Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Synthetic cannabinoid users more likely to use other illegal drugs

1. Among a representative sample of U.S. high school students, those who used synthetic cannabinoids (SC) were more likely to report more recent and...

Postpartum depression screening at well-child checks improves maternal mental health

1. Mothers who received postpartum depression screenings and treatment referrals as necessary at well-child checks at 1, 3, and 6 months were significantly less...

Sleep disordered breathing linked to impaired cognitive function

1. In this meta-analysis of available studies, prospective data demonstrated that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment. 2....

Lower target for blood pressure control linked to better cognition

1. In this prospective observational study of patients being treated for hypertension, lower systolic blood pressures were associated with slower cognitive decline. 2. The magnitude...

Little quality evidence on the effectiveness of cannabinoids for treating chronic pain or PTSD

1. There is a paucity of evidence regarding the benefits and harms of plant-based cannabis for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 2. Currently, it is not...

Limited evidence available to determine effectiveness and safety of cannabis to treat chronic pain

1. There is some evidence that cannabis reduces neuropathic pain, but there is inadequate evidence for other pain types. 2. Possible harms of cannabis use...

Midlife smoking, diabetes, and hypertension associated with late life dementia

1. Based on results of the Atherosclerotic Risk in Communities (ARIC) prospective cohort, midlife vascular risk factors associated with dementia included smoking, diabetes, prehypertension,...

Over one-third of U.S. adults used a prescription opioid in 2015

1. National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data suggests that in 2015, 37.8% of U.S. adults used prescription opioids, 4.7% reported opioid...

Increased neurodegenerative pathology associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy severity

1. In this retrospective study of post-mortem tissue from former American football players, pathological markers of neurodegeneration were frequent in both mild and severe...

More research needed to determine cardiovascular effects of long-term hormone therapy for transgender adults

1. Cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) may be associated with worsening cardiovascular risk factors in transgender men. 2. CSHT may not result in increases in cardiovascular...
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