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The Importance of Cerebral Blood Flow in Late-Life Depression

Investigators used neuroimaging to examine relationships between late-life depression, cerebral blood flow, and white matter hyperintensities.

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PTSD, Depressive Symptoms Mediate Relationship Between Insomnia and Risk for Suicidal Behavior

Symptoms of depression and PTSD may be increased in veterans with insomnia, which may be associated with an increased risk for suicidal behavior.

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Valacyclovir Fails to Treat Herpes Simplex Virus-Type 1 in Schizophrenia

Valacyclovir was not efficacious in the study, perhaps because HSV-1 was in the dormant, nonactivated state and therefore non-responsive to valacyclovir effects.

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FDA to Review Treatment for Jet Lag Disorder

In the Phase 3 JET8 study (N=318), patients underwent a circadian challenge of 8 hours in advance to their usual bedtime.

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Knit One, Purl One: The Health Benefits of Knitting

Knitting is both process- and product-oriented, encompassing repetitive tasks that can exercise physical and cognitive skills

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Telemedicine Shows Promise to Improve Geriatric Psychiatric Care

Telepsychiatry services for elderly patients may increase access to geriatric specialists, reduce travel time for both providers and patients, and reduce healthcare costs.

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THINC-Integrated Tool Measures Cognition in Depression Disorder Screenings

The use of a recently developed computerized screening tool, THINC-it, provides both objective and subjective measures of cognitive function in adults with major depressive disorder.

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Painting Ketamine in a Bad Light

Studies of the use of ketamine for depression revealed that the agent induces a rapid reduction in depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation in most patients.

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Long-Term Lithium Use: More Evidence Needed to Associate With Cancer Risk

The European Medicine Agency has reported that there may be an association between long-term lithium use and reports of both renal tumors and thyroid cancer.

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Sleep Deprivation Not Schizotypy Validated as Model System of Psychosis

Researchers aimed to validate sleep deprivation and schizotypy as putative models of psychosis by replicating their effects on cognitive performance.

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Wikipedia in Medical Education: An Educator’s Guide to Crowdsourcing

With the proliferation of online medical information, educators and students alike struggle to discern the legitimacy of “e-health” sources.

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Follow-Up Care After First Emergency Department Visit for Youth With Psychotic Disorders

Adolescents and young adults who visit emergency departments for psychotic disorder for the first time often do not receive timely follow-up care.

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Overcoming the Barriers to Including Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

Pregnant women are considered a “vulnerable” population in the eyes of clinical researchers.

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Evzio Authorized Generic Soon to Be Available

An authorized generic version of Evzio is expected to be available next year at a price of $178 per carton.

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Sleep Problems Influence Peer Victimization Outcomes in Older Adolescent Girls

Study demonstrated that the effects of peer victimization on depressive symptoms in adolescent girls were in part due to sleep problems.

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AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.

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Prescription Digital Therapeutic Approved for Opioid Use Disorder

Sandoz and Pear Therapeutics announced that the FDA has granted clearance for reSET-O, the first prescription digital therapeutic for patients with opioid use disorder.

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