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

Suicide risk significantly heightened first month, year after self-harm discharge

November 14, 2019
Patients who present to a hospital for self-harm are at a high risk for suicide in the first year after presentation, and particularly in the first…
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Urgent need exists to identify suicidal behavior in adolescents and young adults

November 14, 2019
There is an urgent need for immediate identification of suicidal behavior in adolescents and young adults to prevent or diminish the impact of…
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‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
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PTSD associated with binge eating symptoms in men and women

November 12, 2019
Both subthreshold and threshold PTSD are associated with bingeeating symptoms in men and women, according to a study published in the Journal of
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Experiential avoidance a predictor for MDD, GAD in older adolescents

November 12, 2019
Experiential avoidance is a predictor for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder symptomatology in older adolescents, data from…
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Bacterial infection during pregnancy associated with psychosis in offspring

November 11, 2019
Maternal bacterial infection during pregnancy is associated with a significantly higher risk for psychotic disorders in offspring depending on…
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Researchers identify significant lack of funding for pediatric firearm injury studies

November 11, 2019
Research focused on firearm-related injuries receives significantly less federal funding compared with other top causes of pediatric and adolescent…
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Clinical depression confers elevated risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm

November 9, 2019
Patients aged 50 years or older with depression were found to have a significantly greater risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm than those without…
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Lithium reduction during pregnancy and postpartum period lowers fetal health risks

November 8, 2019
Pregnant women undergoing treatment for mood disorders should be prescribed the lowest therapeutic range of lithium, according to a study published…
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Mental health not impacted by long-term social media use

November 8, 2019
Long-term use of social media websites did not negatively affect mental health, according to an 8-year longitudinal study.
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