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Complicated grief needs to be distinguished from depression in older adults, according to a paper published in JAMA Psychiatry.
For people mired in grief after a loved one's death, a specially designed therapy may work better than a standard treatment for depression, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in JAMA Psychiatry.
A recent study found states that allowed the use of medicinal marijuana had substantially lower opioid overdose mortality rates compared with states that do not have medical cannabis laws.
A blood test can predict what treatment options are best for patients with major depressive disorder, according to a study published in Translational Psychiatry.
Doctors who were deemed unfit to practice, operated a solo practice, or were using anti-anxiety medications had an outstandingly high suicide prevalence, Vanderbilt University researchers found.
Patients diagnosed with thyroid disease often use it as an explanation or excuse for neuropsychiatric symptoms; this is a form of “labeling effect.”
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