Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Effects of fluoxetine on functional outcomes after acute stroke (FOCUS): a pragmatic,...

The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine is commonly used in treating depression and emotional lability after stroke. Results from previous small trials have...

Quick Take: Risk of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis in England

The receipt of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating, with important implications for a patient’s mental health and well-being. Some evidence has suggested that...

Quick Take: Association of Hippocampal Glutamate Levels with Adverse Outcomes in Individuals at Clinical...

Neural hyperactivity in the hippocampus has been shown to play a role in psychosis, as it has been thought to lead to an increase...

Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury linked with increased risk of suicide

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, history of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury was associated with a two-fold increased risk of suicide.2....

Pharmacist-led educational intervention decreases inappropriate medications for older adults

1. Pharmacist-led education resulted in greater discontinuation of sedative-hypnotic drugs compared to care as usual.Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)    Study Rundown: Inappropriate prescribing of...

Symptom improvement after concussion in pediatric patients expected within four weeks

1. In this pre-planned secondary analysis of a large prospective study, symptom improvement after concussion occurred primarily in the first 2 weeks in children...

Quick Take: Association of Secondary Preventive Cardiovascular Treatment After Myocardial Infarction With Mortality Among...

Patients with schizophrenia have a shortened life expectancy of 15-20 years compared with the general population, with excess cardiac mortality contributing to this difference....

Quick Take: Effect of lorcaserin on prevention and remission of type 2 diabetes in...

There is a strong relationship between body weight and the risk of developing diabetes. Lorcaserin is a selective serotonin 2C receptor agonist that suppresses...

Improving access to mental health services through electronic referral and follow-up

1. Improved mental health appointment show rates were seen after the launch of an electronic referral system to mental health or social work services...

Symptoms of burnout and career regret prevalent among U.S. resident trainees

1. In this prospective cohort study, trainees in specialties such as urology, neurology, emergency medicine, and general surgery were all associated with a higher...

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