Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Multicomponent intervention linked to improved guideline adherence in long-term opioid therapy

1. In this cluster-randomized trial targeting primary care clinicians (PCC) treating patients with long-term opioid therapy in safety-net practices, a multicomponent intervention increased guideline...

Father loss associated with shorter child telomere length

1. Any father loss, or loss of father by death, separation and/or divorce, or incarceration was associated with a significant reduction in telomere length...

Pediatric firearm injuries substantial cause of premature death, disability

1. Pediatric suicide rates decreased significantly from 2002-2007 but increased significantly from 2008-2014; pediatric homicide rates exhibited the opposite trend. 2. Males had significantly higher...

Mass shootings associated with large increases in handgun acquisitions in the following 6 weeks

1. After the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut (2012) and San Bernardino, California (2015), there were spikes in handgun acquisitions in the following 6...

Mindfulness offers short-term relief from low back pain

1. Mindfulness-based stress reduction may have short-term impact on pain intensity and physical functioning for low back pain patients. 2. Improvements for low back pain...

Antidepressant use in pregnancy not linked with autism-spectrum disorder in exposed children

1. No significant association between serotonergic antidepressant use and autism spectrum disorder risk was found between exposed and unexposed children. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study...

Interactive voice response system effective for CBT-based therapy for chronic back pain

1. The cooperative pain education and self-management (COPES) study was a randomized, non-inferiority trial that demonstrated similar efficacy in improvement of chronic back pain...

Nicotine ameliorates schizophrenia cognitive deficits in mice [PreClinical]

  1. A gene alteration in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) α5 subunit, previously found to be associated with schizophrenia, was recapitulated in mice and led...

Childhood lead exposure linked with lower socioeconomic status and cognition in middle age

1. In this prospective cohort study, New Zealand children with increased lead levels in their blood had significantly lower cognitive skills and socioeconomic status...

Medical use of prescription opioids linked to nonmedical use in adolescents

1. Adolescents who initiated nonmedical use of prescription opioids more commonly had previous medical use of prescriptions opioids rather than no exposure. 2. Correlation between...
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