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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Commission offers ways to improve physical health of people with mental illness

July 23, 2019
The Lancet Psychiatry Commission, a global taskforce of mental health experts, presented key targets, emerging strategies and recommendations for…
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Stimulant treatment prevents ADHD-related functional complications

July 23, 2019
Treatment with stimulant medications in children with ADHD was linked to a lower risk for functional complications mood, conduct and substance use…
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Prenatal opioid use may affect child development through school age

July 23, 2019
Prenatal opioid exposure may negatively impact neurocognitive and physical development, and those effects can last until adolescence, according to…
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Teens more likely to jump to heroin after misusing prescription opioids

July 22, 2019
Teenagers who reported nonmedical prescription opioid use during high school were significantly more likely to later use heroin, according to…
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Depression treatment lacking in black, Hispanic adults with type 2 diabetes

July 22, 2019
Fewer black and Hispanic adults with type 2 diabetes receive pharmaceutical treatment for depressive symptoms than their white peers, according to…
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Genetic origins of anorexia both psychiatric, metabolic

July 22, 2019
Results from a genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics implicated metabo-psychiatric origins of anorexia nervosa, supporting the…
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App increases depression screenings in pregnant women

July 22, 2019
Incorporating a smartphone app into an OB-GYN practice increased the number of depression screenings and improved early identification and treatment…
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Depression linked to increased IBD activity

July 19, 2019
Researchers found that depression was independently associated with greater inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, activity, and that less positive…
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Diagnostic clarity needed to distinguish physician burnout, depression

July 19, 2019
Although emphasis has been put on combatting physician burnout, physician depression remains largely ignored, according to a viewpoint published in…
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Screen time linked to depression in teens

July 19, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated an association between computer, social media and television use and increases in depressive…
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