In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in psychiatry. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives…
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More than 30 million US adults partake in extreme binge drinking

May 23, 2017
More than one in 10 U.S. adults aged 18 and older — or nearly 32 million people — consumed more than twice the number of drinks that is…
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School-based program reduces depression, promotes resilience

May 19, 2017
A school-based intervention promoting resilience in children from deprived communities effectively reduced depression among girls aged 11 to 13…
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Yoga may improve persistent depression

May 19, 2017
Individuals with persistent depression who participated in weekly hatha yoga for 10 weeks reported better outcomes than their peers who received…
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Chantix, bupropion, safe in patients with COPD

May 18, 2017
Patients with chronic lung disease who used Chantix — an agent approved to help stop smoking by addressing tobacco dependence — showed…
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Suicidality rates differ among transgender adults

May 18, 2017
Transgender adults had significantly higher rates of suicidal ideation and attempts, with suicidal ideation more common in male-to-female individuals…
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BMI, sex may be key to personalizing antidepressant treatment

May 17, 2017
Recent findings suggested that obesity and sex may indicate likelihood of remission following antidepressant medication, suggesting their utility for…
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One-third of teens with autism acquire driver's license, closely following eligibility

May 17, 2017
Although only one-third of teenagers with autism spectrum disorder acquire an intermediate driver’s license, 90% of those who did acquired…
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Depression may be early sign of dementia

May 17, 2017
Depressive symptoms in midlife, even if chronic or recurring, did not increase risk for dementia; however, symptoms later in life did increase risk. …
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Study shows importance of screening for nonsuicidal self-injury

May 17, 2017
Physical or sexual abuse significantly increased risk for nonsuicidal self-injury among adolescents referred to a community or inpatient mental…
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