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

Cannabis use may negatively impact people with anxiety, mood disorders

July 13, 2018
Results from a systematic review published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry revealed a link between recent cannabis use and negative long-term…
In the Journals

Teens’ days’ supply of prescription opioids often exceeds 3 days

July 13, 2018
Researchers found that the days’ supply of opioid medications prescribed for teenagers was usually higher than the 3 days recommended in the…
In the Journals

Lessons from HIV epidemic could help address opioid abuse

July 13, 2018
A workshop convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, or NASEM, drew lessons learned from the HIV epidemic to develop…
In the Journals

More than a third of youth with PTSD did not receive treatment in 2012

July 12, 2018
Of more than 7,700 youths with a new episode of PTSD in 2012, about 60% received psychotherapy, about 6% received pharmacotherapy and more than…
In the Journals

Depression screening rates low in US

July 12, 2018
Although the national screening rate for depression rose significantly after 2009, screening remains low among adults without a depression diagnosis…
In the Journals

Virtual reality therapy shows clinical benefit for fear of heights

July 11, 2018
Findings from a large randomized controlled trial published in The Lancet Psychiatry showed that an automated psychological intervention delivered…
In the Journals

Intervention with follow-up reduces suicidal behavior after ED discharge

July 11, 2018
Patients presenting to the ED with suicide-related concerns who received the Safety Planning Intervention with structured follow-up via telephone…
In the Journals

PTSD increases long-term MI, stroke risk in World Trade Center response crews

July 11, 2018
PTSD increased the risk for MI and stroke independent of depression among workers involved in the cleaning of debris at ground zero after 9/11…
In the Journals

Tianeptine shows promise in elderly patients with recurrent depression

July 10, 2018
Study findings showed that 8 weeks of treatment with tianeptine 25 mg to 50 mg was effective and well-tolerated in adults aged 65 years or older with…
In the Journals

Brain stimulation may reduce intent to commit violence

July 10, 2018
Study findings published in The Journal of Neuroscience indicated that increasing activity in the prefrontal cortex using transcranial direct…
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