Tag: anxiety disorder

Short-term Approach Best for Seizure Prevention After ICH

Short-term, 7-day prophylactic regimens are superior to longer-term strategies for preventing seizures following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), new research shows. Investigators created a model that...

New Investigational Helmet Device Shrinks Glioblastoma

A case report describes a novel helmet device that generates a noninvasive oscillating magnetic field and that shrunk a glioblastoma tumor by about a third....

Steps Toward Managing Anxiety in the Age of COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19’s ever-changing trajectory has led to a notable rise in anxiety-related...

Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks

On the field of play, Olympic athletes appear to be superhuman ― stronger, faster, and fitter than the rest of us ― and in picture-perfect...

How a Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Inside ERs

One evening in late March, a mom called 911. Her daughter, she said, was threatening to kill herself. EMTs arrived at the home north of...

For Some Vaccinated People, Masks Remain Comforting

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the CDC announced in May that fully vaccinated Americans can...

Neurodegeneration Complicates Psychiatric Care in Parkinson’s

Managing depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease should start with a review of medications and involve multidisciplinary care, according to a recent summary of evidence....

High Rates of Work-Related Trauma, PTSD in Intern Physicians

Work-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is three times higher in interns than the general population, new research shows. Investigators assessed PTSD in more than 1100...

Visa Worries Intensify Pandemic Stress for Hospitalist Moms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all hospitalists, especially those...

Oncologists Underestimate Patients’ Use of Complementary Tx

A large percentage of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse...

COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Suspected suicide attempts by teenaged girls have increased significantly during the...

Anticholinergics a Key Contributor to Cognitive Impairment

Anticholinergic medication burden from antipsychotics, antidepressants, and other psychotropics has a cumulative effect of worsening cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia, new research indicates. “The...

Psychiatric Fallout From Long-COVID: How to Prepare

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As mounting evidence points to a significant psychiatric component of COVID-19,...

Severe IBS Symptoms Improved During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms improved among patients who endured a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown in Argentina, a finding that was unexpected yet reaffirms the gut-brain connection...

Police Contact Tied to Elevated Anxiety in Young Black Adults

Young Black adults who witness or experience police violence have significantly elevated levels of anxiety, new research shows. Dr Robert Motley In the first study...

Dramatic Rise in Use of Drugs for Opioid-Induced Constipation

A call for more appropriate use of a new class of drugs for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) has been issued by researchers who...

Regular Coffee Drinking Tied to Functional Brain Changes

Drinking coffee on a regular basis appears to enhance concentration and improve motor control and alertness by inducing functional and connectivity changes in the brain,...

Heart Rate Variability a Biomarker of Bipolar Disorder Severity?

Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) is associated with severity in patients with bipolar disorder (BD), in terms of both individual and overall measures of disease...

Widen Use of General Anesthesia in End-of-Life Care, Say Experts

General anesthesia should be an option for patients at the end of life as a means of easing the physical and mental distress that can...

New Test Could Help Primary Care Docs Chart Kidney Disease

A novel test that estimates the risk of a patient with type 2 diabetes developing end-stage kidney disease significantly outperformed more conventional risk-prediction methods in...

Serious, ‘Unexpected’ Adverse Events From Nasal Esketamine

Patients who receive esketamine for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) are at increased risk for serious and unexpected adverse events (AEs), new research suggests. Results showed that...

Workplace Anxiety: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

If you find yourself getting stressed at work, know that it happens to everyone and it’s completely normal. But if you realize that stress is...

Adult Separation Anxiety Raises Suicidality Risk

Separation anxiety plays a substantial role in suicidality in patients with mood and anxiety disorders, new research suggests. Results of a study that included 500...

Nonfatal Opioid Overdose Rises in Teen Girls

More adolescent girls than boys experienced nonfatal opioid overdose and reported baseline levels of anxiety, depression, and self-harm, according to data from a retrospective cohort...

Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI?

Progesterone may have a protective effect against the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in female athletes when the injury takes place during the...