Chronic schizophrenia patients receiving long‐acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIAs) have more favourable outcomes than those receiving oral antipsychotics in the maintenance setting, with LAIAs tied to a lower risk of disease relapse and a reduction in psychiatric service utilization, as shown in a study.
Levels of post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression are high in women following early pregnancy loss, reveals a study. Distress wanes over time but remains at clinically important levels at 9 months.
Media reports of celebrity death by suicide appear to increase the rates of suicide in the general population, results of a systematic review and meta-analysis have shown. Reporting of the method used by the celebrity also increases deaths by the same manner.
Challenges in managing patients hospitalized for major psychiatric disorders during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak have led researchers to call for reform of mental health care in China.
Dr Poon Shi Hui, a consultant at the Department of Psychiatry at Singapore General Hospital, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the different types of insomnia and the various management strategies deployed for each type.
Researchers in Singapore have synthesized in a recent review several psychological responses seen across infectious disease outbreaks in the past, including anxiety, depression, loss, stigmatization, isolation and cognitive restructuring.
Post hoc analyses of the LIBERTY AD SOLO 1 & 2* and ADOL** trials demonstrated significant reductions in pruritus, anxiety, and depression with dupilumab in adults and adolescents with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD).