Psychiatry

 
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.

New Collaborative Care Model May Improve Mental Health Needs of Primary Care Patients
April 05, 2021

Developed by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the model uses a referral management system to support primary care patients with mental health needs.

High COVID-19-related Anxiety a Risk Factor for Worsening of Asthma, Quality of Life
February 22, 2021

In a new survey of patients with severe asthma, COVID-19-related anxiety was found to be a potential risk factor for clinical worsening of disease and decline in quality of life.

Irregular Sleeping Patterns Linked to Depression, Bad Mood in First-Year Medical Students
February 19, 2021

Irregular sleeping patterns can increase risk of depression and lower daily mood over the long term, according to a new study of first-year medical students.

Can You Identify These Facial Findings?
December 31, 2006

A 24-year-old African American man presents for a routine eye examination. Theocular findings are unremarkable; however, well-circumscribed areas of whitenedskin are noted on his forehead and hands (A and B). The patient reportsthat the patchy loss of pigment has been progressing over a number of years.

Air-Filled Foreign Body in Lower Abdominal and Pelvic Regions and Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Chronica Helicis
July 02, 2006

A 56-year-old man presented tothe emergency department with ahistory of constipation, abdominalpain, and blood-stained mucusdrainage from the rectum. The patienthad no fever; vital signs werestable. A vague fullness was felt in thelower abdomen. Rectal examinationrevealed anal warts; a patulous analsphincter; and a smooth, mobile, firmmass above the dentate line.

Neurotic Excoriation
September 14, 2005

A 42-year-old woman sought medical advice for a facial rash of 4 weeks' duration. She denied any drug allergies, changes in her routine, or use of new laundry products.