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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Most Americans pleased with their provider

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gen Hosp Psychiatry
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Anxiety and opioid misuse go hand-in-hand

Clinicians should keep an eye on this patient population.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Meta-analysis ties psoriasis to suicide risk

Risk is higher in younger patients and those with more severe disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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PTSD: does cannabis help?

In states where medical marijuana is legal, more than a third of clinicians requesting it for patients list PTSD.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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Antidepressant weight gain tied to lifestyle, SSRIs

Patients beginning SSRIs could benefit from lifestyle interventions to reduce weight gain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol
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Link found between type 2 diabetes and second-generation antipsychotics in ages 6-24 y

A study based on claims data.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat
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Depression: what predicts treatment failure?

Patient cognition is readily tracked, and treating it may improve outcomes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Affect Disord
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Depression: alternatives for patients with bleeding risk may not be better

Evidence is insufficient to support mirtazapine or bupropion as alternatives to SSRIs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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For post-stroke depression, which medication is best?

About one third of stroke survivors experience depression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Psychiatry
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In aging bipolar patients, lithium looks superior to antipsychotics

Guidelines for older patients may need emphasize lithium over antipsychotics.

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Do abuse-deterrent opioids work?

Perhaps they should be renamed.

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Mental Health Vitals for August 2017
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Mental Health Vitals for August 2017

Guidelines for high psychosis risk in young people | Antidepressant dosing in pregnancy | Fish oil and pediatric depression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Affect Disord
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Maternal perinatal PTSD is linked to low birth weight, decreased breast-feeding

Identification of at-risk women may reduce perinatal complications.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Parkinsonism Relat Disord
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Parkinson's disease: poor adherence to antidepressants raises mortality risk

Nonadherence was tied to a 43% increase in mortality risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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Antipsychotics movement adverse effects may be worse with intellectual disability

The relationship has been suspected, but this study is the first to substantiate it.

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