Psychiatry

Brain Scan Before Antidepressant Therapy May Predict Response | News Brief

Predicting patient responses to drugs could reduce the time it takes patients to begin feeling better and reduce health-care costs. A functional MRI brain scan may help

CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health | News Brief

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

Chronic Pain & Mental Health | News Brief

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | News Brief

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | News Brief

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

CME/CE: Bariatric Surgery & Mental Health | News Brief

Mental health conditions appear to be common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, particularly depression and binge eating disorder. These conditions may represent mental health comorbidities of obesity and warrant the same attention, both pre- and postoperatively, as more commonly discussed physical health comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension.

Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | News Brief

This video was presented on December 12, 2016 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

Bariatric Surgery & Mental Health | Feature

Mental health conditions appear to be common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, particularly depression and binge eating disorder. These conditions may represent mental health comorbidities of obesity and warrant the same attention, both pre- and postoperatively, as more commonly discussed physical health comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension.

Physician’s Weekly, LLC, Announces Partnership to Create First-Ever Facebook CME/CE | Feature

Basking Ridge, NJ; (November 13, 2016) – Physician’s Weekly announces the launch of the first-ever CME/CE Facebook Livecast on December 13 in collaboration with Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

Potentially Unsafe Med Scripts Up for Dual Users With Dementia | Feature

Rates of PUM are higher among veterans with dementia using VA-Medicare Part D system

Missing 1-2 hours of sleep same as driving over legal alcohol limit | Feature

Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according

Paper offers insight on targeting antidepressant-induced female sexual dysfunction | Feature

One in 6 women in the U.S. takes antidepressants to improve her well-being, but what is she to do when the medication that is meant to help

Attempted Suicide Rates, Risk Groups Mostly Unchanged | Feature

Men more often resort to violent means, while women turn to poisoning, drowning

After decades of research, science is no better able to predict suicidal behaviors | Feature

Experts’ ability to predict if someone will attempt to take his or her own life is no better than chance and has not significantly improved over the

Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin | Feature

Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal

Among antidementia drugs, memantine is associated with the highest risk of pneumonia | Feature

Among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia, new research shows. The use of rivastigmine patches is associated with an increased

Ultra-long acting pill releases daily doses of medicine for a month | Feature

Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators from Brigham

Pupil response to negative facial expressions predicts risk for depression relapse | Feature

Pupil dilation in reaction to negative emotional faces predicts risk for depression relapse, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Researchers at

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