Anxiety Disorders

During the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of overdose is 5 times higher than with opioid use alone, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.

Articles

Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests.

Depression and antidepressant use are associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a life-threatening condition in which blood clots form in the veins of legs or lungs.

Athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a greater risk for developing symptoms of anxiety and depression after a concussion than their peers without ADHD, new research suggests.

Early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be linked with depression and anxiety, according to research from the UK presented at the annual meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism in Amsterdam.

During the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of overdose is 5 times higher than with opioid use alone, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.

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Blogs

BLOG: These studies were the latest findings showing that psychedelics, erroneously dismissed as mere intoxicants and swept up in the hysteria of the Nixon-era drug wars, could prove to be as important to psychiatry as penicillin was to infectious disease.

Psychedelic compounds are powerful, and they have great potential to help patients with intractable conditions. Yet any compound with that kind of power also has the potential to harm, and that harm should not be trivialized.

Perhaps patients would benefit if they had some concrete saying, a mantra as it were, to remind themselves outside the therapy room of key lessons.

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Posters

Arif Pendi, MS; Jeffrey Wang, MD; Frank Acosta, MD; Rana Movahedi, MD; David Safani, MD, MBA; Alan Shahbazi, MS; Adana Melkonian, MS; Gligor Gucev, MD, EdD
Anita Clayton, MD; Raffaele Migliore, MA; Cheng-Tao Chang, PhD; Carl Gommoll, MS; John Edwards, MD, MBA; Agnesa Avanesian, PhD
Sondra Corgan, BS, 4th year medical student, Thomas Jauch, BS, 2nd year medical student, Prabhav Deo, BS, 2nd year medical student, Kinal Shah, BS, 2nd year medical student

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Video

GAD-7

A shortcoming in our field is the lack of in-depth knowledge about what this instrument is, how to interpret scores, and how to utilize the GAD-7 in everyday clinical practice.

Psych Congress Steering Committee members discuss first-line treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and medications used for refractory cases.

Stephen Sobel, MD, and Charles Raison, MD, discuss how to approach treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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