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Antiepileptic Drugs May Up Death Risk in Patients With Alzheimer Disease

Mortality risk highest during the first three months of treatment with antiepileptic drugs

Handgun Ownership Linked to Increased Risk for Suicide

Male and female handgun owners have much higher rates of suicide by firearm

Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Prevent Depression in Older Adults

No significant difference seen in incidence rate of new CES-D-10 scores of ≥8 for aspirin, placebo

Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy

Excess of 80 ectopic pregnancies per 10,000 pregnancies found in women with benzodiazepine prescription

COVID-19 Took Toll on Mental Health of Chinese Physicians

Physicians saw drop in mood, rise in depression, anxiety symptoms, and fear of workplace violence

High-Potency Cannabis Tied to Increased Use, Anxiety Disorder

No evidence of link seen between high-potency cannabis use and alcohol use disorder or depression

Risk for Committing Violent Crime May Be Increased by SSRI Use

Risk higher during treatment, up to 12 weeks after discontinuation among minority of SSRI users

ABCDE Bundle Can Reduce Ventilation Time for ICU Patients

Awakening and breathing coordination, delirium monitoring/management, early mobility are key

Italian Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Suffering During COVID-19

Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and insomnia all common

May 2020 Briefing – Psychiatry

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Psychiatry for May 2020. This roundup includes the latest...