Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Health burden varies significantly by state in the US

1. In the US Burden of Disease Report, the leading causes of death were ischemic heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...

Prevalence of cerebral palsy in preterm infants changes over time

1. In preterm infants followed over a 3.75-year study period, the overall prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) decreased from 16% to 12%, the prevalence...

Transgender youth found to have higher rates of mental health disorders

1. Transgender and/or gender nonconforming (TGNC) children and adolescents had higher prevalence of mental health disorders compared to their cisgender peers. 2. Anxiety disorders, attention...

Survey suggests physicians and Medicare skilled home health care clinicians lack interaction

1. About 80% of physicians seldom or never communicated with skilled home health care (SHHC) clinicians about information on the Centers for Medicare &...

Significant variation in mortality trends in substance use disorders among US counties

1. Mortality rates decreased for alcohol use disorders, self-harm, and interpersonal violence between 1980 and 2014. 2. Mortality rates for drug use disorders increased both...

Stricter state firearm laws associated with lower rates of firearm suicide and homicide

1. Strong state firearm laws were associated with lower firearm suicide and homicide rates and overall suicide rates regardless of surrounding state laws. 2. States...

Opioids show no benefit for treating chronic musculoskeletal pain versus non-opioid treatments

1. In this pragmatic, randomized controlled trial, opioids did not result in better pain management or function compared to non-opioid treatments for patients with...

Collaborative care intervention does not improve health in chronic heart failure, but alleviates depression...

1. Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness (CASA), a collaborative care intervention combining symptom and psychosocial care, did not improve heart...

Physical, physiological benefits of hormonal treatment in gender dysphoria

1. In a limited systematic review, hormonal therapy with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs (GnRHas) produced some suppression of secondary sexual function, with more success in...

Talk therapy, modified for literacy level, helps ease chronic pain for disadvantaged populations

1. Both modified cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and pain education (EDU) interventions were associated with improved pain in patients with disadvantaged backgrounds. 2. Post treatment...
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