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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Up to half of transgender teens attempt suicide

September 21, 2018
Between 30% and 51% of transgender teenagers have previously attempted suicide, with the highest rates reported for those who identified as…
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PTSD medications equally effective in clinical practice

September 21, 2018
In clinical practice, evidence-based medications — fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, topiramate, and venlafaxine — were equally…
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Epidemic of drug overdose deaths shows steady growth over decades

September 20, 2018
Results from an analysis published in Science showed that mortality rates from drug overdoses in the United States started on a smooth exponential…
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CDC: US Alzheimer’s disease burden expected to increase 178% by 2060

September 20, 2018
The burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the U.S. will nearly double by 2060, according to a CDC press release. The…
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Few early career family physicians feel prepared to provide buprenorphine treatment

September 20, 2018
Just 10% of early career certified family physicians felt ready to provide buprenorphine treatment for opioid use, according to 2016 National Family…
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Dogs improve speech therapy results in children

September 20, 2018
Speech therapy is a traditionally recommended approach to improving communication skills in children with developmental dysphasia. However, findings…
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Arthritis highly prevalent in older adults with depression

September 20, 2018
A study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reported that arthritis was highly prevalent among older adults with varying…
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Sexual minority youth at increased risk for polysubstance abuse

September 19, 2018
Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual were more likely to use more than one substance — such as alcohol, marijuana and…
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Cannabinoids appear to increase pain tolerability

September 19, 2018
Meta-analyses revealed that cannabinoid drugs were associated with modest increases in experimental pain threshold and tolerance in healthy adults;…
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Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
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