Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Several nonpharmacologic therapies associated with benefits for chronic low back pain

1. In this systematic review, researchers found associations with short-term pain benefits on a small to moderate level for exercise, psychological therapies, multidisciplinary rehabilitation,...

Late-life mentally stimulating activities may decrease risk of mild cognitive impairment

1. This prospective cohort study showed that mentally stimulating activities (computer use, craft activities, social activities and playing games) in late-age (>70 years old)...

Young men exposed to violence at risk for carrying guns

1. Exposure to violence was significantly associated with gun carrying in participants. 2. Odds of gun carrying increased with each additional report of exposure to...

Physical activity may limit depressive symptoms in children

1. In a study of Norwegian children, those who engaged in more moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at ages 6 and 8 had...

22% of U.S. gun owners report purchasing a firearm without a background check

1. A national survey found that 22% of U.S. gun owners reported purchasing a firearm in the last two years without a background check,...

Effect of a primary care-based psychological intervention on common mental disorders in Zimbabwe

1. This randomized control trial found that a culturally adapted psychological intervention for common mental disorders in Zimbabwe significantly improved symptoms at 6 months...

A scoping review of primary care-based models for medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder

1. The four key elements of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) models in the primary care setting include pharmacotherapy, education, incorporation of opioid use disorder (OUD)...

Depression and suicidal ideation common among medical students

1. The prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms among over 120 000 medical students across the world was 27%, with only 15% of these...

Palliative care intervention improves quality of life during hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

1. Palliative care involvement helps lessen quality of life (QOL) decline compared to standard care during hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. 2. Patients treated...

Palliative care likely to improve patient quality of life and reduce symptom burden

1. In this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, palliative care significantly improved patient quality of life and symptom burden, though bias and heterogeneity cast...
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