Lonely people were twice as likely to die from any cause than people who did not feel lonely, according to a study based on a national survey presented at the recent EuroHeartCare 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Also, loneliness is associated with poorer patient-reported outcomes in terms of mental and physical health in patients with heart disease.
Use of opioid pain medication among adults with comorbid symptoms of insomnia and chronic pain appears to prolong time spent being awake in bed, reports a study, adding that such effect cannot be attributed to changes in pain, use of sleep medication or total sleep time.
Early and longer treatment time with long-acting injectable antipsychotics may result in better psycho‐socio‐occupational functioning in patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, particularly those with lower number of prescribed oral drugs and fewer hospitalizations, according to a study.
Women who receive abortions appear to be significantly more likely to use antidepressants, although this pattern of use has less to do with the termination of pregnancy than with other risk factors for depression, according to a recent study.
Guided online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) may be used in the management of both insomnia and depressive symptoms, with effect sizes being large and comparable to that of depression therapy, according to a study.
Use of the Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis (BICAMS) is suitable for a quick assessment of patient cognition during multiple sclerosis (MS) relapse, a recent study has shown.
A 12-week circuit-training exercise intervention is a safe and feasible adjunct treatment in patients with first-episode psychosis, with potential benefits to certain domains of cognitive functioning especially in females, a study has shown.