Psychiatry

 
Physician Mental Health Care Visits Ticked Up Significantly During First Year of Pandemic
January 26, 2022

Family physicians and psychiatrists were the specialties with the greatest number of visits, according to study authors.

Anxiety Elevates Cardiometabolic Risk Over Time in US Men, Suggests New 40-year Study
January 25, 2022

Anxiety may affect cardiometabolic health earlier in life than previously thought, according to a new long-term study of US middle-aged men.

Samoon Ahmad, MD, Discusses His New Book, "Coping with COVID-19: The Mental, Medical, and Social Consequences of the Pandemic"
January 25, 2022

Dr Ahmad's book explores in depth the complex long-term consequences of COVID-19 for medicine, mental health, and social conventions.

Mental Disorders Still a Burden on Global Health, According to New Analysis
January 24, 2022

The prevalence of mental disorders has been rising globally and the conditions today remain a leading cause of disease burden worldwide, found 30-year systemic analysis.

Two-thirds of Americans with Mental Illness Support Use of Psychedelics, Survey Finds
January 20, 2022

Americans with anxiety, depression, and PTSD would be willing to try ketamine, psilocybin, and MDMA if they worked better than traditional medications, a Harris Poll finds.

CDC: Suicidal Thoughts, Behaviors in US Adults Vary by Sociodemographic and Geographic Factors
January 10, 2022

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among US adults arise due to several factors, including geography, socioeconomic status, and race and ethnicity, according to new CDC report.

Loneliness in Aging Adults Associated with High-risk Medication Use
August 10, 2021

Older adults who report being "highly lonely" are up to 2.5 times more likely to use opioid analgesics, sedatives, and anxiolytics.

Study Emphasizes Primary Care’s Crucial Role in Combatting COVID-19-related Mental Illness
August 10, 2021

Compared to psychiatrists and subspecialists, the proportion of visits to primary care was higher for patients with depression or anxiety and any mental illness in a new cross-sectional study.

COVID-19 Pandemic Took a Huge Toll on Physician Mental Health
July 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has sorely challenged the emotional well being of all healthcare providers. Here, a look back is followed by a guide to moving forward.

Mental Health & Cardiovascular Disease: What's the Link?
July 15, 2021

What does the latest research say about the association between mental health and cardiovascular disease? Scroll through our quick slideshow for an overview.