In the Journals

Gender minority students more likely to have mental health issues

August 16, 2019
Gender minority college students have two to four times the prevalence of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury and suicidality compared…

In the Journals

Mixing opioids, cannabis tied to greater anxiety, depression symptoms

August 15, 2019
Evidence published in Journal of Addiction Medicine showed that combined use of opioid and cannabis was linked to greater symptoms of anxiety…

In the Journals

Telehealth interventions improve symptoms with chronic pain and anxiety, depression

August 14, 2019
Telehealth interventions delivered online, over the phone and with and without clinician interaction improved outcomes in patients with chronic…

CME Article

Intensively Delivered Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies: An Overview of a Promising Treatment Delivery Format for PTSD and Other Mental Health Disorders

Psychiatric Annals, August 2019, Volume 49 Issue 8
Although cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is considered a treatment of choice for a variety of mental health conditions, many patients who could…

In the Journals

Kids born to older parents less likely to have behavior problems

August 13, 2019
Children born to older parents are less likely to have externalizing behavior problems, according to a population-based cohort study that included…

In the Journals

Actigraphy captures objective activity, sleep data in depression, anxiety disorders

August 9, 2019
Using a wrist-worn actigraphy device, researchers found that people with current depression and/or anxiety had reduced physical activity and more…

In the Journals

Mental illness odds elevated in congenital heart disease

August 9, 2019
Among adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease, mental illness is a significantly more prevalent comorbidity in those who experienced at…

In the Journals

Lower cardiorespiratory fitness linked to greater risk for depression, anxiety

August 7, 2019
Lower cardiorespiratory fitness levels were linked to a higher risk for depression and anxiety disorders, according to findings from a systematic…

In the Journals

Cerebral palsy tied to increased risk for mental health disorders

August 6, 2019
Adults with cerebral palsy, particularly those with neurodevelopmental disorders, have increased risk for mental health disorders compared with…

In the Journals

1 in 5 women have anxiety disorders in pregnancy, postpartum

August 2, 2019
Anxiety disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period were more prevalent than previously believed, with about 1 in 5 women meeting diagnostic…

Massachusetts General ranked #1 hospital for psychiatry in 2019 to 2020

July 30, 2019
Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the number one hospital for psychiatric care in America for 2019 to 2020, according to the U.S. News

In the Journals

Concurrent opioid, benzodiazepine use increases mortality risk in PTSD

July 29, 2019
Study results indicated that patients with PTSD were at greater risk for death in the year following co-prescription of opioids and benzodiazepines…

In the Journals

Pulmonary rehabilitation mitigates depression, anxiety symptoms in COPD

July 26, 2019
Pulmonary rehabilitation significantly improves symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with COPD, according to a study. The systematic…

In the Journals

Combination benzodiazepine, antidepressant use during pregnancy warrants caution

July 26, 2019
Although benzodiazepine use during pregnancy did not seem to be linked to congenital or cardiac malformations, its use in combination with…

In the Journals

Psychiatric symptoms inconsistently predict health care use for patients with IBS

July 25, 2019
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome and psychiatric comorbidities are more likely to seek psychiatric care but not gastrointestinal care when they…

FDA News

FDA warns company for selling unapproved CBD products to treat Alzheimer’s, cancer, opioid withdrawal

July 23, 2019
The FDA has issued a warning letter to Curaleaf Inc. for illegally selling unapproved products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, online, claiming to…

Commentary

TMS can offer relief from anxiety

July 22, 2019
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is an FDA-approved, noninvasive treatment for major depression using magnetic pulses targeted at a…

In the Journals

Financial barriers to health care access may increase distress in patients with CKD

July 17, 2019
Financial barriers to obtaining and accessing health care services were significantly associated with depression and anxiety in patients with chronic…

July marks Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July 12, 2019
Ethnic and racial minority groups are less likely to have access to mental health resources and/or use community mental health services, according to…

In the Journals

Exercise improves anxiety, mood in older patients receiving chemotherapy

July 10, 2019
A 6-week, home-based exercise program improved anxiety, mood, and social and emotional well-being among older patients with cancer receiving…

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