Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Aerobic exercise after 2 PM did not affect sleep amongst people with depression

1. In this study, aerobic exercise performed after 2 PM did not negatively impact subsequent night’s sleep amongst participants with unipolar depression. 2. Aerobic exercise...

Global prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms in youth significantly increased during COVID-19

1. This meta-analysis found increased prevalence rates of clinically elevated anxiety and depression symptoms among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. Higher prevalence rates in...

Adolescent depression and suicide risk increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. In this large study of adolescent primary care visits in Philadelphia, the prevalence of positive screens for depressive symptoms and suicide risk increased...

Layperson-delivered empathy-oriented phone calls reduce loneliness, depression, and anxiety

1. In this randomized clinical trial, empathy-oriented phone calls to older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic were associated with significantly decreased depression, anxiety, and...

Napping associated with improved performance in memory tasks  

1. In this prospective intervention study, both habitual and non-habitual nappers performed better on long-term memory tasks after an afternoon nap as compared to...

Dose-tapering might be associated with increased risk of overdose and mental health crisis in...

1. The study’s findings suggest that opioid dose tapering events were significantly associated with increased risk of overdose and mental health crisis in patients...

Mindfulness and multi-component interventions best for improving wellbeing across populations

1. In this meta-analysis, the effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing mental wellbeing were compared in both clinical and non-clinical populations. 2. Across all...

Adding care management to treatment plan does not significantly improve attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms

1. In a small randomized controlled trial of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), symptoms did not differ between patients assigned to a care manager...

Study highlights the complexity of moral distress experienced by providers in the NICU

1. Moral distress was experienced by clinicians on 15% of survey occasions, with 91% of neonates eliciting moral distress. 2. The most common reason for...

COVID-19 quarantine associated with negative impacts on mental health and exercise

1. The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada was associated with increased depression, anxiety, and distress as compared to pre-pandemic rates. 2. As...

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