Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Relatives of patients with depression demonstrate impaired cognitive function

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, there were significantly lower cognitive functioning scores for those who were first-degree relatives of patients with a...

Neither haloperidol nor ziprasidone significantly shortens delirium in the ICU

1. Among critically ill patients with delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU), there was no significant difference in the duration of delirium between...

Patients with low back pain or pain at multiple sites at highest risk for...

1. Risk factors for chronic opioid use were highest in patients that had multiple sites of pain or low back pain.2. The authors...

AAP recommends pediatricians screen for postpartum depression

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended routine screening for postpartum depression (PPD) in mothers during well-child visits at 1, 2, 4, and...

Quick Take: Effects of fluoxetine on functional outcomes after acute stroke (FOCUS): a pragmatic,...

The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine is commonly used in treating depression and emotional lability after stroke. Results from previous small trials have...

Quick Take: Risk of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis in England

The receipt of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating, with important implications for a patient’s mental health and well-being. Some evidence has suggested that...

Quick Take: Association of Hippocampal Glutamate Levels with Adverse Outcomes in Individuals at Clinical...

Neural hyperactivity in the hippocampus has been shown to play a role in psychosis, as it has been thought to lead to an increase...

Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury linked with increased risk of suicide

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, history of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury was associated with a two-fold increased risk of suicide.2....

Pharmacist-led educational intervention decreases inappropriate medications for older adults

1. Pharmacist-led education resulted in greater discontinuation of sedative-hypnotic drugs compared to care as usual.Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)    Study Rundown: Inappropriate prescribing of...

Symptom improvement after concussion in pediatric patients expected within four weeks

1. In this pre-planned secondary analysis of a large prospective study, symptom improvement after concussion occurred primarily in the first 2 weeks in children...

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