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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Smoking increases risk for frailty in elderly patients

September 22, 2017
Compared with nonsmokers, smokers were significantly more likely to develop frailty, according to 4-year data recently published in Age and
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Severe mental illness linked to substantially increased risk for CVD

September 20, 2017
Compared with the general population, those with severe mental illness have a substantially increased risk for CVD, according to findings recently…
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ACP remains opposed to legalizing physician-assisted suicide

September 18, 2017
The American College of Physicians has reaffirmed its opposition to legalizing physician-assisted suicide and its commitment to improving hospice and…
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Certain sleep disorders increase depression frequency, severity in men

September 18, 2017
Men with comorbid obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia symptoms have a greater likelihood and severity of depression than men with only one of these…
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Racial discrimination doubles risk for suicidal thoughts in older Chinese Americans

September 15, 2017
Older Chinese Americans who experienced racial discrimination were approximately two times as likely to have suicidal thoughts, according to recent…
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Rescinding DACA may have ‘dire’ mental health consequences

September 15, 2017
Eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be detrimental to the mental health of those impacted by the law, according to…
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Depression ranks within top 10 causes of poor health worldwide

September 15, 2017
The Global Burden of Disease study indicated mental health and substance use disorders were significant causes of poor health across the world…
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Most family physicians do not recommend e-cigarettes for smoking cessation

September 14, 2017
Despite recent support for family physicians to recommend e-cigarettes to patients who are trying to quit smoking, most of them do not, according to…
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How to rebuild mental health after Hurricane Harvey

September 14, 2017
Two authors of a recent viewpoint published in JAMA explored how mental health consequences of Hurricane Harvey can be mitigated. During Hurricane…
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Parental insomnia symptoms influence children’s sleep habits

September 13, 2017
Recent findings indicated associations between parental insomnia symptoms, particularly maternal insomnia symptoms, and children’s sleeping…
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