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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Patient, clinician interventions benefit shared decision-making, quality of care

February 23, 2018
Among behavioral health clinic patients, a clinician intervention improved shared decision-making and a patient intervention improved quality of…
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Medical marijuana laws do not boost recreational use among teens

February 22, 2018
Study findings report that contrary to popular beliefs, legalizing medical cannabis has not increased recreational marijuana use among teenagers in…
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Antidepressants more effective than placebo for major depression

February 21, 2018
Twenty-one commonly used antidepressant medications appeared more effective than placebo for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults…
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Redesigned survey may help physicians better understand trends in diagnosis, treatment of ADHD

February 21, 2018
A newly redesigned national survey indicates that the estimated prevalence of ADHD diagnosis does not appear to have increased in the time since…
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Gun ownership, storage practices unaffected by children's self-harm risk

February 21, 2018
Self-harm risk factors in children, including a history of depression, mental health conditions other than depression and ADHD, do not affect their
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Longer duration of untreated psychosis linked to loss of brain volume

February 21, 2018
Longer duration of untreated psychosis was associated with accelerated hippocampal atrophy during initial antipsychotic treatment of first-episode…
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More than a third of physicians meet burnout criteria

February 21, 2018
Approximately one-third of physicians experience characteristics of burnout, such as emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, which often led to…
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Heavy drinking may increase risk for dementia

February 20, 2018
Research published in The Lancet Public Health indicated that alcohol use disorder is a major risk factor for dementia, especially early-onset…
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Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder more prevalent among patients with RA

February 20, 2018
The incidence and prevalence of depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are higher among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, compared with the…
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Improving functional capacity, everyday life skills crucial for schizophrenia

February 20, 2018
Results from a network analysis showed that functional capacity and everyday life skills were the most central and highly interconnected variables in…