Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Addition of neuroleptics Droperidol or Olanzapine provide more rapid sedation of agitated patients than...

Image: CC Key study points: 1.     Administration of IV droperidol or olanzapine as an adjunct to midazolam is an effective method of sedation that not associated...

Repeated, brief behavioral counseling reduces drinking and hospitalizations among at-risk alcohol consumers

Image: CC/Luis Key study points: Brief, multi-contact counseling by primary care physicians is linked to reduced alcohol consumption Counseling interventions were not associated with a reduction in...

Numerous factors associated with rapid death after admission to palliative care service

Image: CC/F. Gardener Key findings: For patients who are rapidly dying, early referral to palliative care services is important as there is evidence that the overall...

Neuroleptic use associated with increased Parkinson’s risk in the elderly

Image: PD. A Thorazine ad from the 1950s. Key study points: 1. The risk of Parkinson’s disease in an elderly cohort was increased more than three-fold...

Poststroke fatigue following nondisabling stroke associated with impairment of attention and executive function

Image: CC/James Heilman Key study points: 1. Higher levels of depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, and executive dysfunction are all positively correlated with poststroke fatigue at 1...

Childhood emotional neglect associated with increased risk of cerebral infarct over lifetime

Image: CC/Hellerhoff Key study points: 1. Higher childhood adversity scores were associated with a higher likelihood of cerebral infarcts with a 2.20 fold higher risk of...

High rates of background television exposure found among US children

Image: PD Key study points: 1. Children between 8 months and 8 years of age are exposed to 232.2 minutes of background television on a typical...

Diagnostic exome sequencing in persons with severe intellectual disability finds new candidate genes

Image: CC/Gwave  Key study points: 1.  Exome sequencing of patients and their parents can help diagnose the genetic cause of intellectual disability, especially when the cause...

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...

Opiate substitution treatment associated with reduced risk of HIV transmission among injection drug users

Image: PD Key findings: This meta-analysis found a 54% reduction in risk of HIV infection associated with opiate substitution treatment among injection drug users. HIV incidence was...

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