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Patients Will Be Asking: Would a light box help with bipolar depression?

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Do black women feel depression differently?

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Do that many people really regret gender confirmation surgery?

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Should we be combining drugs with therapy for our anxious child?

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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New in Psychiatry

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Depression: how good are recovery rates, really?

Clinical research has treated depression as a short-term disease with episode-based treatment.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Health Promot
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Walking and meditation ease anxiety

Even a short exercise period in combination with meditation may be beneficial.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Anesth. Analg.
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SSRIs, SNRIs appear safe for cardiac surgery

Interruption of either is not needed as preparation for cardiac surgery.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
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Age-related hearing loss may be modifiable risk factor for dementia

A meta-analysis of 36 studies among roughly 20,000 individuals.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Brain health in older adults: data raise concern about aggressive BP targets

A cohort study of participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.

  • Clinical Essentials from J. Hepatol
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Alcoholic hepatitis: DF is no longer the optimal prognostic tool

STOPAH data show that MELD, ABIC, and GAHS offer superior value.

Mental Health Vitals for December 2017
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Mental Health Vitals for December 2017

Attempted suicide rates trend upward | SAD may not be stand-alone | Vortioxetine a standout among new antidepressants.

Many patients with epilepsy meet criteria for major depressive disorder | AES
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Many patients with epilepsy meet criteria for major depressive disorder | AES

21% with poorly controlled temporal lobe epilepsy will have major anxiety disorder.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Anxiety Disord
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Youth anxiety: CBT effective in community settings

Efficacy in community settings had not been established.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Anxiety Disord
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Dropping antipsychotic polypharmacy looks safe, effective when 1 drug is clozapine or an injectable

In chronically ill patients switching to monotherapy, clozapine or an injectable antipsychotic may be best choice.

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FDA approves long-acting buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

The treatment may improve adherence.

  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Rep
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For poststroke depression, this treatment looks best

Noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors stand out among the options.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Hosp Palliat Care
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The most accurate screening for depression in cancer

No consensus exists on the best screen for detecting depression in cancer.