Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

 
 
News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter    
 

 Headlines:

 

Category: Psychiatry | Monthly Briefing

Back to Journal Articles

November 2008 Briefing - Psychiatry

Last Updated: December 01, 2008.

 

Share |

Comments: (0)

Tell-a-Friend

 

  Related
 

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Psychiatry for November 2008. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Drugs Most in Need of Research for Off-Label Uses Identified

THURSDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A list of 14 U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications most in need of research to determine their safety and efficacy in off-label use is published in the December issue of the journal Pharmacotherapy.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Religion Linked to Reduced All-Cause Mortality Risk

THURSDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Religion was associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality, but not coronary heart disease-related morbidity and mortality, according to a study published Nov. 17 in Psychology & Health.

Abstract
Full Text

High School Students Have Mostly Positive Self-Views

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Since 1975, positive self-views have increased among high school students but there have been small declines in their general ratings of self-competence, according to the results of a study scheduled to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Services.

Full Text

Hypocretins May Contribute to Nicotine Addiction

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Hypocretins of the insular cortex may play a key role in the neurobiological mechanism underlying nicotine addiction, according to research published online Nov. 24 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Follow-Up Helps Lock in Weight-Loss Program Gains

TUESDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Women in rural areas are less likely to regain weight after a weight-loss program if they continue to receive counseling and support for up to a year, researchers report in the Nov. 24 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Gene Variation Linked with Alcoholic Drinking Intensity

MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- An inherent genetic variation associated with serotonin may hold a clue to an individual's alcoholic drinking intensity, according to a report released online Nov. 20 in advance of publication in the January issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Suicide Risk Increases After a Suicide Attempt

THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with schizophrenia or bipolar and unipolar disorder have a strong second chance of "successful" suicide attempt, according to research published Nov. 18 in BMJ Online First.

Abstract - Tidemalm
Full Text
Abstract - Gunnell
Full Text
Editorial

Report Details Gulf War Illness Findings, Recommendations

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of the 697,000 U.S. veterans of the 1991 Gulf War suffer from Gulf War illness as a direct result of neurotoxic exposure, according to a 450-page report released Nov. 17, Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans: Scientific Findings and Recommendations.

More Information

Breast Cancer Survival Improves with Psychological Support

TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients have a better chance of survival if they are given psychological support in the form of group sessions with a psychologist, according to a report published online Nov. 17 in Cancer.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Equal Efficacy with Second-Generation Antidepressants

TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- In the treatment of major depressive disorders, physicians may no longer face the Hobson's choice -- any second-generation antidepressant is good enough in terms of efficacy or effectiveness, although there may be a difference in side effects or onset of action, according to an article published in the Nov. 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text

Psychological Therapy Can Improve Diabetic Care

TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of motivational enhancement and cognitive behavior therapy can cut hemoglobin A1c levels in half among poorly controlled diabetics, according to the results of a study published in the Nov. 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Model Predicts Depression at One-Year Follow-Up

MONDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A model based on a national sample of children predicts depressive outcomes at one-year follow-up and may allow primary care physicians and families to intervene with adolescents at greatest risk, according to a report in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text

Higher Alcohol Taxes Reduce Alcohol-Related Mortality

FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Two alcohol excise rate increases almost 20 years apart both had the effect of an immediate and sustained reduction in alcohol-related mortality, according to the results of a study released online Nov. 13 in advance of publication in the January issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Counseling Attenuates Burnout in Doctors

THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Short-term counseling may be an effective strategy to reduce emotional exhaustion in doctors, according to research published Nov. 11 in BMJ Online First.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Fatigue a Chronic Problem for Many Patients

THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A longitudinal relationship exists between fatigue severity, impaired functioning and psychological symptoms among patients presenting to a primary care physician with a chief complaint of fatigue, researchers report in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text

Brain Stimulation Helps Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulation of an area of the brain associated with motor, cognitive and emotional components of behavior can reduce the severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder but with a risk of serious adverse events, according to study findings published in the Nov. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Short Nighttime Sleep Duration May Raise Heart Disease Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with hypertension is higher for those who have less than 7.5 hours' sleep at night, researchers report in the Nov. 10 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Premiums Up, Coverage Down for Medicare Part D Plans

MONDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Premiums for stand-alone Medicare Part D plans are set to rise by an average of almost 25 percent in 2009 versus 2008, while almost all plans will have a coverage gap and the lowest ever proportion will qualify for automatic enrollment for low-income subsidy beneficiaries, according to research released online by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

More Information

Stillbirths, Neonatal Deaths Tied to Maternal Mental Illness

MONDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- There is an increased risk of stillbirth and neonatal death among babies born to women with mental illness, according to a report published online Nov. 10 in the Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal and Neonatal Edition.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Videotapes May Not Change Treatment of Back Pain

FRIDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Cognitive behavioral videotape as an adjunct to standard instructional therapy for acute low back pain makes no real difference in beliefs or behaviors, medical costs or functional outcomes, according to a report published in the November-December issue of The Spine Journal.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Alcohol-Related Harm Could Be Cut with Global Regulation

FRIDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol is the only strong psychoactive substance in common use that is not subject to international regulation, and failure to regulate it on a global basis undermines countries' efforts to manage alcohol-related harm, according to an editorial published Nov. 6 in BMJ Online First.

Editorial

England's Sure Start Programs Benefit Deprived Children

FRIDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- In England, young children and families benefit from living in areas served by Sure Start Local Programmes, which are interventions designed to promote health and development, and reduce inequalities in deprived communities, according to a report published in the Nov. 8 issue of The Lancet.

Abstract
Full Text

Early Injury May Point to Later Attention Disorder

FRIDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Children who require medical attention for a head or burn injury before the age of 2 years are more likely to be subsequently diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), though the injuries do not seem to be causal, according to research published Nov. 6 in BMJ Online First.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Gene Variant More Common in Seasonal Affective Disorder

THURSDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with seasonal affective disorder are 5.6 times more likely to have a variant of the melanopsin gene, a non-visual photopigment, according to study findings released online in advance of publication in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Smoking During Pregnancy Affects Newborn Behavior

THURSDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who are exposed to maternal smoking during pregnancy are more likely to have poor self-regulation and require greater external intervention, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Genetic Link to Specific Language Impairment Found

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A gene that has recently been implicated in autism is associated with the language disorder known as specific language impairment, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Extended Treatment Benefits Opioid-Addicted Youth

TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Continuing treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone improved outcomes in opioid-addicted youth compared to short-term detoxification, according to a report published in the Nov. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Community Program May Benefit Assault-Injured Youths

TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- In assault-injured youths, a community-based, mentor-implemented program may help reduce aggression, fighting and the risk of re-injury, according to a report published in the November issue of Pediatrics.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Access to Primary Care Key to US Health Care Reform

TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Increasing the number of primary care physicians, especially family physicians, is crucial to solving the U.S. health care crisis, according to an article published online Nov. 3 in The Lancet.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

London Minority Groups Face Higher Psychosis Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Minority groups were found to have higher risk of psychosis than white British individuals, according to research published in the November issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Depression, Hypervigilance When Expecting Pain Linked

MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with major depressive disorder may have increased emotional reactivity while anticipating a painful stimulus followed by a lowered ability to modulate their pain experience, according to research published in the November issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Stress Disorder After Cardiac Device Linked to Mortality

MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a sizeable influence on mortality in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, according to research published in the November issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Rain Points to Environmental Trigger for Autism

MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- There is a higher prevalence of children with autism in areas with higher annual precipitation rates versus areas with lower rates of rainfall, pointing to an environmental trigger for the condition, according to an article published in the November issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial

Violent Video Games a Risk Factor for Future Violence

MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to violent video games is a significant risk factor for later physical aggression, and the effect is seen in both American and Japanese youths, indicating that it is not affected by cultural differences or by the level of violence prevalent in either society, according to a report published in the November issue of Pediatrics.

Abstract
Full Text

Low-Cost Intervention Helps Elderly Stop Smoking

MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Among Medicare beneficiaries who want to quit smoking, a telephone quit-line in conjunction with low-cost pharmacotherapy is more effective than other interventions, according to study findings released online in advance of publication in an upcoming issue of Health Services Research.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Copyright © 2008 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.


Previous: November 2008 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health Next: November 2008 Briefing - Internal Medicine

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Useful Sites
MediLexicon
  Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us
Copyright © 2001-2014
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME | Conferences

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.