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January 2012 Briefing - Psychiatry

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Psychiatry for January 2012. 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.

Early Maternal Support Ups Hippocampal Volume in Children

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal support during the preschool years has a positive effect on healthy hippocampal development, which is key to memory and stress modulation, according to an article published online Jan. 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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A Child's Family Should Be Integral to Health Care Team

MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians should ensure that collaborative relationships with patients and families are incorporated into all aspects of their professional practice, according to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published online Jan. 30 in Pediatrics.

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Family Teamwork Gives Valued Boost to Senior Care

MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Family companions involved in physician visits with older adults usually offer task assistance in activities of daily living (ADLs) and can help build patient-provider partnerships to efficiently manage senior health, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Low Birth Weight May Be Risk Factor for Autism

THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Low birth weight may be among potential environmental risk factors for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study of same-sex twins published online Dec. 2 in Psychological Medicine.

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Long Working Hours Linked to Increased Risk of Depression

THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Working 11 or more hours a day is associated with a significant increase in the likelihood of a major depressive episode (MDE) among British civil servants, compared with working a seven to eight hour day, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in PLoS One.

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Neurologists Should Routinely Assess Patients for Abuse

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Neurologists should evaluate patients for abuse and neglect, according to a position statement issued by the American Academy of Neurology published online Jan. 25 in Neurology.

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Reduced Brain Activity Seen in Prereaders With Dyslexia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Prereading children with a family history of developmental dyslexia (DD) show reduced activity in the bilateral occipitotemporal and left temporoparietal brain regions during phonological processing exercises, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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More Adverse QOL Issues in Young Breast Cancer Patients

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women with breast cancer experience a decrease in their health-related quality of life (QOL), including increased psychological distress and fertility-related concerns, according to a review published Jan. 23 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Reduced [11C]PiB Uptake in Cognitively Active Elderly

TUESDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly individuals who keep their brains active through activities such as reading, writing, and playing games have reduced uptake of carbon 11-labeled Pittsburg Compound B ([11C]PiB), according to a study published online Jan. 23 in the Archives of Neurology.

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Unemployed Have Poorer Mental and Physical Health

TUESDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Unemployed adults are about half as likely to have health insurance as employed individuals; have poorer mental and physical health, regardless of their insurance status; and are less likely to receive needed medical care and prescriptions, according to a January data brief issued by the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Unhealthy Narcissism Linked to Elevated Cortisol in Men

TUESDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Narcissism is associated with elevated levels of cortisol in men, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in PLoS One.

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Negative Social Interactions Linked to Inflammation

TUESDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Everyday social interactions that are negative or competitive are associated with elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Effects of Severe, Childhood Brain Injury Long Lasting

MONDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- There is a high risk of persisting deficits following severe, childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a study published online Jan. 23 in Pediatrics.

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in ~4 Percent of U.K. Troops

MONDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has a prevalence of 4.4 percent in U.K. troops returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, and 9.5 percent in those with a combat role, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

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Sleep Disturbance Linked to Cardiometabolic Disease Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep duration and sleep disturbance are associated with cardiometabolic disease, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of Sleep Research.

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Co-Occurring Conditions Impact Change in Autism Disorders

MONDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the presence of co-occurring neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions is associated with a change in ASD diagnosis, and these conditions vary with the age of the child, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in Pediatrics.

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SSRIs Increase Fall Risk in Elderly Dementia Patients

FRIDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Even at low doses, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) increase the risk of injuries due to falls in elderly dementia patients, and the risk increases further at higher doses and when hypnotics and sedatives are added, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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Sleep Tied to Maintenance of Emotional Reactivity

FRIDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep is associated with enhanced emotional memory and maintenance of emotional reactivity compared with wake, according to a study published in the Jan. 18 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

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SAMHSA: One in Five U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness

THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- In the United States in 2010, the prevalence of any mental illness (AMI) in the past year was 20 percent, and that of serious mental illness (SMI) was 5 percent, for individuals aged 18 years or older, according to a report published online Jan. 19 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Cognitive Impairment Seen in Overweight Retired NFL Players

THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight retired National Football League (NFL) players have decreased blood flow in certain areas of the brain as well as significant decreases in attention, cognitive proficiency, and memory, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in Translational Psychiatry.

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Age-Related Intelligence Changes Linked to Genetics

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic factors account for some of the changes in intelligence that occur between childhood and old age, according to a letter published online Jan. 18 in Nature.

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Pain and Depressive Symptoms Linked in Arthritis

MONDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients with psoriatic arthritis, there is a small bidirectional association between depressive symptoms and pain, but the strongest predictors of change in each symptom are the corresponding previous values, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Arthritis Care & Research.

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Integrated Diabetes-Depression Treatment Improves Outcome

MONDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Integrating the treatment of type 2 diabetes and depression improves outcomes, including glycemic control and depression, for patients in the primary care setting, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Young Women Often Perceive Their Weight Gain Inaccurately

FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For young women of reproductive age, self-perceptions of weight gain are often inaccurate, and are affected by race/ethnicity and contraceptive use, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in the Journal of Women's Health.

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Cut Points Established for the Diabetes Distress Scale

FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Using the curvilinear relationship between the 17-item Diabetes Distress Scale (DDS17) and diabetes variables (hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c], self-efficacy, diet, and physical activity), distress cut points can be established, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Diabetes Care.

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Impaired White Matter ID'd in Internet Addiction Disorder

FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers with internet addiction disorder (IAD) show impaired white matter structure, indicated by reductions in fractional anisotropy (FA), according to a study published online Jan. 11 in PLoS One.

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U.S. Health Care Expenditure Still Unevenly Distributed

FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Health care expenditure in the United States is still unevenly distributed, with 1 percent of the population accounting for approximately 20 percent of expenditure in 2008 and 2009, according to a January statistical brief published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Maternal Antidepressants Up Infant Pulmonary Hypertension

FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Use of antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), during pregnancy increases the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in BMJ.

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Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Previous Psoriasis Diagnosis

THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with a previous diagnosis of psoriasis, according to a study published in the January issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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CDC: 2010 Saw Decrease in Age-Adjusted Death Rates

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- From 2009 to 2010, age-adjusted death rates decreased and life expectancy increased, according to a Jan. 11 report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Occasional Marijuana Use Not Tied to Adverse Lung Function

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Occasional and low cumulative marijuana use does not adversely affect lung function, according to a study published in the Jan. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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CDC: Binge Drinking Prevalence High in United States

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- About one in six adults in the United States regularly engages in binge drinking, which accounts for more than 40,000 alcohol-related deaths every year, according to research published in the Jan. 10 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.

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Dementia Associated With More Hospital Admissions

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital admission rates for all causes, and for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSCs), are significantly higher among patients with dementia compared to older patients without dementia, according to a study published in the Jan. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Memantine Has No Impact on Cognition in Down's Syndrome

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Memantine does not prevent a decline in cognition or function in adults with Down's syndrome, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in The Lancet.

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A Broken Heart Does Increase Heart Attack Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The death of a significant person in someone's life is associated with a significantly increased risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI) for the grieving individual in the days following the death, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Circulation.

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Transdermal Nicotine May Benefit Cognitive Impairment

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- For nonsmokers with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI), use of a transdermal nicotine patch for six months is associated with improved cognitive test performance, but not clinical global impression of change, according to a pilot study published in the Jan. 10 issue of Neurology.

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Adiponectin Tied to Dementia, Alzheimer's Risk in Women

MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Plasma levels of adiponectin are an independent risk factor for all-cause dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) in women, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in the Archives of Neurology.

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Brain Changes Seen After First-Episode Psychosis in Teens

MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children and adolescents with schizophrenia have significantly greater brain gray matter (GM) volume loss and increased frontal lobe cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume compared with adolescents without a diagnosis of psychosis, according to a study published in the January issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

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Evidence Suggests Limited Benefit of Dietary ADHD Therapy

MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who fail to respond to medication or whose parents are opposed to pharmacotherapy, supplements or specific dietary patterns may be useful, according to a review published online Jan. 9 in Pediatrics.

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Cognitive Decline May Begin As Early As Age 45

FRIDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Cognitive functioning, including memory, reasoning, and comprehension skills, can start to deteriorate as early as age 45 and declines even faster in men and women over age 65, according to a large, prospective study published online Jan. 5 in BMJ.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Found Effective for Severe Depression

FRIDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation has been shown to be a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar II (BP) disorder, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

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Expected Body Weight's Role in Eating Disorder Treatment Studied

THURSDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly agreed upon way to determine expected body weight (EBW) for adolescents with eating disorders, such as the body mass index (BMI) percentile, is a critical component of the diagnosis and management of these disorders, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in Pediatrics.

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Half of Older Women Report Sexual Activity

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Half of older women report engaging in sexual activity within the previous month, with the majority reporting satisfaction with their sex life, according to a study published in the January issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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Maternal Diabetes, Low Income Up ADHD Risk in Children

TUESDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and low socioeconomic status (SES), especially in combination, are at an increased risk of developing childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online Jan. 2 in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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Psych Symptoms Affect Key Subset With Celiac Disease

TUESDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A substantial subset of women with celiac disease report clinically relevant symptoms of depression and disordered eating, despite high adherence to a gluten-free diet, according to a study published online in Chronic Illness.

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Infarcts, Hippocampal Volume Independently Linked to Memory

TUESDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- In elderly individuals without dementia, the presence of brain infarcts and a smaller hippocampal volume are independently associated with poor memory, according to a study published in the Jan 3. issue of Neurology.

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Cannabis Impacts Brain During Attentional Salience

TUESDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- The psychotic effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) and cannabidiol are mediated through distinct modulation of prefrontal, striatal, and hippocampal function during attentional salience processing, according to a study published in the January issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

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Music May Lower Pain and Anxiety During Prostate Biopsy

MONDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy, a music-induced attention shift may reduce procedural anxiety and pain perception, according to a study published in the January issue of Urology.

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