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Greater perceived social isolation is associated with an increased risk of death and health care use among patients with heart failure

Social Isolation Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes

Those reporting high perceived social isolation have increased risk of death, hospitalization, ER visits
A family-support intervention delivered by the interprofessional intensive care unit team does not significantly impact surrogates' burden of psychological symptoms

ICU Intervention Doesn’t Impact Surrogate Psychological Burden

Family support intervention does have significant impact on surrogate rating of communication
Twelve county-level factors

12 County-Level Factors Affect Individual Well-Being in U.S.

Factors fall into the categories of social and demographic, clinical care, physical environment
Circadian disruption and lower relative amplitude are both associated with higher risk of susceptibility to mental health issues

Disruption of Circadian Rhythm Negatively Impacts Mental Health

Reduction in relative amplitude tied to higher risk of lifetime major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder

American Psychiatric Association, May 5-9

The 170th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association was held from May 5 to 9 in...
Many patients in mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities are not screened for tobacco use or offered treatments to facilitate tobacco cessation

Tobacco Cessation Support Lacking in Mental Health Facilities

Less than half of patients in mental health, substance abuse treatment facilities offered counseling
For older adults with chronic pain

Psychological Therapies May Help Older Adults With Chronic Pain

Small benefits seen in older adults for pain intensity, anxiety, catastrophizing beliefs, self-efficacy
Survivors of lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia have increased use of health care services versus a normative population

Lymphoma, Leukemia Survivors Have Increased Health Care Use

Survivors who are psychologically distressed use even more services than those who aren't
Early intervention services are better than treatment as usual for early-phase psychosis across meta-analyzable outcomes

Early Intervention Services Best for Early-Phase Psychosis

EIS linked to better outcomes than treatment as usual for all 13 meta-analyzable outcomes
Among women with metastatic cancer and dependent children

Parenting Fears Harm Well-Being of Women With Metastatic Cancer

Findings based on survey of women with advanced cancer and dependent children