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

Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
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Testosterone treatment linked with reduced depressive symptoms in men

November 14, 2018
Results from a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry showed that testosterone may have utility in the adjunct treatment of depressive symptoms…
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Positive childhood memories tied to better health, well-being in adulthood

November 13, 2018
Memories of happy caregiving experiences in childhood were linked to better health, fewer chronic conditions and fewer depressive symptoms in middle…
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USPSTF: Screen adults for unhealthy alcohol use

November 13, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued final recommendations that stated adults older than 18 years, including pregnant women…
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Mirtazapine plus SSRIs, SNRIs does not outperform placebo in treatment-resistant depression

November 13, 2018
A study published in BMJ found no evidence that mirtazapine added to serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors or selective serotonin reuptake…
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US leads developed nations in drug overdose deaths

November 12, 2018
The rate of premature drug overdose mortality was the highest in the United States, compared with several other developed nations, according to a…
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Mental health service use, treatment up among college students

November 12, 2018
A study measuring population-level trends in a nationwide cohort of U.S. college students found that mental health service utilization and treatment…
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Concussions may increase suicide risk

November 12, 2018
Sustaining a concussion and/or a mild traumatic brain injury was tied to a higher risk for suicide, according to findings of a systematic review…
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Major trauma may increase risk for mental health diagnoses, suicide

November 12, 2018
Patients who experienced a major traumatic injury were at increased risk for mental health conditions or completing suicide in the years after their…
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Music intervention improves social communication, brain connectivity in autism

November 9, 2018
Study findings published in Translational Psychiatry revealed that 8 to 12 weeks of individual music intervention improved social communication and…
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