In the Journals

Trauma-focused CBT lessens post-traumatic stress, grief in orphaned children

January 22, 2020
Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, or TF-CBT, more effectively reduced post-traumatic stress than usual care among children who experienced…

In the Journals

Digital CBT program mitigates insomnia symptoms in pregnant women

January 22, 2020
Digital cognitive behavioral therapy was effective, scalable, safe and acceptable for improving insomnia symptoms among pregnant women, according to…

In the Journals

Dementia screening safe but offers few benefits by itself

January 21, 2020
Screening for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in primary care settings did not result in any harm as measured by patient-reported…

In the Journals

Students who post about depression on Facebook not directed toward professional help

January 20, 2020
College students who directly or indirectly reference depression in online posts generally receive support from friends, yet their friends do not…

In the Journals

Voice-analysis application assesses well-being of patients with serious mental illness

January 20, 2020
An interactive voice response system that uses artificial intelligence effectively monitored the well-being of patients with serious mental illness…

Case Report

Use of Low-Dose Aripiprazole for Duloxetine-Resistant Burning Mouth Syndrome

Psychiatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 50 Issue 1
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is defined as a chronic, idiopathic, burning discomfort or pain in the context of clinically normal mucosa. BMS…

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Mobile monitoring system improves depressive symptoms, patient-clinician communication

January 17, 2020
Patients who used a mobile monitoring system with clinician access experienced significant improvement in depressive symptoms and psychological…

Editorial

The Suicide Epidemic in Youth and the FDA Black-Box Warning: Time to Reconsider

Psychiatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 50 Issue 1
We are in the midst of a suicide epidemic. Increasing numbers of young people age 10 to 24 years have died by suicide from 2007 (6.8 per 100,000…

In the Journals

Maternal stress over CHD linked to impaired fetal brain development

January 17, 2020
Psychological distress in women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease, or CHD, is associated with impaired cerebellar and hippocampal…

In the Journals

Mental distress highly prevalent among adults with arthritis in Appalachia, southern US

January 16, 2020
Frequent mental distress is commonly reported among adults with arthritis across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with the highest prevalence…

In the Journals

Family-focused therapy reduces mood episodes in youths at risk for bipolar disorder

January 16, 2020
Children and adolescents who are at high risk for bipolar disorder achieved longer times between mood episodes after receiving family-focused…

In the Journals

Mental health burden of Hong Kong protests highlights risks of social unrest

January 14, 2020
The ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong has led to a major mental health burden among the city’s residents, many of whom are experiencing high…

In the Journals

Minimum wage increase may reduce suicide rate of less-educated people

January 14, 2020
The suicide rate decreased up to 6% among people with high school education or less when a state’s minimum wage was increased by $1, according…

In the Journals

Vital exhaustion may increase AF risk

January 14, 2020
Patients who reported vital exhaustion on a questionnaire had an increased risk for incident atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in…

In the Journals

Largest GWAS of anxiety traits reveals novel genetic variants

January 13, 2020
Findings of the largest genome-wide association study of anxiety traits to date have revealed new insights into genetic risk mechanisms shared by…

In the Journals

BMI linked to major psychiatric disorders

January 9, 2020
Findings of a genome-wide association study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggest that many overlapping genetic risk variants exist between BMI and…

In the Journals

Fewer-item depression rating scale superior to higher-item scale

January 8, 2020
The six-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, or HAM-D6, was a better measure of core depressive symptoms than the 17-item HAM-D17, according to…

In the Journals

EEG data effective treatment planning tool for patients with depression

January 6, 2020
Electroencephalographic, or EEG, data may serve as an effective treatment planning tool for patients with depression, according to results of a…

In the Journals

Adolescents' perceptions of family social status impact mental health

January 6, 2020
Adolescents’ view of their family’s social status is significantly associated with their mental health and life outcomes, according to…

In the Journals

EEG-based analyses can pinpoint efficacy of antidepressant vs. placebo

January 3, 2020
Network functional connectivity analyses based on electroencephalography, or EEG, effectively differentiate between responses to an antidepressant…

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