Only 20% of the patients who died by suicide had a palliative care encounter, compared with 57% among lung cancer patients whose cause of death was not suicide.
Compared with the reference group, lithium-exposed pregnancies had an increased risk for neonatal readmission (27.5 vs 14.3%; pooled adjusted odds ratio, 1.62).
In this cross-sectional study, the use of medications with depression as an adverse effect was associated with a higher prevalence of depression while a similar association was not observed for medications without depression as a possible side effect.
For decades the AMA has demonstrated leadership on this issue, recommending common-sense gun safety precautions, waiting periods and background checks for those wishing to purchase a gun, and increased mental health service funding.
The researchers found that from baseline to week 12, the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry percentage total body fat increased by 1.18, 4.12, and 1.66% for risperidone, olanzapine, and aripiprazole, respectively, and was significantly greater for olanzapine than risperidone or aripiprazole.
The APA is highlighting the need for more funding for evidence-based treatment and its dissemination, including crisis services, as well as more research focused on risk assessment, evidence-based prevention programs, and treatment to reduce the incidence of suicide.
The researchers found that job strain was associated with an almost 50% increased risk of atrial fibrillation (hazard ratio [HR], 1.48; 95% confidence interval, 1.00 to 2.18) after adjustment for age, sex, and education.
The number of medications used with depression as a possible adverse effect correlated with increased prevalence of concurrent depression, in analyses excluding antidepressant users.
Using data from the National Vital Statistics System, the CDC researchers examined trends in age-adjusted suicide rates in individuals 10 years of age and older, by state and sex, across 6 consecutive 3-year periods (1999-2016).
This relationship was bidirectional, with men who reported worse distress also subsequently reporting worse urinary, bowel, and sexual functions.
One recent survey found that 42% of US physicians are burned out, with rates of 38% among men and 48% among women. The authors here suggest that clinicians are encouraged to care for human beings, not merely to manage health information.
The researchers found that the rate of mental health-related physician office visits to psychiatrists was higher than the rate to primary care physicians overall among adults aged 18 years and older (693 versus 397 per 10,000 adults) and for all age groups except those aged 65 years and older.
When the analysis was limited to studies that examined bDMARDs vs no-treatment placebo controls, bDMARDs had a substantial benefit on physical health, measured by the Physical Component Summary, compared with mental health.
Comparing women who had an abortion with women who did not have an abortion, the fully-adjusted incidence rate ratios (IRRs) were not statistically significantly different in the year before the abortion and the year after the abortion.
The researchers found that there was a 33% decrease in the total death rate for persons aged 10 to 19 years between 1999 and 2013 (from 44.4 to 29.6 per 100,000 population), followed by a 12% increase (to 33.1 per 100,000 population) between 2013 and 2016.
To update a previous review, researchers searched various databases from May 2012 to September 2017 to identify studies comparing the safety and efficacy of various PTSD interventions.
During 1,836,452 person-years of follow-up, the incidence of new episodes of ≥5% weight gain was 8.1 and 11.2 per 100 person-years in participants not prescribed and prescribed antidepressants, respectively (adjusted rate ratio, 1.21).
For this study, researchers identified 23 randomized controlled trials that included a total of 2806 adults with a primary diagnosis of insomnia to examine the relationship between antidepressant use and insomnia treatment.
The percentage of patients seen at children's hospital for suicidal ideation (SI) and suicide attempts (SA) more than doubled between 2008 and 2015.
"Circadian disruption is reliably associated with various adverse mental health and well-being outcomes, including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder," the authors write.
ECT was projected to reduce time with uncontrolled depression from 50 to 33 to 37% of life-years over 4 years; greater improvements were seen when ECT was offered earlier.
"The high rates for adolescents and millennials could have a substantial health impact for decades to come," Trent Haywood, MD, JD, the senior vice president and chief medical officer for the BCBS Association, said in a statement.
Methylphenidate demonstrated an improvement in apathy vs placebo when measured by the apathy evaluation scale, in addition, methylphenidate showed possible improvement in cognition.
The researchers found that survivors of lymphoma and CLL contacted their general practitioner and medical specialist more often within the last year vs the control population.
With adjustment for sociodemographic, behavioral, and vascular risk factor variables, greater depressive symptoms were also associated with smaller cerebral parenchymal fraction (P=.02) and increased odds of subclinical brain infarcts (odds ratio, 1.55; P=.05).