Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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