One quarter of older adults prescribed benzodiazepines may go on to long-term use, warns a new study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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More than half of people aged 50 or older who have depression may also have arthritis, exceeding the rate of arthritis in people without depression, according to a study published online in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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A growing body of research suggests that a brain system observed by scientists for only the past two decades could end up serving as a crucial target for long-awaited medication therapies to treat cocaine dependence.

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Treatment with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may help reduce symptoms of anxiety, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.

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Psych Congress featured speaker Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, addresses misconceptions surrounding psychedelics and discusses their potential therapeutic utility.

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Psych Congress Year-Round

Preskorn

Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD, has spent 4 decades in the mental health field heavily involved in research. He recently reflected on changes he has seen in psychiatry over his career and where he sees the field and patient treatments headed.

Spotlight

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Psych Congress cochair Charles Raison, MD, gave attendees a “10,000-foot view” of what depression is at the Psych Congress Regionals meeting here, and will explore the idea more at the upcoming Psych Congress 2018 preconference.