By Adam Hochron
One of the most common treatment courses for chronic pain is comprised of prescription opioid medications. However, concerns about drug addiction and abuse oftentimes outweigh the drugs’ pain-relieving benefits.
A collaborative care intervention in primary care is associated with greater improvements in depressive symptoms than usual care among adolescents with depression, according to a study published in the Aug. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Although confusional arousals are common in the general population, they may be associated with other factors, such as medication consumption, sleep disorders, and mental disorders, according to research published in the Aug. 26 issue of Neurology.
Cognitive impairment is associated with an increased risk of subsequent stroke, according to a meta-analysis published online Aug. 25 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.
Obese children in early primary school are significantly more likely to be involved with bullying, both as victim and perpetrator, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in Pediatrics.
Restrictive and non-solicitation covenants are valid and can be enforced, according to an article published Aug. 5 in Medical Economics.
A new review presents recommendations for the management of eating disorders in children. In addition, other research indicates that there has been a recent increase in the prevalence of eating disorders not otherwise specified who do not meet weight criteria, relative to anorexia nervosa. The review and study have been published online Aug. 25 in Pediatrics.
For older adults, more galanin-immunoreactive intermediate nucleus neurons are associated with less fragmented sleep, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in Brain.
For individuals with schizophrenia, happiness is associated with higher mental health-related quality of life and positive psychosocial factors, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Schizophrenia Research.
Ways for physicians to remain in independent practice are highlighted in an article published Aug. 7 in Medical Economics.