Clinical Psychiatry News

Clinical Psychiatry News is a monthly medical and psychiatry tabloid published since 1973 by the International Medical News Group. Subjects for Clinical Psychiatry News include psychology and psychiatry. The executive editor is Denise Fulton, and Gina Henderson is a senior editor.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 10, October

36% of Soldiers Who Try Suicide Have No Psych Diagnosis
ABOUT ONE-THIRD of enlisted soldiers who attempt suicide do not have a history of mental illness, say the authors of a retrospective longitudinal study among U.S. Army personnel. However, health care use, exposure to violent crime, and first year...
Broader Outcomes Proposed for Opioid Use Disorder Approvals
Manufacturers developing the next generation of drugs to help combat opioid use disorder could have a broader set of outcome measures to target when bringing their products before the FDA for approval. Traditionally, the FDA has used a reduction...
Burden of Dementia Will Shift More to Minorities by 2060
FROM ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA THE PERCENTAGE of Americans with Alzheimer's and related dementias will double by 2060, with the greatest increase among Hispanic Americans, a study in Alzheimer's and Dementia shows. Prior to this study, no research...
Cannabinoids May Raise Pain Tolerance, Not Relieve Pain Itself
FROM JAMA PSYCHIATRY THE BELIEF THAT CANNABINOIDS address chronic pain by relieving it has been challenged by a meta-analysis that finds cannabinoids have effects on pain thresholds that may, instead, make pain more tolerable. The systematic...
Confirmed: Growth in Overdose Deaths Is Exponential
FROM SCIENCE OVERDOSE DEATH RATES for individual drugs show no particular patterns since the turn of the century, but the exponential growth of overall drug mortality actually started before the opioid epidemic, according to an analysis of almost...
Dismantling the Sports-Betting Ban: A Gamble
The Supreme Court decision to overturn the federal law that prohibited state-sanctioned college and professional sports betting is bad news for clinicians who treat patients with addictions. The high court has ruled 7-2 that the 1992 law, called...
Impact of Marijuana on Sleep Is Not Well Understood
EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM SLEEP 2018 BALTIMORE -- The national trend of legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational uses has accelerated, but physicians should be cautious about prescribing medical marijuana to treat sleep disorders, a sleep...
INPATIENT VS. OUTPATIENT: In Addiction Treatment, Which Is More Effective?
In the course of my general psychiatry practice, there are times when I am unable to manage a patient's substance use issues, and I have referred patients to a higher level of care--often to an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that meets for 3 hours...
Ketamine Infusions May Be Helpful in Some Pain Syndromes
EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM PAINWEEK 2018 LAS VEGAS -- Ketamine infusions are a reasonable option for patients with central sensitization pain syndromes, Jay Joshi, MD, said at the annual PAINWeek. This disparate group of disorders includes pain experienced...
Many Veterans Not Getting Medication-Assisted Treatment
REPORTING FROM CPDD 2018 SAN DIEGO -- Less than 30% of veterans on medication-assisted treatment for opioids had a diagnosis of opioid use disorder, and only 7% of veterans with an opioid use disorder initiated medication-assisted treatment. ...
Maternal Obesity Plus Diabetes Lead to Psychiatric Disorders in Offspring
FROM PEDIATRICS WOMEN WHO WERE obese and had diabetes before becoming pregnant were sixfold more likely to have children with psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders by age 11 years, compared with women with normal body mass indexes, based...
Maternal Use of Pot, Tobacco May Boost Birth Defect Risk
REPORTING FROM CPDD 2018 SAN DIEGO -- New research suggests that pregnant users of both cannabis and tobacco may put their unborn children at higher risk of birth defects and small head circumference than if they used either alone. Researchers...
Opioid Dependence Drug, New Warning on Kratom: Cassipa Receives Agency's Approval for Opioid Dependence
A new dosage strength of buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual film has been as approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Cassipa sublingual film, made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, is a 16-mg/4-mg dosage of buprenorphine and naloxone for the maintenance...
Physician Burnout May Jeopardize Patient Care
FROM JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE Physicians experiencing burnout are twice as likely to be associated with patient safety issues and deliver a lower quality of care from low professionalism and are three times as likely to be rated poorly among patients...
Quality Improvement Projects for Burnout Prevention Are Needed
BECAUSE OF A LACK OF FUNDING for research into burnout and the immediate need for change based on the effect it has on patient care seen in Panagioti et al., the question of how to address physician burnout should be answered with quality improvement...
Signs Point to Growing Abuse of Gabapentinoids in the U.S
REPORTING FROM PAINWEEK 2018 LAS VEGAS -- Up to 22% of opioid abusers also abuse gabapentin, taking high doses of the antiepileptic for its psychoactive effects, or to potentiate the effect of opioids. The drug--the 10th most commonly prescribed...
Slow-Wave Activity Disruption during Sleep May Be Tied to Depression
REPORTING FROM SLEEP 2018 BALTIMORE -- Disruption of slow-wave activity may explain the positive influence that sleep deprivation may have on major depressive disorder, according to results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the Associated...
Social Networks May Influence Youth Who Transition to Injection Drugs
REPORTING FROM CPDD 2018 SAN DIEGO -- Youth and young adults who have transitioned from prescription drug misuse to injection drug use tend to reside in dense social networks, results from a novel study suggest. "A lot of what we know about the...
Suicide Prevention in Pain Patients: Engagement Is Key
Fibromyalgia patients with no documented suicide attempt spent far more hours in face-to-face meetings with providers than did those who made a suicide attempt over a 20-year period at a single academic medical center. The results, based on a machine-learning...
Survey Details Trans Community's Mental Health Issues
FROM THE STD PREVENTION CONFERENCE 2018 WASHINGTON -- Respondents to the 2015 United States Transgender Survey (USTS) reported living with HIV at nearly five times the rate in the U.S. population. Reported HIV rates were even higher among transgender...
Task Force Advises Behavioral Interventions for Obese Adults
FROM JAMA The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force advises clinicians to refer or offer intensive behavioral weight-loss interventions to obese adults, according to an updated recommendation statement published in JAMA. Obesity affects more than...
The Benefits of Slowing Down
THIS PAST LABOR DAY weekend, I did something radical. I slowed down. Way down. My wife slowed down with me, which helped. We spent the weekend close to home walking, talking, reading, contemplating, planning, assessing, doing puzzles and crosswords,...
Transgender Equality: U.S. Physicians Must Lead the Way
Physicians have a duty to uphold to all kinds of people we serve, and transgender people are just that: people. According to the U.S. Transgender Survey of 2015, one-third of transgender individuals have experienced a negative reaction from a health...
TREATING ANOREXIA: Guidelines Use 'Step-by-Step' Approach
EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM PHM 2018 ATLANTA -- Everyone has to be on the same page when it comes to treating hospitalized young patients with anorexia nervosa, according to experts at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. Anorexia cases...
Trying to Predict and Reduce the Unpredictable
WHY DO PATIENTS NO-SHOW? The reasons are, obviously, widely variable among patients and circum stances. Some are more understandable than others, but all of them add up to an empty chair across the desk and loss of income for that time slot. ...
Witnessed Overdose, HCV Infection Tied to Greater Opioid Overdose Risk
FROM ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS WITH DRUG OVERDOSES being the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, knowing the predictors of opioid overdose may help target treatment and prevention efforts to deal with this growing problem, according...
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