms and Functional Impairment Assessed 8 Months After Mild COVID-19 Among Health Care Workers – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


A method for tapering antipsychotic treatment that may minimize the risk of relapse

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:25h | UTC

A Method for Tapering Antipsychotic Treatment That May Minimize the Risk of Relapse – Schizophrenia Bulletin

Commentary: To avoid withdrawal symptoms, patients should slowly decrease doses of antipsychotics over months or even years – University College London

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Identifying and managing functional cardiac symptoms

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:15h | UTC

Identifying and managing functional cardiac symptoms – Clinical Medicine Journal

 


Systematic review: Selective serotonin re‐uptake inhibitors for premature ejaculation in adult men

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:10h | UTC

Selective serotonin re‐uptake inhibitors for premature ejaculation in adult men – Cochrane Library

 


Cohort study: Risk of suicide attempt in patients with recent diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or dementia

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:08h | UTC

Risk of Suicide Attempt in Patients With Recent Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia – JAMA Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Recent Diagnosis of Cognitive Impairment, Dementia May Increase Suicide Risk – Psychiatric News Alert AND Suicide Attempts Spike Soon After Dementia Diagnosis – HealthDay

 


Lamotrigine May Increase Risk for Heart Arrhythmias, FDA Warns

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:12h | UTC

Lamotrigine May Increase Risk for Heart Arrhythmias, FDA Warns – NEJM Journal Watch

FDA Safety Communication: Lamictal (lamotrigine): Drug Safety Communication – Studies Show Increased Risk of Heart Rhythm Problems in Patients with Heart Disease

Related commentary: Epileptologists Push Back on FDA’s New Cardiac Warning for Lamotrigine – Neurology Today

 


M-A: Non-drug therapies as good as or better than drugs for treating depression in people with dementia

2 Apr, 2021 | 09:05h | UTC

Comparative efficacy of interventions for reducing symptoms of depression in people with dementia: systematic review and network meta-analysis – The BMJ

Commentaries: Non-drug therapies as good as or better than drugs for treating depression in people with dementia – The BMJ AND Social prescribing may help reduce symptoms of depression in people with dementia – The BMJ Opinion AND Nondrug Interventions Can Help Alleviate Depression in Dementia Patients – HealthDay

 


Long Covid in the UK – More than a million affected in February, survey suggests

2 Apr, 2021 | 09:31h | UTC

Long Covid: More than a million affected in February, survey suggests – BBC

Report: Prevalence of ongoing symptoms following coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the UK: 1 April 2021 – Office for National Statistics

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


NICE Guideline Update: Cannabis-based medicinal products

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:24h | UTC

Cannabis-based medicinal products – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Covid-19: Middle aged women face greater risk of debilitating long term symptoms

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:49h | UTC

Covid-19: Middle aged women face greater risk of debilitating long term symptoms – The BMJ

Linked Opinion: The stigma is real for people living with long covid – The BMJ Opinion

 


Persistent neurologic symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in non‐hospitalized Covid‐19 “long haulers”

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:48h | UTC

Persistent neurologic symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in non‐hospitalized Covid‐19 “long haulers” – Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

Commentary: 85% of COVID-19 long-haulers have multiple brain-related symptoms – LiveScience AND ‘Brain fog’ and other neurologic symptoms can last for months after Covid – NBC News AND Neurologic Symptoms Persistent for Many COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’ – Health Day

 


Review | Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:26h | UTC

Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome – Nature Medicine

News Release: Study underscores need for multidisciplinary care for COVID-19 long-haulers – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 


Short review: Caring for the patient with catatonia

21 Mar, 2021 | 21:39h | UTC

Caring for the Patient With Catatonia – JAMA Psychiatry

 


Cohort study: Preschoolers’ extensive electronic media use linked to emotional/behavioral issues

21 Mar, 2021 | 21:29h | UTC

Original Study: High-dose electronic media use in five-year-olds and its association with their psychosocial symptoms: a cohort study – BMJ Open

Commentaries: Preschoolers’ extensive electronic media use linked to emotional/behavioural issues – British Medical Journal AND Expert reaction to observational study on electronic media use in 5 year olds and psychosocial symptoms – Science Media Centre AND Does Too Much ‘Screen Time’ Have Your Preschooler Acting Out? – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: A brief home-based parenting intervention to reduce behavior problems in young children

19 Mar, 2021 | 08:02h | UTC

A Brief Home-Based Parenting Intervention to Reduce Behavior Problems in Young Children: A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics

 


Podcast | Addiction Medicine Triple Distilled

19 Mar, 2021 | 08:00h | UTC

#259 Addiction Medicine Triple Distilled – The Curbsiders

 


More than half of COVID-19 patients report depressive symptoms months later, study finds

16 Mar, 2021 | 02:11h | UTC

More Than Half of COVID-19 Patients Report Depressive Symptoms Months Later, Study Finds – Psychiatric News Alert

Original study: Association of Acute Symptoms of COVID-19 and Symptoms of Depression in Adults – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Clinical trial shows alcohol use disorder recovery can start without sobriety

14 Mar, 2021 | 20:17h | UTC

Clinical trial shows alcohol use disorder recovery can start without sobriety – Washington State University

Original study: Combining behavioral harm-reduction treatment and extended-release naltrexone for people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder in the USA: a randomised clinical trial – The Lancet Psychiatry

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A: Little benefit from antidepressants for low back pain

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:02h | UTC

Efficacy, acceptability, and safety of antidepressants for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Systematic Reviews

Commentary: Antidepressants provide no important benefits for managing low back pain – News Medical

Related meta-analysis: Little benefit from antidepressants for the treatment of back pain and osteoarthritis (study and commentaries)

 


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