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From 2006 to 2010 there was an increase in antipsychotic medication use among adolescents and young adults

Antipsychotic Use Up for Teens, Young Adults From 2006 to 2010

No increase in use for those aged 1 to 12 years; males more likely to use antipsychotics than females
Behavioral health should be further integrated into the primary care setting

ACP Supports More Behavioral Health in Primary Care

Authors cite need to address payment barriers, insurance coverage gaps
In a series of experiments

Caution in Social Media Age: Self-Promotion Can Backfire

Too much self-promotion can offend others, researchers note
Close to one in 10 American men suffer from depression or anxiety

CDC: Men With Anxiety, Depression Not Getting Treated

Young minority males less likely than whites to access mental health care
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia helps patients fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer

Review: Cognitive Behavioral Techniques Benefit Insomnia

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia deemed helpful in meta-analysis

American Psychiatric Association, May 16-20

The 168th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association was held from May 16 to 20 in...
If laughter is the best medicine

AUA: Medical Clowns May Benefit Pediatric Surgical Outcomes

Psychological benefits for children, plus lower medical bills
Compared with controls

Lower Sleep Quality for Patients With Psoriasis Vulgaris

No significant differences in general psychiatric symptoms, coping strategies for patients, controls
For patients with knee osteoarthritis and insomnia

Cognitive Therapy for Insomnia Reduces Pain in Knee OA

CBT-I linked to reductions in pain; greater decrease for CBT-I than behavioral desensitization
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is as effective as antidepressant medication in preventing a recurrence of depression over a two-year period

Mindfulness-Based CBT Found As Effective As Antidepressants

Results suggest possible alternative to long-term medication use