The increasing volume of children with mental health conditions across all acute care settings highlights the need for ED providers to be familiar with the most common mental health presentations in the pediatric population to effectively engage with and provide proper care for and disposition to this at-risk population.
This randomized clinical trial involving more than 18,000 nondepressed adults at baseline and followed for five years concludes that supplementation with vitamin D3 (vs. placebo) is not associated with a decrease in symptoms of depression.
This study tracked measures of quality of life and psychosocial functioning in patients participating in a randomized clinical trial with the goal of reducing symptoms of obesity and depression. The authors found that both quality of life and psychosocial functioning significantly increased at six months compared to patients with “care as usual,” but not at 12 months.
The authors of a new paper noted the reasons why women decide to undergo an abortion include many mental health risk factors, such as poverty, lack of social supports, domestic violence, rape, incest, pre-existing mental illness, and lack of education. But post-abortion, women’s mental health status does not deteriorate, although stress levels might increase if they experience barriers in obtaining the abortion.
A bill to provide resources and programs to improve mental health and prevent healthcare worker suicide has been introduced in Congress with bipartisan support. The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act addresses longstanding mental health woes in healthcare that have been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic.
New research on nurse suicide that included meticulous reviews of death records and other materials revealed nurses who leave the profession because of substance use, mental health issues, or chronic pain are at risk for suicide.
Twenty-five women with perinatal attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder were followed prospectively during pregnancy for changes in anxiety, depression, perceived stress, and functional impairment. Statistically significant differences in mood and functional impairment in the family domain were found in those who discontinued their psychostimulant.
It may help case managers identify obstacles and problems for patients who are serving or have served in the military if they view this service as a social determinant of health, a researcher suggests. Veterans struggle with many of the same social determinants of health as non-veterans, including housing instability, gambling, substance use, depression, food insecurity, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
More than half of the 8 million depression-related provider visits in the United States occur in a primary care setting. The primary care provider is the most likely practitioner responsible for the detection and management of the disorder.