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KaPow: Using Medical Comics as a Tool for Patient Education

Medical comic books may be an acceptable form of patient education material, but clinicians should assess and honor patient preferences before providing these materials.

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Reducing Off-Label Quetiapine Prescribing the Old-Fashioned Way: Snail Mail

Despite the associated risk for death and cognitive decline, “off-label” prescribing of antipsychotics in patients with dementia has increased.

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Cortisol Levels May Contribute to Global Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults With Depression

These data indicate that cortisol levels may contribute to the cognitive decline observed in elderly adults with late-life depression.

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Brain Volume Changes Predict Functioning in Bipolar Disorder

Investigators examine whether volumetric changes on MRI can predict daily-life function in patients with bipolar disorder.

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Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Combined With SSRIs Possibly Effective for Treatment-Resistant Depression

These results suggest that deep transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be effective in assisting patients with treatment-resistant depression.

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Examining the Effect of Chronic Opioid Use on 2016 Presidential Voting Patterns

Chronic use of prescription opioids was correlated with support for the Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

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Higher Risk for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Psychiatry Interns

Study investigators suggest that interns in psychiatry are the most vulnerable population among medical interns and should be targeted for prevention interventions.

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Factors of Inclusivity Promote Workforce Wellness and Engagement

An inclusive organizational culture, or the lack thereof, affects employee job performance, emotional well-being, and workforce engagement.

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Clinical Characteristics Associated With Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Adolescents

Early interventions targeting comorbid disorders associated with substance use disorders may improve the illness course of bipolar disorder.

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Factors Associated With Transfer to Specialized Mental Health Care in Anxiety, Depression

Demographic characteristics predictive of transfer to specialized services included younger age and higher education level.

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Keith Ablow, MD Identifies New Syndrome in Killers

Forensic Psychiatrist Keith Ablow, MD Identifies New Syndrome in Killers

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Associated With Autism in Mothers and Children

The strong association between PCOS and autism raises the question of whether early treatments or surveillance might be considered for one condition given the presence of the other.

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Hyperprolactinemia and Insulin Resistance Associated With First-Episode Psychosis

There was a significantly higher level of prolactin found in the first episode psychosis group than in the clinical high risk group, suggesting a condition of hyperprolactinemia.

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The Opioid Crisis: District by District

Southern states have the 10 highest opioid prescribing rates in the country, while California, New York, and Virginia are among the bottom 10.

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Opioid Administration, Prescribing in the ED on the Decline in Recent Years

After a rise in the frequency of opioids prescribed in emergency departments from 2005 to 2011, a decline was observed from 2012 to 2015, particularly in the 18- to 64-year age group.

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Set of Personality Traits May Predict Prescription Drug Use, Misuse in Young Adults

Personality traits such as anxiety sensitivity, hopelessness, sensation seeking, and impulsivity may be predictors of use and misuse of prescription drugs in young adults.

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Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression Differ Depending on Gender, Race, Ethnicity

There is sufficient evidence to suggest that physiology and culture underlie some of the variation in how depression and anxiety symptoms can manifest.