January 2019 Briefing – Psychiatry

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Psychiatry for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as […]

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Psychiatry for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Electronic cigarettes are more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Depressive Symptoms Higher During Internal Medicine Internship

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For internal medicine interns, depressive symptoms increase during internship, with poor faculty feedback and inpatient learning experience associated with increased depressive symptoms, according to a study recently published in Academic Medicine.

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Screen Time Linked to Poorer Child Developmental Performance

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Screen time is associated with poorer performance on developmental screening tests among young children, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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New Model Helps Predict Patients Likely to Develop PTSD

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new model can predict the likelihood that an individual will develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) nine to 15 months following a traumatic event, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in World Psychiatry.

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Financial Stress, Coronary Heart Disease Linked in African-Americans

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Financial stress may be associated with coronary heart disease among African-Americans, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Likelihood of Engaging in Choking Game Higher in Troubled Teens

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adolescents with higher levels of conduct disorder symptoms and greater rates of depressive symptoms have increased odds of reporting participation in the choking game, in which pressure is applied to the carotid artery to temporarily limit blood flow and oxygen, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in Pediatrics.

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Gender Gap Seen in Accessing Alcohol Treatment With Cirrhosis

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with alcohol-associated cirrhosis (AC) are less likely to receive alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment than men with the disease even though such treatment is associated with improved outcomes at one year, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

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