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Psychiatry

Recent Increase Seen in Pediatric Benzonatate Exposure

Nov 15, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatric benzonatate prescription utilization has increased recently, as have cases involving intentional benzonatate exposure, according to a study publish...

American Medical Association Pushes for Permanent Use of Standard Time

Nov 15, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- While the U.S. Senate voted this year to establish a permanent daylight saving time, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates is instead rec...

Challenges ID'd for Homeless People With Schizoaffective Disorder

Nov 15, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The difficulties in defining schizoaffective disorder, as well as complications associated with managing homeless patients, result in considerable challenges...

Colorado Says Yes to Medical Use of 'Magic Mushrooms'

Nov 15, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Colorado voters have voted narrowly to approve the medical use of "magic mushrooms" in Colorado."I'm in awe of what we were able to accomplish," said Veronica...

Almost Three in 10 U.S. Adults Report Trouble Sleeping

Nov 15, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. adults show variability in sleep habits between workdays and free days, according to a study published online Nov. 8 in JAMA Network Open.Hongkun Di, M.D...

Children with migraines have elevated risk of anxiety and depressive symptoms and disorders

Nov 14, 2022

 1. In a systematic review and meta-analysis, children and adolescents with migraine are at higher risk of anxiety and depression symptoms and disorders compared with patients without migraines. 2....

California Voters Ban Flavored Tobacco, and a Cigarette Maker Is Suing

Nov 14, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Only one day after California voters approved allowing a state law banning flavored tobacco products to take effect, a tobacco giant has sued to prevent it.R....

Differences amongst eating disorder diagnoses should be considered in effective management

Nov 11, 2022

1. Amongst adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), interventions involving family-based therapy outperformed active control groups. 2. In binge-eating disorder (BED), psychoth...

Sports betting may be associated with elevated levels of problem gambling

Nov 11, 2022

1. In this study, sports bettors in general tended to have high levels of problem gambling, and sports-betting involvement was frequently associated with greater problem-gambling severity. 2. Research...

Multiple psychotherapy interventions effective in borderline personality disorder

Nov 11, 2022

1. In this study, statistically significant effects were observed for dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mentalization based treatment (MBT). 2. When added as adjunctive treatments, DBT skills and...

Unintended pregnancy significantly associated with adverse maternal and infant health outcomes compared to intended pregnancy

Nov 11, 2022

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, among 524 522 participants, when compared with intended pregnancy, unintended pregnancy was associated with higher odds of maternal depression during pr...

Family history of psychiatric disorder increases risk of developing postpartum depression

Nov 11, 2022

1. In this study, mothers with a positive family history of psychiatric disorders had an increased risk of developing postpartum depression (PPD) compared to mothers without this history. 2. Furthermo...

In Utero Air Pollution Exposure Tied to Infant Neurodevelopmental Delays

Nov 10, 2022

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy is significantly associated with delays in neurodevelopment, according to a study published online Nov. 9 in Deve...

Antiepileptic Med Use Increasing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia

Nov 10, 2022

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Antiepileptic prescribing among nursing home residents with Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD) is increasing, according to a study published onl...

SNAP Use Linked to Slower Decline in Memory for Older Adults

Nov 10, 2022

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) use is associated with a slower decline in memory function, according to a study publishe...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Safe, Effective for Anxiety Disorders

Nov 10, 2022

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A standardized, evidence-based mindfulness intervention is noninferior to pharmacotherapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders, according to a study publi...

11.3 Percent of School Students Report Tobacco Product Use

Nov 10, 2022

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- About 11.3 percent of all middle and high school students reported currently using any tobacco product in 2022, with electronic cigarettes the most commonly...

Unexplained Outpatient Electrolyte Abnormality May Signal Eating Disorder

Nov 10, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder had a preceding outpatient electrolyte abnormality, according to a study published online N...

2000 to 2016 Saw Decline in Dementia in U.S. Older Adults

Nov 10, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of dementia declined among U.S. older adults, dropping nearly one-third from 2000 to 2016, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in th...

Caregiver Depression Linked to Child Asthma Outcomes

Nov 09, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Caregiver depression is associated with child asthma outcomes, and the relationship appears to be partially mediated by child depressive symptom severity, acco...