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Prescribed Medical Cannabis Use Tied to Better Health-Related Quality of Life

Findings seen in real-world patients with a range of chronic health conditions

Seniors With Digestive Disease More Likely to Have Loneliness, Depression

Loneliness, moderate-to-severe depression associated with greater odds of poor-to-fair health

Testosterone Therapy Tied to Better Mental Health

Findings seen for transgender and gender-diverse individuals desiring testosterone therapy

Antipsychotic Use Increased for Seniors With Alzheimer, Related Dementias

Among patients with ADRD receiving care from a home health agency, antipsychotic use was tied to less improvement in activities of daily living

Patients May Not Have Choice in Behavioral Health Visit Modality

Nearly half of patients report they do not believe their clinician considered their modality preferences when deciding on in-person versus virtual visit

ADHD Is Independent Risk Factor for Psychiatric Disorders

Independent association seen for genetic liability to ADHD with risk for anorexia nervosa; bidirectional link noted to major depressive disorder

In-Hospital Adverse Events Similar for Haloperidol, Atypical Antipsychotics

Comparable rates of in-hospital adverse events seen among seniors prescribed oral antipsychotics after major surgery

Smoking Increases Risk for Mental Illness

Smoking increased the risk for being hospitalized with a mental illness by 250 percent

Psilocybin Tied to Fewer Symptoms With Major Depressive Disorder

Significant benefit seen as early as eight days compared with placebo

Cannabis May Be Tied to Increased Risk for Psychiatric Outcomes

However, cannabis and cannabis-based medicines may aid certain clinical conditions