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Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

December 10, 2018. 12:00 PM CST. In adjusted analysis, smoking tied to worse symptom severity, sleep problems, anxiety, depression Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

AAP: More Children Visiting Pediatric EDs for Mental Health

November 02, 2018 Increase in mental health-related diagnoses from 2012 to 2016, higher rate for non-Hispanic blacks

Palliative Care Reduces Odds of Suicide in Lung Cancer Patients

June 22, 2018 Only 20 percent of patients who died by suicide had a palliative care encounter

Acute Insomnia Found to Be Common Among Good Sleepers

June 14, 2018 ~75 percent of those with acute insomnia recover good sleep; ~6 percent develop chronic insomnia

Poor Social Network Adds Health Risks Across Cardiac Diagnoses

June 11, 2018 Having no one to talk to linked to worse self-rated mental and physical health, anxiety, depression

DDW: Psych Disorders Make GERD Hard to Dx by Symptoms Alone

June 05, 2018 Symptoms are unreliable for establishing presence of reflux in patients with minor psychiatric disorders

Much International Consensus Regarding Employment in Autism

May 10, 2018 International consensus that work experience, vocational training are important to help obtain job

Pivotal Response Treatment Plus NAO Robot Effective in Autism

May 10, 2018 Decrease in parent-rated ASD-related symptoms over time with PRT using humanoid robot

Teen Sexting Linked to Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Abuse

May 08, 2018 Correlations seen for sexting with intimate partner violence perpetration for boys, victimization for girls

Executive Function Improved With Prenatal Exposure to SSRIs

May 07, 2018 Better EF skills in 12-year-olds exposed to prenatal SSRI, even controlling for maternal depressive sx

Social Media Negatively Affects Body Satisfaction in Women

May 04, 2018 Time spent on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest tied to higher scores on measures relating to body image

Drug-Related Endocarditis Cases Up From 2007 to 2015

April 26, 2018 Increase in endocarditis over nine-year study period mirrored increase in concomitant mixed drug use

Depression, Antidepressant Use May Up Risk of A-Fib

March 22, 2018 CES-D ≥16, antidepressant use each associated with higher incidence of atrial fibrillation

AAN: Adherence to DASH Diet May Reduce Risk of Depression

February 27, 2018 For older adults, positive correlation identified for the Western diet with depression over time

Low Availability of Sexual Aids and Resources at Cancer Centers

February 16, 2018 One center stood out, which had several types of aids; most centers reported having no sexual aids

ACR: Opioids, SSRIs Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in RA

November 06, 2017 Increased risk of osteoporotic fracture with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, opioids of any strength