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Compared with their peers, Asian patients with dementia were less likely to be prescribed antidementia drugs, and they received these drugs for fewer days per year.
A new study demonstrates the efficacy of a structured physician compensation model in achieving equitable pay for all employees, although the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions and the higher-paying specialties warrants further investigation.
Compared with patients without PTSD, patients with both bipolar disorder and PTSD were more likely to be women, on disability, have a lower education level, and have a lower annual household income.
There is a modest association between problematic video game involvement and certain forms of violence in adolescents, according to study data published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research.
Cross-sectional study data published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicate that discrimination, abuse, and harassment are highly prevalent in surgical residency training, especially in female residents.
Hospital mergers and acquisitions may precipitate a modest decline in patient care quality; however, no differential changes in readmission or mortality rates were observed in acquired institutions compared with control hospitals,
The study provides strong evidence for the utility of resting-state fMRI measures in predicting the development of attentional or mood disorders in children.
Results from a narrative review published in the Journal of Medical Ethics suggest broad yet conditional support for data sharing among patients and the general public, with many studies citing concerns about confidentiality, privacy, data security, risk management, and accountability.
Survey data published in JAMA Neurology indicate that approximately half of US adults perceive themselves to be at least somewhat likely to develop dementia.
In this sample of preschoolers, sleep disorders were commonly reported and associated with specific diagnostic categories.
The study results demonstrate the existence of 2 potential subclassifications of hypersomnolence disorder distinguished by the presence and severity of psychiatric symptoms as well as by sleep characteristics.
Mind-body therapies were linked with small declines in opioid dose, a promising finding in light of concerns surrounding the scale of opioid prescriptions in the United States.
The study examined 3 psychotic phenotypes: psychosis wide, psychosis narrow, and delusions narrow.
Despite a decline in the number of opioid prescriptions issued by surgeons, patient-reported satisfaction scores have remained constant.
Researchers found ECT was a safe for patients with dementia experiencing agitation or aggression, as well as for those with comorbid medical conditions.
Interventions that target linear growth in childhood such as those aimed at combating malnutrition may not provide concurrent benefits in neurodevelopment.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may reduce the incidence of insomnia symptoms in adolescents, according to study data presented at the 2019 World Sleep Congress.
Adult exposure to economic hardship results in worse aging outcomes in midlife, including reduced physical and cognitive capabilities and higher levels of certain inflammatory markers.
Compared with adults without cerebral palsy, adults with cerebral palsy had higher age-standardized prevalence of mental health disorders, including anxiety and mood affective disorders.
Patients with Alzheimer disease who participated in elastic resistance exercises showed changes in depressive symptoms, muscle function, and muscle mass.
The risk factors for tardive dyskinesia in patients taking antipsychotics include age, comorbid diagnoses, and high medication dosages.
This case study illustrates that severe proximal myopathy can be secondary to hypothyroidism. It also emphasizes the importance of measuring thyroid function in patients with proximal weakness, myalgia, and a significantly raised creatine kinase.
Variation in autism spectrum disorder occurrence may be due to genetic influences, rather than maternal or environmental effects.
Current guidelines include recommendations on how to prescribe methylphenidate, but lack of recommendations regarding the long-term use of the drug.
In neonates, having a first-degree relative with autism spectrum disorder was associated with higher levels of dysmaturation of interconnected regions that process higher-order social information.
Risk of autism spectrum disorder with and without intellectual disability increases with prenatal and infant exposure to several common ambient pesticides.
Investigators analyzed the clinical, psychological, and cognitive factors that affect perceived and cognitive performance fatigability in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Investigators identified the differentiated features of callosal lesions on magnetic resonance imaging in patients with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
A wearable digital behavioral intervention is associated with improvements in emotional recognition and facial engagement in children with autism spectrum disorders.