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

Opioid-benzodiazepine combination linked to increased mortality in patients on dialysis

May 27, 2020
Patients with kidney failure who were dispensed a short-acting benzodiazepine in combination with opioids had an increased risk for mortality within…
In the Journals

Esketamine nasal spray may rapidly reduce depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation with intent

May 27, 2020
Esketamine nasal spray appeared to rapidly reduce depressive symptoms among severely ill patients with major depressive disorder who had active…
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Few patients receive follow-up after opioid overdose

May 27, 2020
Just 16.6% of commercially insured patients receive follow-up care after being released from the ED for a nonfatal opioid overdose, according to a…
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Older-aged frequent internet users at greater risk for social isolation, not loneliness

May 26, 2020
Frequent internet use appeared associated with increased risk for social isolation among older adults, according to study results published in…
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Ketamine may cause psychosis-like symptoms among healthy individuals

May 26, 2020
Ketamine appeared associated with psychosis-like symptoms among healthy individuals, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis…
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Drug counseling by PCPs still lacks evidence, USPSTF says

May 26, 2020
There is insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care-based interventions to prevent illicit drug use in young…
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Stroke survivors, caregivers may benefit from spirituality

May 26, 2020
Spirituality improved quality of life for patients who survived stroke and for their caregivers who reported depressive symptoms, according to a…
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EHRs with coded clinical data better predict general vs. specific antidepressant treatment response

May 22, 2020
Coded clinical data in electronic health records appeared to help predict general antidepressant treatment response but not specific medication…
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Researchers predict psychiatric burden of COVID-19 using insights from past coronavirus outbreaks

May 22, 2020
Insights from past coronavirus outbreaks may help predict the psychiatric burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results of a systematic…
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Cannabis users at higher risk for fungal infections, causal link missing

May 21, 2020
Cannabis users were 3.5 times more likely to have a fungal infection than nonusers, according to an analysis of more than 20 million insurance claims…
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