Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Mental health in young adults may be linked to sleep chronotype

1. Young adults with evening chronotypes recorded higher depression and anxiety scores, and poorer sleep quality in comparison to morning and intermediate chronotypes. 2. Positive...

Social isolation and loneliness may result in poor recovery following crisis

1. Limited social interaction following a mental health crisis reduces self-reported recovery at 18-month follow-up. 2. Social support and interventions may improve recovery in individuals...

Social media interventions may improve physical activity and mental wellness

1. In this meta-analysis, the impact of interactive social media interventions aimed at increasing physical activity was evaluated. 2. Improvements were seen in daily...

Association of ECT with risks of all-cause mortality and suicide in older Medicare patients

1. In a cohort of older adults with mood disorders in the United States, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was associated with lower all-cause mortality and...

Matching patients to therapists based on clinical compatibility improved mental health

1. In this randomized control trial, prospective assignment of patients to matched therapists was superior in improving mental health compared to random assignment. 2. Participants...

Thyroid dysfunction not associated with cognitive decline

1. This retrospective, multicohort study demonstrated no cross-sectional or longitudinal associations between thyroid dysfunction and global cognition, memory, executive function, or dementia. Evidence Rating Level:...

Burnout is associated with reduced academic performance in postsecondary students  

1. In this meta-analysis, the impact of emotional burnout on academic performance in college and university student was assessed. 2. A significant reduction in academic...

Association between intimate partner violence during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth 

1. Pregnant individuals in Zimbabwe exposed to intimate partner violence during pregnancy were at increased risk of preterm birth   Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Preterm...

Association of sleep duration with all-cause mortality in East Asian adults

1. Sleep duration, when adjusted for body mass index (BMI), had an association with all-cause mortality at lower and higher durations. 2. Short and long...

Use of pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder in Manitoba, Canada

1. Pharmacotherapy prescriptions for naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram have been proven safe and effective treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD) 2. Despite this evidence,...

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