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Adult Smoking and Depression Are Contributing Factors to ADHD in Children and Adolescents

The authors argue that, given the findings of this study, the awareness of the detrimental effects of both smoking and depression upon children should be raised among parents.

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Assessing the Environmental Impact of the Healthcare Industry

Health care is a leading producer of environmental pollutants, but there’s reason to be hopeful this will change.

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2017 Financial Preparedness Report Highlights Top Concerns From Resident Physicians

An annual survey of resident physicians conducted by AMA Insurance found that the top financial concern of current residents is paying off medical school loans.

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Identifying Trajectory Classes of Postpartum Depressive Symptoms

The high-risk class was associated with risk factors such as complications after birth, elevated depressive symptoms during pregnancy, and previous mental illness.

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Cochrane Data Release and the Case for “Open Science”

Cochrane’s current policies allow only specific individuals with full library access to view and reuse data reports in their entirety.

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Guidelines for Managing Perimenopausal Depression Now Available

The first-ever guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of perimenopausal depression have been published.

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Early Intervention in Schizophrenia: The RAISE Program

The focus of mental health policy and treatment for individuals with schizophrenia in the United States has shifted in recent years from stabilization of those with chronic disease to intervention in the early stages of the illness.

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Predominant Polarity Might Predict Bipolar Disorder Outcomes

Manic predominant polarity was associated with variables indicative of worse outcomes, including number of hospitalizations and suicide attempts.

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Esketamine Nasal Spray NDA Submitted to FDA for Treatment-Resistant Depression

The NDA includes five Phase 3 studies in patients with treatment-resistant depression: 3 short-term studies, 1 withdrawal maintenance of effect study, and 1 long-term safety study.

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FDA Rejects ADHD Drug NDA Citing Need for More Data

The FDA stated that the dasotraline NDA cannot be approved in its current form and is requiring additional data to further assess the efficacy and tolerability of the drug.

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Medical Schools Phase Out Lectures as Education Shifts Outside the Classroom

Medical students are choosing to forego lectures to use the time studying for the Step 1 exam instead.

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New White House Rule Could Create Serious Health Concerns for Immigrants

The latest proposed change to immigration policy from the White House may have serious effects on health care.

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Child Maltreatment Associated With Poor Psychological Health Outcomes in Adulthood

These findings suggest that child maltreatment affects physical health in adulthood.

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Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Advance Care Planning Can Cause Psychological Distress

Advance care planning and appointing a healthcare proxy can be detrimental to the mental health of African American patients at the end of their lives.

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Neutrophil Count Associated With Gray Matter and Cerebrospinal Fluid Volume in Psychosis

Investigators sought to determine whether blood cell count was associated with brain volume and clinical symptomatology.

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Social and Cognitive Functioning Related in Older Individuals With Bipolar Disorder

Investigators observed significant positive associations between global cognitive and global social functioning.

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Promising for Major Depressive Disorder

With better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of transcranial direct current stimulation, clinicians will be better equipped to identify the optimal management of their patients with major depressive disorder.

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