Yoga, Mindfulness Aid Anxiety in Elementary School Children

April 16, 2018

Improvements in emotional, psychosocial quality of life seen with eight-week classroom intervention

SSRIs vs SNRIs: Efficacy Compared for Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

By March 19, 2018

The authors noted that treatment with SSRIs led to significantly greater improvement by the second week of treatment vs. SNRIs (P=0.0268); this benefit remained statistically significant through Week 12.

Off-Label Baclofen Use for Alcohol Use Disorders: Is it Effective?

By February 26, 2018

Data showed a significant effect on abstinence rates with the use of baclofen (odds ratio [OR] 2.67, 95% CI: 1.03, 6.93) but no other significant effects on treatment efficacy (heavy drinking days SMD -0.26, 95% CI: -0.68, 0.15) or mechanism of action (craving SMD: -0.13, 95% CI: -0.36, 0.09) were seen.

Has Benzodiazepine Use Declined in Those Over 65?

February 26, 2018

There were significant declines in prevalent use in the U.S. Incidence and prevalence also decreased with age.

Prazosin Ineffective for Alleviating PTSD-Related Nightmares, Says Study

February 08, 2018

For veterans with chronic PTSD, no significant difference in distressing dreams, sleep quality

Patient's Trypophobia Linked to Treatment With Gabapentin

By February 05, 2018

Trypophobia is a feeling of aversion or fear in response to visual images of arrays of small holes.

Are Psychiatric Drugs Being Overprescribed in Children and Adolescents?

By January 30, 2018

"Our results show that, at a population level, prescriptions of stimulants and antidepressant medications for children and adolescents do not appear to be prescribed at rates higher than the known rates for psychiatric conditions they are designed to treat," said the study's lead author, Dr. Ryan Sultan.

Written Exposure Therapy Found to Be Effective for PTSD

January 24, 2018

The 24-week assessment showed the largest difference between treatments. The WET group had significantly fewer dropouts than the CPT group (4 versus 25).

Is Pregabalin Effective for Benzodiazepine Discontinuation?

By January 11, 2018

For this study, researchers from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy investigated the available evidence for the use of pregabalin in benzodiazepine discontinuation.

Study Reveals Why Women Leave Medicine More Often Than Men

January 05, 2018

More women are entering medical school but still there are more male doctors.

TCA-Induced Delirium in a Young Patient: Why Drug Titration Is Important

By January 04, 2018

Predisposing factors may contribute to delirium in patients taking tricyclic antidepressants.

Paternal SSRI Use Before Conception Linked to Offspring ADHD

December 11, 2017

After adjustment for potential confounders, exposed children had a 26% increased risk of ADHD compared with unexposed children.

Recall: Syringes Labeled for Sedation Med Instead Contain Antiemetic

By November 06, 2017

Dose-dependent serious cardiac arrhythmias may be observed with higher dosages of ondansetron in those patients with certain pre-existing cardiac conditions.

Valbenazine Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Tourette Syndrome

By October 25, 2017

Valbenazine is already approved and marketed as Ingrezza in the US to treat adults with tardive dyskinesia

HBOT Linked to Significant Reduction in PTSD Symptoms

By October 20, 2017

Following completion of all treatments 12 (52%) of the 23 subjects who initially met PTSD Checklist-Military (PCL-M) for diagnosis no longer met the threshold criteria.

Anxiety Disorders and Maternal, Fetal Outcomes Investigated

September 14, 2017

The researchers observed no correlation for panic disorder or GAD with maternal or neonatal complications of interest, in adjusted models.

Pharmacotherapy, CBT Evaluated for Childhood Anxiety Disorders

September 05, 2017

CBT significantly improves primary anxiety symptoms compared with wait-listing/no treatment

Stress, Sleep, Obesity Connection Explored in New Study

September 05, 2017

Stress linked to impaired sleep, increased emotional rewarding of palatable foods, leading to obesity

FDA Greenlights MDMA Studies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

By August 31, 2017

"Our Phase 2 data was extremely promising with a large effect size, and we are ready to move forward quickly," said Amy Emerson, Executive Director of the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation.

Recall: Defective Droppers Packaged with Anti-Anxiety Drug

By August 15, 2017

The dosing droppers, supplied by a third party, were misprinted with the dose markings in reverse number, shifted dose markings or no dose markings.

Cannabis Efficacy Examined in Patients with Chronic Pain, PTSD

August 15, 2017

The researchers found low-strength evidence that cannabis alleviates neuropathic pain based on 27 chronic pain trials; insufficient evidence was found in other pain populations.

PANS/PANDAS Treatment Guidelines Released

By July 20, 2017

"Immunomodulatory therapy should be considered early, because NSAIDs or a short course of oral corticosteroids may be sufficient for symptom remission in recent-onset cases, whereas those with long-standing symptoms often require more intensive and prolonged immunotherapeutic interventions," the authors write.

Do Benzodiazepines Increase the Risk of All Cause Mortality?

By July 19, 2017

A total of 5,061 and 4,691 deaths occurred in the high dimensional propensity score matched benzodiazepine initiators compared to non-initiators, which equated to 9.3 vs. 9.4 events per 1,000 person years, respectively (HR 1.00, 95% CI, 0.96-1.04).

From Treatment to Training: 5 Uses of Virtual Reality in Healthcare

June 27, 2017

Virtual reality is much more than just a new form of entertainment, it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications.

C.O. Truxton Expands Recall of Drugs with Possible Label Mix-Ups

By May 09, 2017

The C.O. Truxton product is packaged in 100- or 1000-count bottles in the following strengths: 15mg, 30mg, 60mg, and 100mg.

Review: Evaluating Patients for Primary Exercise Addiction

April 27, 2017

Practitioners can evaluate a patient for exercise addiction by exploring a patient's motivation for exercise, determining whether they cut back when injured, exploring the patient's emotional connection to exercise, and assessing whether exercise interferes with other aspects of life.

Intranasal Drug Delivery Increasingly Popular in the ER

April 24, 2017

Many benefits to nasal administration, including reduction in spread of infection

Mislabeled Phenobarbital Bottles Prompt Recall

By April 21, 2017

The mislabeled drug could lead to a potential overdose for patients or their pet(s), resulting in severe intoxication, cardiogenic shock, renal failure, coma or death.

Can Hypnosis Improve Post-Op Anxiety, Pain in Children?

April 19, 2017

Findings among pediatric patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery

Benzodiazepine Use Among Alzheimer's Patients May Up Pneumonia Risk

By April 10, 2017

Analysis found that the use of benzodiazepines was significantly associated with an increased risk of pneumonia (aHR 1.28, 95% CI: 1.07-1.54) but not for the similarly acting non-benzodiazepines (aHR 1.10, 95% CI: 0.84-1.44).