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Alzheimer's Blood Test Predicts Who Might Benefit Most From Anti-Amyloid Drugs

โ€” Novel two-cutoff approach may reduce need for confirmatory PET scans

8 Hrs Ago
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Opinion
How Much Pain Is 'Enough' to Prescribe Opioids?

A compliance plan can help optimize clinical decision-making

Dec 05, 2023
Psych Nurses Sound the Alarm on Patient Violence at Pediatric Hospital

Seattle Children's PBMU staff "work in a persistent state of fear," says state nurses union

Dec 04, 2023
Suicide Rates Among Black Women Rose Over 2 Decades

Increases were greatest among younger Black women and girls

Dec 04, 2023
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Dec 02, 2023
Suicide Rates Among Black Women Rose Over 2 Decades

Increases were greatest among younger Black women and girls

Orphan Drug Costs; Digital Devices for Diabetes

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Psychiatry Case Studies

Unexplained Catatonia: What's Behind Woman's Sudden Symptoms?

Recent history of insomnia could be a clue

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Avoiding Clozapine-Related Risks in Refractory Schizophrenia

Key is to recognize and safely diagnose one possible deadly complication

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This Man's Increased Psychiatric Issues Masked an Undiagnosed Disease

The long delay to diagnosis and treatment caused frightening symptoms

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Opinion
To Report or Not to Report Suspicions of Medical Child Abuse?

What the 'Take Care of Maya' ruling could mean for abuse accusations

Dec 02, 2023
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Opinion
Intensive Caring: Reminding Patients They Matter

How to care for those who no longer care about themselves

Dec 02, 2023
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No Heightened Risk of Suicide, Psychiatric Conditions With Acne Drug

Meta-analysis suggests lower risk of suicide attempts years after starting isotretinoin

Nov 30, 2023
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Deep-Learning Model Shows Promise for ADHD Diagnosis in Teens

AI algorithm identified significant differences in nine brain white matter tracts

Nov 30, 2023
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Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

Nov 29, 2023
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Increased Mortality Risk for Young Adults on High Doses of Antipsychotics

But antipsychotic medication-related deaths are rare in children, study shows

Nov 29, 2023
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U.S. Suicides Hit Record High; FDA Reviews Schizophrenia Drug; Psychology of Misinfo

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

Nov 29, 2023
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Safer to Hold Off on Intubating Comatose, Intoxicated Patients, Trial Finds

French centers showed faster discharge, fewer adverse events

Nov 29, 2023
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Cognitive Scores Improve With Personal Coaching

Trial shows better outcomes for people at high dementia risk

Nov 27, 2023
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Evolving Overdose Crisis Shakes Previously Effective Treatments

Commonly administered doses of buprenorphine have proven less effective against fentanyl

Nov 25, 2023
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Longer Use of ADHD Meds May Boost Heart Risk

Observational data suggest particular risk for hypertension and arterial disease

Nov 22, 2023
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Alzheimer's Drug Trials Should Report Effect Sizes, Researchers Say

How effective are anti-amyloid treatments?

Nov 22, 2023
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Positive KarXT Blood Pressure Data; ADHD Manufacturing Cover-Up? 'Profound Autism'

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

Nov 22, 2023
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Opinion
Your SAD Patients May Not Understand Why They Feel Depressed

How to address seasonal affective disorder in clinical practice

Nov 21, 2023
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