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Burnout a Risk Factor for Suicidal Thoughts in Nurses
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/95217

Oct 22nd, 2021 - Nurses experiencing burnout were twice as likely to have thoughts of suicide, and those with symptoms of depression were 11 times as likely to experience suicidal thoughts, a survey study found. Among more than 7,000 nurses surveyed from November to December 2017, a total of 5.5% experienced suicidal ideation, which is higher than rates of suicidal thoughts in the general population (4.3%), rep...

Child Mental Health Emergency; Lybalvi Hits Shelves; Vanessa Bryant Psych Eval
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/95157

Oct 20th, 2021 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children's Hospital Association have joined forces to declare a national emergency in children's mental health, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Today's declaration is an urgent call to policymakers at all levels of government -- we must treat this mental health crisis like the emergency...

Uptick in Adults Receiving Mental Health Treatment in 2020
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/95147

Oct 20th, 2021 - The proportion of U.S. adults who received any form of mental health treatment increased slightly from 2019 to 2020 (19.2% to 20.3%), according to data from the CDC's National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The small uptick represents the growing number of people who are taking prescription medications for their mental health issues (from 15.8% to 16.5%), receiving professional counseling (fro...

Sleep Problems in Mental Illness Highly Pervasive
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960960

Oct 15th, 2021 - An inpatient psychiatric diagnosis at some point over a lifetime is significantly associated with a range of sleep problems, results from the largest study of its kind show. A prior diagnosis of major depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, or bipolar disorder was associated with a later bedtime, earlier waking time, and significantly poorer sleep quality that included frequent awakenings during th...

Art Therapy Linked to Slowed Parkinson's Progression
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960900

Oct 14th, 2021 - Adding art therapy to standard drug treatment in Parkinson's disease (PD) not only improves severity of both motor and nonmotor symptoms, but also slows rates of disease progression, new research suggests. Fifty PD patients were randomly assigned to receive either art therapy, including sculpting and drawing, plus drug therapy or drug therapy alone, and followed up over 12 months. Patients rece...

Rexulti Seeks OK for Teens; Recreational Ketamine Use Rare; 20% Use Opioids Post-Op
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/95012

Oct 13th, 2021 - The FDA accepted a supplemental new drug application seeking an expanded approval for brexpiprazole (Rexulti) to include adolescents ages 13 to 17 with schizophrenia, Otsuka Pharmaceutical and H. Lundbeck A/S announced. The treatment was approved for adult schizophrenia and as an adjunctive therapy for major depressive disorder in 2015. Although there's been an uptick in recreational ketamine u...

Gender-Affirming Care 'Can Save Lives,' New Research Shows
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960775

Oct 13th, 2021 - Transgender and nonbinary young people experienced less depression and fewer suicidal thoughts after a year of gender-affirming care with hormones or puberty blockers, according to new research. "Given the high rates of adverse mental health comorbidities, these data provide critical evidence that expansion of gender-affirming care can save lives," said David J. Inwards-Breland, MD, MPH, chief ...

No Connection Between Allergic Diseases and Mental Disorders
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960757

Oct 13th, 2021 - A new study published in Clinical and Experimental Allergy found that there is scant evidence that allergic diseases cause mental disorders or vice versa. That conclusion may settle a long-simmering question arising from high rates of comorbidity between the two sets of conditions. Dr Ashley Budu-Aggrey The study was motivated by "the great as well as increasing burden of disease posed by both ...

Higher Risk of Chronic Disease in Trans vs Cisgender Individuals
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960762

Oct 13th, 2021 - A new study that looked at a large database of privately insured Americans has found that transgender individuals have a higher risk of chronic disease than their cisgender counterparts. Transgender people had higher rates of cardiovascular, neurologic, and endocrine conditions, mental health and substance use disorders, chronic pulmonary disease, anemia, liver disease, renal failure, rheumatoi...

Anxiety, Depression Track With Prevalence of COVID Cases
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960817

Oct 13th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Anxiety and depression symptoms increased in adults last winter as COVID-19 surged in the United States but declined in the spring as COVID activity approached its nadir, according to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The relative increases and decreases in freque...

Protecting New Moms From Mental Health Crises
https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/generalobgyn/94986

Oct 12th, 2021 - After becoming pregnant 11 years ago, researcher Kara Zivin, PhD, had a near-fatal struggle with mental illness. "I stared down my delivery date ... as if looking straight into the barrel of a gun," she said. Zivin, a professor of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, shared her story during an online briefing hosted last week by Hea...

Staff Education Cuts Psychotropic Drug Use in Long-term Care
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960711

Oct 12th, 2021 - A simple caregiver education intervention reduced the use of psychotropic medications and associated drugs costs in long-term care facilities for the elderly in a new study. The effect of the intervention was transient, possibly because of high staff turnover, according to the investigators in the new randomized, controlled trial. The findings were presented by Ulla Aalto, MD, PhD, during a ses...

'Impressive' Results for Novel Antidepressant, So Why the FDA Delay?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960747

Oct 12th, 2021 - A novel antidepressant (AXS-05, Axsome Therapeutics) appears to have a rapid and durable effect in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), results of an open label, phase 3 trial, show. Yet, its new drug application (NDA) remains in limbo with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for reasons that are unclear. In the study, which included 876 patients with MDD, results showed the dru...

Lower Thyroid Hormone Levels a Red Flag for Elevated Suicide Risk?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960731

Oct 12th, 2021 - Patients with comorbid anxiety and mood disorders who have reduced, albeit "normal," serum levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) may be at increased risk for suicidal ideation, new research suggests. In a cross-sectional study, clinical data on diagnosis, medication use, and symptom scores were gathered, along with assessments of blood levels of thyroid axis hormones, in patients with bot...

"I Don't See My Patients' Race": The Myth of the Color-Blind Psychiatrist
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958374

Oct 11th, 2021 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Stephen M. Strakowski, MD: I'm Dr Stephen Strakowski, vice dean of research and associate vice president of regional mental health at the University of Texas at Austin's Dell Medical School. I'm pleased to come to you today with a conversation that is actually a continuation of one we had around a year ago on the topic of systemic racism. As I was du...

Dr. Phil Provides Actionable Steps to Help Maximize Mental Health
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960639

Oct 11th, 2021 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. JOHN WHYTE: Welcome, everyone. I'm Dr. John Whyte, the chief medical officer at WebMD. COVID has changed so many aspects of our lives. It's changed the way we work, the way we live, the way we view our life. Many people are taking stock of what's important to them, how their job fits in to their life, how thei...

Depression Rates up Threefold Since Start of COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960652

Oct 11th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the share of the U.S. adult population reporting symptoms of elevated depression had more than tripled from prepandemic levels and worsened significantly since restrictions went into effect, a study of more than 1,000 adults surveyed at the start of the pandemi...

Just How Many New Depression, Anxiety Cases Popped Up in 2020?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/depression/94939

Oct 8th, 2021 - Depressive and anxiety disorders increased substantially around the world since the start of the pandemic, hitting some groups harder than others, according to a new systematic review and meta-analyses. Two proxy measures for the impact of COVID-19 -- daily infection rates and reductions in human mobility -- were both significantly associated with surges in major depressive disorder (regression...

Shout It From the Rooftops: Undetectable = Untransmittable!
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960303

Oct 8th, 2021 - U=U, tell everybody! They are walking at night, Dontae is wearing a black leather jacket and Troy a brown one. Their path in the park is well lit, surrounded by trees. They are about to kiss, but Dontae stops him, Troy asks, "What's the matter?" Dontae responds, "There is something we should talk about." The mood becomes tense. Dontae seems nervous, eyes tearful, "I am undetectable…HIV positive...

Experts Call for Public Health Approach to Gambling
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960480

Oct 8th, 2021 - Experts are calling for a public health approach to the prevention and treatment of harmful gambling following the publication of a report by Public Health England (PHE) which estimates that 0.5% of the English population meet the threshold for problem gambling and a further 3.8% are at-risk gamblers. The Gambling-related harms evidence review reports that people with gambling disorder have an ...