Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

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...

Collaborative care more effective than usual care for seniors with subthreshold depression

1. Among older adult patients with subclinical depression, a collaborative care intervention reduced depressive symptoms at 4 and 12 months compared to usual primary...

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)...
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