Tag: anxiety

1. In this meta-analysis, smoking cessation was associated with reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression. 2. Smoking cessation was also associated with lower stress, increased positive affect, and improved psychological quality of life as compared to individuals who continued smoking. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) For some, smoking cigarettes is a form...
1. Patients with prior episodes of critical illness requiring ICU admission were found to have an elevated risk of suicide and self-harm. 2. Suicide and self-harm were further correlated to the prevalence pre-existing psychiatric conditions as well as the receipt of life support. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Due to...
Section 5: Psychedelic use in the long-term Serious adverse reactions have not been a recognized risk through ongoing research, though some are concerned about long-term use and the time at which psychedelic drug treatment should be considered. Psychotic disorders, when they occur in a very small group of people, they...
Section 2: Psychedelics for depression & trauma-related disorders Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related conditions are common across the globe and particularly pernicious among combat veterans. For patients who have not responded well to traditional first line pharmacotherapy or counselling, psychedelics may be considered as an alternative or adjunct...
Section 1: Psychedelics as a potential therapeutic option for psychiatric conditions Psychedelic drugs, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), was of interest to molecular psychiatry in the 1950s due to its considerable chemical similarity to serotonin (5-HT). In the context of a highly regulated system, the use of psychedelics in...
1. Aspirin use before diagnosis of primary malignancy is associated with decreased risk of developing depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders post-diagnosis.  2. Use of Non-aspirin NSAIDs were associated with a higher rate of depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Inflammation appears to contribute to the development of psychiatric...
Anemia is associated with the risk of Crohn’s disease, not ulcerative colitis: A nationwide population-based cohort study 1. Anemia increased the risk of development of Crohn’s disease, inversely to hemoglobin concentration 2. Anemia was not associated with an increased risk of ulcerative colitis. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Though inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
1. Internet searches related to acute anxiety rose significantly following the declaration of COVID-19 as a national emergency in the U.S., and returned to expected rates by April 15, 2020. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Mental health is a significant concern in the context of COVID-19 safety precautions. This retrospective study...
1. Reduced physical activity as a result of COVID-19 related restrictions may be associated with higher levels of stress and anxiety. 2. Relationships between perceived activity level, stress, and anxiety are confounded by genetic and environmental factors in addition to age and sex. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Due to the Covid-19...
Early estimates of the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study 1. In three separate models, it was found that the combination of decreased health care access, food availability, and the economic impacts (both intentional and unintentional) of...