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Wisdom Linked to Cognitive Performance in Schizophrenia

Better cognitive performance seen for persons with schizophrenia with higher vs. lower levels of wisdom
After adjustment for family-related factors and gestational age

Lower Birth Weight May Up Risk for Psychiatric Disorders

ADHD, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression tied to birth weight in sibling pairs
Yoga may be effective as a complementary or adjunct therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs

Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity

RA patients assigned to yoga plus DMARD therapy also had a drop in depression symptoms
The correlation between posttraumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease is not independent and is explained by physical and psychiatric conditions and smoking

Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain PTSD-CVD Link

No link seen after adjustment for smoking, sleep disorder, substance use disorder, anxiety disorders, depression
An expert panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed a drug for major depressive disorder that is a close relative to ketamine.

FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-Like Drug for Depression

Esketamine is a nasal spray that targets different pathways in the brain than other antidepressants do
Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews do not include adverse event reporting

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Of 146 protocols analyzed, 65 percent fully reported adverse events as intended by the protocol
Acne relapses are significantly associated with impaired quality of life as well as productivity loss and absenteeism

Acne Relapses Linked to Lower Quality of Life, Productivity

Relapse reported to be a significant determinant of productivity loss and absenteeism
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians provide or refer counseling interventions for pregnant or postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Feb. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

USPSTF Recommends Counseling to Prevent Perinatal Depression

Clinicians should provide counseling or referral to high-risk pregnant, postpartum women
In 2017

Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017

Spending per person increased 4.2 percent from 2016 to 2017; utilization increased 0.5 percent
For U.S. soldiers

Higher Optimism Tied to Lower Odds of Pain After Deployment

Soldiers with low optimism had increased odds of reporting new back pain, joint pain, headaches