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Schizophrenia Tied to Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19

Risk higher despite lower infection risk and regardless of sociodemographic and medical factors

Sexual-Minority Teens Have Elevated Suicide Ideation, Attempt, Plan

Positive associations of sexual minority status with time to first onset of suicide ideation and plan in adjusted analyses

Intervention May Reverse Early Signs of Autism

Infants who received preemptive intervention had lower odds of meeting diagnostic criteria at age 3 years

Past Trauma Tied to Worse Mental Health During Pandemic for Aging Women

History of childhood abuse or intimate partner violence linked to greater depression, anxiety, and sleep problems during COVID-19 pandemic

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...

From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

Youth Online Risk Factors Tied to Suicide-Related Behaviors

Risk for each factor varies, but risk for severe suicide/self-harm alert is 70 times higher for youth with five or more online risk factors

Adverse Childhood Experiences More Likely for Neurology Patients

High adverse childhood experience scores linked to increased ED utilization, hospitalizations, and telephone encounters

Insulin Resistance Linked to Risk for Major Depressive Disorder

Three surrogate measures of insulin resistance linked to increased risk for incident major depression

Emergency Help for Suicide-Related Issues Up During Pandemic for Some Youth

Rates higher for female youth, those with no psychiatric history, and individuals with existing psychiatric diagnoses at time of encounter