Psychiatry

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence – The Lancet (free) AND Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus – The Guardian (free)

“Minimize watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed; seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones.”

 


A novel digital intervention for actively reducing severity of paediatric ADHD (STARS-ADHD): a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Digital Health (free)

Commentaries: Digital health interventions for children with ADHD – The Lancet Digital Health (free) AND Video game-like intervention shows promise in improving attention of children with ADHD – The Lancet (free)

 

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Cannabis use during pregnancy and postpartum – Canadian Family Physician (free)

Related: AAP Clinical Report: Implications of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (free report and commentaries)

“There is no known safe level of cannabis use during pregnancy or lactation”

 


Podcast: Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

11 Feb, 2020 | 02:13h | UTC

Efficacy and Safety of Lumateperone for Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Psychiatry (free)

Editorial: The Potential Role of Lumateperone—Something Borrowed? Something New? – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

 

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Podcast: Update in Sleep Medicine

27 Nov, 2019 | 08:08h | UTC

Intensivist Burnout: Running on Empty?

18 Nov, 2019 | 00:26h | UTC

Schizophrenia—An Overview

31 Oct, 2019 | 08:14h | UTC

Schizophrenia—An Overview – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

 


A comprehensive analysis of mortality-related health metrics associated with mental disorders: a nationwide, register-based cohort study – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Life expectancy mapped for people with mental disorders – The University of Queensland (free) AND Mentally ill die many years earlier than others – Aarhus University (free)

 

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Homepage: Drug Use – The Lancet (free articles, commentaries, and podcast – registration required)

 


Valproate for acute mania – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Valproate for acute mania  – Cochrane Library (free)

 

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Should antidepressants be used for major depressive disorder? – BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine (free)

Related Meta-analysis: Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 21 antidepressant drugs for the acute treatment of adults with major depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis – The Lancet (free)

Related Commentary: Do Antidepressants Work? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“Generally, all the previous reviews show that antidepressants seem to have statistically significant effects on depressive symptoms, but the size of the effect has questionable importance to most patients.”

 


Nicotine patches used in combination with e-cigarettes (with and without nicotine) for smoking cessation: a pragmatic, randomised trial – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Quick Take: Nicotine patches used in combination with e-cigarettes (with and without nicotine) for smoking cessation – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

Related: It’s safest to avoid e-cigarettes altogether – unless vaping is helping you quit smoking – The Conversation (free)

 

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Comparative efficacy and tolerability of 32 oral antipsychotics for the acute treatment of adults with multi-episode schizophrenia: a systematic review and network meta-analysis – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Study Distinguishes Schizophrenia Drug Effects Among Patients – MD Magazine (free) AND New Guidance on Antipsychotic Choice – Medscape (free registration required)

“These findings will aid clinicians in balancing risks versus benefits of those drugs available in their countries. They should consider the importance of each outcome, the patients’ medical problems, and preferences.”

 


The Lancet Psychiatry Commission: a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness – The Lancet Psychiatry (free registration required)

Executive Summary and Podcast: A blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness (free summary, audio and other resources)

Commentaries: Global commission into health inequities of mental illness gives blueprint for change – NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University (free) AND People with mental illness experience poorer physical health, and the gap may be getting worse, experts say – ABC News (free) AND Why people with mental illness may face poorer physical health and early death – CNN (free)

Related WHO Guideline: Management of Physical Health Conditions in Adults with Severe Mental Disorders (free)

 

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Korean Alcohol Guidelines for Moderate Drinking Based on Facial Flushing – Korean Journal of Family Medicine (free PDF)

“individuals with flushing reaction should maintain an alcohol consumption level half of that for non-flushers.”

 


Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis

12 Jul, 2019 | 07:57h | UTC