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Prurigo nodularis is associated with mental health disorders

Prurigo Nodularis Associated With Mental Health Disorders

Odds increased for mental health disorders, HIV infection, systemic illnesses
Adults who take prescription opioids for severe chronic pain are more likely to have increased anxiety

Use of Opioids + Cannabis Tied to Poorer Mental Health

Co-use associated with anxiety and depression symptoms compared with opioid use alone
Childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease is associated with an increased risk for psychiatric morbidity

Childhood-Onset IBD Ups Risk for Psychiatric Morbidity

Risk significantly increased for suicide attempt and mood, anxiety, personality, eating disorders
Environmental pollution appears to be associated with an increased risk for psychiatric disorders

Exposure to Pollution May Up Risk for Psychiatric Disorders

Higher rates of bipolar disorder, major depression linked to poor air quality in U.S., Denmark cohorts
Adding mental health specialists

VA Mental Health Initiative Linked to Improved Access to Care

Addition of mental health specialists at primary care clinics increased utilization but also cost
Up to 47.5 percent of patients withhold potentially life-threatening issues from their physicians

Up to Half of Patients Do Not Disclose Imminent Threats to Physicians

Patients withhold issues of depression, suicidality, abuse due to embarrassment, fear of being judged
Gender-minority students have an increased likelihood of having mental health problems compared with cisgender students

Mental Health Burden Increased for Gender-Minority College Students

Odds of having at least one mental health problem greater for GM versus cisgender students
More than half of randomized controlled trials with statistically nonsignificant findings for the primary end points published in psychiatry and psychology journals have spin in the abstract

Reporting of Results Often Biased in Psychiatry, Psychology Trials

Fifty-six percent of trials had spin in abstract; no correlation seen for industry funding with spin
Increased exposure to total green space

Exposure to Urban Tree Canopy Beneficial for Mental Health

≥30 percent green space, tree canopy specifically, linked to lower incidence of psychological distress
Online symptom self-management plus clinician telecare can be effective for individuals with pain

Online Symptom Self-Management + Telehealth Aids Pain, Mood

Collaborative care led by a nurse-physician team with web-based self-management better than self-management alone