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Roughly 2 Million Americans Buy Prescriptions From Outside the Country

Patient education, stringent quality control measures necessary to ensure safe purchases

Treatment Up for U.S. Adults Who Screen Positive for Depression

Likelihood of receiving treatment increased in association with having any health insurance

2005 to 2016 Saw Increase in Skeletal Muscle Relaxant Use

Office visits with prescribed SMR nearly doubled; tripling in visits for continued SMR drug therapy

June 2020 Briefing – Psychiatry

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

Early Childhood Sleep Problems Tied to Later Mental Health Issues

Specifically, sleep problems tied to onset of psychosis and borderline personality disorder in adolescence

Post-Vaxx Febrile Seizures Not Linked to Child Development Outcomes

Risk of developmental, behavioral problems not up in young children with febrile seizures after vaccination

Brain Iron Concentrations Increased in Alzheimer Disease

Increased iron concentration seen in deep gray matter, neocortical regions versus healthy controls

Suicide Rate Up for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Predictors of suicide death include male sex, later age at first diagnosis, prior mood disorder diagnosis

NY Health Care Workers Report Distress Related to COVID-19 Care

Higher percentage of nurses/advanced practice providers screened positive versus attending physicians

Altered Mental Status Not Uncommon in Severe COVID-19

Altered mental status includes encephalopathy or encephalitis and primary psychiatric diagnosis