Smartphones may provide a cheap and accessible means by which to teach the principles of acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion, which can potentially reduce depression and distress, according to a new meta-analysis.
A recent UK nationwide, cross-specialty surveillance study on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suggests that stroke, followed by altered mental state comprising encephalopathy or encephalitis and primary psychiatric diagnoses, are the most common complications, with altered mental state occurring as frequently in younger vs older patients.
Children with anxiety disorders receiving treatment with benzodiazepine are at high risk of fractures in the upper and lower limb than those taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), an effect that is not observed in young adults, a study has found.
Intranasal esketamine reduces depression symptoms in severely ill patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and active suicidal ideation with intent, the double-blind randomized ASPIRE 1 study has shown.
A recent systematic review and meta-analysis on coronavirus infections suggests that most infected patients would recover without experiencing mental illness, with short-term delirium being the most common neuropsychiatric complication in the acute stage.
There is a high incidence of psychiatric comorbidities among gender nonconforming teenagers, with about two-thirds and one-third experiencing depression and anxiety, respectively, according to a study presented at ENDO 2020.
A guided web-based self-intervention, adapted from elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), may be effective in preventing the onset or recurrence of major depressive episodes (MDEs) in patients with persistent back pain, according to results of the recent PROD-BP study.
Most COVID-19 patients come back from their illness unscathed in psychiatric terms, presuming that infection with SARS-CoV-2 follows a similar course to that with SARS-CoV or MERS-CoV, a study reports. In the acute stage, however, SARS-CoV-2 may cause delirium, although there is little to suggest that neuropsychiatric complications can occur beyond such a short-term syndrome.
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) often suffer from liver abnormalities, which are associated with higher body mass index (BMI), daily consumption of alcohol, more severe disease, and some therapies, according to a recent study.
Pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) vs chemotherapy alone in patients with previously untreated, locally recurrent inoperable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), results of the KEYNOTE-355 study have shown.