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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. Patients with acute coronary symptoms exposed to benzodiazepines had four-fold relative risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder, adjusting for symptoms of acute stress disorder. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Morphine and benzodiazepines are often provided during acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) for pain and anxiety, with beta-blockers also serving to reduce...
In areas of Pakistan affected by recent conflict, epidemiological studies have shown a high prevalence of psychological distress in women. In the setting of conflict with poor access to care, as well as role restrictions, there is a large population of women that are particularly vulnerable to anxiety and...
Association of Racial Disparities With Access to Kidney Transplant After the Implementation of the New Kidney Allocation System There are many reasons why a patient may be made inactive on the kidney transplant waiting list, including psychosocial or financial issues or medical comorbidities. This has important implications for a patient’s...
1. In this randomized clinical trial, nurse-led psychological interventions did not reduce PTSD risk at 6 months compared to care as usual for patients in the ICU. 2. There was no difference in anxiety or depression rates in patients who received psychological interventions. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Up to...
1. The percentage of soldiers that met the symptom criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using the new DSM-5 was equivalent to the percentage that met the criteria according to the previous DSM-IV-TR.  2. A discordance between the two sets of criteria existed as 30% of the soldiers who met...
1. Women likely experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive episodes during pregnancy may be at a 4-fold increased risk of preterm birth.  2. The association of posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive episodes with preterm birth is independent of many potential confounders, including other mood and anxiety symptoms and...
Image: PD 1. Youth who attended the 2013 Boston Marathon at the time of the bombings, in addition to those exposed to the subsequent manhunt, were almost 6 times more likely than non-attenders to exhibit psychosocial impairment in the first 6 months following attacks. 2. The majority of parents and caregivers...
Image: PD 1. Children with a history of cancer are not shown to have an increased risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS). Evidence rating level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Previous studies examining the psychological impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment in childhood have suggested that Post-Traumatic...