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In utero lithium exposure is associated with an increased risk for neonatal readmission and major malformations

Some Neonatal Risks for Lithium Exposure in Pregnancy

Increased risk of neonatal readmission and major malformations for lithium-exposed pregnancy
Mental health seems to be declining among Americans of low relative socioeconomic position

Mental Health Declining for Disadvantaged U.S. Adults

Increasing distress, decreasing well-being observed for those of low relative socioeconomic position
Cannabis use is associated with psychosis symptoms during adolescence

Cannabis Use Linked to Psychosis Symptoms in Adolescents

Statistically significant positive cross-lagged links from cannabis use to PS reported 12 months later
The American Medical Association recently adopted a policy aimed at improving physician access to mental health care in response to physician depression

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care

New policy recommends state licensing boards to only inquire about current conditions
Youth receiving antipsychotic treatment have adverse changes in adiposity and insulin sensitivity

Antipsychotic Tx Linked to Adiposity Changes in Youths

Greatest increase in fat with olanzapine; significant decrease in insulin sensitivity in pooled analysis
Neuroblastoma survivors are at elevated risk for psychological impairment

Child Neuroblastoma Survivors at Risk for Psych Impairment

Psychological impairment seen particularly in those with chronic health conditions
Having no one to talk to is associated with worse self-rated mental and physical health

Poor Social Network Adds Health Risks Across Cardiac Diagnoses

Having no one to talk to linked to worse self-rated mental and physical health, anxiety, depression
Physicians have a role to play in caring for caregivers to help prevent burnout

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

Burnout can have harmful effects for both patients and caregivers if left unaddressed
The rate of mental health-related physician office visits is higher to psychiatrists than primary care physicians for all adults except those aged 65 years and older

More Adults Go to Psychiatrist, Not PCP, for Mental Health Care

But, older adults just as likely to see a primary care physician for mental health-related issues
Laws permitting denial of services to same-sex couples are associated with an increase in sexual minority adults experiencing mental distress

Laws Allowing Service Denial to Sexual Minorities Tied to Distress

Laws permitting denial of services linked to increase in mental distress among sexual minorities