Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Cognitive dysfunction is common in lacunar stroke patients

Image: CC/GGeek. Lacunar Infarct Key study points: Lacunar strokes are a common occurrence in patients with vascular risk factors and can lead to a wide range...

Music therapy reduces anxiety and sedative requirements in the ICU

Image: PD 1. Conscious, intubated patients in the intensive care unit frequently experience significant anxiety, which can affect their clinical condition and often requires significant...

Haloperidol for ICU delirium: No effect on duration or incidence versus placebo

Image: PD 1. For ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation, no decrease in duration or incidence of delirium or coma was found with prophylactic haloperidol versus...

Solanezumab does not improve cognition or functioning in Alzheimer’s disease [EXPEDITION Trials]

Image: PD  1. Solanezumab did not improve cognition or functional ability in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease at week 80. 2. Solanezumab showed evidence of binding soluble amyloid...

Antidepressant may reduce mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (REMIT Trial)

Image: PD 1. Rates of mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) were significantly lower in patients taking escitalopram (Lexapro) vs. placebo at the end of 6...

Early-onset dementia strongly correlated with alcohol intoxication in men

Image: PD 1. Participants who had a history of alcohol intoxication were on average four times more likely to develop young-onset dementia. Those with daily...

Rare TREM-2 mutation implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan 11th - TREM-2 mutations results in an increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by an odds ratio of 2.92. Image: PD. PET scan of Alzheimer's Diseased Brain 1....

[Physician Comment] Increased autism diagnoses observed in pregnant women with viral influenza, fever or...

Image: CC. Autism Ribbon.  Study author Dr. Hjördis Ósk Atladόttir, MD, PhD, talks to 2 Minute Medicine Department of Public Health - Institute of...

[Physician Comment] SSRI use during pregnancy not associated with fetal, neonatal or infant mortality

Jan 5th - Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of stillbirth, neonatal mortality, or post-neonatal mortality. Image:...

Mental health problems, not combat, linked with suicide risk in U.S. military

Image: PD  1. Manic-depressive disorder, depression, and alcohol-related problems are associated with increased risk of suicide in all branches of the military.  2. Contrary to previous...

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