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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Connectivity network predicts effects of deep brain stimulation for OCD

January 18, 2019
Study findings revealed that specific connectivity profiles — which comprised fronto-thalamic streamlines in the brain — can predict…
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Frailty impacts susceptibility to dementia

January 18, 2019
Study findings published in The Lancet Neurology indicated that frailty makes older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer’s dementia and…
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Novel analytic model predicts risk for PTSD in recent trauma survivors

January 17, 2019
A novel logistic model using early PTSD symptom severity as a predictor — as measured by the initial Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale total…
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CDC: Opioid prescriptions 87% more likely in rural areas

January 17, 2019
Residents of the most rural locations in the United States were nearly 90% more likely to receive an opioid prescription than residents of large…
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Adding dairy to Mediterranean diet may enhance cognitive function, psychological well-being

January 17, 2019
Supplementing the Mediterranean diet with dairy foods improved mood and processing speed in Australian adults aged 45 years or older who were also at…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Moving more in old age may protect memory, thinking

January 16, 2019
Older adults with higher levels of physical activity and movement had better memory and thinking skills regardless of whether they had dementia…
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Neurofunctional domains relevant for assessing alcohol use disorder

January 16, 2019
Three correlated neurofunctional domains — incentive salience, negative emotionality and executive function — were relevant for alcohol…
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Comorbidity within all mental disorders highly prevalent

January 16, 2019
In a Danish population-based cohort study of almost 6 million people, researchers found that individuals with any mental disorder were at increased…
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People with, without severe mental illness may have similar social brain function

January 15, 2019
People with and without a schizophrenia spectrum disorder showed differing patterns of neural activity during a socio-emotional task, independent of…
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