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Rates of Psychiatric Symptoms Up During Pregnancy With Epilepsy

Rates of depressive and anxiety symptoms increased during pregnancy and postpartum for women with epilepsy

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

Walensky aims to prioritize public health needs, deemphasize publication of scientific papers about rare diseases

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists’ Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Having enough inpatient beds would cut down on overcrowding in emergency departments

Methamphetamine, Opioid Co-Use Tied to More Nonfatal Overdoses

Rural U.S. residents who use both drugs more likely to have nonfatal overdose than those who use either drug alone

Mental Health Burden Up for Racial, Ethnic Minorities During Pandemic

Positive screens for depression or anxiety more likely for racial/ethnic minorities well into the pandemic

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs; vaccines will be free for Part D recipients

Risk Factors ID’d for Poor Health-Related QOL in MS Patients

Clinicians can use early risk factors to identify patients who are more likely to have the worst physical and mental HRQoL trajectories

Most Eutylone-Involved Deaths in 2020 Occurred in Two States

Eutylone-involved deaths frequently co-involved illicitly manufactured fentanyls, and cocaine or methamphetamine

Immune-Inflammatory Biomarkers Higher in Severe Mental Illness, T2DM

Increased peripheral levels of inflammatory biomarkers and oxidative stress biomarkers seen in people with severe mental illness or T2DM

Link Between Serotonin and Depression Questioned

Hypothesis that depression is caused by low serotonin not supported; some evidence shows decrease in serotonin with antidepressant use