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

Esketamine nasal spray plus antidepressant effective for hard-to-treat depression

May 21, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients with treatment-resistant depression saw clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement in depressive…
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Statins may partially abate risk for dementia in concussed patients

May 20, 2019
Older adults who had a concussion, and also received statins, had a slightly reduced risk for developing dementia later in life, according to…
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Wellness education, yoga may be effective interventions in patients with mild cognitive impairment

May 17, 2019
Wellness education appeared to be the most effective intervention for managing patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to findings…
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Closing the gap: Girls’ suicide rate catching up with that of boys

May 17, 2019
Female youth aged 10 to 19 years had a significant and disproportionate increase in suicides between 1975 and 2005 compared with males in the same…
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Psychiatrists can care for the ‘whole’ patient with serious mental illness

May 17, 2019
Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals can address both the physical and mental health needs of individuals with serious mental illness…
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Tramadol after surgery may result in prolonged opioid use

May 16, 2019
People receiving only tramadol after surgery were at slightly higher risk for prolonged opioid use than those receiving other short-acting opioids…
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Women with eating disorders before childbirth at risk for depressive symptoms

May 16, 2019
Women who had an eating disorder at any point before childbirth were more likely to experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy and up to 18…
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Substance-induced psychotic disorder may result from drug exposure, liability to psychosis

May 15, 2019
Research published in American Journal of Psychiatry indicated that substance-induced psychotic disorder occurred in people at high familial risk…
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Benzodiazepine use early in pregnancy may boost risk of spontaneous abortion

May 15, 2019
Exposure to any benzodiazepine agent in early pregnancy was associated with a higher risk for spontaneous abortion, according to data published in…
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Maternal depressive symptoms affect child brain development 10 years later

May 14, 2019
Exposure to perinatal maternal depressive symptoms was linked to brain development in the offspring examined at age 10 years, according to data…
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