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Social Anxiety in Schizophrenia: An Overlooked Problem

Emerging evidence has begun to elucidate the prevalence and outcomes associated with social anxiety disorder in schizophrenia.

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Social Media and the Spread of Misinformation: Taking Back Public Health

Public health misinformation is often amplified within information silos and echo chambers.

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No Significant Differences in Epidermal Growth Factor, Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 in Elderly With MDD

Findings indicated that no significance of epidermal growth factor levels and fibroblast growth factor-2 levels were found in elderly patients with major depressive disorder.

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Eating Disorder Prevalence in Children Age 9 to 10 Shows No Sex-Based Differences

No significant sex differences were found in the prevalence of eating disorders in children age 9 to 10.

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Depression Risk and Self-Harm Increased in Adolescent Sexual Minorities

Investigators compared trajectories of depressive symptoms in sexual-minority adolescents and heterosexual adolescents from age 10 to 21.

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Physical, Sexual Abuse and Concurrent Opioid/Benzodiazepine Use in Chronic Pain

Patients with chronic pain and a history of physical and sexual abuse were found to be more likely to concurrently use benzodiazepine and opioids.

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Novel FAAH Inhibitor May Reduce Cannabis Withdrawal Symptoms in Men

The investigational fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor PF-04457845 may decrease cannabis withdrawal symptoms and dependence in men.

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Racial Disparities May Have Widened After Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Implementation

Racial disparities may be widening within safety-net hospitals for non-HRRP-targeted conditions.

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Trazodone: Not Safer Than Atypical Antipsychotics in Patients With Dementia

The use of trazodone in older patients with dementia was associated with similar levels of risk for falls and fractures as atypical antipsychotics.

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Use of Mental Health Care Increased from 19% to 23% Between 2004-2005 and 2014-2015

More than two-thirds of patients with serious psychological distress used outpatient mental health services in 2014 to 2015, an increase of 14.3% from 2004 to 2005.

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Suboptimal Serum Lithium Level Monitoring Observed in Older Adults

Only 24.1% of lithium users met the standards from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders to screen for lithium levels and renal function every 3 months in older adults.

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reSET-O Digital Therapeutic for Opioid Use Disorder Now Available

Sandoz and Pear Therapeutics announced the launch of reSET-O, a new digital therapeutic for patients aged ≥18 years with opioid use disorder (OUD) currently under clinician care.

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What Do Mozart and Marvin Gaye Have in Common? Improving Dementia Symptoms

Investigators examined the effects of a person-centered music listening intervention on mood, agitation, and social engagement in people living with dementia.

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Schizophrenia Add-Ons: Beware the Flawed Meta-Analyses Touting Improvements

Clinicians should be discerning when evaluating meta-analyses of schizophrenia add-on therapies such as statins and antidepressants.

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Self-Report Cognitive Questionnaires Predict Work Improvement in Depression

Researchers studied the relationship between self-reported cognitive complaints and work functioning in employed patients with major depressive disorder treated with desvenlafaxine.

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Depression Comorbidity Associated With Greater Healthcare Expenditures in Back Pain

Patients with spondylosis, intervertebral disk disorders, and other back issues and comorbid depression may have greater healthcare expenditures than those without the comorbidity.

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Electronic Referrals and Social Workers Improve Use of Mental Health Services for Adolescents

Both electronic referral and care management by social workers increase the effective use of mental health services for adolescents in the United States significantly.