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Association of Electroconvulsive Therapy With Psychiatric Readmissions

3 Jul, 2017 | 17:02h | UTC

Association of Electroconvulsive Therapy With Psychiatric Readmissions in US Hospitals – JAMA Psychiatry (free)

Editorial: Modern Electroconvulsive Therapy: Vastly Improved Yet Greatly Underused – JAMA Psychiatry (free) (RT @JAMA_current see Tweet)

In this observational study, electroconvulsive therapy was associated with reduced 30-day readmission risk among psychiatric inpatients with severe affective disorders (RR=0.54;0.28-0.81).

 


Practice: I am your trans patient

2 Jul, 2017 | 21:06h | UTC

Practice: I am your trans patient – The BMJ (free)

Related infographic: Managing disclosure of gender dysphoria – The BMJ (free PDF)

“Five transgender authors share their experiences of healthcare & the important messages they’d like doctors to know” (RT @bmj_latest see Tweet)

 


When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem

30 Jun, 2017 | 15:09h | UTC

When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem – New York Times (10 articles month are free)

Related: Managing Anxiety in the Medically Ill – Psychiatric Times (free)

“Very 1st differential before making a psych diagnosis should be – is this due to medical problem? 2nd question – medication/substance/alcohol? (RT @AllenFrancesMD see Tweet)

 


Trial of Electrical Direct-Current Therapy versus Escitalopram for Depression

29 Jun, 2017 | 00:34h | UTC

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

Commentary: A New Brain-Stimulation Treatment Disappoints – Physician’s First Watch (free)

“For depression, new transcranial direct current stimulation treatment is not as effective as escitalopram” (RT @JWatch see Tweet)

 


Spasticity Drug Cuts Alcohol Consumption in High-Risk Drinkers

23 Jun, 2017 | 14:41h | UTC

Spasticity Drug Cuts Alcohol Consumption in High-Risk Drinkers – Medscape (free registration required)

Unpublished results, presented at the 13th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, suggesting baclofen is an effective alternative for high-risk alcohol consumption.

 


Co-morbid OSA and insomnia increases depression prevalence and severity in men

23 Jun, 2017 | 00:55h | UTC

Co-morbid OSA and insomnia increases depression prevalence and severity in men – Respirology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Combo of sleep apnea and insomnia linked to depression in men – Forbes (free) AND Sleep apnea and insomnia combination linked with depression – Wiley, via EurekAlert (free)

 


Why are doctors killing themselves

19 Jun, 2017 | 12:55h | UTC

Why are doctors killing themselves? – by Anne Malatt, via MJA Insight (free)

Related: Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus – STAT News (free)

 


Social media and mental health

16 Jun, 2017 | 01:05h | UTC

Social media and mental health

1 – Quit Social Media Every Other Day – The Atlantic (free)

2 – Social media is as harmful as alcohol and drugs for millennials – The Conversation (free)

3 – Point of view: Is ‘Internet Addiction’ Real? – NPR Health News (free)

4 – Report: #StatusOfMind Social media and young people’s mental health and wellbeing – Royal Society of Public Health (link to introduction – free PDF)

Commentaries: Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News (free) AND Instagram worst social media app for young people’s mental health – CNN news (free)

 


Lithium Markedly Cuts Hospital Readmission in Depression

16 Jun, 2017 | 00:57h | UTC

Pharmacological treatments and risk of readmission to hospital for unipolar depression in Finland: a nationwide cohort study – The Lancet Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Lithium Markedly Cuts Hospital Readmission in Depression – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Doctors are prone to burn-out and depression. We need to take care

16 Jun, 2017 | 00:58h | UTC

Doctors are prone to burn-out and depression. We need to take care – World Economic Forum (free)

 


Real-World Effectiveness of Antipsychotic Treatments

15 Jun, 2017 | 00:44h | UTC

Real-World Effectiveness of Antipsychotic Treatments in a Nationwide Cohort of 29 823 Patients With Schizophrenia – JAMA Internal Medicine(link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Oral clozapine, long-acting injectables tied to lower relapse risk in schizophrenia – Clinical Psychiatry News (free registration required) AND Long-Acting Antipsychotics Tied to Superior Outcomes – Medscape (free registration required)

“The risk of rehospitalization is about 20% to 30% lower during long-acting injectable treatments compared with equivalent oral formulations”

 


More Treatments on Deck for Alcohol Use Disorder

14 Jun, 2017 | 00:40h | UTC

Medical News & Perspectives: More Treatments on Deck for Alcohol Use Disorder – JAMA (free)

 


Guidelines for the recognition and management of mixed depression

13 Jun, 2017 | 20:01h | UTC

Guidelines for the recognition and management of mixed depression – CNS Spectrums (free)

Commentary: First-Ever Guideline for Mixed Depression Released – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Moderate alcohol consumption as risk factor for adverse brain outcomes and cognitive decline

8 Jun, 2017 | 15:58h | UTC

Moderate alcohol consumption as risk factor for adverse brain outcomes and cognitive decline: longitudinal cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Alcohol consumption and brain health (free)

Commentaries: Even moderate drinking linked to a decline in brain health, finds study – Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry (free) AND Moderate drinking may alter brain, study says – CNN (free) AND Even moderate drinking may speed brain decline – STAT News (free) AND Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure, study finds – Reuters (free)

 


Prenatal antidepressant use and risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in offspring

7 Jun, 2017 | 15:07h | UTC

Prenatal antidepressant use and risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in offspring: population based cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Editoral: The safety of antidepressants in pregnancy (free)

Commentary: Kids’ ADHD Risk May Be Linked to Mother’s Underlying Mental Health, Not Prenatal Antidepressant Use – Physician’s First Watch(free)

 


Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine

4 Jun, 2017 | 19:18h | UTC

Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine – Journal of Addiction Medicine (free)

Source: New consensus document for appropriate use of drug testing in clinical addiction medicine – MedicalXpress (free)

 


The high cost of childhood disruptive behavior disorders

4 Jun, 2017 | 19:13h | UTC

The high cost of childhood disruptive behavior disorders – STAT News (free)

 


“Depression: let’s talk” says WHO

2 Jun, 2017 | 19:12h | UTC

Press release: “Depression: let’s talk” says WHO, as depression tops list of causes of ill health – World Health Organization (free)

See also: Depression: let’s talk – WHO campaign (free) AND Depression updated factsheet (free) AND Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates (free)

Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, according to The World Health Organization.

 


Growing use of smart drugs by students could be a recipe for disaster

1 Jun, 2017 | 18:29h | UTC

Growing use of smart drugs by students could be a recipe for disaster – The Conversation (free)

“Students used to take drugs to get high. Now they take them to get higher grades” (RT @ConversationUK see Tweet)

 


Eating disorders: recognition and treatment

26 May, 2017 | 15:03h | UTC

Eating disorders: recognition and treatment – NICE Guideline (free)

 


Position Paper – Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

19 May, 2017 | 17:56h | UTC

Health and Public Policy to Facilitate Effective Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Involving Illicit and Prescription Drugs: An American College of Physicians Position Paper – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

News release: ACP issues recommendations to prevent and treat substance use disorders (free)

Commentary: Treat Addiction Like a Chronic Disease, ACP Recommends – AJMC (free)

 

 


Socioeconomic status as an effect modifier of alcohol consumption and harm

12 May, 2017 | 19:29h | UTC

Socioeconomic status as an effect modifier of alcohol consumption and harm: analysis of linked cohort data – The Lancet Public Health (free)

Invited commentary: Socioeconomic status and susceptibility to alcohol-related harm (free)

Commentary: Poorest at greater risk from heavy drinking, says study – BBC (free)

 


Mortality risk during and after opioid substitution treatment

28 Apr, 2017 | 16:36h | UTC

Mortality risk during and after opioid substitution treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Opioid substitution treatment is linked to reduced risk of death in opioid use disorder – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Opioid Substitution Therapy Associated with Reduced Mortality – Physician’s First Watch (free)

Opioid substitution treatment seems to be associated with decreased mortality.

 


Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction

25 Apr, 2017 | 15:48h | UTC

Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 


Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond

24 Apr, 2017 | 15:24h | UTC

Survey and commentaries: Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond – NEJM Catalyst (free)

Increased in clerical burden seems to be one of the leading causes, heavily influenced by expanded and more comprehensive use of electronic health records. More on the burden of administrative tasks in healthcare in our April 21 issue, see #5.

 


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