Home Tags Psychology / Mental Health: Misc.

Tag: Psychology / Mental Health: Misc.

Daily cannabis use is more common among individuals with serious psychological distress (SPD) but is increasing in both those with and without SPD

Daily Cannabis Use More Common in Distressed Individuals

But use increasing among those with and without past-month serious psychological distress
People with obesity are not only commonly stigmatized

People With Obesity Are Blatantly Dehumanized

Dehumanization predictive of support for policies that discriminate against people with obesity
Poor emotional health is common among caregivers of older cancer patients

Caregiving for Older Cancer Patients Takes Emotional Toll

Poorer patient health tied to higher levels of caregiver distress among informal caregivers
Recommendations have been developed for the use of genetic testing in psychiatric care

Recommendations Presented on Genetic Testing in Psychiatry

Guidelines emphasize that common genetic variants are not sufficient to cause psychiatric disorders
Three factors predict clinically significant neuropsychiatric adverse events in smokers with or without mental health conditions who use cessation pharmacotherapy

Three Factors Predict Psych Events With Drugs for Smoking Cessation

Anxiety, history of suicidal ideation/behavior, being white associated with higher risk for events
For adolescents and young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

In Youth With ADHD, New-Onset Psychosis Up With Amphetamines

New-onset psychosis occurred in about one in 660 teens, young adults with ADHD receiving stimulants
Cannabis use is associated with increased odds of psychotic disorder

Daily Cannabis Use May Up Risk for Developing Psychotic Disorder

Daily cannabis use, especially high-potency types, linked to increased odds of psychotic disorder
There has been a steady rise in mood disorder and suicide-related outcomes among individuals born from the early 1980s to the late 1990s

Mental Health Issues Have Risen in Teens, Young Adults

Rates of depressive episodes, serious psychological distress, suicide-related outcomes have increased
Precancer psychiatric utilization is associated with worse cancer-specific mortality and all-cause mortality among adults with solid organ malignancies

Prediagnosis Psychiatric Care Linked to Worse Cancer Mortality

Higher cancer-specific, all-cause mortality seen with increasing intensity of prediagnosis psychiatric care
Many older adults

Poll: Many Older Adults Report Feeling Lonely, Isolated

Authors say more awareness needed that loneliness can adversely impact health, well-being