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.

In the Journals

Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa at higher risk for long-term opioid use

September 13, 2019
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa had a 53% increased risk for long-term opioid use compared with a control population, according to researchers…
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Adjusting for age, birth may provide unbiased measure of suicide patterns

September 13, 2019
Adjusting for chronological age and year of birth showed a more rapid increase and a smaller sex difference in the suicide mortality rates for U.S…
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Experimental blood-based biomarker panel may predict PTSD diagnosis

September 13, 2019
Using a novel blood-based biomarker panel, researchers detected warzone-related PTSD in male combat veterans with 81% accuracy and 77%…
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Bispectral EEG may detect delirium, predict mortality in older inpatients

September 12, 2019
Researchers found that bispectral electroencephalography, or EEG, can predict patient outcomes, including mortality, in older hospitalized patients…
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MRI technique predicts 5-year dementia risk in cerebral small vessel disease

September 12, 2019
Using diffusion tensor imaging segmentation, an advanced MRI brain scan analysis, researchers were able to assess microstructural brain damage to…
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Add-on nutritional supplements show potential for mental disorders

September 12, 2019
Data from a large meta-review published in World Psychiatry suggested that some nutritional supplements provided efficacious adjunctive treatment…
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Too much time on social media affects internalizing problems in adolescence

September 11, 2019
Spending more than 3 hours each day on social media was associated with an increased risk for mental health problems – especially internalizing…
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Atopic eczema linked with increase in new depression, anxiety

September 10, 2019
Treated atopic eczema was associated with a 14% increase in the risk for newly diagnosed depression and a 17% increase in a subsequent anxiety…
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Adults with childhood incarceration exposure at risk for depression, anxiety, PTSD

September 10, 2019
Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were more likely to have depression, anxiety or…
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OCD, PTSD symptoms overlap

September 10, 2019
Findings published in Psychiatry Research revealed significant overlap between self-reported PTSD and obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms…
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