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Risk of Suicide Up for Teens, Young Adults After Self-Harm

March 19, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. Risks of self-harm significantly higher for American Indians, Alaskan natives versus non-Hispanic whites Read article


Hep C Compounds Alcoholism’s Effect on Brain Volume

March 16, 2018 Deleterious effect of alcohol dependence on frontal cortical volumes also compounded by drug use

Risk of Breast CA May Be Higher in Women With Schizophrenia

March 15, 2018 Findings based on a meta-analysis that showed significant study heterogeneity

Review: Virtual Reality Distracts From Pain of Medical Procedures

March 15, 2018 VR effective for reducing pain and distress of even extremely painful procedures

More Harms Than Benefits for E-Cigarettes at Population Level

March 15, 2018 Estimated 168,000 never-smoking young people could become daily smokers after starting e-cigs

Many Teens Using Tobacco Don’t Self-Identify As Users

March 15, 2018 Those in denial often single product users of roll-your-own, pipe, e-cigarette, cigar, or hookah tobacco

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

March 14, 2018 Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptions; more common with generic drugs

Depression Seen in One in 20 Childbearing-Aged Women

March 14, 2018 Yet, antidepressant use is low in those with minor and major depression

U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization

March 13, 2018 U.S. has higher administrative and pharmaceutical costs than 10 other high-income countries

Substance Use Mortality Varies Widely Across U.S. Counties

March 13, 2018 Considerable variation in mortality due to alcohol and drug use disorders, self-harm, interpersonal violence

Opioid Receipt Up for Teens With Mental Health Conditions

March 13, 2018 Teens with pre-existing mental health conditions, tx more likely to transition to long-term opioid use

Great Recession Linked to Increase in BP, Blood Glucose

March 13, 2018 Larger effects of 2008 to 2010 recession seen for younger adults and older homeowners

IL-6 Levels Predict Response to ECT in Depressive Disorder

March 13, 2018 Higher IL-6 at baseline linked to lower end-of-treatment Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale scores

Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement

March 12, 2018 Strategy used by one practice improved physician engagement and relieved burnout

Childhood Maltreatment, Bullying Seem to Up Teen Pregnancy Risk

March 12, 2018 These factors also appear to explain high pregnancy rates among sexual minorities

Genetic Variations Impacting Empathy Tied to Psych Issues

March 12, 2018 Positive correlations of genetic variations with Empathy Quotient, risk for schizophrenia, anorexia