Quick medication, better communication linked to less violence at inpatient psych unit
Clinicians emphasized quick access to antipsychotic medication and more staff communication.
From the Journals
PTSD, anxiety linked to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
“Awareness of the higher risks of OHCA in patients with stress-related disorders and anxiety is important when treating these patients.”
States move to curb insurers’ prior authorization requirements as federal reforms lag
Doctors and patients in several states would get some relief from burdensome prior authorization requirements if reform legislation becomes law....
Researchers locate signals in brain related to chronic pain
“Such patterns of brain activity could serve as biomarkers to guide diagnosis and treatment for millions of people with shooting or burning...
Serious mental illness not a factor in most mass school shootings
More than three-quarters of all perpetrators of mass murders in academic settings had no recorded history of psychotic symptoms.
From the Journals
Younger age of type 2 diabetes onset linked to dementia risk
This new study is the first to examine the effect of diabetes in the relationship between prediabetes and dementia, as well as the age of diabetes...
News from the FDA/CDC
FDA approves buprenorphine injection for opioid use disorder
Brixadi is approved in both weekly and monthly subcutaneous injectable formulations at varying doses.
Can online mindfulness and self-compassion training improve quality of life for patients with atopic dermatitis?
"Stress can make the skin worse, but at the same time the skin disease and symptoms cause stress," Dr. Peter A. Lio said.
Harmful emotional hit of antidepressants underappreciated
There is a need to develop valid and reliable measures to assess emotional blunting related to antidepressants, said Dr. Mujeeb U. Shad.
Eating disorder apps fall short when it comes to privacy
Many individuals with an ED may be reluctant to seek treatment because of stigma and shame.
Docs can help combat TikTok misinformation on rare psychiatric disorder
While social media allows for instant communication, there are mounting concerns about the spread of misinformation and its potential impact on...