Psychiatry

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Postpartum mental illness increased in frequency during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. Clinical visits for postpartum mental health illness increased in the first 9 months of the COVID-19 pandemic comparatively to pre-pandemic rates, peaking between...

Association between well-being and compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures by healthcare professionals

1. Healthcare providers were found to have higher compliance with COVID-19 preventative measures and had more positive attitudes towards their well-being compared to non...

Effect of cognitive behavioral therapy-based counseling on perceived stress in pregnant women with history...

1. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based counseling significantly improved perceived stress, anxiety, and quality of life among women with primary infertility. 2. Measures of depression suggested...

Increase in overdose-associated cardiac arrests during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. Overdose-associated cardiac arrests during the COVID-19 pandemic increased to 98.3% above baseline in May 2020, before declining to 21.4% above baseline in December. 2....

Survivors of intensive care unit admissions may have increased risk of self-harm and suicide

1. Patients with prior episodes of critical illness requiring ICU admission were found to have an elevated risk of suicide and self-harm. 2. Suicide and...

Special Report: Psychedelics in Medicine Part 5: Psychedelic use in the long-term

Section 5: Psychedelic use in the long-term Serious adverse reactions have not been a recognized risk through ongoing research, though some are concerned about long-term...

Special Report: Psychedelics in Medicine Part 4: Music and psychedelic drug experiences

Section 4: Music and psychedelic drug experiences In the context of improved insight and mystical and spiritual experiences among users of psychedelic drugs, it is...

Contingency management programs linked to decreased cocaine use among adults

1. Contingency management programs were strongly associated with a decreased likelihood of a positive test for the presence of cocaine in active users. Evidence Rating...

Special Report: Psychedelics in Medicine Part 3: Psychedelics for substance use disorders

Section 3: Psychedelics for substance use disorders Psychedelics are viewed by some as the perpetuation of drug misuse and abuse. However, literature tends to suggest...

Weekly and monthly subcutaneous buprenorphine associated with improved treatment satisfaction versus daily sublingual administration...

1. Participants receiving weekly and monthly subcutaneous buprenorphine depot formulations reported improved treatment satisfaction compared with those receiving sublingual buprenorphine in opioid dependence. 2. These...

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