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

Inflammation could be shared mechanism for depression, heart disease

March 25, 2019
Using Mendelian randomization, researchers found that depression and coronary heart disease shared common underlying biological mechanisms. The…
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Young people with bipolar disorder more likely to contract STIs

March 25, 2019
In Taiwan, adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder were more likely to contract subsequent STIs than those without bipolar disorder…
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Number of psychiatrists providing telemental health varies across US

March 22, 2019
The percentage of psychiatrists practicing telemental health varied across the U.S. between 2014 and 2016, from less than 1% in some states to about…
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Machine-learning algorithms may identify those at risk for opioid overdose

March 22, 2019
Researchers have found machine-learning algorithms that appear to accurately identify people at risk for opioid overdose, according to findings…
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Childhood maltreatment influences relapse risk in major depression

March 22, 2019
Analysis indicated that childhood maltreatment may lead to changes in brain structure that in turn increase the risk for future relapse in patients…
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Children born to mothers with mental illness less likely to finish school

March 21, 2019
Children of mothers with mental disorders were more likely not to complete primary education than children of mothers without mental disorders, study…
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Adverse childhood events lead to high out-of-pocket medical costs in adulthood

March 21, 2019
Greater exposure to adverse childhood experiences was associated with higher out-of-pocket medical expenses and financial burden in adulthood…
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App-based virtual reality therapy reduces acrophobia symptoms

March 21, 2019
A low-cost, self-guided, smartphone app-based cognitive behavioral therapy using virtual reality goggles reduced acrophobia symptoms in nearly 200…
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Common ADHD drugs may increase psychosis risk in teens, young adults

March 20, 2019
Data from a large study of national health care claims databases revealed that new-onset psychosis occurred in about one in 660 patients aged 13 to…
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2-1-1 hotline increases children’s access to developmental services

March 20, 2019
The use of a call center for early childhood developmental screenings significantly improved the number of children who were screened and received…
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