Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Adding care management to treatment plan does not significantly improve attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms

1. In a small randomized controlled trial of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), symptoms did not differ between patients assigned to a care manager...

Study highlights the complexity of moral distress experienced by providers in the NICU

1. Moral distress was experienced by clinicians on 15% of survey occasions, with 91% of neonates eliciting moral distress. 2. The most common reason for...

COVID-19 quarantine associated with negative impacts on mental health and exercise

1. The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada was associated with increased depression, anxiety, and distress as compared to pre-pandemic rates. 2. As...

Association of high screen-time use with school-age cognitive, executive function, and behavior outcomes in...

1. In a cohort of extremely premature infants, high screen time contributes to adverse cognitive, executive function, and behavioural outcomes at ages 6 to...

Laughter yoga may attenuate cortisol release in response to stress

1. In this randomized control trial, a single laughter yoga session resulted in an attenuated cortisol stress response as compared to individuals who did...

First time meditation may be associated with increased cognitive effort as measured by EEG

1. In this prospective study, individuals who listened to a meditation podcast demonstrated EEG patterns associated with elevated levels of alertness. 2. Engagement in...

Manual-Based Art Therapy improved depressive symptoms and suicidality

1. In this randomized controlled study, manual-based phenomenological art therapy was associated with reduced depression, suicidal ideation, and increased self-esteem. 2. Improvements in mood associated...

Diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder associated with severe traumatic brain injury in children

1. A meta-analysis including over 12,000 pediatric patients found that the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was significantly associated with a history of severe,...

Diminished age-related decline of the amygdala in long-term meditation practitioners

1. Increasing age is associated with decrease in brain tissue, reduced volume of the amygdala, and cognitive decline  2. Regular meditation may slow the age-related...

Poor improvement of emotional regulation skills between ages 3 and 7 associated with increased...

Association of emotion regulation trajectories in childhood with anorexia nervosa and atypical anorexia nervosa in early adolescence 1. Children who were found to have poor...

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