Despite the absence of a substance use problem, regular cannabis use is associated with psychosocial impairment among adolescents and young adults, a study suggests. On the other hand, regular users with cannabis use disorder appear to exhibit high psychiatric comorbidity and more severe psychosocial impairment.
Patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) are likely to develop depression, with initial high disease activity correlating with the probability of depression and its persistence, according to a recent study. Moreover, such risk appears to be particularly modified in women with active disease and signifies an area for targeted focus and screening.
Clinically diagnosed depression does not contribute to an increased risk of mortality in patients with dementia, a study has found. Moreover, survival is better in subgroups of patients with Asian ethnicity and those who are married.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) commonly occurs in schizophrenic patients and is associated with several factors including paranoid delusions and avolition, a study reports. Moreover, although antidepressants produce improvements in symptom level, many patients remain depressed despite treatment.
Women who work service occupations wherein they receive tips are at a higher risk of poor mental health, possible due to the greater precariousness of working in tipped service industries, a recent study has shown.
Smoking appears to result in poorer cognitive performance in patients, their siblings and healthy controls compared with nonsmoking, a recent study has shown. This suggests that smoking cessation may improve processing speed in patients.