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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Prenatal depression more common in low-income than middle-income countries

January 24, 2020
Women in low-income countries were significantly more likely to experience prenatal depression compared with women in middle-income countries…
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Victims of cyberbullying report higher levels of depression, PTSD

January 24, 2020
Adolescents who were cyberbullied experienced greater psychiatric symptom severity, including for depression and PTSD, according to results of a…
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Simple tool with ‘good accuracy’ predicts life expectancy in patients with dementia

January 24, 2020
Using routinely collected patient characteristics, researchers said they were able to predict the life expectancy of patients with dementia with…
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CVS’ decision to stop cigarette sales likely led to more quit attempts

January 24, 2020
In 2014, CVS Health said it would stop selling tobacco products, suggesting that such sales contradicted the company’s goal of promoting…
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Bariatric surgery does not improve overall mental health in adolescents with obesity

January 23, 2020
Adolescents who underwent bariatric surgery and experienced subsequent substantial weight loss did not see overall mental health improvements at 5…
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Trauma-focused CBT lessens post-traumatic stress, grief in orphaned children

January 22, 2020
Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, or TF-CBT, more effectively reduced post-traumatic stress than usual care among children who experienced…
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Digital CBT program mitigates insomnia symptoms in pregnant women

January 22, 2020
Digital cognitive behavioral therapy was effective, scalable, safe and acceptable for improving insomnia symptoms among pregnant women, according to…
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Patients with schizophrenia may have reduced brain connections that affect planning

January 21, 2020
Researchers have found lower levels of a protein associated with neural connections in the living brains of people with schizophrenia, according to…
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Dementia screening safe but offers few benefits by itself

January 21, 2020
Screening for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in primary care settings did not result in any harm as measured by patient-reported…
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25% of young children with autism are undiagnosed

January 21, 2020
One-fourth of children aged 8 years or younger with documented signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are not diagnosed, according…
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