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

Antidepressants equally effective across severity levels of social anxiety, OCD, PTSD

April 23, 2018
Results from an individual patient data metaanalysis demonstrated that antidepressants are equally effective for all severity levels of social…
In the Journals

Higher education linked with lower risk for dementia in African-Americans

April 20, 2018
Study findings demonstrated that higher education level was significantly associated with lower risk for dementia later in life among…
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Grip strength may indicate cognitive impairment in mood disorders

April 20, 2018
Handgrip strength is associated with overall cognition in adults with and without major depression and bipolar depression, suggesting grip strength…
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Resilience offsets mental, physical health effects of childhood trauma

April 19, 2018
Study results showed that psychological resilience in adulthood appeared to counteract the negative effects of childhood adversity on mental and…
In the Journals

Maternal depression negatively affects child’s cognitive development

April 19, 2018
Mothers with more frequent depressive symptoms gave less emotional and learning-material support to their children, which negatively affected their…
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ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

April 18, 2018
In Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP…
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Link between cannabis use, cognitive deficits may diminish with abstinence

April 18, 2018
Meta-analysis results showed that although using cannabis continuously may be associated with small reductions in cognitive functioning in teenagers…
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Early first deployment, shorter dwell time linked to suicide among soldiers

April 18, 2018
Study results published in JAMA Psychiatry indicated that early first deployment and shorter length of time between deployments, known as dwell…
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Treatment failure risk higher with later antipsychotic discontinuation in schizophrenia

April 17, 2018
Results from a nationwide, 20-year follow-up study in Finland revealed that the later antipsychotic medication is discontinued, the greater the…
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1 in 5 teenaged girls participates in unhealthy dieting behaviors

April 17, 2018
More than 20% of teenaged girls exhibited unhealthy dieting behaviors in 2013, compared with slightly more than 10% of teenaged boys, according to…
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