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Psychotropic Medication Use Linked to Mortality in Cardiac Patients

Patients with symptoms of anxiety significantly more likely to use psychotropic medications after hospital discharge

Stable Body Mass Index Tied to Slower Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Findings seen regardless of whether a person has normal, overweight, or obese BMI at baseline

Self-Help Aids Quality of Life for People With Psoriasis

Findings show modest, but significant, benefit from either compassion-based or mindfulness-based self-help

Black Patients More Likely to Have Negative Descriptors in Notes

Compared with White patients, Black patients have 2.54 times the odds of having at least one negative descriptor in EHR

Opioid Overdose Antidote Urged for Schools After Student’s Fentanyl Death

In response to the incident, Hartford officials pledged to ensure that all city schools are stocked with naloxone

One-Third of Pregnant Women Report Mental Distress During Pandemic

Health behavior impacts showed a dose-response relationship with mental health distress

Brain Imaging May ID THC-Linked Impairment in Cannabis Users

Measurement of prefrontal cortex oxygenated hemoglobin concentration with functional near-infrared spectroscopy may detect THC impairment

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Gained Weight During First Year of Pandemic

Significant predictors of pandemic weight gain were psychological distress, prepandemic weight, and children at home

Long-Term Outcomes Described for Survivors of Childhood ALL

Life challenges more negatively impacted in younger, female, relapsed patients; socializing more positively impacted in older patients