Individuals with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) with a chronic illness course are at greater risk of remaining chronic, which, in turn, is associated with poor clinical outcome, according to a study.
Mothers with higher anxiety levels and intrapartum blood loss were less likely to breastfeed at 5–9 weeks after delivery, while those loss who received support services on breastfeeding were more likely to do so, a local study shows.
Digital mindfulness is an acceptable nonpharmacological intervention that can be integrated with existing treatment for patients with asthma to improve quality of life, according to a study from the UK reported at the recent European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2018.
It appears that chronic pain is a risk factor for suicide, suggests a study, noting that access to quality pain care and adherence to clinical guidelines may improve pain management and patient safety.
The use of antidepressant drugs in pregnant women taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) does not appear to contribute to a significant increase in the risk of congenital malformations, as well as affect seizure control, a study has found.
The combination of maternal pregestational diabetes mellitus plus severe obesity is associated with a heightened risk of several psychiatric and mild neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring compared with either obesity or diabetes alone, a study suggests.
A care management program conducted via telephone for caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is associated with improved outcomes for both patients and carers, according to a new study in the United States.
Individuals with attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or anxiety are at greater risk of developing bipolar disorder, according to a study. Moreover, the risk further increases in those who have received diagnoses of both ADHD and anxiety.
A diagnosis of depression increases the risk of mortality and hospital readmission due to myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a Canadian study presented at the recent American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, Illinois, US.