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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Brain activity differs between boys, girls with depression

July 21, 2017
Recent findings indicated sex-specific differences in brain activity among adolescents with depression. “Men are more liable to suffer from…
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Another study finds no link between PPIs, dementia

July 20, 2017
Researchers report they found “no convincing evidence” of an association between the use of proton pump inhibitors and risk for dementia…
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Study suggests link between antidepressant exposure, autism

July 20, 2017
Autism was more common in children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy, compared with children not exposed to antidepressants whose mothers…
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Researchers identify gaps in care in patients with autism

July 20, 2017
Although significant strides have been made in helping youths with autism transition to adulthood, there are still areas where research can help…
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Cost sharing a slippery slope in mental health care

July 19, 2017
Higher cost sharing was associated with decreased openings of mental health care records, particularly among individuals with serious mental illness…
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Intervention improves guideline adherence, does not decrease opioid refills

July 19, 2017
A multicomponent primary care-based intervention tripled guideline-concordant opioid monitoring; however, it was not successful in reducing opioid…
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Brain connectivity may predict psychological issues later in adulthood

July 18, 2017
Neural profile after age 30 years may indicate risk for psychological problems, according to recent findings. “A rapidly growing body of…
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Depression, anxiety levels higher in all IBS subtypes

July 18, 2017
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome, regardless of subtype, show higher levels of depression and anxiety compared with healthy controls, according…
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Opioid dose reduction may benefit patients with chronic pain

July 17, 2017
Reducing or discontinuing long-term opioid therapy may improve pain, function and quality of life among patients with chronic pain; however, these…
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Strategies to diagnose, treat anxiety disorders for primary care pediatricians

July 17, 2017
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders with onset in childhood, according to a report recently published in Pediatric
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