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Don't Equate Mass Shootings With Mental Illness
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974716

May 27th, 2022 - Here we go, again, and again, and again. There just aren't enough tears, and before the bodies of 19 small children are identified, the political noise starts up. Mass shootings are a part of the American landscape, but when they happen at schools, we all feel a distinct sense of violation and gaping grief. Those children are so innocent, so deserving of a right to live their lives, hold their ...

A Latinx Patient in Severe Pain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974437

May 26th, 2022 - To focus on issues of pain management in primary care, this month I'm presenting a clinical scenario involving a woman with acute pain. I'll tell you what I plan to do, but I'm most interested in crowdsourcing a response from all of you to collectively determine best practice. So please answer the polling question and contribute your thoughts in the comments, whether you agree or disagree. The ...

Antipsychotic Safe, Effective for Resistant Depression in Phase 3 Trial
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974652

May 26th, 2022 - Cariprazine (Vraylar) is a safe and effective adjunctive treatment for adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) who have an inadequate response to antidepressant monotherapy, new results from a phase 3 study show. Already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with schizophrenia and manic, mixed, or depressive episodes of bipolar I disorder, cariprazine is unde...

Faster Response to IV vs Intranasal Ketamine in Depression
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974687

May 26th, 2022 - NEW ORLEANS – New research reveals that patients with treatment-resistant depression who were treated with repeated intravenous ketamine show no significant differences in achieving response or remission, compared with those receiving the intranasal formulation of the drug, esketamine – although fewer treatments appear necessary with the intravenous formulation. Dr Balwinder Singh "This is one ...

Are Docs Getting Fed Up With Hearing About Burnout?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974638

May 26th, 2022 - There is a feeling of exhaustion, being unable to shake a lingering cold, suffering from frequent headaches and gastrointestinal disturbances, sleeplessness and shortness of breath… That was how burnout was described by clinical psychologist Herbert Freudenberger, PhD, who first used the phrase in a paper back in 1974, after observing the emotional depletion and accompanying psychosomatic sympt...

PAs Face Same Mental Health Issues as Medical Colleagues: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974575

May 25th, 2022 - INDIANAPOLIS — Much of what we know about depression, anxiety, and suicide among healthcare professionals comes from investigations into the mental health of physicians and medical students. Now, new research is shedding light on how common these mental health conditions are among physician assistants (PAs) and PA students, Talia Sierra, PA-C, DMSc, told attendees in a session at the American A...

Lithium May Lower Osteoporosis Risk in Bipolar Disorder
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974632

May 25th, 2022 - NEW ORLEANS — People with bipolar disorder – particularly men – show a significantly increased risk of osteoporosis, compared with the general population, but treatment with lithium appears to offer a significant protective effect against the bone disease, according to results from the largest study of its kind. Dr Soren Ostergaard "Our findings emphasize that bone health should be a priority i...

This Nurse Wants Change, Not a Pizza Party, for Nurses Month
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974389

May 24th, 2022 - "Happy Nurses Month!" That's the inspirational opening line of so many of the emails that came through my inbox this month. Reminders to "grab my discount!" and "attend the pizza party!" are plastered all over my computer. But a blog from one of my favorite nursing newsletters, Florence Health: The Daily Huddle, changed the mood. The opening letter from the CEO addressed the suicide of a nurse ...

Disasters Abroad a Major Trigger for Mental Illness in Expats
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974507

May 24th, 2022 - The 2020 explosion that rocked Beirut, killing more than 200, injuring more than 7000 and causing millions of dollars in damage had a significant impact on the mental health of Lebanese expatriates, leaving many grappling with anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), results of a new survey show. The findings highlight the importance of considering the well-being of expatr...

APA Targets Structural Racism, Offers Solutions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974534

May 24th, 2022 - The negative consequences of structural racism on mental health, and opportunities for change, are the focus of a special theme issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP), released to coincide with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting. The hope is this special issue will "motivate clinicians, educators, and researchers to take actions that will make a difference," AJ...

$7000 for ‘Flowers’: KY Doc Accused in Murder Plot Against Ex
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974574

May 24th, 2022 - A Kentucky pediatrician accused of hiring a hit man to kill her ex-husband — and type a fake suicide text on his cell phone to disguise the plot — initially hatched the scheme 4 years ago during a custody dispute, according to court documents. Dr Stephanie Russell On May 19, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Stephanie Russell, MD, on a charge of using interstate commerce ...

Fewer Teens Giving Birth, but Cases Are More Complex
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974457

May 23rd, 2022 - Debra Katz, CNM, has noticed a shift in the number of teenagers coming to the teen obstetrics program at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. A decade ago, about 30 adolescents gave birth in a given month; now, that figure is closer to 20, said Katz, chief of the nurse midwifery service at the center. Katz's observations mirror a national trend: The rate of teen births is fallin...

How Can the US Improve Access to Eyeglasses?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974468

May 23rd, 2022 - Many Americans do not have access to a simple but life-changing device: eyeglasses. In a 2017 survey, nearly 1 in 10 Americans who reported needing glasses said they could not afford them. More than 2 million children in the United States also do not have the glasses they need, according to an estimate from the nonprofit Vision To Learn. Expanding eye care coverage for adults and vision assessm...

Hearing, Vision Loss Combo a Colossal Risk for Cognitive Decline
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974431

May 23rd, 2022 - The combination of hearing loss and vision loss is linked to an eightfold increased risk of cognitive impairment, new research shows. Investigators analyzed data on more than 5 million US seniors. Adjusted results show that participants with hearing impairment alone had more than twice the odds of also having cognitive impairment, while those with vision impairment alone had more than triple th...

New Insight Into How Brain Stimulation Eases Major Depression
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974342

May 20th, 2022 - For the first time, researchers understand what happens to the brain when patients with treatment-resistant depression receive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), they showed that rTMS induces widespread alterations in functional connectivity in brain regions involved in emotion and motor control. "'How does rTMS work?' is one...

Many Americans Missing an Opportunity to Prevent Dementia
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974341

May 20th, 2022 - Nearly half of all US adults aged 45 and older have modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), including hypertension, low levels of physical activity, and obesity, new research shows. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that among nearly 162,000 adults aged 45 and older who were surveyed in 2019 as part of the Behavioral Ris...

The Latest in Movement Disorder Research
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/972408

May 19th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Kathrin LaFaver, MD: Hello, and welcome to Medscape. Today we'll be discussing highlights in movement disorders from the recent American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting. I have the great pleasure of talking today to Dr Indu Subramanian, who attended the annual meeting. Indu, it's a pleasure to talk to you. Let's jump right in. Last year, AA...

The Stigma Associated With Mental Illness and Antidepressants
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974077

May 19th, 2022 - The good, the bad, and the ugly. It's easy to talk about the good, but when it comes to having real conversations about mental health, it's sometimes an uphill battle.  We see so much about mental well-being, services, and hotlines available for those in need. In fact, it's almost expected for schools and workplaces to promote the support they have in place to promote positive mental health. Ho...

Better Ways to Sustain Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963276

May 18th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Silvio Inzucchi, MD: Welcome to Medscape InDiscussion. I'm Dr Silvio Inzucchi, and today we're talking about obesity and type 2 diabetes. It's a long-standing concern, but one with a great deal of potential for success on the horizon, which we'll talk about very shortly. First, let me introduce my guest, who is an obesity expert and a colleague of mi...

Does Suicide Risk Show Up in the Blood?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974225

May 18th, 2022 - Newly identified serum biomarkers have the potential to flag patients, via blood testing, with major depressive disorder (MDD) at high risk of suicide. Investigators found patients with MDD who died by suicide had a gene expression signature in blood distinct from patients with MDD who died by other means. The signature included genes involved in stress response changes, including polyamine met...