Some patients still do not feel comfortable with the magnetic resonance (MR) environment, and changing patient positioning (ie, feet-in first) does not necessarily help in minimizing claustrophobia, suggests a Singapore study.
Elevated hair cortisol concentrations, along with higher levels of pregnancy-specific stress, perceived stress and psychopathological symptoms, are associated with postpartum depression, a recent study has shown.
Paediatric patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who respond to initial cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) experience durable and long-term benefits of the treatment, a recent study shows.
In preschoolers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), negative parenting techniques, such as physical intrusions, appear to increase respiratory sinus arrhythmia and pre-ejection period, a new study shows. This suggests that improvements in parent-child interactions affect autonomic responses in this population.
A measly 0.09 percent or one in 1,111 urological surgery patients are affected by postoperative opioid dependence or overdose, according to a recent study. The risk factors for opioid dependence or overdose include younger age, inpatient surgery and increasing hospitalization duration, baseline depression, tobacco use and chronic pulmonary disease, as well as insurance provider, including Medicaid, Medicare (age <65 years) and noninsured status.
Virtual reality (VR) seems to be more effective than standard of care (SOC) in reducing pain and anxiety in children undergoing a routine blood draw, a recent randomized controlled trial (RCT) has shown.
In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and major depressive disorder (MDD), sertraline does not appear to be significantly better than placebo in treating depressive symptoms, a recent study suggests.
An inverse association exists between systolic blood pressure (SBP) in young adults and depression and anxiety score, independent of a range of lifestyle confounders, according to a recent study. Furthermore, the inverse association between SBP and self-reported history of depression is enhanced by adiposity despite a positive correlation between BP and body mass index (BMI).
A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) performed by investigators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has found potential new indications for existing drugs for the treatment of various psychiatric disorders.
The likelihood of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and completed suicides is substantially greater in patients with psoriasis, according to a recent study. Among these patients, those who are younger and whose psoriasis is more severe are at risk of suicidality.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may improve gross motor function, disability, and quality of life (QoL) among patients recovering from stroke, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.